Sunday, November 25, 2007

Red Wolf Hood progress

Went to Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera's dragon sketches show today for the launch of their new Dragon Sketches book and it was awesome! Lots of great originals on display and this new book is for sure now their best book out yet. The show is at Labyrinth so go check it out if you haven't already.

Here are some photos of progress shots of my painting in progress...probably will use it for grad show..if it ends up turning out nicely.

I also want to mention today about some quotes my friend jinny posted on her can check them out "here" For the most part, they are quotes with lots of wisdom, its always inspiring to see them. I also want to note about the michelangelo story she mentioned...its very interesting because many of us start doing art late some people compare themselves with young artists whom they think draws or paints better than them...then they start thinking they are not good enough or they won't make it..etc etc. Personally I think it doesn't matter when u start doing art. All you need to know is if you like it..then do it...its never too late to start. I've met a few artists in the past who started drawing and painting when they were 30s or 50s...and with hard work they soon became strong artists. Hard work over talent always.

A few years ago when I was tutoring little children in art, i came across a lady who was around 50 years old and suddenly realized she really wanted to learn...she told me that she never had the chance because she was married early and then had children. There was just too many responsibilities in the house with her crappy job on the side...taking alll of her time away. Finally now, her children are grown up and she has freetime she can finally do something she love, art.

Personally, I have been doing it when I was pretty young. But in my early days, elementary...and most of highschool...i also spent a lot of time on playing games, doing nothing every day, ICQing, and so on...lots of time wasted where i could be doing art. I think back now and there are always regrets. But then i think, ok what if all my time now...I make good use of it? What if i draw 10 hrs a day now? What if i just take a few hours every day and just draw what i draw, then i will never regret about this time. What matters is now, not what will happen with ur art in the future...or what happened in the past. In the end its all about how much u love doing what you do. I truly believe that anyone who has the passion to work hard in something, one day, there will be something rewarding to come.

Sheridan Art Jam 2007

Went to the Sheridan Art Jam on friday night...stayed for the whole thing from start to finish. Time flies when u're painting! Drinks, music, paint, food, unlimited canvuses. Super awesome event and great turn out. There were lots of things to paint on..paints and palettes were supplied........lots of was cool can it be. haha

There were also lots of industry professional guests like gary taxali, anita kunz, jon todd, etc. lots of the illustration faculty like joe morse, kathryn adams, thom sevalrud, marco cibola, the list goes on...
I hope there will be another one next semester...can't wait for that to happen.

Here are some photos i took of the event!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nicoletta Ceccoli's show at the Magic Pony

Went to the Nicoletta Ceccoli art show at the magic pony with a few friends recently..and it was...awesome! A must see, i think..we were all very impressed with the rendering of the paintings and the details of each piece...very impressive.

Its crazy also how everything was done in acrylics...and was so smooth..without any noticeable brushstrokes...unbelievable.

Here are some photos I took at the show, go check it out if you're in the area. heres the website for more info

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Collage Sketches

In business lecture today, Kathryn Adams talked about the importance of updating blogs on a very regular basis....and we really should update 3-5 times a week or it would be a lot less effective. o_O
Guess I really should start updating more, we'll see how that goes.

Heres a little sketch for today. Pen, Ink and Pencil on brown paper.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Little Red Wolf Hood Sketch

Heres a sketch i finished and got approved by Harvey..gonna try to paint this with oils on wood i think as he suggested. Hopefully it turns out good so i can use this piece maybe for my year end show. Hmm and still need some ideas for decorative patterns in this piece..

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nostalgic Bus Stop

Been very very busy. Heres something new i did..if anyone remembers the classic totoro scene..This is inspired by it. This is a painting i am working on for Visual Narrative for Blair..its about my childhood dream. haha. Gonna be a fun piece to is the rough sketch and the first tonal, still need to work on lighting a bit more.

Hopefully i can finish this soon and post up the final.