Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oils back in Effect

Been working with some traditional Oils Painting again the last few days between projects. I have a lot of pieces scheduled in the next months. Will be updating on the progression throughout. Here's one for now, before going into the 'color' stage.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Familiars - "Secrets of the Crown" Released!

Recently the new children's novel that I have been busy with drawing and painting late 2010 to Early 2011, has been released now.

You can purchase a copy of it either in your local Chapters, Indigo, Borders, or Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

On, you can purchase it as a hardcover book or an e-book on kindle.

After illustrating the first book, the adventure continues in book two of 'The Familiars - Secrets of the Crown'. The book will be a continuation of the first book.

When human magic disappears suddenly from Vastia, it falls on the familiars, Aldwyn the telekinetic cat, Skylar the know-it-all blue, jay, and Gilbert the gullible tree frog--to find the Crown of the Snow Leopard, an ancient relic that can reverse the curse. They learn that the only way to do this is by following in the purple paw prints of Aldwyn's father, who'd gone missing while searching for the Crown years earlier. This magical spirit trail extends into the Beyond, where our heroes encounter new enemies and danger, while Aldwyn learns about his mysterious past.

Full of high-flying adventure and heartwarming friendships, SECRETS OF THE CROWN shows how great it is to be familiar with The Familiars!

Here are a selected few illustrations that I worked on - all of them were done traditionally, in total I have completed about 20 illustrations for the book:

Follow @the_familiars on twitter for more future updates on the series.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Upcoming Group Show - "LEGEND": Key to Reading SubKaru

Opening this Wednesday, I will be part of a group show in Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden in New York.

Here is the show card:


The show will be available to see from September 14 to November 19, 2011.
Opening Reception: September 17th, 1pm - 3pm

Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Road, North Salem
NY 10560

Admission to Museum:
Free for members and children under 12
Non-member Adult $5, Seniors $4

Here is a sneak peak of the piece I have displayed there, I will be posting more information on this piece and the story that comes with it later...

Teaser image - "Freedom Swing"

Special thanks to Mana, Noa, Don, and Nasa for having me as part of this show!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New New Things Are Coming

Alright, first off, for those of you who noticed some of the missing images from older blog post...heres the thing.

When I joined google+, for some reason there was an album in my account. I thought it was google plus automatically putting some photos they gathered up in my google+ profile.

So since I didn't want some of those old images to appear in my google+ profile ( I was thinking just like facebook profile), I deleted that album.

Little did I know, it was connected to my Blogger too, which i thought was a bit stupid.. but either way, it is gone now. I tried my best to recover as many images to my blog as possible from my PC.

Looks like I will just have to move on and upload more new images and new blog post and get rid of the old ones eventually.

Thats what happens just have to move forward.

This week, there is a lot to update on, I have a new groups how opening in a museum in New York, a new book out, and a few other work in progress things.

Stay tuned, hope you all had a great summer. Autumn is coming, so enjoy that, too.

P.S. For the blog images sacrifices, here is my google+ profile, lets add each other.