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Illustration Friday : Toy

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in illustration friday, New art work | 2 Comments

My submission for this week’s suggestion. Don’t really have time to do a proper drawing, so this is just a sketch. I basically drew one of my teddy bears, but didn’t use use any reference material for the kids. I’ll need to replace the clothings of the kids with less generic looking stuff, but you […]

Preparing for Mocca

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in News | No Comments

Won’t be able to update the blog as much for the next week or so. I have a table at Mocca fest ! This is the first such event I’ve ever attended, and the first time I’ll be selling my artwork. I’m trying to get as much done before April 9, assembling mini comics, printing […]

Animal Essence: the art of Joe Weatherly

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

A few years ago, I think it was when I was working on a book about elephants, I realized that I actually didn’t really know how to draw animals. Sure, I can copy from photos, but I didn’ t understand the underlying anatomy of what I was drawing. Imagine my surprise when I found out […]

Figure drawing: reclining male nude

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in figure drawing, Sketches | No Comments

I’m not submitting anything for Illustration Friday this week. I’m busy working on other things, getting ready for the Mocca fest most importantly. I may not be contributing pieces to ilustration for a few weeks…unless the suggestions really inspire me. Instead, this week I’m offering up some sketches I did last Monday. It was a […]

The Hallowed Seam

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

James Jean is an illustrator, most famous for his work on Fables. Since I rarely read American comics, I actually learned about him through one of my teachers at SVA, Stephen Gaffney, who teaches figure drawing. Interestingly, James Jean’s figure drawings do remind me of Stephen Gaffney’s figure drawings, but I digress… This book (248 […]

Illustration Friday : Warning

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in illustration friday, New art work | No Comments

I like the distortions that happen with fish eye lenses and I wanted to do something in that vein. It’s too bad I can’t seem to find nformation on how to draw “distorted” perspective correctly. I think in a perspective course I took, the teacher mentioned something about 4 point perspective, which according to another […]

The drawings of Heinrich Kley

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

This is a big book, 128 pages full of sketches from this relatively obscure but talented artist. Heinrich Kley was a mostly a commercial artist, which explains why he’s not as well-known as Van Gogh (for example). The drawings in this book are mostly political cartoons he drew for a German newspaper. All of the […]

Illustration Friday : Swarm

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in illustration friday, New art work | One Comment

About a year ago I saw amazing wildlife footage of gannets fishing sardines underwater. (Seriously check it out! It also has sharks, dolphins, and a whale! It’s the most awesome wildlife footage ever!)It’s somewhat surreal to see birds “flying” in the sea. I’ve been wanting to draw something inspired from that video for a long […]

The Sketchbook Project

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Exhibitions, inspiration | No Comments

I went to the Brooklyn Art Library this weekend to look at the traveling exhibit “the Sketchbook Project“. Somebody suggested it to me, so I managed to go before it left for the next city. Going into the Art Library, I was a bit confused with their setup. You have to sign up on their […]

Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

Although I don’t really do portraiture or work in charcoal, the artwork in this book is amazing. There are artists who are good, and then there are artists who are really good. John Singer Sargent is definitely an artist above all others. Looking at all his portraits, you get an idea of the character the […]