Don't you just hate it when something catches your foot and you almost lose your shoe?
Friday, July 24, 2015
I was at Disneyland recently and got inspired to draw the Disney Princesses as everyday girls at the park. I hope I end up having time to do these as it was a lot of fun, but we'll see. I always have more ideas than time to execute them. Anyhow here's Snow White to start it off! Happy Friday!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
There's still one week left to apply for the MOTIVARTI program to be partnered with a professional art mentor for 10 weeks. What most of you probably don't know about me is that I became an artist AFTER having already gone to college to study Molecular Biology in order to become a researcher.
When I made the decision to switch careers, it was back at a time when the available resources to help someone like me who knew nothing about art or the industry were limited only to extension classes at established schools. So it's always been a goal of mine to help potential artists who might not otherwise have access to the best resources. So far everyone who has emailed me for artistic and professional advice has been very professional and courteous with how they've done it, so I'm happy to continue doing so. Please pass this along to anyone you feel might benefit :)
Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
So I just found out about the British show "Luther" a few months ago and finally got around to watching it recently (it's not very long, 3 'seasons' with 6 episodes each). I can't recommend it enough, and while watching I couldn't help but feel like it was borrowing heavily from the dynamics of the Batman mythology. It might just be that I have superheroes on the brain all the time, but whether it was or wasn't doesn't really matter as it's a GREAT show. Watch it!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I'm excited to announce I'll be joining MOTIVARTI as a Mentor for their Fall 2015 schedule. It's an art-based organization designed to connect aspiring artists with industry professionals through a 10-week mentorship that is structured around the individual mentees. The application process will run from June 29th - July 16th and the mentorship will take place from Sept 6th - Nov 14th. I'll be posting more about this especially since this is something I'm really excited to be doing as someone who switched from a career in Molecular Biology to Art. Thanks to technology like Skype anyone anywhere in the world can apply too. If you're interested check out their website for more info
Saturday, June 20, 2015
I'm not a father, at least not that I know of, but this first (of two) Father's Day illustration was inspired by a moment I experienced about a year or so ago. I was coming home late after one of those long and draining days at work. You know, the kind that are so mentally exhausting that they also drain you physically and all you want to do is lie down and do nothing?
Well as I was about to unlock my front door I had a moment for some random reason where I thought to myself - 'Oh my god, if I had to come home to a family right now and help my kid with their homework, give them a bath and put them to sleep, I just don't know how I'd be able to do it.' Usually I come home and do some art, but I didn't even want to do that and I LOVE art! It was then that I felt like I got a small glimpse into what it's like to be a father which led me to illustrate this one page comic. So this goes out to all the great papa bears out there who go to a grueling job day in and day out and still have enough for their kid(s) at the end of the day.
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Remembering the past. Today's the anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of occupied France during World War II. It was also brought to life in the opening of "Saving Private Ryan." What's so interesting to me about history is that it took place on ground that is now more often than not quiet and peaceful, leaving only those who survived it to ensure that it will be remembered for generations to come.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
I've been enjoying my new teaching gig with CGMA so far and it seems like so have my students. I've always felt like my previous career in biological research enabled me to analyze and break down art in a way that lets people really understand it so I'm glad it's helping others. It kinda makes me want to teach more and be like a scientific artist Bob Ross haha. Anyhow here's some demos I did when I taught design and visual development at the LA Academy of Figurative Art guest starring my favorite man in tights :)