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Botanicals

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Yesterday, I had a mini-sketch session at the Botanical Garden. I tried to use the magical-looking botanicals:     Near the end of sketch-time, we finally ventured into a cactus area. One of the plants that I sketched was tall and amazing. I couldn’t really capture how its body seemed to be dancing. The other giant […]

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Porcupine and Cat

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For Rebecca’s graduation, I made her a card with some imagined characters: Porcupine and Cat. Unfortunately, I did not scan the image before giving it to her, so I had to re-draw it for Picture Book Club. The illustration was inspired by the time when Rebecca, Babacar and I went to the #1 highlight in […]

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Field of Elephants

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This is my present work-in-progress. I like how this has a simple palette (which is good because I feel like there’s a lot of stuff going on otherwise). There is a sense of tranquility. At the same time, emphasis is on the main character. Part of me likes it as it is. …But part of me […]

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Bubble Battle at the Palace Wall

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This is my color rendition of the Bubble Battle scene of the chess story. Although it’s slightly more refined, it also feels less loose and more cartoon-y. It’s definitely inconsistent w/the prior drawings. Struggling w/the palette again. I roughly designed the color in photoshop w/the line drawing. But in the execution, I had a hard […]

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Hide & Seek

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Also one of the first color illustrations completed for Kristine’s class. It’s the result of a very deliberate attempt to limit my color palette. Color has always been my issue so I basically found a palette that I liked and stuck to it.

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Horses in the Desert

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My first color illustration done for Kristine’s class. The rendering of the girl is still very “1.0” -ish. I need to figure out how to render her and do it consistently. Again color was a huge hurdle for me. I tried to introduce another color (red) into the overall palette. Might need to revisit the […]