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 […]
Finally, I made a tiny progress with Porcupette’s journey. Is there an order? Does the image come before the story? Or the other way around? I have been trying to get the story right for a long time, thereby neglecting the image. Last week I just had to go for it. I worked on the […]
The weather gets colder and I am reminded it’s time to keep in touch with friends and family, far and near. I like to make little notecards to send out over the holidays. This year I stuck with Porcupette Piddy + Honey the Cat, who I’m obviously still kind of attached to. I came up […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]