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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Gallery piece!

Hello Peeps! 
Suanita's Little Gallery is presenting MUNSTERS vs ADDAMS!! This is an online show with works from would wide artists inspired by both TV shows. The opening date is October 8th, 2012 at:
so mark your calendars!

This is the piece I created for the show. Titled: "Pure Love".  I honestly cannot think of another TV couple more in love than Morticia and Gomez. This time I chose to use Charcoal and Acrylic on Watercolor paper, I want it to have that old school poster feel to it. 

I also took a chance and tired a new method that created the crumbled paper texture for the background. The trick is to use ceramic wrap! After I painted the red background I waited till its half dry (if its too wet the paint will just bleed everywhere), and gently place the ceramic warp on top, then I quickly pinched and pulled here and there to get a pattern I liked. I let it sit for another 15 mins before pulling the ceramic wrap off, letting the paint take shape as well as seep into the paper more. Don't let the wrap stay too long or I'm afraid the paint will seal it to the paper when it completely dries.
And there you have it, enjoy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stanley Tails of Love is completed!

I've finally completed my lastest book, "Stanley's Tails of love" last week! The artwork has been sent to the printers and it should be published sometime next year! Can't wait! I had a lot of fun with this project. Tried a few new techniques and really pushed myself use time more resourcefully. For example, I'll try to paint spots with similar elements at the same time, so that I will not need to remix the same colors from scratch again and again. 

This book is about a sweet young Golden Retriever named Stanley going on his 1st adventure as a volunteer! "Stanley Tails of Love" introduces kids to the concept of volunteering, as well as promoting adoption to help many animals in need. To find out more about this book and its case, please visit their website : www.stanleystailsoflove.com 

With the permission of the wonderful author Lori Schneider, 
here are the cover and a few interior pages as a teaser! Enjoy ;)

Once again, I'm sorry I haven't been updating much, I'm just not that great with blogging! Though I have been insanely busy lately: 2 freelance projects (one just completed),  2 part-time teaching jobs,  small painting for a gallery and APE preparation...... 
"When it rains, it pours" That phrase has been true time and time again.

And whats that? APE? YES, you heard right, the Alternative Press Expo is right around the corner. A few friends and I Arthur LinLois WangYuki Yamagata will be there! Come Stop by tables 607 and 608, under our new name "Honey Honey"