Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My influences of Illustrators

There are a lot of artists have influenced and wowed me past few years. Each artists have blessed me with educations, imaginations, knowledge, understanding and big bang my magical world from conventions, comic forum and comic books I read. I narrow down to four of categories are Illustrators, Comic Book Artists, Michigan Artists and The Most Influenced.

Starts with Cartoonist, here are six cartoonists who influenced me.
  1. Luigi Lucarelli, I really love his cartoon style, I going to learns a lot from him and put my works into my graphic novel. So checking out his blog at Load Universe Into Cannon, Aim At Brain, Fire.
  2. Dave Kellett, I enjoying his daily webcomic strip called "Sheldon" and always make laugh.
  3. Ben Hatke, I discovered Ben about year ago from book that's my brought home from her school library and called "Zita the Spacegirl,"  I enjoy the book and artworks are amazing.  I really likes his Robot mini comic strip series at his blog Art & Adventure. Go there and checking them out...
  4.  Les McClaine, webcomic "Tune," Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I recently discover this webcomic couple months ago. I really enjoy it the storyline and artwork.
  5. Ben Caldwell, I discovered Ben while back from his how to draw book Fantasy Cartoon, it was awesome and learns a lot from the book. His website Action Cartooning
Stay tune for next category is Comic Book Artists...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Gotta love Transformers!  I remember used to watch cartoon Transformers from 1980s and same to my wife too. Good times....

Recently our almost three years old son, Gabe loves Transformers really bad as Pixar movie Cars. It's drive my wife crazy through the roof while I at work full job. She really glad done watching Cars and Cars 2 for two months straight. Especially my daughter gets sick of tired watch them almost every single day when she gets home from school.

We routine first movie The Transformers, next day second movie Revenage of the Fallen and day after third movie Dark of the Moon. We trying have him to watch no more twice a day and skip few scenes to not let him watch.  We're good parents...  Best part from overall, he says "Thank you" when movie ended.

Here is a quick sketch of Bumblebee Head without use any references from internet, came out my head and done in ten minutes. Not too bad...  I wish have more free time to draw whole body, not at work and will do it at home when I have time someday.

Show him drawing last night and he loves it. He wants me to frame when I have a chance and hang on wall in his room.

There is a Bumblebee toy my wife brought for him that's he earned be very good boy while they food shopping last Friday. Since then he brought with him to bed and sleeps with it.

Don't asks why he wears bandage tape across on his forehead.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Be Strong & Courageous

I believe that I haven't post this watercolor painting yet. I did this for friend to help her be strong and courageous from her past.
Be Strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with whenever you go. Joshua 1:9

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jim Henson's Tale of Sand

Do you remember watch Fraggie Rock or The Dark Crystal or The Muppet Movie, the man behinds all incredible tv/movies and that is Jim Henson. He was brilliant, genius and very imaginations. Also he is one of my personal favorite people in top five people who influence me into art and imagination.
Finally gets my hand on this graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand that everyone talked about it past several weeks at Facebook and Twitter. I heard a lot of very good feedback and reviews.
 Tale of Sand was originally a screenplay for a Jim Henson movie that, but never got made. Screenplay has sat in the Henson archives, gathering dust and until now. Archaia Entertainment has teamed up with Henson Co and his daughter Lisa to bring the screenplay to life as a graphic novel.
Tale of Sand is a story about a man who goes on a journey in the desert of the American southwest for unknown reason. There are a lot of don’t seem of make a whole lot of sense – part parody, part comedy and it’s a book that makes you think and make you look at graphic novels. That’s my kind book…
I could not put this book down for hours, enjoying every single page of incredible details of artwork done by Ramon Perez and he done really very well. It’s a must own for any fan of graphic literature. I highly recommend checking it out this book and you won’t disappointment.  I gives this book thumb up and 10 of 10.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Picasso & Disney

Every child is an artist.
Pablo Picasso

Around here, however we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curousity. Keep leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

Those two people Picasso & Disney are my favorite artist who they inspiring me into art, always enjoying every single second touch pencil to draw and brush to paint.

Life is Good.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Portable Drawing Board

I always carry my portable drawing board with me while we travel to likes camping, week finishing trip and many other places. Portable drawing board is my best friend and very helpful to draw easy anywhere outside of my studio. I added bunch of stickers onto back of drawing board throughout past five years to makes look cooler than boring nothing on it. Recently added to board is "Earth" symbol from my most personal favorite tv show Stargate SG1.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nothing new...

Nothing new this week because I been really busy between work & home once again and not much free time at home. I'll post a lot of new works coming up this Tuesday. Stay tune....

Saturday, March 3, 2012

So close....

It was so close to reach 500 pageviews for month of February. Only 14 more to go hit 500, I'll wait to see how this month goes and I'm very amazing that my blog have been growing a lot since started end of March 2011.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fox with Moon

Watercolor painting of Fox with Moon.
9" x 9" 140 lbs cold press acid free watercolor paper with watercolor paint and Sharpie pen for outline and border.

And listed in my store at Esty

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watercolor Tree

I painting a lot of tree lately because it's fun to paint and makes me feels very relaxing.

Also it's up for sale at my Esty Store...