Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tucker...best dog ever!



I struggled painting Tucker, my dog, in his natural orange/tan color.  I decided to re-do and stick with the black and white photo coloring.  Lesson learned?  Don't be afraid to re-do.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Beagle

I love drawing my beagle! Bagel is actually my daughter's dog.  This painting caught me by surprise. I painted over an old painting.  You can still see the yellow stain.  Then I sketched a picture of a beagle from a book cover.  Then I started painting.  Everything just flowed!  I was so happy when I finished.  My best one yet!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Illustration Friday: Double


Hello, wonderful artistic people! Here's a sketch from Dr. Sketchy's last July 18. Not going to miss the month with no post, no siree.
Miss you all!

Enjoyed my first comic-con experience last weekend at San Diego. The highlight was seeing Stan Lee and watching a documentary about this legendary creator of super heroes. He was so personable and still witty at 85. Such an amazing individual, he's a hero himself!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Illustration Friday: Ripple

Got some drawing pointers from professional artist boyfriend Chris Meesey.

Aloha! This is Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background. :)

Still very much in love with art... just been busy with car trouble, mini-vacation, then back to hectic work schedule with the new job, and what not. I know I missed out a lot and hopefully I can keep up again.

Mahalo!







Sunday, May 16, 2010

Legendary Jimi Hendrix





















I have been drawing Hendrix, but couldn't post any because I just couldn't capture his looks. He sure knows how to use his equipment. Check out Damion Dunn's mind-blowing version: http://damion009.blogspot.com/

Sorry if this cellphone picture isn't so clear... USB from scanner is missing.

I hope that everyone is having a great time! Can't wait to see your artwork!!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

What a pal!

http://melissakojima.blogspot.com/2010/04/love-to-ladies-portraits-of-my-gal-pals.html



Please check out Melissa Kojima's blog. She's an artist in LA. So talented! Take a look at the portrait she made of me. Isn't she wonderful?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Illustration Friday: Expired


I'm back!
A quick one. Yawn. I'm about to expire for the day myself.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm Back!

I missed posting and hearing from my blog friends!

My darn computer crashed and so I had no access to a scanner. On top of that, I started with my new job. I'm now the proud Library Manager of the busiest and biggest branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Yay!!!

Of course, my first project is to put an art display. Here's Meesimo and his caricature artwork. I am fortunate to have made a few artists friends in LA (thanks to Facebook and sketch groups). I can't wait to see other artists' artwork on future display at the library.

Hope all is well for all of you creative people! Can't wait to check out your blog. :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Illustration Friday: Perspective











Goodness! Sorry for not posting for awhile there. I miss hearing from you talented people. Blame my computer full of viruses and my scanner which stopped working. Sigh.

Here's a simple drawing. I got inspiration from Damion Dunn.

Hope you are all staying awesome!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Illustration Friday: Focused





This is the look I get from Bagel when I'm eating. He's really focused.

Hello, everyone! Wow, January just zoomed by.
I hope you all are having a great time!

Thanks for your visit and I can't wait to see what artwork you posted. :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Priscilla's Cafe in Burbank, California


Here's the only sketch I made while hanging out with some of the most talented caricature artists... not to mention coolest. ;)

Check out the work of Chris Meesey alias Meesimo, Sam and Damion Dunn.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Wilderness


I actually painted this the day after the IF theme announcement last week. I'm just posting it now because I wanted to enhance it which, of course, never happened. Where does time goes?

But good to have you visit. I sure appreciate!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Illustration Friday: Confined


I had several ideas but not the time to do them. But no way I would miss a submission to IF.

So I did a quick one and played with the scanner to make it look "cool". I see this girl as me... the little girl in me who likes to disappear once in a while. Maybe I never had enough of playing "Hide and Seek" as a kid. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Illustration Friday: Renewal


Renewal is being on vacation and taking a bath!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pioneer

Last minute idea to add a bonnet and make this self-portrait of a young me as a pioneer.

Explanation: Somehow I can relate. As an immigrant, there was a lot of opportunity for me to venture, explore, and be "the first".

But then again, I've always been one to do her thing her own way, be different from everybody else or what's expected, have her own voice. The story of my life... or the artist in me?

Happy 2010 everyone! Let's make it a great year!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas

I was fascinated by this book I found that was color by number which got popular in the '60's. So I tried to replicate the idea using Bagel. I did this tonight and now my back hurts! Anyways, Happy Holidays to you all!


Oh, I will use this as my entry to Illustration Friday for Undone. Just take a look at his white nostrils... Hehehe! I need to paint it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Illustration Friday: Hatch

A quick watercolor of a cute baby Bagel! Awww...
I went to a gallery today and got inspired to create hip, cool imageries. My head will explode just thinking about it. One step at a time, right?
Thanks for your visit and comments!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Illustration Friday: Crunchy



Nothing exciting here. Just some delicious, crunchy, yet juicy crabs!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Illustration Friday: Entangled


"Someday my prince will come"... inpired by a friend's drawing. :)
Sorry for the poor quality due to no access to my pc and scanner! Thanks for your comments!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Illustration Friday: Music



Great topic! Unfortunately, my computer kept crashing and with Thanksgiving, I haven't the time to make a completed entry. Here are a few musicians I can't imagine without. Enjoy and hope everyone is having a nice Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


I feel bad for not posting much this month. I've been so busy with stuff, equally fun!



I did this tonight. I will need to fix it up more, but I'll go ahead and post it just in case Thanksgiving sneaks up on me. Gobble up!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Illustration FRiday: Unbalanced

Sorry, I've been so busy, I couldn't balance my art hobby with other fun stuff!

One idea that came to mind for this topic was California's octomom. Her pregnant would be the epitome of unbalanced, physically and mentally. But I refuse to draw her and waste effort on her notoriety!

So, this is a sketch from last Friday's Dr. Sketchy's. I figured that if you were to run into this lady on the street, with her umbrella and goggles now that it's wintry, you might just think she's a little off... She's cool to sketch though.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Madonna


Sorry, I'm not exactly a big fan though I admire her longevity in the music world. Just wanted to sketch someone famous. I really enjoy drawing faces!

Monday, October 26, 2009