Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chinese lions!

Chinese New Year is coming up and today Juan and I were able to go to Yee's Martial Arts where my brother and sister were practicing lion dancing. Their studio is going to be performing in the parade in San Francisco and it was really neat to see them prepare for it. I give them extreme credit for what they looks so hard! Here are some of my sketches.
Different lion heads

Drum player

West Coast lion dancer. He had cool hair.

Two girls practicing their shoulder stacking

More Practice

My sister hiding in a lion head

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beach girl

The weather has been so warm this past week..being January it's quite deceiving.
It feels like beach time! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A present for me!

At the Sketchcrawl, I noticed that a really popular sketchbook was the Fabriano Classic Artists Journal.The pages are so nice and perfect for ink and watercolor too.
I couldn't stop talking about it to Juan and today he surprised me with one! :)
Although I am really happy I have the sketchbook, I loved the wrapping paper even more. Check it out:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

First Sketch Crawl 2009

Yesterday I participated in my first SketchCrawl! The weather was fantastic..a perfect day to draw outside. I had an amazing time and met some very cool people and talented artists. I have not drawn from life in a while so it took me some time to get used to it again. Here are some of my sketches from the crawl.

We started off at Golden Gate park around the carousel and children's park..there were so many kids and families to draw.

We walked a ton and tried to find new areas to draw..through the Haight,stumbled across a basketball court..but we made our way to this place know as "hippie hill" for the rest of the day. In all my years of living in the bay area I had never been there.
It's def something to see...huge group of people in a circle playing drums together, girls doing hula hoops,people playing hacky sac..there was even some guy who dug a hole in the ground and was attempting to make his own course and play golf.

Around 4:30 everyone met up at the De Young museum to share sketchbooks and hang out for a bit.
I had a great day and will definitely make an effort to participate in the sketchcrawls to come!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More concepts for my Cirque animation

Here is a sketch of a ballerina on the tight rope

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!


10 min photoshop sketch!

Here is my first post of the year..just a couple of quick sketches.
2008 flew by but it was great..newly graduated, I got a job as an animator at a fun, toy company working with great people, I turned 23 which is my favorite number!,I have the most wonderful boyfriend in the world, I started a blog,and met some fantastic artists and friends!
I have many resolutions this year...and I intend to fulfill all of them! One that pertains to this art blog is to become a better artist! That being said, I will try to draw something everyday even if it's a quick little sketch..just so I don't let myself go rusty. 2008 was great but 2009 shall be an even more fabulous year! :)

p.s. If you haven't seen the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, PLEASE GO SEE IT! It is one of my favorite,heart-warming movies and I truly believe it will make everyone happier and appreciate life more. :) It is a great film.