I’ve been sketching this thing for like 2 weeks now, and I didn’t like anything I sketched enough to color block it in. Maybe it’s the pressure of the approaching deadline, but I think I’m finally ready to paint in gouache. I’m giving myself 10 hours.. uhh.. yah. We’ll see. For the Animystics show at Light Grey Art Lab! :D Everyone picks a spirit animal (based on myth, made-up, anything goes) and writes a background story about it. Special abilities, powers, etc. 

My animal is a wolf-tengu, inspired by my own dog, Hana. I wanted to do especially well on this show because part (or all) of the proceeds from the sales will go towards an animal shelter!! (I picked a no kill dog-rescue in the area) Totally in-line with all that I love. Right after my own heart!
(The finished piece will probably look different from this, as it’s just a quick color block.)

I’ve been sketching this thing for like 2 weeks now, and I didn’t like anything I sketched enough to color block it in. Maybe it’s the pressure of the approaching deadline, but I think I’m finally ready to paint in gouache. I’m giving myself 10 hours.. uhh.. yah. We’ll see. For the Animystics show at Light Grey Art Lab! :D Everyone picks a spirit animal (based on myth, made-up, anything goes) and writes a background story about it. Special abilities, powers, etc. 

My animal is a wolf-tengu, inspired by my own dog, Hana. I wanted to do especially well on this show because part (or all) of the proceeds from the sales will go towards an animal shelter!! (I picked a no kill dog-rescue in the area) Totally in-line with all that I love. Right after my own heart!

(The finished piece will probably look different from this, as it’s just a quick color block.)

This is what I’ve been working on for the past 20 hours. Mixed media gouache and glue. 
I can’t believe I pulled this off in less than 24 painting hours! (20 to be exact) It’s sitting in its’ shadow box nice and cozy, ready to be shipped off to LA tomorrow in time for Qpopshop’s Sailormoon show! If you’re in the area, they’re located in Little Tokyo. The talent roster is ridic so it’s def worth going if you can. (Hopefully it arrives in one piece. D:)

This is what I’ve been working on for the past 20 hours. Mixed media gouache and glue. 

I can’t believe I pulled this off in less than 24 painting hours! (20 to be exact) It’s sitting in its’ shadow box nice and cozy, ready to be shipped off to LA tomorrow in time for Qpopshop’s Sailormoon show! If you’re in the area, they’re located in Little Tokyo. The talent roster is ridic so it’s def worth going if you can. (Hopefully it arrives in one piece. D:)

STEP 1: colour block and sketch simple composition for last min thingamajig on photoshop and figure out how I’m going to tackle this traditionally in gouache and perhaps some other “special” touches. I’m not good at all this planning. I’m usually impulsive (and impatient) so I tend to just GO for it.. so while I love painting with real paints, it’s a real challenge for me to actually slow down and plan rationally. (We’ll see how it goes tomorrow)side note: she wasn’t so geometric, but I wanted to quickly find my colours so I vectored the whole thing (yes, that’s quicker and easier for me) but the geometric look is kinda cool beans. LA LA LA

STEP 1: colour block and sketch simple composition for last min thingamajig on photoshop and figure out how I’m going to tackle this traditionally in gouache and perhaps some other “special” touches. 
I’m not good at all this planning. I’m usually impulsive (and impatient) so I tend to just GO for it.. so while I love painting with real paints, it’s a real challenge for me to actually slow down and plan rationally. 
(We’ll see how it goes tomorrow)
side note: she wasn’t so geometric, but I wanted to quickly find my colours so I vectored the whole thing (yes, that’s quicker and easier for me) but the geometric look is kinda cool beans. LA LA LA

Anonymous asked:

wowowowow flawless art :o quick question - what kind of studies did you do to get facial proportions down? other than observing from life and such. it's just hard to get a good 3d notion of faces sometimes :P

I sometimes study the faces of drawings from other illustrators. Because the way they interpret and simplify faces is different from mine, I can learn a lot from them as well.