Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Flower For C.T. Creative Tuesdays

Here's my Creative Tuesdays Entry for Flower, the theme of this week.  I painted it late last night, after being inspired from experimenting using graphite and watercolor together at a figure drawing session.  These flowers are all watercolor, Blocx pan watercolors to be exact.

I think it's kind of morphed into an odd bouquet on its own (which is actually the theme for our next challenge), as my original idea was to sort of have a single Koala popping out of a rose, but I wanted to then do other flowers surrounding the first flower.  It sort of now looks like a strange but fun flower arrangement, meant to look like a Koala.  My favorite toy is named Fuzzles the Koala, and this looks like a Fuzzle Flower.

In very important news, Mister Toast and Alex (two of the great artists behind Creative Tuesdays) have a GoFundMe page that I encourage people to check out and donate to.  Alex's brother has had some terrible, tragic circumstances, and deserves for things to go up/could really use the help:

http://www.gofundme.com/garyslifeboat

I myself am going to make sure I donate, as well as read everyone else's flower posts, I am hoping tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday.  I'm running out of w ork right now and will not be back on the computer, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw that link in hopes that they can give something or spread the word.

As far as C.T. goes, you can post your flower creation up until Midnight tonight.  Head on over to the link below:

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/2015/03/flower-sign-up-here.html

Sending everyone good vibes, hugs, and good wishes on this Saint Patrick's Day.

-D.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Latest #wip post of current projects and comics (with an initial release at L.B. Zine Fest)


Hello, All!

This is a quick post to go over some current #wip pieces.  Well, they're more than #wips as they have largely already been finished, but, they are new releases self-publish or card or comic wise, and I am posting just to show an overview.  For starters, I am posting my Elephant Shrew in Thai Elephant's clothing-- a new little character I plan on having in cartoon cards and prints, and having some of his own stories.

The following comics and prints will be available (knock on wood) at the upcoming inaugural Long Beach Zine Fest!  A few were available at L.A. Zine Fest last month, and the new material will also be available in April, on the 12th at the event down at MoLAA.

Next, are some clips from my new comic "Lonely," to be published eventually as a webcomic, and also currently a self-published minicomic.  Family trauma and trauma, with some surreal elements, and, well, raccoons.





To break up the sadder elements of the above comic, below is a page from my new Pun sketchbook of comic art I self-published, which is also a greeting card.  Make sure you Seize the Day when you can.  Shar-Pei Diem.  And, well, seize your dog if he or she is floating up up and away, with the help of an Anime themed umbrella.


Next up are some more sneak peeks, from my new self-published "How To Draw" comic zines for kids.  The two samples below focus specifically on character design.






Next is a shot of a new print I'm releasing, of an Indian Bollywood dancer mixed with a Black Swan dancer.  She too is also being made into an illustrated story sketchbook/comic, given her swan and morphing dance abilities.  She's a perform-y superhero.







Annnnd, last but not least, some more sneak peeks from my new Pun-Up sketchbook, which are also available as cartoon greeting cards.








Take care and thanks for reading :-)

Friday, March 6, 2015

"Path" for Illustration Friday


I've posted this on IG before, but it's relevant for this I.F. theme, on which I am so behind, yipes.  Haven't posted in forever.  In any case, this is a path home, shadowed by various darkness with the house (metaphorical and otherwise), as well as the looming presence of past (knock on wood) interlopers.  Specifically, raccoons.  


I often post links, so, here is a link to something I update more regularly than my blog, I'm over at www.instagram.com/drawdv



Monday, March 2, 2015

"Under The Leaves" for Creative Tuesdays!

So, this is my first time attempting to update my blog from my phone--here goes!

Below is my C.T. "Under The Leaves" entry, of a Koala Mom and Baby having High (koala) Tea, under the shade of some Eucalyptus boughs.


Done in Watercolour and Gouache :-) Was a fun little Children's Illustration slash Nursery Art type piece to do.

And known it's time for some links! I am hoping I post these correctly and that they actually become live links-- but if as I am posting via mobile they do not, please forgive me. At least it will definitely be possible to copy and paste those links, then read them.


Below is the link to post to this week's Creative Tuesdays theme of "Under The Leaves."


http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/2015/02/newest-theme-due-march-2nd.html?m=1

And below that, here's Mister Toast's regular blog link:

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading, and looking forward to everyone's work (-: I'm still playing catch up on last week's entries too, so I will make sure I leave comments on last week's and this week's work everyone did 

-D.