17 9 / 2014

I watched Little Princess Sara recently. I rememberd it being pretty dark and sad when I watched it as a child. It’s still heartbreaking :( But it’s a very deep and strong story I think.

I watched Little Princess Sara recently. I rememberd it being pretty dark and sad when I watched it as a child. It’s still heartbreaking :( But it’s a very deep and strong story I think.

17 9 / 2014

Sketches from May 2014

17 9 / 2014

A little illustration to the topic “Gender sensibility”

A little illustration to the topic “Gender sensibility”

15 9 / 2014

Some teens surfing the interwebz.

Some teens surfing the interwebz.

10 9 / 2014

kalidraws:

Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)

I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.

For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin

Happy composition-ing!

I just studied this by copying all examples and reading through it, I recommend it for those who are struggeling with composition at the moment (like me)! Kali has a clear way of explaining things which I like :)

10 9 / 2014

Colored 2 mischievous looking boys from my sketchbook.

Colored 2 mischievous looking boys from my sketchbook.

10 9 / 2014

Seen on a bus ride lately.

Seen on a bus ride lately.

09 9 / 2014

Today was the first day of school here in Germany :) I went to my niece’s  enrollment and met the rooms of my old school again when I was her age. Weird feeling and I didn’t remember as much as a wanted! I loved seeing all those little kids being excited and starting a new important part of life :)

Today was the first day of school here in Germany :) I went to my niece’s  enrollment and met the rooms of my old school again when I was her age. Weird feeling and I didn’t remember as much as a wanted! I loved seeing all those little kids being excited and starting a new important part of life :)

28 8 / 2014

Character Design for some sort of humanoid computer!
(I’m still alive and drawing X>~)

Character Design for some sort of humanoid computer!

(I’m still alive and drawing X>~)

27 8 / 2014

cyanparade:

Backdrop design for a client, printed size is 5 meter x 6 meter

This is amazing *o*

cyanparade:

Backdrop design for a client, printed size is 5 meter x 6 meter

This is amazing *o*