Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sketchbook Doodle

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hello, Los Angeles!

Palm tress of SoCal never cease to make me smile. :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Piggie the Gatekeeper

Story brewing...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Process Video

I was on Facebook the other day when I saw talented fellow illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson published a time lapse video of her drawing process.  I thought to myself: HOW COOL IS THAT!

So I made one for fun.  Hope you enjoy it~! :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More artwork this week...

I have been working to loosen my strokes a bit these days.  It's been a great exploration process. :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

More Studies :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Round 1, Fight!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Draw Draw Draaaaaw!

Working hard in my sketchbook these days to figure out a developing story. :)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Quack! Quack! Oink! Oink!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Feels Like Summer!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Post-Conference Withdrawl

You would think I am used to it by now.  There would be a great conference; old friends and new friends gathered; we chatted; we laughed;  we had a phenomenal time.  Then the school bell rang, and everyone headed home.  Only in the adult world, home meant different parts of the world.

How I wish we all live in one small town, where we get to simply hang out, and read books, and do creative works, and watch Doctor Who.  How I wish I could just walk across the street and knock on their doors, and instead of borrowing salt, I would be borrowing art supplies.  And then we'll all just chill in the nearby library.

Ah, well.  That's a dream, and it's a nice one.  :)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Quotation Time!

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a [wo]man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
~Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Alex the Great and Horse Bucephalus

In 344 BC, Alex the Great tamed horse Bucephalus.  More than 2000 years later, I drew them.  :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Process Post: Snow White

My SNOW WHITE piece for #NY14SCBWI

I will be going to the SCBWI Conference in NY this February!  How exciting!

This year, the Illustrators' Intensive assignment is SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS.  I decided to make a dramatic piece.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sketchbook Doodle

Sometimes I get stuck on ideas, and my sketchbook will start reflecting my mood.  It's the best way to blow off some steam.  I am all zen and peaceful once more.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Color and Light Study

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Experimental Doodles

Time for some experimental doodles!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a warm blanket, a hot mint tea, a toasty fireplace, a snuggly cat, and a great book, all to kickstart a cold new year!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Lost Weekend 2013 – New Orleans

New Orleans – Lost Weekend 2013!
(From left: Jen Betton, Maple Lam, Brooke Boynton Hughes,
Lisa Anchin, Sylvia Liu, David Diaz.)
(Photo courtesy of David Diaz)

Last year, I attended the wonderful Lost Weekend in San Diego.  Time surely flew by, and before I knew it, it's LOST WEEKEND 2013!!!

Has it been a year already?
(Photo courtesy of David Diaz)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mars Exploration