I missed a pretty awesome opportunity a little while ago. A series of workshops for children’s book authors and illustrators was being offered. If you had an interest in creating children’s books and could commit to all the days of the workshops, the opportunity was available and it was funded through a grant, making it … Continue reading Read, Write, Dream, Draw – The book I illustrated has been published!
July is World Watercolor Month! Learn more about how that came about and the great cause it supports over at Doodlewash. In celebration of World Watercolor Month and my return to blogging, I'm going to do a bunch of watercolor related reviews and posts throughout July. For the longest time I was intimidated by watercolor … Continue reading My water color story + Supply Review of Watercolor Confections by Prima
Since the first of this month, I've been looking forward to a kind of special day. But today I realized that my special day passed with out me realizing it. May 23 2014 is the day that my first editorial cartoon was published. May 23 2015 - I was super busy and completely forgot about … Continue reading “Oh well” & a comic strip on cartooning.
For 2013 and 2014 I was completely reliant on my super cute Toki Doki planners. I loved those things. I have not started a planner for 2015 though. Since the year started a little bumpy and I wasn't really worrying too much about being productive, I didn't bother. Although last year I was planning to … Continue reading Plan of Attack – Printable Freebie
I've been drawing people a lot lately. It's been mostly in cartoons and working on comic concepts. Sometimes I use poses straight from my imagination, but more often I use pictures of friends or myself. There are a lot of resources online that can be helpful too though. I'm trying to get a better grasp at … Continue reading Drawing People: online resources for figure drawing
I kept putting off harvesting the mangos on the branches that hung over on our side of the fence. I kept thinking, I'll do it tomorrow. Yesterday, as Dolphin was heading away from us, I went to check the damage. My family was lucky. We were only inconvenienced with boredom, from the lack of electricity … Continue reading Storm Damage and Storm Gifts
The start of a new series, I hope. Maybe a book? Or magnets? We'll see where it goes.
"One with a light. One with a stick. One with a rope." The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree is book that my parents read to my brother when he is was really young. Before he could read he had memorized the story enough that he could "read" it to them. When I was … Continue reading RDTD: A Grajek childhood favorite
Nezumi's cartooning essentials: My cartoons for the Mariana's Variety Guam Edition are published in black and white. This makes my essential supply list pretty simple. I sketch with a basic Steadtler HB pencil. I add the grippies because they're a lot more comfortable when you're drawing for a while. I use two different erasers. While … Continue reading Nezumi’s cartooning essentials & extras
I thought this was going to be an even greater year than last year, but stuff happens. And my focus is really screwed. So I think I'm going to conserve some energy for now and escape for a bit. The amber rage in Sothmere has nothing on real life battles.