Thursday, April 16, 2009

a drawing or two a day

So I have been trying to post a drawing a day, these are mostly from old sketches in my sketch book. They were only pencil drawings waiting to be worked on and coloured in. I am not sure if these daily illustrations posting really do much except for keeping me drawing and working on my illustrations. I also post them on myartplot, I wonder if all these spot illustrations posted are too random and ungrouped for potential clients to view.

Last night I also thought about making digital illustrations for giclee production and put it on myartplot site print to order. I looked for a printer online but haven't found one close by yet.

Today I have two illy posts.

The cropped roses was a scanner mistake but I used it anyway, it looks very graphic like it is waiting for type to be places in the blank green area. The sprout was another one of those doodles I have on plants.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Seed

The Seed

How does it know,
this little seed,
if it is to grow
to a flower or weed,

if it is to be 
a vine or shoot,
or grow to a tree
with a long deep root?

A seed is so small
where do you suppose
it stores up all
of the things it knows

Aileen Fisher

Friday, April 10, 2009


I was trying to explain to a good friend of mine why I have decided to produce illustrations in Photoshop instead of my longtime favoured program illustrator. I tried to explain my process of how to achieve that subtractive printmaking look like in lino/ woodcut or other plate prints. Here is an example, a picture should paint a thousand words.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Organisation online

I cannot believe that it is already midnight. I have been trying to get to bed by 11pm with very little luck and tonight is a perfect example.

It's been a few days since I have blogged any progress. 

Today, I realised that I have quite a few online exposures set up where I can showcase my art. My personal site.,,, here on blogger and a few more  that I have not had time to load anything up. So do I try to streamline  and delete some of them so I can keep them up to date? I decided that since I like something about each one of them and having more exposure is better, I will dedicate each site to a different aspect of my artistic journey. I will try to keep my personal site updated with current shows I am involved in and perhaps link some of the other sites to it. I will upload my Fine Art work to myartspace as their layout look very polished and makes me feel like my work is displayed on the white walls of a gallery. Myartplot will be for my illustrations and some of my creative process, I will post rough sketches and blog about some stuff; like my facebook for my art. And here will be my diary/ journal like postings. I think blogging here is more for myself then a presentation of my work. Blogging here keeps me on track and lets me have a outlet. 

I am glad that I found some illustrations of cats and dogs on my hard drive. There must have been a problem with them not cataloging properly. So I will post those up on myartplot.