This is very hard for me. I’m usually a very private person and I’m used to keeping my thoughts and feelings to myself. I’m not particularly very vocal about world events or political point of views. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel strongly about what’s going on in the past few months, from pandemic to shutdown to protests to riots to curfews. I feel so sadden by what’s going on but I don’t know what I can do about it, to help. We artists are like visual reporters. Some of us can express current events in dramatic beautiful imageries that encapsulate the state of affairs of all our communities in the past and more importantly right now. That’s much harder for me. I like expressions in terms of inner emotions, forces and turmoils. This is something I have been working toward for the past few years, and now it seems relevant even more so than in past years. This angst, frustration, feeling trapped, caged and cannot breathe that a lot of people have been feeling are coming out in roves. I’m not very good in the political realm, but I do want to help in the emotional realm. Art for me is expressed as an emotional rollercoasters of chaos and calm, darkness and light, a breath in and a breath out. I especially work very slow and I cannot do anything fast. I think most of the time by the time I get something going, the moment has passed. I don’t want to let that stop me from capturing how I feel about current events right now. I’m just going to take a moment to gather myself and find my center. I hope to come back soon with something I can contribute to help calm the chaos. Stay safe.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
This is the first time I tried doing an animation based on my finished artwork. It was first released on my Patreon page to paid patrons a month ago. I want to make these types of art available for all to enjoy but I want to give my patrons something for their continued support for my creations. I will be creating more of these “art animation” and also other animations created on the fly. I love the process of old ways to create animation, one drawing at a time, either on my computer or on paper, which is my favorite. I hope you enjoy the video.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
This is where it all started. This was the first time I tried out applying graphite powder onto illustration board and then going over it with pencil marks. This was the making of “Look Up”.
Enjoy this video and I hope you are staying safe, both physically and mentally.
For more relaxing videos to lift your mind and spirits, go to my YouTube channel and just sit back and relax:
Friday, March 20, 2020
I started creating these short video where I animated my finished artwork digitally. I enjoy creating movements in still images and enjoy it even more in moving images. I hope this helps give the viewers peace and calm in this turmoiled uncertain trying times. Please enjoy.
Dare to wander out into the darkness and reach for the stars
Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
I kept forgetting that I started this blog to capture my artistic journey. I’m so use to keeping my thoughts to myself that I hardly think to talk about them here.
I’ll start with what I will refer to as my “art animation.” I don’t know if this a thing artists do and if they do, what is the term they use to describe the work? I don’t know, so I’ll call it my “art animation.” I take a scan of my finished art and attempt to animate some movement in the image using an open source art software Krita. I don’t consider myself a “digital artist” as most of my work is done traditionally. But I do enjoy certain aspect of digital art, mainly to create movements I cannot create in a still image. This a lot of fun for me and I can see it as part of my creative art process.
In this first art animation, I want the lighted part of the cloud to come alive and “shine” even more. Here is a link to the video on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy it: