We all want to be perfect. Perfect hair, perfect face, perfect body, perfect life...But alas that is not to be. No matter how hard we try, how much we spend, it is not enough to cover up all the imperfections in ourselves. We are imperfect beings, born imperfect, and will die imperfect too. That is … Continue reading Sketch Diary 11: Perfection is an Illusion…
Here are some sketches done on one of my recent trip to Bowers Museum, this was from an exhibit of artifacts from Oceanic regions (sorry I forget the names they are hard to memorize.). These are masks worn for rituals and ceremonies by various tribes of the indigenous nations. There were more but I was … Continue reading Sketch Gallery 3: Spirits and Headhunters @ Bowers Museum
Since grade school I had quite the fascination for all things Ancient Egypt. I'd check out every book available at the library and drowned myself in the land of pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies. And since then whoever there was an exhibition of Egyptian artifacts open in a nearby museum I was sure to go. This … Continue reading Sketch Gallery 2: Animal Mummies @ Bowers Museum
Last month I went to the Bodies The Exhibit held at the former Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park (conveniently just minutes away from my home) and marveled at the well preserved body parts and figures set up in interesting poses. And to think these are REAL human bodies, their identities unknown. It's my first … Continue reading Sketch Gallery : Bodies The Exhibit
This is ME This is my BRAIN This is my BRAIN OUT OF CONTROL. ANY QUESTIONS?
Just what I'm feeling right about now. With all the dump life throws my way and not feeling sorry about it. I think lot of people might feel the same way at about this time of the year, the holidays for some is not so jolly. Hopefully you readers don't feel this way...
Yeah, I like to make fun of myself sometimes. I admit it-my self esteem is as low as the current temperature in the Arctic. It's been that way for as long as I can remember; I often put down myself a lot. If I don't respect myself, why would anyone else, right? Even my pet … Continue reading Sketch diary 8: A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Yep, to me a piece of art is never finished, because I will always find something "new" that I had missed previously, and will voraciously fix it. And then it repeats. Ill never be satisfied with the image I have created. Sometimes if I cannot fix it I will tear it up and whip up … Continue reading Sketch Diary 7: The Artist’s Decree
There are a lot of artists that boast of not using references of any sort, that they can draw straight from their memories. Well I say more power to them, but there is nothing shameful about using a reference at all. I do, all the time. Especially with portraits. I tried once to draw from … Continue reading A Tale of Norman
Back in grade school I had intense fascinations for all things Ancient Greece. Among the favored are the mythologies of the mystical Mount Olympus, and the many gods and goddesses that inhabit it. Then recently I took upon this subject again, this time in my study of the 'self'. I know there has been lot … Continue reading Sketch Diary 6: The Goddess Mystique