This peice is for the article of " South Africa's Fire Kingdom" from New York Times' Sunday Opinion. I just chose the article and made the work as an assignment for Portfolio class. As I felt, I need to fix the color of the proteas flower for the next class. It took me more than 12 hours to come up the idea at the desk yesterday. It was so frustrated for me that I just sit and think at the desk, but I get used to it now.
In class, designing characters is an assignment for the next class.
It is difficult for me to draw an image in many angles without references, and I made the characters with clay. It is fun to make 3D characters! I found out that those 3D dolls help me to study angles of them.
I am so happy to see my work on such a professional website for illustrators, though this project allows anyone to put their works :-D. Usually, only invited illustrators ( basically successful illustrators) allows up load their work and blog. Anyway, I am happy :-D
American call it Button, Japanese call it Badge, Korean call it Dancho. We found a button machine in a second hand store! We are short of money because of the moving out in August, and we have to wait a while till our investment is ready! By the way, I read an article about "Kickstarter". This is very interesting system for artist or anyone who needs supporter for them.
I mingled with my favorite flower and my favorite Japanese mountains in Nagano. A mountain scenery from the top of mountain is hazy because of morning haze and air is so clear. My eyes were watery with those beautiful morning mountain scenery many times.
Yes, I am a nature lover and used to be a mountain (hard) climber.
Mont-Blanc is my favorite mountain in the world, because I tried to climb her 10 years ago. I was a mountain climber, a kind of hard styled climber, not extreme climber. The tower sitting on the front mountain is Aiguille du midi that I climbed for altitude adaption. I am not sure I can climb her again, but I want to visit there near the future!
I am allured into water color so much, I don't know why though. The beauty of color rendering, the infinite of color expressions, the flexibility of colors are main reason why I like to use them for my works. For example, I used the mixture of purple, blue, green, and orange for the shadow color of the mountain. I need to know how those colors works together by practice and practice. What I need to do is just work hard!