Saturday, January 17, 2015

In the Wind

Here is the latest image from Cradle the Moon. I'm not even sure if it features in the story itself, but it's very much in the spirit of the story.

I struggled with it quite a bit, partially because of which angle and composition to choose, the color scheme, and playing with new custom brushes.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Head Movies

I was inspired by listening to Henry Rollins on Pete Holmes' Let's Make it Weird podcast. He was painting a very compelling self portrait of dealing with grief, anger, social anxiety disorder, and PTSD. It made me think about how we as human beings, for better or for worse, play the movies in our head over and over again. Replaying our darkness or light, depending on how we're chemically equipped, I have an increasing amount of empathy over the years for those who struggle with this ratio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Granny in the Sun

I decided to actually leave my abode yesterday to sit and watch the sunset while sketching and snacking. As I savored every bite and attempting to work on my story, I heard the scuffing of shoes to my left. As you will find in the Outer Sunset, Chinese grannies and grandpas will gather in a public spot to just enjoy each other's company or chill. In this case, this adorable woman was swinging her feet back and forth like a child at the edge of her seat. I don't know if I conveyed it properly, but it tickled me something fierce.

One of the things I do consciously and unconsciously in life is to look for the child in someone. For this little lady, her inner child shone clear as this beautiful sunlit day.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

It was the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami a few days ago and with the tragic news of Air Asia, I wanted to remember those we lost and also make a wish for the new year ahead...