712 More Things to Draw

January 27, 2014 / Blog, Drawing board / 0 Comments

Saturday. January 25, 2014. The family had resume the weekend routine, a trip to Indigo store… and coffee at Starbucks.

Aside from ukelele I bought, I found this sketchbook called “712 More Things to Draw”. It’s actually just blank pages with sections or full blank page with a small description in the corner of what to be drawn in that page. I promise to myself, I will draw one per day.

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DIY Ring Flash Diffuser

December 4, 2012 / Blog, Drawing board / 0 Comments

In preparation for the contest I participated a few weeks ago, I searched online for cheap ring flashes and I came across some DIY ring flashes such as this lighting kit from this website. It looked like it’s easy to assemble but I’m on a tight schedule and shipping it from US to Yellowknife, Canada might take weeks. Then I found this DIY ring flash using a stainless steel salad bowl. Every time I have an idea, I get excited.. so..vrooom!! I headed down to Canadian Tire and grabbed my materials.

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A Yellowknifer on Mars

October 3, 2012 / Blog, Drawing board / 0 Comments

This was my winning photo.

Last month, The NWT Tourism had a Yellowknife and Mars Photo Contest where you take a photo of yourself as a Martian in Yellowknife, or as a Yellowknifer on Mars; and submit it to their facebook page.

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The Creative Process: Journey Through the Land of Shades by George Straatman

May 31, 2012 / Blog, Drawing board / 0 Comments

2011. I had the pleasure again to design a book cover again for George.

Anyway, I wanted to share some pieces of how I made George’s imagination into an illustration.

I don’t talk a lot nor write. Hope you enjoy this and gives you inspiration.

First, George wrote to me

I wanted a muscular woman in an armour breastplate reaching for a sword that seemed to glow as if backlit and hover above a round stone column. The woman was to have long red hair and she would be kneeling with one arm extended toward the sword…she would be kneeling on one leg with the other leg stretched out behind her…she would be wearing a long white skirt that would be split to reveal a muscular thigh and armoured boots…the background of this picture was to have been an old and somewhat run down ruin of a stone abbey with broken windows through which the starry night sky could be seen…this is the concept for the cover I would like if possible...

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