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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Haida Experiments

After the family Christmas holiday at Edmonton last year, on our way back to Yellowknife, I took out my pocket sketch notebook and began doodling. As I doodled, I thought to myself, I should try a haida art. I remembered some of the tips I got from a workshop by Michael Yahgulanaas, to look through the paper, look deeper and see shapes and lines through those threads that makes the paper. So I did. Here were my attempts.

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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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Photobook – April and Von’s Wedding

Photography and photo book designed by me. It was my gift for my sister-in-law and her husband.

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