Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mom's Painting

Here's a painting I did, hot off the press. I just finished about 20 minutes ago and thought I'd let you all get the first peek, since I'm mailing it to my Mom this morning. It's a birthday gift. Hopefully, she hangs it in the bathroom, cause that is what motivated me to paint it, so she could fill that empty wall in the bathroom.

It was painted with gouache (spelling right?) and it was a learning curve, cause I hadn't used it in a couple of years. One thing I learned, don't use cheap gouache, and color mixing is annoying. But, I'm really happy with how it turned out. Happy birthday Mom!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tijuana sketches. New Year's 2009

So I went to Tijuana, Mexico for New Years with my family. We stayed at my grandma's house, where most of my Mom's side of the family is. It was fun, good to get away from my house for a while. We spent alot of the time playing the Wii, the sports games that is. It was a Wii of a good time! Ha ha! No? Ok.

I drew a few sketches from the trip, most from when we went down to the beach near the border fence. It was cool.

Mexio and America meet. Mexico is on the left and the US is on the right. Part of the border fence really does go into the water like that.

A kid receiving some cotton candy. He had very intense eyes.

Here's a sketch of my mom and aunt getting some 'corn in a cup' from a mobile vendor.

The black and white sketch before I colored it.