Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

So....I have been absent because we have been moving. It just worked out that we had to move then right between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would never advise anyone to do that. We did still manage to get a simple tree up and a couple of decorations. I have actually already unpacked everything I brought here so far, but still have some things to organize and other things to bring over from the storage locker. We did not officially even get the keys to the new place till Dec 17....and we took small loads over till the 20th when all the large stuff went. Little by little we got moved  but wow.....talk about stressful and it did not seem like Christmas because we had no downtime to even think about it much. I did try regardless, because I love Christmas.....it just seemed so odd this year....and no snow but TONS of rain and high winds!

Anyway, making time to just wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed and Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A Christmas Carol (P.J.Lynch) and The Marvels (Brian Selznick)

A beautifully illustrated version of A Christmas Carol - click on the link below to see more illustrations from the book



http://www.pjlynchgallery.com/books/carol2.html


Also...I love Brian Selznick's illustrations and my first experience with him was his book "The Invention of Hugo Cabaret" which became a wonderful movie eventually. His black and white illustrations basically told the entire story with some pages of text...but I absolutely loved his drawings and sketches and ability to tell a story mainly with those alone.

He has a new book now called "The Marvels" and it is also done in the same manner. I can already imagine this being turned into a movie as well one day.

Here are a couple of trailers about the movie to give you an idea and a peek at some of the illustrations.








Saturday, October 31, 2015

more charcoal pencil sketches - Shin Ha-Kyun, Maureen O'Hara, Koh Joon-Hee, art doll

Shin Ha-Kyun

Shin Ha-Kyun


Shin Ha-Kyun

Shin Ka-Hyun

 
Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara


 Shin Ha-Kyun (another quick sketch)

Shin Ka-Hyun


Shin Ha-Kyun  (rough sketch)

Shin Ha-Kyun

Koh Joon-Hee

Koh Joon-Hee

art doll sketch

art doll

Saturday, September 26, 2015

some more of my charcoal and pencil sketches

pouty baby

pout baby

Taeyang member of South Korean band - Big Bang (he is a South Korean singer-songwriter)

Taeyang

Seungri (South Korean singer-songwriter-actor - also member of South Korean band Big Bang)

Seungri

another of Taeyang

Taeyang

Park Seo-joon (South Korean actor -shown here hold baby as part of Letters to Angels adoption promotion)

Park Seo-joon

also Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon

Doctor Who (yes I am a Whovian)

Doctor Who

also Taeyang

Taeyang


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

3 more charcoal and pencil sketches

art doll sketch

My charcoal and pencil sketch of an art doll

 elderly man
Elderly male   - my charcoal and pencil sketch

 

Below is my charcoal and pencil sketch of - Brian Joo, better known as simply Brian, is an American R&B and K-pop recording artist who is based in the United States and South Korea.

Brian Joo

Thursday, September 17, 2015

3 more sketches....Rock Hudson, a beautiful woman and Kim Woo-bin (South Korean actor and model)

I admit I did not spend much time on these and Kim Woo-bin is not really even finished. I did not put a lot of detail on these as I had limited time.

Monday, September 14, 2015

3 more charcoal and pencil sketches - also included in 29 Faces of September project


Elvis

Cha Seung-won (South Korean actor) - Done mostly in charcoal as I realized I have actually been using mostly a soft, 6B graphite pencil. I am still not very good at blending charcoal and the details with charcoal or keeping things clean as I go along

Sung Joon (South Korean actor/singer)