Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stamp designs for dalvero mystic show 2015: Opening Sat. Nov. 21. 2015

I love to design stamps. These stamps are going to be on exhibition for mystic seaport museum. the exhibition opens Sat. Nov. 21 2015. Come out and enjoy the show.



Friday, March 20, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2015

One of my favorite parade in NYC. Usually this parade made my mental clock changed to spring time. I know today we will have 2-4 inches snow but spring is here or will be here no matter what happen today. :) It was great to go outside and draw. Yes. it was cold and the wind was so strong.
 So many people came out to celebrating their heritage. Grand parents brought their grand children and explained Irish culture and pointed their school and family stories that they heard from their mothers and fathers. What a great feeling! I am 100% Korean but I was always interested in other cultures and people. That's why I became an artist.
As you could see it was very windy day. The hats and flags were flying all over the place.

Wow, when FDNY came crowds were cheering louder and my heart beat faster and touched by their march. I was so proud of them and admired them.Yes, ever since 9/11 this parade was part of me.
The first time I reportage St. Patrick's Day Parade wasn't easy. My teacher Dave J. Passalacqua asked  me to draw this parade about 14-15 years ago. That was my first time encountered St. Patty Parade. It was way too fast and design was so hard. Also I had no idea how to connect to it.  In order to reportage I need to have some opinions/feelings or some sort of connection with subject through any my artistic intuitions. I am not blood related but ever since 9/11 everything has been changed. Living in NYC and one of an Asian American I am a part of this parade and so proud of it.
Without green hats it was not St. Patty's Day.

He was great! I gotta draw him.

                                                      There's NYPD and Horse COPs.

Clover! Can't miss that!

 Bagpipes. Love them.

I went there with my artist friends : Evan Turk ( St. Patrick's Day Parade) and Audrey Hawkins ( The New York City 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade ) Our inspiration was our teacher and friend who was born in St. Patty's day. Happy birthday Veronica Lawlor ( Inspire Yourself! )

You can also enjoy my friend's reportage in above links.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Come Come Come Spring!!!

It is always hard and depressed during end of winter.
I think waiting for the shortest time (the spring) in the year needs lots patience.
When weather report said 60*. Yeah!!!! I thought it is the time.
I had to go outside. However, mother nature wasn't ready. :(
I was in central park. I drew one drawing wishing for spring blossom.

A few more weeks there will be green everywhere .... Dont miss it because it will be gone so fast.
Come Come Come Spring....

Friday, March 14, 2014

One Watercolor a Day exercise: Day one. Let's paint!

My teacher and friend, Veronica Lawlor's book called One watercolor a day out last year. This book has been included studio 1482 members' beautiful art. My teacher David J. Passalacqua used to tell us. "If you do one drawing a day, you would have 365 drawings end of year" So true but up until now I didn't truly understand that. It made me participated this new book, One watercolor a day, exercises. It is not easy to do it by yourself until you hang of it. or maybe you can but I couldn't. There's Facebook page that I can do this work out with a great fellow artist. Lots inspirations and motivations and learning and fun. Yes, FUN! without Fun art is Pizza without coke. lol
You can check it out... 
I got the book late and determination took some time so I started a little bit late.

Day 1: exercise #1 Let's paint.
create different combination of colors...
bring up my inner Jackson pollack....

I had great time during this exercise. good starting.
There's another book called "One drawing a day" by Veronica Lawlor. If you are interested in please do check it out.

I believe that You do not learn the technique to be good artist. You are a good artist and you need a technique for your art and you know how to do it. When you need it you will learn it. That's why I love this book and Veronica. We are NOT just learning the technique but how to use it for your own art(voice).

Veronica said got a little bit dirty on hands so I followed.
Here's a picture before and after. :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pottery Painting #3

Jan. 18. 2014 I went to the pottery painting with my friends Evan Turk, Chris Brody, and Julia Sverchuk.
I did 3 different things. plus
Dish- Hippos. I was worried that hippos' face wont come out. but it looks great. :)


Vase: I was trying to limited the paint. I found that was really hard. :) I liked this shape. The colors came out good. 


Tiles.... I was drawing a figure but more like i want to play with colors..

and my name lol: it was Hardest things to do...

I like pottery painting. it is very relaxing. I hope you enjoy my pottery. :)