Happy Cloud Formation! Hope your hump day was great :)
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Have a happy sunday!
This is definitely a learning process. I’ve seen so many videos before that make inking and color rendered look amazing. What you dont see is all the time it actually takes to finish the work mainly because we’re used to seeing time lapses people are putting together.
Why’d I decide to do smoke in my first project =__=
Art Attack SF & PBR present HELLO CITY 2014!!!! Stop by and say hi!!!
POW WOW HAWAII 2013
Earlier last year I had the opportunity to come across a kickstarter for this art festival called Pow wow hawaii. Here’s a basic run down below.
POW! WOW! Hawaii is considered by some to be the island’s largest and most expansive gathering of cultural minds. The event which has taken over the once sleepy area of Kaka’ako in Honolulu has welcomed approximately 100 artists to the area in a widespread beautification and education on the world of street art and the process of creativity. Originally founded several years back in Hong Kong, POW! WOW! was brought to Hawaii in hopes of offering a more hands-on approach to exploring art and engaging the community. This year’s artists include Faith47, DAL, Dabs Myla, Askew, Mark Bode, 123KLAN, Rone, Meggs, Yoskay Yamamoto, SLICK, Woes Martin, Roid, Shark Toof, Jeff Soto, Hannah Stouffer, Apex, Poesia and many more. Aside from a local and global roster of artists each plying their trade diligently around the area, several educational initiatives and events have also been put in place including live panel discussions, free art and music schools for the youth, musical events as well as the culmination of the eight day event through a massive block party.
After I had heard of this I traveled back home in December to spend some time with family and capture some of these great murals. While I didn’t have much to document everything as much as I wanted to I felt inspired and a great sense of accomplishment. As someone who grew up in hawaii, family is strongly emphasized. Being part of something that is greater than yourself is something that I’ve always strived for. I’ve never been one to stay put or just wait for something to happen…I’ve always gone out and did something to make it happen. Even though Pow wow is something that I’d one day want to be apart of…even small things…it’d still be an honor to be part of the pow wow family.
Today marks another achievement for my company as we launch our latest app called Episode.
“Welcome to Episode: your home for interactive, visual stories, where as the player YOU choose what path your character takes!”
It is basically an app where you can follow many different stories of various character in the game. Whether it be Rich Witches or Rock n Roll Revolution there’s a story for everyone to choose.
I worked on this project on/off throughout development and had the chance to see many different things and incorporate new ideas from older games into this. I have to say it was really fun working on it during production mainly because it had more freedom to choose the kind of outfits we’d get to make for the characters. Some of them were just sooo hilarious!!
But enough about me just talking go and check out the app for yourself! There are a few posts in the tech world already talking about it! Enjoy!
Ninja Royale is a mobile app that I worked on prior to my current position as an outsourcing coordinator. Needless to say I’ve had the privilege with working with many different companies such as Ubisoft, Lucasarts, Blizzard, Funzio, Playdom, Zynga, and a few others.
This apparently was pulled off the internet of other purposes but I found it pretty awesome that they got a Japanese actor that I was familiar with to do a TV gig for it. Check it out Above!
The game definitely brings back many memories of working on it for me. Also, the japan team that I synced with on late nights made working on the game even better.
Dont forget that this week is Shibari Sketch SF! Check out the awesome rope work with the masters!
I started taking classes on skillshare recently in order to keep my skills honed. Jon Burgerman is an artist based out of NYC and is currently teaching a great class on taking Doodles to drawings and even more. I personally am excited to be taking his class as I’ve followed his work for a while. I wish Teo Skaffa did the same but everyone has something that they are doing.
For the first few classes we loosened up and did some doodles. Really just to get the creative juices flowing. I was surprised at how many interesting shapes came out of if and a pretty good sketch also came out of the doodles.
I’m looking forward to taking more classes with him.
Today’s definitely been alot of running around and getting all my errands done. This year the resolution I made to myself was to put more effort into my personal work and get into more shows. I’m so glad to be showcasing at Art Attack SF and working with the people that I do. I hope that I can do more to showcase more often at the venue.
Thank you for James for talking to me about great presentation and offering to help me out with the next show! I really appreciate it and I hope everyone comes to the Hello City show in March!
Thank you Turtle Wayne for the great Valentine’s day picture that you did for my mom as well!
I’ve always strived to be part of an entity that embodies everything that I feel, my morals, ethics, or however you want to put it. Being from Hawaii I’ve always had close bonds with everyone I’ve come in contact with. Some go and some stay but there’s always something to be learned. Recently, I’ve had the honor of a few accomplishments such as being chosen as a featured artist for Shibari Sketch SF, having my paintings go up in the tenant exhibition of our building, having my pieces spoken for, and the latest being part of the Originatives.
Above is a collab design that’s being unveiled during the Common Kings, Maoli, and Mango Kingz show later this month in San Jose. Check out tickets here if you haven’t already: http://www.rhythmiccatalyst.com/
Each week the Originatives will be unveiling a portion of the design to the public. Let us know what you think and Stay tuned for it! it’s gonna be BIG!
If you haven’t already you should go and check out the Shibari Sketch Home page and Gallery. David Normal who runs the sessions just put up the pictures from our last session and it looks awesome!
Wanna learn more? Check it out Here:
David Normal’s Website:
Rope art + Life Drawing = Shibari Sketch
Artists of all styles and levels of skill level are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form.
Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.
I attended the last session and it was a pretty interesting experiencing. I was honored to be chosen at the featured artist for this session. If you’re interested or just want more information please visit the site here: http://www.shibarisketch.com/#!about/c1vwf
There’s a great community of artists who use Moleskine’s to sketch, doodle, and do even final artwork. This week has truly been amazing from me finishing my last payment on my student loans, finding new patrons for my work as well as getting artwork posted on these sites. I’m gonna work and hustle this year to make it the best year ever!
Go and check out http://fuckyeahmoleskines.tumblr.com/
for more great artwork. I look forward to submitting another piece of art next week!