Sunday, January 14, 2018

good book

YEah i like this book a lot great read interesting concepts life, love, happiness, controlling emotions, and learning. 

this is a really good comic...

Monday, January 8, 2018

art owl

the more you read the funnier they get

Alice in wonderland

I made this painting for a highschool sign so long ago...2004 i don't think i have a picture
of the final since tweedle dee and tweedle dum are are not done they were playing instruments...It hung on the entrance of the art and music hall for some time but they took it down after a couple years because my old teacher said that the school board thought Alice and Wonderland had too many drug references not particularly in my painting but..the story itself.. this was a very big piece i think it was 4X8'
hahah highschool me

Saturday, January 6, 2018

fright or flight

This is a memory for last summer...
My family's cabin has a lot of forest surrounding the street that is overgrown, I remember as a child the neighbors said they had seen a cougar. Although I've never seen one, but there is a bunch of wild cats that live in the area I know since I see them around and heard them fighting at night. Which is a haunting sound. One day I was walking down the road with my baby son who can barely walk but is interested in almost everything so we walk over to the the edge to get a closer look at some really beautiful purple flowers. I'm kneeling down with him telling him about the flowers, when I hear a low growl.  Without thought I grab my son and ran for my life across the street at TOP speed, finally stop a good 30-40 feet away. I turn around and look to see if anything has moved, nothing. I screamed at whatever it was like some crazy lady. Thinking back it was kinda stupid i should've been careful to cross the road...but that growl scared the shit out of me. IT WAS SO UNEXPECTED i'm sure it was a stupid cat.  I can laugh now looking back that was the fastest I ever moved!! I was like full on sprinting like some sort of wild deer. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

makeup is fun

2018 is the year of the DOG!
My new years tradition is to read my horoscopes for the year :D

"Like many other signs of the Chinese calendar during the year 2018, the Tiger is led to work a lot and to give of his time much more than usual. Tiger must therefore show a special tolerance in 2018, and may finally admit that all his acquaintances can't possess the same passion and energy as him. However, the Tiger must be cautious, and avoid to get exhausted at trying to solve a problem of which he doesn't necessarily understand all the ins and outs. If he doesn't let go at the right time, the Tiger could lose precious time that he would have done better to spend on a more serious and insidious situation that could very well occur at the same time...."
Tiger 2018 chinese horoscope by Konbi.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

werewolf going to mess you up

 Lately i have no idea what to draw so i've just been redrawing stuff XD the old drawing 2005

Saturday, December 30, 2017


Today half off at goodwill i just went to so many stores and bought so many books...mostly for my kid....I have to read them!  SERIOUSLY THEY WERE 35 to 50 cents!!! I like having my own library at my disposal since he is kinda rough on them...I do go to the library too! In the past I read children's books as research. I like the diversity of books designed for children, so many have great art, fun short stories, some teach the children things by showing them pictures, or by  relating to the children,  or putting them in amazement with pop ups, fold outs, book design/ shape, cutouts, paper textures, inserts, soundboards, the possibilities are endless.

Seriously I had this book as a child and I loved it...
I read it again and I almost cried it's so sad
as a kid it wasn't sad just how time dawns on you as adult makes it sad.
I love this book as child and I still do.
AHHH Richard Scarry! I have a lot more books by him 
I've always loved his illustrations as a kid and owned this book as child...
 Beatrix Potter! i love all her stories and illustrations I always try to pick them up
I've read a lot of her stuff at the library because even at second hand shops her books still fetch a 
good price.
Dr. SEUSS!!! HE IS THE KING! I had hop on pop, green eggs and ham, cat in the hat, foot book, as a child...Honestly every time I see a Dr. Seuss book I buy it even if its a bit more cause i'm collecting them! Dr. Seuss is great at rhyming, using word families, making great stories with simple words, and uses funny brightly colored illustrations.
I like PD Eastman too  hes got another one about a dog that great too...
Great couple of old classics
ERIC CARLE!! I also have the hungry Caterpillar too..just not pictured 
I love his style I've seen a lot of people imitate his technique the painted texture, cut and collage. Altho I highly doubt he the originator of this technique but he has defiantly made himself popular with it.
Priddy Books and Tiger Tales are two publishers that make books that are very educational and fun stories. My only own draw back with these is they are very publisher forward the credits for the artist and writer are always at the back or not at all...?

My baby's books shelves and he really does go and pick from the books and page through them on his own :)

I got 1-4 of alien FRESH from the comic shop...>3 the art was so good I love James Stokoe, I really like Orc stain, Godzilla, Aliens was no exception he really just crams all this detail my hand hurts looking at all the detail he goes for. As far as story I thought it was pretty run of the mill alien step up but I was happy to own this series just so i can go back and enjoy the art :P

thrift store finds Bone was 1$
 everyone has told me to read Bone this is book 1! i'll let you know...
  Cartooning Philosphy and Practice was 35cents

so far i started reading this "how to book" he just starts out sounding like a old man for me to paraphrase "all these new kids...they don't know anything about comics, those new wave hoodlums attempting comics without out knowing anything about story telling or story that comics are popular "..blah...? I get it but i'm not sure I would start a how to book smashing newbies street credit..because there is a beauty in the uneducated mind...and there are some fundamentals in reading that carry over into if you are a western reader you read right to left top to bottom.. anyway this authors style  kinda reminds me of all this new age indie comic artists that are into minimalism, grids, and child art. I'll let you know if i learn something new from this guy XD with a update to this post later.