Sunday, May 25, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 17 of 21

Ok! No more drawing of old people for a while! They are no fun. This feels alot better and a touch of cuteness. Whew!

Friday, May 23, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 16 of 21

A friend tells me I'm slacking, so I better get back to the challenge. I think I am slacking because its getting difficult for me to draw something "fun" that involves drawing people. (If you missed it, my challenge was to draw people for 21 days.)

Anyways, some experimenting with line and texture. This doesn't look like my usual work. I'm not yet sure if I like it or not.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Murakami Show @ The Brooklyn Museum

This past weekend, I saw the Takeshi Murakami exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. So inspiring! I'm a big anime and manga fan so the show was double the fun. I couldn't take pictures of the exhibit, but this piece was out in the lobby.
Check it out if you are in the area, but a warning to parents though: there are a few pieces that are definitely NOT for kids. But personally, I love art that is both cute and sinister at the same time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 15 of 21

Hey everyone! I've really fallen off the wagon with this challenge, haven't I? With low energy these days and too much work on my plate, its just been a bad combination. But I am determined to finish 21 pieces of art, even if its not in 21 days.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Flash Cards

I'm taking a little break from the challenge this weekend. But I'll leave you all with these flash cards I did for School Zone Publishing. Just got samples of them in the mail recently. Happy weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 13 of 21

This was inspired by what I overheard today on the street:
"Don't mess with the birds. They'll poop on you."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 12 of 21

A super duper quick one today. Things are getting busy around here, hope I can keep this up!

Monday, May 12, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 11 of 21

This challenge keeps amazing me. Each day brings a different energy. While I struggled yesterday, today it was very fluid. I will entitle this "ooh la la, Croissant!"

Sunday, May 11, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 10 of 21

My least favorite piece so far. So I decided to keep working at it, ended up with these floating heads, which I liked:
Happy Mother's day to all the moms out there!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 9 of 21

One of the perks with working from home is doing grocery shopping during off hours like weekday afternoons. Unfortunately, the supermarkets in my neighborhood are filled with aggressive old ladies and their shopping carts- ready to mow down anyone thats in their way.

Friday, May 09, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 8 of 21

I was hoping I could at least try to make it 5 days in a row with this challenge! Oh well. My excuse: I had a deadline yesterday. I must admit though, its getting tough for me.

This past weekend I saw a documentary called "Hollywood Chinese," about Chinese and Chinese Americans portrayed in hollywood movies. So here is a little illo inspired by "The World of Suzie Wong" movies.

Another interesting thing related to this: I was told by a fellow (non-Asian) artist that my art didn't look "Asian." Hmmm? What is that suppose to mean? I was thrown a bit off guard, I didn't know how to answer. Was there an "Asian style" I was suppose to have? Perhaps I haven't done enough Asian-related subjects? Was I suppose to be inspired to write a children's book on the Asian American experience? It really opened a can of worms for me personally.

In the meanwhile, I'll draw some chickens. BTW, the chickens will be Asian.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Thanks to Liz Goulet Dubois over at Chat Rabbit who tagged me-here’s what I was supposed to do:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.*
3. Find the fifth sentence.**
4. Post the next three sentences, so if my math is correct that’d be sentences six, seven and eight.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the blogger who tagged you.

The alternate PB version is to go to page 23 and just put down the text. With my shameless self promotion, I used my own book, The Mixed-Up Alphabet by Steve Metzger, illustrated by me!
And thanks to Roz Fulcher at Rozzie Land who gave me the Pico Award!
1) Pick 5 blogs that you feel are deserving of this award based on their creativity, design, interesting material and their contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) For each award giver, include the name and the link to the blogger so they can be visited.
3) Include the names of the recipients and a link to their blogs so they can be visited.
4) For both giver and receiver, show the link (Studio Lolo)
5) Publish these rules

I'm going to tag all of you who's been participating in the 21 Day Creative exercise with me! Its been so much fun and your comments are a BIG motivating factor. Thanks!

21 Day Challenge- Day 7 of 21

I've finally started digging around wedding sites to check out our options and start the planning. I even broke down and bought a wedding magazine, something I was kind of against doing. One thing I did not want was to become a Bridezilla, but there is something about the wedding industry that sucks you in and makes you think you need this and that.

I'm the type who doesn't like to be the center of attention, so hopefully our wedding will be very intimate and lovely with close friends and family.

But sometimes we just want to zap our significant other in the butt, right? ;-)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 6 of 21

How is everyone's challenge going? So I finally got around to drawing some kids! I'm starting to break the rules more in terms of what I usually do. I also find myself staring at people in public, trying to come up with a good character for this challenge. Luckily, there is a never ending supply of interesting people around here, especially in the subways.

Monday, May 05, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 5 of 21

I didn't post yesterday but I did do a sketch for this piece. (I try to stay away from the computer and not work on the weekends now!) Hope you guys don't think I am crazy with the violent butcher guy! Just more stuff I don't get to do in children's books. :-P

Saturday, May 03, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 4 of 21

Robbers deserve to step on poop before they escape.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Out of Town

I'll be out of town today but will catch up with the challenge tomorrow! Have a good weekend, everyone!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 3 of 21

I don't get to draw too many bikini-clad women in children's books.