Thursday, October 1, 2015
Spent an hour earlier today making this coloring sheets for the Halloween craft activities at the Cary Arts Center.
Also made some sample manga cartoon portraits of some characters from The Walking Dead.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
With Pokemon being so popular, we modified the Daruma origami kit to make this Pikachu model. We used 12" X 12" scrapbook paper to fold the basic body and added additional features and limbs that were secured with hot glue or Yes paste.
The project is flexible enough to customize other characters and animal puppets. Thus each student can exercise their creativity and make their own unique creations.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Had the pleasure of drawing some ninja and princess cartoon portraits for a TMNT-themed birthday party held at the Kids Together Park this past weekend. Most boys wanted to be either a ninja or a dragon knight. The girls went with Harry Potter or Disney Princesses requests.
It took just a little over an hour to draw fourteen sketches with my trusty Sakura Pigma Sensei 06 pen.
We had a very talented group of students in our last Ninjas & Dragons Summer art Camp at the Cary Arts Center, so just wanted to share some of their original pop-up card designs.
Notice the little ninja hanging on a rope at the top of the card.
A second ninja faces against a Water Dragon.
Penguin ice castle.
More Ninja versus Dragon scenarios.
Thanks to a fellow instructor at the Art Center, we got an ample supply of wooden boards that can be used for drawing and painting.
They come in odd sizes since they are used breaking boards from Martial Arts classes and demonstrations. They just needed a bit of sanding on the rough edges.
Colors bleed a bit, but that just simply adds to its "artsy" look.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Event: 5 grade graduation dinner at school cafeteria 5-8 pm. Drew 40 students plus 5 adults and volunteers on 8.5" X 11" card stock with two 06 Sakura Pigma Sensei pens. Working side by side with Melody Scruggs (Mimi the Clown) that I met tonight. She is very nice, and you should certainly give her a call if you need fun clean family entertainment services in the Triangle area.
Speed: 15 portraits/hour (though had some down time when no guest were waiting to be drawn). After drawing each portrait, I took a quick photo with my phone to keep track of my progress. Sorry for the blurry shots, for I did not allow the phone enough time to focus on some of them. Managed to document 41 of them, but my battery died by the time I completed the last four cartoon portraits for the evening.
Early in the evening my actual sketching speed was closer to 20 portraits/hour, and as the evening progress we tackled a few more detailed guests and special requests that required a bit more time per portrait.