Monday, July 01, 2013

Welcome Taiga!

Here's a piece that was backlogged for a little while! It's a gift for my dear friends Bill and Ikumi, who welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world 2 months ago! It was just tonight that they saw the special illustration book that this was part of, along with works from lots of other artists and based on their reaction, I think it was worth the wait!

Welcome, Taiga!

I'm going to be in short supply for a bit, as I am moving this month and tending to a pile of surprise freelance, but the rewards are many and I will finally have a bigger studio space. Time to stock up on caffeine and tissues for the stress-induced crying fits.

Also happy to report that I did not have to resort to violence to secure a place, after 4 months on the rental battlefield. I'm telling you, it's a war zone out there. NEVER MOVE TO THE BAY AREA EVER!!


1 comment:

Eric Scales said...

Those are just beautiful tigers. I love the fun shapes. My assumption when seeing a piece like that is that you must just jump in with a photoshop brush and start playing- it looks so effortless. I think what leads me to think that is that my own approach is to sketch it out first in pencil and this leads to a lot of lines and construction. Even if I end up with a good drawing, it's never as simple and playful as this. Conversely when I try to do something like this in photoshop, I skip the sketching stage and jump right in freehanding in color. Those results are never good. I suspect I'm wrong, and that though this looks playful and virtually effortless, you probably do sketch it out, albeit with a great sense of design and minimal reliance on line.