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Aug 27, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 24: Bunnies

Rodeo Weekend

So I took Raiden to the rodeo this weekend.  That was our first and last visit.  We had fun seeing the animals and cowboys, however I forgot how they treat the animals to get them to buck and how much of a men's club it is.

Aug 23, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day. Day 22: My Cat Dumbo

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 21: Super Raiden

Raiden, my son, saw my CD cover for Marvin Gaye's Super Hits and asked me to draw a picture like that, but of him as the super hero, and me as the damsel  in distress.  This is what I made:

Aug 19, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 18: Mary Poppins?

These are actually all inspired by Mary Poppins, the movie and the live musical I just saw at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

Aug 18, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 17: the Elephants

Me and My Son, Raiden

So I realized I haven't posted about my son and I for a long time, and I want this blog to be about my art and my life as a single mom.  So here are some pictures from yesterday.  We started the day off swimming, then practiced our spelling, and ended the day at Raiden's first live musical, Mary Poppins!


Aug 17, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 16: Dinosaur and Bad Guys Fighting

I have a substitute artist today - my son, Raiden, drew this today.  We went to his first play today, Mary Poppins.  He actually fell asleep in my arms the 2nd half, but loved the whole thing.  It was so cool taking him to his first play!  I can't even describe it.  I am just too warn out to draw tonight, especially after getting a really awful kink in my neck when taking him upstairs to bed, so I am stealing a drawing from Raiden that he did earlier today.  

"Dinosaur (that is why it is big) and Bad Guys Fighting":

Aug 12, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 13: Lizard Country, part 2

I did some more work on my Lizard Country landscape.  Sun or no sun? I can't decide yet… I like the simplicity of the design without the sun, but it just feels like it needs a hot sun in there...

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 12: Lizard Country

a rough idea here still:

Aug 11, 2012

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 11

Here is a rough visual idea for a film I want to make about a day of riding my bike with my son, Raiden:

Aug 10, 2012

Background Changes

I made some revisions to my background.  I wanted to make the cliff seem higher so I lowered the valley of trees.  I also wanted to make the scene more peaceful so I added a curvilinear rhythm in the far mountain/tree mass as opposed to the original, more angular one, and I lightened the sky.  I also added trees fading in the distance to give a stronger illusion of depth and endless expanse of trees.  There will be animation in the sky to show the character that in order to preserve nature you need to use laws.

Here is the later version:

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 10: My New Look

So for those of you who have seen me in a while, I believe I have evolved quite a bit the past 3 years.  This is what I have been looking like this summer: 

Aug 7, 2012

Aug 6, 2012

Another Background, yeahhhhh!

Here is another shot for the project I am working on this summer.  I have to get to animating already!!!!  One more background for this project then I'll begin that.

a-Drawing-a-Day, Day 6: Raiden the Fish

I really liked these Raiden fish, so I started texturing and coloring them: