2016/11/28

November is almost over...

Hello Internet.

I am currently abroad in Japan studying for college. It is very inspiring to have this opportunity! I won't be returning to Fairbanks until next year.
 
みんな、こんにちは。

まだ日本語がとくいじゃないのですみません。
私、今大学の研究のために、日本で勉強しています。この機会に鼓舞されたんです。また、来年まで帰りません。
これは「緑」「パジャマ」「ポッキー」のイラストです。
ありがとうございました。


2016/09/14

Ah, the slowness

Hello again,

Time has elapsed as it does, continuously. 

If you want to read chapter one of FLIGHT here's a link to the page.
>>>>  FLIGHT: chapter one

 

2016/08/08

Flight page 1-2-3



Flight

Hello internet,
I have been working on this comic, FLIGHT for the past 5 weeks. I will be continuing the story in the future and hope to eventually make a volume out of it. For now, it will be internet based and issues will be available where ever you can find me in Fairbanks, art shows, conventions, etc.

I hope you enjoy reading and looking at the art!

 

BunBun comic pages 13-14

BunBun pages are all done. Tell me your thoughts/critique in the comments if you would like.
Cover and Back will be posted tomorrow


"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge





2016/08/07

BunBun comic pages 11-12

MORE COMIC PAGES. More tomorrow.

"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge



2016/08/04

BunBun comic cover and back

If you didn't get a chance to read the first couple pages, I suggest you read the whole thing through!


"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge



BunBun comic pages 7-8

Pages 7- 8 from BunBun comic!




"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge



2016/08/03

BunBun Comic pages 3-4

Pages three and four are ready! 

"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge





 

BunBun comic pages 9-10

 More pages! These are up at the UAF art gallery along with a whole bunch of other works from the summer comics class!



"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge



BunBun comic pages 5-6

YAY! The scanner is working again, raised from the eternal computerized slumber! :D
Pages 5-6 here!

"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."

 *click to enlarge




 

2016/07/26

I am sorry

Hello,

I am sorry for the lag time on my BunBun comic pages. The computer that was connected to the big scanner broke down so no one can use it. I am trying to work out a solution.

2016/07/19

BunBun Comic pages 1-2

Here are BunBun comic pages one and two! Each are a single story on their own, and together, they make up a whole story about BunBun. 

"I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here to the blog. The work is on 24x18 inch watercolor paper, inked with India ink and a brush, and colored with watercolors."


*Click to enlarge





2016/07/13

BunBun stories

Hello internet,
I am working on a 14 part story of my BunBun and will be uploading them here in a little bit. I have a good start so far. The work is 24x18 inches, so I need to scan it with special instructions. It may take more days than I anticipate to get the scans, so please bare with me. 

2016/07/07

Color

I recently have been thinking about color. 
On the right are two ink drawings that I used for silkscreens awhile back (on the left). 
I colored the ink drawings with markers and the silkscreens are made with drawing fluid. 
To apply the colors with the silkscreen, you must paint the drawing fluid on the screen where you want the color to be (do this for each color). Then when it dries you fill the rest of the screen with screen filler. That dries, then you wash out the drawing fluid. Then you can run that color for all of your editions! Repeat. It take one screen per color.

 

2016/05/30

Fairbanks Artist's First Friday @the Bear Gallery

THIS Friday, JUNE 3rd 4-8pm


Save this date because it's the biggest comic show of the summer in Fairbanks!

I will have two stories to exhibit and there will be 40+ others to read and look at. Comics books, prints and originals will be available on opening night so be SURE to stop by!

This is info from the event's Facebook page
***June is the Bear Gallery is all about sequential art! ***

Curator Jamie Smith has put together an amazing exhibit for our June First Friday, which will incorporate an active Comic Con atmosphere with artists selling addtional wares at booths during the reception from 4-8pm. 

We then will have a Curator's Lecture to follow on Monday, June 6th, 7-8pm in the Blue Room which will be an overview of some of the comics and cartooning events in the community. It will be also highlighting some of the Artist’s works on display for the exhibition.

Be on the lookout for the roll out of all these other amazing workshops* happening during the month of June in coorelation with Cartoon North II &Fairbanks Arts

Saturday, June 4th 1-3pm: Cartoon North II Workshop: Intro to Comics + Cartoons
Saturday, June 11th, 1-3pm: Cartoon North II Workshop: Intro to the Graphic Novel
Saturday, June 18th 1-3pm: Cartoon North II Workshop: Open Cartoon Jam
Saturday, June 25th 1-3pm: Cartoon North II Workshop: Minicomics

*All workshops are free, & you can attend all, one, or any combination! These it seems, are NOT sequential :D

You can check out Curator Jamie Smith's works on his website: http://inksnow.blogspot.com/

2016/04/20

Update

It is nearing finals week here at UAF. That means that the print, pottery, and jewelry sales are coming up too! 
Friday April 29th 12-5pm at the UAF Art Department, upstairs.

There is also an art show happening at the UAF Art Department Gallery this Thursday, April 21st 5-7pm.

On another note, almost ALL of the snow is GONE in Fairbanks! We didn't get a whole lot of snow or cold weather this year. This summer might be a high FIRE season and have lots of mosquitoes... 

Senator Pete Kelly is proposing a bill that would cut $50 million from the UA budged and bring with it an anticipated 400-500 UA job cuts. The bill also would mean that UA would need to raise the tuition cost by 15%, in addition to the already planned 5% raise for next year. It has not yet been set in stone so, you can contact them/him to tell them/him how you feel about it. Alaska Dispatch News was my source and you can go there too and find out more.

BunBun is doing well. I changed her food recently, so she didn't want to eat it for several days. I was feeding her "old lady food" (high in fiber) that she really liked and the new stuff is not very different in terms of nutrition, but it smells different. SO, she won't eat it. I got some of her old lady food to mix with the new food, now she eats it. 

-Remember to not let things make you angry! If one goes about in a positive mood one's life becomes nicer!

 

2016/03/28

APRIL ART SHOW

Hello, it's been a while...

I'm having another First Friday show, April the 1st at Sipping Streams Tea Company!
The opening will be that day from 5 to 7pm and there will be Alaska's award-winning tea to drink! I will have woodblock and silkscreen prints there on display and available for purchase. The show will hang for the month of April, so if you don't make the opening there is plenty of time to see it.
Sounds like fun, right?




2016/03/01

Sketches on brown paper

I got some recycled drawing paper sold by Bee Paper. I found that it is a good weight for ink and markers, about 65-80 pound(?). Although, heavy applications of watercolor would not be best suited for this paper.
The texture is not so smooth, nor is it porous and bumpy like some papers. I found that if I want to erase a line in ink I can CAREFULLY scratch at the paper with my pocket knife to remove the line. It is because the paper is soft, I think, not so tightly pressed.
If you want to visit Bee Paper's web site, there is a link below.