Mother Illustration

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Made an illustration for the Illustration Friday challenge. It’s also part of the same series about a little girl that I’ve been working on in a kind of on and off mode for the last year.

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A Viking ship painting

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My latest oil painting:

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The ship’s design and proportions are based on real Viking ships found by archeologists.

A girl has a sister

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Another illustration for my “a girl” series. Now she has someone to watch the stars with.

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a girl

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Made a couple watercolor illustrations this week-end. I’ve sketched this same girl quite a few times already, and now moved on to painting her, so I guess it might grow into a series.

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A dragon for Illustration Friday

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This week’s topic on Illustration Friday is Dragon, so I just couldn’t resist and made this illustration:

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another marker illustration

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Made another drawing with my new markers:

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Here’s how it looked before I added color to it. I kind of like both the colored and the black and white version.

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Fish and bear paw – can’t have both

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While preparing to a Classical Chinese class today, I came upon a popular chapter from Mencius (4th century BC) that mentions a hard choice between two of his most favorite delicacies, fish and bear paw, when he can’t have both. The choice is supposed to be a really hard one (and he chooses bear paw, which is supposed to sound really logical to the guy he’s talking to). This chapter is included in all the Classical Chinese textbooks, so I’ve read it many times, but each time I see it I still find it very funny, because I have this picture of the great philosopher standing in a supermarket and choosing between some fish and a packaged bear paw.
So this time I just couldn’t help it and made an illustration.

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The bubble reads “I can have both an once! Isn’t it wonderful!!” in Ancient Chinese. And the sign on the shelf is a typical Chinese supermarket sign that says “buy one get one free”.

pumpkin sketch

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I got a beautiful pumpkin for my birthday a couple days ago, so today I made a sketch of it, and I like how it turned out.
I might try a watercolor later to capture the color too.

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black paper sketchbook

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Here are some spreads brom my sketchbook. I’ve been really into drawing on black paper with white pens lately.

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