Besides the illustration works, I’ve been teaching drawing for almost two months already. Honestly it’s my first try to teach a private drawing class, but it turns out to be really good. My student enjoys the class all the time and keeps improving. I also learned to keep the task interesting while challenging. I’m expecting my second kid so for right now I have no plan to take more students, but I’m seriously considering that maybe during fall I’ll open my drawing studio for beginner art lovers. It’s so enjoyable to share tips of doing arts with young art lovers and help them do better and enjoy more.
Working on a new book! The fourth book this year. Hmmm, seems still a productive year so far 🙂 It’s such a pleasure to bring the story to life, To build up an imaginative world and give it some magic touch.
Well, sorry for being SOOOO quiet for the past 5 months! (FIVE months already! Time flies!!) Here are some quick updates. We moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Des Moines, Iowa, yep, big change 🙂 I’ve just finished two children’s books and here is some sneak peek of the illustrations. Working on another new children’s book currently, hope I can get it done next month! Change, Challenge and Creativity! I’ll keep you guys posted! 🙂
Recently I’m working on a new picture book. It’s really fun to draw the setting of a colorful little town. I’ve drawn and painted this kind of small town several times before but every time I had some new ideas and inspirations to explore the style a little bit. This time I’ve tried to make the characters more appealing to beginner readers (the target audience of this picture book) and the overall color tone bright and cheerful.
I decide to use the name given by Linda, “Soaring”, which comes with an air balloon soaring in the unlimited sky, it’s so like a fairy tale!
Well this piece is the 2nd part of a 3 set commissioned work. Looking forward to the 3rd one! Have been working on it for long time. Sometimes it’s struggling sometimes it comes so easy. No matter how much time it takes to complete one piece, one thing is for sure, quality comes with love. So do enjoy the process and the journey to the “result”.