Friday, February 26, 2010

Indian-inspired tatoos

Grade 1 classes are generally all about the fundamentals of art. Shapes, lines, color...and for patterns, we tried looking at Indian-henna tattoo patterns and tried to copy and create our own.
Not a lot of kids are finished with their work at present, and crayon etching is tiering business for their young hands, but the awe of etching, how the colors suddenly appear so brilliantly against the black...well, it had them furiously coloring just to have that magic happen in their artwork. I'm deeply satisfied and so are they! So much so that they want to work at home just to finish, so I tell them to start making their own at home. I'll bet they'll have a blast showing off to their parents.
My students from top left to right: Liam Tomas, Ulrich Tadeo, Cheena Chua, Bea Tang, Jillian Villafuerte, Jig Ang, Gavin Lee, and James Lin. Thanks guys for making it fun!!!

Nothing beats a hand-written card.

I'm testing designs for note cards for future sale. I like the black and white feel of note cards, they're self-sealing too, having a little tab at the back. They still need work though, the "Thank you" cards look a little bare.
All illustrations are hand-drawn on my tablet. : )
Oh, if have any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear it.
Monday, February 15, 2010

Cubist Faces!

My high school students are really proud of their work. And I couldn't be happier for them. A feeling of success shines from their eyes and I realize that these moments are what I live for. Congratulations Juniors!
Thursday, February 04, 2010

I'm making monogrammed note cards. Well, soon.

It's an idea that Creative Ad has encouraged me to do. And why not? I tried making a monogram of the letter z, getting inspiration from an art nouveau poster,...but it still doesn't look right. Will work on it!