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A Chuseok Life Drawing, 2016

On the third day of Chuseok, Jankura Artspace held a special Chuseok themed life drawing session. Instead of having a ton of food on stage, our model wore the dress part of a hanbok.

This time I had misplaced my black pen, so I used only blue and red ball point pen with white, blue and green colored pencils for highlights, hair and clothes.

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Have a happy Chuseok and keep arting!

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Nine Tailed Fox Drawing Session!

What does one do on the 9th day of the 9th month of the year? Draw nine-tailed foxes of course!

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While cats have nine lives, foxes, if they survive, gain tails. Once they’re a thousand years old, they’ll have-nine tails. Also they want to become human. For some reason. And to do that, they need to eat a hundred human livers. Or hearts. It depends on who’s telling the story.

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Of course creatures that live that long learn a thing or two about transformation.

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Sometimes though, we just gotta draw others drawing.

Keep arting my friends!

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Lookin’ Forward to Inktober 2016

Can you feel it? Something is just around the corner. Prepare your brushes and pens, for next month will be Inktober!

InkTober rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
4) Repeat

Keep arting my friends!

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Sunday Portrait Session

Time for a three hour session!

I decided to start with my current standard of ball point pen, water color pencil and brush pen:

I also decided to try some actual water color:

I used a water color brush pen. No dipping for water, just squeeze! So far I’m loving it!

Keep arting my friends!

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Monkey vs Robot

So, a few weeks ago I noticed I had four 20 x 20 cm pieces of hanji laying around. I don’t remember why they were there, but they were. And so I drew a monkey on one of them:

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Having a monkey on hand, I had to decide what to do with the other pieces. Two options came to mind. My first thought was to make a portrait style for each sign of the Eastern Zodiac. But then I remembered a song…

So monkey vs robot it is!

After I drew up the sapiens and automatons, I had a tough choice. I really liked the pieces in black and white. But I also wanted to add some color. So I did! I decided to have all the pieces be connected with red…

The monkeys I colored with orange and a warm green, while the robots I colored with blue and violet.

I’m thinking of keeping them together as a tetraptych, because that’s a friggin’ awesome word few of us get to use all that often.

I will be doing a few memes with these as well. Here’s one:

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If you like, feel free to share! And as always, keep arting my friends!

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Saturday Life Drawing, August 27

I wasn’t able to make Friday’s drawing session this week, so I went Saturday instead. Started off with some quick ball point pen sketches:

As the poses went longer, I decided to do some comic framing to put them all together. I decided to add some song lyrics when I posted them to Instagram.

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“All the things she said, running through my head. This is not enough.”

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“Life, it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters, no one else.”

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“Life is but a dream.”

Both the Friday and Saturday life drawing session at Jankura this week was a Man Ray themed night. I took the surrealism into comic paneling. Until next time, keep arting my friends!