Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hawaii Watercolor Society Small Kine Show

I'm exhibiting some work at the Hawaii Watercolor Society Small Kine Show, which runs from 29 July to 9 August 2014 at Art at Mark's in Chinatown, Honolulu
Stop by if you're in the area!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hawaii SCBWI Illustrators Sketch Session at Honolulu Museum of Art

Today I got together with some awesome illustrators from the Hawaii SCBWI chapter to sketch at the Honolulu Museum of Art. We had a great time!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Four Great Apps for Artists

I've recently (and finally!) upgraded my flip phone to a smart phone.  In doing so, I've discovered a bunch of really cool apps for artists.  The following are in no particular order.  I've included a short description for each app, but for more information, please click on the links to visit each app's page in iTunes. 

1.  Accuview   This app is a drawing aid that allows artists to place a grid over photos taken from a smart phone.  The grid helps artists to get correct proportions and to map out compositions in their drawings.  

2.  Pose Tool  This app is a useful reference tool for drawing figures.  You can manipulate body parts on the figure (male or female) to create custom poses. 

3.  Perspective for Artists  This app allows artists to create one and two point perspective grids.  You can import a photo and overlay the perspective grid on top of it for accurate perspective in your drawings. 

4.  Handy  This app contains rotatable hands (male or female) in a number of poses. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Secret Island and Camping at Ho'omaluhia

For CJ's birthday we went with some friends to "Secret Island" at Kualoa Ranch and Camping at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens.  We got rained on while we were camping, but we had a great time!

Boat to Secret Island
Dock at Secret Island overlooking the Ko'olau Mountains

View from the boat ride out to Mokoli'i

Setting up the tent at Ho'omaluhia

View of the Ko'olaus from Ho'omaluhia

Our Buddies!