Blog, Tutorials & Lessons

Limb Learning: Why Movement Molds Your Mind

I have once wondered why people read as if they were trying to feel the words brushing against the tip of their fingers. I have once observed how musicians would move to the rhythm of the song they are playing, as if they were experiencing rather than expressing. I have once heard the phrase that explained these movements: “Limb Learning”

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A Pirate's Life, Blog

10 Things I Told My Students

This year’s been a surprising experience for me, mainly because my career took me somewhere I didn’t see myself getting into. I found myself somewhere I didn’t expect, somewhere that was completely unplanned; and I loved every second of it. I became a teacher to 400+ senior year students.

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Projects

Secret Caves: Process, Notes, and Tips

The idea popped up on the first day of the new year; January 1, 2016. I was looking around my Facebook Page and Instagram, and I realized I haven’t made a rendered digital painting for awhile now. I have a list of projects on my notebook and I thought maybe this would get the ball rolling for me for the new year. Kind of like a stretch sketch just to warm up.

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Projects

Inktober 2015: Gallery, Thoughts, and Quotes

Inktober is an annual online event where in several artists participate in in the month of October. The challenge is to create an inked artwork, drawing, and or sketch everyday for 31 days straight. I was glad that I was able to participate this year and let me tell you, it is a fun and addictive practice with tons of benefits in the end.

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Projects

The Fort: Process and Notes

After finishing The Treehouse I decided to experiment a bit more on the topic. If that gave a more jungle feel to it I wanted to paint something a little bit more for a child, preferably somewhere along the lines of a child having his or her own fort/treehouse in the middle of the woods near home or a natural park; maybe giving a more playground feel to it too. I wanted to imagine a place where a kid would want to spend time in, maybe with his or her friends or just alone. Somewhere to read, somewhere to play, somewhere to go that’s both safe and adventurous. And like I said before, I’ve always wanted a treehouse, and this maybe close to how I wanted it to look and where.

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Projects

The Treehouse: Process

Here’s a fun fact, the entire time I was making this illustration I was listening to “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins. This one was heavily inspired by Disney’s Tarzan. (And also I’ve always wanted a treehouse..) Process When I finished making Island House my mom came to me and told me she had […]

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