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A little about my artwork: I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Poe is Back!

Poe is back!
 Round two
 I am very happy to see Michael restart this pledge drive to get Poe animated
Just click on the above image to bring you to the
indiegogo pledge site

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

ASIFA - East

This year I will not be able to go, because I will be eating cake with my uncle for his birthday. I am a little bummed because it is away for me to stay connected to the world of animation and also catch up with a few friends who are still working in the business. But there is nothing to be done about it there is always next year and family comes first. But if you enjoy animation I would suggest going and having a great time!

   my uncle and I

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Illustrtaion Friday "heights"

Illustration Friday
pen and ink digitally painted
17.5 X 9

When I saw this week’s challenge “heights” Ferdinand jumped out at me
 (so to speak)
I illustrated this book last year and I remember really enjoying working on it. The story is written in rhyme that flowed from page to page. This flow made my job so much easier.
Everyone has a dream:
 Something he wishes he could do. Ferdinand Frog dreamed of flying, but things that flew had wings. Frogs don't. Did Ferdinand's dream remain just that, an unfulfilled dream?
Paperback: 32
 pages Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC (June 28, 2011)
  Language: English ISBN-10: 0983274002
  ISBN-13: 978-0983274001
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My life has been out of sync since my dog “G” who is 14yrs old had a Vestibular episode over two weeks ago. She is on the mend and I am hoping for a full recovery.

armrest on LIRR
Last Wednesday I got a small break from the whole dog business with a trip using the LIRR to the DMV in NYC to renew my driver’s license I sat down and seen this little beauty.

 I got there early to avoid longer lines, what I did not expect is to get out in 20min this gave me way too much time before I start work.

So I ran a few errands and took a few pictures along the way of my NYC. I started my journey at “License X-Press” 300 West 34 streets (Between 8th & 9th Ave)

I was walking uptown and decided to walk through Bryant Park located between 40th and 42nd street and fifth and sixth avenue. I stopped into the New York Public Library to visit the original Winnie-the- Pooh Stuffed animal it was purchased as a birthday gift for Christopher Robin Milne (1921) it is located in the Central Children’s Room.

Side note: (“Interestingly, Shepard's sketches of Pooh were not based on Christopher Robin's bear, but on Growler, the much-loved bear belonging to Graham, the artist's son. Shepard's granddaughter, Minette, took the tired and worn Growler with her to Canada during the war, where, sadly, he lost a battle with a Scottie dog in a Montreal garden. Piglet had suffered a similar fate years before in an English orchard, but lived to tell the tale!”)

From there I left to go to Home Depot on 3rd Ave and somewhere in the 50’s, to look at interlock foam mats for my dog “G”; after that I started to walk over to 1st avenue and went into Bed Bath and Beyond as I was wondering around the store when I got a phone call from my friend Lisa she was heading to her art studio. The studio is located in Queens’s close to the East River and oddly just on the other side of the river where I was shopping on. As we were talking I started to walk to toward the river and past the” Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden” I have never seen this building nor heard about it but I will go back and visit it.

I found a little park next to the river and sat down a bench talked to my friend who was just on the other side of 59th Street Bridge. I also ate my lunch it was a little chilly but I enjoyed the view all the same.


My last stop was “The Society of Illustrators” located on 63rd between Lexington & Park avenue they are having a show till May 5th called “Ice Age” To the Digital Age. I never seen Ice Age but for a buck how could I go wrong I always like looking at the thinking process of making an animated film and I did enjoyed it.

My final stop was work on 63rd &Lexington

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Illustration Friday "Puzzled"

Illustration Friday

"When did that happen?"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Illustration Friday "Vocal"

Illustration Friday
 Blind Benny

pen & ink digitally painted

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter & Passover

Because of the craziness of this week that does not want to stop.
 I didn't have anytime to create 
  anything new
so we have to do with this
pen & ink,
& have a safe

Friday, April 6, 2012

Look what I GOT!

Look what I GOT!
For the last three days I have been helping my friend Michael packs up his life into boxes.
It has been a long time since we spent that much time together; you don’t realize what you are missing out on till it hits you in the head.  
 The studio is downsizing like the rest of the world and holding on to a space of that size is no longer needed. (See link)    
 It was great to walk down memory lane packing up books we adapted into animated specials as well as the artwork.  (I said oh wow a lot)
I found this little gem of artwork under some other papers and asked if “I have I could have it?” So that’s the story.

Also this second piece of artwork is from another friend of mine Lisa who I am doing an exchange with.
One of the modalities I use as a massage therapist is Reiki (energy work) I am doing a series of sessions on her in exchange for the artwork.
 What is also cool about this is she is creating the watercolor with me in mind so I can’t wait to see it finished.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

IF "Return"

Illustration Friday

The cat came back the very next day the cat came back thought it was a goner Oh the cat came back....   Well something like that

 pen & ink digitally painted
siz: 5X7

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