I had such a great time over the past couple weeks, sharing the art of illustration (my favorite topic!) with students here at YCIS. I showcased a mini retrospective of my work from 2009-14, and also produced some new pieces exclusively for the event. The Open Studio was a place for interaction, conversation, and inspiration, and was intended to engage students to learn more about the arts in a unique way. I hosted tours of the gallery space, gave demonstrations of my painting techniques and led illustration-focused discussions. Here's a little recap and a peek at the space!
"The eye has to travel," said Diana Vreeland. I couldn't agree more! Travel is a source of endless inspiration for the creative personality - new sights, sounds, colors, people... Here's another sketch from my TUMI Travel Journal. More info via #tumiglobalcitizens.
It's Artist Open Studio time over at YCIS - and despite the fact that 99.9% of this blog's readers aren't my students - I thought it would be fun to share a little event promo video we made over at the office. (Shout out to Gabe Ostley for his video and editing skills!) In it, I talk about some of the projects I've done over the years here at Yew Chung International School; and also share a bit about my recent illustration work and upcoming painting series. And... for those of you in Hong Kong, feel free to get in touch if you'd like to drop by the Open Studio! It will run from March 10-21, 2014, and I'd be happy to give you a tour.
Life imitates art! My fashion illustrations of MAX&Co.'s spring parkas (see my most recent post) are featured in this video by MilkX Magazine. Some of Hong Kong's hippest trendsetters model the Pop Up Parka alongside my illustrated fashion plates.
Although it's nearly mid-March (and we're typically sweltering by now here in Hong Kong), there's been a streak of chilly weather lately, which means it's still light jacket season! (Yes, a cool temperature in this tropical city does require the use of an exclamation mark!) Perfect timing then, for my latest series of fashion illustrations, featuring MAX&Co.'s Pop Up Parka for spring. Each parka has a bit of flavor all its own - so I created a series of stylish illustrated ladies to show off the looks. From the "Romantic" to the "Sentimental", which parka would you choose?
Here's a feature with the illustrations in the February issue of MilkX Magazine (and a little interview with me, if you happen to read Chinese). Side note: MilkX is one of my favorite HK-based 'zines for its extensive use of cool and quirky art in each issue! Grab a copy at your local 7-11 if you're in town.