whew – this video has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so stoked that it’s ready to be shared with all of you…my 2017 SKETCHBOOK TOUR!! I always enjoy watching sketchbook tours on youtube and listening to artist commentary. not only is it inspiring, but there’s something kind of relaxing about them.
as I mention in the video, I want to note that my sketchbooks are different from my art journals. my art journals are mixed media stuff that is more like completed works of art. my sketchbooks on the other hand, is where I’m working out all of the kinks: testing new supplies or colors, drawing, mindless illustrations, notes, etc.
I tend to work on a few at a time (and this year I’ve been bouncing between three of them), so that explains why it takes me so long to fully complete one. this particular sketchbook was started in December of 2016, and completed this August.
so grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and hop on over here to watch the full video tour (and it’s a nice a long one for ya!). I hope you guys dig it…
I’m thrilled to say that I’ve added yet another issue to my ongoing series of mini zines! and this one, is titled “pools”…
this third issue is about the summer after high school, when my best friend and I used to sneak into swimming pools. this particular memory is very personal, and something I’ve always wanted to incorporate into some sort of creative project. no joke, I’ve dabbled with illustrating and drawing this idea for years. I’m so happy to have captured it in a zine – a format I’ve become quite in love with over the past few months…
much like my other mini zines, you can take a video tour of this one over on my youtube channel! “pools”, along with a restock of “two weeks in may” and “things I’ve buried“, is available now in my etsy shop!
***UPDATE: all mini zines are now SOLD OUT! thank-you so so much to those who grabbed one! if you missed out, I’ll be doing a restock in September…so stay tuned 🙂 ***
+ check out this vlog on my youtube channel, where I explain the backstory on this spread and how I know when something I’m working on feels ‘done’!
+ side note – this is one of my early spreads that inspired my ‘lunar’ art journal workshop. I’m teaching this very class next month at the palos verdes art center on dec 2nd and again in the new year (where we’ll be setting some intentions for 2017!) at the art lounge on 101 on jan 8th…
I thought it might be fun to feature old projects or drawings of mine every once in a while. so, I’m stealing that very common ‘friday flashback’ thing from instagram, and using it as a means to highlight old artwork on bybun.
this abstraction, done in colored pencil on bristol (and clearly unfinished), was something I was working on about 2 years ago. before entering my grad school program, I was in a variety of drawing courses – as a means of keeping my skills up and enjoying some much missed studio time after my desk job/cubicle departure at 5pm. this was actually inspired from an underwater photograph of seaweed and bubbles – which I then turned into simple lines and a variety of depth by shading in a monochromatic palette.
maybe one day (like so many other projects), I’ll come back to this abstraction and finish it. (wishful thinking I’m sure).