works in progress

artwork, works in progress, drawing

Ichi-go Ichi-e - One Shot, One Life digital art

This is a design I made for a t-shirt contest yesterday, but I'm not sure if I want to tweak more or just submit and get it over with. The original image is a woodblock print made by Mizuno Toshikata, which I've updated and added some text since I have studied kyudo. I first did a freehand pen sketch on paper, then I used Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom Tablet to copy the marks into vector brush strokes. The circle is Ensō, a Zen symbol of enlightenment. EDIT: Took off the extraneous large lines and made better leaves.

Ichi-go, Ichi-e : One Shot, One Life (digital freehand art)


artwork, drawing, works in progress

WIP - Oviraptor

Technically, Oviraptor is actually a misnomer. The name means "egg thief" because the fossil was found near a nest of eggs, but it later turned out it was a parent dinosaur on its own nest, locked forever protecting it's brood. This will be a watercolor with a more believable dinosaur thieving from an ancient bird similar to Archaeopteryx, who flees it's nest made hidden inside a cycad, which is a group of plants that may bear a resemblance to palm trees but are much more ancient. This will be a gift for a cousin's nephew. :)

Graphite and watercolor sketches

Graphite and watercolor sketches