Sailor Moon Fan Art

I was browsing around on Instagram and came across Thumbprint Gallery (@thumbprintgallery), a local low-brow art gallery located in La Jolla. They were promoting an Anime Fan Art Show and inviting artists to participate. I thought there must've been some kind of news...

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Inktober 2016

This year I decided to do the popular Inktober drawing challenge going around social media. I found out about it at the last minute on Instagram and I was worried that I was jumping into something that I wouldn't be able to complete. An ink drawing for every day of...

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Star Map Wedding Gifts

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend two weddings in one month for two of my very good friends. As a gift, I made these custom paintings depicting the sky above each wedding. Using an online star chart calculator, I found the exact position of the stars unique to...

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Watercolor Peony Flower Card

Even though I've been busy with work lately, I've managed to make time for a little art. Henry's been painting a mural for an art show (opening tomorrow night!), so we've been making lots of trips over to the gallery so he can work on it. It's been fun and refreshing...

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Rainy Day Sketching

The weather report says it will rain for this whole week! So I'm staying cozy at home and sketching on my Cintiq πŸ™‚ Here's a little peek at my latest sketch. I will give this heroine lots of adornments. Recently, I've found a treasure trove of beautiful jewelry on...

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Happy New Year 2016

It's β€ͺNew Year's Eve‬ and there's so much to celebrate! I'm well again (no more bronchitis!), it's about to be a new year, and my facebook page reached over 500 Likes!!! What a great way to start the new year! Sending love and gratitude to everyone out there. 2016 is...

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Merry Christmas 2015

Despite coming down with a bad case of Bronchitis with Pleurisy which kept me at home recovering instead of travelling to see my family, I'm determined to keep the Christmas spirit alive! So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you out there! Be well and...

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Halloween Wolf Mask

Happy Halloween 2015! Since I enjoyed making a cat mask last year, I thought I'd try to make another cool, colorful, tribal mask this year. I changed it up this time and made a wolf mask. (It could also be a fox or a dog.) I started from the same blank cat mask from...

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Flying

My first sketch on my Cintiq 13HD! I just love how quickly I can create with it. There's no fear of messing up the paper or colors since there are infinite digital retries, but drawing the lines and seeing them on the screen is a much more efficient and accurate...

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My New Cintiq

I've been drawing, but not posting lately because I've been a bit preoccupied with this bad mamma-jamma. I finally bought myself a Cintiq drawing tablet and it is AWESOME! Game changing awesome. I love it and I should've gotten one sooner. So more digital drawings...

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Rose Quartz Princess Sketch

For today's sketch, I'm having fun trying out some pretty new eyes and practicing my watercolor techniques. I usually like a lot of my characters to be pupil-less because I want to make them more mythical and less human. However, I think it's also nice to see the...

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Mermaid Sketch

Another sketch to practice watercolor and ink techniques. I used a little gold paint to give this mermaid some tribal animal-stripe markings or tattoos. I imagine she is gathering magic pollen from a few fiery underwater flowers. It feels good to just sketch - just...

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Floating Sketch

Today's sketch is inspired by the weather, Incubus, and Yoshitaka Amano. Weird combo, I know. But it's been sooo hot and humid lately, I wish I were floating in a nice, cool pool somewhere. My favorite band growing up, Incubus, is coming to San Diego on Sunday and,...

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Dango Girl Sketch

Another ink and light acrylic wash sketch. I'm really enjoying quickly adding watery colors right over my gel-ink lines. Again, I'm practicing using ink and colors and not focusing much on subject matter or line quality. Just keeping it loose and fun. I also added...

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Ink & Light Acrylic Sketch

I woke up early this morning for some reason and I had the urge to try sketching with pen and washy colors. I used a black gel pen, an ink brush pen, and some super watered-down acrylic paint. I've been following Maruti Bitaman and Soey Milk on Instagram and I'm...

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Comic Con 2015

This year, Henry and I caught a lucky chance to go to Comic Con on Sunday. We weren't really interested in any of the panel talks scheduled for the day, so we spent the afternoon perusing the giant exhibit hall. We saw a bunch of great artists doing live sketching and...

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Henna

I've been dabbling in henna tattoos off and on since 2007-ish. During June, I join a lovely group of henna artists for Summer fun at the Del Mar Fair (It's now called the "San Diego Fair"). Here's a couple of my favorite henna pieces I completed just last month. It's...

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300 Likes

I can't believe I've made it to 300 Likes on my facebook page! πŸ™‚ I'm so grateful for all the support from all of you. Your Likes are my reminders to keep making more art! As a token of my appreciation, please enjoy this dreamy, cosmic lady sketch I made. Thank you...

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Chartpak Marker Sketch

A little sketchbook practice/test using Chartpak Markers and brush pens. I love how bold the colors ended up and they blended together fairly nice. I want to work on getting a good, smooth gradient... maybe next time I'll try different paper (my sketchbook paper is...

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Peony Princess Sketch

Here's a look at the line art for my Peony Princess before adding color. I worked with a number of graphite pencils along with white charcoal to build up some shadows and highlights. I also worked on a piece of tan-colored paper. I'm really not sure what kind of paper...

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Halloween Cat Mask

This year, I made my own mask for Halloween. I started with a blank cat mask I bought from Artists & Craftsman Supply. Then, I cut and glued shapes out of construction paper and created this crazy, colorful, tribal pattern. I didn't really have a clear plan for how I...

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Black Cat Halloween Card

"When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be with you on Halloween" I made this black cat Halloween card for a friend. It's just ink colored in around my pencil sketch. I can't take full credit for this design - it's based off of this one I saw on the...

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Sketching Miracola Techniques

Happy Easter everyone! I love watching artist Jeff Miracola's Youtube videos of him sketching and painting. So I got inspired to try some of his techniques on one of my sketches. (Even got my cd cover paint palette! haha!) I thought it would be good practice to just...

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The Getty Flickr Photos

It was my birthday last month and in celebration I took a fun trip to Los Angeles. While I was there, I visited The Getty Museum for the first time. It something I've been meaning to see ever since college and taking all those art history classes! Now, I'm very...

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Sneak Peek of My Series Project 2

This post is a continuation of a previous post: http://www.harmonygong.com/2013/journal/sneak-peek-of-my-series-project/. I thought the first post was getting rather long with all the pics, so I just split it at the halfway mark. So this will be the place to see the...

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Happy Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween everyone! In celebration of today, I sketched and colored this vampire countess. As she swirls her wine, she contemplates the status and reputation of vampires in this...

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Sneak Peek of My Series Project

*update:11/17/13 *update:10/13/13 *update:9/30/13 *update:9/20/13 *update:7/28/13 *update:7/4/13 Here's a sneak peek of a personal project I've been working on. The plan is to make a series. The longest series I've ever made... and then, hopefully, try to make this...

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