Peony Princess Sketch

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 century...

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Sneak Peek of My Series Project

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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Florence’s Bridal Shower

Florence’s Bridal Shower

A little drawing for my friend Flo as part of the bridal shower gift I gave her. See the rest of the handmade gift I gave her here.

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Happy Birthday, Ian!

Happy Birthday, Ian!

A collaborative gift for our friend Ian Cuevas (www.gumisforlovers.com)! Henry did the drawing and I did the envelope. Check out the awesome bday picnic pics on Ian's flickr.

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

A little drawing I did as a gift to my brother-in-law's family when they finally moved from New York to San Diego!

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Pen and Ink Practice 3

Pen and Ink Practice 3

More, more, more practice! Here I try out my new Japanese G-Pen. (I bought the nibs from Amazon.) I learned of these pen nibs from Bakuman and noted that manga artists especially love them for their ability to draw in any direction. The result is a more "expressive"...

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Pen and Ink Practice 2

Pen and Ink Practice 2

In an effort to get better at using pen and ink, I turned to one of my favorite pen and ink artists, Aubrey Beardsley. I like to practice by trying to copy a work that I really admire. So, I chose Beardsley's picture of "Moska". It's one of his simpler and less...

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Pen and Ink Practice

Pen and Ink Practice

Henry recently got these cool nib pens and I decided to try them out - manga style! Maybe I've been watching too much Bakuman, but I'm all inspired to be a mangaka and make an anime! 😛 First step is... getting good at drawing with these pens! I'm definitely not used...

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Faces Sketch

Faces Sketch

I like to sketch out different headdresses and hairstyles! So I thought I'd share a page of my sketchbook where I explore different ideas. These kinda remind me of those fun activity books for kids. They provide a few basic line-drawings of faces, then you can fill in...

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Michelle Ma Belle

Michelle Ma Belle

A random gift for my friend Michelle! I think random gifts are better than obligatory holiday gifts not only because it's less stress on me (being able to give them on my own time), but it's much more of a lovely surprise. Just when you're least expecting it... BAM!...

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Happy Birthday Tabitha!

Happy Birthday Tabitha!

Happy 30th birthday to our good friend Tabitha of Haven Page Design!!! In honor of this event, Henry and I decided to do our first real col-lab piece! I think it turned out pretty great!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! In celebration of today and also my completion of this game, I made a little fan art! Here's to one of the most beautiful and romantic games I've ever played. ICO ♥

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“Home Is Where The Art Is” Flickr Photos

“Home Is Where The Art Is” Flickr Photos

Check out some photos of the opening event for "Home is Where The Art Is" at Hellion Gallery, San Diego! Here's the link to these photos in my Flickr set » Here's a link to more photos from the Hellion Gallery Facebook page »

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The Transformation Progress

The Transformation Progress

So here's a few shots of my latest piece called "The Transformation." I made this for the upcoming show "Home is Where the Art Is" at Hellion Gallery San Diego. The show begins tomorrow, July 10th and goes until the 15th. Same dates as Comic Con! Seeing how the...

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150 Likes

150 Likes

I recently hit 150 likes on my facebook page! Hooray! I drew this lady to commemorate the event. Thanks to everyone for all their support!

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Bird Spirit Progress

Bird Spirit Progress

Here's a shot of my latest piece in the works, "Bird Spirit." This actually started from a sketch I made while working on the "Deer Spirit" piece for the Jeff Adkins Art Auction. I guess I just got inspired by all kinds of animal spirits.

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Art Auction for Jeff Adkins Flickr Photos

Art Auction for Jeff Adkins Flickr Photos

[date] Check out some photos of the art auction and raffle benefit for Jeff Adkins at Subtext Gallery on April 21st, 2012! It was such a wonderful night of true kindness and generosity. I'm so glad my piece, "Deer Spirit", and my fiance's piece, "Desire Manifest",...

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Deer Spirit Progress

Deer Spirit Progress

[date] Here are some progress shots of my Deer Spirit piece. I forgot to take more progress shots along the way, but you can see the top photo has my initial idea sketch next to the basic outlines on the final deckle-edged paper. The second photo has my tracing paper...

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A Peek of What’s To Come

A Peek of What’s To Come

[date] This is a piece that I've been working on for myself. I want to make this year one full of magic and self-discovery! This lady of mystery is going to help me see a clearer picture.

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2012 Sketchbook

2012 Sketchbook

[date] A new year, a new sketchbook! And it's a fancy hard-cover one! Happy 2012, everyone! Here's to making this year full of art and happiness! 😀

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