Saturday, May 29, 2010

Poster, flyer and website

I haven't post anything recently. I am busy with doing post, flyer and label for the summer camp at the studio. I am also spending alot of time updating the Blue Tadpole Studio site. I don't really like updating ,adding pages, making icon and doing other stuff to the web site. I always end up spending alot more time then I needed.
well, time to go back to my work...

Friday, May 21, 2010

All colours!

I have finish all the colouring of the character and they look initeresting lining up together. Now I have to put them together in a poster.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

more colours!

I did more colour testing on the character, i think the colour vesion is starting to grow on me. I probably will do the rest of them in this style. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I decided to make all the children all weird skin colour. Yeah.. it look abit funny, but it look more interesting and I kind of like it. I am not sure i will go ahead and colour this way. or should I colour it normal, like the boy couples of post below?

Monday, May 17, 2010

more sketches

Some more sketches from the poster. I am in the process of inking them now. :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some student sketches

Some sketches I did for a summer camp poster I am working on. I did it awhile ago. Now i am in the process of colouring them and putting everything together. I will post the work in process here. I am plan on finishing everything in 3 days!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Painting Boy

Just testing some colour and style. Its done in photoshop, but its taken me longer than I expect. I will probably do another one and see If i can find a easier way to draw this.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A frog

I drew this a loooong time ago. I just feel the need to post it here. He is from a short story I didn't get to finish. The story been in the back of my head for a long time now. Hopefully, by post some of the character here, it will kind of make me have to will to pick up a pencil and finish the story. I am so weak sometime.....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gogo vs War Machine

My cat Gogo love the smell of War Machine! Everything I put it close to him, he will just bite it, probably thinking its a toys. Well, it is a toy, just not for him.
I am not a big fan of the new design of Ironman 2. I hate the triangle on his chest. But I love the design for War Machine. I will probably break down and buy a Hot Toys War Machine later....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Solid Potato Salad

Boys and girl,s better start eating your potato salad, may be you can turn all bendy like this. Yeah, the song stop at around one minute in and everything go crazy!! But the song kind of stuck in my head...

Monday, May 3, 2010


Last night I got a message from a parent.

Once in awhile, I will have angry parents telling me how bad a job I've been doing! Their kids had been in my class for 2 month and they don't see any big improvement. Or they don't see their children improve as quick as the others.

Seven or eight year ago, I might be all upset about how the parent think of me or my class. But now that I've been in the teaching business for over 15 years, I am actually happy that the parent are honest with me about it, instead of just quit and disappear. At the same time, I just feel sorry for the kids.

The child is 5, 6 year old and you cannot expect he or she to paint a master piece in 2 months. Sometime improvement will not shown on their sketchbook or drawing. Why do young children learn to draw? Other then learning the basic skill of drawing, they also need to learn to stay on task for an hour and have patient. Some parent have it wrong, they want their kid to draw like a adult in a year or so. Well, that's wont happen, or at least not in my class. I like to develops an interest of art within the children, when you are interested and have fun at what you are doing, I believe you will learn much quicker.

Sometime the most important thing about drawing is not the good looking picture at the end, it is process of drawing the picture. And that's what make being an artist fun.

Of course different children have different pace of learning, you just cant compair one to the other. if want you quick improvement within 2 months, others class will just force the children to draw draw draw with homeworks and assignments. The child might lost interest this way and that's the worst thing that could happen.

In the end I just suggest other art studio to the parent. Hope the child will continues to love art. That's probably the best thing I can do.

Saturday, May 1, 2010