Miniature Painting

KODAK Digital Still Camera

I took time to make something with my hands and some gouache paint today. It is always a grounding experience to push color around with a tiny paintbrush. This image has been in my head for a while. I tend to wait to start a piece until I have figured out what the most effective medium is to tell the story, and I don’t always know where the story may end up. The way I see it though is that the most important part is just to start.

A Friend Like You

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A Friend Like You:

I want to be a friend like you.

You told me that we met a long time ago

in a space both silent and cold.

There we drifted

side by side

as tiny crystals twirled down upon your ground.

With eyes of approval and a chuckle

you said to me,

“My child let’s be friends, crawl inside my warmth.”

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Tappy the Mustard Toad 3.0

Mustard toads like playing games too…they just don’t know you’re not supposed to eat the equipment.

I’ve been teaching myself how to animate using 2D tools. Here’s a little short.

Art & Play

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Sometimes I plan pieces from beginning to end. Other times I find them while playing and moving my paint brush around the paper.

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The new piece “Journey to Water” was  a piece I “found” and I slowly tinkered away at it for brief moments at a time.

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I keep finding inspiration for color palettes and textures while taking walks by the ocean and the park.

 

with smiles

-Yan