Monday, April 4, 2016

Upcoming workshops

Does it feel like Spring yet? My flowers are in bloom, my yard needs mowing, but springtime also means my travels begin. So, if you would like to come to one of my workshops, then take a look at where I'll be, and maybe it will be close:

Papercraft Classes & book signings
Wed. April 20,  Afternoon, Heartfelt Hobby and Crafts, Sandy UT Marker coloring workshop. Contact the store for more information.

Wed. April 20,  6-8pm, Treasured Memories, West Valley City UT Alcohol Ink painting workshop. Contact the store for more information.

Fri. April 22,  10-12, Heartfelt Hobby and Crafts, Sandy UT Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers workshop as part of their Spring Escape & Create Retreat. Contact the store for more information.

Sat. July 9th at Main Street Stamping in Tigard, OR. I know it's a long way off, but those classes are already nearly full, so contact the store to sign up soon!

Anime Conventions
Copic will be offering some great workshops at Denver Comic Con, June 16-19th.
Or, join me in LA at Anime Expo over the 4th of July weekend for awesome workshops.

For Kids
I teach a lot of local art classes throughout the year, but especially in the summer. Join me for a variety of ages, from preschool story time, up through teen classes. Here are some to look out for:

Sat. April 30th, 9am-3pm Girl's Rule event, Eugene OR. For girls age 9-14. I will be offering steampunk/fashion coloring workshops. Visit their website for more details.

Then, this summer I will be offering classes at Eugene LibrarySpringfield Library, and Fern Ridge Library. Most of those classes will be in July, so check each website for exact dates and times.

I can't wait to see you there!

Meanwhile, here is a drawing I made a month ago while at a demo. I didn't take step-by-step pictures of the process, and I don't remember what colors I used, but you can see that I used the airbrush to create the soft focus and lighting effects that you see in the background. I drew the outlines with a cool gray 0.1mm multiliner.

From pencil to final coloring took about 5 hrs. This was based on a photo given to me by my dear friend Maaike in the Netherlands.