Lax My nephew stay our house about a month!
Huntington Beach Art CENTER
Movie The Mystery of Picasso
Huntington Beach Art Center
My friend’s art work is sold!
Huntington Beach art center
SKILLSHARE’s new class
Volunteer at Huntington Beach Art Center
CENTERED ON THE CENTER
It’s already January 13th though!
SKILLSHARE CLASS : ODD BODIES
Teacher Tom Froese
Brushes Retro Supply : Premium Gouache Shader Brushes for Illustrator
I saw a cute squirrel.
I got a tripod.
Draw 50 Animals
Lee J. Ames
I tried something new!
my friend gave me this book.
This month challenge is to make SKILLSHARE’s class!
I’ll try. Hope I am getting better to make a class. 🙂
Turned in my artwork at Huntington beach Art Center!
My husband helped me to preparing.
My friend took me to the art center!
I was happy to see the art center staffs!
CENTERED ON THE CENTER
Huntington Beach Art Center
January 26 – March 9,2019
“IF YOU CAN dream it,
YOU CAN do it.”
Believe my friends.
Believe I can do it!
If someone needs these words.
Second one is for CENTERED ON THE CENTER.
Huntington Beach Art Center.
My friend said I need confident. I think so, too.
My friend came to my house so I cleaned the room.
She made button pins and magnets.
I scan the pictures and made a file!
She was happy to see her own products!
We went to Roger’s Gardens and Huntington Beach.
I went to LA to help my friend.
I answered my friend’s question.
I will rethink about my books and research the publishers in January.
I will start to send a copy of the books and send it to publishers in February.
She said, ” That’s a good plan.” 🙂
My friend asked me last week. “What is your next year’s goal?”
She asked me the same question about a years ago. 🙂
I said, ” I want to open the Etsy shop.”
I put some button magnets… But
This year I said, ” I want to publish a book.”
When I was an elementary school kid, I belong to a picture book club.
Make a story and illustrate.
When I lived in Japan, I bought about 30 Mother Goose books.
It was over $1000. But, I bought it. It was beautiful.
I found the book this link.
I already made some books.
She said, ” You need a plan.It has to be a really really good.”
I said, ” I don’t know how can I reach the goal.”
She said, ” Your goal is to publish the book.You can copy it and send it to the publisher.”
Around 2002-2004 I did.Recently I haven’t tried it.
Now I can see what I need to do.
I saw this sky the night.
Something is not quite right.
It is not what I wished!
Never ending. 🙂
Makers Arcade at San Diego
My friend ( I must draw) participated the event. 🙂
I went to help her set up etc.
Desiree has been helping me a lot.
I must draw Paper Goods Company
Apprication CENTERED ON THE CENTER
January 26, 2019 – March 9, 2019
Huntington Beach Art Center! 🙂
Study Hare body.
I read the book again.
First one I drew cute bunny.
I couldn’t draw mean Hare.
This time I want to draw a mean bunny, but a little bit cute!
How could I draw like that bunny! That’s my next project in this month.
Today my friend came to my house and we did bookbinding together.
She want to make her own picture book. So I showed how I do it.
She gave me a huge chocolate moose. ^ ^ I ate all!
Here is my final illustration for Mid – Century Masterclass.
The class was impressive. They provide so many useful resources.
It is so helpful. I am happy about my final.
I ordered many old golden books so I will keep study.
Thank you Dustion Lee and Brad Woodered.
Mock-up by Bill Akunevicz J
One of my goals is to draw a retro style picture book.
This class helped me a lot! I just started to understand mid-century illustration. I will keep trying
I participate the Mid-Century Illustration Mater Class 2 yesterday.
That was greatest class! I recommend to take this class.
If someone want to learn to draw retro illustration.
Here is my class project 1. I will redraw again.
I participate in the workshop online class at Skillshare. # week course and I needed to draw the original characters each week. It was challenging. I also Participate the Mid-Century Illustration Masterclass at Retro Supply Co. This one was the part of the project to draw a cover of Golden Book. I love Retro. I want to draw retro illustration! Today I participate in the antique Flea. I sold some of my collection. My neighbor was kind. I enjoyed talking with someone love Pyrex and Fireking!!!
Skillshare’s class project : Week3
Teacher Nina Rycroft
Skillshare’s workshop Character illustration
Teacher Gabrielle Brickey
Workshop homework : week1 ( Teacher – Gabriel Picolo )
End up like this today. To draw the human is not easy!.
I went to pick up the box at the leasing office today.
They wore my pins. I am glad that. I heard kids liked it, too.
I was very happy. 🙂
30-second drawing practice workshop of Skillshare.
The stuffed animal is one of my story’s character.
I was good at sawing.
Today there was Halloween parade at leasing office at the apartment.
I donated button pins and magnets. I hope they liked it! 🙂
The practice of drawing
Art Fest at Huntington Beach Art Center!
I had a good time! Cute customers.
I am preparing for art fest.
Three of them were excited to climb the rock!
LeLe was enjoying to feel the water and watch them from the ground!
I love sakura!
They arrived at the small island.
There are lemon trees on the top of the island.The lemons are sweet!
My mom asked me to draw the white bears story. I haven’t it for a long time!
This one is part of my Lemon tree story. I started to draw 2010 and haven’t finished. I will!
I will be participating in Surf City Arts Fest!
I finished the project yesterday! Here is a free link to watch. But you need to make an account at Skillshare. You don’t need to be a premium member though. In case if you want to watch! This time I got one by one support! She was kind and encouraged me! Also, Tammy, Muneya and my husband kenji helped me this time, too! Ms. M gave me advice,too! I do appreciate! I think Skillshare is a good community.
Here is my Skillshare intro
I can sing a rainbow. It’s a children’s song.
I used copy paper and drawing paper.
I cut it out by a cutter.
When I work at Children’s center, they cheer me up to study art.
16 years ago! I can’t believe.
Gouache Shader Brushes for Adobe Illustrator
When I was kid, I liked the craft.
I was working as an Aide at Children’s center from 2001. All the teachers and staff were very kind to me. I was shy and didn’t have self-confident. But the teacher said ” We love you” and ” We need you” That made me so happy.
2002, I had a homework to illustrate children’s song.
People liked it. It changed my life. I thought I want to be an illustrator for children’s book. I took art classes. I self-published my picture book in 2010.
I started to send illustrations to hospital from 2008 till now.
My father was in the hospital. So I wanted to cheer him up.
I wanted to cheer people who patient, patient’s family, staffs, and visitor, too
I started as a volunteer at Huntington Beach Art Center from 2010-2017
My friend asked me to join the CRAFTED PORT OF LA in 2012.
It’s an open weekend. Many handmade artists sell a handmade product.
I sold a stuffed animal, card, keychains, picture book, bag, and illustration.
I was trying to make cute things at that time. We did for a year and quit. It was a サイトを表示good experience. I could see the people’s smile. It made me happy. Around that time I had a chance work with Japanese people. I do appreciate that.
I started work from 2013. It was not related to art.
I wanted to make a good magnet. So I was kept buy the magnet material and tried. I quit work 2017. I was watching YouTube then I found the online class called Skillshare. I loved to watch. There is all answer to my question.
The teacher encourages and staffs are super supportive. I made a class in April.
It was harder than I thought. But I could finish because of someone looking forward to it. I hope this time I can make a better class.
I also need to mention Dustin of RetroSupplyCo.
My illustration was too simple and boring. So I wanted to change.
When I was watching the Skillshare’s class, I found this company.
Dustin gave me a courage to start this blog.
Skillshare and RetroSupplyCo were my motivation right now.
The problem is I am not good at explaining.
I look around house and I choose this toaster for my favorite silver color one!
My husband’s friend gave us for wedding gift 2006.
I love this design.
People Extra Audrey Hepburn
I used PhotoBaker for retro look.
I love movies from late 1930 to late 1960.
My favorite actors are Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
Actress are Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland,
Julie Andrews, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth.
My fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, Follow the Fleet, High Society,
Singing In The Rain, Cover Girl, Mary Poppins and Bewitched.
Frostie BLUE CREAM SODA
I love blue color. Of course I love glass bottle,too.
This one is only for display own my shelf…
I love blue and silver color. I love glass that’s why I named
SILVER BLUE GLASS but I regret.
All words are so difficult to pronounce!
What I love… Antique retro things
I collect Payrex,Fireking and anchor Hocking.
I took the picture iPhone and used photoBaker by RetroSupplyCo!
I learned about branding at SKILLSHARE class.
I am thinking to change SILVER BLUE GLASS Logo!
Short spell and I want to make smile so add smile the bottom.
June is the rainy season in japan.
This illustration for hospital next month.
Black magic Halftone brush
I used Vector Hero brush.
I put glue on the fabric.
I just place the glass
I finished my project and published SKILLSHARE’s class yesterday.
There are so many tutorial already so I just wanted to show the important tips.
I used many pictures so I thought I will never finish!
but some people liked my project and some people always cheer me up
so I could finished. My Japanese accent English is very bad
but I am please that I could completely finished.
My friend correct my English, other friend teach me about inkjet printer,
SKILLSHARE’s staffs are kind, all SKILLSHARE’s teacher’s class are encouraged me and my husband support me.
I took good nap and cleaned up my room
so I feel happy now.
P.S Thank you so much who liked my project that was my motivated!
Still need to edit, but getting close.
I will do my best.
I am still preparing…
I watch SKILLSHARE every day.
First one I couldn’t draw all. Second one I could.
Third one I draw look at a picture I took.
My 30days challenge is not to be afraid making mistakes and show its.
I went to in n out! though…
Practice of drawing today.
I love adobe illustrator because I can undo as much as I want.
That’s why I didn’t try others. I can’t undo.
But I tried water color today.
I made a Echizen washi button magnet which I wanted to make.
I sent a sample paper and I got replied today!
I tried to make it by myself and worked well. 🙂 I appreciate!
I feel the people’s kindness through taking online class and tutorial.
Because people are trying to help other.
Maybe that’s why. So nice
more button pin and magnet.
We watched the angels baseball game yesterday.
I am wondering which one is better.
I did some test of glues.
A cherry blossom picture from my sister.
I really want to see cherry blossom trees in this season!
I draw this before, I changed the retro color and I used retro brushes. 🙂
I made button pins.
I tried use green, black and white.
I like this and I’m happy.
A green Salad rough sketch and illustration first try.
I draw a illustration vertically and typed diagonal.
I took a picture of button pin.
3/25/2018 I bought magnets today.
Chicks and hats were added.
Here is my facebook link
Changed sakura color,shape, Bears are holding Japanese sweet.
I added little bag and camera.
I changed the background color pink because spring is cherry blossom season
First I choose pink and black colors.
He brought the flowers to his girlfriend.
I changed the direction of the lady.They face each other.
It will be more happy illustration I think.
Two-tone color background.
Round pan 丸い感じのフライパン
Sharp pan ちょっと シャープなフライパン
Black – pepper Salt- white label.
Hi I’m Tomoko. I love arts.
I started to take online course call SKILSHARE from Feb.
I took Brad Woodard’s illustrator class.
When I saw his illustration, I though I want to draw like him.
Retro Supply co is a resource company for designer.
I have a complex my illustration is too simple.
I bought VectorFuzz, VectorSupply and Matchbook Machine.
These product will help to solve my problem.
The owner Dustin and all stuffs are kind.
There are many tutorials and I followed his way.
RETRO SUPPLY Co
Vectorfuzz, VectorSupply and Matchbook Print Machine.