10 Things Self-Portrait

I was tagged by Leeanna to do another photo “meme” (here’s my previous 16 Things About Me meme), so I needed to take another self portrait. So I took some more pics of myself and had fun experimenting with layers in Photoshop.

Here is the 10 Things About Me List:
1. I’ve eaten crickets and ants willingly. I ordered them at a restaurant. 😀
2. My favourite comfort drink is tea. I drink it every single day.
3. When I was 3yrs old, I assumed the identity of a rabbit for almost a year. My parents were very worried. lol. (Story is here.)
4. I have 2 tattoos and want to get more. The only thing holding me back is deciding on a good design, and the fact that I faint around needles. :S
5. My dream is to live in Europe someday. I’ve been wanting to do this when I first visited the UK with my Grandmother when I was 12.
6. I used to have a Japanese penpal and we wrote letters back and forth for years. We have since lost touch, but I’m happy she was a part of my life.
7. I swear my cat has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)… he gets totally stressed out if I don’t go to bed at a certain time every night.
8. I’m very indecisive with almost everything in my life… except for when it comes to art.
9. I love Spring + Fall, and don’t like Summer + Winter. I don’t like extreme heat or cold. I like it just right.
10. I’m not religious at all. It has no place in my life.

Press: Vinyl Pulse + Twitter

I haven’t posted in a week because I came down with a bad cold and it knocked me out for a few days. 😦 Luckily I’m over it now, but being sick has pushed back my projects by a week, and now I have lots to catch up on. I missed a very important deadline I was aiming for — more to come on that. :S

Anyways, Vinyl Pulse wrote a nice post where they suggested me as someone to follow on Twitter!  Isn’t that sweet! 🙂

In Progress: Kalua Moola Custom, Part 3

Here’s another in progress pic of my Kalua Moola custom for the Artist Crossover Series with Argonaut Resins!  As you can see, I’ve painted a bit more on this guy since my previous post.  I added a teal cloud to the bottom part of his body and his ears, and I’ve drawn the tribal-styled designs on his forehead and I’m painting them in dark purple (I know it looks a bit like black, but it’s really dark purple). Still got a ways to go…

In Progress: Kalua Moola Custom, Part 2

Below is a pic of my Kalua Moola custom with the first 2 or 3 coats of purple paint on him. This paint is very thin and takes several coats to build up a nice smooth opaque look (it took like 10 coats), so that’s why it looks a bit “patchy” right now. I left parts of him white because they will be painted different colours.  You can see my design + colour key sketch in the background. 😉

In this next pic, I’ve finished the purple base coat (you can see it’s nice and opaque after lots of layers), and I’ve started painting his eyes.  I like to start with the eyes because I think that really starts to bring the character and personality alive.  Do you like the yellow paint?  🙂   His nose, ears and bandages will be a different colour, so I’ve left them unpainted for now.

Next I added an outline around the eyes. I think his personality is really starting to come through. You can see what colour his ears will be….

More to come soon…