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Katamari of Oz

Katamari of Oz

Here’s my piece for the 8-Bit Lit Art Show held at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. We were to take any book and any game and run with it. I chose Katamari and Wizard of Oz. I chose them mainly due to the fact that I’m a Katamari Superfan and I felt Oz’s world meshes well with Katamari. I was careful to stay close to the book – I had to omit several things that I initially thought could be stuck to the ball, cause it was either created or altered in the movie, and I wanted to keep it simple.

It was super fun to be a part of this show. I met some really great people at the opening and saw some great art. I can’t wait to do more galleries! Thanks and high-fives to Michelle Wilens for setting up the show.
As an added bonus, NerdMelt posted this pic of Dan Harmon and Kumail Nanjiani playing DnD inches from my piece – Immense giddiness.

The gallery opening was sponsored by Super Inflated, and they provided some amazing balloon art that I was pretty obsessed over the whole night. The tunes were provided by DJ Oldboy who turned out some great mixes and super obscure geeky music goodness. I whole-heartily recommend using either for any of your geeky celebration needs. I intend to do so myself.

Sweep the Leg, Johnny!

sweep the leg, Johnny!

Recently, I started taking Karate classes. Similar to some other things I’ve learned before such as circuitry, felting, knitting, etc- karate looked like something I didn’t necessarily need to learn, but something that could definitely come in handy. Also like those skills, I sometimes wish that the process could fly by in montage form. It’s not the process as a whole that bums me out- I really like learning stuff. It’s especially awesome to find parallels between the new thing and other things. It seems to be the constant falling on my face that comes from the process of learning something new can make me wish I could skip the “figuring it out” phase. I just need to trust the process, and keep going, I guess. It also helps to have an awesome Sensei (shout out to Mark Cook!)

karate sketches

karate sketches

Another thing I’m trying out is linework with brush pens. I’m a huge fan of work done with brush pens/brushes, and I’m trying to figure it out.  It’s the expressive quality you can get with brushwork in it’s thick and thins that is super cool. Also, it’s really hard to hide hesitation in inking with brushwork, and as someone who noodles all the time, it’s cool that if you belabor a line, it gets terrible real quick.