Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm back

Sorry I've been missing in action for so long... here's a couple updates!

Had my last class at SAIC on Friday, and also my BFA Time Arts Show that night... I'm graduating in a week! This is the animation I showed at the show! It's a little bit of hand drawn but mainly digital.

I recently wrote a song about godzillas and thunderstorms... thought you might enjoy it. It's in Japanese but I'm hoping you can still get a laugh out of it from the overall tone...

Godzilla Loves Thunderstorms (final battle) by Pickled Plum

If you're interested in other tracks I've written, you can listen to them here :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lake During Overcast

I did a few studies of the lake during overcast for Landscape Painting class last summer. The last image is probably the biggest painting I've done...I started it as the final piece for Landscape painting, but it took another semester to finish. I enjoy painting patterns in nature abstract :)

Study 1 Gouache on canvas panel

Study 2 Gouache

Gouache and acrylic

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Figure drawings

Here's a couple figure drawings from last year.
These two are probably my favorites.

Pastels on gouache washed paper


Monday, July 19, 2010


So I actually painted the balloon sketch posted earlier today. It felt like a painting day. Hopefully there will be more painting days.

It's all gouache. Here's also a better scan of the sketch.


New doodles

Quick badly lit photos of last week ~ today's doodles.
Planning to try the balloon one in gouache, and work more into the brain salad one.

The Blue Bird Theory

Here's a series I've done with watercolor, india ink and pencil. I really like this combination. I hatched using a very light pencil, so it didn't capture in photograph very well.

This series is inspired by the concept of blue bird of happiness from the opera L'oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird). I've always liked the story, I discovered it when I was little as a children's book. I was thinking about the struggle within ourselves when we can't let something precious go even after we realize it's an illusion, and end up being possessed by the illusion of happiness. I originally had more pieces in mind for this series with another character, so I might come back to it.

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The Blue Bird Theory

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Some detail shots

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I think I'm going to migrate to tumblr.
So here it is :)