BEFORE: I made my crappy sketches for the fairy and robot commissions. I wasn't happy and comfortable with these so I said to my client Jack "Uhm, I'll need to start from scratch." When I looked at these, I became frustrated. I asked myself: "Mall? What? Don't you like this composition? Change it. Background? Fix it. Colors? Themes? Study and research it. What do kids do? What do kids feel? Understand their feelings and dreams! Think about it deeply crazily madly! Upgrade your skills, brunette dude girl!"
AFTER: Then I tried and tried until it went smooth. Taaa~~~DAH!
Hooray, I finished painting my pieces past few days. Whew. I really enjoyed improving my skills about backgrounds, compositions, colors and yes, challenging themes. I'm quite happy that my client Jack, his wife Tatiana and kids Melina & Alexi already love them.
Apart from this, I'm so happy that Nucleus Gallery made 8" X 10" prints (matte heavyweight) of my two pieces, The Sea Dragon and Bite Lite. US$20 only. Buy my prints on Nucleus print shop! Thanks, Nucleus Gallery folks!
I'll make more commissions and WIPs soon. Hmmm, I really miss my cat pets. I have to play with them this afternoon. Look at my cellphone photos of my favorite female cat pet, Flame (Abu's cat granddaugher). Whoa, she's a desperate cat model. See yah guys!