Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mini Fighter!

Want a soldier of your very own to stand guard?

Own a mini fighter! Each print is 8.5 x 11 inches, card stock, matted, and sealed.

If you are interested and are

near San Francisco: Head over to WonderlandSF and get one right away! Or contact them, and they will help you out.

near Los Angeles, particularly in the western area: contact Ting-Tien,, for details

or near Claremont: contact Xiau-Ling,, to get hold of your favorite animal!

For all other inquiries, shoot me an email:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Come out this Friday night for a drink and wonderful art!

From 6-10 pm, WonderlandSF will be hosting the opening reception of LOVE SF.

Amazing works by:

Hilary Williams
Jeremy Mann
Leo Bugel
Mark Campbell
Todd Laby
Ursula Xanthe Young
Xiau- Fong Wee

2929 24th street (between Florida and Alabama)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Drawing Mediums and Inconsistencies

I want to make a post about the drawing mediums I use, and I want to warn you allll!!!!!
First, I use HB charcoal pencils, vine charcoal, conte crayon, and compressed charcoal shown above in that order from top to bottom.

Vine charcoal is like powdered soot in stick form. The picture below shows what the conte, compressed charcoal, and the HB pencils look like from left to right respectively. I can't really see the difference between conte and compressed, the difference lies in the feel of each. Conte is smoother and waxier, like a crayon, and compressed is dryer, like charcoal.

Here is the warning!

There are many many many inconsistencies with art supplies. Here is the first example. HB charcoal pencils are all different even though they are supposed to be the same. The last two strokes on the paper are from two charcoal pencils, both stating that they are HB Hard. One is still drastically softer and darker than the other.

So watch out!!! Save yourself from some frustration and check the pencil lead before you buy.

I still use both though- the harder one normally for smudging and smoothing the pencil strokes of softer mediums, in a small tight area. I wrap masking tape around the end of one of the HB pencils so that I can tell them apart immediately without having to test it out each time.

There are so many inconsistent art supplies. Why!?!? You can be sure I will make a post about all of them. For now, this is just on drawing supplies. You would think that it would be especially important to have art supplies be consistent and reliable! Ha.

Friday, November 4, 2011


There is a tiny show coming up. With over 170 artists and lots of great art, it really is not all that small. Actually, it is Studio Gallery's largest show ever!

Everything is under 7" x 7" and under $400. Heck, there are even pieces under $200. This is the perfect time to pick up a unique gift, add to your collection of cool stuff, or start collecting art!

Hope you can make it! See if you can spot familiar pieces by your favorite artists! I've got one painting floating in the sea of art, and can't wait to see what else is going to be displayed!

The opening reception is this Sunday, November 6th, from 2- 6 pm. If you can't come to the opening, there is another reception party coming up, in celebration of Studio Gallery's 8th anniversary. You can also stop by anytime between now and December 23rd. See the images above and click on the links for more detail.