They worked on their rainforest project.
Seen in Bookman’s, my favorite bookstore in town.
And then they watched Bill Nye the Science Guy.
The next day in school, Lily and Kevin sat together at lunch. Kevin traded his clover for some of Lily’s collard greens. They did this every day.
“Want to come over today to work on the Rain Forest project?” Kevin asked.
“Sure. What time?”
“4? And afterwards, we can watch Bill Nye the Science Guy.”
“Sure, that sounds great.”
Taking a course by Cecilia Varela (through Domestika). She’s really good, but I don’t like Kevin (Kevin and His YouTube Channel) the way she instructed. She suggested to make his eyes large to appeal to children. Maybe my book is not really for children (?) But I much prefer him to look like a 40-year old 5th-grade chameleon. I think it’s hilarious.
I do like her exercise in making body parts to show animation on the page. I’ll do more today.
Instructions: Another way of getting depth to a drawing is by changing the colour of your pen making things in paler colours as they get farther away from you. It works great when doing landscapes, experiment by doing a fantasy landscape with the use of three different hues.
I am taking the online course, Children’s Narrative Illustration with Mixed Techniques through Domestika. I’m learning a ton and having a ball!
Instructions: Choose a word. Make an illustration in a small format (no larger than an A4 sheet) about that word.
Mrs. Chung-Wipff what are you?
Mrs. Chung-Wipff I’m sorry this is
Mrs. Chung-Wipff how do you pronounce
Mrs. Chung-Wipff your order has been
Mrs. Chung-Wipff your father has
Mrs. Chung-Wipff you need to
Mrs. Chung-Wipff you must
Mrs. Chung-Wipff you have a beautiful
Mrs. Chung-Wipff what did you make for
Mrs. Chung-Wipff do you speak another
Mrs. Chung-Wipff according to our records
Mrs. Chung-Wipff the district is asking
Caroline that’s not
Caroline would you please
Caroline I didn’t mean to
Caroline I’m sorry you feel
Caroline where is the
Caroline do we have
Caroline have you seen
Caroline stop saying
Caroline you’re so lucky you
Caroline where do you keep
Caroline why is your name
Caroline did you receive
Caroline where are you from
Caroline why did you
Caroline when will you
*Inspired by Destiny O. Birdsong’s poem “Bandwidth” which was inspired by a poem dedicated to Wanda Coleman (Wanda Why Aren’t you Dead”)
Levar Burton explains “cancel culture” so beautifully. It’s not cancel culture, it’s consequence culture.
I was fatigued from teaching today and didn’t want to draw, but I’m glad I did.
Using three basic colors, make blobs and then create characters.
- Draw the face of an animal you love (dog).
- Draw a memorable outfit from a movie (Baywatch).
- Costume from your part of the world (South Korea – hanbok).
- the legs of an animal you love (frog).
Very fun exercise! I’ve never done this before and it opened up something very creative in me.
As I began illustrating “Kevin and His YouTube Channel,” I came across this Domestika course. The instructor is Felicie Haymoz, Character Designer and Illustrator. She was the designer for “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” This course is called “Anthropomorphic Character Creation” and I’m excited to learn a lot! I want to make this book a lot better than my last one. Oh, and having tons of fun on the road to the final product is always the objective.
We have a retake policy in our school district. I’m not a fan and this is why.
Drawing myself is the most challenging exercise thus far. It was so unsatisfying that I took breaks to doodle my dog and my husband. I don’t even resemble this self-portraits. It will take a lot more work. I also did this while camping so no mirror….and the profile? Forget about it.
Are you an upstander or a bystander?
Upstander – noun, a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.
Bystander – noun, a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.
I woke up later than I usually do and this was in my face. “I’m hungry. Feed me!”