Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Last Match...

I've always wanted to draw the Little Match girl. It makes me so sad that no one would buy her matches. Why won't anyone buy her matches? T_T.

The Last Match...

Many things happened in the last 2 months. I went on a trip to Thailand and Japan and a work trip to Denmark as well. I got super sick on the way back on the plane :(. I was lucky to be in Japan while FSc was there too, so we got to hang out a lot. She introduced me to Fujijun. It's so fun to be able to around 2 very amazing artists. I found a stray kitten in Thailand and decided to keep him, so now I have to go back to pick him up because he has to wait 30 days after his rabies vaccination in order to leave the country. It was quite adventurous with the Kitten, but I will leave that story for the next post.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Best Friends

Inspired to draw the Lion, the Bear, and the Tiger.

Leo, Baloo, and Shere Khan

Here is the background story about trio if you guys are interested "Baloo, Leo, & Shere Khan Story"

They are always looking for donations because it costs $33,000 per month to take care of those animals. If you have a few dollars to spare, anything helps :).

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SDCC 2013

Our booth this year

It's SDCC 2013! We have a new location this year at Booth 5137. We really miss being next to our usual neighbors (Munky King and Poketo). However, this year's neighbors are super cool as well. We were next to Julie West, Gary Ham, and Scott Tolleson's booth. They have super cute and unique artworks. Right next to us is the Wacom booth too! After all these years, I finally found out the proper way to pronounce Wacom lol. They say it's Wah-com (not Way-com or Wack-om). Wa is a japanese word for "harmony" and Com is for "computer".
The crowd! You can't even walk...

We have a few new merchandise this year. One is the Penguin superhero costume. I'm glad that they really made a lot of people laugh and they were selling very well. I also got custom printed biodegradable balloons of puffer seals made. I always thought they'd look super cute floating around the convention. Sunny handmade some pillow plushes of Narwhals, Alligators, and Puffer seals, and we also had glow in the dark drawstring bags too.
There were a lot of happy faces. Some customers would come by everyday to buy new things or at least to say hello. A lot of people came to tell me how much they still love their yetis and penguins that they purchased 2 years ago. A few people stopped by to show me pictures of the purchased artworks that are now framed and hung on their walls. I was so touched! We really try hard to make sure that all of our merchandise are well made with really high quality materials, so we are so glad that people are noticing and appreciating that. On Saturday, Frank Frazetta's daughter came by and bought a lot of artworks. She said they are going in her dad's room next to his paintings! Camilla d'Errico and the people from Woolbuddy also stopped by. They are so sweet.
As usual, the cosplayers were amazing. There were also a lot of cool giveaways. Thank you James, Randy, and Sunny for helping out at the booth this year!
The crew: Sunny, me, and Randy. Thank you James for working
at the booth while I stole these two out for pics.

~ Patara

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tasty Combo

Happy Valentine's day. Hope today will be a tasty day for you :D

Tasty Combo

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Year of the Snake

Since I was in Thailand around Christmas/New Year, I didn't get to draw anything for the holidays. I decided to draw something for Chinese New Year though. Happy Snake Year :).

watercolor version

pencil drawing