Friday, December 31, 2010

It's been a while since i've digitally colored my drawings, it's a looooooooot faster than painting, but it's almost a bit too slick. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

As the year comes to an end...

...I'm grateful for the great friends I have, the new friends I've made, my mother,  my brother, my father, and the close to this long but eventful year.

Merry Holidays!

And a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Smell me now? I'm Helen Chau!"

The plethora of things i've been doing the past week or so: dooding, sketching, drawing, painting, and trying to have fun all the while. Semi-egged on by Kevin Wada to do holiday cards. Happy holidays everyone! Keep warm!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Reading on a Comfy couch

The funny thing is, after sketching the man in this picture, I've spotted him around the neighborhood several other times. I would never have recognized him otherwise. Makes me wonder about the people I pass by everyday and just don't notice.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chatter Amongst Other Things

 I realized that if I didn't start painting again, I'd forget how to do it altogether. And that more than anything scared the bejeezus out of me. There was this pressure of course; the pressure to succeed, the pressure of failure, and the pressure of others. But when it comes down to it, you've got to get started, (and fail a few dozen times if you have to). Do whatever you can to get started, get inspiration, eat something delicious, go out for a walk, have coffee in a cafe, make out with a lovely person, whatever it takes to get your juices going.

(original photograph by the satorialist)