Thursday, January 26, 2006

My First Winter


Having been born in the Philippines where the weather was nice and tropical, I never experienced snow until I moved to the United States in 1988 when I was 10. This painting was done as an assignment a few years ago at CalArts in Don Hall's story class where the objective was to pick a moment from my life and do a beat board illustration of it.

Well, one of my best memories as a kid was experiencing snow for the first time. I remember it started to snow at about 1 p.m. during English class and I was looking outside the window for another 2 hours watching the snow, barely able to contain my excitement. As you can see, when the bell rang, I was first out the door! To this day, when I am lucky enough to be home in New Jersey and it snows, this is the memory that enters my mind.

P.s. special thanks to my friend and artist extraordinairre Devin Crane for help with this scan. Also to Willy Harber , Brianne Drouhard, and Yoshi Tamura for their links!

9 comments:

willipino said...

nice painting homeboy! i like the way you handled the clothing.

insert name here said...

love it! i also love the other sketches down below. very belgium herge-ish!

simon

Anonymous said...

If only he could muster up that amount of excitement when he sees me!! -Joy

ken k said...

Awesome illo and just as cool story to go with it. lol Joy

SMacLeod said...

WoW! Didn't know you had a blog,,, well it looks like you've just started one. That's awesome. I've always aspired to your work. Great to see your drawings again.

andrea spada said...

great sketches, and fluid watercolour technique!

Mae said...

Hey Chris,
Enjoy the Cali 70 Degrees... its 20-30 degrees in Jersey now!

williams said...

I like this style very much...you gonna do some more??

Anonymous said...

Nice colors. Keep up the good work. thnx!
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