Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
A sketch from my personal book that I'm using for my new Art of Kenard Pak facebook page. There isn't much up yet, but I plan to update it like blogger.
Please stop by and visit!
My personal book has made good progress, and I'm hoping to have a dummy for my editor somewhere before summer 2014. The writing is there, just needs the little bit that determines everthing. Meanwhile, I'm readying some kind of promotion for the release of my first book Have You Heard The Nesting Bird? The release date is March 18th, and I'll update you with further news. Other good news: I'm working on a second picture book! More on that soon...
Monday, October 7, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
This is a variation of something I'm working on for a new book.
You can see the other version at my tumblr. I seem to prefer the
white in this version vs. the textured background. I'll make an
announcement with more details later!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
On and off this past year, I've been working on a large, winter themed
triptych. These two are sections from panels #1 and #2. The third
(not seen here) is a segue into early spring, and has characters from
the story I've been working on. You can say these are experiments
for the picture book I'm writing. Hope you like them, and sooner than
later, I'll finish the paintings.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Among my stash of birds, this guy stayed the longest,
and has finally come around to finishing.
Green Honeycreeper lives in Mexico all the way down
to South America. Their song sounds like an old fashioned,
squeaking, iron wheel.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Hello! The great people at Creative DA have included five of my pieces
for their latest show. The show opened on July 26th in Seoul, and you
can buy the four birds (screenprints) and the landscape (hybrid screenprint +
silk screen) here. I'm honored to be part of C/DA's great group of artists.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
inspired by Sasek, Andrew Wyeth, WG Sebald, and my own
childhood memories of growing up in and around Baltimore.
I really like that Limbo game: how the story is a backdrop and
what you experience is the mood and remnants of the story.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Here's a full view of my contribution to the Ammo Magazine/Inky Goodness "Poop Deck Project" show this past April. Pirate Pilot belongs to the pirate suite, and he's inspired by Somali pirates and African patterns. For more info on how to get a deck of cards and to check out the other great cards, look here!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Here's another piece from the picture book I'm now wrapping up.
It'll be published through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the first
quarter of 2014. The image above is part of a cover idea that we
decided not to use. What's Robin up to?
Friday, April 19, 2013
Back in Studio City, Northern Mockingbird used to regularly
wake up my wife in the middle of the night. Now on the Peninsula,
I've been seeing him everywhere along with Yellow Warblers and Red
I'm quiet these days! Very busy with projects, mostly the picture
book. I'll try harder to post a little more. There's a bunch of stuff
on the back burner ready to get finished.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I'm participating in a fun show curated by Inky Goodness
and Ammo Magazine! For my part I designed a Helmsman
character for a set of Pirate themed poker cards. It's planned
for the end of this month, details here
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Variation of a painting I did for a friend. Fun how much art
I discard, derail, and generally soothe/torture into something else.
One day it's a Hawaiian bird, the next week it's a hazy view
of the bay.