Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Aggressive and territorial flycatchers, they're known to take down
bigger birds like crows and Blue Jays.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
The Autumn Book Experiment #1
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...
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Labels: Illustration, Landscape, Picture Book
Monday, October 7, 2013
Big Cartel Store
Hey guys! I have five different kinds of 5"x7" bird
prints up for sale at my Big Cartel Shop.
Please stop by!
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Living on nectar, 'Apapane lives on all the Hawaiian islands.
Most of them high up in the Ohi'a Lehua forests, 'Apapane likes
lots of flowers.
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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!
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Labels: Children's Book, Illustration
Friday, August 23, 2013
Grace: Slanted + 3
I keep coming back to this: flat plains, solitary trees, and distant hills.
I daydream these grassy landscapes, and at night I dream about dusty,
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Labels: Illustration, Kenard Pak, Landscape, Summer
Monday, August 19, 2013
Red Birds and Open Cage
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Labels: Birds, Children's Book, Illustration, Kenard Pak
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
First Snow Excerpts
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.
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Labels: Illustration, Kenard Pak, Landscape, Night, Snow
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.
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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.
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Labels: Illustration, Kenard Pak, Prints
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Another invasive species of Hawaii---I think from South India.
With Red-Vented Bulbul I worked with pronounced black, and dotty
textures contrasted against a simple, clean shape. 70, 836, 4030...
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Labels: Birds, Hawaii, Illustration
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Regulars on Hollins St.
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.
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Labels: Characters, Children's Book, Illustration, Picture Book, Sunny
Monday, June 3, 2013
Chestnut-Breasted Mannikens: Hats Off
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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Poop Deck Project: Pirate Pilot
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!
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Labels: Ammo Magazine, Illustration, Pirate, Playing Card, Show
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunny, Mike, and TRVT
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Labels: Children's Book, Illustration, Kenard Pak
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Picture Book Preview Pt. 2
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?
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Labels: Birds, Children's Book, Illustration, Kenard Pak
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.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Poop Deck Project Sneak
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
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Labels: Ammo Magazine, Illustration, Inky Goodness, Pirate, Show
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Nobrow Issue #8 Sneak
A sneak of my contribution to Nobrow Issue #8. Excited and honored
to partake. Order here
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Labels: Illustration, Nobrow
Sunday, March 31, 2013
East Bay With Boat: So Long James
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.
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Labels: Illustration, Landscape
Monday, March 18, 2013
With a black head mask and a tropical water blue on its wings and tail,
Azure-Winged Magpie is a striking bird. I wish I can see one, and I read
that they're common in their indigenous homes---Pacific Rim to Mongolia
and the Iberian Peninsula (!).
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Orioles Over Howard County
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Labels: Birds, Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Valentine Sun Drench 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hwamei (or Melodious Laughing Thrush)
Originally from China and Taiwan, Hwamei is shy,
likes to run around on the ground, and has a long, pretty
birdsong. A lot of them live in Kauai.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Over in the east coast I had never seen a Common Yellowthroat.
I'll have to pay more attention on my next trip to Maryland.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
August 28, 1983
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Joseon + Tang Dynasties
Jenn wouldn't let me draw her in a 한복 so a 旗袍 (also known
as qipao) it is. 새해 복 많이 받으세요, Bonne Année, Happy
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