Art Before Commerce by john cheng

I always go back to Calvin and Hobbes as one of the earliest influencers of my journey through the realm of art. I loved it as a child and I still love it as an adult. Thank you Bill Watterson for your wonderful work of art that continues to inspire me. 

Watch this great piece by kaptainkristian, Art Before Commerce.

A look at the comic strip that elevated the medium. Support this channel at Follow me at Music: Flamingosis - Football Head ProleteR - April Showers Calvin and Hobbes dance by Adam Brown:
Art is never done as long as it has an audience.

Kiriko by john cheng

Kiriko is a Portland based project of Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka. The products they make hold deep personal connections to themselves. For instance the Kazuyuki line is named after Yanagihara's grandfather Thomas Kazuyuki, whose closet held the vintage tie that fueled the inspiration to create the new collection.

There are so many products and fabrics that catch my eye in their store. I will definitely need to be a proud owner of one of these in the near future!

Like Knows Like: Jessica Hische by john cheng

Everyone has to know who Jessica Hische, but if you don't, watch this Like Knows Like video to learn more about who she is. She's an awesome bi-coastal (San Francisco & New York) designer who i looked up to in my college years and still look up to to this day.

Honda "Hands" by john cheng

I always love finding interesting videos to draw inspiration from and this is one of those videos. Curiously enough, it's a video about inspiration as well. Thanks to my dad for sending me this video.

Discover more at Honda "Hands" film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.

Process: A Ride Through Town by Alex Pearson by john cheng

I love this process video by Alex Pearson of his print A Ride Through Town. It always so inspiring and amazing to watch other artists work and the process in which they work. I learn tons from videos like this and I hope you will too! But don't just watch the video, use it to fuel a creation of your own.

30 Day Art Challenge by john cheng

30 Day Week Art Challenge I have definitely seen this challenge floating around for over a year now and have been meaning to try it out but just have never gotten around to doing it. So to make it easier on myself, I'll be attempting to post one art challenge per week. Key word "attempt!" Mostly because my work schedule on top of freelance and other side projects, doesn't really allow much time for an art challenge like this. But I'll try my best! ...starting next week...HAH!

What about you? Are you bored? Need stuff to draw? Take the challenge! It's posted below:

1. Yourself or your persona. 2. Someone you like (celebrity, significant other, or crush) 3. One, some, or all of your friends. 4. An animal you think is really cute. 5. Your favorite outfit. 6. Something you've never drawn before. 7. Your family or a family member. 8. Something with your favorite color 9. Your favorite cartoon/anime character. 10. Something you couldn't live without. 11. Your favorite food. 12. An inanimate object. 13. A group picture. 14. Your favorite book character. 15. Someone from your favorite board or video game. 16. Something that represents your favorite song. 17. Your favorite holiday. 18. A couple (any two people) 19. Something you're afraid of. 20. A comic. 21. Something you don't like. 22. Your favorite season. 23. Something that makes you happy. 24. Something that represents your favorite culture/country/language. 25. Someone or something from mythology. 26. Your favorite sweet food/candy/etc. 27. Your favorite scene from a movie. 28. A room. 29. Your favorite weather. 30. Something you'd like to share with your followers or friends.

Art Attack: Andrew Hem by john cheng

I think every artist, designer, illustrator...basically any kind of creative person gets asked the same question, "Where do you get your inspiration?" For me, I've grown up consuming the artwork of various artists that I happen to come across in my daily life. Andrew Hem is one of those artists. I only just came across this time lapse video, but it's videos like this that really inspire me to create. To be able to see the process of others is such an ethereal feeling. You basically step into their shoes for a brief moment in time and get a first hand look at their rituals and handwork.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did. Not only enjoy it, but turn it into fuel that helps generates your own passions and techniques.