Sunday, July 12, 2009

Random Stuff!

Hello! A new Little Do They Know comic strip is currently in the works, so I thought I'd share a few random pieces in the meantime...

Above is a watercolor sketch from this past weekend's 23rd World Wide SketchCrawl. You can click to enlarge. I had a fun time sketching with other people in Echo Park, near the Angelus Temple. Please visit to see works by other artists and to learn more about this event.

To the left is a piece that was exhibited a couple months ago in the "Custom Mini Skully Show" at Chuckwa Gallery in Fullerton, California. I call it Sad Fancy, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". It was a privilege participating in the show with over 90 artists...check out more amazing pieces from other artists here.
Media: existing Mini Skully DIY vinyl, acrylic, clay, and found objects.

(Photo credit: Julie Bossinger)
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Here is another watercolor sketch. This was done last month at "Art in the Park" – a fun event held by The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.

Recognize this little guy? This is a customized mini Munny vinyl figure...Little Do They Know style. Thin acrylic glazes and pencil were used to reflect the comic strip's simple look. The box came with a cute "HELLO MY NAME IS" tag and a spiffy pair of specs. He's trying to be incognito in the last photo.

Last but not least, I've been meaning to post this entry for quite some time. My friend Pat Egan contacted me a couple summers ago to work on a cover for The Travels of Annie T. Hastings, a beautiful novel edited by Michael Hastings. It's a wonderful story. Please visit for more details on this book. You can also purchase it at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

That's about it for now...thanks for visiting & please check back again soon!


Anonymous said...

I doubt that there is anyone else as proficient and versatile!!! You're really great and your work rocks!!!

Viv said...

Thanks for your note. That is very sweet...and waaaaaay too kind!

Anonymous said...

Wow.... Thank you for sharing your impressive work. You are sooooo talented :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Vi, Uncle T. (with Aunt T.) here. I just checked out your blog. Enjoyed your comic. Liked your drawings too. I will go back to read all of your writing. Love.

Viv said...

Thank you, Uncle Tuan & Aunt Tuyen! I hope you are doing well! Love, Vi