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How Chinese Food is Delivered in Oz

Wizard of Oz Fan Art

How Chinese food is delivered in Oz – Wizard of Oz fan art

This is the result of an amusing thought that crossed my mind.  It was a tossup between Chinese food delivery and OZPS (parcel delivery), but Chinese food containers are a lot more interesting to look at than brown shipping cartons, so I went with the Chinese food.

This was a bit of a quickie, because I knew going in that I didn’t have enough ink to do color it completely smoothly.  But it was a fun idea that I wanted to get on paper right away.  I did not have all of the colors I needed to do this entirely in Copics, but I did have some Blick studio markers in colors pretty close to what I wanted, so I used some of each type in this picture.  That makes this as good a time as any to compare the two.

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Outdoor Coloring – Studio in a Bag

Spring is a beautiful time in Brooklyn.  It is my favorite season for bumming around in a park.  So yesterday I packed up all of my art essentials, and spent the day working on my first attempt for Copic Marker’s plein air competition. It was a beautiful day. It was not a beautiful piece of art! But I learned a lot, and have a long time to try again.

Here’s how I traveled, my studio in a bag:

The clown car

The clown car

It holds all the essentials for a day of coloring at a picnic table

It holds all the essentials for a day of coloring at a picnic table

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Pens & Markers!

Pens & Markers!

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Working on…

While I wait for my markers to arrive, I’ve been working on a new piece: the Lollipop Forest from the nostalgic children’s game Candyland.  This one is going to be very sweet.  And it’s going to need the same green markers that I’ve been waiting for to finish the Crow’s Hoard piece.  Those markers  have a lot of work to do once they arrive!

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Work in Progress: A Crow Looking Down on his Hoard

Crows are interesting creatures.  They’re very intelligent, but also easily distracted.  That sounds like some of my favorite people.  Crows have been known to gather up whatever pretty objects catch their eye, building sometimes impressive collections. They are like everyday dragons in our own back yards, stealing our treasures and building up hoards.

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