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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Invented Texture

 Category: Traditional Art - Pen on Bristol Paper

Once, I found this portrait that really strike me. The impression was strong enough that I decided to choose his portrait for my next project, called Invented Texture. As you can see, the image is formed by multiple square, and each square has individual image. By reading what are these image about, audience can participate into the story that I want to say. This is my way to describe the Afghanistan War, a war that the U.S has fought for so long. For once, I want to work on a serious topic such as politic or wars, so I'm glad I have chance to work on this project.

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  1. You are an awesome artist, Kai.
    I recognize your name.
    My 22 year old son is attending SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, CA. My own brother, Troy Howell is a professional children's book illustrator, his latest book being 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek'. Yes, a real dragon (fictional) living in a gold mine. My brother is looking for someone in the movie industry to snag the book and make it into a movie.
    Good luck in all you do~
    Teresa in California

  2. Hi Kai! This is amazing!!! I wish I took a photo of your work then. So glad to find you drawing on line! Great work always!