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drawing: camping

June 16, 2019

camping_by_al_lau

I did a cartoon drawing of camping for my friend’s birthday card. We used to camp together in great locations such as Cape Cod and Cape May. Unfortunately, he moved away which makes it more difficult to plan a trip. But alas, I still love to go camping. My most recent camping trip is to upstate New York. I have the chance to cook on the portable stove, tour a small town, do some canoe fishing and simply breathe the fresh air. If you like the outdoors and camping, please feel free to check out my short video .  What is your favorite thing to do when camping? Let me know :)

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sketch: cat eyes

May 19, 2019

cat_face_by_al_lau

My cat, Mochi is always on high alert. She is startled by the slightest sound. She posed for my portrait drawing while she stared at birds outside the window. And as you can see, she has the biggest eyes.

Yes, I named my cat after the delicious Japanese ice cream dessert :)

sketch: cat sleeping

May 10, 2019

cat_sleeping_by_al_lau

To be a cat means having a good life. People love them. People take care of them. In some cultures, people worship them. And my cat is no exception.  I did a sketch of my cat sleeping, enjoying her good life. Even when asleep, cats twitch and shuffle around, which forces me to sketch quickly. But that is a good exercise in creating a loose free-flowing line in tight time constraints.

snapping turtle B
snapping turtle A

Oh Snap! I saw this Snapping Turtle while I was canoeing. Who knew that Snappers can float? She was giant too. I am glad she wasn’t hungry enough to eat my boat :)

By the way, do you have an aquarium with a pet turtle or fish? Do you ever wonder how to feed your pets while you go away on vacation? Well, you don’t have to hire a costly pet sitter. In my video, I show you a device that dispenses pellet food on a timer and my experience with it. Enjoy!

The following gear are used in my video:
Eheim Turtle Feeder
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Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Turtle Food
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Eheim Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater 100 watts
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Fluval Underwater Filter
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Sony RX100
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Panasonic Hc-V800 HD Camcorder
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GoPro Hero 6
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I made a short video, showing a new tackle box that is simple and can hold a lot of fishing lures. Plus, my cats choose a lure for me to use to catch Bluegill.

Enjoy. Thanks for watching!

sushi time (3 of 3)

December 31, 2018

sushi_time_C_by_al_lau

In case you didn’t know… I enjoy fishing and drawing. I felt it was about time to combine my two pleasures in my cartoon. My characters, who love fresh sushi, go on a boat to catch the big one. To their surprise, they reel in something much bigger than they expected.

Happy New Years everybody!

sushi time (part 2 of 3)

December 28, 2018

sushi_time_B_by_al_lau

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