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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, check out my short video .  What is your favorite thing to do when camping? Let me know :)

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While canoeing in the Upstate New York, I made a short video about my search of the elusive Loon bird. During the trip, I also visit an Outdoor Store, go Camping, and do some Fishing. Plus, I catch a new fish, my first Chub. Check it out and Enjoy!

Have you ever heard a Loon call?

The following gear I used in this video:
Fenwick Eagle Spinning 2-piece rod
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St. Croix Triumph Spinning Rod 6′ 6″ (TRS66MF2)
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Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
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Berkley Trilene XL Monofilament 8lb Low Vis Green
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Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
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Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
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Crocs black
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Sony RX100 20.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 1-inch sensor
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GoPro Hero 6
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casita_trailer_by_al_lau

I recently went on a camping trip to the Adirondacks. Car camping, that is. Access to a real bathroom is one luxury I can’t do without. Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice a cute tiny trailer in a nearby site. It is called the Casita. It is small but is complete with a bed, air conditioning and propane stove. Talk about luxury :)  So… I had to draw it!

I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting art as often as I used to. The reason is I have been dedicating more time to my video channel. Creating content and editing the footage takes a lot of time. And so my artwork has suffered I guess. But then again, making video is a form of being creative too. Right? So I figured why not add it to my blog website.

Both my artwork and my videos mostly fall under a common theme – the Outdoors and Nature. I want to officially introduce my videos on a more regular basis. Without further ado, below is a video I made about Camping and Canoeing in the Adirondacks. It features a glimpse of what camping is like near the popular Northern Forest Canoe Trail and includes the Casita trailer that I saw. Please feel free to Subscribe & Like it if you think I did a good job (fingers crossed). Happy Fall everybody!

illustration: winnebago

April 19, 2015

winnebago_by_al_lau

The Winnebago was a unique looking RV from the late 60’s with its strange polygonal shapes. It continued to be popular into the 70’s and 80’s. The brand was unmistakable. It had a “flying W” logo that stretched the entire length of the mobile home. A more contemporary, cooler-looking version of the Winnebago appeared in the movie Space Balls… with wings too.

illustration: airstream

April 8, 2015

airstream_bambi_by_al_lau

The awesome Airstream recreational vehicles have an unmistakeable look. Even in the 1930’s when they began, Airstreams were futuristic with the chrome reflective exterior and rounded corners.

Airstreams were used by NASA in the 1960’s to put astronauts from space in quarantine during a time when the world was afraid of martian stuff. Airstreams have such a caché that they appeared in hollywood movies, like in Armageddon, and tv, most recently in the Mentalist, which Partrick Jane lived in for the final season.

This drawing of mine is of a modern Airstream model. It is super cute, being the smallest and lightest model, called the Sport. However, the Sport is not the cheapest of RV’s, coming in at above $30,000.

These are photos I took while hiking and camping in Lake Tahoe.  They can be used as wallpapers for the computer desktop, or textures for graphic design.  1600 x 1200 pixels.

sketch: lake tahoe

June 18, 2009

While camping in Lake Tahoe, I did a couple of sketches – one from the top most viewpoint of the Emerald Bay campground and one of a pine tree next to my tent site.

sketch_emerald_bay_600w

sketch_lake_tahoe_tree_600h

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