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Here’s a quick look into the life of a Cicada. It’s actually a video I created that is only about a minute long. Did you know… not only do cicadas make a lot of noise, the bugs are on a mission when they emerge!

No bugs were killed during filming; my turtle ate a bug that fell on the ground and was it already dead. Note: Annual green cicadas are out now, but the orange cicada featured in this video is from the Brood X.

Check out my super short video on the Cicada.

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Hi folks. This is a Special Road Trip Edition where I canoe/kayak in Washington DC to catch nice-sized Blue Catfish. Plus, talking about cats, my cat Pepper has a cameo, and I go to Cabelas to shop and view the giant fish aquarium!

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Check out my video where I Fish and Bike Along Georgetown too!:
https://youtu.be/5fZX19bAhuY

What makes the Ned Rig so successful? The secret is in the short, but fat size of the soft plastic which is perfect, under 3-iinches, for catching Bass and even aggressive Sunfish. Instead of using the rubber worm in the traditional Ned Rig method, I simply put the bait on a weedless Keitech hook and just watch the fish jump on it!

Plus, in this video, I get my first sighting of a live eel. A very interesting looking creature to see in person.

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Enjoy and Happy Labor Day weekend everybody!

fishing_hookset_by_al_lau

With the dog days of summer upon us, it is definitely a good time to get outdoors. My sketch today shows a bass pro angler in action, getting on a lunker of a fish.

Happy 4th of July everybody!

mobile_traveler

I’m back to drawing another RV, the fourth one in my series. This time it’s personal because my father had this very model by Chevrolet called the Mobile Traveler. The MT was modest in size but had all the necessities for road tripping – bathroom with shower, stove, fridge, a master bed that converted into a dining table, closet space and my favorite spot, a hidden bed area (above the driver). This is where I could look out the front window while dad was driving us to the next cool destination. Good memories.

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: dragonfly

September 5, 2013

dragonfly green darner

photography: summer

July 6, 2012

I took a bunch of photos in Cape Cod. These are some that make great desktop wallpaper. No HDR effect required. Just pure natural beauty.

Ahh yes. Summer time is here. It’s that time of year when crowds descend on the beaches for fun in the sun.

Personally, I prefer swimming in lakes, where it is not as crowded and I won’t have to worry about being eaten by a shark. Though, the traffic around the beaches here are even scarier than sharks.

figure drawing: crouching

December 28, 2010

I revisited figure drawing this week.  It’s a good exercise for every artist to keep the skill of drawing people fresh, regularly. Even if the only place to find people is in a park or a coffee shop.  It helps with practicing important techniques such as proportions, perspective, shading and keeping a fluid line.

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