Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Burn Me Happy

Hello everyone on my desolate and barren blog. I am writing to let you all know that this will be the last post I make on this blog. Who cares, you haven't updated this thing in years, you ask? Well guess what, I will be updating and posting on ANOTHER BLOG! *Que Oprah audience crowd shot of people losing their shit* Not the Tumblr about the cup thing, no! This blog will be devoted mainly to my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE medium to work in, WOODBURNINGS!!! I will post (regularly, I promise) with new personal art and news and such and hashtags and tumbling. Follow me on TUMBLR or INSTAGRAM! And thanks guys, for the years of inspiration and encouraging comments, I really grew as an artist in this little crumb of the internet pie. On to new things, and Burn Me Happy! -Zar

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Food Fantasies

My friend Domee Shi and I have started a tumblr about our food fantasies. Food Fantasies you ask? Why yes, after our strenuous workout class (Booty-Camp) me and Domee get so hungry we imagine ourselves eating huge portions of food, and it makes us happy! Bon Apetit!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I came out of hibernation to post this page of doodles...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I tumble now!

Holy moly it's been a while since I posted! I came up with the perfect solution to not neglect my blog and keep sketching. I love coffee and every morning I have a cup o' joe and the cups at work are a blank canvas so I thought to myself... "self, why not do a sketch on the cup?" So I decided to start a Tumblr account for my cup sketches, you can check me out on CUPODOODLES! I will still be updating this blog with other artsy stuff, so stay tuned!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Another Mermaid!

This was a commission I was asked to do for my awesome and talented friends Erik Benson and his wife Lindsey! I had a great time doing this piece... I love drawing mermaids! This will probably be the last post I make in the year 2011 which I have to say, was a darn memorable one. Wish everyone the best in the upcoming year! P.S. I'll update with a better quality picture, this was taken with my ipod touch, but it'll do for now!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tinkerbell and the Pixie Hollow Games Part 2

I had to reference soccer players to design this character... poor me...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tinkerbell and the Pixie Hollow Games Part 1

This was a half hour t.v. special that I worked on while I was at Disney Toon Studios. It was a lot of fun working in the fairies style, although the style has changed and adapted to fit CG, I really drew a lot of inspiration for the old Marc Davis drawings of Tinkerbell, they are simply exquisite! I'll update soon with more work from this show. All artwork is copyrighted Disney.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Original Woodburnings for CTN

These are a few of the originals I'll be selling. And I'm also going to be selling coasters again this year, along with prints and other goodies! Hope to see everyone there, make sure to stop by and say hello... until then!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CTN Expo!!!

It's a week away! I'm going to be selling some original wood-burnt art, coasters, and prints! Can't wait! And my apologies for the crappy iPod photos.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kermit the Frog

Finally, an update! Here is a commission wood burning I did of Kermit singing the Rainbow Connection. It was either this or him singing "Being Green" which is my favorite Muppets song, but his banjo won! I got to see the new Muppet's Movie at an advanced screening at work, and it's really great, it's definitely worth checking out!

On another note, I will be exhibiting at CTNX again this year at booth T-25! It's on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of this month. Here's a link to my artist page on the site. There are some amazing things lined up this year, it should be awesome! I'll update real soon with the CTN loot. Until then!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A New Frontier

This upcoming Monday I start my first day at PIXAR Animation Studios as an artist! I cannot put into words how excited and thankful I am. During my internship there a few years ago, I got a small snippet of how awesome and inspirational that place and the artists there are. It felt like tasting a sample of something delicious and now I can finally have the whole entree! I look forward to growing as an artist and embracing, with both arms open, every aspect of this new chapter in my life!
I thank you all whole-heartedly for all the words of encouragement over the years, you all are swell!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Art Auction (Cont'd)

The Art Auction is tomorrow night!

June 17th @ 7-10pm
Undergrounds Coffee House
23841 Newhall Ranch Rd,
Valencia, Ca 91355

I urge everyone to come out and help support this amazing cause and snatch up some amazing artwork by some seriously talented artists! All proceeds go to She Dances and Zoe, two amazing organizations who help victims of human trafficking.

This is my piece, it's a Peace Dove eating one of the olives from it's olive branch.

A special thanks to Andres and Sunha for asking me to be a part of the show! Hope to see everyone there!

And a little shout out to my awesome friend Marci for introducing me to these amazing frames!