As some may know, I celebrate Halloween on this website every year. But, the trick-or-treat page is usually up for only 1 week. Well, today, I remedied that! The page is now up year-round, and you can download all of the “Young Frankenstein” treats from years past.
Halloween is celebrated for a full week (October 25-31, Pacific Time), and that’s when you’ll get the next treat. See you in a couple of weeks!
It is my unfortunate displeasure to announce the second death of the Doorless Chambers website. Due to the lack of time and money on my part, and the lack of interest of the public, I am forced to close it once again.
Now, that’s not to say it’s spirit won’t live on. I’ll continue to design and release the Young Frankenstein Posable Figures every Halloween. And, the Disney Experience will continue to create annual treats.
Doorless Chambers will close in early August, 2015.
After a long hiatus, the Nava Designs Store is back!
In addition to my popular Halloween papercrafts, I have released a set of color charts and labels that are compatible with many of Liquitex‘s lines of paints and inks. I’ve found them immensely helpful over the years, and I figured they may help out other artists who use Liquitex products.
If there is a line that you would like me to look into designing a set of labels or color charts for, let me know. Paints and inks come in different containers; I personally use paint in the 2-ounce jars, so that is what the stickers/labels are designed for.
For my birthday, I bought myself an M-51 engineers field bag. At first, I was both overwhelm and undecided about what to put in it. After a few days, I discovered that I was adding more art supplies than anything else. So, I decided to turn it into an artist’s go bag for long trips where I typically wouldn’t be able to do much art.
For simplicity, I focused mainly on both drawing/sketching and watercolor painting. Simplicity. Yeah, right!
I started with the basic materials. Then, I started anticipating different scenarios; the bag got heavy. I had to do an audit to get the weight down and to make room for the essentials. Then, I could start adding in fluff. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Now I just need to test it in the field.
This year, I revived my old Doorless Chambers website with the intention of keeping it going this time. It should be much easier than prior years since I’ve found solutions to a lot of problems.
Doorless Chambers is an annual free online trick-or-treating event that runs from October 25-31. As a last-minute decision, I’ve decided to add Nava Designs to the roster, giving out a special Halloween treat. Come back to this blog during the mentioned dates to get started, or visit Doorless Chambers.
I started a video series on the Disney Experience, showcasing the entire design process of a new paper model. I thought some people might like to watch how I work.
It took some savvy Internet sleuthing (thanks, Google!), but I was finally able to find that the Coca-Cola® polar bear papercrafts that I designed have been released to the public. The papercraft is part of Dollar General‘s 2012 Coca-Cola®-sponsored seasonal Web page. I was hired by the good folks at Triad Retail Media who were tasked with putting the entire Web page together.
I don’t know what will happen to the papercraft after the holidays, so grab it while you can!