The Teacher

Image of a Teacher.
Traditional media painting on epoxy board. Part of a series of images based on Tarot. Click for full size.

Here’s an image from decades past, part of the series I did creating my own (never published) tarot cards.

At the time I was creating this card, I was doing Tai Chi. Now decades later I am doing another eastern martial art, Aikido. Interestingly, in Aikido the goal is mind-body oneness, and the center point we focus on is about exactly where the hands are in this image.

Ganesha – Remover of Obstacles

Mixed media on clayboard painting of the god Ganesha
Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles. Acrylic, brush marker on Clayboard. 9″ x 12″

Recently completed is this painting of Ganesha, revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the spirit of intellect and wisdom.

A friend shared the observation that Ganesha’s gaze is quite intense and that Ganesha is a little more lean than usually represented. This is sort of an ascetic, tough love version, and those who know me know that being a little more “aggressive” in cutting through the bull to the heart of situations, as well as cutting back on excesses are both virtues that I personally could benefit from.

Considering all that is happening in life circumstances, it’s wonderful to have this personal representation available for contemplation. Feel free to share, with attribution of course.

Transition Time

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything, illustration or otherwise, so I thought I’d do an update for those who may still read this, or just happen upon this randomly. “Hello? Testing, testing, 1,2,3….is this mike on?”

After a great 4.5 years at Pixar Animation Studios and beautiful California, I am moving upward and onward to be closer to family. I learned so much there and am eternally grateful for the experience. So many wonderful co-workers and challenging projects.

As to the upward and onward, I am starting my own consultancy and coaching service, The Fulgency. I learned so much about how a great company is run during my time at Pixar, and now it’s time to help other creative cultures thrive. Please check out the site. I’d love to help your company or a company you know who might benefit from the service.

All for now…

The Illustrations & Ramblings of "Yoshi" Seaver: Doodler, Maker, Peacekeeper.