The Opera

My friend Lola stumbled on a rough image of The Opera, and asked to see the final image.  I realized that I never posted it!    Here is the final piece- in all its roughness.  This piece was inspired by Fellini and was imagined to be a large mural.

11"x17"
Pen & Ink
2011

Artist Talk + Screening

Please join us for our artist talk/screening for Forest Fire where we will present art pieces and puppets from the shoot and talk about the origins of the story!  Stay afterwards for a screening of Academy award winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man". 

OmBase



Forest Fire Music Video



Scrimshander: Forest Fire from bellyandbones on Vimeo.


I am very excited to share with the world our music video "Forest Fire" for Scrimshander!  Thank you Andy Furgeson, Peter Valois, Phoebe Owens and our director Tony Candelaria for their love, trust and support through this journey.  Huge thanks to the amazing artists who helped bring this world to life.  Enjoy the show and share away!

Directed by Tony Candelaria
Art Directed by Stef Choi
Produced by Phoebe Owens
Music by Scrimshander

Forest Fire Premiere


This Saturday, "Forest Fire" a music video I art directed premieres in Portland!  I will post the video on Monday for a wide release!

Cochino Stretch Quilt



Color Idea for a Cochino Stretch quilt

Mush Chap Book

Introducing the Mush Chap Book for Oregon Mushroom Stories. Premiering at the Mush Fair in December 2012, it showcases five of our favorite Oregon Mushrooms, the life cycle of a mushroom, and how to make a spore print. It is a fun beginner book to mushrooms!











Illustrations by Stef Choi
Written by Lola Milholland
Production by Container Corps
300 printed


Please email me if you'd like to purchase one!

Cochino visits Enlightenment


THIS IS COCHINO...


THIS IS COCHINO- STAND

THIS IS COCHINO- BREATHE
THIS IS COCHINO- SLEEPWALKING


These three pieces introduce Cochino, a new character of Belly & Bones.  Cochino is a monkey-like character who above all else, strives to make himself happy, sometimes at the expense of others.  He runs around town with a band of dirty chain-smoking squirrels.  If you have wondered why beer is suddenly missing from your fridge, Cochino and the Squirrels are likely the ones that stole it.  But you can be sure that they had a crazy night. 

These pieces are for sale at Qpop!  


Mush Babe!













Introducing Mush Babe!  I designed this character after my dear friend Lola Milholland (Director of our Oregon Mushroom Stories project) for her birthday last month.  I tried to capture many of the things I adore about Lola: her love of pickles, old Japanese cartoons, playing soccer in a skirt, and her lifelong love of Oregon Mushrooms.  Gary of Container Corps (and another sweet buddy of ours) printed Mush Babe into beautiful stationary.  We are interested in offering Mush Babe products to sell...  What do you all think?  Would you be interested in stationary, postcards, or figurines of this character?  xoxo

Jack & Ben







A few years ago, I did some visual development work for a film called Jack & Ben at LAIKA.  The film was never completed, but I really enjoyed working on the project in it's early days.  It was the first project where I played with digital painting/stamping.  I love that I had the freedom to explore some new techniques and my appreciation for charming old childrens books.  I hope you enjoy them! xxx

Oregon Mushroom Stories

Hi Sweetpeas!

In December, we were awarded an RACC grant with Ecotrust to create an art installation on the Oregon Mushrooms.  Lola (our dear friend at Ecotrust), Tony and I just launched our blog, Oregon Mushroom Stories where we'll be posting our process, so please stay tuned! 

Love,
Stef

P.S. I designed the banner and logo!

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Drawing to ambient bath music

Happy LOVE Day!


Lately I have been laying large boards and paper on a tarp and experimenting with paints.  It's so fun to get messy!  Here's one that I felt fit to share with you on this wonderful day dedicated to love!  xxxxxxxx

Los Vampiros


As a fun experiment and in light of Tony's love for horror, I did some playful sketches of Vampires.  I hope you get a kick out of Los Vampiros!  Har Har

Sad little mole!

I stumbled on an old Coraline design of this sad little mole.  Sweet little guy!





Spooooky!



Hope everyone had a magical Halloween!

Love, Gomez and Cousin It (aka. Tony and Stef)

City Man

I discovered this older art piece while rifling through my work this week. A few years ago I put on a 24 hour art show with the theme "Consumption" and this was my submission. I remember being really stressed out during the first 8 hours. Even though I set the theme, I was completely stumped on what to create. Around 3am I sewed a stuffed thing together, photographed it, threw it in Photoshop and turned it into this illustration... which now that I look at it, I really like the final effect.

It's Summertime! Let' Foot Wrestle!

Ruby Lu- Early designs




Here are some early Ruby Lu designs! xoxo

Greetings from Germany

Hello! So much has happened since my last post! Tony and I are travelling through Germany at the moment. We were in Berlin for a few weeks to attend the Pictoplasma Festival. Words can not express how inspiring it was... wonderful to meet new friends, experience the speeches, and view the lovely artwork. It warmed my heart to meet more people who are doing what we are doing, connecting with themselves and others through their art.

I wrote a second ago that there are many new happenings! First off, Tony and I just launched (on the first day of Pictoplasma in fact) our new website:


Please check it out when you have time! If you don't know what BELLY & BONES is, it's a company that Tony Candelaria and I started with our business manager Eden Sosa. Through it, we will create artwork of all sizes and mediums that inspire us! If you're interested in following our adventures and seeing pictures from Pictoplasma 2011, we are posting pictures on our facebook page and our new blog:


I hope you are having a beautiful spring wherever you are!

love to you!
xoxo
Stef

XOXO for Japan





This is "XOXO", my piece for Q-Pop's Help Japan Art Fundraiser that takes place this Saturday, March 18th from 7-10pm. I hope it may shine a light on the incredible power and beauty of Japan. All proceeds will go directly to selected hospitals and relief groups in areas affected by the tsunami.

Sending love and light to Japan! Thank you Chris! xoxo

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