I will no longer be updating this blog as I have a new one at www.wendyding.com/blog. Please follow me there from now on for my work updates, events, and news!
Many thanks to my wonderful boyfriend Jack for setting it up and making things run like clockwork.
Keep on rockin'! :)
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 2, 2009
Many thanks to Paul McBonio from UK for my latest interview! Some very good questions, made me think.
Click here to read: http://www.webm.ag/2009/11/02/an-interview-with-wendy-ding/
Oct 26, 2009
Howdy! I was at Canzine over the weekend, a Canadian festival celebrating indie zines, comics and small press. At my table were my graphic novel "After June" and prints of the Food Girls including the 2 new ones (Candy Apple + Lollipop).
It was great fun meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Always a nice treat to be immersed among talented artists!
The event took place on November 1 '09 at the swanky Gladstone Hotel on 1214 Queen St. West, Toronto. Thanks to everyone who came!
Sketching is fun! I'd like to turn some of these into finals for a series. I've been wanting to explore some of my favourite subjects like fashion, dance and movement and can't wait to combine them all!
These are some sketches depicting those very things. Oh how I adore lines, shading and simple textures. The last one is inspired by memories of going out partying with girl friends and having a silly ol' time. I think some of them look a bit drunk, haha.
Oct 6, 2009
Oct 5, 2009
These are two brand new Food Girls created for The Side Show, a carnival-themed art show with my collective Not An Octagon. I wanted the girls to evoke memories at the carnival candy stand with the thrill of a sugar rush.
The Side Show continues to Oct. 10, 2009 at 2ndHalf Gallery, 250 Queen Street West, Toronto.
Sep 23, 2009
Hey there! You are cordially invited to The Side Show, an exhibition of carnival inspired art. Brought to you by my art collective Not An Octagon, the show features brand new works from talented Toronto artists including original paintings, mixed media and digital art of all things curious.
Here's the lineup of artists: (click name for link)
Dates: Oct 3 - Oct 10 '09 (opening night same as Nuit Blanche)
Location: 2ndHalf Gallery
Address: 250 Queen West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z7
See y'all there!
Wendy + Not An Octagon
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
Wow, yet another Food Girl? I must be mad! Mad with anticipation for an upcoming circus-themed show with my collective Not An Octagon, that is! I've been hard at work making two new Food Girls. Here's a preview of the newest one. She's the first blonde in the series!
This will be the only sneak-peek until the show. You were all such smart cats and figured out what the last Food Girl was (candy apple, duh!) from my not-so-discreet-after-all preview shots. Such sleuths!
More details about the show to come.
Sep 9, 2009
Yet another Food Girl is in the works! She will be in an art show organized by my collective Not An Octagon at 2ndhalf Gallery on 250 Queen Street West. The show runs from Oct 3 - 10 '09.
These are some teaser shots, don't wanna give away too much just yet :P
Stay tuned for details!