From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Eddie Peña, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Happy New Year!” #ODADarchive                 May this year be full of color and intention. Eddie Peña

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Lunar New Year

This past Saturday morning, despite the FREEZING weather, I decided to go over to Main Street in Flushing, Queens, and draw the lunar new year parade. There were two distinct sections to the parade: one was Chinese and the other was Korean. It was so interesting to see the differences, graphically, between the two cultures. […]

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I am

In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring). Today for most countries the official day of celebration was marked 3 days ago. It’s a symbol of renewal and an opportunity to plant new […]

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Happy New Year!

I tried out some new settings on the Brushes app to make this drawing of a ginkgo leaf and another leaf, which I’m not sure of the name. But the ginkgo leaves seem to hold on the longest to their trees in my neighborhood. When the ginkgo leaves start to disappear I know it’s coming […]

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JANUS ANGEL

As 2011 nears I think of the old year ending and the new year approaching – what will it bring?!  Janus is the Roman god of gates, doorways, beginnings, endings, and time.  That’s a lot!  Janus, of course, January, the first new month of the new year.  Janus has two heads looking in opposite directions […]

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Janus (January)

As 2009 comes to an end I, like Janus, take time to reflect on the many lessons learned this past year and I take time to consider the art in my future. I’m incredibly excited for all of 2010’s possibilities! Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy new year. drawing by Greg Betza

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a cup of kindness yet

In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring). For most countries the official day of celebration is marked just 2 days away from today, on January 1st. It’s a symbol of renewal and […]

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