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Sketch Trip to Ireland in June 2020
Monday, September 02, 2019
Vanessa Sorensen and I are conducting a sketch tour of Ireland in June 2020. Join us! Space is limited to 9 guests.

If you are like me and have a serious castle obsession, this trip is for you!

Get info here: https://www.nessypress.com/ireland








Sketch Diary: Light Grey Art Lab Residency And Norway!
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Bergen from the top of the hill, the goat's name is Festus

My interpretation of a Huldra, a type of siren in Norweigian folklore


I recently went on Light Grey Art Lab's Norway residency at part of Team Huldra. It was an amazing experience and an excuse to meet a bunch of wonderful creatives.

After the residency, my mom and cousins met me in Bergen for more exploration. 

When I got back, I thought I did not do much sketching until I counted them. I did 32 sketches over 17 days!

Freya and her cat chariot, June 3rd
The spectacular train ride from Oslo to Bergen


Studies from the train, June 4th
Bergen at my Air BnB, June 5th
Bus sketch, June 5th
First nature walk, June 5th
Waterfall sketch, June 6th
Sketch from the Ingebrigt Vik Museum in Řystese
Church and Graveyard in Řystese, June 6th
Marina, June 7th

Waiting for the bus, June 7th
Beautiful waterfall. I was actively rained on while doing this sketch. I think it improved it! June 8th
Rune mat I made when we made our own runes, June 9
Last sketch with the LGAL crew, June 10th
Bergen Week
After the residency we explored Bergen.

Fjord tour, June 11th

The iconic harbor, June 11th
Norges Fiskerimuseum, June 12th
Maria Snyder took this picture of me sketching at the Fisheries Museum
Little boat at the fisheries museum, June 12th
Mom and me 



Dinner at FG, June 12th
 Jens Harald Bratlie Edvard Grieg Museum, June 13th

We got to see a wonderful piano performance at the Edvard Grieg Museum.


The Bryggen, June 13th
St. Mary's, June 13th
Viking boat at Bergen Maritime Museum, June 14th
One of the supercool models at the Maritime Museum, June 14th
Fish Soup at the Zupperia on June 11th
View from our gorgeous Air BnB in Bergen, June 15th
Last sketch in Bergen of one of the Art Museum buildings, June 15th
Bergen was amazing. There was also a music festival going on during our trip. We could hear Robert Plant and Patti Smith performing from our apartment!

Beautiful Bergen sunset!
Our band photo! 
One of my favorite Bergen sketches, June 15th


On to Oslo...

We had a very short time and very quick sketches.

Sketched in Aker Brygge, June 16th
The Folk Art Museum, June 17th
I loved the little houses at the Folk Art Museum. I want to do more studies later.

Adorable houses at the Folk Art Museum!
Mom and me at the Munch Museum
Obligatory Munch The Shriek photo

That was the trip! It was an amazing journey!


May the Fourth Episode IV: A New Hope
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Leia on the Death Star
This year's May the Fourth Celebration was a huge success. We had some of the best art ever and our first Kids Art Show at the Cincinnati Public Library.

These are the pieces I have in the show. The Leia piece was a digital demo for my NKU illustration students. It can be purchased here and a portion of the proceeds go to Force for Change. https://www.brewhouse.com/product-page/christina-wald-leia-on-the-death-star

Bea Arthur in Mos Eisley-The Star Wars Holiday Special
I tried out a different painting technique for my Bea Arthur. I have taught along David Michael Beck at the Art Academy for a couple years and designed to try out his mixed media technique for this illustration.

https://www.brewhouse.com/product-page/christina-wald-bea-arthur-in-mos-eisley

Hanging the art show at Brew House
We did at an interview at WVXU to kick off a week of events.

Me, Richard Luchek, and Kevin Necessary
Me and Kevin Necessary in the radio studio at WVXU
Listen here to the interview: https://www.wvxu.org/post/may-fourth-be-you-how-star-wars-has-inspired-artists#stream/0

Here are some shots from the celebration and the judging of the Kid's Art Show.

Amy Bogard, Fluke Skywalker, me, and a Stormtrooper
Me, David Michael Beck, Kevin Necessary, Chris Reiff, and Lisa Soper
with the Best of Show from the Kid's May the Fourth Art Show!
We got over 150 entries to the May the Fourth Kid's Art Show! It was an honor to judge them; so much talent and creativity. Thanks to the Cincinnati Public Library for all their support! The kids' art show will be up until May 11th.

The big kids' show is up at Brew House until June 1st.





Workshop Madness!
Friday, March 29, 2019
I am doing a workshop at PLAZA Artist Materials April 19th kicking off our Urban Sketching Topics series: Simplify the Structure: Quick sketching complex scenes with Christina Wald

Sometimes it is overwhelming to figure out where to start when drawing a complex cityscape, building, or interior. The workshop will have tips and demos for sketching on the go.

20 minute sketch of the clock in Central Park in ballpoint pen
20 minute sketch of the Flatiron building in ballpoint pen
This was sketched  years ago and there are even more SUPER tall buildings here!!


For the kids!!

As part of out May the Fourth annual Star Wars tribute show, we are teaming up with the Cincinnati Public Library not only to do a kids fan art show but to also do a series of How to Draw Star Wars Workshops!

I will be at all three workshops. See you there! All are FREE!!

March 30th: https://www.facebook.com/events/302177517127572/

April 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/267205434206365/

April 13th: https://www.facebook.com/events/2349967188601128/

My new How to Draw Yoda  and TIE Fighter sheets!At a library in a galaxy near you!!



Profile on Illustrator Saturday!
Saturday, March 16, 2019

I was profiled on Kathy Temean's Illustrator Saturday. She asked some great questions!

Read it here: https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/illustrator-saturday-17/




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