Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My 3rd piece for the show


This is the 3rd piece that I submitted for the “Gifted Artist” show on 12/19. It’s made with felt. ^^

This show will be awesome because I will get to be in the same show with all of my favorite artists!!!

These are the contributing artists:
Alex Leon, Alina Chau, Angie Hu, Aurian Redson, Bonnie Lui, Bill Perkins, Brian Yam, Bruce Smith, Chad Morgan, Charlie Wen, Chris Ayers, Chris Appelhans, Christian Narcordo, David Colman, Dean Yeagle, Derek Kosol, Erik Martin, Eunjung June Kim, Elisa Takagi, Floyd Norman, Gerald Dedios, Glen Keane, Glen Vilppu, Grace Lee, Greg K Smith, Iain McCaig, Jackson Sze, Justin Gerard, Kate Burgess, Katy Wu, Kelly Light, Lesley Vamos, Ken Kinoshita, Kohei Nakajima, Lorelay Bove, Lou Romano, Lubomir Arsov, Martin Hsu, Marshall Vandruff, Mark Henn, Mike Hernadez, Molly Hahn, Morgan Sheffield, Pascal Campion, Peter De Seve, Scott Seeto, Sho Murase, Rick Caughman, Robh Ruppel. Rona Liu, Roque Ballesteros, Shaun Tan, Stephen Silver, Sunny Apinchapong, Tara Rueping, Traci Honda, Uwe Heidschoetter, Vivian Nguyen, Victoria Ying.

This is the show flyer:

Dec. 19th 2009
12467 Baseline Rd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

Monday, December 14, 2009

My pets - pastel version

I just did a pastel version :D
These are for the "Gifted Artist" art show on 12/19

donate arts for good :D

Thursday, October 08, 2009

My pets

I have 2 birds and 1 cat
My cat's name is Miney :)

My birds' names are Kiwi (darker mask) & Tomato (lighter mask)

(by Painter)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Quick rendering

I am doing character design for a Visual Development class~
Our instructor is Paul Lasaine and his stuff is AWESOME! You guys should check it out.

I am not done with my character development yet but I just wanna post something since I have a long time didn't post anything new :)

We are doing visual development based on a story that our instructor Paul wrote.
So this is my character design for the captian (the father) in the story.
His personality is serious, responsible, and organized (neat freak? :P) So the shape of the character is SQUARE.

some facial expression sketches

This was rendered within an hour... (photoshop) ... so I call it a "quick rendering(painting)"
I guess I work faster now... thanks to Art Center hell training = =|||

However, I am still exploring the art style I want to use.
I want to try something different this time... but I couldn't help myself to add more details when I did this rendering. I am gonna do a really flat and 2D style for this character and see how it will turn out. :)

So I will keep this for myself :)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Buffalo man final photoshop rendering

I am sooooo glad that this final painting wasn't just gone with my HD :'(
(found another copy in my ipod)

This is a clay paint over by Photoshop

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My hard drives died…..

I was busy moving at the beginning of this month. Before I moved, both of my PC and Mac died. My mac couldn’t load the OS and my PC restarted almost every 10 mins because of the hot weather. So I bought a new Dell XPS system with i7 cpu 6G memory and a ATI Radeon HD 4670 card. Good deal: Dell XPS 435T (but mine is little cheaper than this price)

I planned to move my old HD from my old system to the new system … but my new Dell couldn’t recognize them. So I put them in my external enclosure cases, one IDE one SATA.. and connected them….. THEN……. I SAW SMOKE COMING OUT FROM THE CASE!!!!! OMG!!!! BOTH OF MY HDs GOT BURNED UP!!!!!!! Those 2 HDs have all of my design files in the past 10 years and all of my photos from 1997 – 2009! Because it’s huge so I didn’t spend time to back up those files…. (coz DVDs aren’t big enough for those files..)…… After did a lot of research on the web and I realized that maybe it’s just the PCB boards burned up…. and all of my datas are still recoverable. So I was not that panic after I did my research. But it costs money. After searching on the web and found a data recovery company in Canada… they gave me a quote that $1000 for 2 HDs which is already a lot cheaper than other data recovery services. = = As a poor Art Center student with student loan… this is a lot of money to me… but it seems that I have no choice….

Yesterday I sent my seagate HD to Seagate’s data recovery service and hope that they can fix it for free (coz my seagate HD is the one with firmware problems…and a lot of ppl’s HD died…). If they give me an expensive quote, I will send both drives to Canada…. wish me luck Crying

Monday, June 08, 2009

Golden Gate bridge Panorama

I went to SF during weekend ~ and we visited LucasArts, Pixar, and EA in 2 days :D A lot of thanks to my friends who showed me and my classmates around in the office ^O^ this was a great short trip!!!! and SF is beautiful!!! I loved it!
Took this golden gate br panorama pix at the view point

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I am in my spring break now.....
let me take a break
(well this is just an excuse for being lazy XD)

I have registered 3 classes at Concept Design Academy again this summer.
I will post more stuff when classes begin :P (it will be in June).

So just let me being a super otaku for now (eat, sleep, play games, watch anime and read comics).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Old buffalo man - revised

revised and colored version.
I changed the shape of the head and also the proportion of the face features so that the design of the face is more interesting.

I am working on another clay sculpture of this buffalo man ~
will do another photo real clay paint over this week.

Environment (experimental)

This is an experimental (happy accident) project.
The technique was from our department chair Scott Robertson.
He asked us to use a custom brush (any kind with interesting shapes) and messed around. Then zoom in and use your imagination to find interesting shapes and composition.
I made it too complicated so this was the only one that I think it's workable.

then I was trying to learn Sparth style ~ but I think I still need to improve my environment painting skills .__.

I haven't taken any environment classes yet >< ~ (except the perspective drawing one that I posted before).... so I will take some classes in concept design academy this summer and hope that I can improve my environment rendering skill TOT

Puss in boots - cat character rendering (blue one)

I finished 3 of them before the show :D
That also means I finished this class final project 1 week early ~ wahaha

Blue poster

Monday, April 06, 2009

Puss in boots - cat character rendering

Mucha (Art Nouveau) style rendering for the cat character in "Puss in boots" story.
Those Art Nouveau backgrounds took me forever to do >< .....

This red one.... I made the circle in Illustrator.... err.. took me a long time to get it done...

Red poster

Yellow poster

There is another blue one that I am working on....
I need to prepare for my intern show on Thurs. so I am not sure will I be able to finish the blue one or not... wish me luck.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Fashion illustration - 80s illustration style

80s illustration style is about very wide shoulder but small hips which creates the triangle shapes.
Our instructor found a model whose body also looks triangle (big belly but thin legs) XD
too bad he didn't do many interesting poses ~ most of his poses were the same...
so I picked 2 better ones I did....

In class digital painting

This is yesterday's in class painting
my mac was out of space so my photoshop keeps crashing~ that's why I didn't get my painting done >< I only got the face done *sob*

and other parts are just quick block ins =___=

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Character rendering

This assignment is a character rendering in realistic style.
So we need to pay attention on materials indications and everything should look real.
This is a contemporary costume design for future era and she is a princess.
The costume is inspired by ancient Chinese costumes.

I just uploaded this revised one so I re-post this again.
I had soften some edges and added textures in the background.
Added some shadow and highlights to show forms more.

Final version

early development

I don't really like my first sketch, so I changed the pose and her hair style.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Woner woman - in "The Incredibles"

This project is to take a character from 70s show and put it in a modern movie. We have to render the style as the movie and make sure the character that we design can fit in the movie scenes.
So I chose wonder woman (since we also had that cartoon in Taiwan back then XD).
She is also a superhero character so I think it's gonna be great to put her in "The Incredibles" movie. As you can see, she is also like The Incredibles parents that she is a retired superhero.
With middle age woman body and wrinkles, she is still very confident and able to fight any time.
I am gonna put her in a screen capture scene from "The Incredibles" movie but I need to get a HD quality movie first.
I will upload it once I get the good quality screen capture image.

(Photoshop rendering)

I am trying to match her rendering style with this poster.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fashion illustration - 60s illustration style

These are in class digital paintings with 60s illustration style.
Although it's more illustration stuff but I really enjoyed doing it! I didn't even go to break when everybody left already....

Play with composition, colors and pattern.

Another characteristic of 60s illustration style is zero gravity.

fun fun fun and the model was great :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

In class digital painting

Our instructor used red and green lights as the setting so we had to figure out how to use the colors and how to paint the dark/light sides since the light sides were on both side.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Puss in boots - cat character

This is costume design for the cat character in Puss in boots story.
The style inspiration is combining 2 historical periods - Art Nouveau & Elizabeth Period.
Here is the collage:

Then I did 20 ideations of the cat's costumes.

and narrowed down 10 ideations with color keys

This is still an on going project.
I am gonna do 3 different poses with 3 different costumes of the cat.
I will upload it when I am done. :)

Fashion illustration

It's my first time to try out some fashion illustration techniques.
It's so fun!!! I really love doing it with pen and ink ~
The model was great ~ she could do all the poses showing S curves.
Too bad that I didn't have the right brushes to draw ~ so that my line quality was not as smooth as I expected (I was using Chinese calligraphy brushes) .

Thursday, March 19, 2009

1st matte painting

It's my first time working on a matte painting piece.
It's a lot harder than I thought....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More pespective env drawings

Medieval City

This is the revised version ~ slightly different than the previous one I posted.

Future City

Asian Architecture - Japan

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Head Drawings

These are in class drawings
We had 2 shaven-headed models.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Buffalo man - early development

Clay paint over
This is early development of the buffalo man.
I am working on the revised clay sculpture and I will do another paint over and upload it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thieves design

A gang of thieves design completed.
Redesigned characters for treasure island

Costume design (Architecture influence)

Inspiration from architecture collage

10 ideations

Costume design for an animation character.
The time period is in the future, and her name is Lena.
She is a princess and very outgoing and active.
Lena was tired of her boring life so she ran away from home and went on an adventure.
Eventually she learns her life lesson and her responsibilities of being a princess.
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