Sunday, August 30, 2009

octopus obsession!

I've been obsessed with octopus lately. I don't know why but whenever I have free time, I keep drawing octopus. Maybe this is a sign that I should go by the beach and eat octopus...mmm:)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

SI: facebook jealousy

This week's Saturday Illustrations was about facebook creating unnecessary triggers for jealousy between relationships. Some of the "jealousy triggers" include tagging photos and wall posts. People are so obsessed with facebook today... I remember freshman year of college, when everyone was obsessed with Live Journal and AIM, and they would exchange information a little more private than facebook. Hmm I feel so old now...

ANYWAYS, this is what I had at first. This is close to the sketches I did but something looked wrong.
So I revised it to have more direct and simple symbols. I'm glad I revised it. This was a challenge for me because I usually include animal or human in illustration. But since I do this kind of graphic stuff at work, I thought it would be a good exercise to include it into my illustration:)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Which tool are you?

It took soooooo long to do this week's Saturay Illustrations. I guess it's because of the coffee I had this morning. I kept going back and forth with thumbnails and sketches and I never could decide what to do for the topic (which was about how to be a better employee, and they explained it by hammer and swiss army knife). Here's some of the disaster sketches...

Once I got out of that struggle, I did about 4 finals. I mainly was experimenting with linework, textures, and colors even though I wasn't trying to. I kept coming up with new process but none of them seemed right. In the end, I got this image.I'm not too happy with it. It's not "me". But I guess it's good to struggle whole day to get something ok once in a while... it made me think about my work/work process:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

card board fruits/vegetables

Thanks to efmouk and Jade's suggestions, I did some more fruits/vegetable sketches. I used card board as a base. I kind of wish I used white in these but... I had fun:) More fruits/vegetable suggestions are appreciated :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Midnight apple

I had an urge to play with textures tonight. I started this after 12am so it didn't take me that long. Maybe I will add characters or something more fun in the near future. What should be the next fruit I should draw?