Tuesday, August 31, 2010

kind of boring to look at, but it was so much fun to make it!

Even when I don't feel like creating something, I still like to move my hands. From the paintings I did this weekend, I made some textures for my future illustrations. I have no idea when I'm going to use them but it's always good to have selections of textures in hand. I think it makes my photoshop illustrations a little more... natural and easy to look at.

mmm boreddd with just scanning textures... lets put face on itttt...

Monday, August 30, 2010

End of summer... and I got a new shelf!

Since I got a new shelf in my apartment, I decided to (finally) paint something on the little canvas I got a a year ago. The base color was already painted, so I had fin colors that matched each canvas. It was a fun mini project:) I still have 6 pink canvas to go... maybe 6 pink elephants?
Oh and my desk has so many things...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

pencil drawing

I've been experimenting like crazy. Basically I wanted to try every medium I used to love. So I did pencil drawing tonight. Conclusion: I love how delicate pencil drawing can be:)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Before going for a short summer vacation, I did quick sketches of ladies. I love drawing girls and ladies! It's so much fun thinking about what they look like, what kind of personality she has, and what outfits, makeup, hair style she has etc etc... I colored them tonight, mainly to get back into coloring with photoshop again.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

summer summer SUMMER!

It's so HOT and humid here! And waiting for the train is the worst...! Soo... tonight's illustration looks hot and unhealthy... ha

pen and ink and photoshop

Tonight was a pen and ink experiment night. I didn't do any sketches before drawing with pen and ink so some of the lines looks too wonky. I had so much fun with pen and ink though! I like how I force myself to be looser with lines.
I picked 2 pen and ink drawings and photoshopped them. yep, I still like this process!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wedding portrait for my friend!

This weekend I worked on an illustration for my friend. I know her since I was 5 years old. She requested to do a portrait of them for the wedding (because I couldn't fly for her wedding:(...)

So I started with sketches... (this is part of it)
And some bigger sketches...
And then final with Guache, watercolor, color pencil.
And then realized the groom's eyes were BLUE!!! So after a quick fix, this is what I came up with.
Now into the frame I picked up at Brooklyn Flea few weeks ago (I had this part planned out early enough. phew!)
Done! Now relax time:)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New scanner!

I bought a scanner from my friend today! I'm sooo excited! I've been looking back through my sketch book to see if there's anything I can share. I found out that I LOVE drawing women from neck and up. I think face to neck in woman is one of the most beautiful parts.
And this is what I was listening to while doing the sketch/test scan illustration above.

Monday, August 2, 2010

late night sketch result

Today was very tough day for me. Nothing was bad, in fact it was a really good day. But the rain made me have a HUGE headache throughout the day. I don't know why but New York rain effects my headache so much. So all the urge to sketch went away until late night. So this is what came out from late night sketch. Notice the wobbly lines. I'm still practicing on sketching with tablet thing.