Monday, December 21, 2009

If_Undone :)

"Undone" for Illustration Friday
11" x 11" Watercolor
Jan. 4th, 2009
Today's sky is just like the one in the painting... :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fortune Cookie *u*

"Your eyes sparkle with your happy personality."
16" x 7.5" Watercolor


Social Issue: "Privacy & the Internet"
8"x 10" Watercolor

If_Frozen :)

"Frozen" for Illustration Friday
8" x 8" Watercolor

Drawing the Fantastic

The Fox and the Crow

Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe

Acrylic Exercises

Texture Exercise
10"x 8" Acrylic
Dry Brush Exercise
8"x 10" Acrylic

Warm & Cool Exercise
10"x 8" Acrylic


Argus, the creature with a hundred eyes.
Make it cute and then make it scary?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

If_Crunchy : 3

"Crunchy" for Illustration Friday
5.5"x4" Watercolor

Sunday, November 29, 2009

If_Entangled : )

"Entangled" for Illustration Friday
8"x12" Watercolor

Friday, November 27, 2009

If_Music : )

"Music" for Illustration Friday
7"x9" Watercolor

Friday, November 20, 2009

Correspondence :)

11"x17" Watercolor
This is a correspondence to a letter written by one of my best friends--Kelly. In the letter, she says, "a pearl may look really bright at first, but after been washed by waves overtime, the colors will fade and the shininess will disappear." She thought true friendships are precious and hard to find. Unfortunately, a lot times friendships are just like pearls, fade as the time goes by. She hopes our friendship can be an exception and last forever.

My response to her letter is: a friendship is just like a mysterious journey. We don't know what is lie ahead waiting for us. But as we travel down the road, there will be more and more wonderful things for us to discover...

In my illustration, the lotus lantern represents the care and appreciation for the friendship. As the girl floating down the lily pond, the flowers will gradually bloom once the magic light of her lantern sheds on them... :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

If_Blur : )

"Blur" for Illustration Friday
7"x12" Watercolor

Friday, November 6, 2009

If_Skinny : )

"Skinny" for Illustration Friday
8"x12" Watercolor

Thursday, October 29, 2009

If_Fast :)

"Fast" for Illustration Friday
8"x12" Gouache

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stories :)

The next assignment for Comm. Studio will be a correspondence project. Basically, creating a illustration based on a handwritten note/letter.The whole project description just reminds me so many precious things and special persons.
I just realized, I did a little personal project like that a long long time ago. :)
The image above is a small section of a letter written by one of my friends in China. We handwrite letters back and forth a couple of times a year. Since both of us LOVE to draw, our letters are exploded with colorful little doodles.
Background info:
Watermelon= my friend's netname
Bee=my netname
In this letter, she said she did a four-square comic strip titled "Happy Thing"
The four squares she drew are:
1. Watermelon and Bee are good friends
2. But Bee is in U.S. while Watermelon is in China
3. They can only keep in touch with each other through Internet
4. One day, Bee comes back, they finally see each other. ♥ the end

8"x10" Colored Pencils
This is what I did after reading her colorful letter. :)
The little illustration can be read from different directions, just like friendship, always go around.
Eventhough we are so far away, but true friendship can go beyond time and distance. So here we are, on the opposite of the earth from each other,with the Pacific Ocean and 15 hours of time difference in between.
Luckily, we have our magic mirrors. Whenever we need each other, all we need to do is to hold the magic mirror against the light of the sun/moon, and the other person will travel through the light ray right away.:D
The following drawings are come from the same sketchbook:
Introduction page--first page of the sketchbook.
If you use a white paper to cover half of the face...the left side is sadness & the right side is happiness

Drawings & paintings can't lie, all thoughts and emotions just become part of them...

That day, something really sad happened... and all I can do was wait and watch what happen next... So I just sat there for hours, drawing little circles and saying silent prayers at the same time.

Ended up all these circles truly have MAGIC!
All my little secret prayers came true the next day...;)

This was done after my old computer crushed...

A birthday gift for one of my best friends. :D
P.S. Beebee forest, my imaginery world of happiness, the Nosorrow Land.:)


11"x17" Watercolor & Gouache

A spread illustrated & designed for an "editorial" assignment.
The story is about a man drowned his three children in a Baltimore hotel.

Friday, October 16, 2009

If_Flying :D

⌒゚( ・∀・)゚⌒Flying...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

If_Pattern2 :D

"Pattern" for Illustration Friday
14" x 5.5" Gouache

I had so much fun doing it~:D

Saturday, September 26, 2009

If_Pattern :)

"Pattern" for Illustration Friday
8.5" x 11" pen & ink

I have been thinking about this word for the past two days.
Though I have many ideas in mind,
nothing is really exciting enough to make a drawing/painting.

But I just realized I have incorporated patterns in many of my earlier pieces.
So here is one, a portrait of patterns. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

If_Infinite :)

"Infinite" for Illustration Friday
7" x 12" watercolor

Infinite love, infinite chance,
Infinite stars in the infinite space...
How about infinite desire and craving?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If_Welcome :)

"Welcome" for Illustration Friday
12" x 8" watercolor

Monday, September 7, 2009

If_Strong :)

"Strong" for Illustration Friday
7" x 15" watercolor

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tender (WIP)

Tender (Work in Progress)
Here are some sneek peeks from my personal project, Tender,
a set of three paintings. I really wanted to finish all of them before school
starts, but the coloring process took much longer than I expected.
Anyway, I'll continuously working on them (slowly) and post them up
whenever I'm finished.:)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Soft Pastels V

This is the final post from the summer life drawing class.
I will update some oil paintings after I'm done with them. :D