Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gemmed Series

Charmaine. Watercolor, 11¾ × 16½,2011.

Stella. Watercolor, 11¾ × 16½,2011.

Sunshine. Watercolor, 11¾ × 16½,2011.

Dawn. Watercolor, 11¾ × 16½,2011.

Dawna. Watercolor, 11¾ × 16½,2011.

I created this series as a collaboration with Triian Jewelry. I first saw Triian's original designs from Oh Joy back in April 2010. I was so intrigued by their one-of-a-kind designs, I saved their designs in a folder and wanted to create some paintings inspired by them someday... 

A few months ago, Brian Burkhardt from Triian contacted me and asked me if I would be interested doing a collaboration with them. I was so delighted and honored. I knew it was the perfect opportunity I have been waiting for. I picked a few of my favorite designs from their collection and created this Gemmed series. It took awhile to brainstorm and paint everything, but it was all worth it. I learned a lot from creating this series and enjoyed every second of the process! 

 I had so much fun making them, and I hope you like them too.:) 

The complete series is now available as giclee prints from my etsy store

It's been so long since I last updated here. 
I miss coming here... 

 A lot things happened in the past three months. I have been quietly thinking, reading, working on some commissions and planning some personal projects. 

 I miss you all and hope you are doing well!:)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gemmed 2

Second painting from the jewelry inspired series.
The last one I used a lot of dark colors, so I played around with some sunshine colors for this one,
maybe i'll take a break from the brightness, and use some muted colors for the next one.
More soon. :)

Hope you like it!

Have a nice day!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Currently working on a series of jewelry inspired paintings.
Sketched out 5 ideas(will possibly doing more), just finished painting the first one.

Will scan the whole series together later(they are too big for my scanner);
in the meantime, I'll bring you some preview photos~:)

Hope you like it!

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4th,2011

How's your July 4th? I had some fun!:P
Hope you had fun,too! :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Birthday to Mr. Ota

Going to my teacher and amazing illustrator Nathan Ota's surprise birthday party in an hour.He's one of the most generous people I have ever met!

Painted a little watercolor card to wish him a happy birthday.:)
Hope he'll like it!

And a happy Saturday to you all!:)

Friday, June 24, 2011

What I Wore Today

“What I Wore Today”
Gilly Hicks dress, Red Cowboy hat, Black Legging, Makowsky handbag
(Okay, this is not really what I wore today, but a few days ago--as seen in previous post)
I had so much fun painting this WIWT, I should do more in the future~:)

My dear friend Rachel Fujii did her WIWT too, her entry is amazing! check it out!<3

I painted it this morning to participate the amazing illustrator Gemma Correll's super fun project "What I Wore Today".

Gemma is making a book of her blog and kindly hosting a competition for others to draw and submit their outfit to be possible inclusion in the book. Check out all the amazing and fun original outfit drawings/paintings in What I Wore Today Flickr Group.

Wish you a fun Friday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Palm Springs

Had a relaxed Monday in Palm Springs with family,
beautiful views and fresh mountain air. <3

Have a fun and productive Tuesday everyone! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011


Doing some fashion illustrations lately, I'll scan all of them together.
In the mean time, I'll be posting some work in progress shots. :)

A few photos from these two weeks.
Wish you a beautiful day! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


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18" x 27" Graphite and Watercolor
Infinite shoes, infinite cravings... hope you like it!:)
Have a nice day everyone~!


It is available for purchase as giclee prints in two sizes.
8.5"x12" and 11.25"x16".
Click here to see more info:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Prints Available :)

"Lupin"and"Holly", as well as the previously sold out prints are now available in my etsy store!:) http://www.etsy.com/shop/sunnygu

Sunday, April 3, 2011

100 Roses for the 100th Post

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8.5"x13" Micro Pen on Paper + Illustrator

Happy Sunday everyone~!
I have been thinking about what to post for the 100th post.
Well, here it is, 100 ROSES~!

:D Hope you like it~!

Just a quick note:
Lupin and Holly will be available for purchase as prints next week.:)