Went to the HK international Art Fair2011 today and saw a lot of the great artists whom I admire in person, just to name a few- Zhang Xiaogang, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Yang Shaobin, Yue Chengjun, Yoshimoto Nara, James Jean...Fun day!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This illustration is for a romantic time travel story titled "Time Considered as Thermite Burns in No Particular Order" on tor.com.
Everything about this project was like a dream-
I got the job e-mail around mid-night; The time machine in the story is disguised as a rose-bush; The heroine is a read head...
Most importantly, it's a job for art director Irene Gallo.
I have always had much respect for Irene as she's someone who truly loves illustration and passionate about her job. Thanks to SooJin, I was introduced to Irene back at the 2010 Society of Illustrators NY Student Scholarship show. Very much to my surprise, she had me filed in her mind and thought of me when this job came up 1 year later.
Irene is very generous with her advices and help, be sure to say hi to her if you see her around at the society or AI party next time!
Friday, May 20, 2011
I was contacted by AD Cody Kawamoto from HONOLULU magazine for a really interesting illustration assignment. The article is about rehabilitating the troublesome wild donkeys roaming Hawaiian land and causing traffic and other problems. How often do one get to draw bad-asses? So of course I said yes.
I have been asked a lot about my process. So I thought maybe it's time to make a process post, it's actually quite straight forward and nothing magical-
The approved sketch-
I work half traditionally and half digitally. I enjoy this way of working as it allows me to create images with a wide range of media which are"incompatible" in nature. It also allows me to be really experimental with colors/texture and still able to deliver my work by the deadline safe and sound.
Usually after the sketch is approved, I go in and draw the line with pen and ink and the texture with various media like pencil, charcoal, crayon, pastel. etc
After I am done with the drawing board, I have everything scanned, composed and colored in Photoshop.
Thanks for reading!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I has been very honored to be interview by my good friend Daniel Fishel for the Nonslick blog:
Friday, May 6, 2011
Hi there, here is a piece I did for PLANSPONSOR May issue.
The story is about Value Funds have not done as well as expected in the past couple of years-I started thinking into the direction of expectation and disappointment and here are the sketches that I came up with.
I love working with SooJin because she always choose my favorite idea and enable me to give my best shot. Here is the final layout-