Collaboration with Yang Hu
Mixed Media on Bristol
10″ x 5.75″
Styled quite similarly to “Slowed Chaos,” this was the first piece that was created with another artist. It is quite interesting to see the end result after the other artist has done their part. Sometimes it seems like a totally different piece compared to what you left off with.
Some more sneak peek of the Collabo session:
Collabo Session with Yang Hu
Today was the first time I created art with another artist. It definitely forces you to see outside of your comfort zone. What more is when you begin to see the two styles work together to create one cohesive piece. I’m quite sure there was a piece or two today that just didn’t make sense… but hopefully when it is all worked out and done.. it will be something much more beautiful and amazing. What is more amazing is when you see what your piece has transformed into.
Marker & Ink on Bristol
10.25″ x 6.25″
Randomly had a rush of motivation to create something more on the playful side of my abstract work. After working on some DIY Vinyl figures… I haven’t been concentrating on the traditional pen and paper. So this was a nice easy way to get back into the game. This probably was one of my most fastest pieces of art. Proof that after being immersed in some good music… creativity can flow quite good onto any clean canvas.
Here’s another interesting angle of the piece:
BUB- Into One’s Mind Edition
MunnyWorld Vinyl Figures
Marker on Vinyl
Behold! The first hand-designed Vinyl Figure for me! Well… at least the first successful designed vinyl figure now in my inventory. I remember I tried to do my very first one… the KRAKKA from the Munnyworld line. The funniest part was that I didn’t realize that all the limbs on the doll are removable… making it ridiculously easy to decorate. Therefore during the process of decorating the KRAKKA… i was twirling the whole thing around like no one’s business and trying to jam the thinnest point marker into the crevices of the toy.
After learning all of the mistakes that one can find out from failing at the first attempt… I purchased the BUB and decided to go for another jab at doing my own DIY Vinyl Figure. With this one… not only was i able to finish decorating a whole figure… but I always learned how to work efficiently with the doll… drying times, etc. So here is the final result of BUB!
So I’ve gotten into this whole DIY Vinyl Figure trend… where you buy a plain blank vinyl toy and you have the option of decorating it yourself however you feel like.
I tried it once before… but failed horribly. Mainly I didn’t even know you can detach all the limbs so that you can work on it all in much more detail. LOL I know… stupid me. Along with that… i didn’t realize that using permanent marker didn’t mean it would dry in 5 minutes. So the result was the first one ended up to be quite sloppy with a bunch of smudges and some muddy colors.
LUCKILY!… after learning from one’s mistakes… I started a second one with a more know how of attacking the DIY Vinyl Figure. Here are some sneak peaks on the progress of the Munnyworld: BUB Figure!
I can’t speak for everyone in the creative community, but there are times when my inspirations and creativity runs a little dry. Maybe due to some stress that I may not be that aware about (haha), work, or some random life experiences that sometimes hit you in the face and tire you out… but I will have to admit that the past few months… my brain hasn’t been on the edge to create. Not sure if anyone can relate to this too… but when you’re done with a full day of stuff… you come home drained and ultimately you may have wanted to pick up that pen or pencil to draw… but at the end you plop onto your bed and fall asleep til the next day begins.
I will have to say that I have been through that short period… with some common everyday stresses(?) and also a change in living quarters. When my regular full time day ended… I came home and didn’t feel like creating. And for me as an artist (If I can call myself that), I can’t force creativity… because you will see it. So all I can do is just to continue on until something hits me in the face and the urge of creativity begins.
I will say this burst of new energy is beginning to flow through me… and hopefully slowly I can continue on my journey through my very complex and crazy mind… and show the world more of what my mind wants to create.
So… Dear World… Dear Blog… Dear Audience….
Like Stealing Candy from a Baby
Ink on Moleskin Sketchbook
May 2nd, 2014
I looked through my Moleskin sketchbook recently and I sort of can’t believe that the last time I drew in it was ALL THE WAY back in September of 2013!!!! That is not good so as I was waiting for a friend to meet me up for some delicious ice cream… I decided to whip out my sketchbook and randomly start doodling.. so this idea appeared in that process.
Painting in Adobe with the Wacom pen seems to be a little more complex than what i imagined in my head. Haha but they say practice will make perfect and hopefully I will be able to grasp the methods for digital painting.
Playing around with the Wacom Tablet, I’ve started to practice drawing and painting on my computer. So far, since i don’t have Adobe Photoshop yet… I’ve been using Sketchbook Express. I have this for my iPad, and i really enjoyed it… so i wanted to show you guys a sneak peek at what i sketched up…
Definitely not done yet.. I need to put in more details and especially a background… but its going good I think. Also since the subject matter is more on the simple side… But got to start from somewhere right!?
So I’ve been a little bit in a lazy period where not much have been as productive coming out of my head… but on the other hand… there has been quite a sort of renovation when it comes to my “studio” space. I put studio in quotations mainly because its just my bedroom haha. Not only did i get more surface to work with… but also I got some more tech to help me out…
I started out with only a small table and a Macbook
Is now a large two table set up with a newly built PC along with a Wacom Tablet…
I haven’t been putting this space into full use yet… but hopefully I can get my PC set up totally with programs and such so I can start whipping myself to create more… and most importantly… learn more Digital Art compared to my comfort zone of traditionally drawn art. I have some experience with a Wacom Tablet…at least one of the introductory one, but I never really jumped fully into the whole digitally painting scene. But what has become foreign to me now… are PCs. I was raised on the all mighty Windows computer… but after college I converted to my Macbook, which was shown above. I loved Apple and just the interface after that… so I never budged from it… but now when I decided to upgrade my tech… I decided to revisit the Windows again (also being more power for the buck). But now I have to also get used to this whole Windows 8 layout. So hopefully I will be up and running very soon… but for now… We’ve been in the back burner~~ >.<