Oct 7, 2013


One day, I had dinner with the view that showed me a great variety of passersby walking quickly to the other side. Most of them were dressed fashionably and it was quite a thrill to sketch quickly, capturing as much as I can and a little bit of memory before one by one disappeared out of the view. I really had fun with this one and feel like I could do more. Thanks, NYC.

I'm hesitant about it. Either this or that, I'll need to figure it out.

Oct 3, 2013

Sep 26, 2013

Recent Experience

 

Pretty passing view of nature during the train ride on the way to Rochester, NY for DeafNation Expo.

  

The campus at RIT is beautiful with all nature around, especially tall trees with different colors and shapes of leaves.

Sep 17, 2013

Sep 12, 2013

To the loved ones,


"One day spent with someone you love can change everything." 
- For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Sep 3, 2013

Golden-Crested Crane

The last few weeks of August were spent on creating six illustrations for the story, Golden-Crested Crane and I really enjoyed working on those, especially learning from the story's culture and setting that is completely different. It is for the children's magazine and the illustrations, along with the story will be published in January 2014 issue. Right now, I can't go into details. So here's a sneak peek of some illustrations. Till then, next Jan, we will see them all. Looking forward to it! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aug 13, 2013

Mostly, Subway Sketches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I couldn't help observing such a rich variety of people, their facial features, shapes and fashion during the train rides. I love being able to get around easily by subway and it feels like I'm a city girl at heart. I came from a city where I grew up on taking train and bus that I didn't feel the need to learn how to drive. Maybe, I should learn how to drive in case of emergency? Maybe.

Passing View in New York State

 

Dreamy doodles of passing beautiful view of nature during the late afternoon long bus ride back to New York City last month.

Aug 9, 2013

Pattern

A selection of designs made for children, teens and women's market and they were created for Creativo Surface Design Studio.

  

   

   

   

   

   

 

Aug 5, 2013

The NeverEnding Story


I was invited by Silver Screen Society to contribute a piece for their featured film, The NeverEnding Story for August 2013. I'm glad to be on board with the other talented artists and their works can be viewed here. Thank you, Silver S. S. !

Jul 25, 2013


Imagining the colorful sails.

Jul 23, 2013

Keon turned one


Celebrated my nephew's new age by doing this piece. I miss cuddling him so much. He is now able to stand and he likes to roll about in bed, showing off his butt. Happy Belated Birthday, darling Keon! :' )

Jul 10, 2013


Inspiration from Moscow's iconic church, Saint Basil's Cathedral which has interesting patterns and colors.

Jul 8, 2013

So much joy

 

Based on the memory of seeing children laugh and play with cooling splashes from the water fountain at Union Square Park. So much joy for the simplicity in life.



I tried not to focus too much on perfecting the details in this illustration but rather the mood through lighting, less colors and characters' poses. It felt strange without the critique from my Teacher and classmates now that we are out of school and how we have to decide on our own which conceptual idea and composition layout work the best.

On a happy note, I'm pleased to say that one of my works was selected to be part of 3x3 Student Show! Thank you, Judges.

Jun 30, 2013

Created a few sketches of logo for Singapore's Deaf Dance Crew, Redeafination.
 

   

   

Jun 26, 2013

Freedom


Freedom is in your hands.

Jun 18, 2013

Yosemite



I was mesmerized by the gorgeous outlook of the lofty mountains, vast sea and the dancing dapples of sunlight and shadow through the tall trees. I was sitting in the front where I sketched quickly almost blindly while my awesome Dad drove up the winding roads, passing by all the soothing views. 



That grandeur feeling of watching the humongous waterfall that appeared a tad tiny far away. Next time, I shall go up closer to the point of standing at near the base of the waterfall so I could feel the vibration and try to hear the sound of the waterfall. The visit to the Yosemite National Park is absolutely my most favorite part of the family vacation.

May 27, 2013

At SOI, May 17

Finally, I get to surprise my parents and my sister in bringing them to New York City and the best part is watching them observe what the world of illustration is like through the Student Scholarship Show at Society of Illustrators. It was the first time for them. It felt heartwarming to be with my family and it was great to see some familiar, sweet faces at the Society of Illustrators, NY.



May 11, 2013

News

Hello! Sorry for being away for so long and I'm so glad to be back here again. Below are some of the works exhibited at the Senior Show.



The Long Leap (Selected for Best of Ringling Show)
Source: Tampa Bay Times

I chose to illustrate this article - For young grads, it's long leap from college to career and I couldn't help agreeing more with the long leap. I'm sure many of us who just graduated this year, felt this way too. Oh yes, I've officially graduated! The future is a little scary but definitely exciting. Somehow, I have a feeling that I might move to New York. We will see. 

All I know is to stay grateful, have faith and keep on trying no matter what.

 

Rise of the Tiger Nation 
Source: The Wall Street Journal



Ikea Recalls Meatballs After Deduction of Horse Meat 
Source: The New York Times





Both alphabets, E and S were created for Pancakes and Pickles Book by Baron & Sy Schimberg, for young children. This book was a voluntary project set to raise funds for the Miracle League of Manasota, a non-profit organization that gives the opportunity to people with disabilities a chance to play baseball. I'm happy to be able to contribute to this good cause, along with other great illustrators and friends. More info about the book can be found here.




 (Click on image for a larger view.)

I really had so much fun with the above project where you could randomly doodle abstract shapes without any intention. It is like tipping a bottle of ink accidentally across your paper and turning that blotch into a creative piece of art. The above reflects what I had come up with. The abstract shapes were created with Corel Painter's brushes and Alchemy.









That's all, folks. Thanks for checking it out! :)