Monday, February 23, 2015

Golden Catch

*judging you with my party hat on*

Just finished!It was something I started on during a slow day at work and just kept working on during my free time. I've recently changed my mindset and approach to drawing and this has been one of the most enjoyable pieces I've worked on so far. Gotta enjoy the journey!

Recently made a FB page to post all my updates, it'll pretty much serve the same purpose as this blog but less wordy ....ha!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

" Fail as much as you can so you can eliminate your flaws." 

                              - Goro Fujita 

Wise words from an amazing artist.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Top Chef : Season 12

This season was just way too awesome!! TWO female Chinese chefs and TWO Portland chefs kicking major butts!! With me being Chinese (female) and from Portland, I was totally rooting for the four of them...and guess what? They ALL made it to the top/final four. What I found interesting was that they had such a diverse group of contestants and would've made an awesome line-up of character redesigns- all different shapes and sizes with contrasting personalities. If I have time I would love to do an entire line up of all 16 chefs.

Working on this reminded me of how tough character designing is. Its been awhile so I definitely felt a bit can see a lot of my drawing/design weaknesses here. Still have a long way to go, but one step at a time!

Also, I'm back on tumblr ...and other places. just sort of testing which would be the best platform...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Bait

How many cats can you spot?

Done at last!! 

I would say this is technically my "first" full on illustration with environment and characters. I got a bit too excited and neglected some important steps that would've made my life a lot a result this piece took WAY longer to finish than it should have. I was erasing, redrawing, removing overly done details, simplifying etc. but this could have all been avoided if I had just slowed down in the earlier stages to really build and secure the  "foundation" of the piece.

Worked on this with the mentality of deleting it afterwards...working this way relieved me from all the restraints and pressure I felt previously. I was getting way too caught up with the technical side of drawing that I've almost forgotten how to enjoy it.