Date : March 25, 2011
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I have been working for Evite’s invitation design since Nov 2010 and I love it. I get all the freedom to do illustrations and graphic design on any theme they assigned. The art director usually approves my design right away or only asks for minor tweaks. So I have been experimenting different styles on different themes and he has no problem with it 😛 and I just got the second assignment contract to sign!

They are asking me to do more styles like hand-drawn illustrations rather than just doing typography with text… so I just played with it… )

Here are some of the designs I did: (all the images are linked to the evite.com invitation page)





New paintings

Date : February 20, 2011
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Here are my recent test paintings I did for Disney Publishing. I used my favorite acrylic paint sets amazon to make the painting. Acrylic paint is one of the most versatile mediums, and one of the least toxic.
I have gained their permissions to include these in my portfolio 🙂

Although it’s in cute animation style but I still need to pay attention on all the reflections…. just remind me of our ex-department chair Scott Robertson’s vis com class @.@ man those details were very time consuming!!!!! (I am so glad that it doesn’t need to be photo real…)



I did have fun doing them though ~ XD

My 3rd piece for the show

Category : Illustration
Date : December 16, 2009
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This is the 3rd piece that I submitted for the “Gifted Artist” show on 12/19. It’s made with felt. ^^

This show will be awesome because I will get to be in the same show with all of my favorite artists!!!

These are the contributing artists:
Alex Leon, Alina Chau, Angie Hu, Aurian Redson, Bonnie Lui, Bill Perkins, Brian Yam, Bruce Smith, Chad Morgan, Charlie Wen, Chris Ayers, Chris Appelhans, Christian Narcordo, David Colman, Dean Yeagle, Derek Kosol, Erik Martin, Eunjung June Kim, Elisa Takagi, Floyd Norman, Gerald Dedios, Glen Keane, Glen Vilppu, Grace Lee, Greg K Smith, Iain McCaig, Jackson Sze, Justin Gerard, Kate Burgess, Katy Wu, Kelly Light, Lesley Vamos, Ken Kinoshita, Kohei Nakajima, Lorelay Bove, Lou Romano, Lubomir Arsov, Martin Hsu, Marshall Vandruff, Mark Henn, Mike Hernadez, Molly Hahn, Morgan Sheffield, Pascal Campion, Peter De Seve, Scott Seeto, Sho Murase, Rick Caughman, Robh Ruppel. Rona Liu, Roque Ballesteros, Shaun Tan, Stephen Silver, Sunny Apinchapong, Tara Rueping, Traci Honda, Uwe Heidschoetter, Vivian Nguyen, Victoria Ying.

This is the show flyer:

Dec. 19th 2009
12467 Baseline Rd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

My pets

Category : Illustration
Date : October 8, 2009
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I have 2 birds and 1 cat
My cat’s name is Miney 🙂

My birds’ names are Kiwi (darker mask) & Tomato (lighter mask)

(by Painter)

Fashion illustration – 80s illustration style

Category : Illustration
Date : April 4, 2009
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80s illustration style is about very wide shoulder but small hips which creates the triangle shapes.
Our instructor found a model whose body also looks triangle (big belly but thin legs) XD
too bad he didn’t do many interesting poses ~ most of his poses were the same…
so I picked 2 better ones I did….

Fashion illustration – 60s illustration style

Category : Illustration
Date : March 30, 2009
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These are in class digital paintings with 60s illustration style.
Although it’s more illustration stuff but I really enjoyed doing it! I didn’t even go to break when everybody left already….

Play with composition, colors and pattern.

Another characteristic of 60s illustration style is zero gravity.

fun fun fun and the model was great 🙂

Fashion illustration

Category : Illustration
Date : March 22, 2009
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It’s my first time to try out some fashion illustration techniques.
It’s so fun!!! I really love doing it with pen and ink ~
The model was great ~ she could do all the poses showing S curves.
Too bad that I didn’t have the right brushes to draw ~ so that my line quality was not as smooth as I expected (I was using Chinese calligraphy brushes) .

Image and idea – poet

Category : Illustration
Date : September 26, 2007
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These are my 3 rough ideas for my illustration “Poet” (temp title)
We need to draw an illustration based on a sentense or a paragraph.
Mine is:
Walking near the pond, bent down, the ballpoint pen on the chest jumps into the water, and then a black rose floats.

I chose the 3rd one.