Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We need to do a sequential project for the WorkShop Class... I have created 7 pieces for the project but I just scan my favorites...haha. Basically, I used the skill that I learned from Sonja to finish the entire project. I like how it comes out and I specially like the texture.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
oil on gesso board(12"x18")
This project is assigned by my mentor, Kinuko Craft. I need to portray the earth goddess, Gaia. I really like working with Kinuko, because I think her suggestion is always very constructive and helps the painting a lot.
P.S. I updated my website, http://phoenixchanillustration.webs.com
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
In the Workshop Class, we need to do a NYC travel poster in Art Deco Style. I think this is the most difficult project in this semester...many reasons for that. First, I don't know what is art deco style; secondly, after I know what is art deco, I do not like the style; thirdly, it is absolutely different from my work, I don't know how to make it works at all. But I tried to keep a positive attitude, open to new thing and see it as a learning experience. In short, I think I do my best for it. At Last, thanks for Steven, the art director who works for Disney, helped the class for the project and gave us critique during our class.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
oil on gesso board (12" x 16")
sketch and under toned painting
I sketched out this painting in the last semester, but just never got a chance to paint it.
I try to use color scheme that I seldom use, such as the blue, purple, green. Specially, I almost never use any purple in my painting....I don't know why, it just happens naturally.
Besides, I think I am addicted to make my own gesso, it is just so enjoyable.
Friday, July 22, 2011
16" x 20" (oil on gesso board)
The summer is really hot...today is 103°F!!!
Recently, I am working on this painting, it will be finished very soon.
I hope I can paint one or two more in this summer.
Obviously, the painting is about a cat is trying to
catch this tiny girl. Will the cat succeed?
p.s. thanks for Kam's critique
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
I like this girl's face a lot and I got critic from a famous senior student(Chase Stone) during the class! HAHA^^b
The 6th semester is over, the summer holiday starts. I think I should be happy because I can relax and has some funs, but I feel sad actually. I want to keep working and busy till the end of my life. I think this kind of busy life confirms my existence and gives some kind of meanings to my life. If I am not working, I am nothing at all.
In this semester, I think I do improve but not a lot...I definitely need more hardworking and should challenge myself more, never hold back. Because next year I will be the senior and I have to compare to the professional soon. I don't want to pressure myself too much but just need to keep working and make the process enjoyable, keep it as a part of the daily life, and I think that's enough.
Besides, I should start show my works to some potential clients. But my low self esteem is just a problem...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The second project from Sonja's class. There are so many projects need to do in her class...we almost need to finish a project within 2 weeks. I think it is a good practice of time management...now, I sketch out idea much more quick than before. Thanks for her class^^"
exercise in the class
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The project from Sonja's Class. I didn't really like it in the beginning, but after I finished it, it just looks so good to me...I think all we need is patient.
Recently, it is just so busy...never having such a busy semester before...can't breathe.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
oil on canvas(16"x20")
My recent personal work that I did during the winter break. This is the first time I paint oil on canvas surface and I think it is a better working surface than the gesso board. Besides, I really like the oval shape canvas and it gives me more passionate to finish it.
Overall, this painting depicts a clock and there is a girl who is handcuffed, trapped inside the clock. The skeleton/gear of the clock contains some star symbols of the solar system, such as the sun, moon, earth, venus, pluto...Besides, may be you can't really notice from the photo, there is a wallpaper as the background, I spend a lot of time on painting that wallpaper.
p.s. thanks for Carol, Anna and Candy's present...have already started to use them.