Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Clock & Unhappy Clock



    Happy Clock has a short pendulum. It makes you feel your happy moment short. On the contrary, unhappy Clock has a long pendulum. In this way, you feel any second in your unhappy time like an hour.

快樂的鐘有個短鐘擺,因此你的快樂時光總是過得飛快。
相反的,不快樂的鐘有個長擺鎚,讓你感覺度日如年。

(Another do it for fun work!)

Friday, August 23, 2013

42nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference & LA Trip


        I went to LA to join 42nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in 8/2~8/4. This is my first time to attend the conference, and I think it is a wonderful experience for me. In these three days, there were many good speeches and workshops. I learned how to create characters and stories from great Illustrators. I also started to understand what the market needs from the agents, editors, and art directors. Besides, I heard of many great stories from some famous writers. Though I didn't win anything in not only portfolio showcase but also the raffle, I still felt that I gained a lot there.


        I am so glad that I attended the conference with my AAU classmates Sunny, Kelley and Hyoji. We really had a good time over there. And because of these familiar faces, it really made me, this introvert person, feel easier to handle this big event with so many strangers. (Though these strangers are very friendly)

We are in Golden Kite Lunch

David Wiesner's workshop and two good students

Portfolio Showcase

Golden Kite Lunch

Jarrett Krosoczka & Me

David Wiesner & Us

      After the conference, I decided to stay in LA couple days more. Trying to enjoy the "real" Summer in LA. I went to some great Museums over there, and found a good cafe to do some sketches. After several weeks working all day long at home, this working holidays really refreshed me. I also visited my friend Barsha. She took me to lovely Stories Books & Cafe and the amazing Time Travel Mart. I strongly suggest everyone who have time travel experience to visit this shop.

LACMA
Stories Books & Cafe

Time Travel Mart

The Echo Park

The Getty

Griffith Observatory

Fulfill my dream of being an Astronomer for 3 minutes

Norton Simon Museum

      I just can say that I had a good time there. And now I feel so great to continue my work. :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fly


I repaint an old sketch...
(It seemed that I didn't draw this kind of cute stuff for a long time...:p)

把過去的Sketch重新上色
(感覺我好久沒畫這種可愛的角色了)

Friday, July 12, 2013

I always think that...


Being an Artist is a beautiful and challenging road...
(It is a kind of Self Portrait...:p)

我一直覺得
畫畫是一條困難但美麗的道路...

Monday, July 8, 2013

FAUX COVER: GOOD OMENS




It is always not easy to stay in good side, right?

I became a book Lover when I was a little boy. So I always want to paint some covers for those books I enjoy very much. Good Omens is the book that I love written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It is a book with a very interesting story and hummer. I designed these two characters in Character Design class in 2011 spring. And I have this idea at that time, too. I am glad I finally finished it. It is also my first time to use  pen and ink to create something. I had lots of fun in doing it. I hope you enjoy it, too.

Neil Gaiman 和 Terry Pratchett 寫的"好預兆"是一本我很喜歡的小說。我從小就是一個很喜歡閱讀的小孩,書對我來說跟寶物沒兩樣,好的書更是如此,因此我一直很想為我喜歡的書畫一些封面,順便借紹它們給大家。我在2011年春天的Character Design課裡設計了這兩個角色,也在那時在腦中有這張畫的想法,我很高興我現在可以完成它。同時這也是我第一次嘗試用墨線來畫一些東西,我在過程中得到很多樂趣。希望大家也同樣喜歡它。

Monday, June 24, 2013

Repainting some old works




It is always not easy to repaint an old painting. Sometimes, it is harder than painting a new one. I always want to keep the beautiful part of the old painting and try to make it look better. But there will be a lot of conflicts in my minds. "Should I change this?" "I don't want to change it because I love it!" I have to make decisions all the time. This is very difficult for me. I just hope it looks better than before.

修畫總是一件不容易的事,有時候我覺得它比畫一張新的畫還困難。心裡總是想著要保留原本好的地方,然後使它看起來更好。但這時心中就會有許多掙扎,必須一直在修圖的過程做決定,這對我來說是很困難的事。我只希望修完的畫真的看起來更好些。



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Portrait: The Jellyfish Girl



Floating Freely.....

This is a Portrait for one of my old friend. :)


自由的飄浮......

這是給一位老朋友的Portrait。

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Honey Moon


For some reason, I use photoshop to re-render this painting which was drawn by color pencil on sand paper. I still enjoy using any kind of traditional material to paint and draw. And using traditional material make me feel that I am "really" painting and drawing. But on the other hand, digital painting really can help me to make them look better. :p

我用photoshop修改了這張原本是用色鉛筆畫在沙紙上的畫。其實我仍然熱愛使用各種傳統的媒材畫畫,它們讓我有種真的在畫畫的感覺。但另一方面,digital painting的使用卻幫我可以更容易的使它們看起來更好...:p

Friday, May 10, 2013

I Hate You


Sometimes people hate because they love so much.
But sometimes they hate just for no reason.

有時候人們互相憎恨是因為他們愛得太多
但有時候他們卻恨得毫無理由

This is my new character design for the new story. Please expect it. :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AppliedArts Magazine Awards 2013


      I am so glad that my final thesis "The Secrets of Hearts" makes it to the AppliedArts Magazine Award 2013. I really have to thank all the teachers and friends who help me to create this series, again. Without your help, I can't finish them by myself.

      Click here to see my award winning paintings on line.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Back to My Rocketeer Girl on Mars


      Few days ago, I saw a news talking about MarsOne. This organization announced the launch of its astronaut selection program in 22nd April 2013. It is a one way trip to Mars. And these people will become the first residents on Mars. The First idea came to my mind at that time was "I should find out how to apply this." "Will they need an illustrator with physical therapy background?" And then, I started to realize that I was too old for this.  I believe there are some people will kill me if I really do this. So, I just can go back to my own Mars project. Hope that one day there will be a group of people really becoming people who come by Rocket. I wish all of you like it! :)

The following is the information of applying to go to Mars:
http://mars-one.com/en/mars-one-news/press-releases/11-news/433-mars-one-starts-its-search-for-the-first-humans-on-mars

Is anyone interested in?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Poster for USF Women's Volleyball




      I went to USF to visit the regular practice of their women's volleyball team last Wednesday. It was so amazing to watch a group of skillful young girls playing volleyball. Their power and movement made me feel that I am really old. Sitting beside the volleyball court reminded the days when I was the physical therapist of the college basketball team in Taiwan.  It was really a good time in my life.


    
      I always love to watch any kind of sports. So I really thank my friend Wes Liao. He offered me this great opportunity to work with USF Women's Volleyball team. I had this chance to design and paint their poster and Facebook fan page cover. I am so glad that it seems all of them love this poster. And I got a poster with all their signatures on it as a gift. Thank you girls~ Wish you have a great season this year! I can't wait to watch your games. :) 




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Pendulum Hearts



      A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. When a pendulum is displaced sideways from its resting equilibrium position, it is subject to a restoring force due to gravity that will accelerate it back toward the equilibrium position. When released, the restoring force combined with the pendulum's mass causes it to oscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth. The time for one complete cycle, a left swing and a right swing, is called the period. A pendulum swings with a specific period which depends (mainly) on its length.                                                                                                                    
 ~from WIKIPEDIA~


      People's hearts swing like pendulums do. Each heart, hangs above the city with different string of lengths, swings with the direction and period of its own.Sometimes, two hearts just pass by, and leave each other with different speed. On other occasion, while one heart tries to move closer, the other just moves away by acceleration.Only in some very lucky moments, two hearts will meet. But don't forget, if they don't catch each other on time, they will leave each other with maximal acceleration.



      鐘擺是一個懸掛在樞軸上的重物,可以自由擺盪。當鐘擺被移動而離開它的平衡位置時, 因為重力的關係, 會產生一個回復力使鐘擺產生一個向平橫位置的加速度。當鐘擺被放開時,在這回復力的作用下,鐘擺會在平衡位置的兩邊來回擺盪。當鐘擺來回擺盪一次的時間稱為週期,一個鐘擺的週期由它的長度來決定。
           ~以上摘自維基百科~

      人的心也像一個一個的鐘擺,每個擁有不同的長度,以不同的週期與方向在城市的上方各自擺動,因此兩顆心要彼此遇見是很不容易的一件事。許多時候兩顆心只是擦身而過,各自朝不同方向以不同的速度離去。還有些時候,當一顆心開始靠近,另一顆心卻加速遠離。只有一些很幸運的時候,兩顆心在它們最大振幅遇見,在彼此速度等於零的時間裡好好認識對方。但別忘記,如果他們不把握住這時候,那他們將以最大的加速度離開對方。