Thursday, July 17, 2008

Innocent child with your heart so bright,
out to explore into the night.

Do not stray to the darkness below,

or gone will be your innocent glow.

Temptation surrounds and chaos is near,

stay true to your heart and all will be clear.

This series of paintings were done by Peter Chan and I for a book titled 'Chaos' which features short comics and paintings by 14 Sheridan Illustration graduates. The soft-cover book is $20. Leave me a message if you would like a copy.

The paintings were also part of "The Shit" show at Passion Lounge on Yonge st in Toronto. I'm not sure if they are still up, but here is the info for the place:

Monday, March 3, 2008

Snow White and chaos preview!!

This next piece is my first real attempt at oil painting since High School, and I am in love. In the last few years I have become what you could call a "digital" artist. Although there were always thoughts of going back to my traditional roots, it was hard to pick up a brush and just go at it. Now I'm not sure I ever want to put down the brush in favour of my tablet pen ever again. Ahh, c'est l'amour.

Those of you who know me may also be familiar with my not so secret wish to be a fairytale princess. I can already imagine my wedding dress; a big puffy gown with equally puffy sleeves, maybe a pair of wings too?

"Forbidden Fruit" is my depiction of Snow White. It is a play on the Garden of Eden and the story of Eve with a special appearance by the Queen as the serpent. To be quite honest, I would eat the apple too. :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tears for Cheers

What is it about balloons that is just so cheerful? Just tie a balloon around my wrist and I will be the happiest girl in the world even on my lowest day.

Here is a piece I did for the upcoming art show "Vinyl Graffiti" at The Labyrinth Store. The paintings are all done on vintage vinyl record covers. There are many great artists involved so be sure not to miss it! The show will be in January following Bobby Chiu's Dragon Sketches show. I'll post more info about the opening night once the date is announced.

My friend Peter Chan has done a beautiful p
ainting for the show as well. Check out his on his blog.

Tears for Cheers
Acrylic and Collage on Vintage Vinyl Cover

This is the original cover "The Hurting" by Tears for Fears.

Music is what feelings sound like

"Music is what feelings sound like."
Watercolour and digital on Paper

Although I consider myself a visual artist, sometimes I feel as though my ability to express myself on an instrument surpasses what I can do on a canvas. I'm not the best musician, and if this quote were applied to my singing then I must be rotten inside! But when I play piano or guitar, I can't hide what I'm feeling even if I try. This is the reason I feel uncomfortable playing in front of an audience. I truly feel naked when I play.

Thank you Hieng for teaching me those tips and tricks for watercolours, they really came in handy.

Studioqube cube chewables

These cute guys are a gift for my good friend Cyp and his brother Yoyo from studioqube. Click here to see the original design.

I made them out of this really soft material called cotton jersey. I really need to make a set of my own because it was hard to let these go!

Calendar 2007-2008

Here's a calendar I made. I had a strong interest in fashion illustration at the beginning of the year and was intending on using this as a promotional mailer. Maybe I still will.. :)

Photoshop CS2

Painting for Heroes World Tour Fan Event

During the summer, 3 friends (Bonnie, Peter and Daisy) and I were invited to the heroes world tour event in Toronto Dundas Square to paint 4 different cities onsite.

I hadn't watched heroes yet so I didn't know who the actors were, but they aired the first episode at the event and I've caught up and am totally obsessed with the show now. Though the 2nd season was kind of.. eh.

At the event, there was Zachary Quinto (sylar), Noah Gray-Cabey (micah), James Kyson Lee (ando), and Dania Ramirez (maya).

Setting up the event.

Our little booths:

Here's my painting.. Japan!