30.4.10

I'M BACK : D fresh from the NYC! : D :D !!!!!



... and that is all. Stay Tuned : D 

23.4.10

Frustration

So I got back my "unofficial" marks (when really they're pretty official) and they aren't as great as I thought they would be. Je suis sad. When you spend hours upon hours working on concepts, busting your ass on execution, trying so hard to please these OCAD profs- and for what? a shitty mark : ( They critique you and make you feel better when really you should be feeling the total opposite. This semester has been a crazy emotional roller-coaster and I'm am so very tired emotionally, mentally, and creatively. Its times like these when I wonder if all these sleepless nights, the stress and craziness, is all worth it. How hard do you have to work for to do something you love? 

16.4.10

LAW-KEY's portraits


Portraits we had to do for Lauchie Ried's Drawing and Painting class.. GOSH these were such a pain in the buttox. Lately, I've been getting so annoyed when I look at myself in the mirror because I feel like I gotta do a portrait all of a sudden. Each portrait we had to do a certain colour study. In total we did 4 portraits, the 4th one is pretty bad haha so I decided to save you from your eyes bleeding.  

Greyscale study


Burnt Umber and Ultramarine
 study of warm and cool tones
the eyes were SO FREAKY haha I had to censor it. 



Portrait study - using all colours and such 
murrr....... not really satisfied with this
ran out of time : [

A OKAY's Ink drawing




Observational drawing assignment we had to do for Nickolas Aoki's class : ) 
of COURSE I had to draw my baby. She's so sexy, I couldn't resist. 

WANT: interlocking Lego rings





10.4.10

Creative Life Store: Post- Secret Series


So for the final project in Gary Taxali's class, we were asked to do a Creative Life Store, inspired by the beautiful losers? ( i think that's right) So basically we were to make a series of pieces about anything, usually something personal or expresses a bit of who you are. 
I took a different approach to this, and decided to illustrate Post Secrets. Being inspired by Christian Northeast's illustrations of people's prayers, I thought it would be fun to do the same. I also wanted to work a little more on my concept development. For these pieces I did some pyrography (wood-burning) and I loved it! My linework needs some work, but overall I'm puuurrdyy happy about these pieces : D 

The following image quality is pretty crappy- I made quick snap shot before i left for school. 

Warning: the following content may offend some.. or make you feel a little nastay. I chose these post secrets in particular because they got my juices flowing, some were funny and some were just plain crazzzay/weird-- which is what i like : P hahaha 

"I tasted my own menstrual blood"

"When I'm alone in a public washroom, I like to stand  4 feet away from the urinal"

"My wife says she's seen smaller, but I think she's just being kind.."

"I got tired of being pregnant, so I broke my water two weeks early so the baby would be born."

Man and the Machine


Man and the Machine - Acrylic exploration

Here's another project done in Harvey's class! 
This time we had to explore acrylics-  which was  nothing really new to us, considering we are already doing a painting course with acrylics, but the project was still fun! I decided to paint an old sketch i had from a similar project last semester. I'm sort of okay with this piece. I have the urge to re-do it though. Whether i will or not is a total mystery haha : P. My concept is kind of a play between the old and the new. except the new is the old, and the old is the new. WHOAA ( sorry for the lack of explanation, i'm feeling particularly lazy today)

4.4.10

Happy Birthday Dadd : D


So it was my pop's bday yesterday!
and like the good daughter i am i bought him alot of booze.
He likes red wine ( for health reasons of course) lol
It looked pretty plain with just ribbons so i made some gift tags of my dad's face haha
it doesn't reallly look like him... i think
 there's a resemblance but yeahhh
that eyes also slowly got more asian.. haha


i got him some Robert Mondavi Merlot ( my personal fav)
some Wolf blass Cab Sav, and some random one that looked pretty. : D