Thursday, August 12, 2010

1 more month of summer

Keeping up with a blog is kind of tough :P
But I have some time to post up a very small amount of pictures that barely summarize the most chaotic part of my summer. Comicon, Siggraph student volunteering and moving to another apartment all within 2 weeks.
I got kind of sick after all the commotion because I wasn't getting enough sleep.
But it was all very fun. Except for moving -_____-
There's one more month left of summer before I start school at CalArts.
Ahhhh! I'm definitely excited to go but scared at the same time.
I hope I can live up to the school and my peers.

But until then...
I now have 4 gentlemen phone cases. None of them properly fit an iphone :p
So I have one more on the way that I'm slowly working on.

I spotted this painting at Comicon. I want it so bad.
But it's about a thousand something dollars or more ;__;
Isn't it so badass :)

I also met with Dan Paladin, the creative genius behind and all that goodness.
And he signed my Behemoth chicken. I actually wish I got a picture with him but I was scared...

The next few pictures are a summary of my time at Siggraph. Being a student volunteer was definitely a great experience. I want to continue to become a volunteer whenever Siggraph is in LA. I believe it is in Vancouver next year. So I don't know if I'll be volunteering.

I'm also very happy that I was able to get a Renderman teapot this year. I thought I would not be able to because of my shifts. But on the last day of Siggraph I ran over to the exhibition hall and stood in line for the teapot. I thought my sandals were going to break. It was a long line but I got one!

I feel like I've been focusing a lot on my Chinese paintings this summer. I've been sketching here and there, but Chinese painting has taken over my summer :P
It's a good thing though because I won't be able to focus on it during the school year.
I've been continuing my practice in dyeing the paper and adding snow or the moon.

I would like to post a screenshot of my CalArts Fall 2010 schedule for my next post.
I'm actually really really excited for school. Sometimes I still can't believe that I'll be attending CalArts.
And I didn't think that I would be getting a Tuberculin and Tetanus shot for the mandatory physical exam that needs to be done before school starts -____-
But as always, I'm looking forward to the journey ahead :)


  1. dude I wish I went to siggraph!! I was just WAAAYYY too drained from Con.

    ps. I LOVE the last painting you posted!! YOU'VE IMPROVED SO MUCH!

  2. thanks chris :)
    i know i still owe you a fish painting!
    i haven't forgotten!

    i just need to paint it good enough to get a signature from my teacher :P