Friday, July 16, 2010

iPhone Creature Cases

Summer is a very seductive season and switches on the vacation mode.
And by vacation mode... I mean crafting some iphone creature cases!
I don't have an iphone, but I found a bunch of small pieces of fabrics in my closet that I wasn't using.
And I decided to put those pieces of fabric into good use.

I hope to make 3 or 4 of these phone pouches. I'm naming my series the Gentlemen's Club :)
Because these creatures are well dressed and presentable. Not because... of the strip club thing...
So far I have made 2. The last one is a special one.
The hello kitty gentlemen is a present for my friend.
I'm kind of disappointed with the hello kitty pattern because hello kitty had a very hard time showing up.
The reason why I made the hello kitty gentlemen is because my friend likes hello kitty.
But hello kitty doesn't show up very much...
Also, the owl gentlemen is a bit smaller. So his face is covered when he is carrying a phone.

I hope to make 2 more before I start school.

I don't know if I will be posting anymore this month.
I have to move to my new apartment, and I will also be a student volunteer at Siggraph the last week of July.
So the next time I post anything, it will probably be August :P

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chinese Painting Exhibition Pictures

I'm posting a sample gallery of the Chinese Painting Exhibition.
There were almost 100 paintings! My internet will die if I try to post them all :P
But here are a handful of the paintings that were up. And a group photo of my teacher and the artists!
Notice that the last painting is a very very large version of the paintings that I'm doing now.
(that painting is taller than me!)

I always fail to capture the size of the paintings -____-
Some of them are very large and taller than me!
I also noticed that I did not take pictures of my own paintings :P
I'll have those up soon!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chinese Painting Exhibition Round 2

Well... I have not been very good about keeping up with my blog.
Even though it's summer, there's always something to do :P
The past weekend was very hectic because it was time for another Chinese painting exhibition!
And it was a very good one because there were lots of people this year, and it's always nice to see the other artists.
So it was very successful and everyone had a good time.
We even did some live painting at the exhibition. I was asked to paint with 2 other artists.
I was sooooo nervous!! But it was a good experience.

I want to post pictures of the exhibition and even a little project I've been working on.
But my internet is screwy and needs to be fixed.
So for now, I'm posting some recent paintings that I've been working on.
The paintings are copies of my teacher's. They're composition and color studies.
Color as in... dyeing the paper. Haha, nothing too crazy.
Just experimenting with color temperature and mood.

This post needs to be short, the internet will die at any moment!

Also, thanks to those who commented on my stationary!