Monday, August 30, 2010


Today is the first day of school at Otis.
And I just wanted to wish my friends at Otis a wonderful junior year.
I hope they work their butts off and be proud of the awesome work that they will create!

I'm kind of sad that I will not be returning to this campus.
Even as I look at these pictures that I found online :P
I reminisce on how every day I would walk through those automatic doors to go to class and my friends.
But I will be at a new school in about 2 weeks making new memories and friends.

I'm getting even more antsy now
I kind of want school to start already at CalArts :P

Monday, August 23, 2010

CalArts Schedule

My CalArts schedule came out kind of a while ago but it's made me just that more excited to start school.
I'm especially excited for the story class, the character design class and life drawing.
I transferred a lot of units over so I won't be taking as many critical study classes.
But I'm considering enrolling in the creative writing class.
Fall semester is going to be crazy :P

I also did a sketch recently in photoshop of me and my boyfriend.
I'm pretty sure that's what I would look like if I were a monkey.
For some reason, I've always been interested in human-animal interactions... maybe it could be a short film?

I'm currently experimenting with colors because I'm not very familiar with painting in photoshop -___-
So it might take a while.

And lastly, I wanted to share the trailer of an animated film that is coming out later.
It looks interesting and is also about a human and animal :)

It looks like it might be sad too... it better not be sad!!!

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 :)