Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas !!! :)

My A/I classmates have a secret santa art works exchange ! :) And this is my piece giving to Race Oswald ! This is base on one of his favorite songs "I believe in a thing call love" by The Darkness

Sorry for the bad quality.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One more final !

One more final tomorrow and I'm done with Fall 2011  semester. This is a productive semester, I learned quite a lot. Learned the basic 3D animation using Maya, and a handful of knowledge about color technique. I am a little disappointed about my figure drawing skill though. That's going to be my main focus during the winter break. Oh and I just bought a walcom tablet ! Have to learn photoshop painting as well :)

This is my two painting in 113A class this semester.

2.5 hrs Painting- Acrylic on Canvas (Fall 2011)

Color Rendering- Acrylic on Illustration board (Fall 2011)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

School almost ends !

Only one more week till the last day of class, then final week >_< Time went by so fast. This week had been hectic... and next week will be much more hectic ! 2 papers and 3 projects ! I can't wait till break time !

This is the color chart I just turn in last Tuesday, and a drapery study due tomorrow
Color Grid (Fall 2011)

Drapery Study (Fall 2011)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The day before Thanksgiving

Today I'm gonna skip my business lecture to stay home and paint ! :) hopefully I'll finish with my color grid...
This is black and white rendering for class project

Black/White Rendering (Fall 2011)

A new beginning

Charcoal Reversal (Spring 2011)
So I haven't post anything here since ..... the end of last semester. Huh... well I"M BACK :) and this time, I'll try to post my own art pieces at least once a week.
so by starting, here are two old pieces that I was planning to put in my portfolio review for my BFA program at SJSU.

This week will be busy since I have to work on the color compositions studies plus the color chart at school. And some paper for my other classes :( Gotta keep going !
Pen and Ink (Spring 2011)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Week 11

Word of the week:
Plangent (adj)

1.Beating with a loud or deep sound, as, "the plangent wave."

2.Expressing sadness; plaintive.

This week, I want to share with you a painting calls "The Outsider" by a famous 20th century American Illustrator, Norman Rockwell. The artist is known for his impressive, almost photographic technique. His paintings are beautiful and realistic. This piece depicts a young woman wearing a white dress looking at herself through the big mirror. There is an open magazine placing on top of her lap, and a doll on the floor on the left side of the mirror. The magazine page shows a big picture of a beautiful women’s face. The girls' eyes reflect a sense of confusion. The audience can only see her face through the reflection of the mirror, leaving the question about whether her real face is the same as the one we see in the mirror? 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week 10

Word of the week:
Misnomer (noun)
1.The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment.
2.Any misnaming of a person or thing; also, a wrong or inapplicable name or designation
This week I want to talk about an illustration entitles "Golden Head by Golden Heada", illustration for Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862). This is a woodblock print. The line designs of this piece is so beautiful. There are so much tension in the hands but the facial expression is calm. The way their head tiled give so much emotions to the piece. It makes me want to be in place of the girl who sleep so peacefully in her man's arms. Above to the lefts are the illustration of their dreams, which is bright and spirited. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

week 9

Word of the week:
Irenic (adj) : Tending to promote peace; conciliatory

This week, I want to talk about one of the BEST GOOGLE DOODLES on May 11, 2011 calls "The Martha Graham". Google celebrate the 117th birthday of pioneering dancer-choreographer and “mother of modern dance” Martha Graham with an animated logo. "The line. The leap. The leg kick. It is arguably the most elegant Google Doodle yet." said Michael Cavna, a writter from Washington Post Entertainment. This logo is so unique and stand out from other still image we usually see on Google home page. Even though it is in black and white, but the figure's dance movements is more than enough to capture the audience's interest. The figure started with a half standing pose from the left and dance her way across the page to created the word GOOGLE with her moves. Simply breath taking!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 8

Word of the week:
Splenetic (adj)
1.Irritable; peevish; spiteful.
2.Of the spleen.
3.Archaic: Affected with, characterized by, or tending to produce melancholy.
Max Klinger's a glove series
This drawing is in the series "A glove", a series of etching with pen and ink in 1881. This specific piece entitled "Action". It took place in the late afternoon at an ice skating ring next to a forest. A man in the foreground is picking up a glove on the ground while a women in front of him is skating away from the viewers. In front of the women is three other people, 2 man skating with a women in the middle. The artist get his inspiration to do this series after picked up a glove from an attractive women, and from then on, he kept the glove and fantasizing about the women. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Week 7

Word of the week:

corybantic (adjective): Frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.

John P. OBrien's Victorian Lady

I came across this interesting contemporary artist when I did some research for my art final project about Victorian era art. When I saw his work, the series of four different “Victorian Lady” painting with the same theme depicting a lone woman gazing out far beyond the French doors of her exquisite Victorian-era room, I thought this was painted during the Victorian era in the early 1900s. OBrien created the “contemporary romantic realism.” He usually paints imaginary European scenery, so beautiful that make the audience want to be there.  


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Week 6

Word of the day:

Aver: (transitive verb)
1.To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.

2.(Law) To assert, claim, or declare as a fact.

Art is not only an object to look at, but most of the time it contains some kind of message that engage the viewer to think about. For example, the series of shots at the Trash Batch from a photographer names Chris Jordan gave the viewer a wake up call on what's going on in our world. The images in his show are haunting and apparently uneasy to look at, but it keeps the viewers interests for a long time and keep them think about the artist's main object being the bird's decomposing body revealing its stomach full of trash and all kind dirty everyday objects. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week 5

The San Jose Art Museum is having this India art festival calls “Art Rage: Batchit”, which includes Bollywood-style beats from India, specialty cocktails, creative art experiences, and social networking. This was the first time I’ve been to something like this in a museum. The music and the atmosphere gave me the feeling that I’m in the middle of a party. The visitors not only get to see arts from India modern and contemporary artists, they can also have a hand on experience with paper sculpture making “The Tree of Life”. I’d made one, and it’s amazing how the design could stand on its roots as well as on its branches. Over all, this is a great experience for me, I wonder if they will have one for another country’s art like Vietnam.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 4

Word of the week:
Inveigle: (transitive verb):
1.To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice.
2.To obtain by ingenuity or flattery.

I heard about the movie “Princess Mononoke” for a long time now, and finally I decided to watch it last week. The movie was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 1997 by Studio Ghibli. This animated movie is a historical fantasy of Japan. The story is full of fantastic elements include monsters, gods and spirits. I watched this movie with an open minded that it was made more than a decade ago, so I was not surprise that the animation technique cannot be compare to now a day technology in the animation industry. As I was watching, I was expecting a happy ending which I’ve always seen in animation, but then I was surprised (not disappointed) to find out that the ending was unexpected and there is no perfect happy ending, because after all this is not a Disney’s animation movie.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 3

 Word of the week: 
Inkhorn: (adj) Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.

Figure drawing is one of the most difficult parts of drawing. I’ve never know that figure drawing could be so hard, yet so important. I’ve never taken a life drawing class before, so I’ve never have the opportunity to draw a model in real life. This semester, I’m taking ART 112B, which focus entirely in figure drawing. We get to draw life model every week. It shocked me a little bit on the first day of class when the model took off her rope, because I’ve never drew a naked body before.  After only three weeks of school, I’ve learn so much about the human body and drawing technique in this class.  For the first time, I realize that drawing is not only base of your eyes and hands; it’s also base on your knowledge and how much you understand the human’s figure. There is one procedure, one way, and one technique to master  it. I’m excited to learn more, and eventually get to a decent level in figure drawing.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

week 2

Word of the week

abscond: To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.

 This week, I want to talk about a famous painting by an expressionist painter, Edvard Munch: The Scream. The subject in this painting is an alien-like figure with a white haunted face right in the middle of the piece. One of the crucial elements that make this painting full of emotion is the rich and intense colors. Munch used red-orange to describe the setting sun, and its complimentary color blue to create such a big contrast for the piece. The entire piece is lines of colors that create the movement and direction for this all time famous painting. Edvard Munch created many different version of “The Scream” with various media such as paint, oil pastel and ink. Each medium appear different visually, but the feeling that the piece give the audience stays the same. I would like to learn more, what make Edvard Munch recreated the same scenery in different versions.


Week 1

 Word of the week:


1.Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.


3.Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.

It’s the first week of school and there are so many assignments and homework already. My weekend started and ended in a blink of the eyes. Sunday night, I went home from a contest practice at 9 PM. I was so exhausted, but I looked down on the floor, and saw my Bristol board laying there. I look at the blank page and I feel like it’s staring back at me with a mocking smile. The assignment was to draw a self-portrait by looking into the mirror. I sat down, tiredly pick up a pencil and started to draw what I saw from the reflection of the mirror in front of me. Before starting this project, I wanted to make my face look bright, happy and lively because that is how I always want to present myself. However, the outcome of my drawing is opposite.  I drew myself so tired and without a smile. My face reflected how tired I was after a long day, my eyes were half asleep and my make up was ruined.  I wish I could manage my time more and complete my assignment earlier.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First day of blogging

This is my first Blog ever. I usually don't write blogs, but I love looking at others ... So creating this, I hope I'll learn something new.