Thursday, October 29, 2009

More! posters.

More posters today! Since Halloween is just around the corner, I decided to make a gruesome poster. Somehow the thought of combining an arm with a tree trunk merged in my brain and resulted in this disturbing image. I actually really really enjoy making horror posters! I'm sure there will be more in the near future.

I'm also making a mystical pie poster for my awesome pie maker friend. She gave me her vision and I'm trying to make it come alive. It's also good practice for when I have real clients:) although i am treating her like a real client now. This makes unemployment fun ^_^

It's still a work in progress.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I really enjoy making posters. And since I got a lot of free time these days, I decided to make movie posters! Hence boredom + free time = this thing

The book.

I finally finished the book I've been working on with ABC. It took several months in the making. What came out of two crazy senseless minds is this wonderfully innocent picture book that breaks down the complications of life into the most basic simple answers. On Sunday, October 25th, 2009 the final revisions were made and the book was submitted for publishing. Oh, I can't wait for the printed book to arrive. Let the anticipation begin!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Yesterday I got back to my roots by doodling Chinese characters for fun. It took me back to when I was 9 and learning Chinese calligraphy....ah good times.....But instead of brush and ink and 75 year old tutor, it was pen, pencil, sketch pad, tracing paper, ruler, pandora radio, and free time. Quite different, but the principles still applied. I decided to come up with fun and interesting words to write in chinese. Thus I came up with these fresh new designs. And one that describes the current state i'm in...

There will certainly be more chinese character graphic tees to come!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The New Chapter

I am finally back in LA...well, I've been back for a week now. It took a little while to get reacquainted with life back home and also spending time with the brother while he was here. But today is the day that I christen as the official first day of a new chapter in my life! I actually made up a schedule the day before that included waking up early, yes, early for someone who has no job, no school, no plans.

To my own surprise, I got up at 7:30am today and started learning Adobe Flash. It wasn't long before I got back to the groove of things. After two hours of that, it was my scheduled time to browse for graphic design jobs online. I realize a lot of the desirable jobs (at least my desired jobs) are with apparel companies. I had no portfolio pieces to show for that! So before sending out resumes left and right, I decided to make some of my own designs on shirts for my portfolio. OMG, it was so much fun **nerd moment**. I haven't designed like this since my days in design school. Ok, that was only two-three months ago. But it felt great to be productive again. Absolutely! Time flew by when I'm in this flow. Lunch went by quick and it was back to designing and a bit of resume sending. And today I finally backed up my computer. It's just a liberating feeling to delete a ton of old files and clean up this lil old lap top of mine. But aside from the qeeky nerdy things, I did manage to fit in a decent exercise session with a good friend. Night finished off with more designing and, ofcourse, blogging.

I realized while chatting with a friend today that tomorrow will be exactly one year since I moved here to the west side. And also tomorrow is the 49th day of my dad's death (it's a significant number for the Chinese). So unrealizing these coincidences, christening today as a new chapter is quite appropriate. It's just so good to be back. To come back to good friends, adorable cats, comfy bed, nice climate, and Horse Illustarted magazines. Seriously, I don't know why, but I'm subscribed to Horse's rather disturbing...

Some T-shirt designs from today.

Exhausting climb up the Baldwin Hills Stairs...but the view was amazing.

I really don't have a clue...

I think I will finish the night off with a little toast...

Oct. 20th 2009. 12:11AM