Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Greetings~ I hope everyone had a great year 2010!! :D

Best wishes for the new year~

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

CTN EXPO NOV 19 -20~!

What's the one place to meet and learn from Moebius, Peter de Seve, Tadahiro Uesugi, and many many many of the most celebrated animation artists working today, and possibly show off your portfolio to the animation companies you ask...? Well, at the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank of course!! ;D I am going to be there all three days, and i am very excited about the talks and demos i am going to see~!!! Quite a lot of Pixar artists are going just for fun, I will have my work exhibited along with John Watkiss's at Eidolon Fine Arts booth. i can't wait to see you all there~! Register now as my guest and save 10% on any 1-day or 3-day general pass by using this discount EIFIARX10. :D

Best wishes,

p.s. i recently had my cousin over for a weekend. she's a clinical pharmacist who started working about two years ago. Talking with her make me realize(again) just how lucky i am, being able to do what i love at work. Having the best bosses(Dice and Robert) doesn't hurt either. ^0^ I hope all of your jobs make you content and happy as well~

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Alex Kanevsky show pics

I was fortunate enough to catch the Alex Kanevsky show at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery last week, before it closed. The work speaks for itself, and i am very much inspired!! :D

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scott Burdick's slide presentation "The Banishment of Beauty"

Tho some of the slides presented differ from my ideas of beauty, I think this representation is important viewing/listening for anyone who has the urge to create meaningful, beautiful things. I am especially drawn to the title "Aesthetic Underground".

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ghana project~

Hi everybody~ Here's something i did outside of work, for a charity auction raising money for building an orphans' home in Ghana,Africa. You could read more about it here:

Best best,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

AMAZING Russian Artist~

I found this wonderful, wonderful work blog-hopping some weeks back! It's so hauntingly graceful/sophisticated that i just had to share with you!

To see more of these work(MANY pages of them!!) go here.

Best Best,

P.S. If anyone knew how to read Russian, would you mind shedding some light on how to get in touch with this wonderful artist...? I would LOVE to buy a piece from him!

: Big Thanks to all those who helped!! Found his Livejournal page and phone~

Monday, August 23, 2010

New painting

Trying to get back into figure painting too~ :D

Friday, August 20, 2010


Warming up to watercolor landscapes again~ Here are some paintings done early weekday mornings, in and around Berkeley~ :D It's really overcast here, everyday... You should check out Dice's done in oil: They are amazing~

Btw: You can now purchase my sketchbook here on the blog~ ^0^

Best best,

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Birthday post~

Sorry about the lack of updates!! I was so busy the two days at Con, i forgot to use my camera to capture some images~ X____X and I am moving to the SF Bay area plus family visit happening next week~ So, sorry it's just a lame picture of me on my birthday morning~ :P

Good news to share with you:

I am officially working at Pixar as a sketch artist~! :D I am very fortunate to have gotten the position, and couldn't be happier.

R of Eidolon Fine Arts is working hard on the web store of the website. My sketchbooks/prints/postcards should be available for purchase from there and on this blog shortly.

I will be living in Berkeley, CA in the near future~! If you were in the area and interested in getting together and paint, give me a shout~ Or if you knew some amazing little art/book stores in the area, i would love to know about them too~ :D

Best wishes,

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

UPDATE with map & Preview: San Diego Comic Con 2010!!

Uh Oh~ it's that time of the year again: Comic Con SD!! :D I will be there with Eidolon Fine Arts, booth 4504, in the Illustrators section.

I will be unveiling a NEW sketchbook($12) - along with the previously mentioned Magic sketchbook - this year. It shows many previously unpublished art and also some of my processes and thinking behind them. 

I will also have 9 new postcards available, including the covers of Liquid City 1 & 2, as well as prints and Magic cards.

All in all: I am super excited, and can't wait to be there! Please come by and say hi~


Thursday, July 08, 2010

Signing in Boston Sat 07.10.10

Hi everybody~

I will be appearing in Boston in conjunction with Your Move Games on July 10 for the Magic 2011 Prerelease.

Event details here: Your Move Games Magic 2011 Prerelease
Charlestown Knights of Columbus Hall
75 West School St Charlestown, MA 02129

I will be signing cards and will have Magic Artist’s Proofs and originals available for sale as well. Also available, in very limited quantities, will be my Magic sketchbook, featuring an in-depth look at the process behind my cards. :)

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Look: Liquid City 2

LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2, a 312-page full-color trade paperback from Image Comics, will be on sale for $29.99 on September 29, 2010.

I had the good fortune to be involved in painting the cover for the second issue of "Liquid City". Thanks Sonny~ You are amazing!

For the second cover, i decided early on this should be a more innocent and cheerful piece, to contrast with the first~ I don't think that completely worked tho~ :S

You could read more about this here and here.

Best best,

Friday, June 04, 2010

EARTH: Fragile Planet Opening Reception tonight

Opening Reception TONIGHT! Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 6pm. The Matricide piece i did will be up for viewing. Kindly stop by if you had a chance~ ^___^

From Society of Illustrators:

Featuring over 100 powerful works from the world's foremost illustrators addressing the current environmental issues that we face today. With statements and graphics provided by National Geographic and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Organic wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, cash bar with themed drinks will be open until midnight

EARTH: Fragile Planet is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

The Society would like to thank the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York for their generous support.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wip 2

Thanks for ALL of your help...! I think it's more on its right track now. ^0^ Tho i havn't got to the birds yet~



Matricide wip~ I don't know yet how i feel about it. :S What do you think...?


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

"Earth" Society show sketch

A preview of the piece i am currently working on, "Matricide", for the NYC Society of Illustrators show "Earth". It's a bit of a different style for me, so the painting process is kinda painful. Not like it was easier when it was the "usual" either tho~ :)

Hope you like it,

Sunday, March 07, 2010

"The China Exploration Club – Chase to the Brazen Head" will be out~

and I found the final cover on Haven Books' blog:

Very nice. :D I had a great time working on this, and met some wonderful people in HK~ Thank you all!

On a different note:

Here's a great photographer to check out~

If you like her work i would suggest watching "Swallowtail Butterfly" and all the Wang Kai Wei Movies, if you haven't yet. You won't be sorry! ^0^ (Okay, maybe don't watch 2046)

Like always, i am busy with NEW nda stuff~ also busy reading Japanese Mystery Novels! Glad to have found so many new Japanese authors in China~ here are a few I really gotten to love: Higashino Keigo, Natsuo Kirino, Matsumoto Seichō in case anyone wants some recommendations~


Thursday, February 04, 2010

For R~

A little pre-Valentine's Day gift, which this year doubles as the Chinese New year~ Not really finished, but it's not likely i will have any time to work on this soon.

Last Year was amazing for me, and this one is shaping to be even better. Best wishes to Everybody!!! ^0^


Saturday, January 09, 2010


a little bit of breathing time today, so did this for myself. :)


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Best of 2009~

Feeling nostalgic for 2009 already...? I seem to be. Well, since i am (still!)working on NDA stuff,here's a list of my favorite (Indie)Movies/(Free,Browser based)Games from the past year.

I didn't get to see many movies last year, so forgive me if i missed some great ones. But here are three very worthy of checking out:

Man on Wire: a documentary about a wire walker in pursue of his dream: To walk between the top of Twin Towers. The movie reveals to me something about the human spirit: how it's the most content while we are pursuing our true callings; To never ignore it and try hard to listen to it.

Thirst: The Anti"Twilight". A truly masterfully crafted Horror/Vampire film that's full of surprises and black comedy. Character emotions are believable and moving. From the famed "Vengeance" Trilogy director Chan Wook Park.

Synecdoche New York: I still can't pronounce the name. Watching this closely resembles watching one's own life washing by: All the regrets; relationships that were no longer possible to mend; mistakes that one would keep making because of one's character; and how soon all these would end in death. Bleak? well, not quite tho. it also brings hope and sparks of love and sometimes, forgiveness. And there are Alex Kanevsky's paintings in the film. :)

Every day The Same Dream: A game that would take you 15 mins to play but feels like 80% of your life.

If i had a Million dollars i would give it to this Game company. Just play this.

Great Puzzle Game. Deceptively simple at first that quickly becomes confusing. Like all great things it hints at thoughts outside itself.

Well, that's it Folks! i hope you like them. Click on the pics to go to read about them/play them. :D