Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blender Final Version #2

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Spider Picnic

This video is for my Art 166--3D Modeling / Animation Final.

I used a contrast between the typical blue sky day with a nice outdoor feel (nice enough to go eat outside) and the dark rounded spider who seemingly dominants the picture despite its scale.

Monday, April 13, 2009

8 Ball Animation

I feel so proud of myself!

I finally got an animation to work! I used the open software BLENDER. 

Helpful Tips:
-Make sure you animate-render "ANIM" your project and then press "PLAY" for a faster image.
-Select "QUICKTIME" or whatever file name you would like, then select the folder to be saved to Desktop, and lastly "ANIM" for it to automatically save.

More projects coming soon!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Snake Theme Revisited

I have always been a fan of contrast and irony. It's probably because I find it humorous.

I have always heard stories from my art professors when they would do work and not really know "why" they're doing it until a very long time after the work has been finished. I finally experienced that! I created a work in high school (show in previous blog) called "Snake and Rose" --a surrealist work made of colored chalk. To be honest, I had no idea what it was about--then again what artists ever knows? They usually just make up theories to what the work can be about.

-Untitled (2008)
-Colored Pastel with Purple Ink Back on Collage of Construction paper

The process of this work first required an entire dorm room--at the time my studio. I used the floor to first lay out my drawing papers to my liking and taped the back of it on the paper edges that touched each other. I drew the image in my sketch book and then transferred it through a grid of four sections starting from the center. I spent the rest of the time coloring in the drawing with pastel and then finishing it off with purple ink using a poster sponge brush.

My theory(s) for this work are 1) based on the idea of two contrasting ideas that are both needed to exist 2) a reflection of my frustrating love-life or 3) struggle between life and death. '

I would say that this work reflects my love-life at the time which also explains the reason for the scale. Besides from the fact that I never really done any work on such a large scale, I wanted to have something that would simply stand out and capture the attention of the gallery. It later occurred to me that the scale could possibly represent the idea of obvious struggle. For example, a person on the phone trying to hide herself because she was crying--it is, at least to me, drawing attention and makes me damn curious. The ironic thing, however, is that I would automatically assume that her boyfriend is breaking up with her! My work is about that very type of fear and any other type of fear that you may encounter.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Previous Works Before this Blog

Hey all.

I hope to 1) digitize my work for future reference--even if it is just a photo or two of my work 2) get my name out there 3) hopefully start an art career with it and 4) to express my work in a way where I can get feedback from a variety of people.

We'll lets see how things end up.

I've always been a fan of drawing when I was little. I entered an art contest in my elementary school; in 7th grade (I think it was 7th) I drew a group picture of me and my friends--I won second place and was rewarded for it! I was proud of myself and could not stop bragging to my parents.

Having Chinese/ Vietnamese parents was not always easy. Ever since I can remember they would push me to study to become a teacher, a pharmacist, a doctor or "at least a nurse" they say. I guess you can't blame them. We were always tight on money--which would explain the high paying job suggestions.

I want to succeed in the field of arts and design. I want to show my parents and all the doctors and teachers, etc that it's not about the money.

Unfortunately, I do not have this picture with me. It got lost through the years. :-(

Here are a few of my works I've done in high school Junior year. (2004)

-Fruitful Wedding (2004)
Regular and colored pencil drawing on paper.

-Muti-animal (2004)
Regular graphite pencil drawing on paper.

-Snake and Rose (2004)
Colored pastel on black construction paper.

-Final Fantasy (2004)
Tempera paint on poster paper collage.