Friday, May 19, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Street of Snack

This is based on a sketch I did couple years ago at Ximending. In fact, that sketch has inspired the development of the project Two Sides of A Coin.  



colorkey test

This is the sketch. A view sitting at the top floor of KFC

Friday, May 12, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Alley

I already have in mind what this scene is going to look like. At least half of the frame is going to be in the dark, creating a focus right below the fluorescent lights. Fluorescent light is a cool light which enhances the feeling of isolation.   



lighting process



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Alley Line drawing

I want the scene to feel lonely and a bit pathetic as the main character washes the dishes after business hours. The designs are referenced from Taiwanese's traditional market. Usually the markets are located in the alleyways or narrow streets so cars won't be able to enter. They are dark and a bit dirty and sometimes smell fishy (literally) because all the foods are layout in the open air at room temperature. (I don't know about the seafood but vegetables are usually fresh, kind of like farmers market) People who do buy food regularly at traditional market always visit early. 


The roofs are covered with metal sheets so the rain won't pour down during the regular afternoon thunderstorm.

colorkey

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin, Storybeat #1

Storybeat: Night. This is where the story started. On one rainy night, two young adults, one from lower working class and the other from wealthy framily were both headed toward the Theatre street. At the intersection, they had an accident.


process


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two Sides of A Coin: Night

A little background of location. This is based on Ximending a shopping district in Taipei around 1970-90's. The district has quite an interesting history.  People still come here to find entertainment, movies, record store, street food, clothing and more now but it's best known for its Theater street. When you walked onto the street you would see large movie posters painted by hand and glued on the building wall for advertisement.


Neon lights were popular at the time and that became an iconic Ximending night view.  Most theaters screened domestic film and there was no age restriction like we have now. Children would sneak into the over-packed theater after school and enjoy free entertainment. 


Colorkey
Work-in-progress

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Phone Pencil Test # 2 and 3

Well. I'm planning to finish all the pencil test by this July. I'm about %50 there.  back to work 

Monday, November 21, 2016

CTN expo 2016

Thanks everyone for coming to visit our table during CTN this past weekend!
It has been a wonderful experience (and hectic behind the scene) 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oil Paint - Sargent copy


Everytime I paint I feel like crying because it is hard. 
Hard, but at the same time it is rewarding because I know if I keep pushing it will turn out good. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Shot #8 frame 16-18

Something a little different from what I usually post 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Storybeat #2

A scene in Weep for Day when human won the war against Nightmares. I was listening to podcast (The Dollop) about the history of Thanksgiving when I was working on this painting. Basically this scene is just like the second Thanksgiving where people celebrated for genocide of another group.  What a history we have.