Monday, July 25, 2016

Last Post

I made a tiger. RAWR!
This is my last post on Blogspot. I'm migrating over to Tumblr permanently. Follow me here:


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Trolls "Sound of Silence"

Another great clip from Trolls!



Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Trolls Official Trailer!



Best project I have every worked on. Enjoy the trailer :)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Violent Pink




Have you heard of Violent Pink? 

This is a gorgeous book made by Perry Dixon Maple, Eastwood Wong, and Richard Chang. Its about magical girls that fight evil by being fabulous. These three dope queens are have an opening at Gallery Nucleus tonight, in which I am a participating artist! 

This is my piece for the show, the "Violent Pink Gangsta Chain." Huge thanks to Avril Illejay for modeling and helping out with the shoot. 


Friday, May 13, 2016

Trolls sneak peak!

This is the film I've been working on for the past two years.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Can't Stop the Feeling




Justin Timberlake just dropped his new single for Dreamworks Trolls!!!


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Herpothesis Interview

I did an interview with the amazing Alex Hanson on her zine, Herpothesis, a STEM space for creative young women. 

Here's a bit of it!


Lemonade, Paprika, and Virtual Reality: An Interview with Priscilla Wong

Priscilla Wong is a visual development artist for DreamWorks Animation. She is a master of transcending mediums, from digital art to painting to creating fantasy creatures made of cloth and other textured materials. I spoke with her about the role of technology in her work, her predictions for virtual reality’s role in her field, independent distribution, and being a woman a creative field. All the art featured is courtesy of Priscilla, and you can find more of her work on her blog, her Tumblr, and her Instagram. You’ll also find her visual influence on the Trolls movie, set to release this November.


How would you describe your artistic style?

It’s like lemonade with a dash of paprika. I like using real materials, like fabric, and unconventional materials. I think part of that comes from my love for fashion. I love Project Runway. I like different disciplines within art and design: I love graphic design, I’m in animation, I love fashion and industrial design. I try to bring as much of those influences together as possible because I think it makes a unique look and makes it universally appealing. It has a sophisticated mix to it, I feel. What I mean by lemonade with a dash of paprika is that I like things to be fresh but also a little dramatic, a little spicy. I got that from loving Diana Vreeland. She’s a fashion icon and she liked to challenge norms. She pushed aesthetics along from the 20s to the 60s. So much happened during that time and I think a lot of that has to do with her.
What does being a visual development artist entail?
It really depends on the job. I’m very much of a purist, and I look at it as composing a pictorial symphony— that means figuring out design language, what shapes, proportions, color and textural quality. All the visual elements should feel harmonic and very specific to the story on an emotional level. You’re not supposed to notice it. You might think “that’s really pleasing,” or “that’s really beautiful,” but you’re always supposed to think of and be with the story in the film, book, comic or whatever.
You can read more of it here!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Qpop : Y O K A I


This is my piece for Qpop Gallery's Yokai show. It's my take on Shigeru Mizuki, the father of anime monsters. 

"GeGeGe, No Kitaro (MeanBean Remix)"
12 by 12, Mixed Media

Opening this Saturday. Go check it out, boys and girls!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Two Faced

 

Duplicitous personalities have always fascinated me. I am simultaneously indignant and impressed when I see someone pull it off. To a certain extent, everyone does it. Its a form of defense or adaptation to change.

On the note change, I feel like a different person looking back on this year. Coincidentally, a friend told me this is a common depiction is Janus, the Roman god of passage. One face looks to the future and the other to the past. The month of January is named after him.


Happy New Year!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

For Jayee

My friend Jayee Borcar is moving away to Ireland to be married. I will miss her radiance. 




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

QPOP: Dreamteam

Meet 'Third Eye Louie.' 

He's a fish who developed extra sight from surviving radiation. Louie was eaten for possessing clairvoyance. Yet still he swims in his pool of debris. He is incomplete and whole at the same time. 

You can see him in person at Qpop in Little Tokyo, LA right now. Go now! 




Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sphinxes + media share

Some sphinxes from my fantasy adventure novels.



For open minded people with good humor, the strange and wonderful, "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 3" on friendship and love.

And an essay I particularly enjoyed by Amy Selwyn, How to live like a motherfucker. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sketches


I've been reading a lot of fantasy/adventure books and some of them have mermaids. I fancy them as more creature than woman.



Finished reading Mists of Avalon. I was expecting more magic for such a long book. This is my homage to Morgain LeFey.



This is Guinevere. In 'Mists' she's depicted as a religious fanatic who cries all the time.



And this is a sketch for a guy who left Dreamworks. It was deemed inappropriate because some thought it racist. That was not my intention. I just had a stroke of funky flow.