Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2014 Notebook Calendar

 Year 2014 is just around the corner and I was finally able to make some calendars for my friends who already pre-ordered from me! This time, the calendars are A5 size, stitched notebook style. Hopefully easier for people to carry around! Illustrations were pencil sketches done by me based on western zodiac signs. (Each sign's representative flowers and jewels). This year, I was not able to produce large quantity since each booklets were hand stitched by me. It was rather time consuming project but think I learnt few new things while working on these calendar and think I will be able to develop my future products further with the knowledge I gained. :)


                             
Covers (Pisces, Aries,Scorpio & Aquarius)

Inner pages

Monday, November 25, 2013

The English Roses


Somehow managed to do some watercolour paintings to hand in for Pre-Christmas show at NorthArt Gallery.
Tried painting some English Roses. ( Tried to upgrade the style from last year's calendar flower project)
It a shame that i didnt have time to take good photos of the works after framing them XP



















Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New type birthday card

Once again, I tried changing the birthday card design :)
This time just concentrated with the animals!



Was inspired by her dog and a bod breed that reminds me of her XD



Silver back Gorilla's facial expression reminded of my friend as soon as i saw the photo haha ;D


Monday, April 22, 2013

Aquarius (Star Sign Character Design)

Finally~ the last character of the star sign~
I did not know there were so many Aquarius around me before I started this project :P
I hope people enjoyed viewing this project and hope it gave people some insight about each star sign's stereotypical characteristic.
I think I will be using these character again very soon to do some more experimental projects. XD

Aquarius

(20th Jan~18th Feb)

Symbol: Vase
Planet: Uranus
Element: Air
House: 11 - Friendship
Colour: Light purple
Stone: Amethyst

Flower: Snowdrop
Job: Travel Journalist

Loves: Chatting, shopping, doing something impulsive and exploring

Aquarius is friendly and loves talking to her friends. Especially she will listen well and give advice if her friends are in need. They are quite adventurous and people are often surprise at various experiences she had. Aquarius is inventive and original, coming up with really unique ideas that sometimes are too unique for people to understand. ;P Even though she is loyal to her friends, she can be quite unemotional and detached. So she might disappear for awhile if she has her own problem. She's not good at setting her priorities in right order, but somehow manages to do her works on time. Aquarius is unpredictable and intractable. She loves wondering around and spending money.



Monday, April 15, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Capricorn (Star Sigh Character Design)


Capricorn

(22nd Dec~19th Jan)

Symbol: Half goat& Half fish
Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

House: 10 - Personal Ambitions

Colour: Brown

Stone: Garnet
Flower: Hyacinth
Job: Accountant
Loves: Cleaning, calculating, arranging things and classical music

Capricorn is prudent and practical. She's also ambitious and does not like people who slack off. Because  she is grudging She's patient and careful, which helps her to make steady decisions. This can sometimes drive her friends crazy since she does not talk about her plans until they have been fully decided.  Capricorn is very ethical and very stubborn. (but she denied herself being stubborn, and her friends cannot win her since she is quite eloquent and knows how to convince others)
Capricorn is a Realist but also fatalistic. She is a perfectionist and loves accomplished that can be seen, such as cleaning, keeping things in order. 



Friday, April 12, 2013

bird series 80-77

This time I tried roughly colouring them in digital :)
From left top:
 Musician Wren, known as 'one of Amazonia's best and most unusual Songsters'
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, known as 'A pretty tyrant flycatcher with a very impressive scissor-tail'
Superb Fairywren, known as 'One of Australia's best-known and est-loved birds, with a highly unusual lifestyle'
Woodpecher Finch, known as 'A tool user and one of Darwin's finches'

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Birthday card

birthday card for a bassist friend :)
This time tried making the card narrow and long


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sagittarius (Star Sigh Character Design)


Sagittarius

(22nd Nov~21st Dec)

Symbol: Archer
Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

House: 9 - The intellect

Colour: Indigo

Stone: Turquoise
Flower: Narcissus
Job: Psychologist
Loves: Books (memorizing), extreme sport and stand up comedy

Sagittarius is optimistic and jovial. She is humorous and knows how to entertain the others, and this personality helps her to relax her patients. She philosophical and intellectual, loving memorizing things. Sometimes she can be tactless. She is restless and loves extreme sports like mount biking.



Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Scorpio (Zodiac Sign Character Design)


Scorpio

(23rd Oct~21st Nov)

Symbol: Scorpion

Planet: Pluto

Element: Water

House: 8 - Sharing

Colour: Black
Stone: Amber
Flower: Chrysanthemum

Job: Scientist
Loves: Reading, Observing, coffee, plant,fish & riding a motorcycle

 Scorpio is very focused and always strives for what she wants. She has strong self-control and does not show her feelings much (especially when she's sad). She is very loyal but because she's quite and value her own time, she normally has small group of friends. Even though she doesn't show it much, she gets jealous easily. Because she is quite vindictive, it better to not make her angry. She is independent but can be quite clumsy as well (especially when she is around close friends). She loves riding her bike when she needs to clear her head.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Mother's 50th Birthday



It was my mother's 50th Birthday~XD
She was born in the year of rabbit, so a rabbit birthday card~~



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Libra (Zodiac Sign Character Design)


Libra

(23rd Sep~22md Oct)

Symbol: Scales

Planet: Venus

Element: Air

House: 7 - The Heart

Colour: Pink
Stone: Opal
Flower: English Rose

Job: Hairdresser

Loves: Charity work, Cooking, Cleaning, romance & fantasy books/movies and being on time(?)


Libra is a peaceful pacifist. She is smart, kind and always keep things well balanced. She is gentle and doesn't get angry easily. Libra can be a bit lazy but always do things on time. She is indecisive ,especially when it comes to choosing her meal menu (maybe something to do with her being thoughtful? thinking about nutrition and stuff?).

Libra is fashionable and knows how to wear right according to the occasions.
Romancist and idealist





Friday, March 15, 2013

Virgo (Zodiac Sign Character Design)


Virgo
(23rd Aug~22nd Sep)
Symbol: Maiden
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
House:6 -Work
Colour: Cold grey (bluish)
Stone: Sardonyx
Flower: Anemone
Job: Editor (house magazine)

Loves: Charity work, Cooking, Cleaning and being on time(?)+ fortune telling (tarot cards etc.)
Virgo is kind and love to help others. She is modest, shy and typical introverts. But she is overcritical and can be harsh. She's a curiousity cat and also loves reading into superstitious things like tarot cards.  Virgo tend to worry too much and rather conservative. Virgo is perfectionists and she pays great attention to details. + Sensitive





Wednesday, March 13, 2013

mobile emoticon

This is one of my recent freelance job XD
I was asked to create some sport emoticons, using illustrator, for a mobile app. The sport that was chosen for me was 'Cricket' (which I hardly know about..haha)
So did some research and here they are ^_^


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Poster for my brother

Haha.. so..I got a mission from my brother a week ago. He was responsible for a poster design for a big welcoming party thing for the freshman week (since he is the leader of his faculty XP). He wanted to make the poster humorous and wanted it to be like a parody version of one of Korean movie. At first was only going to put the movie characters' photos in the poster, but at the end he wanted to make the poster look exactly the same as the original movie poster with it's fancy fonts..0_0
So it ended up rather editing the movie poster..haha
Since, I do not have those fonts and decoration on the poster....I had, a bit of fun...drawing them....0_0.....
Anyway~haha so here they are. (Hope it has nothing to do with copyright stuff since it is not going to be used in commercial or anything??)

My version (more info. compare to the original one)

the original!

and these bottoms two are b4 my bro changed his mind. haha XD




Thursday, February 28, 2013

February & March

Oops! I totally forgot to upload February calendar 0_0!
haha..oh well, so here are Fab & Mar calendar XP 

Feb



Mar

Friday, February 22, 2013

7 deadly sins

First time ever entering the Threadless competition!
http://www.threadless.com/originalmonsters/seven-deadly-sins/
The theme was creating my own original monster and thought It would be fun to use the theme 'Seven Deadly Sins', which was kinda back of my mind for awhile.
Wanted to make it simple yet colourful ;P
Hope lots of people like it! XD
 for guys


for girls

Monday, February 18, 2013

Leo (Zodiac Sign Character Design)


Leo
(23rd Jul~22nd Aug)
Symbol: Lion
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
House:5 - Creativity
Colour: Gold/ Yellow orange
Stone: Ruby
Flower: Sunflower
Job: Dancer
Loves: Dancing, compliments, Fancy clothes and Shoes

Leo has strong leadership and sense of royalty. Her charismatic personality draw people in. She prefers fancy, colourful clothes that make her stand out from the crowds.
She is generous and warmhearted. Creative, enthusiastic and loving.
But she can be quite bossy and dogmatic. She also tends to put her guards up when she is around strong influential people.
She loves being complimented.



Friday, February 8, 2013

just

quick doodle of the day..
think this is basically what I look like these days? :P



Monday, February 4, 2013

Cancer (Zodiac Sign Character Design)




Cancer
(21st Jun~22nd Jul)
Symbol: Crab
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
House:4 -The Home
Colour: Violet
Stone: Moonstone
Flower: Calla Lily
Job: Patissier
Loves: Sweet pastry, Collecting things, Sleeping & animal

Cancer is emotional and (sometimes overly) sensitive. She is 
loving, intuitive, protecting and sympathetic.  But is quite moody and touchy. She is also clingy and unable to let go thing, which is why she tends to collect random things and end up having a pile of objects taking over big amount of space in her room.

Cancer is really royal to her close friends but can be really cold to people she dislike.




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