Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mama's carving instruction

Carving lesson.
 Fruits/vegetables carving was the most popular food decoration in Thai classical period. Choices are varied from watermelon, half ripe mango, pumpkin, cucumber, finger root, and etc; Basically any carvable veggies. A talented carver could carves a whole watermelon into a very delicate flower bouquet. 
This technique is not so popular among the commoners because it takes so much time and effort to learn and carve the fruit, so only the rich, the noble, or royal family members could enjoy food with such a delicate decoration like this. This technique was developed and passed down for generations among the palace women who served the royal family.  I had some difficulty to find reference how they dressed and what did they do, but I enjoy the process as usual.  

  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Shiba-mama's new year

The mother's concept is still based on the first one. "It's not ready yet!" 

The housewife series continues! This is the second of my housewife illustration series. The first one is here. This time I choose Shibainu because this specie is a well-known local dog from Japan, and I personally love it too!
This illustration depicts Japanese housewife during new year. The housewife would prepare a set of New year bento called "Osechi".  This one took so much longer than I expected because of the Osechi Bento part. There were a lot of references and researches before I could add any detail to the bento. Each food in each slot has its own blessing, such as Kamaboko means protection, Black beans mean hard work, and etc. The most helpful site is the made-to-order-Osechi website because they have such an elegant image that show how beautiful the Osechi could be.

First version sketch. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Creature Animation

video

An update on creature animation: polishing animation, remove pops, add texture + details, snow, and footsteps.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Renegade Craft fair 2013 - Poster and Flyer campaign

This is my most favorite piece of all - the poster! 

The owl's face by Jan Brett. Her detailed owl is fit perfectly to the flyer because I don't like messy advertising so I modified it a little and put it in to be a contrast to the background. 
The flyer - back side. 

Here's my midterm project for digital painting class. The assignment is for a software practicing; I need to created a poster and flyers promoting any kind of event that I like, so I choose Renegade craft fair- San Francisco because I was really enjoy the show last summer. The owl is Renegade's mascot, so I put it in every piece of works.