Friday, July 1, 2011

NyQuil love

I would like to introduce...

I was playing around in C4d at home yesterday and made some boards for my loyal friend NyQuil who was just sitting around my room.

What if there were different food flavored NyQuil like canned sardines? rice? kimchee? cheesecake??
Ideas for when I am bored next.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hello world,
it's been awhile but dhk is back and i've been cooking up some goodness in the dhkitchen.
My "Bee Walker" painting was part of La Luz De Jesus Gallery's annual group show on March 4. Yesterday it was sold to... wait for it......... Johnny Depp!!
The painting was taken off the wall early on special request.

"The Beewalker"
Acrylic, graphite and ink on birch wood
14" x 11" in 15" x 12" frame

You can see the rest of the show at the gallery or online:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Project : Bicycle

It's been 17weeks since my last post and now im back after completing my honors term at art center. No more school for me for awhile... BUT I am so glad I got a chance to take some awesome motion graphics classes with amazing teachers. I was able to take Typeography3 with Simon Johnston, Motion2 with Ko Maruyama, Storyboarding with David Clayton, and 3D motion graphics with Rob Garrott. It was an AMAZING term.

This is a storyboard for my final project from Motion2 and 3D:

maybe I will upload the video later but for now, I will go get me some Szechuan chinese food one last time before I go off on my Caribbean vacation :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I graduated!

I have finally graduated on April 24th 2010!
Art Center has awarded me with an honors term which they pick one person out of the whole graduating class to come back and take a full tuition free term. Although I graduated, I will be going back to Art Center for one more FUNnn term :D

There were lots of questions and uncertainties with putting up my grad wall. Although I was given one of the best wall space, it had a 8ft long and 2ft tall window right on the eye level. My grad wall was not designed with that in mind...and so the dilemma began. After talking to councilors, wood shop professionals, teachers, fellow students, and visiting three hardware stores, I've decided to build myself a whole new wall.

Lots of thanks to everyone who made this grad wall happen esp. Tom, Eddie, Cindy, Eric, and the guys from Art Center Facilities!

This me, my family and Piglet in a tux. Ah how cute he is.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

candy island work in progress

first claymation project i've started working on inspired by my bulldog Piglet. I have been watching a lot of Misadventures of Flapjack and suspect that Candy Island (working title) was influenced by it. yey for Cartoon Network! <3
I am planning on finishing it up soon for my graduation show. wOOHoo can't wait to see the whole thing come together already.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

giant robot show:patchwork

I am going to be a part of a group show at Giant Robot this month called patchwork.
I will have 6 of my pieces in it. Line drawing, acrylic, and some stitching!!! It's my first time using a sowing machine and cross stitching on my pieces. The pieces are on 6x6 fabrics. We had creative freedom to do whatever we wanted to with the fabric. I had a lot of fun working on the pieces!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

quick experimental project

I enjoyed stop motion very much but after studying movies like Coraline and Fantastic Mr.Fox, I fell in love with it. I love the physical/personal relationship designers get to have with the characters/puppets and the sets etc.

for this experimental project, I wanted to marry my illustrations and animation together and make a short stop motion piece.

This is a story of a girl who longs for acceptance from society.
I set this animation in the bathroom because it is a place where people get made up. It's a personal space that allows for a private and a intimate moment with yourself-just you and the mirror.

It was perfect timing. My boyfriend had just scrubbed cleaned his bathroom the night before so I took advantage of that. yey for Tom :D