emotion potrait

Emotion Portrait




First, I chose these two photos as my emotion portrait, and did some filters on.












I wanted to combine the halos with photos, I used halos to enhance the feature of my face.





I made these two sketches, but the proportion of the face was not right at that time, and I did some practices.






  After finishing my sketches, I add the first layer of watercolor. I wasn’t not so satisfied with my first try.





I did some practices again, and I thought about the way of painting eyes and lips at the same time to create my own style





.After few round of trying, I was able to use colors in a more clean and clear way, here is the comparison.


               .Here are some sketches.













/I wanted to use watercolor to create the feeling of halo in my final work/
            I did two version of my final work, and I chose the one just pained one eye because it can express my emotion better.

Then I scan the painting and use photoshop to so some changes.
Here is my first final work


I added the feeling of halos intentionally on this piece.


/However, I was not satisfied with this piece, so I redo it again./




This time, I minimize the feeling of halo, and used more diversity of colors




.I painted the feature of my face in few different ways, in the shadow, or in the light, and I changed the color of my painting and made a collection.



Because the emotion in this painting is kind of helpless,
so I made it the feeling of broken glass, but still keep the full part of my right eye to express the feeling.
Here is my final work


I got some inspirations again, I love the texture of crystal, and I think my personality is kind of like “crystal”.
It looks strong, but actually very delicate inside, therefore, I combined crystal with my portrait.
I also think crystal is a shine and light material, so I place it at the light part of my portrait.




The End

Wire Word

Studio: Memory

Second assignment

Wire Word

‘We identify the meaning of each word and analyze it.
Then, we pick the meaning of each word shown in the whole sentence



                               used specially before a none


                                       Railroads, a self-propelled, connected rolling stock


                                                  to exist or live, the past tense


After analyzing each word, we design the typeface according to the meanings.
We decide to connect all three words together.



Since “the” is like a foundation in the sentence, we design it to make it like a frame, and it is three dimensional, so it looks more powerful.
Train is always moving, so we design “train” in a fluent way,  and make the words looks like they are flowing.
To combined three words, we try to make “was” looks like  the steam from the train, and make it really fluffy. In this way, “was” can represent steam, also it can show the time is in the past.
We just draw them on paper at first and the result is not good. The shape of the word is not clear, so we design the words on the computer, print them out, and do some interesting collages.
Then, we create the words using wire at the base of the printed words
“The” is the most difficult one, because we make it in 3D, and we need to make it very clean and clear in order to show the frame. So we try in lots of ways. We decide to connect each part with little hook and roll them tightly together with thiner wires. 
 Here is our final work
In the whole process, we were always trying the best solution, and we got lots of experience from it. We know the best tools to deal with wire, we learn to connected wires in an elegant way, and  we know how to print our work in a bigger size. It is all about learning and progressing. I used to think the final work is the most important thing, but I feel the process is also important, because we could learn from it and use the experience of it into the next work.




Third Project



/My partner is Amo, when she told me that she addicted to video once, I chose to select video game as my theme of the book. /

Just like the question: what shape will you choose to describe yourself, I asked Amo which game will you choose to describe herself. The answer was “Life is strange” The story of this game is similar with Amo’s story.
She once addicted to game, but then she met some very good friends, so she escaped. Now one of her goal is to do game design. She wants to impact other children with her own experiences, to educate them using video game.
And the story of life is strange is a girl was struggling with her super power, and she wants to escape from it. Then she met her best friends. They experience a lot of horrible things, and then escape from the town where she used to live and have a new bright future.



 /I decided to make two versions of story board, one is Amo’s, and one is for the game. When readers read this book they would feel there are two different stories. But when they finish this book, they will understand the connection between these two stories./


Since the theme is about game, and game is connected with technology, so I use acrylic as the cover of the book to show the feeling of technology.



/Because the size of the acrylic that I bought is too large, so I cut it manually, and polish them with file and sandpaper to make the egads very clean and flat/


/I used two different kind of tools to do it because I found that file can police the acrylic quickly, but only sandpaper can make edges smooth.
I used laser cutting for all my work.
When I started to make my book, I realized that I don’t have enough time to make two versions of Amo’s stories, so I chose” Life is strange” as my story line. It is kind of abstract version of Amo’s personal story.
I really love the feeling of “Life is strange”, it looks like a movie and I want to use lines in this game. So I create my work in AI. 

Because I want to use laser cutting, I need to make hollow shapes.



I met some problems when I cut it for the first time. The hollow place will drop, so it can not contain as a whole piece as I want 

I redo the Ai profile and connect some lines. The result is good.
It becomes a complete piece, and I cut it to match the size of my book.





Since paper is too delicate, I used tracing paper to reinforce it.
But the glue is not working, and paper would easily peel off.




So when I connect these two kinds of paper, I used many books to press it to make them connect better and to be flat. It kinds of worked out. Then I cleaned all the edges.


I really want to create the feeling of bright future in this book. However, the white paper can’t create this feeling very well. So I use very vibrant color for the cover, and use ps to create a dizzy and dime feeling to illustrate that these scenes actually come from game which is unreal.



The reason why I choose red is because Amo think it is the best color to represent beautiful future and she used much red in her artwork
Then I print them and cut them in a better shape.




The connection between paper, acrylic and tracing paper is still a problem.
I try to use iron to connect them, but it didn’t work, the plastic couldn’t keep flat and the color of paper went black.





So I came up with another idea, I cut many color papers as  frames. and use glue to connect them.
The glue works very well on paper.


Here is my final work, It is a shadow book which represent the unreal world.


It can be read in two ways.
First way is through light, it can show the brightness in hollow place.




The second way is to read it in the dark ness using flashlight and you can see shadows tell stories.

Urban Object / Figure Collage Project : Analog / Digital Abstract

Third assignment

Urban Object / Figure Collage Project :
Analog / Digital Abstract



//Objects simple gradation:
My inspiration comes from Chinese cartoon. I create a image of the god of love. She has really long hair, and she is really sad because there are less true love in the world now. I specially use brushes to drew my image to  make the feeling of  ancient Chinese painting.
//Figure simple gradation:
I decided to drew a girl who plays sky yoga. I want to show the gradation not just from color, but also from gestures, so you can find the difficulty of the gesture is improving. In order to draw human body better, I made a position sketch first using ps. It helps me understand the proportion of body better.
//Complex gradation:
I choose flying yoga as my theme again. The painting tells the story of a girl who loves flying yoga, but she got hurt, so there are bands on her leg in the first picture. She tried a lot and was able to fly at last. Since bands and ribbons are in similar shapes, I connected these two things together. To express passion of the girl for flying yoga. I drew shadows inside of girl’s body. The ribbon and her are really connect eventually.



First, I started to paint 4in*4in squares





Then I drew a basic sketch, which is just some shapes





I drew more details on the bodies, and also add shadows.





Because there are lots of hands in my drawing, so I did some experiments about hands.




Then I use different kinds of pens to draw my work.



Here is my final work

  .Objects simple gradation

.Figure simple gradation

.Complex gradation