Thursday, November 3, 2011


I'm TAing for a class, and sometimes, there isn't too much to do.
I got enough time to mess around and draw in my sketchbook today, and once couple weeks back.

The second one is a tribute to Margaret Kilgallen and Tupac =].
(pen + ink and coffee)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


This was a Materials projects from second term.  Feels like decades ago!


This is Lucy, the hipster girl from LA.
Not bad quality considering this was taken from my phone!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Drawing for Illustration Final

"Once when my daughter Paola was in her twenties, she said to me that feminism was dated.  That I should move on.  We had a memorable fight.  Feminism is dated?  For privileged people like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world, who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution and forced labor."

- Isabel Allende from TED lecture, "Tales of Passion"

I am not trying to undermine the issues with discrimination and violence against women in America with this quote (and I know she's not either), but the quote is very accurate in the sense that we tend to disregard the issues outside of our narrow comfort zone.

In Gayle's class, we were able to choose any topic for a half-a-term long project.  I wanted to do a social commentary, based on discrimination and injustice revolving around sexual identity.  During the first two weeks of the process and research, I decided to narrow it down to just the current global issues on the violation of women's human rights.  The topic was overloaded and ridiculously horrific; I couldn't imagine just squeezing it all in in a small section of the project.

In the end, I made a book, installation and a small zine.  Here's some of the images.

 Forced, Underaged Marriage

Forced Sterilization

Sex Trafficking

Widow Burning 


Honor Killing

Acid Burning (Referencing the awesome Charles Burns!) 

Underage Rape in Wartime  

Female Infanticide

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Drawing For Illustration

Here's some of the sketchbook stuff we did for Gayle's class.
Most are 9x12 (except for the bunny landscape which was about half that) and were done in either Micron or Rapidograph.
(Albrecht Durer Mastercopy)

(Interpretation of a Jenny Fish painting with closed off shapes) 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Face From Nature

This was our first assignment from Steve Turk's class.
The premise was to make a clearly visible face from nature.

(Cut paper, acrylic, tea, digital)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gayle's Drawing Concepts

This was one of my favorite classes at Art Center so far.  The only down side was that I tried to balance out all my classes as evenly as possible this term.  I wish I could have spent more time in this class, but I learned a tremendous amount none the less.  Thank you, Gayle!

The assignments were: take an artist from a list she gave us and do a master copy of any of their works (mostly drawing based works).  Then do two emulations based on what we learned.  There were 15 artists in total in the final book.  Here are some of the works (Sorry, some of the graphite scans and color scans came out not so good):

Banksy (MC)

Banksy (E)

Kara Walker (MC)

Kara Walker (E)

Kara Walker (E)

Harry Clarke (MC)

Harry Clarke (E)

Harry Clarke (E)

Edward Gorey (MC)

Edward Gorey (E)

Edward Gorey (E)

Frank Miller (MC)

Alan Cober (MC)

Alan Cober (E)

Alan Cober (E)

Gary Baseman (MC)

Gary Baseman (E)
Chris Van Allsburg (MC)

Chris Van Allsburg (E)

Chris Van Allsburg (E)

Maira Kalman (MC)

Maira Kalman (E)

Maira Kalman (E)

David Downton (MC)

David Downton (E)

David Downton (E)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (MC)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (E)

Ralph Steadman (MC)

Ralph Steadman (E)

Ralph Steadman (E)

Frank Auerbach (MC)

Audrey Kawasaki (MC)

Aubrey Beardsley (MC)

Aubrey Beardsley (E)

Aubrey Beardsley (E)