To be honest, I really missed my diploma days back in Malaysia, especially the time I spent together with my friends. In this foreign land with so many strangers around me, I’m not quite used to it, yet. Also the gloomy weather nowadays isn’t making it any better. Hopefully things will change.
So, I was digging through stuffs I did during my diploma course, and I found this digital painting I did for my marker rendering class. It was my 2nd assignment at that time. I did this assignment at home with one of my course mates, whom I invited for a stay over that day. I still remember vividly how much fun we had talking and laughing together. I miss those days!
For those who have your good or best friends around you, treasure them.
Just a normal rainy day again here in Birmingham and once again stuck at home. Decided to draw something for fun, or maybe a possible tattoo in the future? 😛 Octopus is one of my favorite sea creatures! They just amaze me in some ways. So as I transferred my sketch into Photoshop, playing with different colors. It’s not easy to find the right colors that goes along together well. I’ve had a few different tries and here’s the final outcome. I’m quite satisfied with it. What do you think?
Thanks for viewing!
A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.
Since young I’ve been in love with Mermaids. Thanks to Disney’s Little Mermaid movie. I always thought that mermaids were gorgeous as seen in the movies, until I was told that they’re not as pretty as you’ve seen on the tv. So I’ve searched online about the origin of mermaids, watched the documentaries about them. Even so, I still love mermaids.
So, out of the blue yesterday, I was doodling some sea creatures just to kill some time. I was so engross with it that I did not realize how dark the sky’s been outside. And then, I’ve decided to draw my version of Ariel in Photoshop, with a slightly longer neck (guess that’s going to be my style of figure, :p), but still looking stunning as always with her red hair.
Below are the images of the drawing progress.
Breathtaking photography images!
Check out photographer Bruce Bischoff. I really love this series because it’s just so cool to see experiments in familiar media. The series was done with long exposure time and a series of colourful choreographed movements. The light and colour in these are amazing.
See more: http://www.bricebischoff.com
A series of posters which my friend did for one of our subject tasks back in Malaysia, Corporate Identity.
They look interesting!
Back in Malaysia where I’ve attended my diploma course, one of my Corporate Identity’s briefs was to design a series of posters that portray the SIngle Minded Proposition (SMP),in which my case, it’s “Embracing Conversation”. The main purpose is to celebrate the 50 Years of Diplomatic Relationship between Malaysia and Switzerland. Using the speech bubble as my main graphic element, below are a series of posters that I’ve designed.
I’m currently a 2nd Year student in Birmingham City University, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, majoring in BA(Hons) Visual Communication with Graphic Communication.
I’ve also attended a 3-year course Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design back in The One Academy, Malaysia. The images below are my first ever Digital Painting that I’ve done for marker rendering class, using Adobe Photoshop when I was in my 2nd year back there. It’s still vivid in my mind how my first marker rendering class was. We had to finish the class task in that 3-hour lesson.
First, I traced the outlines of the selected image. Second, applying the base colors. Third, get to the details. Finally, the highlights. I personally had fun and enjoyed picking colors manually. Although it took me like forever to get one painting done, but the final outcome really gives me the satisfaction.
Thanks for viewing 🙂
^ this is the original image given to us as our reference for our first task.
Today’s just an ordinary day, rainy and windy as usual. Which kinda made me a little down and moody. As soon as I got back from lecture, I went surfing on the internet. Browsing through designers’ blogs, hoping to find something interesting to enlighten myself.
Just when I was getting tired, my eyes and brain were about to shut on me, I stumbled upon this brilliant young creative! Her works literally made my jaw drop and it was left there hanging wide open through out the time I was browsing through her website. What’s even more amazing is that she’s only at the age of 20! Clearly anyone can be really good and creative at any age. It’s all about inspiration and self-motivation. We’ve gotta push ourselves to keep learning and moving forward in order to succeed in life.
By the way, this brilliant creative/artist/designer is Risa Rodil. From her site, you’ll be able to enjoy the brilliant works that she’s done. Amazing! One of my favorites is her recent work on a series of Disney’s “Frozen” typography poster. Memorable quotes from the animation were picked and designed creatively with beautiful colors.
Below is the series of posters that are my personal favorites. Do enjoy!
An inspiring and moving video about Harry Shum Jr. This piece of art is choreographed by Harry himself, in collaboration with Buzzfeed videos (http://www.youtube.com/buzzfeed)
This dance video, creatively choreographed and used colour splashes as an expression is brilliant. Although there are also some other videos maybe similar to this out there, this truly captured my attention. The story of Harry’s life was brilliantly expressed through his dance.
Art can be in any form, be it air, dust or an object, just twist a little or mix it up a little creatively, an amazing piece will be created. For every piece of art has a story behind.
It was Lunar Year that week, and our 2nd trip to the City of London. The weather was freezing cold, and the wind made it worst! Me and my friends were walking around Westminster and River of Thames, enjoying the beautiful night sceneries. Our plan was to have a night stroll in the city and head back to our accommodation after that, until one of us wanted to go to the loo.
As we are not familiar with the place in London, we went hunting for washrooms! We searched up and down but there wasn’t any. Just when we were about to give up, all of a sudden we saw this building with bright lights shinning from inside. Without hesitation we went in for the loo.
After the relieve, while I was waiting around for my friends, I stumbled upon a shelf full of colourful brochures and flyers. The images shown are the ones that really caught my attention. From the choices of papers used for printing, to the choices of colours!
^ a series of brochures of Philharmonic Orchestra.
^ the strong graphics and visual on this cover of brochure, and the contrast of the colours used, caught my attention.
^ this is one really nicely designed feedback card.
“The first step to solve a problem,
is to know the existence of a problem.”
I was browsing through the internet the other day and came across this quote which I find it very true.
I’ve heard it many times from some where else but every single time I hear it, it gives me some sort of “wake up call”.
I know what I want but how I’m going to achieve what I want is to know what’s holding me back.
I’ll find ways to get myself moving forward once again.