Posted 3 months ago
Um, hi! I was wondering if you could do a mini tutorial on how to colour clouds? (You don't have to do this uvu) I really love your word, I'm inspired by it!
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i got multiple questions about this, so i’ll just answer it on this ask

sorry i kept putting it off for so long…

so… i guess i would think of what kind of sky i would want

i like sunsets, so i’ll draw that


so i start with the very back color; it’s a dull purple

my intent is to go from purple/dark grey->peach/pink


i like to use this fuzzy brush

imagenot sure what to call these… the ‘back’ / ‘dark’ clouds?

i put on random splotches at 40~50% opacity of dark blue around the edges


imagei’m going to put my light source at the bottom right, so i put a rusty orange color slightly at 10~20% opacity

imagethen i blended the colors before i started to add more colors

the more you blend, the better the picture will look 8)

imagenow i put my pen at around size 8-10 to put in thin areas of peach/gold where the light will hit at around 60% opacity


color it where ever you think it looks good 


i like to adjust my colors and edit on sai

on an overlay layer on top of the drawing, i airbrushed so dark blue in at the top left and right


then near the end i like to use the combination of lower brightness and higher contrast

i’ll put a video later since my explanation is horrible most of the time…

sorry i put the drawing sideways… it wouldn’t fit

try these drawings for reference…

maybe use the eyedropper and use colors from these?

hope that helps 

this is for the multiple color asks received


Posted 10 months ago

Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech in 2012. Extremely inspiring and gives a little bit of insight that the channel of distribution for art is changing.

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Things I want to have once I have money

(not ordered by priority)

1. Cintiq or any tablet device that is portable and has pressure sensitive pen with small tip! Small tip is a must.

2. A dog, right now I am leaning towards pom. Ah right, with some dog treats too.

3. Dessert, good dessert. Really good ones!

4. A complete collection of copic sketch markers. Ohhh how I want every single colors!

5. A set of good quality watercolor. Currently I am using my DIY portable watercolor that was made from some spare watercolor from my friend, Elen. But I /do/ want to have a proper set!

6. Watercolor lesson. I wanna paint like pro!!

7. ‘Making my own hardware’ lesson. I would love to enrol in some online course or just research about making my own hardware. I know I just need to spend time on it but my current priority is on work and art.

8. Take driving lessons, take my L license, and drive out of town every week :D

The list will get updated as I have more wants

Posted 1 year ago

SFU Alumni relation called me a couple of days ago, asking my experience when I was a student and my input on what could be done better (aside from the part where they asked for donation). I thought that was really nice of them.

For the longest time, I have always wished that SFU CS could offer great program just like University of Waterloo, especially with their co-op program. As I discussed about it with James today, James brought up a good point that Waterloo is great in combining school with co-op experience; if SFU wants to stand out, they cannot copy Waterloo. That is a great point! You can’t expect to compete with such a great force who has perfected their strategy in the past half century. If anyone wants to get a great co-op experience, then they should go to Waterloo instead.

So I tried to give it a little bit of thought about what SFU is good at. SFU is unique in that they have a great SIAT (School of Interactive Art and Technology) program and also a great CS (Computer Science) School. SIAT at SFU offers knowledge of design using digital tools, with graphics design as their main emphasis (this is my opinion btw). SIAT does offer a gaming course but I feel the course is looking at gaming more from artistic point of view and there is only one fourth-year level course of it.

Currently there is a great demand in marrying art and technology. People desperately try to come up with pretty products or products that try to reinvent how we interact with digital world, such as various augmented reality projects, Oculus Rift, etc. So I thought, SFU might be able to come up with an interesting program that tries to combine art and technology with their strong SIAT and CS program. Carnegie Melon University has tried to come up with such program and they have enjoyed a great success. Maybe SFU can come up with another unique program. There is not just one way to marry art and technology, right?

This is just my rambling about how SFU can be unique. I think it is worth thinking because we have such a great art community in Vancouver with some great art institutions in town. I don’t see why we should waste such an opportunity.

Posted 1 year ago

Finished version of the Flower Girl. Speed painting available at

Posted 1 year ago

Some friends have been bugging me to record my drawing process, so I did. It was fun except the part when I had to setup my tripod for 1.5 hours and when my phone stopped recording the session twice. I was also experimenting with my sister’s unused glitter pens. :D