Posted 4 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

Finished version of the Flower Girl. Speed painting available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zJWIc5AkQY

Posted 6 months 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

Posted 8 months ago
I wonder if I will ever finish this WIP. My first colored semi-realistic attempt. This is Vincent, an OC of jessiesuthicha from Instagram.
I am shicmap on instagram.

I wonder if I will ever finish this WIP. My first colored semi-realistic attempt. This is Vincent, an OC of jessiesuthicha from Instagram.

I am shicmap on instagram.