Friday, March 30, 2007


18"x24" charcoal on paper

I haven't seen Brandt for a while since I left Disney Feature animation studio, which was the beginning of 2002. He told me that he went to Seattle to work for a couple of years. He used have a long hair, posing for Tarzan. He is such a handsome, delightful model. When you do the study on the head, you really could tell what good model is. This was 3 hour long pose. After every 20 min break, he was coming back with exact same pose and same glance. Wow!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Working Late (in progress)

22"x29", charcoal on paper


I am taking a big step becoming a FINE ARTIST starting this year from the commercial artist in the field of animation for 17 yrs since the graduation from ACCD in 1990.
Through this portrait of my self working late, I like to create the intensified mood--the chaotic feeling toward the new transition in my life.


I worked more on V.1, mostly the head. I like this one better.
I got rid of sadness from the face.
It took for a while up to this point.
I have to pay more careful attention to the 'serious diagonals', dramatic lighting, hierarchy of light and darks which introduced in my thumbnail sketch. Sticking with the thumbnail for the much larger work is very challenging. When I used the term "overworked", Michael Newberry, my mentor in NY, would say " out of focus" - meaning I am not staying with my thumbnail.


I look kind of sad here. This expression is not what I am after, even I got the likeness of me very well here.

Michael thinks this thumbnail is very successful. That means ---if thumbnail works well, stick to it for the larger piece,
----stay in focus!!.

Tribal Queen

16"x20", oil on panel


16"x20', oil on panel

Afternoon Light

9"x12", oil on panel

How quickly late afternoon light changes! I had to work really FAST. The fast approach created juicy big, thick strokes which created the vitality and presence of the hardy cactus enduring the harsh sun all the time.
I have to get back to exact same time to get the correct lighting on the brick.

Man of Being

9"x12", oil on panel

Past Bedtime

9"x12", oil on panel

Golden Girl

11"x14", oil on panel


11"x14", oil on panel