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hi i'm jin!
i'm an animation student.
born in hk, raised in the atx

this is my personal art blog

sometimes i talk about life too.

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Anonymous said
Hello! I saw you in AnimeFest and your art was so gorgeous! I was wondering what watercolors you used at the time? Thank you for doing such beautiful art! :D

hey! thanks so much! i use a portable watercolor “cake” set that i got in china a few years back. i think the company is called lion pencil co., but if you can’t find it i know winsor and newton sell really nice sets too :D thanks again!

(this is what mine looks like btw, i like how the palette is on the other side of the lid and that it comes with a sponge. the brush is pretty icky though)

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10:44 PM, 17 August, 2014

Some quickie commissions from yesterday and a double-kill splurge at the dealers room

hello you! i will be tabling at the animefest artist alley (/bizarre bazaar lol?) this weekend, so be sure to visit me and say hi if you’re going! i’ll be at table C9 facing towards the photobooth area.
didn’t make a pretty promo thing (or much personal art at all) lately because i’ve been working on the color scripts and character sheets for my film! which i probably can’t post until next summer haha;;; at least i’m finally getting something done towards the end of summer…

if you’ll be in dallas this weekend for the con, i can’t wait to see you!

i decided to finish reading Murakami’s Norwegian Wood yesterday. his novels always provoke the most vivid imagery for me and i really enjoy his writing style. Naoko wasn’t really my favorite character, but i loved all the subtle details that went into portraying her. 

just some silhouettes of my weird cat

ahhh yes my favorite otou-san.
its challenging working with all tint-y colors! wanted to add more shadows ;;

wow i’m out of practice. thank you anon!

please help me get out of my lazy rut!send me a character and number and i’ll try to paint them with that palette~  
m(_ _)m 

please help me get out of my lazy rut!
send me a character and number and i’ll try to paint them with that palette~  

m(_ _)m 

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laryndawn said
Ah, okay! Well, with the digital drawing (even if it may vary) was that something that they really focused on (because art tends to lean that way now a days, but you said you focused on 2D) because it seems like even for a 2D focus, it would be good to use and know. Or were a lot of the assignments meant for traditional art and seeing what you could do with materials in real life? Also, how would grading work, since 'quality' can depend on a person's preference for style, what did they look for?

my experience was that scad taught us traditionally, at least in foundations courses. charcoal, graphite, pen and ink sort of stuff. i guess i had drawn with an intuos tablet since high school so i just still did it on my own time, but you aren’t really “taught” how to use the programs/tools for digital painting. now that i think about it, a lot of people i know are still struggling with painting in photoshop, but that’s not a big problem if you’re going into 3D (which a lot of them are). SELF-TEACHING IS IMPORTANT!! what’s also important is that you get fundamentals of how shape, color, and light work, and then you can basically thrive traditionally or digitally. scad has a bjillion wacom cintiqs btw, so convenient! :’D
as for animation, i think i’ve only taken 2 classes that were pencil/paper. EVERYTHING ELSE IS DIGITAL. unfortunately traditional 2D stuff is super rare nowadays :(

the professors don’t (usually) grade on personal preference, i think if you’re in a class with 20-some students drawing the same model you can tell what’s quality and what’s lacking. so for classes like life drawing and design and stuff it’s more about how much time/effort it shows you put in. it varies between professors but creativity/originality also factor in. i’d say 95% of my instructors have been super cool people though, so as long as you’re not blowing them off they’ll give you good scores b* U *

wow long post. i hope i answered your questions!

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11:01 PM, 23 July, 2014

San Japan day 2! Here are some derpy pics and fangirly moments, plus some of my favorite commissions *U* I’m at table A14!