Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sumi drawings



I tried to learn Traditional Asian drawing(Sumi) with Ink and brushes..I liked the feel of brush movement and ink and water action in Sumi drawings. The simplicity and the emptiness of it attracts me a lot. Sure I need to practice more of these.

Doodles





Friday, August 19, 2011

Flower costumes









2003.

I was still in a dorm room of FIT in NYC trying to figure what school I should go next for my costume design education. I had just finished talking to the secretary of USC school of Theatre, and she had  told me that if I could send her my portfolio quick enough, she would process my application exceptionally fast so that I could start the program in the fall of 2003. I sat down on my tiny little bed thinking about adding something to my existing portfolio. Suddenly these image of flowers popped up in my head and I drew all four rough sketches out in exactly 20 minutes with ball point pen on my scrap paper. No hesitation, no erasing or changing the designs...I remember it felt like magic. I spent one day to draw all four watercolor illustrations. And I sent the portfolio next day to California. For result, I got admission with full scholarship plus living expense too. I'm still not sure it was because of these flower drawings, but, I'm still very clear that I had magical moment designing these in 20 min. (I checked my watch that time!)
-I'll edit this post with one more design and the original rough sketches done that time.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Life drawings

 2011, the drawing club





 2009, the drawing club
 2008, the drawing club
2003, FIT

Costume Illustrations

 2004.Salome. Dancing costume. Designed and Illustrated by Chloe.
 2004. a play that I don't remember anymore. Designed and Illustrated by Chloe.
 2004. Salome. Queen. Designed and Illustrated by Chloe.
 2008. Nothing but Dream. Illustrated by Chloe.
 2004. Designed and Illustrated by Chloe.
 2004.
 2004. Lady Macbeth conceptual design. Designed and Illustrated by Chloe.
2004. Women of Troy. Athena the goddess. Designed and Illustrated by Chloe. USC theatre production.

 2004.

Fashion drawings /elongated style :)

 2002, markers and color pencils. Demonstration drawing for tutoring back in NY.
  2002, markers and color pencils. Demonstration drawing for tutoring back in NY.
 2002,Charcol, One minute poses in a life drawing class at FIT.
2003, Pastels, Life drawing 15 min at FIT.

Watercolor practice

 2009
 2009/ stina parson inspired
 2002/ Life drawing class in FIT
 2009 / I should draw this again
 2003 / drawn with sharpened wooden chopstick and ink without pencil sketch
 2004 / My friend was modeling.
2004 / My another friend was modeling for this. At the Anthropology store in LA.

I can't say enough I love watercolors. I haven't shown enough beauty of it though.


Beautiful girls



 2004.
 Women/girls are my dear subject. Can't beat that subject.

It Girl drawings









Character design process, 2009, Los Angeles.