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pages from my sketchbook project

Posted in journal, sketch with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by yuquan


I make sketchbooks.

Posted in craft, finished., journal, sketch with tags , , on January 16, 2012 by yuquan

Carrying a sketchbook with me is a great way to jot down ideas for use later on. The only problem is there’s not many out there  that are to my liking without paying a hefty price for it.
When I’m almost finish with a sketchbook, I tend to make them instead nowadays.

A) It’s cheaper than buying pre-made.

B) I get full control on materials I like.

C) I get to make it in arbitrary sizes that they might not carry in stores.


Sketch night 10/26/10

Posted in finished., journal, sketch with tags , , on October 30, 2010 by yuquan

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I went to the sketch night at the Society of Illustrators this tuesday. I’ve been playing around with my speed while using watercolor. i wanted to see how fast i can paint…

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i skip the process of drawing the outline with the pencil completely and just trusted my instinct on where everything should be. Being that i see objects more in shapes than in lines anyway, it was easier and faster.

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there were a couple of poses where the model wasn’t well lit from my angle, so instead i did a pencil sketch instead.

(on a note to self: I am always appreciative of the amount of options of customization I can have with wordpress that tumblr can’t do. One of the reasons why I’m glad i haven’t gotten rid of this blog)


Posted in finished., journal, sketch with tags , , on August 26, 2010 by yuquan

i recently touched back into watercolors. it seems like doing portraits is the easiest way for me to get back into the medium. Here is a painting i did of my friend Justine : )

sneak peak

Posted in sketch with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2010 by yuquan

I’ve been working on a picture that will be used at an auction. The commission isn’t much but i get full artist direction on the picture so it’s enjoyable.

The only requirement was that it needs to involve the Subway or MTA. so this is the sketch of what it will look like. now i need to decide if i want to do the finish in either oils, Gouache, or watercolor. Finish will be coming in a couple of days.

Also pictures and videos of ICON 6 to come soon too X D


Posted in journal, sketch with tags , , , , on May 8, 2010 by yuquan

i was giving the assignment 24 hours ago to do the news cover for the school newspaper. the topic was about graduating. So i came up with these thumbnails:

after asking a few people, like myself they all liked the upper right hand corner one. so i worked that up to a better level.

knowing myself, i never feel satisfied with my own work. i always think that it can be better. but being that it’s due on such a short deadline, this will have to do. i”ll finish it later.

there’s about a week left of school. which means a week from now, we will be taking off those training wheels on our bikes called the real world. It’s a mixed of emotions much like a good stew. There’s bunch of ingredients:

-relief that school’s over
-anxiety that we won’t make it in this world
-excited to try our own methods/ approach to art.
-Bitter about our regrets of what we never got to do or should have done instead.
-nostalgic of all the fun, stupid, retarded, sad, stressful times school can be.
-Salty for those times where we had to dive head first and get dirty.
-hyped to get out there and start our professional lives,

wow. ‘Professional’. that word really gets my heart racing.
we’ll made it for now, but it’s only a plateau till we hit the next climb of this higher mountain of life.

we will make something of ourselves. you just watch world… cuz here we come!

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