This was done in visual effects class back when I was in ADM. Which was actually last year. Outside the window was actually another block of flats, which I replaced digitally. Kudos to Donald Sng for his fabulous acting.
It’s the last week of school, and it’s been a crazy last week. After back to back Business Law and Western Film History examinations I had to rush preproduction work. Managed to complete the above three paintings and a 16 frame colour script within 2 days. On submission day we had to run after our professor to the bus stop just to hand up our preproduction DVD. It was also the first time I brought my tablet to school because I couldnt stand the solitude of working alone in my hostel room.
I’m also one of the lucky few who haven’t finished with their submissions. Still got one more to go – Graphic Storytelling. Woot.
As you can see from my posts, I’ve been producing truckloads of work as the semester ends. Tried a different style for the last image, which has gotten mixed reviews. I don’t really know how to make a chinese landscape painting look colourful and blend into the rest of the shots. Much to learn, I still have. Let me know what you think in the comments!
This was done as a final project for my motion graphics class. We were tasked to make a teaser trailer for a film of our choice without any original footage from the film. I chose Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Done with Adobe After Effects and Boujou. Music from the OST. Image of Clementine from the motion picture. Background footage shot with my LX3. In case you’re wondering, the words on her face are quotes from Joel and Clementine in the film. Wanted to try something experimental.
My motion graphics class is having a screening tomorrow (14th April) at the ADM Auditorium at 7pm. See you there!
These are concept art for our final year project. Done in photoshop. Character designs by groupmate Gavin Tan. Paintings by me. Rushed them out in one night. Loads more to go!
Another piece done for Graphic Storytelling class with Sonny Liew. We had 3 weeks to do this, but as always, I ended up rushing it the night before class. I told myself to stop doing that but somehow I still do. It’s a simple piece. We were asked to do something about a nightmare or the worst situation you can imagine yourself to be in. I thought that being dead while you’re still alive was a pretty crappy situation to be in. Second page after the break.
I thought I had some free time, so I attempted to learn something I’ve always thought was very cool: matchmoving. Turns out a simple matchmove like the one above was quite easy, with Maya Live and a Youtube tutorial at hand. The tough part was making it look seamless when compositing in After Effects. As you can see, I have yet to master that aspect. The live plate was shot using my beloved Panasonic LX3, starring Zhiwei, my cafe shift partner. Ok time to get back to my real work.
This was a teaser to promote the opening of the new Student Cafe at our school, which was last year.
I’m not being nostalgic or anything. I just decided to update my portfolio that is my website with works that I should have put up a long time ago. These are the collaterals from the 2007 NTU School of Art, Design & Media Freshmen Orientation Camp. These include the logo, the shirts, the battery we gave out as a doorgift, and the banners that we put around the school during the camp. The theme was about dinosaurs being brought back to life in the future and then they start fighting with robots. All artwork except the cute dinosaur and robot toys done by me. Those cute figures were designed by Wang Shihui. More after the break.
The very first assignment for Sonny Liew’s Graphic Storytelling class. The brief was to create a series of images that would instruct a user to do something. In this case I chose the removal of contact lens. We were also not supposed to use any form of words or dialogue for the instructions.
Like everything on this site, I allocated a ridiculously short amount of time to complete this. It’s still a work in progress. Only 20% completed, so that’s where the bulk of my December holidays is going to. Feel free to drop any critiques!
This was an animatic done for storyboarding class. Like the rest of my school assignments I did not have much time for this. Each frame was a quick 15-30 minute painting. Sort of a therapeutic retreat from maya and animation seminar. I miss digital painting.
Spent quite a bit of time on these 16 seconds. And it still isn’t as perfect as it could be. I guess i’ll tweak it again for my final showreel. But for now it’s submission. Voice clip from the US version of The Office, performed by Rainn Wilson.
I’m not sure if falls into concept art or background art, but this is my first foray into painting something from imagination. I was supposed to model this in maya, based on a gestural sketch that someone else did. I couldn’t make out any details from the sketch so I decided to sketch my own. Unable to stop myself, I added colour. I lost track of time and I’m very very far from finishing this, so I thought I’ll just post this up here to log my progress. This has been a humbling experience.
After painting this I realised I still have a long way to go. I need more discipline.
Practicing more on my tablet. Since there isnt anyway to bring my whole setup onto the Sentosa Skyride, I have to make do with painting this from a photo Donald took. Tried to use impressionistic methods. Ended up completing this fairly quickly.
Been a long time since I painted with the tablet. Feels good to be back. Feels even better to paint on the screen itself.
Was hired to create a mockup of a cafe for a client sometime last year. I was given a drawing on a napkin and they expected me to complete a 3D visualisation in a matter of days. That would have been no kick for a seasoned pro, but at that time I was just getting started with maya. Well, needless to say, I pulled it off, but then the image was eventually rejected by the client and I never got paid. So here it is.
Did this as an exercise for stop motion class this semester. It was to practice animating a walk cycle against a strong wind. The reason why the dude fell was because the wire armature broke. Turned out to be right on cue though. Might develop this into a full length feature film in the future.
Yup, that’s my face there. All sound effects were produced from my mouth.
Yes I know I should have uploaded this onto my blog a long long time ago but guess what? I was lazy. Here it is, the non youtubed version. Something tells me I’ve got to delete the one on youtube.
Anyway for the uninitiated, this was the final assignment for my Intro to 3D production course at NTU’s School of Art, Design & Media. My first attempt at 3D animation and Maya. Let me know what you guys think in the shoutbox.