Lunch Time Drawing | Penguin

Let's draw penguins!

From January 1st I posted a drawing step-by-step instruction daily on my blog "Illustration Today". It has been fun! I started this project to help people who want to learn how to draw but are "too busy" to actually pick up their pencil. The instructions are easy, anyone can spend a couple of minutes during lunch break to follow along.  
The project is published on my Chinese blog. So I'd like to share it here in English.

Lunch Time Drawing | Snowman

From January 1st I posted a drawing step-by-step instruction daily on my blog "Illustration Today". It has been fun! I started this project to help people who want to learn how to draw but are "too busy" to actually pick up their pencil. The instructions are easy, anyone can spend a couple of minutes during lunch break to follow along.  

The project is published on my Chinese blog. So I'd like to share it here in English.

Here is the first one.



a family portrait

In October, I had a vacation and visited my family in Taiwan for 3 weeks. Now I am back! While I was recovering from jet lag, I completed this family portrait for a friend/client. 

Alice hired me to do an illustrative wedding invitation 5 years ago. Since then, I have illustrated family portraits for her when they had a first baby, bought a new home, and this year, had a second baby (and three gold fishes). It's a amazing feeling that my drawings as a record for their family; and as their family grows, my skills and style evolve. These drawings are a record for my own growth as well.

I am so honored to create this portrait for Alice and her family.

Thank you Alice!

Artist Challenge: Colored Pencil Realistic

There's an artist challenge going on on Facebook recently. The rule is that the participating artist to post 3 old artwork each day for 5 days. Then tag an artist to do the same.

I was tagged by my artist friends Flora Chang & Allyn Howard a long time ago. Now I am finally doing the challenge.

Here are some very old colored pencil work, probably from 10 years ago. My goal then was to draw as realistic as possible. Colored pencil has always been my favorite medium even though I work in Illustrator almost exclusively nowadays. This year I want to get back to traditional media more. I've been using colored pencil and other traditional media for my personal projects and illustrated journals.