An image created for a charity zine (Legacies) about being an Asian American.
My piece was focused on the concept of being a transracial adoptee who is Chinese but comes from a white family which, due to this upbringing, alienated me from my own culture and other-ed me from my non-Asian peers and friends.
The piece was created with the app Procreate on the gen 6 iPad.
PDFs of the zine will be available soon for download.
Originally started as a doodle but became a full fledged illustration experimenting with the program, atmosphere, and background inclusion due to my own inclination to use solid colors and shapes rather than natural backdrops.
A piece I made for the fan project Pacific Arcana: TUMULTUS; a fan made tarot card deck inspired by the movie Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018). Participants were given a tarot card to work with as well as a corresponding character or theme from the film and were encouraged to design the imagery for their card however they chose. Proceedings for the project will be donated to the Lambert House.
For me, I was given the card The Empress which was paired with PPDC eagle logo and the planet Earth. While drafting for the card, it was important to keep in mind the meaning of the original Empress card while also designing for the meaning for the eagle logo as both had conflicting themes and messages.
In the end, I settled on a regal and elegant design for the illustration (The Empress) while also using dynamic and intense imagery involving protection from threats (the eagle).
You can buy this card as part of the deck over at the kickstarter here!
Self portrait for senior show at MassArt.
Done in acryla gouache and pen. Matte finish was applied for hanging to keep materials looking consistent for the overall image.
A fake poster I made for a fake liveshow of the podcast series My Brother, My Brother, and Me (an “advice” show for the modern era).
I was not paid by the McElroys to make this poster nor am I profiting off of them or their works.
A Medusa painting I made in my free time due to me loving the doodle of it I originally had.
A poster made for a graduating animation student of ‘18 for their thesis film which can be found here.