Portfolio Piece: Glasses Concept
Didn’t have the right materials, but tried making a new frame for glasses. Trying to achieve the thickness of Wayfarers with a cut similar to half-lensed glasses.
Portfolio Piece: Strolling
This piece was just to show another medium in my portfolio, this time with water colour. Oh jeez, I need better writeups for this crap.
Portfolio Piece: Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay
Duration: 4 days (roughly 24 Hours cumulative)
“This portrait I originally took was transferred by pencil on a drawing canvas. I lacked motivation to finish, but listening to the song ‘Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay’ by Big Sean helped me follow through and keep on top of things. This is the result of experimenting with different methods of sketching, achieving a variety of black and white within the canvas.
To note, I tried to replicate the effect a camera would make when you take a portrait / macro shot, creating unfocused objects seem buttery (fingers) , while maintaining sharp clarity of the left side of the subject’s face.’
Lack of motivation, I swear. Here’s a behind-the-scenes of one of my pieces. Mad unmotivated though…
Portfolio: Hockney Montage
(Finished in 2009. Original file lost.)
This was a media arts project, resembling the style of David Hockney and his self-titled montage art. Initially I had planned to use my subject in the surrounding of the mall, mesmerized in music with her headphones. However, nearing completion, I decided to create more of an ad towards the promotion of music and how it’s significant to one’s self. At the time, I was passionate about the tunes I would listen to and how it was out of the ordinary genres commonly heard on the radio.
Portfolio: HKS Altezza
(Created with styrene, putty, paint, 3rd party model accessories)
To demonstrate my interest in automotive design, this piece is a construct of a basic, common street car (Toyota Altezza, or in the North American market, the Lexus IS200), fused with personal taste, to replicate a piece of machinery that resembles modern day professional racing vehicles. Total duration of this piece was roughly four months of sanding, cutting, and sculpting. Then another two weeks to paint in my preferred color choice of Champagne Gold. The reason I chose the color was to show a performance-styled car under the ‘skin’ of a typical daily driver. It is extreme, yet blends in like a normal car.
Portfolio Piece: Parallel World
(Taken while trying to practice street photography in black and white)
Everything (sans le watermark) can be perceived to be parallel by simply mesmerizing one’s self with one glance of the photo. The architecture follows a stream of beams on the ceiling connecting the subway to the bus terminal at Sheppard-Yonge station, and the location falls within two escalator railings. The couple in this photo stand upright, submerged in a parallel world where both can agree that they’re on the same page with each other at that same time, ‘escalating’ into the future with the same pace and heartbeat. Everything in this photo has a certain flow, all simple and headed in the same direction.
Taken with a Canon DSLR (60D) with a 17-40mm f/4L at f/4, 1/160th of a second. At its widest f due to lack of natural light.