Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sketchbook Update

Dear Sketchblog,

Hi, I'm Chris. Nice to meet you.  I'll be sharing  some of my sketches from my sketchbook.  They won't be high quality scans, but quick little shots from my webcam. I hope this method of posting will encourage me to post on a regular basis.  I've recently been introduced to blogger, and I've been really pleased with how easy and simple it is to use. 
These entire year, I've been having trouble drawing in my sketchbook.  For the post 3 years I've been in college, I think I've been losing enthusiasm and inspiration.  However, hopefully I'll be able to get my passion back.  

First of all, I'll be starting my classes at Concept Design Academy this upcoming Saturday.  I'll be taking a Creature Design and a Figure Drawing Class.  I'm a big fan of the figure drawing teachers drawing style (Kevin Chen).  I've download 100+ images of his work from, and having made studies of many of those images.  Second, I've been regularly attending a sketchgroup that my friend Kalen introduced me to.  These group of friends are really talented and work really work, I've really been inspired to get my game on.  Third, I think this new Sketchblog is really cool, and I look forward to using it often.  

CRITIQUES and comments are all welcome.  See you soon Sketchblog - Chris Chien

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mech and Vehicle

These are various vehicles, and environments with vehicles that I've done.  I'm majoring in Industrial Design; drawing robots, and cars are something that I do on the side.  I'm really happy when I get a chance to do these kind of pieces.  However, you would find me drawing lamps, gadgets, and cubes more often.  

Figure Drawing

These sketches and paintings were from a Costume Rendering Class I took in the Drama department of my university.  It was different from all the other figure drawing classes I've taken because the instructor looked at the models as characters rather than just figures.  She didn't just excel in one style and medium and stuck with it on every project.  Instead, she stressed the importance of choosing the right medium and style to portray the "character" in the most suitable manner. 

And.... this is a painting I did a while ago for an Aviation Art Contest. The theme was "Air Sports and Nature in Harmony"

Environments - Booth Design

Every year, Carnegie Mellon University has a Spring Carnival where various organizations on campus construct Booths that are open to the city-wide community.  Many organizations work year-long to design, and construct these environments. Winning 1st place is a very honorable and sought after goal.

I have been Booth Chair for Asians Students Association for the past 3 years.   The following pages are designs for Booths. Everything is hand built, hand painted etc...  What you see here are the designs and the final product for these structures.  

Atlantis Booth - 2009 2nd place

Monopoly: ASA Edition Booth - 2007 - 1st Place

PokeBooth 2009 - 1st Place

Look at my video!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009