Friday, November 26, 2010

Nightclub - WIP

Brush Holder - Step by Step

Some of you guys probably remember the brush holder I made a while back. My mom liked it so much, that she asked me to make one for her calligraphy teacher as a Christmas gift. So here we are again!

Cut pieces of wood

Drill Center Holes - This part was HARD

Round Corners

Glue and Clamp

Fine sanding and stain wood

Another one!

Night Stand - REFINISHED!

My dad built this nightstand for me when I was about 8-years-old.  Recently, I decided to awesomize this piece of furniture and give it some new life. 

- I sand it. I start at 80 grit. 
- I bevel out corners. 
- I sand until I'm wet-sanding at 600 grit. Super smooth.
- I stain it with teak oil. Super shiny and luster finish.  
- I replace the wooden knob with this cool metal one from home depot. More stylish.

- Original -

- Finished! - 

Super Shiny 

** These pictures really don't do the new finish justice. You have to feel the wood to appreciate the level of finish. If you are ever at my house - you gotta check it out! **

BZ Booth - Can't Stop Won't Stop

Hey guys - I meant to post this really cool project on my blog a while back. This Booth was created for a company called Boogiezone (  The Booth debuted at the "Enkore" Dance competition which took place around mid-October.  For this project, I created concept drawings and was in charge of designing and constructing the life-size cutouts.  Special shout-outs to Elm Pizarro, Kalen Chock, Stefanie Hyunh, Dave Koepke, and Jeff Losaria for being great people on this project.

 Self Adhesive Paper

Gator board - like foamcore but with cardstock backing. Super hard to cut. 
The usual - 2x4s


Test assembly in my garage

ASA <3 - can't stop won't stop. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Environment Sketches

Restaurant Sketches - Veggie Grill


Environment Sketches - Irvine Regional Park

Top/Down Angles

Sketches from Week 6

 LA Arboretum

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Haunted House Painting

Haunted House. Asian Style. 


This is a rough paint-over on one of my previous sketches. I want to get into digital painting create some really polished pieces for my portfolio.  This pieces doesn't look finished, but it's a good step for me to start getting used to the tablet and digital painting again. 

I know the perspective on the rough is messed up and stuff. But I didn't quite notice that until I almost finished. I'll catch it earlier next time.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Haunted Samurai House

HW for CDA class.




Friday, November 5, 2010