ECON 302 (Simon Fraser University—SFU)

I have just completed one of the most challenging Economics courses I’ve ever taken in my undergraduate academic career. Shih-En Lu is an brilliant Harvard-educated professor who has a great and straightforward style that really appealed to me. My PhD-student tutor this semester told me in passing that he was a Harvard-educated game theorist which I found to be impressive. Judging from the introductory lecture as well as from what I’ve heard from those in the economics community at SFU, Prof. Lu has a reputation for being brilliant but that …

A New Interest: Technical Drawings

I recently had to create a technical drawing during an application process. Having no experience in drafting or any type of work in this vein, this is what I came up with. I’m rather proud of it! It made me think I would love to create some more technical drawings in the future. Nothing fancy. Adobe Illustrator is what I used to put this together. If you have experience in technical drawings, how would you improve on this? I’d love to hear from you!

Visionary

I finally took the time to figure out some more of After Effects this weekend (thanks Lynda). I’m really glad, because it gave me the keys I needed to finally completing the final vision of my Elon Musk low poly vector design I put together in Illustrator last month. I’m pretty happy with the final product, which you can see below. Let me know what you think in the comment section!   Tools used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017, Adobe After Effects 2017 Here’s a link to my Instagram copy. Follow …

KFA Multimedia Art Contest

I submitted a little essay and one of my final projects from the Introduction to Oil Painting class that I took (a few months ago) for this year’s multimedia art contest held by the Kwantlen Faculty Association. I was going up against some very talented (and dedicated) artists. Surprisingly, I ended up winning an alumni award. The prize came with a little bit of money and it came right at a time when it was direly needed. So thank you for that one, Universe (and discerning judges :). Below is …

A Luna Cat

The original idea for this was for it to be a pastie. I had this vision in my mind but it ended up not looking as menacing as I first thought it would be. People who are into Sailor Moon seem to really dig it, so I just threw it together behind the dark gradient. I can probably have stickers made up if anybody expresses interest.

There is a Fentanyl Epidemic in British Columbia

What can anyone who isn’t directly affected by this tragic epidemic do? There were 922 deaths from illicit drugs. It looks like the weekends are the most heated for first responders; Saturdays being the busiest days and it seems like the numbers on those weekends has increased by about 20% yearly. This isn’t a new insight but it’s evident that these deaths are happening indoors and happening when there isn’t anybody to respond to an overdose. It is important to note that Fentanyl wasn’t the cause of each death, but …

Trump is a Joker

I just completed this one for The Peak SFU for Week 2’s print run. This entire piece is fully vector and I am pretty happy of the way it came out. I am getting pretty good with the Mesh Tool. Thanks to Lynda.com and my free access through the Vancouver Public Library! Tools used: Adobe Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC for mock ups/rough drafts

Tracks to Drive-by and Protest to

Artist: GMEBE Bandz (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud) The simplistic off-beat rhyme scheme Bandz is implementing is prime product. Artist: T.I. (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube) This track kind of grew on me. At first, my impression was that T.I. was trying to ride the #BlackLivesMatter movement by over-eagerly stepping up to add his patch to the rapidly growing hip-hop quilt that is the soundtrack to the social movement. Also, partly because of the way that his past releases and actions (seriously, what the fuck is this?) has coloured his persona and subsequent works, …

Oh, the Dick Pics You’ll Send (Dr. Seuss Parody)

This gem for a parody has been knocking around my mind and idea sketchbook for a couple of months now. I wanted to clean my living room yesterday… So naturally, it was prime opportunity to procrastinate and focus on digitizing these two ideas. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl’s writing. The illustrations in both writers’ respective works have always been styles that I deeply admired. Let me know what you think of these little doodles in the comments below! Software used: Photoshop CC 2017, for bitmap linework …