Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Your name in Kanji

I have started to provide a custom service for T shirt and product design. If you would like to see your name in Kanji characters, I will design it for you, just let me know the name you prefer. Click here to get it going. Hope you will like it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

White light blooming

This beautiful flower caught my eye this spring during the height of wildflower season in the Hill Country of Texas. So much beauty in such a simple form.

This is my first design using a photo I took. It is a wild flower in Texas; there are so many, they almost cover the entire field along side of the road. From purple to yellow, orange, red, white.... It is unbelievably beautiful. Hope you love it too. :)

My dad forever

Sometimes we forget how much our father loves us; on this special Father's day, I am reminded of the many good times with my dad. Even though I have grown up, I am still the happy little kid on his back. Happy Father's Day!

Design and drawing are my favorite activities, so most of the time the designs in the store relate to my feelings. This cute little design reminds me a lot about my dad. When I was small, my parents were too busy to enjoy life, and we didn't really spend a lot of time together. But we still love each other, and support each other. I am not quite sure what to say this father's day, but I just miss him and miss my family, and hope everyone enjoys their special moment with their dad.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Unicorn Dream Rider

Don’t we all have dreams of riding on some mythical creature? In this girl's dream, she grew her wings, and ride on a unicorn, flying in the unlimited space without any pressure.

I worked on a detailed sketch of this design, but I was initially confused as to how to grow it into a good T shirt product. After a couple attempts, I decided to go for a silhouette, which I haven't really used in creations for my store yet. I finished it in illustrator, and then added some grunge texture in photoshop.

This is not the usual design that I have usually done, it is kind of a breakthrough for me to uses this approach. It helped me create a simple yet elegant design.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bite Me!

I came out with this design after watching a Chinese Vampire movie last night with my friend. Chinese Vampire movies were very popular in the 80's in Asia.

I still remember being so scared every time at the vampire movies, now watching it again, I just feel it is so funny and hilarious!

This is a simple design with vintage texture overlay, hope you like it! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Let it rain

I stopped drawing for a few days because of feeling pressure in my life and some sadness. This was the idea that came through my mind while I was upset.

In last few days, I couldn't come up with anything creative, and I put pressure on myself. Then yesterday I went to a bookshop and had a good time. I read a lot of books there and realized that I should take it feel easy and enjoy my drawing without being concerned about meeting expectations.

I feel good after creating this design, simple, yet it expresses my idea perfectly. Beside’s my friend just told me this is a song title from Eric Clapton “Let it rain”.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Life is much too important to be taken seriously

This saying is really meaningful, but when I got the request to create a design from this, I wasn't sure what I want to do. I tried a couple ideas, it still didn't meet my expectation.

After a while, I tried to add more colors to the words, the colorful words reminded me the happiness that inside everybody. So I added a smiling face, hands, shoes.... All in simple form, but now it looks amazing to me.


I like to draw but I also found abstract design really looks good in for certain products. It may be that it is not bringing you a message directly but it does make you think. This design is construction from a simple arrow shape, with repetitive arrows in different directions, and a different shade to add depth to the design.