Sunday, 31 January 2010

Games #1

Besides dabbling in arts, I have been playing computer and video games for almost whole of my life. So, why not create some art about them? Here you see some familiar faces dressed up as some of my favourite game characters from contemporary titles.

1. Eliza Dushku as Rubi in Wet
2. Daul Kim as Tarantula in Wet
3. Chen JiaJia as Han Juri in forthcoming Super Street Fighter IV
4. Tao Okamoto as Eileen in Virtua Fighter 5
5. Gwen Lu as Faith in Mirror's Edge

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Imaginary Movie: Memories

A return to the 'imaginary movie' I drew as a homage to late Daul Kim (see 27th December '09 entry for more information). Here we see the story's heroine in the same motel we saw her lingering in. But did these scenes happen before or after? Only time will tell...

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Go Jie, go!

A bit different update this time. Congratulating 'Chinese golden flower', tennis player Jie Zheng for her impressive run in this year's Australian Open. She already has reached semi-finals where she faces her favourite active player Justine Henin who made a comeback just a while ago to the professional tennis. Wishing all the best for little Jie! [update] Eventually she lost the semi-final but nonetheless a great run no one really expected. We hope to see even better performances in the rest of the season! Go Jie, go and don't let the semi-final loss upset you!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Zooropa illustrated, side B

...and the rest of Zooropa inspired illustrations!

6. Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
7. Some Days Are Better than Others
8. The First Time
9. Dirty Day
10. The Wanderer

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Zooropa illustrated, side A

I couldn't help it. After making illustrations inspired by U2's Achtung Baby I had to give the same treatment to Zooropa. Not only because it was their next record but also because I think it's a true conceptual follow-up to Achtung Baby. So once again I present an 'illustrated record' in two parts.

1. Zooropa
2. Babyface
3. Numb
4. Lemon
5. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Shu Pei

A collection of portraits of Shu Pei. She's a very rewarding subject to draw for her exquisite features!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Achtung Baby illustrated, side B

"In dreams begin responsibilities."

7. The Fly
8. Mysterious Ways
9. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
10. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
11. Acrobat
12. Love is Blindess

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Achtung Baby illustrated, side A

"Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief, all kill their inspiration and sing about the grief."

Inspired by my previous entry, I decided to illustrate my favourite record, Achtung Baby. Side B in the next update.

1. Zoo Station
2. Even Better than the Real Thing
3. One

4. Until the End of the World

5. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

6. So Cruel

Sunday, 3 January 2010

All Along the Watchtower

"There must be some way out of here", said the joker to the thief.
"There's too much confusion here, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth.
None of them know along the line what any of this is worth."

"No reason to get excited", the thief, he kindly spoke.
"There are many among us who think that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been thru that, and that is not our fate.
So let us not talk falsely now, because the hour is getting late."

All along the watchtower and princes kept the view,
while horsemen came and went, barefoot servants, too.

All I got is a red guitar, three chords and the truth.
All I got is a red guitar, rest is up to you!

"There's no reason to get excited", the thief, he kindly spoke.
"There are so many here who say life is just a joke.
You and I, we've been thru that, and that is not our fate, at least today.
So let us not talk falsely now, because the hour is getting late, laate!" Yeaaaa...!

All Along the Watchtower by Bod Dylan
lyrics formatted after performance by U2 in album Rattle & Hum