Monday, November 8, 2010

i'm a mexican wrestler


it's been a while since i've posted. a lot has happened the past few weeks with work, wedding prepping, catching up with old friends, yadayada. still feel like i have ton of stuff to do :( sigh...

anyway. my boss bought these mexican wrestling masks from san francisco and brought them to work to share with our motion graphics team. they're GREAT. the second i saw them, i yelled, "nacho libre!!!" and yes. my coworker jen and i tried them on and had some fun taking pictures...

jen in red. me in blue.


forgot what move you call this but yeah

i'm so tired these days. dunno what it is. "DUNNO WHAT TO SAY ZE MONKEYS WONT DO"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

follow the hedgehog

a fun little project that i got to work on for about a week. a friend at work has two kids: a little boy and a little girl. he came up with an idea to get them to brush their teeth, get them to dress up, etc by using illustrations of a character doing the actions. when his kids would do what the character is doing, he would put a sticker underneath the drawing as a reward. i did the illustrations during breaks at work and here they are:

pencil on paper (colored in photoshop)

hedgehog brushing teeth

pencil on paper (colored in photoshop)

hedgehog getting dressed

pencil on paper (colored in photoshop)

hedgehog making bed

pencil on paper (colored in photoshop)

hedgehog putting on sneakers

pencil on paper (colored in photoshop)

hedgehog getting in car

hopefully it works!

Friday, September 3, 2010

cigarette break

i felt like this at work today...

pen on paper (colored in photoshop)

...minus the tattoo on the arm, the cigarette, and the hair. but i felt like going on a cigarette break. instead, i played mario kart because my coworker and i brought in game cube and controllers 'cause we're cool like that.

truth: i want to get a tattoo. of what? not sure but i want something like this.

oh, and be merry! my sister is pregnant! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

album cover art

a musician friend at work needed an illustrator for his album cover and i offered to do the illustration. he wanted a broken heart that looked like smoke. here's the result:

i drew the heart with a red colored pencil on black construction paper, scanned it into the computer, drew the white smoke and touched it up on photoshop. this is not the final album cover. just the illustration. will he use this? maybe, maybe not. but i had fun with it.


this is another album cover that i worked on for new london fire's "Happiness Through Radios and Wires" album. it was released on july 27, 2010.

the photograph was provided by new london fire. they wanted it to look like a child drew on it. i printed the picture out on regular A4 paper and used crayons to scribble on it. i did a couple, and they chose this one.

just in case you missed it, click here to see the music video i made for their song "water park."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

pigs in a blanket... what i cooked for my sister's friend's bridal shower! that's right, people. i COOKED. or i guess it's more appropriate to say that i BAKED. what what. so i know this isn't animation or illustration, but food is art and i made this piece of delicious art. my sister was so proud of me.

recipe found on the food network website:
"pigs in a blanket with 'curried' ketchup"

recipe courtesy Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh.

here's my baking process:

the "curried" ketchup is reallyyy good. just dipping bread into the sauce is delish.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

doodles of my dog and some other stuff

ink on paper

cookie waiting for her snack

ink on paper

when cookie knows she did something bad

ink on paper

when i was feeling a little blue

ink on paper

we all like to blame others, don't we.

i read a quote at work that stuck with me the whole day, and hopefully, will stick with me forever:

"well done is better than well said." - benjamin franklin

Thursday, June 17, 2010

laughing man

found another laughing sfx that i liked and animated. this one's short too. just face and hands.

Friday, June 11, 2010

laughing pirate

i was looking for some sound effects at work and found some laughing sounds. i animated this one for fun in flash. it's real short.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

let's play ball

pen on paper (colored in photoshop)


bunch of people excited for the world cup this weekend. go reds.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

dear love


"dear love, i miss you..."

i was rendering a video at work and it was taking too long so i drew this on photoshop while waiting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

what i saw on my bus ride home

the other day, i saw an old man (i think he was a homeless guy) get off the bus and walk towards this big bald guy standing by the bus stop. he then patted the bald guy's head, laughing. the bald guy just stared at him and the homeless guy walked away, still laughing and glancing back at the bald guy. i died.

pen on paper
pen on paper

pen on paper

he's lucky he didn't get beat up by that bald guy.

Friday, May 14, 2010

origami child

pencil on paper

"...and now i shall make a whale..."

Monday, April 19, 2010

films since 2006

1. dwell time (2009)

my nyu senior thesis animated short.
a young lady meets an old lady with an umbrella. the title of this short comes from the subway term "dwell time," which means the amount of time a train spends in the station with its doors open
i was inspired to make this little film after hearing a true incident that happened to a good friend of mine in hong kong.

2. waiting (2008)

my first stop motion film.
about waiting for someone or something that you've dearly missed and relishing in the moment you see that special someone or something.

3. billo (2008)

based on the story written by grace aechjay jung.
how i would cope with loss--sleep and dream.
this guy won the national board of review of motion pictures student grant award.

4. i want my jelly (2007)

an animated short i made in my sophomore year in college.
about an angry customer and a pissed of waiter. and a pb&j sandwich.
music by james lee.

5. the egg (2006)

my first animated film in nyu.
what is this film about? not quite sure but all i know is that it's a self-portrait.
paper animation + pencil animation + some playing around with lights.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

korean gangsters (a.k.a. ggangpaes)

i think there is always a group of ggangpaes that show up at some point in almost every korean movie. main characters or side characters. doesn't matter. maybe some time in the future i'll dedicate a whole animated short to ggangpaes..

ink brush on paper
ggangpae #1

ink brush on paper
ggangpae #2

ink brush on paper
school boy runs into a group of ggangpaes

i've heard from someone that some ggangpaes purposely make themselves really fat so that when they get stabbed with a knife, it wouldn't be able to reach their organs. they're either geniuses or idiots.

anyway, sleep time.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

fun times with kitty

pencil on paper

pencil on paper


Saturday, March 6, 2010


pencil on paper
"wanna go chase pigeons?"

Friday, March 5, 2010

little old men

took a pack of colorful pens to work and doodled little old men.

old man walking his gasy dog

old man with a walking stick

old man who loves ice-cream

old man ready to pimp out

rock on, old man.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

another doodle

ballpoint pen on notepad paper

robots will take over the world... and dinosaurs too.


also: it's my sister's bday today. happy birthday, unni!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

flying man and the cat king

ballpoint pen on notepad paper

"please hold on tight, your majesty..."

Friday, February 12, 2010

happy valentine's day

bellboy looking forward to the v-day weekend.

Monday, January 18, 2010

new clothes

ballpoint pen on notepad paper

i have a long-sleeved black dress that looks something like this.
wish it was spring already!