A very belated post about the first (and probably only) convention I had tabled at in January 2020. It feels like a long time ago – hope you’re well and taking care of yourselves.
Thank you to Luckee and 10thcard for answering my questions about tabling, and stariaria, for sending me friends to talk to; it was fun. I think I ate more than what I made that day in the form of snacks. Anime Shogatsu had a nice atmosphere.
10thcard and I attempting to summon a pizza delivery to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in the midst of 20 cm of Canadian snowfall.
I tried to take some product photos of the postcards I made for Anime Shogatsu…I fell off posting to Instagram after editing all these photos, and realizing the “buon giorno” postcards had a massive error in it. I ended up giving away the postcards or mailing them to friends. I’m honestly really embarrassed that I had this lettering work up for so long and only noticed the mistake after I stayed up to design the bleeds, printed it, cut it, taken photos, edited the photos, and then think of checking the spelling.
Seeing some of my lettering work reappearing after a long time…this one is hanging in the Aksys Games office, apparently.
These fan-made videos will describe where I went in the fandom in the last few months. ^^” Alexa, I’m sad, play Wangxian.mp3.
同道殊途Our Different Paths -Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation/The Founder of Diabolism
【The Untamed】Character Intro MV “Undifferent Path” – Mo Dao Zu Shi
Protector – City Wolf
Grandmaster of Troublemaking (The Untamed) -Troublemaker – Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
[陈情令 The Untamed FMV] Wei Wuxian – Seven Nation Army
The Scientist – Coldplay
Not Yet Lovers (FMV)
魔道祖师OP《醉梦前尘》Piano by Yuki光影
WangXian – audio drama ver.
Gotan Project – Santa Maria
Perfume – “Dajyobanai” Live at Coachella 2019
Porter Robinson – Secret Sky Set (2020)
MADEON DJ SET (Secret Sky Festival)
Jai Wolf – Secret Sky Audiovisual Mix
Move Mountains (Vo.Alisa)
We Won’t Be Falling – 陳雪燃 Xueran Chen
AfterSchoolDi(e)stra(u)ction – Yakushimaru Etsuko
Rainbow Connection – Sleeping At Last
Saturn – Sleeping At Last
Heart Made of Stone – The Tech Thieves
Boom Boom (Audio) – Shaggy ft. Shhhean :)
Swalla – Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign :P
MIX 15A – Stay Home May 3 A-side: Anikura Unison vol.1.5 by Vanille Altzy
MIX 15B – Stay Home May 3 B-Side: AnimeltUP! by Vanille Altzy
I wanted to try redo-ing these posters with lettering instead.
“kizuato” by Centimillimental
冬のはなし (Fuyu no Hanashi/”Winter’s Story”)
7 rings – Drum TAO (Ariana Grande) Japanese Drums “太鼓” feat. KIMIKA
Avicii meets Traditional Japanese Drums “太鼓” SOS – DRUM TAO cover feat. Ayako
Sometimes I question my commitment to…anything. Currently really busy, and someone did say I have too many hobbies. Maybe I should put the streaming on hiatus? I’m pretty exhausted all the time, and I have some programming goals I want to meet. In some ways, some of my goals from January will be met (more art! taking classes!), but I do wonder if I should start putting things down.
I’m looking forward to Iceborne. I hear that kaw-ing in the distance. What monsters and gear are you looking forward to?
I really need to finish Judgment, or I’ll play it in between frustration sessions with my quests. Happy hunting…soon! I met the second person that came all the way from Brazil to play Monster Hunter with my squad, I’m really happy to have met other hunters over all the years.
Singing this song until Iceborne releases-
Art dump begins –
Top 9 posts for Instagram for this year.
I redid the graphic style for the “5 Things to Know About” series for TheOASG because it was really hard to do the old template and have it still look good. The gradient was super meh and the important information wasn’t really in the middle, so I rejigged it a bit. The half-tone hides the bad resolution of the images in the background, haha.
Yuri!!! on Ice is airing this season on Crunchyroll.
I’m still working on the projects on Free Code Camp, though very slowly, and often I get stuck going in the wrong direction. Most recently, I have created a cat-shaped calculator, and I’m still working on the Pomodoro clock project. MLS commented that half the time spent on the zipline projects are actually research, which is surprisingly true.
View the demo on Codepen.
I’m currently learning PHP (and SQL, but it’s not a language) at work — and absorbing a lot from the more senior designers. I tend to not think about scale, since I’ve mostly worked on small projects, so this is something I’ve been trying to put into practice.
I’m not entirely sure where this will go. When I was asked by my mentor why I was interested in the Learn IT, Girl program, I was a little hesitant in my answering. I am interested in programming for fun, and hopefully to use towards an interactive art practice in the future, and learning web development seems like a detour in itself. But I really am enjoying myself, there are challenges I can’t solve alone (in a timely fashion).
It exists. *I don’t own a Macbook, despite the drawing.
I’m a little interested in motion graphic design (and maybe VR) in the future, but as usual, one step at a time.
Gif that didn’t turn out so well.
Happy Lunar New Year!
Textures created by Borbone.
Bonus: 心想事成 x Immenseness Ticket S for Robostrike! Hopefully we’ll hunt together again when Monster Hunter X comes out in English.
金猴年到 – “Golden monkey year is here.” Furious Rajang is written as “金獅子”(golden lion), but I chose the monkey interpretation.
出入平安 – “May your travels be safe.”
年年有余 – “May you have surplus and remainders year after year.” 余 sounds like 魚(fish).
心想事成 – “May your wishes come true.” I am reading 心想 as “heart’s desire.”
I went to the international premiere of the Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast at the Toronto International Film Festival! This one was probably my favourite so far out of all his films, though I really enjoy Summer Wars as well.
He mentioned that between his last film, Wolf Children, and this one, his wife and his wish for a child came true, and that was one of the reasons that The Boy and Beast was made. While Wolf Children concentrated on the bond between mother and children, this one was very much fathers and sons. The film has a lot of heart, heavy in some places, but light throughout.
I also recently went to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, but I didn’t have a lot of time to see the art, as we were there for a wedding. We stopped for foot-long hot dogs and didn’t have enough time to explore the gallery before it closed. XD
A CTRL-A kind of wedding~ The centrepieces and place cards were made by Maplerose.
Monster Hunter Club (モンハン部) creed, as translated by gaijinhunter. Just wanted to make it into a poster.
I went to a “Introduction to User Experience” workshop run by the lead designer at Wattpad(!), and tried out empathy mapping for the first time. He mentioned that designers at Wattpad often have to “wear many hats”…and I felt a bit relieved, hearing that from a more experienced designer.