photography

A collage of top 9 posts from Instagram.

satay smoothie and other strange recipes

The year wouldn’t be over until I posted my lettering summary post. I still hate using walled garden-type social media like Instagram; I realized recently that it blocks you from looking at older work when you are not logged in. I find this painfully annoying/anti-web. I did buy a domain for more official work posting…this blog is fast approaching a decade old and I still don’t have a stand-alone portfolio. Procrastination at its finest.

I do development work for long hours at my job, but I really don’t want to maintain a complicated project in my free time. Maybe I’ll use a site-builder? I don’t want to roll my own ecommerce. I’ve avoided doing making an online store because it eats into my limited free time, even though I want to share my work with more people. I sometimes wonder if I’m much too old to get started with this artist alley stuff (as a fun side-project only). It would be cool to do a something like LetterShoppe.

Anyways, need a real portfolio site so I can aggregate all my work.

A summary of a year's worth of posts on Instagram related to illustration and lettering.

lucky charm// cataclysm’s friend

I haven’t been cross-posting my lettering work to this blog this year, and I feel a bit of regret about that, since I need to go back and figure it out which ones are missing. Until then, here’s my summary for the year.

I didn’t really have any particular reason for starting the Instagram, I originally was thinking about it when I started sketching lettering things I wanted to exist as merchandise or logo designs, but so far it has been fun.

“Best 9” for the year 2017, apparently.

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Yuri Katsuki nendoroid posing next to it.

walk on by// entropy

I wrote a Chrome extension that replaces images on web pages with images of Rillakuma, using Daniel Shiffman’s Coding Train video tutorials.
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Screenshot of all the images in Google search showing Rillakuma.
Screenshot of the bear Chrome extension I wrote in the browser.

Pretty happy with the way these photos came out. I don’t actually own Yuri’s pair skate outfit, he is wearing Victor’s outfit, and I combined two different photos to have the appearance of them appearing in the same photo. See more of my lettering on my Instagram.

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Yuri Katsuki nendoroid posing above it.

 

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Yuri Katsuki nendoroid posing next to it with Makkachin,

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Victor Nikiforov nendoroid posing next to it.

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Victor Nikiforov nendoroid posing next to it.

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Katsuki nendoroid posing next to it.

Lettering of "Stammi vicino, non te ne andare" in a heart, with the Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Katsuki nendoroid posing next to it.

 

cosmic kingdoms// roll on, lonely star

Local weather app: Github / Demo *Note: Might not work in Chrome if you have geolocation disabled.

Looking through the typefaces on Google Fonts.
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I completed the Learn It, Girl mentorship program a few weeks ago, and currently waiting to hear back with the evaluation. Until then, you can check out the project on Github, and try out the demo.
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Process gif.
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Trying out something in ThreeJS, but it didn’t make it into the final project.
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I have been spending a little time here and there on volunteering. To clarify, the session I mentored for was design-related, rather than development.
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Meow~ (w.i.p.)
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I suspect this sign was placed here because of our group…
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Ace assist!
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Really need to get back into drawing a bit more. I’ve been neglecting a lot of ideas that have been scribbled into notebooks, but no action has been taken yet.
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the midnight whale// soul’s blade

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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.

Some rather blurry photos of the director during the Q&A after the film. He answered some questions about his inspirations for the film.
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Other photos of the area around the theatre.
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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
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A CTRL-A kind of wedding~ The centrepieces and place cards were made by Maplerose.
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Monster Hunter Club (モンハン部) creed, as translated by gaijinhunter. Just wanted to make it into a poster.
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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.
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Scribbling.
Most of the time, it’s memories of job interviews.