In this project, I am using Find Frank as a vehicle to think through my cultural identity. Inspired by Where’s Waldo, I am using this format of a playful and dense setting to showcase the diversity of Asian representation through the use of Chinese characters and motifs in a non-stereotypical fashion. This project includes a series of three illustrations done in ink and photoshop. Each illustration is placed in a different setting (a night market, a museum, and in space) and uses isometric projection to create an immersive and compact environment. Along with the objective of finding Frank, my goal is to allow the viewers to scan the image and allow themselves to be engulfed by the elements that influence my life as a Chinese person in Canada.
In a fictional world these creatures are designed to soak up fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. They vary in sizes and in shape. Depending on their size, they move at different speeds and occupy different levels of the atmosphere. The close the creatures are to the earth, the slower and heavier they are. Their only byproduct is water vapour, which is released through their porous skin. Aspects of the creature’s design was inspired by oyster mushrooms, fish locomotion and dinosaurs. I imagine that these creatures would be cross-bred some time int he near future in a fictional universe, in hopes of counteracting the effects of climate change.
Avatar: the Last Airbender Character Design
These characters are possible designs for a hypothetical reboot of the Avatar: the Last Airbender reboot. The first character is what the new Avatar would look like and the second is her non-bending brother.
This piece is inspired by the group of forgotten Chinese Canadian men who were enlisted in WWII. It is meant to shed light on the erasure of the enormous sacrifices that these men have made in Canadian history. Ink and Digital. 2018.
This piece is an exploration on matte paintings in film and TV shows. Ink and Digital. 2018.
This piece is a tryptic made of three 18x24 inch pieces of paper with ink. 2017.
The Series of Unfortunate Events
This series of illustrations is a reimagination of the covers for the first three installations of The Series of Unfortunate Events. Ink and Digital. 2018.
Figure In Motion
This series of illustrations is part of an exploration of the figure as it moves through space. It uses colour, fragmentation, and transformation to challenge the limits of representing the figure in motion. Gouache. 2018.
This series of illustrations is a psychedelic reimagining of the children’s poem Falling Up by Shel Silverstein. Ink and Digital. 2018.
This series of illustrations is an attempt to demonstrate a perspective on what the physical manifestation of time would look like. Ink and Digital. 2018.
Illustration Department Show 2018
This piece was the illustration that was showcased in Emily Carr’s Illustration Department Show 2018. Ink. 2018
This illustration was created for Raincity’s Strange Creatures Exhibition 2018. The theme for the exhibit was to showcase magic and mythical creatures through diverse and intersectional representation. This piece attempts to demonstrate strength through numerous diverse beings that come together to defeat an evil force. Ink and Digital. 2018