Spoonful

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Spoonful was a final project I did when I took a part-time class in HKUSpace. We needed to create different types of logos for a hypothetical business in Hong Kong, and create mockups of what our logos would look like on letterheads, business cards, etc.

 

I chose to create them around a new hip, trendy and family-friendly cereal cafe, because of my past obsession with sugary cereal. I even used my knowledge and strength in character design to make a mascot.

 

(From top to bottom, I provided the logos, initial concept sheets and mockups.)

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"How Does It Feel?" (2020)

This was an animated short film I made, and released on my 20th birthday. Besides one additional voice actor, I completed the project single-handedly, in under a week.

At the time, I wanted to encapsulate my persistent feelings of existential dread and staleness. That with each year that passes, I get less and less excited about my birthday, since it's a tallying up my years until I die.

Although I used Procreate, a non-animation program, I used the principles of animation to create this short. I even used my experience with video creation to set the dire tone and mood of the short.

(Below is a step-by-step process of the beginning shot.)

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CYBORG Magazine

Around mid 2020, I thought of a unique way for me to combine my love for streetwear and character design- which is how the CYBORG Magazine series came to be. It was a way for me to have fun and experiment with colors, posing and layout, with each era having a different theme and means of presentation.

Era 1 (2020)

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Era 1 was the most free flowing, as I simply went along with what I thought worked, and what didn't. What was consistent were the bright colors, and fun expressions of the characters I loved form various series.

I heavily referenced modern fashion magazines, and how most of them tend to over flood the cover with texts and headlines for articles in the magazines.

The outfits could range from smart casual to 'athleisure', whatever I thought was trending at the moment, I integrated it, in an attempt to try and differentiate each outfit.

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Era 2 (2020)

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Era 2 took an extreme turn, in favor of a sleeker underground fashion magazine, with no text on the front besides the CYBORG Magazine title.

Going into era 2, I had a goal in mind, which was to practice drawing full body poses in dynamic movement. I made sure to heavily reference when making these covers- a practice that has drastically increased my artistic capabilities.

I wanted the poses to be immediately eye-catching, which is why most of the poses are either jumping or have the subjects be airborne.

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