Friday, December 25, 2009

Emulsion with white cement

White cement is an inexpensive material to stack up height. The feel of the mixture is not much different from emulsion , except that is is quick drying which means I need to work fast.

After drying the surface looks fine , except it is brittle and breaks like classroom chalk when bend.

Sculpture Class

Sculpture class at Egg Story Production.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Emulsion with Extra Heavy Gel

The result is expected.

Emulsion Paint with Acrylic Thickener

The texture becomes suprising rough and clay-like.

Jing4 ( Dancing Stillness )

I like this one because there is much movement of the ink for a word that means stillness.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ren3 ( Endure )

The word Ren3 ( Endure ) , consist of the Dao1 ( knife ) on top and Xing1 ( heart ) at the bottom. Endure the knife in the heart. This word is normally written in calligraphy boldly or strongly to reflect its meaning. However for this one , I have soften or weaken the knife because if a person who practiced endurance his heart eventually become stronger than the knife.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Light Modeling Paste : Dog

Referance : Chinese painting animals book.

Painting Process : Two part painting : (1) Texture with light modeling paste and knifes (2) Rub acrylic colors with hand.

Result : Light modeling paste is ideal for texturing animal subject. Coloring method needs to be explored further.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Emulsion with Corn Starch

Heat corn starch and water on a stove until a gel-like mass is formed.
Use a knife to mix 50% emulsion with the 50% corn starch. I sure like the texture and feeling of the mixture with the knife.

It is more lumpy if the corn starch is mixed when it is cooled.

cracks appear the next day. The surface feel soft and rubbery.

More cracks appear after a week of drying. The surface feels very hard.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Light Modeling Paste : Pufferfish

light modeling paste with blue acrylic wash.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tian2 Ping3 ( Dessert )

This is a random word from the chinese newspaper.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Softening Acrylic Sprays

Rule : Two part painting process : (1) Texture by emulsion paint then (2) spray acrylic paint to color or highlight the texture without changing it.

Problem : The color from the spray can have a "hard" feel.

Solution : The method employed must soften the paint and not compromise the rule.

Method of painting : Spray acrylic color on the wet emulsion base then mix the paint on canvas , then respray and remix , again and again until the color is soften and balanced throughout the canvas.

Method Result : The painting process is still a two-part process (1)spraying of color then (2) mixing which change both texture and color. However step(2) has broken the Rule. Let it be a new exception rule for color sofening.

Product Result : Color softening is achieved , however the emulsion-acrylic mix surface is powdery.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

pages from the Black Book : Micro Story #05

pages from the Black Book : Opinion #03

pages from the Black Book : Micro Story #04

pages from the Black Book : Micro Story #03

pages from the Black Book : Opinion #02

pages from the Black Book : Micro Story #02

pages from the Black Book : Micro Story #01

Pages from the Black Book : Opinion #01

Pages from the Black Book : Dream #01

A4 size 4-page comic