I am very happy and honored to create a cover illustration for my friend Ian. his new sci-fi book just released at amazon. haven't read the story yet, but the book got a lot of positive comments at amazon. if you are interested in purchase one , here is the online link for it.
I made two versions: warm tone and cold tone. and the book ended up with the cold one. really excited to get the physical paper book!!
here is a short interview posted on Ballpitmag. you can click here for the original post
thanks for Tekuma team share my work on their website
you will be able to see the original post here
last week, I spent a 5 days in Annecy, met a lot of film makers and animators from all over the world, it was definitely a fantastic experience.
there were so many things to see . master class, short film , feature film and also the section I was participated, Annecy Mifa market. mostly focus on working progress animation. they also has a special place for variety of organization , schools , company to put up a stand and introducing most recent animation resources
the screening has very special tradition, before the start of film , audience will make paper plane
I was pitching ISLAND
and of course , the best part is to make some new friends from all over the world, Hope I will be able to come back to Annecy in the future
hello , everyone, " Island " is finally up to Annecy festival's official website, here is the link. if you are around the France in June, come and check out my pitch.
hello, everyone : I want to share with you my recent art work, I had a tons of fun with those cute stickers . Just subscribe to my email and you will get a printable high resolution art. Here is several recourses help you print out your own stickers, and had fun in your own sketchbook
You can purchase a sticky label sheets from Paper and source
I am so happy to share this news that : "Island" has been selected as only film represented China to participate MIFA Annecy animation festival.
"MIFA animation du monde" is a new program in Annecy. Each year, Annecy will select several project which still in the early concept or pre-production stage to be pitched in front of producers and distributors all around world in MIFA session. And through the pitching, to gain attention for world's animation market buyers... For animation in less developed countries, Annecy have one special spot reserved for each country . This year China has been added to the list of MIFA animation du monde. Ten projects has been selected by Chinese animation committee ,but only one will be attending the MIFA in France. Island as one of the ten finalist , last week, I flew back to China to participate a 3 day workshop hosted by France and China animation forum in Shanghai. The workshop has invited guests from Goblens animation school, Folimage animation studio and Head of MIFA program in Annecy animation festival . The guests from workshop are also the final judges .It is a really good opportunity and platform to communicate and to learn.
I think I not only learn from three French guests , but also learn a lot from my peers about the current animation industry in China . There are exhibition of concept art and character design from Folimage studio and Goblins students. And also all the winning short animation from previous Annecy festival. The lady from Folimage also show us a lot of fantastic trailers produced in Folimage, and the pitching pdf for most recent animation project selected in their residency program.
I feel very lucky to be selected, it is a fruitful journey . Can't wait to start my trip to Annecy this coming June ! All my peer competitor's project are great. Because of so many great animations , they actually adding one spot to come to Annecy with free five days pass and accommodation. I really enjoyed seeing others film and also so proud that Chinese animation is getting better and better , drawing world's attention .
thanks for NEOCHA sharing my works on their website. NEOCHA is a trendy creative agent featuring Asian artist , company located in Shanghai
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I was always behind updating news until something already pass for few month. anyway, earlier this year I participated an exhibition held by Light grey art Lab gallery, It is a very nice little gallery just few steps away from MCAD. the theme of the show is BOWER BIRD. Artist will be drawing their favorite collection.and it is during the Christmas and new year season, so as bonus, every participated artist will receive a package of 90 postcards of other artist's work. during that time, I was back home in China, So I got a chance to sorted out all kinds of strange collections from my childhood . I found a big box of candy wrappers that include some of candy that you can no longer purchase at the market now.
and I use those beautiful candy wrappers make a collage art work
and here is some photo for the beautiful gallery space
you will be able to view the whole postcard here at LIGHT GREY ART LAB online gallery page
there are still many postcards in stock, if anyone has interest to purchase, please leave me a message
I am so happy to announce that I am the recipient of 2016 MN Film and Video and digital production grant program. Thank so much for Jerome, I thought I will never be able to produce my next independent animation ever after I graduate. However, Jerome foundation give me this opportunity to be indie and get paid by my time and work. I will be able to focus on personal stuff without worrying about money issue. Already start my production for my next film The island .here are some photo to share, hopefully I will finish and put trailer up to this site by the end of summer.