Sunday, October 24, 2010

Visit to Montreal

I just visited the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and saw some incredibly amazing art work including the Otto Dix exhibition that was up on display.
I took a few pictures that were allowed in some sections of the musuem. A sample is this piece from the Graphic Arts Gallery. Read more...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yien's swag bag - Canzine

Hey there! Just like to share some of the cool things I'll be selling at this upcoming Canzine - Sunday, October 24, 2010
1pm - 7pm
The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West

Handmade and hand screen coin purses
Scott Pilgrim
Mario Mushrooms
Hand silk screened scarves
Scott Pilgrim
Mario Mushroom
Hand screened Scott Pilgrim postcards

Come on out for a little bit of shopping!

Many hand sewn and silked screened coin purses

Scott Pilgrim coin purses detailed
Scott Pilgrim coin purses Front

Scott Pilgrim coin purses back

Hand silk screened Scarves
Scott Pilgrim

Mario Mushroom hand sewn and silk screened coin purses
Mario Mushroom coin purses front

Mario Mushroom coin purses detail

Mario Mushroom coin purses back

Hand silk screened Scarf Mario MushroomHand silk screened Scarf Mario Mushroom - detail

Hand silk screened Scarf Street Fighter
Chun Li

Tetris Scarf

Tetris Scarf - detail

Hand silk screened Scarf Mario Mushroom

Hand silk screened Scarf Mario Mushroom - detail


It is time for Canzine 2010! Please join my friends, Karen, Kim, Craig, Rose etc for some indie zines, a lot of amazing art work and mingling. I unfortunately won't be able to make it myself, but my lovely friend Karen is helping to sell my stock! Read more...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

a little Ryu on the side

And for other days, Ryu is my favorite pick! Here is a little screen print of him! Read more...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

some free thinking...

I've been mulling over a few new ideas and found an old rough of a spring scene with a few friends eating. I haven't decided whether I want to do the final as a watercolour, digital painting or even finish it, but at least I have the main idea bouncing around - eating sushi and sake with friends.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A little Chun-Li

When life gives you lemons, make a chibi Chun-Li screen print to brighten your day :P

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fan Expo Update & Canzine update

Just practicing my screen printing skills for the Canzine Festival on October 24th. I'm a huge fan of the Scott Pilgrim series from Bryan Lee O'Malley and just finished the last book. For both Fan Expo and Canzine I've designed and screen printed some of my favourite characters, Scott, Ramona, Kim, Stacey, Young Neil, Knives, Stephen, Wallace, Envy, Gideon and Julie. Read more...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Art is fun and BIG!

With long weekend coming around I'd like to reflect a bit on the past year. Since this reflecting business is going to take awhile I'd rather show the work that my good friend Gab did for the Claireview Subway station back in Edmonton. He and the Edmonton Art Gallery have been working awhile on this huge metal piece and it just looks awesome. Detail of the piece is under the the photo! Oh yes and he loves animals!

Now back to reflecting...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

old artwork turned new!

I just found a watercolour piece I was working on during the summer that I submitted for the Hong Kong Comic Convention (whether it made it there or not, I'm still not too sure).
It's still incomplete but I haven't found the time to add the final touches yet. It's been a while since I've done both some watercolouring and digital colouring together so I hope to pick it up again soon.

The setting is reminiscent of a group of friends/characters I've created, hanging out in a nice place at night while soaking in the ambiance of the outside night life. It's a lot like my place, except with room, furniture, money and not the view of a concrete wall. Read more...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Social Network and Spill!

I just finished watching both the Social Network Movie - and the animated review on
Both takes are extremely enjoyable and I really recommend the movie for its great script and acting and the spill review for it awesome humour!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Tooth..... so cute!

OMG this is one of my most favourite blogs -
Artist Inhae Renee Lee tells the cutest stories about two little teeth that she takes care of - Ickle and Lardee. With the use some stellar photography and adorable dialogue she gives us a glimpse of the tiny but unique look of the cute duo.