Winged Lion Papercraft

March 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm | Posted in Coursework, Papercraft | 4 Comments
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Finally!! The Completed (White) Lion with Japanese Golden Eagle Wings. (:   Model courtesy of Yamaha, Links to Models: (Lion) (Eagle).


FFVIII Leviathan Papercraft

March 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Coursework, Papercraft | 1 Comment
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Here it is, the completed Final Fantasy VII Leviathan Papercraft! Hurray! (:

Alright! I admit I used UHU, but it was out of desperation! Ok I promise I’ll *try* not to use it again for my next papercraft… Anyway the model and instructions are available here. The instructions and diagrams were pretty bad, so I had to work this thing out myself. Do forgive me if it doesn’t look exactly like the real thing from Final Fantasy. I haven’t even played that game before. (except Chocobo Tales DS) (:

Leviathan Papercraft -In Progress

March 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm | Posted in Coursework, Papercraft | 1 Comment
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Spent my entire Tuesday making this extremely difficult Leviathan Papercraft from Final Fantasy. Arrgh I realised the instructions were wrong and I had to redo this thing thanks to the lousy guide. After 2 failed attempts, many hours and tons of patience, here’s my current progress so far.

Hello, Mr Gan!! Are you reading this blog?!?

Haha. Now he can’t say I did no nothing this holiday. (:

Rebirth .papercut

February 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Coursework, Papercutting | 3 Comments
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My first attempt at papersculpting/papercraft on A4 paper, inspired by Peter Callesen. It’s supposed to be a pheonix. It isn’t perfect, but I’m happy that it turned out pretty decent for beginner’s luck. (:

Sketchbook: Take.Flight

February 1, 2008 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Coursework, Pen | 3 Comments
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Take.Flight was meant to be a major papercut, but I realised that the design was not suitable due to its negative/positive spaces. (Designs within the pheonix could not be seen) So here it is, the inked version of Take.Flight. Enjoy! (:

Sketchbook: Griffin

January 19, 2008 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Colour Pencil, Coursework | 1 Comment
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A colour pencil drawing of a Griffin from Greek Mythology. It has the head, front limbs and wings of an eagle but the body and tail of a lion. (Plus large mammalian ears)

I had to take this using a camera because my scanner gave way. It also looks extra grainy because I did it on watercolour paper and now I’m regretting I did that. ):

Moonlit Night.

January 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Digital Graphics | 6 Comments
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I played around with Photoshop again, focusing on Fantasy. (my theme according to Artist Statement) I tried a more semi-realistic approach with digital painting as opposed to last post’s cell-shading style. I’m quite proud of the dead tree which I made a custom brush from a photo reference! I hope to create an even more realistic look in my next digital painting.


Here is a slideshow of the art process! (:

Pheonix Cell Shading

January 12, 2008 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Designs, Digital Graphics | 1 Comment
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I was playing around with Illustrator, and drew a lineart of a Pheonix. I cell-shaded it in Photoshop and here it is! I’m not very good at digital art, but I enjoy using this medium as there are endless possibilities.

Artist’s Statement.Dragon’s Head

January 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Colour Pencil, Coursework, Writings | 10 Comments
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From my Sketchbook:

Dragon's Head“I am deeply fascinated by the human creativity in creating fiction and fantasy. Mythology and Legends are exemplary examples of the human creativity that had outlasted the erosion of time. However, these fantastic creatures and tales are gravely endangered by rapid modernisation and scientific eradication. Humans lose their gift of imagination slowly to maturity as they age, although somehow we are still fascinated by stories of mythical creatures and mysterious beings. There is an undeniable attraction within this conceived world that inspires us and allows us to detach ourselves from reality. I wish to encompass this magic into my artwork . I aim to create this fantasy through visual art, and spark the imaginative child in others.”

-Xin Yan

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