Sunday, December 23, 2012

Evil cockroaches and tooth fairies!

I saw two Guillermo del Toro films today. The first was Mimic(1997), directed by del Toro and it was my first time seeing it. The other one was Don't be Afraid of the Dark(2011) which was co-written and produced by him. I liked both movies but I prefer the cinematography from the latter one; del Toro's obsession toward evil and hideous tooth fairies really shines in this one and it was such a fun movie to watch! I did some camera studies while watching them and it was so much fun. Here are some studies I did on my sketchbook. They're done with black pentel stylo and china markers and then edited in Photoshop.



                                                             Don't be Afraid of the Dark

I'm gonna try to make this a consistent habit. I really do feel that I learn a lot sketching from movies; adding this to my New Year's Resolution!!


Santa Monica sketch outing!

I went to Santa Monica today with my friend Thomas for a sketch outing. We both rented a bike and cycled from Santa Monica pier to Venice beach and then all the way to Pacific Palisades before returning to Santa Monica. We made stops in-between to sketch people and here are some sketches from today that I like!

I'll be going off to New York in two days for about a week and a half for Christmas and New Years; I'm hoping to come back with some amazing sketches! I CAN'T WAITTTT!!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An Aye for an Eye! (48 hour film)

I participated in my second CalArts 48 hour film a week ago. This year's theme was 'Eye' so I made a film about pirates! Check it out :)

An Aye for an Eye from Yon Hui on Vimeo.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More Life Drawings!

Here's a drawing of a 3 minute pose that I like. The background is added in photoshop. Sometimes you do a hundred drawings but only one turn out looking good.

Some 30 sec poses.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Story Sketches!

Some story sketches from my gesture class tonight!

Some shorter poses!


Monday, November 12, 2012


My second year film concept I did as an assignment for my Layout class by Dan Hansen. 
I can't even explain in words how much I love Dan's class. Every single layout class I learn to look at films in a whole new different perspective and I get to put them into practice in my own artwork. I'm growing to love filmmaking more and more each day. It's just so easy to be in love with it.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gesture drawings and more!

Some gesture drawings I did in class today. All done with china markers and some are painted over in photoshop!

One minute poses.

 These are 2 minute poses. 

Trying out some new stuff on Photoshop.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Putting some practice into quick sketching on computer. Needa get faster! More random posts to come!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Life Drawing.

A drawing I did from Stuart Livingston's life drawing class tonight. 
Done with black china marker and colored in photoshop.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Homely workspace

A drawing I did for my layout class. We were told to come up with a design of a place/room that reflects who we are. I guess this is kinda how I would want my workspace to look like in the future.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

More Life Drawings.

Some drawings I did from Stuart Livingston's life drawing class a couple of days ago. Brush pen and China Markers on A3 papers.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Story Behind the Pose.

Often times I find it challenging to draw a nude model without a story behind the pose. That was what happened in my life drawing class tonight. I practically hit the brick wall and did not like any of my drawings until Stuart who is my life drawing instructor approached and told me to think of a story behind the pose and put them in a situation. Once I did that, everything was so much more easier and fun to draw! I was more relaxed and focused and ideas kept pouring in! I remember reading about the importance of the story behind the pose from Walt Stanchfield's "Drawn To Life" but I guess I was blinded by the importance of the gesture itself and forgot that there's always a story that support the pose.

Anyway, here are some of my favorites from tonight's class! 
(3-5 minute poses) done with Sharpie on newsprints.


Monday, September 24, 2012


I used my upcoming film idea for last week's layout assignment. I'll be posting up more concept art and possibly some storyboards too.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Rabbit Hallway

Made a drawing that I really like in my life drawing class today. We had to come up with a cinematic composition and Alice was the theme of the day. The model posed for us and a image of a bunny was projected onto the screen. I wanted the bunny to play a bigger role in my version of Alice, so here it is! Alice walking through the Rabbit Hallway.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Second Year!

So school's back and I'm now officially a second year at CalArts! I signed up for Stuart Livingston's life drawing class at the very last minute today and I ENJOYED it! Here are some of my favorite drawings from the class!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

El Capitan's Rob Richards.

So for the first time I finally visited the El Capitan theater in Hollywood today to catch a Cinderella screening with my friends. My favorite part of the show was the organ performance by Rob Richards who's the theater's house organist. He played many of the classic Disney songs on the organ before the screening and it was so nostalgic watching him play.

Here's a picture I drew of him and his organ on an A4 paper with a sharpie before he ended his performance.

I'll definitely make another visit again just to hear and watch him play.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Here's another squiggle my friend Sam Vest started off with!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My first Cup O' Doodle!

So I finally joined Cup O' Doodle today and here's my first post!! This was so much fun to do!! I wouldn't have come up with anything like this if I had to crank this out off the top of my head without the squiggle!