Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween: Ghost Story

Ghost Story page 1 by arisuvar
Ghost Story page 1, a photo by arisuvar on Flickr.

Check out flickr for the rest of the first 3 pages of my comic "Ghost Story" which actually ended up being more of a vignette of ghost related stories. This was part of my submission for the M.I.C.C competition, the full story is 14 pages, BUT I finished JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN (deadline was the 31st anyways)

also another contribution to Ten Paces for the November Mix-tape to "Sleep on the Dance Floor" by the Postelles:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2011 APA DC Film Festival Poster/Image

Made the image for the 2011 12th Annual D.C APA Film Festival that's starting the beginning of October. Thanks to Minki Kim and Jenny Kim for the opportunity.
It was a fun, open, and flexible project to be a part of. I'm only posting the image, there's text that is going to be added, but I'm not in charge of that.

Speaking of film festivals, there's also a FREE virtual Asian Festival, DigiFest, which is open online until the end of this year. I recommend the documentaries "Macho Like Me" and "Finding Face", which I actually missed in the 2010 APA Film Fest.

Since I haven't been through my blogspot until now ( I know, shame shame shame) I didn't realize how fast all the other artists I've been following have changed and evolved. I had this feeling too after going to this year's SPX. It makes me feel simultaneously inspired and guilty, but that's good because that is what motivates work. At least my work. Creative shame.

I guess I'll end with a link to my 3 panel submission/Mangosteen mini comic.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vend Send Mend and Ten Paces

So far this month we have:
My submission for Vend Send Mend,
"Vend Send Mend is a fundraiser aimed at raising $8,000 for Doctors Without Borders in relief of Japan's March 11th earthquake disaster"
to see other peoples' works check out Vend Send Mend's tumblr.

And last week was another submission to Ten Paces and Draw.
The theme was patterns.
Here is the final I did for Kyle Fewell's delicious corgi cat-dog pattern:

Here's is Kyle's original sketch too:

AND FINALLY, my sketch submission below for Ten Paces. I was thinking of the time i had a GLORIOUS NAP while I was drawing it. The final was done by illustrator Lindsay Nohl, and it can be seen here. I like the added monkey :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Month of May Wrap up

This is a little late, but here is my final of fellow illustrator Rachel Dougherty's sketch for the Food Week on the illustration collaboration blog, Ten Paces and Draw.
Here's her original sketch here.

This is my sketch contribution below and Rachel brought it to final here.

Meanwhile here's a collection of work from my part time job:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kraseu Lake finished drawing

Finished drawing...still not sure about the color...:

Black and white final:

Process drawing & inking:

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Comic for MoCCA: LUM

So I failed at blog posting for February, but I WAS working so here is the comic
I made for the Sundays Anthology: Forever Changes:

(ALSO the anthology will be released at MoCCA Festival this upcoming April 9.
And I will be there with my fellow members of
the Society of the OKAY
, Emma Rochon and Annie Wu):

The theme of the anthology was constant change, cycles, progress, growth/decay...
so I took the opportunity to show some of the process of Thai Dancing.
I used to actually do Thai Dancing from 6th grade - Junior year of high school.
Here. Proof:

I always meant to make this comic, since Thai dancing/Lum pretty made up most of my Sundays when I was young(er) and other than eating Thai food, listening to my parents yelling at me in Thai, and the urge to bling everything in gold,
I pretty much failed at everything else Thai related (speaking/writing, musical instruments, current events, history, etiquette) except this.

I think it turned out alright...I couldn't make it as elaborate as I wanted to and I mismatched the costumes a bit. ALSO this is not really apparent, but the costume is actually for the male role in the comic. Since there were basically only girls learning Thai Dancing at my temple, half of us learned the male style/role of dancing and the other learned female.

So guess which side I was on.
(Male role was more fun anyways, the movements were bolder, and I didn't have to worry about keeping my legs together and I was never very good at acting demure or pretending to run away from the man (common Thai female dance move))

ALSO I'm working on another illustration for fun. Preview (lately I've been really into Krasue ever since I went to the TCDC Ghost Exhibition in Bangkok back in Dec.)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blast from the Past...The Letter Project (freshman year)

When I was a freshman in college, about a couple of years ago,
I did this one project where I found the addresses of people who were also named Ariyana and then I mailed them random drawings....

First Ariyana would get my envelope:

And then once Ariyana opened the envelope, the explanation:

In hindsight it does sound a bit creepy/crazy, but at least one person did not thing so.

That person is one of the Ariyana Randolph (of Ten20 Chicago) who recently found me out and sent an email:

"Hello Ariyana!
Great to finally solve a great mystery in life- long ago (as in 2 years) you sent me an incredible piece of mail that at the time was quite puzzling. Now that I finally have discovered that you are an artist... I am glad our paths cosmically crossed! The world needs for random acts of art! Thanks again."

It was so long ago, that I forgot I even did it, especially since a lot of the letters got returned.
So, rummaged around and found the photo copies of some drawings I did...which were quick 5 minute drawings of moments, scenes of something I was watching, how I was feeling at the time, what I was looking at....

Now that I think about it, I guess I was into inflicting my art on innocent bystanders at the time. I also did another project that year, Books Incognito, where I carved out the inside of books, put some found art sculptures inside and put them in the library. I put an email address in case other people found them, but then I forgot the password and then the email address in the long run I kind of fail at these things....

BUT - I was someone's mystery for a little while! How COOL is that!?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Comic exercise

...actually, these are from a while ago, but I finally got around to inking them...I'm really rusty....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011!!!~~~ Thailand/Korea Sketches

Opening 2011 blog posts with sketches from the tail end of 2010 :P
These sketches are from my trip to Thailand and Korea (when I went to volunteer for SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Conference in Seoul)

details of my favorites can be found on my flickr....which I forgot I had until now.

Oh and the stickers on the cover of my sketchbook were from the iberry in Chiang Mai owned by Thai comedian/artist Note Udom. He was actually there when I went, but I didn't know who he was at the time, but my aunt made me take a picture with him anyway.
He said to me, "You don't know who I am, but one day I'll be famous."

Meanwhile I'm so jealous because HE OWNS an ICE CREAM store with a boutique where he also sells art/design work with his face/disturbing cool stuff...that seems more fun than being famous, especially the ice cream part...

ANYWAY: My resolutions for 2011 are pretty simple:
1.Keep doing what I want to do, but in moderation....STEAK!

3.I'm not sure how my desk and room got trashed before I left the country, but CLEAN IT UP AND GET BACK TO WORK!!!