Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ImagineFX #27 + Portfolio

This past month has been a very busy and eventful one for me! For one, some of my digital artworks and a short interview with me is featured in the digital art magazine ImagineFX issue #27! This issue has a feature on manga art, so I am happy my artwork is able to be shown in this particular issue. One of my enjoyed art styles to create works in is of a manga/anime influence.

This issue has already been released in the UK (United Kingdom) for a month so far but should be out here in stores in Canada and USA now. So do check it out in your local Chapters or bookstore!

In other good news, I have been busy creating new artworks and designs specially for my portfolio. You may visit my online portfolio and view my demo reel here at this link:

http://animation.sheridanc.on.ca/portfolio/Internship/liangj/

For us 3rd years, we are currently applying for internships for this summer, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to create new artworks and push my design and colour work further in my portfolio.

For this portfolio, since it is very self-directed, I wanted to create works that reflect subjects I am interested in as well as show my technical skill. And of course, create artworks I would have fun making.

Fashion piques my interest. I had an enjoyable time designing and illustrating each girl in this set of 6.

Mermaids have always been a favourite pastime for me to draw. i love how gesture, elegance, and flow can be expressed in the figure of a mermaid design. Hence the creation of this set. I enjoyed working with colours in this one.

Here are some girl concept designs for my 4th year film pre-production in progress. I wanted to play with different shapes and types of personalities conveyed.

I have always been interested and drawn to the hanbok, a Korean traditional dress. I love the colours and look of it, so I took this opportunity to be able to draw it here.

And something much more different. Still working with shapes in the design, but also trying to incorporate some graphic elements in the background to compliment the character. I am inspired by artists that do this really well and are able to add more information to their character with this approach.

Creating this portfolio has been a great experience for me. From planning, researching, executing, and putting it altogether to the final pieces in the portfolio and demo reel.

55 comments:

jurffy said...

WOOT ! GO JINNY!!! YEAAAAAAAA!!

Cooked Art said...

Nice stuff and congrats!

Yuta said...

nice stuff!! and congrats on the magazine interview!!

Jonathan Tiong said...

I found your blog by listing Tekkon Kinkreet in my faveroite movies.

You're work is beautiful, looks like Sheridan is working out for ya!

robi pena said...

Hi Jinny!! Uuuuuauuu awesome works!!! I like it very much!! I like your personages, very lovely!!!

ErikaD said...

congrats jinny!! great stuff! i always love talking about illustration/art stuff with you. it's so inspiring and motivating :)

Ken said...

wow Jinny, what a post!

First off, congrats again on Imagine FX - I got a surprise when I opened up the mag and saw stuff you had posted on your blog! looks great!

Second - I love your characters! Esp all those girls and their fashion styles. Nicely rendered and I like the illustrative style.

Best of luck with the internship etc. Your portfolio is lookin sweeeet.

Jinny Liang said...

Thanks Jeff, Alan, Yuta and Jonathan!!

Thank you Robi! Your comments mean alot to me ^^

Thank you Erika! I have an awesome time talking art/illustration with you. We are like illustrators in animation land!

Thank you Ken! I was aiming for something a bit more illustrative/designy this time with my artwork. It is rare I get time to create works like this while studying animation at school. So I like this opportunity to immerse myself more in illustrative drawing while customizing my portfolio towards places I want to apply to for internships =)

Lettie said...

wooo hoo go jinny!
lovely stuffs ; )

zamzami said...

Nice works...i've already add ur link in my blog...

Visit me here...

http://zackollections.blogspot.com

Jack Yu said...

great job jinny!

Dboy said...

ooo jinny this is great to hear! congrats and i love your girls!!

bog_art said...

You have a wonderful blog here!!.. I really like your female characters.. :)

Kei Acedera said...

Awesome work Jinny! and congrats on the Imagine FX feature!! Your portfolio is really really good, I hope you know that. See ya round!!

Tapan Gandhi said...

JINNY! u never told me about this! congratulations!!! u deserve it, you work so hard and it really shows in your art

beautiful portfolio, ur stuff is always inspiring

and i know i told you this before, but i can't get enuff of ur mermaids!! SOO GOOD!!

DrawDoll said...

Your stuff is really cool! Very nice painting style.

Frank Macchia said...

thanks for the comment Jinny
First time i've taken a look at your blog...as usual, beautiful work
and congrats on the article, thats so cool

Jinny Liang said...

Thank you Lettie, zamzami, Jack, debbie, bog_art!

Thank you Kei~ Really appreciate your comments! <3 I'll see u next week~

Thanks Tapan!! Aw, your comments always make me blush!! ^^

Thanks Andrea and Frank! :)

GHGraphics said...

Hey congrats on getting into Imagine FX Jinny! And it's awesome you've been drawing and painting so much. I like your mermaid designs the most I think!

Christina Dee said...

Oooooh congradulations Jinny! I cant wait to read it!!
Your portfolio pieces rock, they're so appealing to look at, I love your fashion designs and the mermaids are so pretty..cant wait to see more :DD

Lainey said...

jinny those are GOOORGEOUS!!

i can't access your portfolio site..the quicktime thing killed my browser lol

trevor dalmer said...

amazing jinny. (this post deserves ur real name) congratulations !

Peter Chan said...

Hey Jinny! congrats on the feature in Imagine FX!! you rock!! i can't wait to see the issue in the newstands, i will definitely look for it.

And as i told you already, your portfolio is very strong and keep it going!!

Jinny Liang said...

Thanks Garrett!! I love how you're drawing and painting so much too. It's so inspiring!

Thanks Christina <3

Thanks Lainey! aw, I've been hearing some complaints about the quicktime crashing peoples browsers too. I don't know why it's happening ><

Thanks Trevor and Peter! =)

yanimator said...

Congrats on your IFX feature :) And beautiful drawings as always. Can't believe I forgot to comment on this post.. and looks like everyone else got to it before I did.

I'm still trying to find this at the local Chapters/Indigo and it is STILL not out last I checked. maybe we should go have a look this weekend.

Maybe I'll need you to sign my copy ;)

RoB said...

Wonderful Blog and Awesome Art!~

~!WoOtWoOt!~

irene x said...

wow i love all the pieces that you've done for your portfolio! keep up the good work! everytime i see your art it seems to get better and better :D

Ken said...

thanks for all the kind words on my blog Jinny! Much appreciated :D

How is the internship hunting going?

Jinny Liang said...

Thanks Kevin! We still have to go pick it up this week once you're done your work!! <3

Thank you Rob and Irene!!

Thanks Ken! The internship hunt is coming along. I have an interview next week! I'm so excited =)!!

Daniel Chou said...

love the colours! There is a common error with the portfolio site that if u have a demo reel up it crashes internet explorer/ mozilla firefox. It could just be me but me and debbie are facing the same problems with other people's portfolio site too. I think we gotta mention this to Mario.

carlos preto said...

congrads jinny! how come im always the last person to find things out haha. amazing portfolio ,you deserve it! :)

Kyri Kyprianou said...

I love your use of colour, and the way you draw clothing is very impressive!

loliholic said...

Hi, found your blog through your Poupee Girl. Just wanted to say that your art is AMAZING! I really love your style, and congratulations on the magazine feature. :)

Ken said...

best of luck with the interview!!! fingers crossed here

.:CHAOSBOY:. said...

Really really cool style, I like your characters!

Kyri Kyprianou said...

p.s. Thanks for passing by my blog, and congrats on the magazine work..i'll look out for that!

best,

kyri

Alexei Martins said...

WOW!!!That's really AMAZING!!!!!!!!Beautiful works!!!
Congratulations!!!

Cheers! XD

Elise Trinh said...

wow jinny that's awesome! I think i told you before but i really love the drawings you did for your coop search. they are awesome!!!

robi pena said...

Hello Jinny!! Thank you for your beautiful words!! I apreciate it very much :-)!!!

Jinny Liang said...

Thanks Dan!! Ya, I will go see Mario about the quicktime browser crashing problem. More people than I thought have the same problem too!

Thanks so much Carlos, Kyri , loliholic, alexei!

Thanks Elise! And thank you so much for your encouragements and advice!

Your welcome Robi! Your work is always so inspiring to look at! :)

Dustin A. Foust said...

Congrats on making it in ImagineFX! You have great stuff. I really like your colors.

Mirella said...

Wow!!! I love your draws!!! Kyaaaa, beautifulllll!!! Hi^^

GEG said...

WOW!!!Very beautifull your draws!!!

Evertsen said...

whow 43 posts, ok 44, and all nice words. Let's wreck the party here: I don't like it. OK just kidding. I think it's great, except maybe for the girls in jeans, I think that's typical for north-america, small head, long limps. I'm more the big head, short limps type.

anime2000 said...

Wow!!! your such a awesome artist. I love your coloring and I look forward to seeing more art soon. So keep up the good work.

Jinny Liang said...

Thank you dustin, mirella, geg, evertsen and anime2000 for the compliments. I really appreciate it!

Tiger Lily said...

Jinny-

I have been watching your blog for some time now and I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your work. You put so much life and spirit into all that you do and I truly admire that. Here's to you and the incredibly bright future ahead of you!!

-Tiger Lily

robi pena said...

Thank you Jinny, now I begin to work :-) this week, my hollidays are ended. I hope you understnad my bad english :-)!

Jinny Liang said...

Thank you so much Tiger Lily. Your comment brought a smile to my face. I really appreciate your support!

Welcome back Robi!! ^^

Mitch K said...

Way to go Jinny!!!!!! That's great stuff!!

I love those fashion girls too -- very neat!

Good luck, my friend!

Bobby Chiu said...

Hi Jinny,
Thanks so much for all the hard effort put into life drawing this year!

LeMark said...

wow jinny congrats!! it has been a while that i have last blog surfed, and i just fund out by viewing ur blog for ur interview on the magazine!!!! great work, i love ur mermaids and those fashion girls!!! its looking really professional and i ll have to grab that issue so that u sign it for me!! bravo!!

Yuriy Sivers said...

Wow Jinny Awesome!

Eli said...

Great drawings, really nice lines and expressive poses!

Rick-Garcia said...

I am fascinated for your drawings, the design and the color are outstanding!
SeeU!