R.I.P to my dear grandpa =(

January 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Thank you for all the great things you’ve done for me and raising me to become the person I am today.

One of the most loving, caring and closest family member has left my world today.

You will always be remembered.

New Artwork – Ex-S Gundam space version

August 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I decided to do 1 last Ex-S artwork before I move on. This time, I tried to make it as complete as possible by adding some meaning and to put it into context. So therefore I went for an anime style look with a full background painting! I had set the gundam up with a dynamic attacking pose as it is soaring through space preparing for battle. What would make this artwork even better is if there was a full battle going on in the background, but unfortunately I don’t have the resources (yet) to get to such level of detail!

I used a new rendering technique called Toon Render this time and was quite happy with the results. It means I won’t have to do everything by hand like I had done in the past! However there is still room for improvement and I kinda fudged my way through.

This will perhaps be my last Ex-S artwork and I will surely miss working on it. So I hope to make this one my best piece to date and I think I am satisfied =). However, I have many more gundams lined up and will be looking forward to creating new and higher quality ones.

Ex-S gundam space version 3D illustration

New artwork – Deep Striker vector lineart

August 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I’ve been away from the gundam scene for far too long, mainly because I had to apply for a new job which is all sorted now. I also got a promotion which I’m really happy about =). My Weibritter project has been put on hold for over half a year even though it’s already 80% complete. But getting back into a big project is hard so I decided to ease my way back in by doing a simple line drawing. Only that it didn’t turn out to be as simple as I hoped!

I decided to do a lineart of my Deep Striker figure. It’s insanely detailed and I never get sick of looking at it, never. What first seemed like an easy job ended being one of the most daunting works I’ve had to grind through. It’s the sheer amount of detail. This made me appreciate the works of mecha designers even more because they’re just at such an incredible level, being able to sketch the 3D geometries and detail all from the head, really is something amazing.

Here is my Deep Striker lineart, completed in Illustrator and took exactly 13hrs to do. Hope you like it.

For more gundam artworks,

Deep Striker lineart wallpaper

Deep Striker lineart (click to enlarge)

Vivid lights photography

June 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

This post is a little late but it’s better late than never. Vivid was a great opportunity for some good night time photography practice…well that’s what I thought at first anyway. This year chibi and I went to check out both Darling Harbour and Circular Quay locations after work and boy were we tired afterwards! Vivid was at least twice as popular as last years. You couldn’t even walk in a straight line. It was quite a task to find the perfect spot and wait for the perfect moment to take a snap as there were constantly a steady stream of people walking past.

Anyway, I can’t say I’m happy with the shots but I think compared to last year’s taken with my Nikon P7100, it was a big improvement =). Here’s a pic from last year.

Vivid light 2012

This year we saw the introduction of some pretty spectacular water displays at Darling Harbour. Too bad we arrived a little late and I wasn’t able to grab a good spot. Here’re the pics anyway.

Vivid 2013-15

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Launching the new jaychan.net

May 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The latest Jaychan.net is finally up! There’re still some bugs here and there but I think it’s at a presentable stage now. It’s notĀ optimisedĀ for IE yet so I still have to get that fixed. But in the mean time, please check it out!

*Update: The site is now IE compatible. Also added an Awards & Recommendations section at the bottom.

Portfolio of Jaychan

Stressful times…

May 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Going through so much atm that my head is about to explode. I can’t wait to get through this tough period. After rain comes sunshine, and I think it is long overdue.

Gambatte masu…