I’m almost 29 and I can’t stop fangirling over Wallace Huo!! *A*
I also love his on and off-screen chemistry with fellow co-star Hu Ge from Chinese Paladin 3. They recently did a photo shoot together in Hokkaido for the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar China- “Winter Valentines”. I need this *cough* 8D
Today I worked on two new Chibi Dolls of Tang Xue Jian and Long Kui, characters from Chinese Paladin 3 (drama). 2 years ago, I made a set with Zixuan in her various outfits. You can find them here. I’ve been meaning to draw Xue Jian for a while now (for a years actually) because I love her outfit.. it’s so pretty and pink and girlie and dressy XD Needless to say I really enjoyed drawing her :)
Tang Xue Jian
This isn’t the first time I’ve drawn Long Kui, but back then I hadn’t even seen the drama XD You can find my old painting of her here. Long Kui wasn’t as fun to draw, mainly because her character design didn’t appeal to me as much. I like drawing characters with a fringe but she doesn’t have one, lol. Just personal preference.
Jiang Yun Fan was probably the easiest to draw out of the four, since his outfit was relatively straight forward (well..compared to the others!) I found it strange that both his shoes were different, but I guess no one likes things in pairs anymore :p
Tang Yu Rou was the first of the set I drew. I really like her character design, especially the petal dress. I had a fun time drawing her :) This one is dedicated to a lovely person.
Long You was rather tedious to draw, lol. His outfit is really confusing and it was a little hard finding a good reference image since most of them were slightly on an angle. I like how it turned out though, his hair was kinda fun to draw too.
Xiao Man..why are you so adorable? She turned out to be my favourite chibi doll (beating Tang Yu Rou by a teeeny weeeny bit). I don’t know, but she came out way better than I thought. I had a lot of trouble getting her hair shape right with the bandana. Her outfit may appear simple but it’s very very detailed! There’s a lot of texture /beads and colours on the fabric. Her hair piece was also good fun to draw :)
And…I guess that’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed looking at them :}
I haven’t blogged much lately nor gone on MSN/facebook and things like that. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to give myself a break from MoonSticks to give myself some air to do other things. I really do love MoonSticks, but the amount of time spent thinking about it became a bit overwhelming. I thought about it for a while and decided I would probably benefit from a little hiatus. I gave myself a time frame of 4 weeks- I’m not sure if it’s the right decision, but time will tell!
The break from MoonSticks commenced and I decided to finally get around to watch things I’ve been meaning to see for over a year. Last year June, I was anticipating Chinese Paladin 3, but thought I’d wait until there was English subtitles so it would be easier for me to understand (it’s in Mandarin). I waited and waited..and it kind of didn’t happen. Then last year December while I was in Hong Kong, I grabbed myself a copy of the DVD. It was in Mandarin audio with simplified Chinese subtitles. I didn’t care at this point.. I HAVE TO SEE IT! So yay, I was happy with my find.
However, when I returned from my trip, I have no idea why but I left it sitting on my shelf for another 2 months or so. Didn’t I have time? What was I doing? I guess I was busy with something..Â Well, whatever was holding me back disappeared and I started watching it. I got hooked.. big time. Apart from work and sleep, for a whole week I did nothing but watch Chinese Paladin 3. I couldn’t get it out of my head XD And surprisingly, there was no language barrier at all, I pretty much understood the whole thing! Now I wish I had seen it sooner =_=
After completing the 37 episode drama (which didn’t take very long due to the err..marathons)Â I built a fansite. yay. My 2009 new years resolution was to make a new website. It didn’t happen because I didn’t feel passionate about any topic to devote any time to it. This time I found something and although it’s a year late, I’m happy it happened!
I built a fansite for my favourite couple from Chinese Paladin 3 performed by Wallace Huo and Tiffany Tang Yan. I had no idea who they were, but damn were they good to watch! I spent the past week working on the site and now it’s up and running. It’s so much fun working on a website of a topic you really like. It doesn’t feel like work to me at all (even though I do web stuff full time) I hope this web-making passion will never die :)
Today I decided to practice and brush up my digital painting skills. I’m an amateur when it comes to lighting and colour; as you can see in the work below. But hey, everyone has to start somewhere, right?
I randomly did a portrait drawing of Liu Shi Shi as Long Kui from Chinese Paladin 3. I haven’t watched it yet and I have no idea who Liu Shi Shi is, but she has a pretty face so there you go :D
I spent the most time and effort on her face, and got pretty lazy by the end of it and quickly rushed the hair and clothes x_x I tend to do that a lot which is really bad. It’s not complete but it will probably stay incomplete.
The hardest aspect is still the skin tones and to blend them together well. Right now you can clearly see blobs of paint >_< This is still something that boggles my mind..how to do it? @__@
Recently I started a new Twitter account dedicated to Chinese Paladin, mainly ’cause I’m a bit crazy about it and just wanted a place where I can share my obsession XD I’m sure the average person wouldn’t know anything about it…lol
Anyways, I thought I’d keep all Chinese Paladin related stuff on the Twitter account, but then I really wanted to share this video here on my blog, too. (lol, kinda defeated the purpose of the twitter account, aye?)
It’s the opening theme of Chinese Paladin 3 (XianJian QiXia Zhuan) ~ And I love it!! I’m really really looking forward to this series.
But yesh, I might have to wait a while for the English Subtitles since my mandarin is a bit rusty at the moment- it’s a little hard to follow XD
I went pretty nutty when I saw the trailer a few weeks ago, especially discovering the amazing Hu Ge was the main character, and super cute Yang Mi was the female lead~ ahhhh.. hope it’s good >_< ..Can’t wait til it comes out.
Just realised today marks [Fairy and Swordsman]’s 3rd year anniversary.Â aww :3
I really should give it a new layout sometime too.
I really want to make a new fansite too, except I have no topics in mind that I’m really passionate about. I feel like I haven’t built a website in quite sometime, I’m kinda mising it. It’s different making it for a living, my true passion lies in making my own stuff that’s mine in the end. hmmm.. it’s 12pm now..I better eat some breakfast! XD