LEIA HAM
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I'll be studying Illustration at Art Center College of Design, this coming Fall.

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Team Practice, and some sketches! Another piece commissioned by the lovely writers of ANBU Legacy! Thank you and much love for working with me! <3 

Ah, sorry for the heap of reblogs, I hadn’t realised I was on the wrong account.

Posted 5 months ago with 1 note

Some sketches from the past few days. Some of you may have seen these if you follow me on Instagram, though!

Posted 5 months ago with 7 notes and tagged sketchbook,sketches,leiaham,

Happy Lunar New Year! 

I got the day off work, so I’ve been catching up on commissions as well as some personal drawing! Year of the Horse, so here we go. I’m a bit nervous about CNY visiting this year, but hey, its going to be a tasty, pineapple tart filled weekend! 

Prosperity and joy and luck to you all! :)

Thranduil Painting Process!

In case anyone was curious, I have a video of me painting Thranduil.

I’ve sped it up to about 20x the original speed, so do take note if you’re sensitive to jerking or flashes.

I found it interesting to ‘relive’ this painting. You can see that I’m having all sorts of trouble with his eyes. >__<

Robot Playgrounds

Well, I’ve been employed at Robot Playground Media for about 6 months now. I can’t say how much I enjoy being able to do art as a job. 

I can’t post stuff for most work projects, but these two are background drawings I did for my company’s website, so they’re okay, apparently. The one on top is pretty recent (finished it yesterday, yay!) to welcome the new year of the Horse, in time for Chinese New Year. 

tatterberry asked: Your sketches and drawings are absolutely wonderful - after browsing through your tumblr I feel inspired! Keep on being awesome, I look forward to seeing more from you :)

Oh gosh, thank you, that’s incredibly kind of you to say! :) you’ve made my day! I hope you keep being inspired and have a great day! :)

Posted 6 months ago with 2 notes

Thranduil:

The Thranduil bandwagon has been boarded! Been having trouble sleeping, so face studies are my answer. I spent about just over an hour on this, working off a reference photo. There are some bits where it doesn’t really match Lee Pace’s face, but I  got some decent practice for shading men’s faces, so I’m pretty pleased, all in all. 

2013 Sketchbooks

Just a collection of pages that I like from last year’s sketchbooks. I know some are repeats from previous posts, but some have expressed a desire to see clearer scans, so I hope that’s alright.

Here’s to another productive year!

RISD Drawings:

These are the two drawings that are part of the RISD Application. I’m applying for the Illustration program for this Fall! 

The first  (Make a drawing that uses both sides of the sheet of paper) is my view on people - a myriad of complexities make up each person, but what I can see is only ever skin over flesh over bone. 

The second is the ubiquitous RISD bike drawing, and I confess, the hardest part (to me) was the brainstorming bit before I actually decided to draw something, because any google search of “RISD bike” yields so many amazing, interesting (and intimidating!) takes, and I kept second guessing my own ideas and dismissing them as not good enough. I think that’s very damaging as an artist, to keep doubting and disparaging your own work. 

In any case, I’m rather pleased with how these turned out. I’ll be mailing them out tomorrow, and the rest is out of my hands. Or rather, the rest is some rather frantic essay writing. 

The best of luck to you all, especially my fellow uni-applicant-hopefuls! Let’s all try to not hate our own work so much - we’re collections of imagery and ideas that are unique to us, our childhood homes and stories and cultures make up a visual identity that cannot be replicated, so never feel like your art is worth nothing.

Lots of love!~

creaturesatwork:

Happy Christmas, guys. A pair of deer, since it’s the festive season.

-Hamu

So there’s a feature on today’s Today newspaper about our short film ‘Molly’ getting into the top 5 films representing Singapore at the Digicon6 competition in Japan earlier this year. Plus most of the other entries from my school were directed by my female cohort-mates. (also I’m not trying to become an animator….) I feel sort of embarrassed and awkward about this. (edit: also ‘cause it sorta makes it sound like I directed the whole thing but it was a co-directing thing with Pei) But okay, hey, yay for all the females in our industry! I keep hearing word about how male-dominated this industry is, but I’ve yet to really experience it.  

Also, this photo is taken from the Today Online print archives for the 16 December newspaper.

Posted 7 months ago with 3 notes and tagged leiaham,molly,

Carmen and Trisha, A2, Charcoal and Conte.

Some traditional work I’ve been doing, mainly because while applying to university most of them require that applicant portfolio have traditional or observational work, and I’m certainly not going to send in work from three years ago. So I wrangled my buddies and coerced them to sit still for about 3 hours, each. 

creaturesatwork:

Whoosh! Uh, Link for the Nintendo theme, ‘cause I missed all the previous ones!

- Hamu - 

Finally participating in the creaturesatwork blog! It’s an art blog I joined with a couple of my schoolmates! Check them out, their work is lovely! :) 

Self Portrait.

In my mind I call it 自信”, (loosely translated to self-belief?), mainly because those were the words I had in my mind as I painted this. As the painting turned out it doesn’t really have much of a visual correlation to my mental title, but well, okay. 

I’ve learnt that trying to paint myself exposes me to my own warped perception of my own appearance. Kept emphasising my self-perceived flaws, which was alarming. Still, nothing beats a good old mirror and time spent scrutinising form and colour as an exercise. I feel like I’ve learnt about both my appearance and painting, which is a pretty good outcome, all in all. :)

I’m hoping to move on to some charcoal portraiture soon (I need to fulfil some portfolio requirements as well as practice!) Hopefully I’ll have more things to post soon.

Posted 7 months ago with 20 notes and tagged self portrait,leiaham,