Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We Come in Peace

Tsk tsk... those naiive scientists! They are busy making AIs, but don't they know, as soon as the computers become sentient, they'll rise against us. You know it!
And they know how to lie too. Don't trust them when they say, 'We Come in Peace'

These are very recent (hot as hot potatoes!) illustrations I did for a snowboard design competition. There are many things I'd like to fix still, but I would love to ride snowboard with my own designs. I used to snowboard a lot in my teens until it got boring. It gets boring if one's too chicken shit to jump at all (not that I'm particularly good at downhill either. Sports hurts). Due to my fear of jumping, my five-year love affair ended. I think having a butt-ugly board also contributed to my demise. Back then, there were no girl boards. Seriously. If I win this competition, I'll go snowboarding. Promise to myself. My second design is 'Daruma'. It's a Japanese wish doll. I made a new year's promo for this, so more explanation closer to the new years. If I had more time, I would've fixed scattered flowers more... you both win and lose with randomness.
Also check out my friend Ian's awesome submission too!

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Okay, I tried to act all detached and cool about things... but this Christmas scares me chestnuts! I work every Christmas at my parents' custom embroidery store in a mall. We've been there just over 10 years. And every Christmas has been absolute insanity. There were so many customers, we couldn't sit, drink or eat. All four of us (and sometimes more) worked in a small store in frenzy. We once had to work 27 hours straight (embroidering embroidering...). But this year... there is NOBODY in the mall. I've been going to the store to help out, but I'm not needed. We just sit and watch highschool kids browsing around. Yes, economy is collapsing and it's depressing. Also, thanks to media scary tactics, people don't spend money even if they have some. Making things worse.

Rich and supposedly-smart people in Wallstreet ruining for everybody in the world. Like Alfred said in that Batman movie, "Some men just want to watch the world burn".
How are we illustrators survive in this harsh economic times? I simply don't know.
I wish I didn't quit that job at a coffee shop.

5 comments:

eunzi kim said...

unni! i love your snowboard designs!!! if you win, i would surely love to have one! the one i have... doesn't have anything on the underside. :S just on top. hahah! besides. yours is cuter =D

and no.. i don't have a leica.. :( i WISH tho! seriously... if i had enough money... sigh. what i meant by 'leica' on the blog, was my 'story reel' which is what we canadians call it. hahahah the americans call it story reel. but doesn't leica sound much better? tho.. raises more confusion. but thanks for your generous comments!!!! =DD you have a real funny way with words =DDD

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! =DDDD

rikit said...

ah so cutevvv

i would like to snowboard too if i had such a cute snow board, hope you win *3* economy is depressing, i'm not needed either so i am jobless this christmas.........but i don't really mind having free time either hehehe (*3*

Hyein Lee said...

Eunzi, hahaha... my mistake out of ignorance! Me embarrassed! I had no idea Leica actually meant something other that those awesome camera brand. Yesh, I live and learn. Live and die.
Leica sounds a lot better, I must agree.
Thanks for your comments, Eunzi~

Thanks Chu for such nice words! I wish I were jobless during Christmas. Baaa baaa (Hyein turns into a sheep)

chau said...

ummm, like....these board designs are flipping amazing!!!! :D WAHDAHLHA!!!
my favourite is the robot, only because I love antique robots! lol ever been to a shop on Queen Street called Tin Taj? They have a lot of windup toys. Robots ftw!!
but yeah,,, probably wouldn't trust them either :S they are adorable though! <3

Merry Christmas, Hyein!!!

chau said...

ummm, like....these board designs are flipping amazing!!!! :D WAHDAHLHA!!!
my favourite is the robot, only because I love antique robots! lol ever been to a shop on Queen Street called Tin Taj? They have a lot of windup toys. Robots ftw!!
but yeah,,, probably wouldn't trust them either :S they are adorable though! <3

Merry Christmas, Hyein!!!