I am currently trying to draw different styles and different things. Expand the styles and themes that I draw.
I am still a young artist only have 5 years of art experience, I mean a total of 5 years including the time in college. Although in college I studied 3D they merely taught drawing.
The 2D animation style is the new style I start to try. It let me studied a lot, about how to simple shapes and composition. Abstract has its power.
I will keep trying different things, I might find something that more attractive.
Hope one or two years later when I see this blog, I will find that I already accomplished what I am searching for.
Something about Wan Hu, the first astronaut in human history. And something about the history of rockets. And my new artwork.
Wan Hu is the first astronaut in history, he is the first mankind who try to use filter roket to go to sky.
You guys may not know, Wan Hu is actually named Tao Cheng Dao. The emperor of Ming dynasty around 1500 AC gave him a name Wan Hu. He is a civil servant. Instead of reading books and join imperial examinations to earn fame and official position, he is more fascinated by technology. The emperor of Ming dynasty appreciate his effort on technology so gave him a position to work for the government. He did a lot work for the whole country not just try to use filter rocket to fly to the sky. In his old age he finally try to fly with filter rocket. But it is hundreds years ago, the rocket is really very rough after he fly to the sky, the filters exploded. He died.
There is also some good articles I found online, you can read these. I do not want write something that already been wrote by others, so I just put links here.
Rocket history written by NASA:
As you can see in the NASA article. The first time when people use rockets is in KaiFeng city. Rockets are been used in battle in the beginning in Kai Feng Fu(The spell is actually Kai Feng Fu) for protection of KaiFeng city. KaiFeng is also my hometown. "Fu" means government office. Kai-Feng-Fu is like white house in USA today. In this period Kai Feng is the the capital of the Song dynasty.
Kai Feng city is in Henan Province in China. Henan province is the place where the Chinese civilization born.
Story of Wan Hu — The first astronaut in the world：
This article upon is actullay did a very very good translate about the whole story. Thank you for this man. I just put links here.
About my artwork.
Human spends thoughts of years to complete their yearning for the sky, they finally achieve the dream. I think I was born in a great age, in the future, our kids will name our age as technology break out period.
As you all can see above. Chinese people always yearning for the sky. That is also what I want to express in my art.
I draw the stars in KaiFeng City in this artwork. It is really hard to make them as accurate as possible.
This image is my fantasy about the future. She is watching the space station launching.
It is easy for her people in their times to sent people to space. But she knows it is very hard for the people in the past to do so. She imagining how the people in the past overcome the difficulties to let space craft in the space. She admires her ancestors.
Animation College has a Houdini workshop during the middle semester break. I joined it.
This is the first time I try to use it. It is really a great tool very very powerful.
The lecturer is Hossein. He did a really good work on teaching us. We build the fundamental understanding of Houdini and can do simple VFX.
Because of the simulation of Houdini is physical accurate so a lot labs uses it for scientific purpose. Which is the most part that I am interested in. Because I love science, I really want to contribute to it.
The industry is bigger than people usually think. 3D can be used in science, design, engineering and etc. Not only film and game.
I did something like cells and black hole in Houdini.
Maybe I am too sensitive. But it seems people more like drawings sometimes. They think drawings are more valuable especially on canvas. A lot of people look down 3D art.
Personally, I really like oil paintings. But I like to make 3D things most, not drawing, so I try to use 3D to do everything even concept design. Because I think drawing details refine details is not fun at all. So after I study 3D, I just use 2D to do sketches. I know there also a lot of people love 2D after they study 3D they still are a 2D artist eventually. So I think that just means different people have different favorite things.
I hope there will be more people like 3D art, it is art, not computer generated. Please do not narrow your mind.
As I think 3D is more flexible. I can change angles change poses and compositions very easily. And if I am happy I even can make an animation for my artwork! That is amazing!!!! It will have its own life!!!
Here are some of my old 2D arts. I draw them a lot of years ago. I definitely improved a lot in 2D after I done these works, but I just never use 2D to do a complete art again because 3D is my favorite tool.