Tic Tac Toe

A fun little design side project on this simple game to get me started in animation. My husband Yanbin and I will collaborate to make it real.

A Handdrawn Card Just for You

A Handdrawn Card Just for You

I’ve volunteered a few times to draw cards for our colleagues’ special events, like baby showers, going-away parties and pre-wedding parties. I really enjoyed this little activity.

Can You Add Meanings to Socks? — A Practice on Denotative and Connotative Images

socks

I did some interesting practice on making denotative images and connotative images. A denotative image is a direct representation of an object from real life, whether it be cartoonized or realistic, made by pen or something else. A connotative image added an extra layer of “meaning” to the denotative image.

To start, I needed to choose an object. I chose a sock. My mission was to quickly do 10 denotative images (using different ways) and 3 connotative images on paper. A lot, huh? I thought so, too. After all, how can socks be sketched differently into that many images? But I decided to give it a try.