Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hidden Treasures!

Hello fellow undercover ninjas!

My notebook of drawings from last year is long gone! I looked high and low everywhere, but do not worry! Perseverance is always the key to SUCCESS and one day I will find it! (hopefully) But in the mean time I did find something cool while searching! Back in my 1st and 2nd year of college I use to volunteer for Think Together once a week at an elementary school and Fridays were called Fun Fridays! That's when I get to help theses youngsters with some fun activities like painting, "cooking", or playing board games with them.

These are some lovely artworks that two of my students painted for me. Aren't they so cool! :D


This one is by Sasha and she loves ice cream! If I remembered correctly, I think she was a 4th grader at the time.



And this one is by Aimee. She was a 3rd grader. (They called me Miss J)



I'm glad that I got to be part of this program. It was such a wonderful experience and I know I learned a lot that would help me later when I get into the teaching world! :D


Well, until next time... *wwwwwshhhhhhhhHHH pew pew BAM*

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Watch out wildfishes...WE'RE THE WHOMPERS!"

...a lovely, peaceful and sweet song for those groovin' thursdays!




One more final to go! :D

Friday, November 12, 2010

ABOOGA ABOOGA!

Alpha 5: Danger! Danger! It's the big one! I know it! We'll all be destroyed!
Zordon: Calm down, Alpha. It's Rita, and she's attacking the planet.
Alpha 5: Aye, yai, yai! What should we do?!
Zordon: Teleport to us five overbearing and over-emotional humans.
Alpha 5: No, not that! Not... teenagers!
Zordon: That is correct, Alpha.
Alpha 5: I was afraid of that.
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Hey awesome blossoms! :DDD


School has been a bit overwhelming! Right now my health bar says that I'm at 3.14159%, which means I have hit....ZOMBIE MODE!!! Yes. That's right. ZOMBIEEEE MODE!!! I am turning green this very moment and say what!?! Is that my tummy grumbling? I guess I'm getting hungry....OH HI there family! You guys look lovely today! :)



I guess it's share time!



This is my flyer that I made a couple of weeks ago for my circle k's event called "Trick or Treat for Unicef."

Doodle ---> Adobe Illustrator ---> Photoshop



I forgot to add a thumb to Thumbless Baby. But that's ok! Thumbless Baby, give me a high four!!! *puCHAAA* :D

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

its a bird, NO ITS A PLANE, ....nope. its just abstract.

THE MISSION: TECHNIQUE & TRANSFORMATION


2x4 transformation, use as many tools in the shop as possible to completely transform an 8 ft. long 2x4 wood into a non-representational sculpture

THE VERY ROUGH DRAFT:



PROCEDURE:
1. Cut. Table saw. Band saw.
2. Sand paper.
3. Stain borders. (Chestnut color)
4. Paint.
5. Sharpie.
6. Nail gun.
7. Polyurethane.

THE FINISH PRODUCT:

FRONT VIEW.



SIDE VIEW.



This is my first project that I turned into my Basic Sculpting class. Now this is not just any ordinary sculpture that you just turn in...it is painted. And it is not just any ordinary paint that you just paint in...IT GLOWS IN THE DARK!!!

"NO WAY JEM?!?!?!?!"

"HECK YA!," cries Jem.



...anything that glows in the dark is just way too epically awesome! :D




Until we meet again... *poof*

Friday, September 17, 2010

...with my freeze ray i will stop the world...

Hello awesome troopers!


I haven't posted one in a long while...but it's that time again for some...



"DRUM ROLLS"

*thump thump BAMMMM*



... "What I Wore (an Illustrative Guide)!"

(And this time no piece of head coming off, no brain showing, no leg or eye detachments. No zombifications of any sort...that only means the next one is double the bloodier and double the detachments and double the awesomeness ;D )



huge awesome blue flowered headband- forever21 $5
denim blouse- borrowed from mom
grey cotton skirt- target $10
leather bag- savers (thrift store) $10
white sneakers- target $7
grey tights- old navy $5



HAMBUUUUUGAAAA HAMBUUUUUUGAAAAAAAAAAAAA...........



Say WHAT!?!?!?! It's also that time again...GROOOVIN' THURSDAY!!! (play along... I missed it by 2 hours :D )



Such a cool dude! I remember hearing "Geek in the Pink" in high school and it is still my all time favorite Jason Mraz song! It's silly and says "who cares what others think!" And yes! Pink is the color of bold!


Well that's all folks! until we meet again... *POOF* :D

Monday, September 13, 2010

"What's a motto with you?"

Pumbaa: It's our motto.
Young Simba: What's a motto?
Timon: Nothing. What's a motto with you?

:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD




...Good Mornin' cool kids!



I'm eating breakfast right now at my lovely backyard and busting out my lovely bed head! (*Note to gals whose thinking of going short...you will wake up to a WONDERFUL head the next day *cough cough*)

Solving math problems!?!? *poof poof* No more!!! While many students have started their fall quarter already, my summer officially has started...so that means no more school work to worry about the rest of my 1 week and a half!




I've been on an adobe illustrator high these past few days and made this! WALAAA!!!


From left to right, up to down: Shenzi, Simba, Scar, Pumba, Mufasa, Rafiki, Zazu, Bonzai, Timon, Nala, Ed, Sarabi


Each character is going to be used somewhere on our upcoming school's circle k website by our lovely circle k webmaster martin!(This year's theme is The Lion King) I had alot of fun doodling each character and finishing them off on illustrator!


Sorry for the crappy quality. I couldn't use my scanner this time and so I used my webcam.

DOODLES:




UPCOMING PROJECT:
Designing a simple design for my xbox 360!


Toodles for now homies! I'll blog more often! :D

Sunday, August 22, 2010

DARN YOU EL POLLO LOCO!!!

Dear El Pollo Loco,

It's been ten years since you took it away...


that sweet

sugary

ice creamy

waffley

heavenly

and chocolately

GOODNESS.





but today, as i walked down the desert aisle of walmart KABAMMMMM....I FOUND IT!!!




CHOCO TACOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!





Haha. Forgive and Forget. I'm a happy camper now!



It's late afternoon and I'm sitting on my bench in my backyard, watching Phineas and Ferb and studying for my Stats midterm, meanwhile eating the yummy CHOCO TACO!



Toodles and have a good rest of the afternoon! :D

Thursday, July 22, 2010

INTRODUCING...

...the loveable and adorable...



SLIIMY!!!


....the french pop sensation in his music video "WAKE UP."



This is actually my wake up morning music of the moment. It never fails to put me in a good mood with its lovely tune and very playful music video.


...makes me want to bust out my play dough like back in the day :)





yikes! It's finals weeks again (next week)! Boy summer school goes by fast! 'o'

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

meet Edward...

....the semi happy, hideous, hungry, and huggable Hudengrouff who roams the land of Hudenland.



FRONT VIEW:


SIDE VIEW:
N/A

BACK VIEW:


SHORT TERM SEWING GOALS:
1. mini Edwards

2. platypus

TOODLES :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

oodles of noodles and poodles...

I've been 21 for a couple of weeks now...



...and I finally found my motto for my 21st year!




drum rolls please! *brum brum*


marching band! *thump thump thump*



WILL SMITH! *in west philidephia born and raise...*




and a crowd of golf fans! *cricket cricket*





Always remember to put your creative powers to use :)

"MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY."

Thursday, June 24, 2010

P is for Patterns and H is for Hunger...

I'm very bad at studying...


and I am hungry...



but here are some patterns I made a year ago when I was learning Illustrator of...


1. octopuses




2. friendly monsters




3. hexagons with killer smiles :D




4.Go on..zoom in! :) It's actually a pattern of a chopped up night scene! (But WAIT! Not too close...there's some imperfections.)


I think half of them were for my summer class project (Studio Art 65A) and the others were for fun.



Oh! Did I ever mention that these patterns tessellates too?


Peace out yo! :D

Summer School: A Day in the Science Library (Part I)

Dear Me,



Please get better at studying.

Thank you. :)

Sincerely,
Jem



ps. Finish your crypto. homework. It's due TOMORROW!!! @-@

Saturday, June 12, 2010

FREEEEDOM!!!

After two weeks of two final projects, two final exams, and a final paper...


*inhales air*



ahh! The smell of FREEDOM smells like the sweet, spicy sizzling kung pao chicken at Panda Express over a big firing wok...

...and *exhales air*


No matter the papers due, the mathematical proofs to remember, the drawings and ideas to come up with ... always remember what the Great Jason Mraz several times sang...





So remember...




....and have a wonderful and lovely summer...


..climbing trees! :D

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jem in 20 hours

Objective: (FINAL PROJECT)
Using what we learn in Studio Art 20A (basic drawing) draw an image in one of these categories. 1. Portrait 2. Still life 3. Architecture.
This drawing should be 3 feet long and focus on 1. value 2. negative/positive (I forgot the word after this)3. composition 4. lines 5. perspective

Materials:
25x 40 inches (yikes! $12)
graphite pencils.

Procedure:
Step one.
Gather objects. Two Japanese stuff plushies. Gameboy color. Box. Sunka (aka mancala board)

Step two.
Say cheese!

objects: "CHEESE!" :)

THE PHOTO:


20 hours later...

THE FINAL RESULTS:

Sorry for bad quality photo.


Close up...




Oh my. This took 15 hours more than I thought it would take. This class was honestly challenging for me. It was my first drawing class I have taken and maybe the last. (I'm not sure it I want to take the Intermediate level.)But it was actually a good thing that I took this class because I feel like I improved a lot better compared to when I first day.



Looking at my work at a distance...doesn't the gameboy looks like its melting or glumping down? :D (yikes!)




back to studing for finals week.
2 more finals to go and 1 final paper.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

maybe i'm superstitous, but....

This song is stuck in my head :)




WOOOOAH OH OH!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i want nobody, nobody BUT YOU!

Hey cool kids!

I think it was about two weeks ago...but I made a "banner" for my Circle K's Talent Show that I wanted to post. We had our very own members do bunch of cool Korean dance routine, so I wanted to still have that K-Pop flow to it.

Q:So what's the best K-Pop crew out there?

a)SNSD
b)Super Junior
c)2pm
d)Big Bang
e)Shinee

A: SUPER JUNIORS of course!!!



But does anyone heard of Wonder Girls and I think their hit song is called "Nobody."



Let me refresh your memory... (or give you memory)

~~~~~~~ (sending waves of memory cells)






[This is where I start snatching other people's facebook photos. Thanks Virginia, Tommy and Kat (even though I don't think they visit my blog) :D ]

I like the idea of having an interactive banner (one where people can have fun with). I think I took me a good 8 hours to finish. (I'm a very slow worker and it takes me awhile to make up my mind on matters) So here it is....



That's me to the right.



MORE BANNER IN ACTIONS PICTURES:











Good night all! :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yipeee!

Hello. :D

I'm back for some Grooovin' Thursdays! This is a song I heard from a year or two ago and it's WONDERFUL! And the music video is a very lovely addition. So playful and colorful...and did I ever mention an Edward? Not the Twillight Edward, but even better! Edward Scissorhand look alike! And it just not stop there.

[drum rolls please]

*brum brum broooom*

Laura Maurling is the guest singer....and her voice is "A" mazing!



Now doesn't this just brighten up your day? :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

lets BOOGIE!

Good Morning!

Yes! It's that time again.... GROOOVIN' THURSDAYS! I haven't been updating this thing in a long while so for this lovely morning I decided to share a lovely song by The Fratellis.



edit:

Things to look forward to:

My upcoming post is on my Marcel Duchamp project for my Studio Art 1B class. Duchamp is a contemporary artist famous for entering his urinal (that's right! a urinal) into an art competition. This urinal supposedly came to question the very definition of art. That's one powerful urinal!

I'm not really a big fan of contemporary art, but this project seems like a lot of fun to do.





Toodles for now.

Its math homework time. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Remember kids, the Quail-call is NOT a toy!

This week I bought a pair of canvas shoes and it was the color of a bright new tennis ball.




But something was missing. We can't just leave a pair of plain canvas shoe a pair of plain canvas shoe.
.
.
.
.
.
.
So here is the gameplan...

THE GAMEPLAN:



1. An evil bandit rabbit villan with a super cool mustache

2. Nana nana nana na ....Batman!

3. The indestructible Superman

4. Quailman (Doug was such a great show! Kids these days do not know what they were missing.)

5. And of course no super hero team is complete without CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS


THE RESULTS:


Now time to find a shoe spray protector. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

grooovin' THURSDAYS (the first edition)

I wanted to share my all time favorite song. (It gets cut off in the end. I couldn't find a better video.) Enjoy!



One of those happy songs. :)

"Wherever you go...there will be LOVE LOVE LOVE..."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Very Casual "What I Wore Today" (MONDAY) Edition

Hello Joe and Jane :)

I failed to post my "What I Wore Today" doodle on Monday...and so two days later I have found success! I found this really cool site a while ago by illustrators that does a spin on fashion blogs and post illustrations of what they wore instead of photos. I wanted to do one too...but not exactly.



This is my "What I Wore Today" (but actually Monday) doodle remixed with what I would look like if suddenly there was a sudden outbreak of a zombie disease and I was just chased, tackled, and bitten by the Orlando Bloom zombie.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dear Future Car,

Why are you so beautiful?



See you sometime in the future. Goodbye for now. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Self Portrait Project

For my Studio Art 1A class we had to make a self portrait using the term "drawing." I wanted to do something that was playful... and what's cooler than a making a connect the dots of your very own lovely face! :)

THE PROCESS:

1. Made a quick sketch of myself


2. Upload it to Adobe Illustrator and DOTS AWAY! It actually took me a good four or five hours to do since I am still trying out this super cool program. I wanted to put the least amount of dots possible but meanwhile making my face still recognizable when it gets connected.

THE FINISH PRODUCT:



THE PRINTED VERSION:



Do you have some free time at this very moment and you do not know what exactly to do? Well then... I have good news for YOU all! YOU can have your very own copy of JEM's Connect the Dots!

Instructions:
1. print out page
2. follow the instructions on the picture

THE FINAL PROJECT



Our final project for my Studio Art 1A class was to do another self portrait... but WAIT! It has to be in the style of an artist we had studied. I took the easy way out and did my work in the style of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe. I recycled my old work and added bits and BAMs of bright color... but then , sadly, it was still missing something. What about pink mustaches? :D



edit:

One day I got a facebook message from Jayjay.

This was made by Jayjay with color pencils.



It made my day. :)

The Introductions

Hello cool kids! (or cool kid, or more like hello me. I guess I am my only viewer for now, but it's all good, right?) :D

I have been meaning to make a blog for a long while. I need a place to place my thoughts. And so here goes it...MY VERY FIRST ENTRY! waaaLAAA!

Introductions? Well, maybe later...