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Friday, December 20, 2013

Week 48 My Graduation Ceremony and Plein Air BBQ Doodles

Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

In this post: Art camping, my surprisingly wonderful Graduation ceremony and a BBQ.

    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

    Scribbles

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    Week 47 Banana with no pajamas & Portraits

    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

    In this post: Art camping continues...title self explanatory.

      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

      It was delicious.

      Friday, December 6, 2013

      Week 46 Showreels and getting going with the Camp!

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:


      In this post: 
      • Showreel's done!! *falls over* A few of you may have seen it on Twitter or in person in class. (: Video's embedded here now.
      • I also get going with the Art Camp, bit by bit.

      Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

      Eep a human face.

      Friday, November 29, 2013

      Week 45 What a mysterious, fantastic sky

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

      In this post: More buildings, heads, Rex returns for a cameo and showreel making. Not much of the Art camp unfortunately because of assessment deadlines this week; I will catch up!

        Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

        Sky of mystery


        Friday, November 22, 2013

        Week 44 Ominous Buildings, Mr One Legged Pirate Bird and Picnics

        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
        Double 4s means double death according to my heritage's cultural superstitions; there's nothing fatal here though. Just me trying to ease myself back into drawing as RSI is still going on.

        In this post: Week 2 of the Art Camp (NAC), PV Matte Painting and an overloaded BBQ Picnic.

          Let's go crazy! Journal Time.


          Friday, November 15, 2013

          Week 43 Clashing swords with both RSI and drawing. Let the Art Camp begin (take two)!

          Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

          Weekly updates are actually back!! The pain hasn't completely gone away though.

          In this post: Starting take 2 of Noah's Art Camp (NAC from now on), brief visit to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and a full PV screening review.

            Woo! Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

            *Swoosh swoosh! Cling!!* I guess I'm not shy of expressing sound effects now. This might be a problem for you.

            Friday, November 8, 2013

            Weeks 41 & 42 Learning to use a smart device, game talk and lessons from frisbees

            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

            In this post: PV updates continue, budget tablet and frisbees, starting to use right arm for drawing... and I got a new subheading about non "art learning things" I do.

              Let's go patiently. Journal Time.


              Friday, October 25, 2013

              Weeks 39 to 40 iFest, GCAP and RSI Physio Storytime with Leonie

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              This island's not big but there's enough room for you to sit at the campfire.
              Let's reflect back on the past 2 weeks together. *amused grin*

              Metaphors aside, resting from drawing or working with my right hand continues.
              Let's not dwell on unhappy things though. This post is brought to you by my tired left hand.

              In this post: RSI part IV lessons, an embarrassing Maya video tutorial that I've voice recorded and recaps for some game industry events. No art though; but you're here already so read on if you'd like!

              Let's go slowly again! Journal Time! 

              Preview's basic but it works; reusing what I've made before works well for my left hand (:

              Friday, October 11, 2013

              Weeks 36 to 38 "You gotta believe!" (Exploring RSI Self Treatment & Prevention)

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              How long has it been? Hoped you haven't forgotten about these blogs already! I haven't stopped (one handed) typing, I just haven't been drawing to warrant a published post for the "too long; didn't read" viewer (which is pretty much the majority of internet users admittedly).

              Regardless I welcome you whether you skim or read! Great to see you again!

              Unfortunately, still no art for show but I felt that all this is still part of the journey and omitting this so called "mundane" period defeats the purpose of this blog. I will probably resort to doing it every 2 weeks at most from now on until I have things to visually show again.

              Read no further if you just want to look at new art. As this post will intimidate you with words!

              Anyhoo! Have I fully recovered?
              Well...let's find out, shall we? Just brace yourself with 3 weeks worth of thoughts.
              You know me...I'm Miss Quiet Type-a-lot, remember?

              Let's go...slowly! Journal Time! 


              Friday, September 20, 2013

              Week 35 Allow me to tell you a cautionary tale about arm strains...

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              Not much progress at all this week so don't look if you only want to see art...I just want my arm back.
              I'm alive...I just need time to heal.

              Let's go not as crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, September 13, 2013

              W34 No odd jobs for me anymore in Position: Vacant (PV)

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              Hullo unknown person on the internet! And probably hello to future me!
              I hope you're doing better than I am right now. Assuming we're alive at least.

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!


              Friday, September 6, 2013

              W33 We're all mad here

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              ...I'm mad. You're mad. What are you doing here, staring at a creepy Janitor, let alone this post?
              Oh, the original Alice in Wonderland.

               Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

              Friday, August 30, 2013

              W32 Quite an unusual & unique approach to figures I say

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              I got a cold again; not as severe though. I long for a year where I won't ever catch one.
              Next year? I'm probably too optimistic.

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, August 23, 2013

              W31 "You are the sunflower of my eyeball"

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              I hope your Friday has been/is going well. Some things happened here, I think.
              Eyeballs and portraits this week and more figure drawing as usual!

               

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, August 16, 2013

              W30 The Dignified Tentacle exclaimed, "Enough waiting!"

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              Not sure why I have such a silly opening line but then again, the majority of my content is serious.
              Or is it? You tell me, kind blog reader (as at least one of you exist).

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

              Friday, August 9, 2013

              W29 Position: Vacant in wondrous colour

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              This post is more packed relative to the previous ones so let's get to it.

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

               

              Friday, August 2, 2013

              W28 Got hit by the PaxPox zombie plague

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              Essentially this week, I attempt to recover from Paxpox whilst trying to get back on track with my student film project, Position: Vacant (PV)...mission: get this environment done!

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, July 26, 2013

              W27 And I call myself a born and raised Melbournian

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              Twas a week of new experiences I must say. Not necessarily of the art kind, to the detriment of this update so there is little to mention about art learning.

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, July 19, 2013

              W26 The Secretary ate my homework

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:

              Can you believe it's Week 26? I've been doing this workblog approach for approximately half a year already (though I have been blogging since 2011 and have been posting the occasional hobbyist art online since 2005 but hushhh). I wasn't sure if I could even get this far...and here we are. How did this happen.

              Thanks to the few of you, for coming along on this ride with me and cheers to more improvement for all! (:

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

              Friday, July 12, 2013

              Week 25 The Janitor and 60's ladies fashion

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo! (:
              I needed to revamp my header again and profile picture over this past week; bear with me. 

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

              Friday, July 5, 2013

              Week 24 Figures, Hollywood Costumes and Environments in an imaginary birthday cake

              Leonie's small blog island says hulloooo! (:
              I've revamped the look my blog a bit so that the images stand out more against the dark grey; it does seem to be one of the common colours used in artist blogs but it does seem to work better! The blues, pale oranges are still there and I've created a new cheesy, embarrassing header image to top it off. 

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

              Friday, June 28, 2013

              Week 23 Vital Tentacle Props get concepted

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo, as you're at your intercommunication device! (:
              I hope you've been well and will enjoy the weekend ahead. Bah; no good at small talk!

               Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

              Friday, June 21, 2013

              Week 22 "The Tentacle Project" rather than by its actual name

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo, friend!! (:
              New 5cheduled time of 5:55pm AEST just to suit people of my timezone instead of 5am.
              Bear with me as I try this time out for a while.
              Yes 5:55 is an odd number but how I like it! It's a codename for us meaning 5cheduled! (:
              Here I actually go as far as I can into drawing tentacles...as bad as that may sound.

               Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, June 14, 2013

              Week 21 Waltzing with sofas and tentacles

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              I get to do more studies this past week!

               Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, June 7, 2013

              Week 20 Designing The Interviewee

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              It's big week number twenty! What am I doing?!

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, May 31, 2013

              Week 19 Tentacles: A New Project Begins

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              I hope you didn't come to this post expecting inappropriate things based on my blog title.
              It's been a really busy week even when there's relatively not as much drawing to see here.

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, May 24, 2013

              Week 18 Embrace the Technical Difficulties screen

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              You have come here as a result of some technical difficulties. Why don't you stay awhile anyway?

              And...let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

              Friday, May 17, 2013

              Week 17 Painting, Packaging Texturing and 2D effects for Cooking with Rex

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (: Straightforward title this time; yep.
              Thanks so much for the encouraging feedback last week, friends!
              I did not expect it at all and it means a lot!
              Welcoming you to the bumpy ride of my life-long learning. Let's do this together!

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!


              Friday, May 10, 2013

              Week 16 A Profound Patch of Prehistoric Proportions

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              Are you cozy? I hope you are cozy for another week of updates!

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 


              Friday, May 3, 2013

              Week 15 The chocolate mudcake edition

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (: Hullo friend!
              Here goes another week all about colourful Rex, ovens and cakes.

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time! 

               

               

              Friday, April 26, 2013

              Week 14 Chef Rex emerges swinging his tail across all cusines around the world

              Leonie's small blog rambly island again! (:

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!


              Friday, April 19, 2013

              Week 13 T-Rex waves his tiny arms and claims "Challenges are what makes us grow stronger!"

              Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:
              Is this becoming a tag line opening for me now? Maybe!
              Week 13 dun dun. 

              I've mentioned this before.
              But I keep wondering who looks and keeps up with my blog. Thank you is what I want to say!
              I also wonder who actually *reads* everything I type. As that's entirely a different and special kind of subscriber compared to those who just look at images. So special message to those who do read it *all* that I really appreciate your precious time and that you care enough to keep track of my progress! Most likely you are some kind of friend of mine. So thank you kindly. (:

              Still I could be hallucinating that this is being read. I don't know the total amount of people who subscribe here (thank you once again by the way if you are reading right now) since the time I stopped using Feedburner. It's been a huge relief and burden off my shoulders since to not obsess over how many people "subscribe" my blog. Thus I am now solely focused on doing my worklogs or as I call them, art learning adventure journals! /rambling

              So...

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!

               

              Friday, April 12, 2013

              Week 12 My Melbourne Pixar Master Class 2013 Experience with Andrew Gordon and Matthew Luhn

              Hullo. Leonie's small blog island welcomes you.
              Sit tight and get comfortable.

              Melbourne Pixar Master class happened in the past week!
              Scroll down to Friday if you want to get right to my personal (overly hyped) thoughts about it.

               

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!

              Decided to make the journal picture look a little better

              Friday, April 5, 2013

              Week 11 Demolish those pesky buildings with OfficeBro!

              Hullo friend, it is April 2013 already. How time keeps flying.
              I hope you've been well and you are enjoying your week!

              Okay. I am terrible at small talk. But I'm trying and learning (:
              Anyway, let's get to it...

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!



              Friday, March 29, 2013

              Week 10 Train adventures on arm muscles

              That time of the week again; it's little blog island time! Hullo friend!

              For some reason, I'm imagining you as a cloaked mysterious figure at its laptop, riding on a dragon, running on unlimited internet derived from a distant alien technology or something.
              Yes. That's what you're really doing. (:

              And here we go with my art learning journey...

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!



              Friday, March 22, 2013

              Week 9 Another uneventful mX news day

              It is yet another week at my little blog island.
              Hullo invisible people! I can't actually see you.

              I hope this blog post is not as blinding to your poor eye sockets anymore now that I've changed it away from a blatant pure white colour. (Or I'm probably the only one that's noticing this).
              Can't explain why I'm tending towards mixtures of teal/deep blues and browns/oranges/beiges on this blog. Originally was sky and muted blues though. 

              Since Google Reader's dying in July, I'm trying out the Feedly add-on to my browser as it transfers my feeds from Google Reader. I'm also testing out The Old Reader...once I actually get my feeds there and transferred. I'm a bit annoyed at how I can't immediately add new feeds to feedly though.
              If you have better suggestions, let me know!

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time!



              Friday, March 15, 2013

              Week 8 The Sleeping Chef-like Gentleman

              Week 8 now (yes I'm no longer counting days; what was I thinking?!).

              Welcome to my little blog island again!
              It's now 5cheduled weekly at 5am AEST on Fridays. (:
              This is so that it's not too long and overwhelming in length. This means things will be more shorter!

              Train adventures from 4th of March I couldn't fit last time:

              I don't know why I did a badly drawn fish, I did write "memory of a goldfish" so I was probably referring to myself.

              Friday, March 8, 2013

              Days 31 to 44: Melbournians stung by aliens

              Another journal at my little blog island! (:
              Putting the last two entries of the previous journal here so that the schedule works out better for me.
              Changed the header of my blog to a more minimalistic written url of the site.

              Let's go Crazy! Journal time!



              Friday, February 22, 2013

              Days 19 to 32 Medieval executions & Assorted Heads


              Hullo again, another journal comes around dear reader friend. (:
              Welcome to my lonely blog island howonearthdidyougethere. Make yourself comfortable.

              I've also changed my domain name to blog.leonieyue.com instead of uuuinfinity.blogspot.com while I have yet to develop any portfolio at my main domain. Still, essentially this blog is my main hub while leonieyue.com is just a side portfolio in development kind of thing.

              I'm doing everything via blogspot, because I am tight with money and will try to get away with as little expenses as possible (one day, self hosted wordpress, one day). Still, countless of illustrators & artists use Blogger and other platforms so I'm content with Blogger.

              There's nothing there to see at my main domain. I'm serious. I haven't been working on anything that resembles a portfolio lately, as you can see from my adventures below. This is because I am still on the road in improving my skills! Full of learning though & busyness!


              Aaaaand again:

              Let's go crazy!!



              Friday, February 8, 2013

              Days 8 to 18 where summer holidays comes to an end

              Journaling progress continues, my friend.
              I'm calling you friend because you read my posts in my little blog island (:
              *cough* excuse my awkward social skills *cough*

              I'm starting to like how this journaling is going...too early to say though. I need to be doing this for a few more months before I can really assess how this blogging approach is going. Am aware that it's not as "real time" as people demand everything to be but this is simply journaling things as I go; I'd rather not spam people with posts everyday. Assuming that people are interested, that is.

              I feel more positive and that I'm doing & accomplishing things as I look back. Time will tell though.

              Let's go crazy!!  

              (Quote from the old Marvel vs Capcom PS game)

               

              Friday, February 1, 2013

              January Day 1 to 7: journalling approach begins!

              Hullo my wonderful friend! Yes I'm talking to you. (:

              I have been inspired by this gentleman's journal here [Matej Jan/Retronator as he's also known as] to do a daily journal like thing to record what I draw everyday. He's been updating his deviantart journal everyday from January, he's pretty inspiring! (:


              Tuesday, January 15, 2013

              Left 4 Dead experience in comic form

              Quick (or actually 2 hours of figuring out things) comic.

              I was really a wuss and didn't like the constant tension I had to endure in the beginning.

              Friday, January 11, 2013

              Moving on: Environment Folio so far

              Hullo friend! (:

              Thought I can post progress shots and rendered shots towards my attempt in making a 3D environment folio. I didn't get far with it (as I haven't even made 6 outstanding scenes) plus I'm not sure what I've done so far would help in getting into a game studio any time soon. And with the competitive vibe I don't know if I should even post these at all.

              Friday, January 4, 2013

              Sketchbook Noodling 1: Props and trees

              Hi friend! (:

              Sketches from my sketchbook from last month. Still not as much as I would have liked but...let's focus on the present. Did some sketching in an attempt to get some environment props happening; a struggle for me to get into as I keep thinking of stopping but it is an area of weakness for me, as well as due to my lack of perspective practice.