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Ask me anything   Huixian came from a small red dot on Earth, and grew up to love travelling, going out with friends, photography, gaming, food, and fashion, and art. She comes up with crazy things like crave list and travel bugs 'cos of these things she loves, and has just graduated from NYP, with a diploma in Digital Media Design (Animation). She is currently working at Southern Star Singapore! This is where she has posted her old school works and all things arty-farty in her life. For her Portfolio, please visit her website, huixianfolio.com!

Did this on: 20 September 2012

For: PSPC; TCH

Medium: Photoshop

Notes: Postcard designs for the mooncake festival for The Campus Hub this coming Saturday! I personally like the last one, they picked the first. hehe. The ‘mooncake’ design I erased on a basic solid colour circle, and the later designs I added random textures on top. (: All a little edgy.. but oh wells. 

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#mooncake  #mooncake festival  #postcard  #postcard design  #huixianisplaying  #huixianisplaying.tumblr.com  #huixianfolio  #huixianf  #design  #art  #sudoku  #pspc  #church  #photoshop  #invitation 

Did this on: July-August’12 (Approx 1 month)

For: CRASH Japan

Medium: Photoshop, After Effects

Notes: Did the Illustrations/Animation (If you can really call it that) on this project in collaboration with CRASH Japan. My scope was to show the basic instructions for the project, and I chose to make them of slightly different nations as this project was aimed to a global, international scope. Basic ideas/transitions were also collaborated. I picked to give a more water colour texture effect and more pastel, gentle colours to add to the storybook effect we were going for. In terms of style of drawing, I went for a mixture of Toto-chan (From the illustrations in the book) and of English Children Storybooks, to create a more asian like face, yet a more westernised style of body type. Stocks of cranes were giving from CRASHJapan!

— 2 years ago
#CRASH Japan  #crashjapan  #huixianfolio  #huixianisplaying  #million cranes  #millioncranes  #millioncranes.com  #illustration  #animation  #storybook style  #style  #japanese  #japan  #tsunami  #art  #drawing  #photoshop  #after effects  #collaboration  #watercolour  #pastel 

Did this on: -

For: Personal

Medium: Ultra Wide & Slim film camera.

Notes: 4th attempt at film- Used lomo gilm. The colour is sooo nice and vintagey, love it! I feel in this set it really got the essence of film used anywhere. :D Everything but the last photo is in Hokkaido. 

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#photography  #film  #camera  #film camera  #photo  #ultra wide & slim  #hokkaido  #utaru  #lomo  #vivatar  #japan  #singapore  #huixianisplaying  #misazgraffito 
Did this on: 9 July 2012
For: we;theclay
Medium: Photoshop
Notes: 2nd piece from we;theclay! Did a reminder for my fellow classmates in The Young Ones, a small joking-like art on how to pray. 

wetheclay:

G’evening (:
  Evening here in Singapore.. er scratch that, more of late really. Meh. Work is taking up A LOT of time. :/
  Anyway, I was inspired to do this after my bible study class last saturday, when we were discussing Prayer- the part with the ‘template’ of how to pray, etc. Basically remembering my youth classes (meh sound old), I was telling them about the five finger concept- an easier way to remember. We were like racking our brains trying to remember the simplified versions of why we could remember them and ended up laughing like crazyy. (:
So for notes if people would like to know!
First, the thumb for Praise- Thumbs Up! (Hallowed be thy name)
Index for Thanksgiving, to God be all glory! 
Middle for Confession- the joke was, you know, middle finger.. seriously though,(Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors)
Ring, also representing relationships, can also be remembered as Intercession - praying for others! Friends and Family (: 
Lastly, the pinky! for yourself in Petition. It’s the smallest and last, to remind you that you aren’t the important factor. 
  The full prayer that was taught in the bible is from Matthew 6:9-13. Also there’s this awesome book by Max Lucado with the prayer thing inside I believe. Do check it out! Max Lucado is an awesome writer. (: 
Anyway this is a very very basic thing; it’s not compulsory to pray in this format. I do admit while i try to follow it because I feel it’s a good reminder also to set priorities straight, there are days where I just spill everything to God, of course, or even make it all about me. Which is although not good per say, I do feel God understands. After all, we are to go to him about everything and anything at anytime. And personally, I think it’s worse to just keeping to format making it priority rather then how you truthfully feel and have the heart for. Still, it’s a good habit to praise God and thank him- truly set’s the day straight to surrender all to him. (:
Have a great day tomorrow!
P.S - I have this awesome free app by my friend with daily devotions and plans included inside and I’ve been using it daily. It’s super handy! It’s called Bible but finding it was a real pain. :/The icon is of a reddish-brown bible with gold capital fonts stating “Holy Bible” . Id try figure out who did the app etc to make it easier to get too!

Did this on: 9 July 2012

For: we;theclay

Medium: Photoshop

Notes: 2nd piece from we;theclay! Did a reminder for my fellow classmates in The Young Ones, a small joking-like art on how to pray. 

wetheclay:

G’evening (:

  Evening here in Singapore.. er scratch that, more of late really. Meh. Work is taking up A LOT of time. :/

  Anyway, I was inspired to do this after my bible study class last saturday, when we were discussing Prayer- the part with the ‘template’ of how to pray, etc. Basically remembering my youth classes (meh sound old), I was telling them about the five finger concept- an easier way to remember. We were like racking our brains trying to remember the simplified versions of why we could remember them and ended up laughing like crazyy. (:

So for notes if people would like to know!

  • First, the thumb for Praise- Thumbs Up! (Hallowed be thy name)
  • Index for Thanksgiving, to God be all glory! 
  • Middle for Confession- the joke was, you know, middle finger.. seriously though,(Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors)
  • Ring, also representing relationships, can also be remembered as Intercession - praying for others! Friends and Family (: 
  • Lastly, the pinky! for yourself in Petition. It’s the smallest and last, to remind you that you aren’t the important factor. 
  The full prayer that was taught in the bible is from Matthew 6:9-13. Also there’s this awesome book by Max Lucado with the prayer thing inside I believe. Do check it out! Max Lucado is an awesome writer. (: 

Anyway this is a very very basic thing; it’s not compulsory to pray in this format. I do admit while i try to follow it because I feel it’s a good reminder also to set priorities straight, there are days where I just spill everything to God, of course, or even make it all about me. Which is although not good per say, I do feel God understands. After all, we are to go to him about everything and anything at anytime. And personally, I think it’s worse to just keeping to format making it priority rather then how you truthfully feel and have the heart for. Still, it’s a good habit to praise God and thank him- truly set’s the day straight to surrender all to him. (:

Have a great day tomorrow!

P.S - I have this awesome free app by my friend with daily devotions and plans included inside and I’ve been using it daily. It’s super handy! It’s called Bible but finding it was a real pain. :/The icon is of a reddish-brown bible with gold capital fonts stating “Holy Bible” . Id try figure out who did the app etc to make it easier to get too!

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#photoshop  #art  #huixianisplaying  #misazgraffito  #prayer  #christianity  #christian  #christian art  #praise  #thanksgiving  #confession  #intercession  #petition  #matthew 6 
Did this on: July 2012
For: we;the clay
Medium: Photoshop
Notes: 3rd Piece of work for we;theclay. not my favourite though! Should be doing another one soon. Just realised I didn’t post the 2nd piece here, will do so now!
wetheclay:

Hello!
  Man i blog here more then my own blog. This is sad. :/ Still, this was something I got from BSF lecture on tuesday, and I wanted to draw it out before it, ya know, gets away. :/
  So basically, we were going through 2 Thes 2:1-17, and *be warned- mayy be a little touchy*, we were basically talking about how 
we should be careful of the lawless one coming
to stand firm in our faith.
  Something I want to share here is about the second point. We were talking about application- I mean how do you apply it? The first thing that came to my mind was to, obvious, stand up for him like literally, when people talk bad about him and stuff.
  Then she mentioned it’s to stand firm in behavior, actions, language- and how much other stuff may influence us. Like music, books. How because the world says,” it’s okay, “, we start to slowly but surely believe it. It’s not even how much you say you wouldn’t. 
  This totally stuck me. I mean like. I truthfully don’t enjoy music with lyrics I don’t agree with, I’d skip them unless I’m working, and I read books with like, literally anything. I tend to hate horror shows, but always felt it’s personal preference, and I’ve always eflt pretty okay with gore. With people I have met in life, I always saw myself as a pretty open-minded person, and always been pretty open-minded to like anything, everything and you know, just felt- it’s okay. You’re you, I’m me. And that even if I read any gruesome books, it’s not like I’d do it.
  I guess it really hit me. I mean, I still have really old songs on my itunes that sometimes ends up in my iphone- I hardly delete any song unless i REALLY hate the lyrics. So like, Beep, Promiscuous, touch like that, Some song called God doesn’t exists- maybe, I tell myself, I wouldn’t get side tracked but I mean— what if all these have been slowly poisoning my mind? I mean all these is on a purely subconscious level. I must admit, sometimes, these songs just makes you feel ‘better’- but is it, really? Is there a point of feeling sexier/more confident with this kind of songs/lyrics leading to it? I guess it’s the wrong sort of confident.
  I now want to remove the songs with lyrics I don’t agree with, and truthfully I think it’s A LOT. I’m also not saying the entire playlist should be christian songs/related - though it’s definitely safer! But at the same time, I don’t want to listen to lyrics I seriously don’t agree with. I’m seriously struggling with the book thing ‘cos I just got stuck on this new series called Ladies Murder Club— don’t worry it’s like detectives CATCHING the murderer, though I do admit it can get a littlee dark, and I really want to read the rest! I still don’t know what to do. :/ meh.
  Anyway I was trying to depict in the picture was you know, how we slowly get poisoned by the stuff we listen. Very basically. Hope you guys get what I’m trying to say here! I’m sorry there’s not the verses to refer with so that this is more legit- I need to find my notes. Shall edit post when I get the correct verses ‘cos I feel it’s really important to be able to be sure with the Bible- which is the MOST important, and to be able to reference/back it up with other parts of the bible too to makes sense. Something from my inductive bible study. (:
/edit : Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 
-Phil 4:8
Got a few more— The one we studied was different too. Will write down when can remember!
Till the next time!

Did this on: July 2012

For: we;the clay

Medium: Photoshop

Notes: 3rd Piece of work for we;theclay. not my favourite though! Should be doing another one soon. Just realised I didn’t post the 2nd piece here, will do so now!

wetheclay:

Hello!

  Man i blog here more then my own blog. This is sad. :/ Still, this was something I got from BSF lecture on tuesday, and I wanted to draw it out before it, ya know, gets away. :/

  So basically, we were going through 2 Thes 2:1-17, and *be warned- mayy be a little touchy*, we were basically talking about how 

  1. we should be careful of the lawless one coming
  2. to stand firm in our faith.

  Something I want to share here is about the second point. We were talking about application- I mean how do you apply it? The first thing that came to my mind was to, obvious, stand up for him like literally, when people talk bad about him and stuff.

  Then she mentioned it’s to stand firm in behavior, actions, language- and how much other stuff may influence us. Like music, books. How because the world says,” it’s okay, “, we start to slowly but surely believe it. It’s not even how much you say you wouldn’t. 

  This totally stuck me. I mean like. I truthfully don’t enjoy music with lyrics I don’t agree with, I’d skip them unless I’m working, and I read books with like, literally anything. I tend to hate horror shows, but always felt it’s personal preference, and I’ve always eflt pretty okay with gore. With people I have met in life, I always saw myself as a pretty open-minded person, and always been pretty open-minded to like anything, everything and you know, just felt- it’s okay. You’re you, I’m me. And that even if I read any gruesome books, it’s not like I’d do it.

  I guess it really hit me. I mean, I still have really old songs on my itunes that sometimes ends up in my iphone- I hardly delete any song unless i REALLY hate the lyrics. So like, Beep, Promiscuous, touch like that, Some song called God doesn’t exists- maybe, I tell myself, I wouldn’t get side tracked but I mean— what if all these have been slowly poisoning my mind? I mean all these is on a purely subconscious level. I must admit, sometimes, these songs just makes you feel ‘better’- but is it, really? Is there a point of feeling sexier/more confident with this kind of songs/lyrics leading to it? I guess it’s the wrong sort of confident.

  I now want to remove the songs with lyrics I don’t agree with, and truthfully I think it’s A LOT. I’m also not saying the entire playlist should be christian songs/related - though it’s definitely safer! But at the same time, I don’t want to listen to lyrics I seriously don’t agree with. I’m seriously struggling with the book thing ‘cos I just got stuck on this new series called Ladies Murder Club— don’t worry it’s like detectives CATCHING the murderer, though I do admit it can get a littlee dark, and I really want to read the rest! I still don’t know what to do. :/ meh.

  Anyway I was trying to depict in the picture was you know, how we slowly get poisoned by the stuff we listen. Very basically. Hope you guys get what I’m trying to say here! I’m sorry there’s not the verses to refer with so that this is more legit- I need to find my notes. Shall edit post when I get the correct verses ‘cos I feel it’s really important to be able to be sure with the Bible- which is the MOST important, and to be able to reference/back it up with other parts of the bible too to makes sense. Something from my inductive bible study. (:

/edit : Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

-Phil 4:8

Got a few more— The one we studied was different too. Will write down when can remember!

Till the next time!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#wetheclay  #photoshop  #misazgraffito  #huixianisplaying  #art  #2 thes  #phil 4:8  #bible  #christianity 

Did this on: -

For: Personal

Medium: Ultra Wide & Slim film camera.

Notes: 3rd attempt at film- Used regular film, ISO 100- hence the grainy-ness. First few in Singapore, and the second half in Hokkaido. 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#Photography  #misazgraffito  #huixianisplaying  #film  #film camera  #ultra wide & Slim  #vivatar  #hokkaido  #otaru  #japan  #singapore  #camera 
Did this on: 8 July 2012
For: we;the clay
Medium: Photoshop
Notes: Work from my new christian-art-blog with my friend, Marie. (: Visit us! (The longer notes below!)
wetheclay:

  To start things of, I decided to use Isaiah 64:8; seeing how it’s our tumblr address. Actually today in sermon Pastor Michael (guest pastor! Mission month. :D) mentioned it too. However, he used it somewhat differently, using it in context with missions. You know, like how even when God does want to mould us for better- sometimes we stubbornly think we are correct. Or when he wants to mould us for missions, and we don’t wanna go, scared of everything forgetting that he knows everything and we’d be made wonderful. Or sometimes, we don’t even think that we’d be perfect- forgetting in the potter’s hands he wants to make us beautiful. Which artist doesn’t want their artwork beautiful? 
  I’m not too sure if I manage to explain my thought process/anything, but anyway I was imagining if we were like that- how shocking it may be to God! Ironically, we are just stopping ourselves to be better christians just ‘cos we can’t see the big picture. Etc if we were that sad little half made whatever in the picture thinking we were so perfect… 
Of course, it’s still really cool (And kinda touching) to remember that God still loves us, and he’s doing this ‘cos he does love us and that he loves us anyway. So sweet, eh? (:

Did this on: 8 July 2012

For: we;the clay

Medium: Photoshop

Notes: Work from my new christian-art-blog with my friend, Marie. (: Visit us! (The longer notes below!)

wetheclay:

  To start things of, I decided to use Isaiah 64:8; seeing how it’s our tumblr address. Actually today in sermon Pastor Michael (guest pastor! Mission month. :D) mentioned it too. However, he used it somewhat differently, using it in context with missions. You know, like how even when God does want to mould us for better- sometimes we stubbornly think we are correct. Or when he wants to mould us for missions, and we don’t wanna go, scared of everything forgetting that he knows everything and we’d be made wonderful. Or sometimes, we don’t even think that we’d be perfect- forgetting in the potter’s hands he wants to make us beautiful. Which artist doesn’t want their artwork beautiful? 

  I’m not too sure if I manage to explain my thought process/anything, but anyway I was imagining if we were like that- how shocking it may be to God! Ironically, we are just stopping ourselves to be better christians just ‘cos we can’t see the big picture. Etc if we were that sad little half made whatever in the picture thinking we were so perfect… 

Of course, it’s still really cool (And kinda touching) to remember that God still loves us, and he’s doing this ‘cos he does love us and that he loves us anyway. So sweet, eh? (:

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#photoshop  #misazgraffito  #huixianisplaying  #we the clay  #wetheclay  #isaiah 64:8  #isaiah  #clay  #potter  #art  #drawing