Monday, January 7, 2013

App assets

Game assets of a walking panda while eating gems.

 Animal Icons for the following Phrases:
- Contagious (Monkey)
-Depressions (Crab)
-Duckling (duck)
-Lifestyle (Rabbit)
-You're welcome (Bird)

Portrait of Beethoven

First portrait of 2013 - Beethoven
2013 is already off to a good start.
Looking forward to a great year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

After Effect 10 seconds video

A small 10 seconds video made in After Effect. A little story about "Open" and "Close". Enjoy! :)


Acrylics new paintings

Happy Holidays! Made some new paintings this winter!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Up on Clouds

"Up on Clouds" officially arrived!

This story is about a little girl who misses her mom and thinks her mom doesn’t give her enough attention. One night she is trying to sleep while her Mom is still working, and as she does many nights, she stares out of her window to gaze at the stars and clouds. This night it is particularly bright so the clouds are visible and the little girl begins to dream that she is up in the clouds. While there, the clouds are personified and give her lots of attention.

Through each of her experiences with the clouds, she is reminded of times when her mom did similar activities with her as the clouds were doing with her. She realizes how much her mom contributes to her life, how much she misses her mom, and how grateful she is for the amount of attention that her mom does provide to her. In the end, she awakes to her mom wishing her good night, and realizes how grateful she is for having the mom that she does.

Length: 32 pages
Type: Children's book in paperback
Ages: 2-6

Here are some page shots. Please check out my shop at if you are interested in getting one. xo!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ABC book sketches in process

Slowly slowly going...Here is an image of my first ABC book- sketches in process.
More sketches are coming!

Portrait drawing of Schubert(Unfinished)

Portrait of Schubert on wood.
Didn't get to finish the drawing, however, still wanted to post up and share with everyone.
Time to purchase more wood panels, time to draw more, time to paint more!
Go Jessie Go!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

color studies part 1

Have been working on color studies of my children's book "Up On Clouds".
Just finished color studies of the first 8 pages, will keep working on the rest of 8 pages.
Very exciting!

Friday, January 27, 2012

wood panel painting

First time painting on wood panel. :D Very enjoyable!
size 10''x13.5''

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy 2012!!

I've made this card for holidays but forgot to post up on my blog.
Time to put it up and share it with everybody. :)

Wish everybody a wonderful 2012!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

#419 APE 2011

APE 2011 is coming up and my friend Renea and I will be having a booth there! We will be selling prints, post cards, magnets, and comics.
Here is the map that shows where our table is.
Keep an eye on our banner that helps you find us!
Here are the stuff I will be selling.
Wish myself a happy time and a happy Chinese birthday on APE!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

A long Journey along with Kazu

-To my favorite beloved teacher Kazuhiko Sano
-"Journey" (Acrylic 4x4)
Kazu, one of the greatest artistes and teachers in the world.
There are too much to say what he has taught me and what I've learned from him;
There are too much to say how much he inspired me and how much he helped me to grow so much as an artist.

I chose "Journey" as a theme to make this piece of art for him.
A Journey that I am going towards to a unknown future as an artist.
I don't know how long it will take me,I don't know how many difficulties I will go through. However, I know I will never be alone- Kazu and his art spirit will always stay deep in my heart, and go all the way along with me on my Journey.

I remember one time I was sitting in his class, painting with all my depressions.
He asked me if I was alright.
I asked him what he would do when he has to paint but feels depressed.
He said, you know you don't have to paint if you don't feel like to. Always listen to your heart-if it says you need a break, take a break, and go back to work when your heart says you are ready.
I asked him a few questions about being an artist.
Ask yourself, and listen to your heart, he said, ask yourself how much desire you have for art, how much courage you have and how much you can sacrifice for art.

He devoted all his life to art, he influenced all my perspective about art.
Whenever I feel insecure and doubt myself;
whenever I think about if I can really be a good artist and how I can do so, I tell myself to be stronger! I tell myself that it's a long journey to make a dream/goal come true, and it takes time, patience, luck, as well as a lot of efforts.

I love the lyrics of the song "Journey". It says out all my feelings...

"It’s a long long journey, till I know where I’m supposed to be.
And I don’t know if I can believe.
When shadows fall and block my eyes, I am lost and know that I must hide.
It’s a long long journey, till I find my way home to you.
Many days I’ve spent, drifting on through empty shores.
Wondering what’s my purpose, wondering how to make me strong.

I know I will falter I know I will cry, I know you’ll be standing by my side.
It’s a long long journey, and I need to be close to you.

Sometimes it feels no one understands,I don’t even know why.
I do the things I do, When pride builds me up till I can’t see my soul,
Will you break down these walls and pull me through?"

I will never forget about the encouragement hug you gave to me as a forever memorial!
All my love to you Kazu!
We all miss you!

-Jessie Chen

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Little Match girl

Tomorrow I will be going to the 5th Annual SCBWI conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Did two new illustrations of the fairy tale " The Little Match girl" in Acrylic.
Aww, I love softbody Acrylics!
It always helps me to create a dreaming feeling in my paintings.

I hope everyone enjoys the new paintings!!
I am looking forward to seeing some awesome artwork at the conference tomorrow, and to getting a portfolio review. Yay!!! :)
:D :D :D

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ice Cream House

Wish Everybody a happy day!
My lovely Little Bunny and her Ice Cream House.
Someday, I will open my own ice cream house.
We will see who will be that little bunny!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011