This ink pen which came with the Kuretake Watercolor Set is really nice. Here are some things I’ve rendered with it recently! It’s sharpie-like, but with more flex.

Last night was spent sprucing up the layout of this blog & fulfilling the selfish desire of wanting to try out the fixed header, body over interaction. Don’t miss the :hover fade-in bubble either!
Though, I can confidently say my CSS, especially CSS3, understanding is much, much stronger than 1 month ago. It was a lot of re-acquainting too.
Also, why can’t the day time be this serene? The main reason I like working through the night is because it is SILENT. No banging construction, no crying neighbor babies, no barrage of distractions. I’m going to miss being able to sustain these hours.

Last night was spent sprucing up the layout of this blog & fulfilling the selfish desire of wanting to try out the fixed header, body over interaction. Don’t miss the :hover fade-in bubble either!

Though, I can confidently say my CSS, especially CSS3, understanding is much, much stronger than 1 month ago. It was a lot of re-acquainting too.

Also, why can’t the day time be this serene? The main reason I like working through the night is because it is SILENT. No banging construction, no crying neighbor babies, no barrage of distractions. I’m going to miss being able to sustain these hours.

During my flight back from Los Angeles today, the stranger in the center seat chatted me about Sociallist. (The dear side project I won’t shut up about; I was drawing frames during that terrible few minutes of no electronics ;)
He loved the idea and pitched one of his own to me: a vinyl app. Intriguing…
The best part? Turns out he wasn’t an ideas guy, but simply a guy who’s been traveling the world for the last decade enroute to Yosemite National Park. Has no stake in this industry.
It was clear he had a great grasp of the vinyl world (for the record, I know nothing about vinyl, pun intended) since it was enough to get me to sketch up his thoughts.
That was refreshing. The 1:25 flight passed very quickly as a result. A conversation between strangers who came from different worlds united by an inkling of wanting to create. No ulterior motives aside from a fleeting connection.
I parted with knowledge of his whereabouts for the summer and he parted with my sketch.

During my flight back from Los Angeles today, the stranger in the center seat chatted me about Sociallist. (The dear side project I won’t shut up about; I was drawing frames during that terrible few minutes of no electronics ;)

He loved the idea and pitched one of his own to me: a vinyl app. Intriguing…

The best part? Turns out he wasn’t an ideas guy, but simply a guy who’s been traveling the world for the last decade enroute to Yosemite National Park. Has no stake in this industry.

It was clear he had a great grasp of the vinyl world (for the record, I know nothing about vinyl, pun intended) since it was enough to get me to sketch up his thoughts.

That was refreshing. The 1:25 flight passed very quickly as a result. A conversation between strangers who came from different worlds united by an inkling of wanting to create. No ulterior motives aside from a fleeting connection.

I parted with knowledge of his whereabouts for the summer and he parted with my sketch.

Sketches: a product design

Not sure why this one ended up on the (now eradicated) personal blog! Adding it retrospectively.

susanl:

“Product Designer” is an interesting title these days. When I hear of it, I usually assume we are describing a software designer who is product oriented. Or, a pixel designer with a good big picture sense. To most, it still aligns closer with industrial design: one who crafts objects of everyday use. I just find this shift interesting, now, to the main attraction:

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Chosen from a series of rapid iterations.

With some preliminary and scrapped forms, of course.

Complete with object rotation studies…

As well as hand studies.

Theme of life: Ther is barely enough time to keep up with everything, especially with regards to all your ideas. Thus, there remains even less time left to document and share it! Prioritize, prioritize, and don’t forget about the rest of the world.

A handful of more sharpie sketches of various projects I’m thinking about: sociallist and a future portal page, susanl.in. I pulled the trigger for the .in domain when I learned the awesome namecheap offered it for $2.78 the first year, so cheap!

We’ll show you the real thing once it’s ready. Ah, speaking of which, I should set aside a teeny bit of time to clean-up the sociallist blog design.
sociallistme:

Late night wireframing for alpha.

We’ll show you the real thing once it’s ready. Ah, speaking of which, I should set aside a teeny bit of time to clean-up the sociallist blog design.

sociallistme:

Late night wireframing for alpha.

These are my favorite bits from mhci sketching I never posted! Container hands & red ballpoint sketchery. They will be in the new portfolio, but rediscovering nice things is.. nice!

I flew home to LA from SF again this past weekend. These were the sketches created from those few painful moments of being forced to disconnect from electronics. I used a uniball ink pen for these to change things up from the usual double-tipped sharpie or papermate ballpoint. The flow of the ink is kind of addicting to work with, but not so fantastic for conveying values.

A belated post on a project I did last year @ Vast.

(No trade secrets here, so go away competitors.)

I had the opportunity to work on a then secret project to put everyone’s mug on a mug. Now the SF team has their name on a mug, but better. (Though I guess nothing stops you from using someone else’s.. but that’s awkward.)

All-in-all: a nice swag project to kick-off as a (then) new hire. Putting those double-tipped sharpie sketch skills to use. Also, it was a month of illustrating lots of facial hair. I don’t think I’ve drawn that many beards before in my life.

Pages from my MUJI sketchbook. Happy New Year, again folks.

First sketch of 2012: Stanley’s Screen.

First sketch of 2012: Stanley’s Screen.

Found a few sketches on the bedside while cleaning up. These extreme on-surface shots look pretty good, will post full on shots when I get a chance to reshoot in daylight.

Also, while I will not have my nyancat facebook hack anymore, I can now selfishly put my art up in the top box like so. ;) Originally painted “Ode to Watercolors" two years ago. Wow, how time flies (like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana).

Sharpie Sketches | beautiful people & red ink

In which I use my secret weapon [1]  to draw things.

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This what happens when I like you: You occasionally, okay - often, end up in my doodles. Some are better than others. FOREVER immortalized. ;)

Bts

Now, featuring the gorgeous girl behind Behind the Seams, one of my favorite fashion blogs. I have an immense girl crush on Trang.

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Red-reprise

& now, a red, coral, & pink Copic comp.


1. It’s a double-sided sharpie. Honestly, this thing is way better than many of the expensive artsy inking pens I’ve tried.

Love, love, love.