Ariel Reflections - Disney Couture shirt at Vault 28!

I found out that my Ariel Reflections artwork has been made into a Disney Couture shirt! These are sold at Disney Vault 28 store at Downtown Disney. 
So cute! :) 


Shake it Up!

Disney and Mattel created fashion dolls of Bella Thorne(Cece) and Zendaya Coleman(Rocky) from Disney Channel's "Shake it Up" show, and I did fashion illustrations of them :)

Here's the Cece Doll

And my illustration of her :)

Rocky Doll and my illustration on the bottom :)

These dolls are are so cute and very detailed. I want one for myself!

The making of these dolls will be shown on Disney Channel and my
illustrations will be shown there as well! yay!

Bella Thorne also tweeted and shared her photos holding the doll and my illustration!
(Photos from www.dis411.com)

Yay! She looks very excited and it's so cool to see her actually holding my illustration! :)


"Ariel Reflection" Prints

I'm so happy to say that my Ariel piece - "Ariel Reflection" is going to be available as prints through ACME!

I signed them specially with gold pen, so hope you enjoy! :)


Needle felted maltipoo bichon, Chibi

It's been a while since I needle felted, and this time, I made Chibi!
Chibi's been a great inspiration for me to make things with these days since I miss him a lot.. =( But soon, I will be able to bring him to Korea and live with him again, so yay!

Anyhow, here are the steps on how I made Chibi.

First, I made simple shapes of the head, body, and the legs all separate.

Then, I attached the legs to the body and made sure they are pretty firm, so they stay in position.

I added the snout to the head and attached it to the body.

Added the ears and some indications of the face.
(And I changed his pose to sit)

Added eyes and the nose. I didn't have the plastic eyes and the nose, but I've seen some of the needle felted dogs that used the plastic ones and they look more realistic.

Added more wool on top of his nose and trimmed along the mouth to resemble Chibi's hair.

Add little bit of light pink for the mouth.

I added one more layer of wool all over to make his hair look more fluffy.
It can look a little messy, but you can lightly brush the hair with a comb.

Here's my finished Chibi!
Do you think he looks like real Chibi? =)

Chibi as Pop Art

It was my sister-in-law's birthday a few weeks ago, and since we live across the ocean, I had to think of a nice gift that I can get online.

And I found out that you can create customized iphone cases from case-mate.com with your own pictures!

All you need to do is upload your image, and you can scale and position the image however you'd like!

I created this artwork using our dog, Chibi's photo to put on the iphone case.

I started with this photo of Chibi, and it's really easy to create a pop art look in photoshop!

Isn't he cute? =D
To create a pop art style image like I did, you need to select along the image using the lasso tool, and delete the background.
Then add another layer on the bottom and fill with any color you want.

Go to "Filter- Cut out" and you can see that your image is stylized into a simple cut out image. You can select how far you want to push the cut out
to make your image more abstract.

Then I decided to add initials on the bottom to make it more personal =)
I sent it using my account in Amazon, which was very convenient, and my sister-in-law received it in about a week! She was so happy with my gift!

And Chibi likes it too =)


Sketch inspired by Givenchy Fall 2012 Couture dress

When I saw the Givenchy Fall 2012 couture collection, I was wow-ed by how beautiful the dresses were and wanted to draw them!

I love the sheers and all the embellishments on the dresses!

I started sketching with pencil very roughly and scanned into photoshop to add some colors.
I feel like whenever I erase the messy lines and the smudges from the sketch, it kind of looses the feel from the original sketch on the paper. I wish photoshop can automatically clean up the images just the way I like it! =D
I actually like this version with rough pencil and just touches of color, but I wanted to show the sheer skirt part of the dress, so I added a bright color background and made the dress blue =)

Here is the fully colored version! Which one do you like? =)


Girl with a heart

As I mentioned, I'm trying to do more sketches in my free time at home.
So here's a quick photoshop sketch in a few different color variations.


Disney Characters - Sketches

I was looking through my old sketchbook and realized how long I've been abandoning my sketches inside, so I scanned some of them to post them here =)

And also realized I should be doing more sketches from now on!

I think the hardest thing about creating new artwork is to find an inspiration for it.
It seems like you always end up drawing the same thing that you like, or something that you're confident about drawing it.. then everything starts looking the same..
Which isn't a bad thing, but these days, I feel challenged to explore new styles and new inspirations to experiment with.
Maybe it's just a homework for all artists that never ends.

Here are some Disney character sketches from my sketchbook from few years ago =)

Tinkerbell and a bunny fairy

Cinderella and her glass slippers


Tumblr site open!

Hi, Now I have a tumblr site open! It's still WIP, but I will be updating it with more artwork, so please come visit! ;) Thank you!

Please follow me at http://najennya.tumblr.com/


Disney Couture Snow White Top

Yay! my Snow White top can be purchased online at Disneystore.com!
This is the image on the website!
How cute is the model!! She makes the top look even cuter ;)
When you go to www.disneystore.com, click on "Adult" tab and look for "Disney Style"
Then you can find this top!

Close up of the rhinestone detail on the shirt!


Say hello to Chibi!

Just wanted to post a picture of my baby Chibi because he's the cutest dog ever and I miss him terribly! He's staying with my brother in LA, and I get to see him through Skype..
Miss you Chibi! xoxo
He loves to wear my Ray-bans!


Pop Princess Prints displayed at D-Street Store

When I visited LA, I went to Disneyland and walked into the D-Street store in Downtown Disney to see all of my Pop Princess art prints displayed in the middle of the store.
They had a whole section of the art prints and t-shirts from the Art of the Disney Princess book at the store
My personal favorite piece, Ariel :)
Pop Cinderella
They also had my Snow White top :)


summer girl sketch

Sorry it's been so long since I updated the blog!
I'm back from my trip to LA and now back to freelancing at home..
While I was browsing on the internet for some ideas, I found a picture of a pretty girl in a cool swim suit and wanted to draw her! I exaggerated the pose little bit and added my style into the drawing =) By the way, I love the tribal pattern on her swim suit! I wish summer time gets here soon!