+ JIALING PAN +

A Malaysian illustrator and concept artist currently based in San Francisco, California.

This blog is an eclectic mix of personal art, inspirations, opinions and fan musings.

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1: Take a picture of your workspace.

Its actually quite funny that I got this one the day right after my new desktop (I haven’t had one in 5 years) arrived. Also my table is almost never this clean nor this bare, so this is a rare day indeed.

Currently I have two keyboards and an extra mouse trackpad, courtesy of the free pack I get from Apple when purchasing the iMac. I hooked up my old monitor to enable a dual screen whereby I can work and still not have to pull up references in the same screen. Might as well get good use out of appliances that were around.

12. Any weird artist behavior you admit doing?

Sometimes I have problems disassociating weird from bad. So I’ll focus on weird, which is sometimes borderline ‘bad’ for me. When I try to get into the mood for drawing, I have to shut myself from the world.

As in literally, ‘box myself’ into a room. Currently I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my boyfriend, and our workspace is the shared other bedroom. So he’s learned to live with me when I go to ‘clear my head’. Its what we both refer to it. I shut our bedroom door to feel like I’m in an enclosed space, put my headphones on, run whatever suits my mood on my extensive iPod playlist and literally, move around the room.

I pace, I flop on the bed, I stand in place and shake; all the while my head is ticking with a different story or mood or I’m just letting certain things go. It doesn’t always work, but its rather therapeutic.

Part of it is because I used to live in a house with limited space and constrained levels of privacy. However, having lived alone for a few years, I realize it is something I do to get into the mood to work at times.

Oh also, sometimes I purposely watch something to make me seriously moody to draw certain paintings and works to keep me in that mood. Once I lose the sensation for some pieces, getting the groove to finish it becomes a bit of a chore.

I could probably think of a few other weird things, but off the top of my head that’s probably the weirdest of the bunch.

Artist asks GO!

1: Take a picture of your workspace.
2: Show your pencil case and what's inside.
3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
4: Lineart or coloring?
5: Who/what inspires you?
6: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
7: Do you have any OCs?
8: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
9: Favorite thing to draw?
10: Least favorite thing to draw?
11: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
12. Any weird artist behavior you admit doing?

Gorgeous, lovely, Lupita Nyong’ who well deserves her award.

Dreams do come true!

FABULOUS

Love Hurts

blindsprings:

secondlina:

Here is “Knot”, a short comic I drew to sell at Mocca and TCAF this year. The printed version is going to be SO PRETTY. I’m in love with the cover (which I will post later).

I just wanted to do something fairy-tale-like that talked about doubts and frustrations and how to deal with them. I’m really happy with how colorful and adorable the story turned out to be. 

If you enjoyed “Knot”, please consider reblogging it and/or checking out my ongoing webcomic Namesake! HUGS TO ALL OF YOU!

Isa’s been showing me wips of this for awhile, look how pretty this is finished, ahhh!!

Ah, this is beautiful <3

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EOY 2013 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY #2 - PACIFIC RIM 3D BLURAY + BLURAY + DVD + DIGITAL COPY COMBO PACK

The year 2012 to 2013 has been arduous in many ways for me. As my birthday is tomorrow, and the start of a new year about to dawn upon us I thought up a 2 part giveaway to my wonderful followers.

Thank you all for the support, you all have no idea how much it did help.

Pacific Rim really lifted my spirits in summer and it was quite the little feast for my eyes and the kid that still lingers in my heart. Though it hardly impacted me the way Utena did, it left a fuzzy feeling in my heart which I quite missed from my childhood. I love the characters for their seishun ways as well. Thought to share the extra copy that I got by accident than to leave it on my shelf.

Giveaway #2 contains : -

  • Pacific Rim Combo Pack - 3D Bluray + Bluray + DVD + Digital Copy (unopened)
  • A brush ink artwork request of any character, fandom or original ; 8.5” x 11” paper size ( samples seen above or here)
  • Giveaway contents will be shipped worldwide, to any person you’d like. Even if you’d like to address it to someone else with a little extra note, I’ll do it : )

Rules

  • Both reblogs and likes count. Doing both ups your chances. Preferably if you do like it, please reblog it as well : )
  • Reblogs on giveaway blogs do not count; although a sideblog is fine.
  • As it is a celebration of my followers, you must be a follower of my blog
  • Deletion of description automatically disqualifies the entry.
  • I would rather not put an age limit to this and thus I will say that I will not, for this giveaway, be doing any sketch request that isn’t PG-13 (or something tasteful at the very least)
  • Ask box has to be open for me to contact you.
  • Winners have 48 hours to respond or the prizes will be passed on to another.
  • Winners will be chosen via randomizer.
  • Individuals are allowed to try; if interested, for both giveaways. Do note that it is unlikely that one person will win both giveaways.
  • Giveaway ends on 23rd December 2013 by 9:00 p.m. PST

Good Luck!

Feel free to look up Giveaway #1 should that interest you more.

EOY 2013 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY #1 - UTENA BOXSET VOL 1

The year 2012 to 2013 has been arduous in many ways for me. As my birthday is tomorrow, and the start of a new year about to dawn upon us I thought up a 2 part giveaway to my wonderful followers.

Thank you all for the support, you all have no idea how much it did help.

Revolutionary Girl Utena holds a special place in my heart. A story of adolescence, finding yourself in a beautiful art-filled presentation by one of my all time favourite directors. What better way than to help introduce a curious watcher, or to add to a fan’s collection.

Giveaway #1 contains : -

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena : Student Council Saga Limited Edition DVD Boxset (unopened)
  • A brush ink artwork request of any character, fandom or original ; 8.5” x 11” paper size ( samples seen above or here)
  • Giveaway contents will be shipped worldwide, to any person you’d like. Even if you’d like to address it to someone else with a little extra note, I’ll do it : )

Rules

  • Both reblogs and likes count. Doing both ups your chances. Preferably if you do like it, please reblog it as well : )
  • Reblogs on giveaway blogs do not count; although a sideblog is fine.
  • As it is a celebration of my followers, you must be a follower of my blog
  • Deletion of description automatically disqualifies the entry.
  • I would rather not put an age limit to this and thus I will say that I will not, for this giveaway, be doing any sketch request that isn’t PG-13 (or something tasteful at the very least)
  • Ask box has to be open for me to contact you.
  • Winners have 48 hours to respond or the prizes will be passed on to another.
  • Winners will be chosen via randomizer.
  • Individuals are allowed to try; if interested, for both giveaways. Do note that it is unlikely that one person will win both giveaways.
  • Giveaway ends on 23rd December 2013 by 9:00 p.m. PST

Good Luck!

Feel free to look up Giveaway #2 should that interest you more.

Words fail me because I am laughing wayyy too hard.

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The Copyright Manifesto I’ve been meaning to write for two years

prettyarbitrary:

reapersun:

tylociraptor said: Um, shouldn’t you just respect the request of the copyright holder and not sell fanworks then…? How is it NOT okay for others to sell your works if its okay for you to violate THEIR copyright…? :/

Fair question.

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There are multiple vectors at work here.

1: Websites are owned by companies.  Company policy =/= law.  Companies in fact often have much more detailed and stringent policies on what they consider ‘infringing material’ than the government does, because they don’t want an issue to blow to the point where they get taken to court, even if they’d win.

2: Intellectual property law (which includes copyright, trademarks, and patents, among others—each of which gets treated differently) is currently in the midst of a sea change.  Since nobody in the executive or legislative branches of the US government seem inclined to take up the torch, US intellectual property law is currently being redefined mostly by the courts, one case and precedent at a time.

3: The issue hinges on the definition of ‘derivative’ vs. ‘transformative’ works.  Derivative works are considered to have no redeeming artistic value.  In layman’s terms, they’re ‘ripoffs.’  Transformative works are works that take existing objects, concepts, art, cultural artifacts, etc. and remix, reinvent, or reinterpret them in ways that are legally considered to contribute to the ongoing, churning cultural dialogue that is ‘art.’

(You may be able to spot an issue there already.  The terms ‘legal’ and ‘art’ are not exactly two words that naturally go together.)

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An informative read on the ever grey topic of fanworks and the line toed for copyright in terms of art/writing.

tarmairon:

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That cape swish omg.

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Inktober #14

'How far will you fly, I wonder?'

I also just really like drawing girls with puffy hair and odd but pretty fashions.

Inktober #13

Gasp, if you can.

Inktober #12

’久しぶり〜’

Jinguji Ren in questionably inaccurate Persian-ish mishmash clothing for my dear Graff.

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