Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Avatar Illustration

Here's an illustration inspired by the 2009 AVATAR movie! If you were following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ last night, then this isn't anything new.

Last night I pulled up an old sketch to work on. I posted up snapshots of my progress on twitter, google+ and facebook as I took the sketch to final. Here it is:



Here's 2 version of the final illustration.


And here's the one I decided to go with:




Let me know if you enjoyed this post by commenting below.
Cheers, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~Christina


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Finance Illustrations for MoneySense

I did a series of illustrations for MoneySense's booklet, "Guide to the Perfect Portfolio". Here are some of the the images below,



Here are 2 of the images in fuller view.
The first one is about Keeping your portfolio in balance & the second one is about Dividing your equity and and fixed-income investments into many categories or asset classes.


And for those who are interested, here's my process work for the two images,



Hope you enjoyed this post!
Lots of love to you,

~Christina



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Freelance Illustration: Illustrating for Businessweek Magazine

Working with an Illustrator..

Ever wondered what it would be like to work with me? For this post, everything you see is exactly what I give to my clients when working on an editorial illustration assignment. To demonstrate, I'm going to use the PUMA illustration I did for Businessweek's article, "Puma Is No Longer a Sneaker. It's a Lifestyle"

PAR 1 After reading the article, I come up with a bunch of sketches. I pick the best three, refine them and send it off to my clients. Here's what my clients typically get from me:




I usually like to write down the key concepts from the article that I'm trying to depict beside the image.

PAR2 After the sketch has been approved, I move forth with the final illustration. Here's a detailed thumbnail layout of my work progressing from rough to final:




And here is the final illustration:



That's all. I hope you enjoyed this post.
Lots of love to you,

Christina Ung


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Friday, October 7, 2011

Little Miss Sunshine

For those of you who follow me on facebook, you've seen me post up my process work over the last couple of days. I hope you enjoyed watching me as I took this poster to completion. Here's the final image. A poster tribute to the Little Miss Sunshine musical that premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year.




If you would like to see the process work, you can look for the posts on my facebook page.
Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!

~Christina

Thursday, September 29, 2011

American Workers don’t have the right skills to get a job?



I stumbled upon an article this morning on CNN Money called, "Unemployment claims fall to lowest level since April". The article reports that "14 million people remain unemployed in the United States." What's shocking is...

There are 3 000 000 jobs that are unfilled in America. CNN suggests that problem may lie in the fact that most Americans do not have the right skill sets to get a job.

I find that hard to swallow. Because I personally believe that most people are overqualified and it's their job that stops them from reaching their full potential.

And this is what I want to convey in my image diary this week. I wanted to show the disconnect between a man's potential and the job he actually performs.

But now for some really GOOD NEWS..

To all freelancing illustrators. If you want to learn more about the industry, I highly recommend you check out NOOK COLLECTIVE. The same teachers that taught me all I need to know about illustration and how to run a freelance business are holding seminars in the Toronto region.

My best advice to any artist is to continue to grow and learn so go check them out.

Cheers,

~Christina

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Top 7 Money Disorders


Last week I blogged about one of the top seven money disorders that I illustrated for MoneySense Magazine earlier this year. Today, I had some time so I thought I would post up the rest.

The main illustration is financial incompatibility
which are money secrets that destroy couples. Here was my take on it:


And the Canadian Version :)

The rest of the illustrations also depict specific behavioral patterns and beliefs that hinder people's ability to make sound financial decisions. Since there are so many, I've posted them all together from process to final:

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a Fabulous Weekend!

~Christina