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3x3 Winning Entry-Part 3


Her name is Lady, we grew up together.

She became our family and my playmate since I was 3 or 4. She was smart and funny; she made us laugh a lot, and made us feel so loved. Once at midnight, all of us were asleep, Lady was barking out loud abnormally at the door of my grandma’s room. I got up to see what happened and realised that my grandma wasn’t feeling well, we sent her to the hospital right away. Thanks to Lady, everything was fine with my grandma and taken care of in time. This happened twice. We really appreciate her help.

8 years ago, she left when she was 16 years old. I still think of her a lot, she was the only dog we ever had. I imagine she now lives in a beautiful place full of green trees and often thinks of us too :)

*Postcards and art prints are available here: 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HsinYiYao?coupon=35GBP15OFF
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她叫Lady,是從小陪我長大的白貴賓。

在我3、4歲的時候,Lady就被送來我們家,每天一副家裡的小管家一般,總是搖著屁股在家裡到處巡,陪著我們一起每天的日常,也幫我們的生活創造各式drama。

小時候可能是我們年齡相近,她會跟我搶芭比娃娃,我的芭比娃娃常常不是斷手就是斷腳,害我晚上常常夢到芭比娃娃的惡夢。

她出其不意的幽默舉動也常常讓我笑出,有天早上,我在出門上學的路上竟遇到不知道何時偷溜出門的她,理直氣壯地迎面向我走來,一臉:「沒事,我剛好要回家」的樣子。

她很聰明,我常常在家跟她上演各種戲碼,有一次她又偷咬了一包她不能吃的餅乾藏起來用身體保護住,若有人要拿走餅乾,她會作勢要咬你,幾次下來她開始有防備心,於是我假裝放棄嘗試,若無其事地走到客廳指著窗簾大叫:「老鼠!Lady!有老鼠!」(忘了說,雖然她不是貓,但她本身是抓老鼠能手),起先她遲遲不願意離開餅乾超過兩步的距離,直到我開始上演急得跳腳(對,我就是照著字面上的意思著急地在原地跳),她見狀才拔腿狂奔到我身邊開始到處聞,我這才有機會跑去拿走在他床上的餅乾,她發現時懊惱地衝回來,但為時已晚,只能看著我得意洋洋地拿著餅乾表示勝利。#超幼稚

她很懂得生存之道,當時家裡有兩個家人輪流打掃,她會依照她對當週負責人的害怕程度來決定是否要在家中亂大小便,所以比較兇的家人打掃時家裡總是特別乾淨,反之,另一位家人的打掃週總是驚喜連連......。

她很細心,一直守護著身體不好的阿嬤,曾經有兩次阿嬤半夜人不舒服,是Lady異常地在阿嬤房間門口又哭又吠的通知沈睡中的大家,才讓我們順利地在半夜即時送急診,化解了危機。

我20歲那年,為我們生活增添不少樂趣的她把16年活好活滿、很平靜地離開了。八年過去了,很多時候我還是會想到她,總是想像她在一個很美、很舒服的環境,一樣是一副很聰明可愛的樣子,還是有在關心著我們。

以前幫她拍的蜜蜂裝照、38照、喜氣洋洋照都在壞掉的硬碟裡,還好相處了16年,趁畫面依然清晰,想畫出記憶中她的樣子。

*Lady的明信片跟複製畫在這裡: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HsinYiYao?coupon=35GBP15OFF

#3x3插畫獎
#Digital Visual Diary
#YearOfTheDog
#illustration

Mark


New Shop Opening Sale


That’s right…my Etsy shop is OPEN!!!

After a long wait, my Etsy shop is finally set up and ready for orders! So lucky that I had my first order few days after the shop was ready, and now I have my first happy Etsy customer!

👉👉👉Get 15% off when you spend £35 before 01/11/2018.
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Drop an email to tell me what products you wish me to sell 😊
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『我的Etsy商店開幕啦!』

上一次在公開場合出售插畫商品(明信片跟繪本)已經是去年倫敦展覽的事了,畢展之後每次被問到哪裡可以買到我的作品時,我都很心虛:「有有有,之後會跟大家說哪裡可以買!」心虛是因為龜毛如我往往在比較各印刷公司試印的品質、線上商店平台的選擇等等細節就花費很多心力跟時間了,加上同時還要創作,根本不知道何時能上線,因此一直希望蜜月後可以好好把這件事從待辦事項中打一個漂亮的勾勾✔️

就!在!最!近!我的Etsy商店上線啦!更開心的是,在陸續上架的籌備期間居然就開市了,賣出了Etsy第一件商品,買家收到實品之後還回來留言給了五顆星好評,說他很喜歡3x3系列中威尼斯的貓這個畫作以及期待看到我之後更多的作品,感謝他讓我的Etsy初體驗就這樣愉快地開始了。
#如此好眼光只好跟他成為摯友XD

目前有上架的商品都是有現貨的,所以數量有限,其他的商品開發都還在評估中(一直私心想開發自己想用的東西),你們會希望我出什麼插畫商品?
#別害羞快email說你想要什麼

👉👉👉2018/10/1-2018/11/1 消費滿£35就可以享有85折的優惠!
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#可以省下不少海外運費
#開幕優惠只到11月1號
#EtsyShop #illustration #painting #ArtPrint #coupon #hsinyiyaoart

Mark


3x3 Winning Entry-Part 2


“If I were a cat, I’d live in Venice.”

It was in September, I finally got to visit Venice for the first time. We explored the lovely hidden corners of the city by foot. In only three days, the city already won me over with its colour palette, its cute houses and its peaceful atmosphere.

If you were a cat, where would you live?
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『如果我是貓,我要當威尼斯的貓』

對於威尼斯,我一直有個很夢幻的印象,很想親眼看看本人面貌,想看看當地的顏色是不是真的跟照片一樣五顏六色,想看看貢多拉穿梭在城市中是不是跟想像中一樣特別,也想看看威尼斯的水是不是真的跟傳聞一樣越淹越高了。

三年前,我終於有機會一睹威尼斯之美,雖然只有短短的三天,卻足以讓我愛上這個地方。

那時是九月,由於大的觀光景點都相當擁擠,我們快速地踩了點之後,就決定脫離人潮,隨機轉入一個小巷,跨越一座座小橋,穿梭在一棟棟可愛房子之間的小巷弄裡,驚喜地發現,這裡每個轉角都像是繪本裡出現的場景一樣,我們探險了好久,彷彿在搜集寶物似的。每棟房子都漆著很溫暖的顏色,植物與花也巧妙地點綴著這城市,不管是家家戶戶窗前擺的小盆栽,還是一顆顆隨處可見的綠樹,都讓整個城市協調的色彩搭配成為一個可愛到不行的插畫風格,可以說是讓眼睛大吃冰淇淋啊(好復古的形容)!在徒步探索這個城市時,也意外發現,避開熱門景點的威尼斯原來格外地安靜,搭配舒服的天氣,悠哉地漫步在威尼斯,步調都慢了下來,心情很平靜。

在我們住宿附近有一隻橘貓,總是在白天時坐在窗邊,優雅地曬著尾巴,慢條斯理地搖啊搖的,表情若有所思,八成是在計畫著晚上要走哪條路線去探險、要去誰家舉辦暴衝大賽...

「你看,他們日子好無憂無慮喔!」我抬頭望著窗邊的橘貓,「這邊白天這麼安靜,他們就坐著看看路人、曬曬日光浴,休息夠了就拐到小巷子裡到處探險,而且這裡沒車很安全。」

如果我是貓,我要當威尼斯的貓!

你最想當哪裡的貓?

#第一屆最適貓居住城市大賽
#當地的顏色真的跟照片一樣那麼可愛
#至於貢多拉我覺得沒有想像中那麼酷只覺得貴
#水位確實滿高的有些房子我看都覺得快要進水了
#3x3插畫獎
#Digital Visual Diary
#Cat in Venice

Mark


A Little 3x3 Incident | 3x3插畫小烏龍


"IT WASN’T A SCAM!!!"

Last months, I received several congratulation emails saying that I won an art competition. Since I’ve heard about many art scams like this: first, they would congratulate you on your work being pre-selected for their competition which you didn’t enter, and then, they would “kindly” ask you to pay for a fee. Therefore, I deleted all of the “scam emails” immediately…thinking “Don’t try to fool me! I’m not gonna fall for it!”

However, when I received the third email from 3x3 Magazine Illustration Show, I started to believe it was true. I then went on their website and found my name on the winners list..HO MA GOD! I finally realised that it wasn’t a scam!!!

I have heard about the award for many years as some of the illustrators, whose work I really like, have already won 3x3, like Iker Ayestaran illustration :)  Anyway, I am so honoured to be one of the 3x3 winners. It is very encouraging for a fresh illustrator to keep creating good work.

P.S. The congratulation emails were already rescued from the trash bin and now sitting nicely in my inbox XD
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『原來這不是詐騙!!!』

一個月前,我就陸陸續續收到恭喜你得獎的信件,但因為之前就聽說有一些專挑新出來的畫家下手的小壞蛋,騙取一些展費啊、刊登費、得獎費(?)等等,所以我一收到就毫不猶豫地把他們全部刪 光 光!!還在心裡為自己的聰明鼓掌想說:「誰都別想欺騙我的感情!!」

沒想到,半個月後當我收到第三封信的時候,已經不是群發的email,他們甚至換了個有名有姓的信箱,標題並標明為重要信件,我好奇打開看看他們這次又想耍什麼計倆,殊不知...竟然真的是3x3插畫獎寄來的,還用了3x3創辦人的簽名檔,要我務必要盡快上傳得獎作品的高清檔(要印在在第十五期3x3插畫年鑑裡),我半信半疑地登入他們官網,不查還好,一查發現...原來這不是詐騙!!!

我真是不敢相信!!重複確認了好幾次才敢分享這個好消息!!為何3x3插畫獎讓我如此興奮呢?一直以來,我都知道3x3插畫獎,因為好幾個我一直有在關注的插畫家都得過這個獎,像是 鄒駿昇 Page TsouAhn Zhe 安哲Cindy wume 所以我一直很希望有一天也能說:Ya~~~~我得3x3了!!終於成功達成第一個插畫家小小里程碑,之後還有好多更令人興奮大大小小里程碑等著我去插旗子!

雖然已經說過了,但我真的很榮幸可以得3x3插畫獎!!!這對於一個新出來的插畫家來說,真的是一個莫大的鼓勵,讓我可以收集多一點信心,然後繼續往前走,你們說說,這是否很值得為他落淚一番?

後記:Sorry我不小心放了假消息,Cindy Wume說她其實沒有報過3x3啦,但我確定她有入圍波隆納插畫獎XD 大家不要報警抓我 #烏龍不斷

#3x3得獎小烏龍
#終於可以在網站上寫我是AwardWinningIllustrator了
#偷偷藏在心中的小小心願
#謝謝3x3插畫獎同仁無比的耐心
#從今開始學習做人不要疑神疑鬼
#我反省
#3x3插畫獎
#Digital Visual Diary



3x3 Winning Entry-Part 1


Ok, let's chat about the illustrations awarded by 3x3 International Illustration Show (3x3 Magazine)!

The awarded entry is my 'Digital Visual Diary', a series of four animated illustrations.

The story behind the piece began last summer, a lovely wedding, for which my fiancé (recently became my husband) was the groom's best man. The newlyweds had been together for several years already. I still remember vividly their loving eye contact and the inevitable smiles during the wedding ceremony.

It was my first time attending an outdoor French wedding. It was really fun and intimate. I enjoyed it so much. The wedding was held at their family's house surrounded by nature and beautifully decorated by the bride's talented mom. There were hanging balloons (in coral red and white) on the trees, outdoor games, and the vintage photo booth. At night, the sparkling string lights created a romantic, warm atmosphere for the wedding.

My most favourite part was after wedding cake cutting, the newly-wedded couple then kissed with their families and friends around. What a beautiful and moving moment it was! It was this unforgettable experience inspired me to create this loving work: 'Lovely Wedding in France'.

As far as I know, a typical French wedding often starts with a wedding ceremony from 3 pm, then photoshoot, aperitif, dinner, wedding cake cutting, and then drink and dance until the morning! To get myself ready for this, I went to bed at 8pm the day before XD

P.S. There was a funny incident (okok, or more precisely, a silly incident XD) I wanna share with you guys. Guess what kind of silly thing I did when I got the news from 3x3?
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來,你們來,你們坐,那我們先來聊3x3當代插畫獎吧!

這次的得獎作品是 Digital Visual Diary,當中包含了四個動畫插畫,這是其中一個。

故事要從去年夏天說起,我跟當時的未婚夫(最近才變我先生XD)去參加他從幼稚園就認識、一起長大的好兄弟婚禮,他擔任伴郎。新郎跟新娘在一起很多年了,還記得他們證婚時,那有愛的眼神跟守不住的嘴角,真的讓我不自覺地被他們粉紅泡泡圍繞。

那是我第一次真正體驗到法國戶外婚禮,覺得很好玩、很溫馨。婚禮是在一個充滿大自然的戶外場地,也是新人奶奶的家,而佈置都是由愛手工藝的新娘媽媽一手包辦,佈置的非常可愛。樹上綁著粉紅色及白色的氣球、還有讓大家同樂的戶外小遊戲、復古擺設的拍立得區。到了晚上,還有樹與樹之間掛著的一閃一閃小燈,氣氛十足。

我最最最喜歡的橋段就是新人切蛋糕的時候,大家簇擁著這對可愛的新人,見證他們充滿愛又靦腆的吻,當下的感動搭配現場的氛圍,彈出幾滴淚都不為過。這次的美好婚禮經驗與這個動人的moment,也造就了這個有愛的作品:Lovely Wedding in France

最後來簡單介紹一下法國婚禮的流程,證婚儀式一般是下午三點開始,之後是外拍、雞尾酒聊天、丟捧花、晚餐、新人切蛋糕、第一支舞、再來就是喝酒、跳舞...到天明(早上五點)。為此,我前一天八點就睡了XD

P.S. 這次得獎還發生了一件蠢蠢的事XD 你們猜猜看是什麼頗烏龍的小插曲?

#法國婚禮可不是奧少年可以參加的
#法國不分男女老少全都一起跳到半夜
#被婚禮美哭
#插畫家有在認真po文
#3x3插畫獎









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