Guess what arrived today?? It was "Eat it Up!", a children's cookbook by Owl!
I was one of the illustrators who did step-by-step illustrations for recipes like Freaky Fries, Crunchy Fish Sticks, and Melty Munchies. Check out one of my spreads and the cover above. I just might make some of these yummies myself!
See the book here: https://owlkids.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=200
Apr 30, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
Behold my first illoz for Weekly Project! I missed the actual deadline so created this for the consequence deadline. The brief was "take a picture of yourself smiling really hard with a sign that screams "I'm Happy!"
I would be a lot happier if I had actually gone to the dentist...(the image reminded me that I need to go soon!)
Apr 24, 2009
Here's a look at my new series "Emotion Girls" (title yet to be decided but that's a temp one for now). It's still in progress but I have a good feeling about it! Gonna work on the surrounding typographic element next and will post more progress as it develops.
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
I'm working on a new illustration, finally! Feels so good to do a personal piece since I haven't done one in ages, and especially because I return to my first love: fashion! Well, fashion + emotions. I'm thinking it will be a series.
Here is a peek at the rough sketch! More to come!
Apr 19, 2009
The lovely folks at Web Designer magazine in UK posted my Toro Magazine interview on their website! They also said some very sweet and encouraging comments. (They are too kind!) I dunno if I've quite reached the stardom they commented just yet...one day, one day!
Thanks a million!! :)
Take a lookie here: http://www.webdesignermag.co.uk/news/wendy-ding-on-toro-magazine/
Apr 14, 2009
This is an old web layout I designed for Owl magazine during my internship. It was for their World Watch section, which has seasonal coverage on a particular world issue. Mine was called People Power and it illustrates how a certain machine made the lives of women and girls easier in Africa!
Check out the website here: http://www.owlkids.com/owl/CIDA/people_power/index.html
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 8, 2009
Hola world! This is the latest tutorial created for Web Designer magazine (from UK) on designing a sketchy / doodly template. I pulled out my box of trusty pencil crayons (childhood faves) and pens and went to town. Fluttering shapes, fun colours and striped lines where the way to go! Oh how I miss the days of doodling and sketching away with no worry of the rest of the world...
Apr 2, 2009
These are snippets of the graphic novel I illustrated for Rubicon Publishing. The story is about friendship and peer pressure between three best friends. The main character has to decide if she wants to switch to a gifted school and give up her current best friends, while one of the girls can't seem to stay out of trouble. Oh drama! Even teen girls aren't exempt, are they?
I can relate to this story as I've experienced similar situations as a school girl, plus going back down memory lane always feels special. I brought my own experiences and memories into the illustrations as much as I could muster.
It will be available as an educational tool for teachers and educators in August 2009.