Irish Musicians - sketches

The Dingle Tradfest (traditional Irish music festival) was the highlight of my trip to Ireland.

It was one intense weekend of sketching with my legs jiggling in time to the music :)
the young singer/songwriter from Limerick, Cillian King

The famous flutist/piper, Michael McGoldrick, with Dezi Donnelly on fiddle and Jim Murray on guitar. Concert at the St. James' church, Dingle.

Dezi and Michael up top, Tola Custy on the fiddle under them, and a trio from a hill hike music session on the right.

a band of locals who frequent the Dingle Pub.

variation within that band of locals

some more people joined the group after a couple of fiddlers left later on in the evening.


Monster Maniacs - Animation

Vampires! Ghosts! Haunted mansion!

I feel like I had some kind of breakthrough with animation during this production. When Robin came up with these transformation ideas I looked at him with great confusion, but as always I proved him correct :P

I fleshed out this layout from Robin's initial block-in.

Then I did all the vampires animation in the bonus room, and Robin took care of the vampire hunter girl (Nikita, not all of her animation is shown here) and the fx of the statue breaking on the left.

 Michelle Yoon cleaned up the animation in the bonus room, and also did the animation colouring.

All designs by Robin Mitchell.
 [Art Director: Robin Mitchell]
[© 2014 PlayStudiosTM 2014]


Pirates Cove - Animation

After wrapping up Sheerluck Hound, our team set sailed into the sunset and...

As usual, designed and directed by the enigmatic Robin Mitchell

Aside from symbols, I also boarded and animated a battle scene :D

Pirate's Cove Bonus- ANIMATION SEQUENCE from Chang Dai on Vimeo.

[Art Director: Robin Mitchell]
[© 2014 PlayStudiosTM 2014]


The MisAdventures of Sheerluck Hound - ANIMATION

Being an avid fan of most things Sherlock Holmes, my heart leapt for joy when Robin showed me his designs for Sheerluck Hound. For 2 months I reveled in animation, Robin's designs are truly a dream to work with.

I may have joked a lot about animating plaid, but this was my little piece of heaven right here. 

Thus began my re-education in animation.

This is by far the *classiest* thing I've ever worked on.

[Art Director: Robin Mitchell]
[© 2014 PlayStudiosTM 2014]


Reel Chef - Character Animation

 Reel Chef is the brainchild of Vanessa Tam
Vanessa has the cutest sense of design and a gorgeous colour sense. 
I was given these designs and a great range of freedom to animate. It was sooooo much fun :)

It's the most epic cook-off

 Will you rice to the occasion?

 Let's stir up some trouble

 Little Chef vs. Sexy French Chef

Oohh yeeeaahh

 [Art Director: Vanessa Tam]
[© 2014 PlayStudiosTM 2014]


Around the World in 80 Plays - Character designs and illustrations

My christening project as a jr on Robin Mitchell's team at PlayStudios in 2012. 

character design and symbol animation for main-playfield

I was tasked with designing all characters in this game. It was loads of fun, and got to safely test my wings under Robin's watchful eye.

character design and symbol animation for main-playfield

This game was released early last year and has held its ground as one of the top grossing titles in our line-up; it was also adapted for mobile early this year and is making a killing on that platform as well.

Character poses for in-game dialogue.

This was my first ever full-body human animation, that acted like a proper human...quite educational.

In-Game illustrations for story
In-Game illustrations for story
In-Game illustrations for story
In-Game illustrations for story

In-Game illustrations for story

In-Game illustrations for story
Trophies for the award system

[Art Director: Robin Mitchell]
[© 2014 PlayStudiosTM 2014]