Q Pop x Konatsu Exhibition

June 28th, 2014

qpop_konatsuya

It’s been awhile! I’m slowly getting back to toy making, and before my new toy comes out, I’ve painted a Negora for Konatsu’s first US exhibition at Q Pop this weekend!(Love her work!) The opening reception will be on June 28th, Saturday. From 7pm-10pm @ Q Pop, 128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles.

Here’s my one off “Bronzu Negora” for the show :)

Bronzu Negora by Paul Shih

Artists lineup:
64 Colors, Amy Sol, Angry Woebots, Becky Dreistadt, Bwana Spoons, Carrie Liao, Chris Mitchell, Devilrobots, Dream Rocket, Fawn Veerasunthon, Hideyuki Tanaka, Jason Freeny, Jeff Ranjo, Jeremiah, Ketner, Joey Chou, J RYU, Keiko Miyata, Keiko Murayama, Kenji Fukuda, Koraters, Luke Chueh, Magen Mitchell, Mari Inukai, Miss Kika, Mizna Wada, Nekonoko, Noriya Takeyama, Patrick Awa, Paul Kaiju, Paul Shih, Rampage, Shimomoku, Sket One, Squink, Stephanie Ramirez, Sylvia Liu, T9G, Touma, Victoria Ying, Yoko Sueyoshi, Yumi Moriwaki.

Pictoplasma – The #CharacterSelfie Project

May 5th, 2014

The #CharacterSelfie project is currently showing within Pictoplasma’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition! And you can find my Donut Pirate selfie in the central installation, exhibition runs until 11 May!

The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery
Kaufhaus Jandorf
Brunnenstr. 19-21
Berlin Mitte

Donut Pirate launched on AppStore!

April 30th, 2014

Donut Pirate is now available to download on iOS AppStore, for free! :)

Donut Pirate is my new take on endless catch & dodge game, designed for casual gamers like myself, I used to play large AAA games on consoles, since I got my iPhone, the way of gaming and my taste of game has changed quite a lot, the convenience of smartphone made me lazier, so lazy I can’t even bother to insert disc into gaming console :P

Donut Pirate Game

so this is my first attempt to design a game for the lazies, a very simple game where player tilt the device to control Donut Pirate, catch as many yummy donuts as they can! Look out for bombs & fire falling from the sky. Tilt, swipe and tap to survive the dangerous world of falling donuts!

Donut Pirate GameDonut Pirate in action!

Donut Pirate Game30 delicious donuts to unlock & collect…

Craving for some donuts now? feed your iPhone/iPad with Donut Pirate! :-)



p.s. Thanks to OLLA BOKU, Jason Liao & Caleb for making this game possible!

For the Love of Donut!

April 25th, 2014

Donut Pirate is a casual game I’ve been working on for over 2 months, with some helps from friends and family, it’ll finally see the light in a few days!

It started with a simple donut catching idea involving my Donut Pirate character and a lot of donutsssss! and the first thing came to mind is OLLA BOKU‘s cute donut drawings, so instead of me doing donut designs from scratch(likely end up something similar to OLLA’s), I thought it’d be fun to get her involve in the project, and I talked to OLLA about the game concept, she has been extremely supportive and easy to work with, contributed her large library of delicious donuts, allowed me to mess around with her designs to fit the game’s art style!

Donut Pirate GameOLLA BOKU not only draws donut, she also makes them….in wool! below are her handmade wool-plush donuts – LuLu & her partner, they are my favorite donuts from OLLA, which also appeared in the game! Thank you OLLA!

OLLA BOKU's Donut Plush

OLLA BOKU's Donut Plush(peter rabbit loves OLLA’s donut plush hehe..)

Donut Pirate game also sees contribution from Jason Liao, a fresh design graduate/game enthusiast/friend, he sketched some fire & explosion animation for the game, and they are something you probably don’t want to see in the game LOL(hints gameplay). Oh BTW…the game voice over was done by my 4 years old nephew Caleb! hope I don’t get sued over child labor… :P

thanks to everyone helped making this game, it’ll be available on App Store from 29 April…..for FREE! ❤

Evolution of Donut Pirate

April 20th, 2014

Donut Pirate Paper DioramaDonut Pirate, a chihuahua inspired donut addict character, the very first Donut Pirate was created in 2008 as a paper diorama(above), followed by 3 colors Donut Pirate tee(below).

Donut Pirate Classic Tee

Donut Pirate 2014It’s still one of my favorite characters created to date, with a lot of personality and possibilities, I was hoping to turn it into a toy, but due to its complex design, its not technically possible for me create at this point. However, we’ll see Donut Pirate come to live on mobile devices very soon! A brand new Donut Pirate with full color, evolved to my current drawing style, Donut Pirate game will drop on April 29 on App Store, more details to follow… :)