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How I illustrated John Muir for Mental Floss Magazine

How I illustrated John Muir for Mental Floss Magazine Happy New Year! Here's the process work for my John Muir illustration that I illustrated for Mental Floss Magazine. Enjoy*   Here's the illustration in the magazine layout below. You can see the full

Art on the run

Art on the Run, Illustration for Mental Floss Magazine Here's an illustration I did for Mental Floss Magazine. It's a portrait of Alfred Hair. In the 1960s, a group of Florida painters couldn’t get galleries to carry their work. So they hit the road and turned the

Art Bingo 2013

Art Bingo 2013 Playing bingo to win works of art Hi everyone! Have you noticed that with various new forms of art such as object installations and urban art, it would seem that paintings on canvas have become neglected? Many illustrators and artists like myself,

iPhone & Samsung Art Cases Now Available The Shop

iPhone & Samsung Art Cases Now Available The Shop Hey everyone, It's way overdue, but I promised to have these babies out for you so here they are! Art cases for your iPhone 4,5 and Samsung s3, s4 are now available for purchase on my site! You can get your copy at

New illustration for Mental Floss Magazine

New illustration for Mental Floss Magazine I apologize for the lack of updates on this site as well on all my social media site. I've been preoccupied with deadlines for the last few months. Good news is that I have a lot new work to show you all! Earlier this

Lady Gaga Digital Art Time lapse

Happy Good Friday! I just uploaded a new digital art time lapse video of me creating this piece, "Deer Gaga,". Check it out Below!

Financial Advisors

Posted on by Christina Ung in Sketchbook | 8 Comments

Here’s an old rough that I tweaked. The Art Director for this project went with a different idea I proposed. I like the concept so I thought to share it with you anyways.The image illustrates Financial Advisors that take advantage of people’s money. Enjoy!

christina ung - faulty financial advisors

Illustration For Out Magazine

Posted on by Christina Ung in art process | 5 Comments

Here’s something I did for Out Magazine. The illustration is for a diary by ‘Shortbus’ director John Cameron Mitchell. In the article, he writes of his experiences at the first ever Russian Gay and Lesbian Film festival at St. Petersburg, Russia; which was ultimately met with protest and police presence.

Here were some of the concepts I came up with. The Art Director went with the first one but I also liked the second sketch because it showed censorship in Gay films in a unique way. Perhaps, I’ll take sketch 2 to final on my own time.

Here are some snapshots of my progress work.

For the final illustration, I took a different direction with the colours. You can never go wrong adding more colours ;)

Thank You

Posted on by Christina Ung in News | 2 Comments

Freelancing as an Illustrator is tricky. It takes a lot self perseverance to keep things running but also a lot of self control to maintain a healthy work balance. For the last few months, I’ve been caught up in work and so I’m devoting November to myself, family and friends and only accepting limited work on the side.

There’s a bunch of new images that I’m eager to share with you all. I made an effort to take snapshots of my progress work so that you can follow along. These will have to wait till next week though, because this post is devoted to all the wonderful people who have kindly volunteered their time and efforts to post about me on their blog. It’s a lot of work but these guys do an good job and some of the stuff they share is quite inspiring. If you have time, do take a look:

Abduzeedo / http://www.abduzeedo.com/

Popwhore / http://popwhore.com/

Nonslick / http://www.nonslick.blogspot.com/

Illustration Mundo / http://www.illustrationmundo.com/

Illustrophile / http://www.illustrophile.com/
Charlene does a fantastic job posting about new talents. Probably the first place that blogged about my work.

Drawn! / http://drawn.ca/

Farmidable / http://www.farmidable.com/

LCS / http://thelittlechimpsociety.com/

Thanks guys, keep up the good work.


Posted on by Christina Ung in art process, News | 4 Comments

Here’s my contribution to the Enlighten! Show happening November 21 at the Helms Bakery Building in Culver City , CA. The Limited edition lamp design is available through pre-orders, prior to the event here. Since the lamps are a Limited Edition, orders will only be taken up until Friday, November 20th. For more infomation about the show, go to www.enlightenshow.com

I went with a sketch of roses I did on photoshop as my inspirtaion and worked from there.

Considering that this was for a lamp design, I wanted to make it as bright as possible so i brought back the red. Here’s final illustration:

Here’s the illustration digitally imposed on lamp.

Illustration for Canadian Business Magazine

Posted on by Christina Ung in art process | 3 Comments

“Foreign Acquisitions Rules are getting Muddier”…
Here’s an illustration about the whole controversial sale of Canada’s Nortel to US Nokia Siemens Networks. To which, Ontario-based Research in Motion attempts to usurp the deal for themselves but was not allowed to bid in the recent auction.

Here’s the sketches I came up with. The AD went for the pigs.

The fence (representing the foreign rules between Canada and the US) is weak and broken and so the pigs (representing the company’s assets) are wandering aimlessly. Here is the illustration in progress:

The final illustration.

I later cropped the image so it would fit with the page design. Unfortunately some of the pigs were losted in the process. Here’s a scan of the actual magazine page: