May 26th, 2008
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/ (很多有趣或有質素的圖片也是設計的靈感來源)
其實我間中會用FLASH作畫，那天我好想畫一幅畫，但不知道畫什麼才好，就作了第一幅畫 ( 叫「如果要我畫一幅畫」)，畫的是我男朋友，後來覺得不夠好玩，就改了給他豬鼻子和地中海等等 (叫「You are beautiful」)，最後把它改做白色，影在黑色T-shirt上會好像粉筆在黑板上的效果。
真的很喜歡這個網站 如果日後擴展，可以考慮把作品印在更多不同東西上(如：外套、帽子、被鋪、窗簾、杯子、月曆、八達通套、mousepad) 大家就可以有更多選擇啊 (呵呵，會不會太誇張 :P)，總之要加油啊！
Westcake must be a very optimistic and sweet girl, who painted her boyfriend like a ugly pig, but still called as “you are beautiful”; Westcake is also definitely a sincere and kind-hearted girl, because she likes to share feelings and to live a simple life; at last, Westcake is a very sensitive girl, who likes express her invisible thoughts through visible media - such as design.
Being studying design course at a college, Westcake loves to dream. So we guess design should be one of her dreams and really hope that Dookaz can help a little during the process to make her dream come true.
Westcake’s profile: http://www.dookaz.com/vote/dookazian/profile/westcake
Featured Design: http://www.dookaz.com/shop/product/featured/594.html
Here is the interview of westcake:
1. What are your current occupation and state of mind?
My name is westcake. I like design, so after graduation from University, I have been studying certificate course at a design college. I like dreaming, of lots of things. I am very easy to laugh, cry and be touched.
2. Why do you like design?
Instead of saying I like design, it would be better to say I like invisible ideas or feelings, and express through visible media, to convey to other people.
3. How would you describe your style of art?
I like simple life, as I like using simple lines into meaningful images. No matter happiness, sadness, touching, or anger, I want share with other people.
4. Where did you get your inspiration for your design?
In fact, all the things in life can become my inspirations, because they can raise my memories or fantasies.
5. What cultural influences have influenced your style and subject matter?
Born and growing up in such a international city like Hong Kong, you can never get enough of different cultures. But I prefer simple life and pure heart. So my style is relatively simple and plain, moving around the theme of most human feelings.
6. Who is your favorite artist of all time and why?
I think artists are art workers who own certain achievements, including writing, painting, photography, performance, sculpture, music, calligraphy and so on. I like the water Hetian, Jet Li. because from their works, I feel they are all very sincere and innocent persons.
7. What kind of design website do you often visit?
http://aad-art.com/ (To see other works and find interesting design contest)
http://www.flickr.com/ (Lots of interesting or high quality images, very good source of inspirations)
8. Tell us about the design process for your picked design? How did you get the inspiration? What to express?
In fact, I occasionally use FLASH for painting. One day I really felt like drawing, but did not know what to draw. So I drew the first painting as follows (it is called “If I would like to draw something”). It is about my boyfriend, but I did not feel well of it, so I amended to give him a pig nose and Mediterranean, and etc (called “You are beautiful”). At last I changed it into white design on black T-shirt, to make it like the chalk on the blackboard.
9. How did you hear Dookaz.com?
10. Why choose Dookaz as the platform to publish your design?
Through Dookaz, we can create our own designed T-shirts. This is really convenient, particularly during special holidays or birthdays of friends. I will also consider doing a custom designed T-shirt, and make it a very special gift with regards and also practical purpose (the price is reasonable). If one day, seeing someone in the street wearing my own designed T-shirt, it should be a great thing. Because it is amazing when people agree with your thoughts and have resonance.
11. How do you comment on Dookaz.com?
I really like this site In the future, maybe you can try provide printing services for printing on a lot of things (such as: Jacket, Hat, Cover, Curtain, Cup, Calendar, Octopus Card, and mouse pad) so we can have more choices ah (Oh, would it be too exaggerated: P) A word to say: Add oil ah!