Industrious Illustrating #35 – Mecha Design

While I’ve posted mecha art and mecha designs here a few times before, I haven’t posted an actual mecha design sheet akin to what would be used on a project such as a video game to guide 3D modelers and other artists further down the production pipeline when replicating the designs that will appear in the final product. As such, I fleshed out and designed Toshiaki Mizushima’s Oyoroi mech “Bhairava” to demonstrate my mecha and character design skills in a portfolio-ready art piece.

While I referenced several different mech design sheets (such as color guides for gunpla and design sheets for fanmade Gundams) to inform what visual information I needed to convey with this design sheet, I took heavy inspiration from the information conveyed by this mech design sheet made for Honkai Impact 3rd.

Also, if you’re on campus on Saturday, April 1st, you can come see me and buy prints from me at the What the F Art Fair in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union from 12:30-4:30. Yes, it’s on the same day as Hash Bash, and no, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke! You can also come find me tabling at Con Ja Nai in the Modern Languages Building on April 8th from noon to 6pm, so there’s plenty of opportunities to come find me!

Industrious Illustrating #31 – Sticker Designs

Sorry for the late post — midterms week and the beginning of spring break were a bit chaotic for me. This week I have a few sticker designs to show that I made for the Hong Kong Student Association. I don’t do a lot of sticker or small designs, so trying my hand at them was interesting. I personally really like cute food-themed designs, and my favorite Hong Kong foods are egg waffles, shrimp dumplings (and dim sum in general), and egg tarts, so I made three designs inspired by them.

In the end, HKSA ended up selecting the first two designs, and the tshirt/sweater/sticker order form is currently open to club members! I’m glad that I took the chance to challenge myself by working with something different, and I’m going to consider making more dessert/food-themed designs in the future for my personal enjoyment in the future.

About the Art and Architecture building

The Architecture and Design Building at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is a stunning example of modernist architecture. The building was completed in 2002 and is located on the North campus.

The building is designed in the International Style, with a sleek and minimalist aesthetic. It is constructed of glass, steel, and concrete, and features clean lines and a monochromatic color palette. The exterior is characterized by large windows, which allow natural light to flood the interior spaces.


One of the most striking features of the Architecture and Design Building is its use of materials. The building’s exterior is clad in a combination of glass and metal panels, which give it a sleek and modern appearance. The metal panels are arranged in a series of horizontal bands, which are punctuated by vertical glass fins. This design element creates a sense of movement and dynamism, and it helps to break up the building’s mass.

Inside, the Architecture and Design Building is arranged around a central atrium, which serves as the building’s main circulation space. The atrium is flooded with natural light, thanks to a large skylight above. The atrium also serves as a gathering place for students and faculty, and it is often used for exhibitions and other events.


Overall, the Architecture and Design Building is a beautiful example of modernist architecture and is a vital part of the university’s academic landscape. Its use of materials, light, and form creates a sense of elegance and refinement, and it serves as a beacon of creativity and innovation on the University of Michigan campus.


About Angell Hall

Angell Hall is one of the most prominent buildings on the University of Michigan’s central campus in Ann Arbor and was named after James Burrill Angell, who served as the university’s president from 1871 to 1909. The building was designed by the architect Albert Kahn and completed in 1924, and is an example of the Collegiate Gothic style, which is characterized by its use of pointed arches, decorative stone carvings, and other medieval-inspired elements.

The exterior of Angell Hall is made of Indiana limestone and features a grand entrance with a large, arched doorway and two towers. Inside, the building contains classrooms, offices, and other facilities for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It also houses the University of Michigan’s English Department and the Department of Philosophy.

Over the years, Angell Hall has undergone several renovations and expansions, including the addition of a large auditorium in the 1950s and a modern addition in the 1990s. Today, it is a central part of the University of Michigan’s campus and is a popular destination for students and visitors alike.

Throughout its history, Angell Hall has played a significant role in the university’s academic and cultural life. It has been the site of numerous lectures, seminars, and other events, and has been a hub of intellectual activity for students and faculty. It is an iconic and historic building that continues to be a vital part of the University of Michigan community and a symbol of the university’s commitment to education and intellectual inquiry.

In summary, Angell Hall is a beautiful and historic building that has played a vital role in the University of Michigan’s history and will continue to do so for years to come. Its Collegiate Gothic style and prominent location on campus make it a standout feature of the university, and its role as a center of academic and cultural activity makes it an important part of the University of Michigan community.

About Tappan Hall

 Tappan Hall, tucked away between the Art Museum and the President’s house, serves as one of the few reminders of a red-brick campus that was the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan in 1990, and is one of the oldest extant classroom buildings on campus.

It was named after the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s, first president Henery Philip Tappan. The construction of this magnificent building was completed in 1984, overseen by architects Spiers and Rohn from Detroit, Michigan. 

Tappan Hall has been utilized for hosting classes for the school of Literature, Science, and Arts, along with the Department of Economics, the School of Education, the Mineralogy Department, the Bureau of Industrial Relations, and the School of Business Administration,  a lot of which were moved into Tappan Hall in 1928 when it was established.


About Hill Auditorium

With a seating capacity of approximately 4000 people, Hill Auditorium is easily the largest performance venue in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Interior of Hill Auditorium (Source:


The auditorium, named after Arthur Hill, opened its doors in 1913 and since then has served as a gathering venue for the students, their friends and families. The architects, Albert Kahn and Associates, along with reputed acoustical engineer Hugh Tallant, set out to design a hall that would seat 5000 people and the audience could hear from every single seat. After it was built, it was labelled as a monument with perfect acoustics, especially after Carol Rose Kahn (the architect’s granddaughter) dropped a pin on the stage and her father, seated on the second last row heard the pin drop.


Exterior of Hill Auditorium (Source: Wikipedia)


Rusty red and brown bricks were used to build the building’s facade, while terra cotta and grey limestone were used as accents. A short flight of stairs rising from North University Avenue leads to the main entrance’s wide platform of cement and brick mosaic. Four hefty columns flank the expansive main entryway, which is composed of beige stone.

Hill Auditorium is truly an asset to the University of Michigan, and reinforces the sense of pride that all Wolverines feel.