About raywongwc

Raymond Wong studied fine arts at CSU East Bay and graduated with a BFA in 2007. He draws inspiration from the cynical realists of China and various American filmmakers. His work has shown at the LoBot Gallery in Oakland and the de Young Museum as part of A Tribute to Asian American Art and Cultural Expressions: 1900 to the Present. From 2007-2010, Wong maintained his art practice in his studio in Emeryville, CA. He is currently a resident artist with Root Division.

Recent Digital Work

Character_sketch lo res

Steam Punk girl. This piece was originally conceived as a promotional image for a comics class I taught for kids. The cars were especially fun to paint in perspective.

One of the Living lo res

This piece was inspired by the Mad Max films.

Dino_Sami_print_lo_res

Like any good boyfriend, I painted my significant other as a desert warrior, decked out in armor from the 1980s Heavy Metal movie/ Wendy O Williams and gave her a pet velociraptor.

Giclée prints on Etsy

High quality giclée prints of select artworks are now available at my Etsy shop! Follow the link below for more detailed information.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240290995/habitat-ring-9-x-12-fine-art-print

The original artwork was scanned with the Betterlight scanback and then printed with an Epson 9800 on velvet textured cold mould watercolor paper.

The original artwork was scanned with the Betterlight scanback and then printed with an Epson 9800 on textured cold press watercolor paper.

 

 

East Bay Open Studios and 2nd Friday Art Walk

I am participating in East Bay Open Studios and the 2nd Friday Art Walk in Alameda. I will have prints of select artworks for sale for $25 each. Please come visit Autobody Fine Art, 1517 Park St., Alameda. The gallery will be open to the public on June 12th, 6-9pm, June 13th-14th, 11am-6pm.

Works by James Shefik, Zach Cotham, Michael Connors and Raymond Wong.

Works by James Shefik, Zach Cotham, Michael Connors and Raymond Wong.

My studio.

My studio.

The original artwork was scanned with the Betterlight scanback and then printed with an Epson 9800 on velvet textured cold mould watercolor paper.

9″x12″ prints. The original artwork was scanned with the Betterlight scanback and then printed with an Epson 9800 on textured cold press watercolor paper.

Literary Illustrations

Here are some illustrations inspired by various works of fiction. It’s a graphic collection of the things that I have been reading for the last six months. The series is quite eclectic so far.

These digital paintings are mostly from my imagination. I tried to reference physical objects that I had lying around the studio when dealing with the complexities of the human form and drapery. This meant drawing from plastic mannequins and modeling in front of a mirror with my old college graduation robe. I tried to keep myself from using photographs but I had to cheat a bit and use Google Images for things like horses, ravens, and Quidditch boxes.

Isserley from "Under the Skin" by Michel Faber, 2001.

Isserley, “Under the Skin” by Michel Faber, 2001.

Hermione Granger from "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling, 2003.

Hermione Granger at Hogwarts, “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling, 2003.

Grimmauld_Place_web

Number Twelve Grimmauld Place, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” Publication date August, 10th, 2004.

Cho Chang from ” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling, 2003

Cho Chang from ” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling, 2003

The Wall from "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, 1986.

The Wall, “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, 1986.