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Update

This week, I keeped working on the witch. It is almost done right now.IMG_0235

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Update

This week, I worked on another important character of the werewolves game which is the witch. In the werewolves game, the witch have two bottle of potions. One of them is healing potion, while the other one is poisonal potion. So the illustration of two bottles are different. The theme color of the witch is red. And she is a female character. The first picture is the witch from the classical version. The second one is a new but not very popular version. The third one is my illustration that I just started.

Update

Since I change my topic, I did the research and write a new creative brief about werewolves card game this week.

Werewolves is a kind of talking and logical role play game. It was originated in America,
but populated in China recently. Right now there are a bunch of new professional
werewolves clubs, apps, reality shows, professional werewolves players, competitions
and livestreaming. However, the card that people used for the game are only several
versions. Except the classical version and jy club version, others illustrations are really
bad and hard to read. I am a big fun of werewolves game, so I want to create my own
illustrations of the characters on the cards.  I am going to design the characters for the werewolves card games.

 The target audience is Chinese young people who likes to play werewolves. The
illustrations of cards really influence people’s mood when they saw the card. Also, good
illustrations are easy to read for the new players who are not familiar with the characters. Some werewolves clubs that do not have their owv designated cards may be the stakeholders. They all want to use unique and fancy cards that different from other
clubs.
 I will do the illustrations on the iPad by Procreate. After designing the card, I will print them and sell it in the box or sell the copyright to some werewolves clubs to use it. The materials are iPad and Apple Pencil to do the illustration and papers, cardboards for
printing.

Here are the pictures of professional werewolves club in China.

Personal Project

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My personal project is create a food map of China. First of all, I will collect the image of the special foods from each province. Some are the photos that I take from past few years, others are searched from internet. Next, I will crop and cut these photos and insert to the China map. It will be very helpful for the tourists and people who interested in Chinese food.

Fountain Elms at Munson-Williams-Proctor institute of Art

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Fountain Elms, located on Genesee Street in Utica, NY, was built in 1850 by Helen Elizabeth Munson Williams (1824-1894) and James Watson Williams (1810-1873) in collaboration with architect William Woollett of Albany, NY.  Fountain Elms was also the home where Helen and James Williams raised their three daughters Grace (1847-1854), Rachel (1850-1915), and Maria (1853-1935)

In 1823 Alfred Munson (1793-1854) moved to Utica, NY. He obtained his fortune in the Northeastern United States through investments in industrial businesses which included coal mining, manufacturing, canal development, and railroad and steamboat transportation.

Helen Elizabeth Munson Williams, Alfred’s daughter, was a Utica, NY native who in 1846 married local lawyer James Watson Williams. James became heavily involved in his father-in-law’s business negotiations, and even became a lobbyist in the New York State Legislature on Alfred’s behalf. Helen was well regarded for her philanthropic efforts in the Central New York region, as well as for her abundant 19th century fine art collections. She was known as a savvy investor who, through strategic decisions, increased her inheritance ten-fold. Using her acquired money, she went on to purchase more pieces of fine art and decorations adding to what would become the center of the family’s art compilation. After the death of Helen Munson Williams in 1894, her two surviving daughters Rachel and Maria continued with her philanthropic efforts in the Oneida county region of New York State.

On April 9, 1891, at the age of 38, Maria Watson Williams married the prominent Thomas R. Proctor (1844-1920). Rachel Munson Williams at the age of 44 married Frederick Proctor (1856-1929) in 1894. After Rachel and Frederick’s marriage, they moved into Fountain Elms; during this time the pair continued to add to the building’s internal design by collecting multiple works of art and decorative furnishings. In returning from England in 1912, Rachel expanded the Episcopal Sisterhood and the Sisters of Saint Margaret. Rachel and husband Frederick Proctor built and provided furnishings for St. Luke’s home and hospital. Rachel and Maria are both credited with providing many contributions to Grace Church in Utica. Rachel and Maria did not provide heirs to the Munson Williams Proctor fortune

 

The Italianate house known as Fountain Elms stands today as a reminder of the imposing residences which once lined both sides of Genesee Street in Utica, NY. Helen Munson Williams (1824-94) and James Watson Williams (1810-73) built this house in 1850 working with Albany, NY, architect William Woollett and they raised their daughters Rachel (1850-1915) and Maria (1853-1935) here.

James and Helen Williams relied on New York businesses in Utica, Troy, and Albany for utilitarian items for Fountain Elms, but they turned to the finest New York City cabinetmakers to furnish the public spaces in their home in the mid 19th-century. The original Charles Baudouine parlor suite, for example, is today in the Museum’s decorative arts collection as are many of the paintings that graced the walls of Fountain Elms.

In 1876, shortly after James’s death, Helen and her daughters began a household project that lasted for several years. It included converting some of the rooms for different uses; enlarging Fountain Elms with a major, three-story addition on the west side; and purchasing the requisite furniture and textiles to complete the refurbishment. Again, the finest cabinetmakers and interior decorating firms were enlisted – Herter Brothers, Marcotte, and Pottier and Stymus.

After their marriage in 1894, Rachel Munson Williams Proctor and her husband Frederick Proctor (1856-1929) lived in Fountain Elms and acquired works of art and furniture to update the interior of the house along with numerous physical changes. Following Maria’s death in 1935, and the opening of the Institute in 1936, Fountain Elms served for many years as the Museum’s galleries with assorted interior alterations creating meeting rooms and exhibition spaces. With the construction of the Philip Johnson-designed Museum of Art building in 1960, it was decided to return Fountain Elms to the period of the 1850s. This was one of the earliest creations of a Victorian-era period rooms in a museum in the United States and the project received a great deal of national attention. The work made no attempt to recreate the original interiors of the Williams home. Many of the family furnishings from the 1850s had been disposed of – either as a result of changing styles during the house’s years of occupation, or during its decades as an art museum – so high-style antiques were purchased to fill the interior. The four downstairs rooms were returned to their original functions and, with the reproduction wall coverings, draperies, and carpets, the rooms now present the appearance of a wealthy home of the mid-19th century.

Today, as part of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute’s Museum of Art, Fountain Elms is home to the museum’s decorative arts collection which is comprised, in part, by objects collected by the Williams and Proctors during their lifetimes such as American and European paintings, Asian ceramics, European watches, thimbles, playing cards, souvenir spoons, canes, fans, and autographs. The period room settings and changing exhibitions in Fountain Elms provide the stylistic, historical, and social contexts for the entire decorative arts collection. The second floor features open study storage and changing exhibition galleries.

Update

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This week, I worked on one of the most important characters– the Seer. The first picture is my illustration of the Seer. I researched about others’ illustrations. The second one is from the biggest werewolves club in China. The third one is the most classical and common version. I keep some recognizable elements of the Seer, such as the purple and yellow contrast, the eye in the middle and the symmetrical design. Then, I draw on my iPad like the first one. It is not finished yet.