Hi, I’m Wei. I am an artist, and art has been with me as far as I can remember. I can still remember the tanks I drew when I was 5 years old. Professionally, I started my career in 1994 doing character concepts art at a start-up game company. Then journey through many companies, mostly in game, independent film and VFX in feature films, sucking up knowledge wherever I go. My online portfolio is here: WeiArts.com. My life started to change once I started freelancing in 2008. The cure from the daily commute and the time constraints was liberating to say the least. It cleared my mind. I became much more creative. And for once, all the things I have always thought about doing seems to be in reach.
At the beginning of 2011, my second project with Disney Imagineering ended, so I kicked all my pet projects into high gear. I started modeling my Lady Dragon statue which was based on my paintings. It was very difficult working through all the issues of making a statue. But with the help of Yamato Toys, it is very close to reality. At the same time, I decided to grow my eBay business, HeroKingdom, selling collectible toys and statues. I started HeroKingdom in 2005 as a side hobby. I am just a big kid that love collecting toys and statues. But now it is a real business generating enough income to keep me away from the 9 to 5 job.
Between those two things and family life with 3 young kids, I have managed to start drawing again. It is like getting back to the basics. Drawing has always been my passion. But in the past, I have never given it enough time and effort to see where it can lead to. I know I can draw, but I don’t know how well. I need to find out.
So this is what my blog is about. It is about all the things I love to do. It is all the things that I would do if you stripped away all of life’s demands. I don’t know where it will lead to, but I am having the time of my life doing it. I hope you will enjoy the contents here as much as I enjoy creating them.
Thanks for looking, -Wei Ho
I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can send quick messages and join in on the conversation on my Facebook Page.
And lastly, if you’re a big kid like me, then please check out my eBay store HeroKingdom.
There are some really cool collectible toys and statues there.