Thinkers Uncovered EP1 - Pandaeyes Handmade

"我喜欢把动画元素和生活融合做设计"

"I love to include some elements from animations or even what life has taught me into my designs."

Pandaeyes is a creator of hand made stuffed toys. As someone who stays true to his dreams and perseveres through tough times, we feel that it is our duty to share with all of you more about him and other artists and creators that inspire us. 

Pandaeyes是一位手作娃娃设计师,他秉持着初心面对梦想坚持不懈。我们也有着类似的中心思想,以借此机会合作及分享像Pandaeyes艺术家们。

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Q: Can you briefly introduce your brand?

Q: 简单的介绍一下自己以及品牌

Pandaeyes Handmade was established on 2005, our specialties are design and producing handmade dolls.

黑眼圈成立与2005年,主要设计与制作手作娃娃。

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Q: What’s the stories behind Pandaeyes Handmade?

Q: 品牌的风格以及你想要传导的理念是什么?

We want to bring positive vibes to whoever owns our dolls. Our handmade dolls are always cute and smiling, and we want people not to treat them as mere dolls, but more as life companions.

黑眼圈手作是可爱与淳朴风格为设计。娃娃的表情都偏向可爱与微笑脸。希望人们看见黑眼圈娃娃时充满正能量,也希望娃娃不止是玩具,而是能成为生活的伙伴。

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Q: What brings you into the handmade community ?

Q: 什么样的契机让你和原创设计结缘?

It’s always been my dream to turn my imaginations into reality, and this is what brings me into the community. I love originality and the freedom to express myself.

把想象里的角色实现做出来,让我有成就感,热爱自由的原创设计。

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Q: Did you encounter any problems along the way? How do you solve them?

Q: 做原创设计到现在,期间有遇到什么苦难或阻碍吗?怎么解决?

The problem I faced is during the earlier days when I first started out, no one recognised the characters that we produced, so I had to spend more effort to create more visually appealing dolls. In some cases, I will infuse some manga character elements into some of my work in order to attract more attention on our products.

原创一开始并不顺利,因为大家都不认识自己的角色,需要花更多心思在外形上吸引大众。所以我都会融入一些漫画角色做为设计元素,更容易与大众产生链接。

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Q: Where does your usual source of inspiration come from? And what inspired you the most?

Q 您的创作灵感源于哪里?什么对您的影响最深?

My inspiration mainly come from Animations, Movies and of course, Life. I love to include some elements from animations or even what life has taught me into my designs. The thing that inspired me the most is the whole art scene in Taiwan, I opened my eyes when I first experienced the art market in Taiwan ten years ago. I was totally amazed at the imagination and vibes that they give out.

设计灵感源自于电影动画与生活。我喜欢把动画元素和生活融合做设计。我觉得影响我最深的不止是一个人,而是整个台湾的创意市集,十几年前第一次看到台湾的创意市集,被他们的天马行空所吸引。

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Q:When you experience inspiration setbacks, what do you do to overcome them?

Q: 当创作过程中遇到瓶颈时,怎么衍生出新灵感?

When I encounter issues with inspiration, I will distract myself in other things like assembling toy models or any other kind of creative activities, mainly to stay away from current work. Most of the time, the inspiration will come while I am occupying myself with other creative works.

遇到瓶颈时就会去做模型等其他事,先离开当下的工作,避免钻牛角尖。可能灵感就会在自己做其他事的过程中突然出现。

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Q: Which are your most iconic Pandaeyes handmade product?

Q: 哪些作品最能体现出pandaeyes黑眼圈手作品牌呢?

Our most iconic handmade product would be “HeiWa”. “HeiWa” is a handcrafted doll that is strongly influenced by country vibes with some fusion of Japanese manga styles.

最能代表黑眼圈手作的作品就是“黑娃”,黑娃是一款结合乡村娃娃与日系漫画风格的手作娃娃。

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Q: What challenges did you face while crafting your latest creation “AhBo Bear”

Q: 在即将推出的新作品-《阿伯熊》有别于以往的风格会有哪些挑战呢?

AhBo Bear is a creation that is made using the traditional teddy bear technique, its hands and legs are adjustable. Therefore, it makes the process more challenging. To enhance the collectibility, the whole product is hand sewn, to ensure the highest detailing and quality.

《阿伯熊》是结合了泰迪熊技法制作的娃娃,四肢与头都是可动关节,相对制作时间跟难度就更高。为了更精致,《阿伯熊》采取了全手缝,每个小细节的精准缝到。

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Q: What Suggestion do you have for newer generation of artists ?

Q: 您认为在当前的艺术市场环境下,能给青年艺术家们的建议是什么呢?

In the world of the internet, every artist can shine. As long as you have your own identity and stories, grind it to perfection and it will be your own unique style.

网络的发达,各种艺术在网络上百花齐放。你要有一个风格或技术与别人不同才能脱颖而出。把一件事做到极致,那就是你的风格。

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