Sunday, December 12, 2010
About time I updated new stuff :) The kind folks at OIC and Animax came together to kick up a project involving OIC illustrators doing interpretations of certain animes in the form of illustrations and i was one of the participating artists. I got assigned Fullmetal Alchemist (wonderful choice!) and here's my entry.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
OIC had a casual mini art show at MAAD (Red Dot Museum) over the weekend and i contributed 4 b/w pencilled drawings to the show. Here are 2 of them in color.
First one is titled "Ghost Story" - I wanted to draw something with soldiers and skulls. I decided it seemed like a good idea for a military ghost story premise considering the stories I was told while doing my own National Service heh. Will update with the rest of the illustrations later on!
Second one is "Dance in the Dark" - Nothing to the concept really. I was just really pumped from my last figure drawing session and wanted to do an imagined figure drawing piece showing an elegant dancer captured in various poses.I sketched a rough of the layout and added the blindfold as an afterthought. I had an idea that it would be beautiful to portray a dancer so confident with her skill and so familiar with her body that she could dance blind. That, and I have a penchant for using movie and song related titles :p
Friday, September 24, 2010
More Figure Drawing sketches. Had a field day as I had my drawing mode on pretty early with no warm up needed :) I have added tones this time (via photoshop) to be more in line with the style I am currently adopting. I really love drawing hands! It's not that I am particularly good at them, but I love the challenge! Still need to loosen up more though - I'm trying to merge my past habit of tightly controlled lines with raw messier lines (like my previous post). "Controlled Chaos" :p
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A work in progress and also a gift for a friend - portrait of his Guild Wars character. You cannot imagine how difficult it is to make such a pose believable and anatomically-correct! :p Will update more on this post as it progresses.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is a graphic adaptation of a story I read from Cyril Wong's Let Me Tell You Something About That Night. It is an amazing collection of "adult fairytales", and i would recommend it to everyone (except for kids). Be warned that like real life, not all fairy tales end "happily ever after". Like the stories in the book, most stories often end with "it sucks but you lived your life as best as you could" or "where do we go from here?"
This is an 18-page work in progress and i will update the pages as they come. I estimate that the story will be completed around July, though i hope to be able to finish this sooner. If you like it, please pay tribute to Cyril when you see meet him :) he really is an inspiring writer. Cynical... but inspiring heh heh.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
A book cover for an interview book released by a local ex-DJ who interviewed tons of icons in the regional Chinese music industry. This was a slightly exhausting but fun project that i worked on.
I did publicity materials for the grand local musical Beauty World. But for brevity's sake, the programme design will suffice in showing you the general direction we went with. I worked with an Art Director Alan Seah on this project with photography by Mark Law.
I was one of those privileged enough to have been invited to participate in the A6 Postcard project, a collaboration between Singapore-based and UK-based illustrators. Basically, each of us had to ask a question about the future in the form of half an illustration on a postcard and send it to another illustrator who would answer it with another illustration on the remaining half.
The coloured visual is the postcard i sent out to be answered while the black and white visual is the question I received and answered.
Find out more (and see all the final postcards) here:
Programme for a children's play. This was not actually printed on newsprint. the newsprint paper was scanned in so the final piece would look like a newspaper when it's folded. the full size folded out is A3. The thing I love about Players Theatre is that they have a lot of heart and ingenuity put into telling their selected stories without always needing to do what is expected of children's theatre :D
check their shows out at: http://www.theplayerstheatre.org
Oh, the awesome illustrations are by Sonny Liew!
Although I am officially trained as a Graphic Designer, I have made most of my living as a storyboard artist / visualiser. For this I am most grateful to the film/video production and advertising industries :) I know I'm not the best storyboard artist around, but i was told that I'm one of the fastest for those 'I-need-a-miracle' jobs heh... But of course, the person who told me that was trying to butter me up for a discount...