Thursday, November 29, 2007

Some outdoor sketches

These are just some sketches I did while I was at St Augustine City on the way back from Florida back to Savannah....

Design as a Cultural Artefact

All are welcome. See you there!

The Lady Riding Hat

I suppose this can be considered a sequal to The Pillbox Hat Girl. Comes in a set of 3, last one coming right up. ;)

On an unrelated note, I've uploaded the Tekkon Kinkreet OST ( REMOVED BY ADMIN- COPYRIGHT LAH ) I think the link will only last a couple of days, so go get it while you can. I thought Paprika was already amazing, but Tk totally blew me away.

Nice Quote

"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is it will be well worthwhile, and it will do you a world of good."
-Cennini, 1370 – 1440

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

facebook is scary.

hi, my name is ag. i'm addicted to facebook.

first try

second try

third try, paid more attention to the tone thing that drewscape is talking about + line color. not very good at portraying the feeling of depth though, strawberry looks like it's stuck on his face. :/ (help?)

fourth attempt. everything starts going haywire. @_@

it's amazing that i have photoshop, and i never explored how to use the functions/colors properly. but this graffiti wall thing can hook me into drawing and experimenting with colors. so fun!!!

drawn with tablet + superwall!

okay. off to poke somebody and throw some sheep. :P

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

work for hire/freelance contracts

hey does anyone have a standard work for the hire/freelance contract for illustration jobs
(with terms of rights transfers, number of usages etc) ? I did mine in the US so its still kinda full of american legalese, would be great to see Singaporean versions :p

Let it snow!

Haha.. For the fun and love of silkscreening!

Monday, November 26, 2007

rokstars make fun of rokstars

Hi everyone....sorry I've been absent for one month and a half....

Watercolor + color pencil, A3, for an ad promoting House @ 8DDempsey Rd....(client: Spa Esprit) The spread can be found in L'Officiel Singapore, October ed. They divided it into three small pics, so you wouldn't see it in this panoramic form.
house - ad
link to bigger pic: here

Another thing: I have a little exhibition as part of House's monthly 'adopt-an-artist' program. It's been running over a month, but you can still visit it until Dec 15th.

yet another post on Tekkon Kinkreet

i've waited for this movie exactly 12 months. :D since i first read this interview on Pingmag last year... blown away by the art (at first) and now the storyline. it's absolutely worth the wait. (can you tell i'm fangirling? XD )

thanks to Drew organising this!

Making of/interview/background art/etc of TEKKON KINKREET.

more here.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

rough comic attempt and elite pictures

First 3 are my elite pictures.. watercolor ,brush and pen.not sure if people understand my underlying concept ..and the last one is just a comic attempt.I personally find it funny , more than anything else...was going to do a few more panels like a thousand ton wrecking ball hitting the alien etc.. but oh well..tks for seeing and comments more than welcome.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

sketch de jour 4

pencil sketches, with the magic of photoshop.

Tekkon Kinkreet...

was super awesome.

one of my favourite scenes from the movie.

waaay cool.

Friday, November 23, 2007

When and where to meet for TEKKONKINKREET this friday

Thanks for showing up, everyone. Hope you enjoyed the movie.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

3 cows and their friends

a drawing done for a wall in a restaurant selling burgers. this will be painted on an orange wall.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Malinky Robot Sketches

did some sketches as prep work for the new book

the rest can see found here:

sketch de jour 3

sketch of the day.
added bit of graphic textures this round.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nokia Bruce Online

sokkuan and i did this for Nokia Bruce online. Client has chosen the one there's closer to what they wanted, but we prefer the top one.
click here to play and win ...

Virgin post

Hello everyone, my name is Brian Chia. Kuanth brought me in few months ago but i have not posted anything before. So here goes, my first posting! Cheers to all illustrators ;)

You can check out more of my stuff at

this one's for my submission to the Got Character? Competition.
it made it to the finalists section so do vote for me!
log on to and find for my panda in the finalists.
thank u all!

Skull & Roses

:Skull & Roses:
Goin back to the Ol'Skool

Monday, November 19, 2007

3 thrones and a shower or things that you can do in the toilet

Hi everyone.

Did this for a figure drawing assessment project. Somehow I've always found the toilet to be one of the best spots for inspiration. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this piece to all the great and wonderful "thrones" around the world, and also to all who have had a surge of ideas whilst at the loo.

Reasons for the skeleton and muscle guy is coz we've been practicing on human anatomy and this is just for showing my still basic understanding of bones and musculature. Plus they look really cute, no? (Muscle man was originally supposed to have a speech bubble shouting: "Oi! Quit the fags!")

Media used: -Willow charcoal
-Drawing pencil "terracotta"
-2B and 3B pencils, and not to forget the invaluable rule and eraser!

Sadly, forgot what paper it's called...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Create your own version of the OIC banner!

Banners must have the title "Organisation of Illustrators Council". You can use your old work. And you can use the above banner's size and resolution or work with ANY dimensions you want. New banners will be displayed for 1 whole week. All banners will be credited to their creators. Send all entries to OIC.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

your playmates

we know you are naughty!! we know you want some hot fun!!
we are here to fulfill your inner desire! we are your playmates!!
did them around 4 years back, still wish to produce them into real dolls, anyone knows any toy maker?? let them fulfill your desire!!!hahahaha

krabi, thailand

just been to krabi, thailand for a company retreat... here are some sketches I did...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

sketch de jour 2

these are the same style i developed since the last batch i posted month's more on playing the pencil and ink strokes together with the balance of contrast in space.

sketch de jour

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blind Contour Drawing 2

Thanks for posting ann gee! Here's a blind contour drawing i did in a cab recently. I agree. It's a good way to break out of your usual logical way of drawing. If my science is right, it shld strengthen the visual "muscles" in the right (visual/creative) side of the brain. That's because it forces the brain to only use the visual muscles and you totally ignore the logical side of the brain. Since drawing things accurately is closely linked to visual observation, it's a very good way to improve your drawing skills. I recommend drawing in unbroken continuous lines when doing this. It also improves you confidence in drawing. let's share more tips like this in OIC.

Blind Contour Drawing

is drawing without looking at what you're drawing, so you just follow the contours

have been doing this quite a lot lately, mainly to break my hand's habit of drawing the same kind of lines. I find that i have a tendency to draw lines in a particular way, so alot of things look the same. especially faces. :|

not very good to draw this in public though, because when you keep staring at somebody the person kinda gets..........

Tank Boy Character

One color version of the Tank Boy character I created for a comic book project...

Monday, November 12, 2007


Hi everyone, OIC is watching Tekkonkinkreet on Friday 23NOV, 7.30pm, at National Museum! We've got 22 TICKETS max. All places have been filled already. If you missed the booking pls book the same day. We can still hang out after. Book soon. For bookings on your own please book through Gatecrash.