Tuesday, March 04, 2008

OIC INTERVIEW #5: ADELINE AND KRIS

K: Hello I'm Kristal. Ok, You.

A: I'm Adeline. We work in the same office during the day.

.. u guys are colleagues... So you're not full-time illustrators?
WHY NOT!


K: (who is this imaginary person asking questions?)

A: I think for now would like to have some breathing space between drawing jobs. At the end of the day I want to go home looking forward to drawing things i like, not dreading the thought of picking up the pencil to do changes. I'm just afraid that might happen if i go into it full-time....

K: Yeah, drawing makes you really happy... so it would suck BIG TIME if id hate to pick up the pencil. plus theres so many things u wanna do just for yourself, if u always have to draw something for work, its such a drag, to me la. Oh and i guess because with this attitude we'd be broke. (imaginary person that asks questions makes me uneasy. *suspicious*)

When did you get interested in drawing?

K: Honestly, don't remember when, just something that a kid does. and lol i've got the peter pan complex.

A: Started drawing on my ladybird storybooks. I used a pen because i thought using a pen was very adult.

K: or like.. getting caned for drawing nonsense on walls and cupboards, Haha, ok then what's the most awesome thing about DRAWING, to YOuUuU?

A: Is not so good at talking, or writing, or singing so i express myself this way.

K: ok! **AGREES!** but i do think you play the invisible piano exceptionally well.


A: Why thank you. We should make a band sometime. I like the sound of your whistle.
you whistle like a bird

K: =/

Show and tell us about your first published work.

A: ZoukOut 12 hr party peoples--- Timeout Mag. about the 5 stereotypes of people who attend zoukout: (left to right) the sponsor, the angmoh tourist, the seasoned clubber, the poser and the chunky beach hunk. They wanted it to be done in a certain style, like nicole kenney. It was the best experience i had so far, maybe what you call beginner's luck. It was Kris who intro-ed this job to me ;-)


K: Coz ure drawings, i think were PERFECT for it. =)
ok.... this one :
..for all the Pretty Boys.. done for Arena Magazine Singapore. Deadlines can get kookoo, but things always run smoother when u like the subject matter. haha. Arena was really open to whatever stuff i had in mind. So the only issue (as usual) was: time. After reading the articles, if , we'd discuss a little before i did the drawings. But mostly they just let me be, kinda lucky, me thinks. next!


A: oh, oh, i admire you so. Could you show me your oldest personal drawing so i can print out and stick on my wall?

K: *BLUSH*
This is not the oldest, but its quite old la hor? Adeline, meet Poppy Seed.

ooook! We must exchange. Gimme yours NAO!

A: Hi meet the photo of random dodgy squirrel.
Couldn't find the original anymore. must have thrown it away because he's so ugly. ARGCK.

K: BISH me lieks. Dats one Sessie Squirrel.
OK SO BESIDES ME?!! Who do u love and admire, and why?

A: David Shrigley(http://www.davidshrigley.com)

K: (OH YAS. It all makes sense now.)

A: Is in love with his work because he manages to inject such personality into something so simple. You, who's your one true love, Kris?

K: Loves Paulie Popie. He's dead seksie. www.pulphope.blogspot.com

What's your favourite drawing tool and style(s) for now?

K: Sentimental for sentimentality's sake;
fav thing to use would be : brush & plain pencil.

Stuff like this... I had this sad looking puppy once :



and this....
The Very Thing That Happens :
ok!! u pasang nao.

A: Here's yellow. He thinks he's clever:


and some girls. Yellow likes girls with bangs:



K: Hey looks like you, ok nao pick your favouritest shape.

A: THERE! ( yea i like girls with bangs too...)



K: HAHA

A: Oh, nice. I might have just invented your favourite shape, lol.

K: Wo. we are our favouritest shapes. kuakua

SPECIAL QUESTION TIME! (do not blink)
A: So Kris, you made it into Grafuck 3!
How's L.A like?

How's the opening night like?
Did the gallery take all your money?

Made any famous friends?


K: @@ NOT BLINKING :
Yes Naice, lots of alco.
but it was frreaking cold.

Agreement is to half/half...SHARE MUNNIES.

& ya, they signs my copy of grafuck 3. I signzzz theirs tooooo! AWSUM! Very naice people who are super friendly to a nobody like me.

Would've been awsumer if all my lovelies were there *waves like star on tv at invisible camera*


A: Awwwwwwwww.

K: Ok serious : It was damn cool meeting all these different people. Was so bloody nervous..but the guys at Gallery Nucleus were really warm and did i say super nice already? When I was getting the prints ready, i had no idea what to do. Lucky me, they were patient and didn't kick me out for asking a lot of questions. Asking questions is good. Got the prints framed..sent them over.. the gallery took care of everything else. I think i was more stoked taking pics of Audrey Kawasaki's work , getting the other artists to sign my copy..and picking out stuff to buy in the store. Hahahaha

A: PICTURE TIEM I SAEZ!




HAWTSAUCE!

Show us your desk:

KRIS:


ADE:

THANKS ANDREW FOR INVITING US TO INTERVIEW EACH OTHER! OK!

7 comments:

fadedcrimson said...

....TIS INTERVIEW IS TOTAL AWSUMSAUCE. XD thanks for injecting some humor to my very dreary week.

Kris made it to Grafuck 3? Wowwwww. *I need to get your sayyyhhhnachehhh ( signature )And cool drawings! I love love love the one you did for Arena mag. :D And the girl with the bangs. And the dog, and the comic strip! ( translation: all of them).

Adeline: I love the 'dodgy' squirrel...thought that was an otter.....and looks like it was prototype ancestor of Yellow! XD Maybe the yellow-colored gene is recessive in nature so every generation gets more yellowy and smaller...Darwinian law and all. The smallest...survives.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

waaaaaaah ..... what were u 2 smoking when u doing eah other ... I mean interview.... LOL.

But hor.... Adeline
drawing with pen adult meh??!!
Drawing porn is !! kekekekek
(I haven't got over the drawing cars and spaceships part hiazz... )

Kris ..... thx for sharing abot Grafuck.....
Pls share more in future :D ( and nt hide one corner relax leh )

The paul pope link not working

and hor......
The desk top/ work pictures are not revealing enuf!! Adeline- we want to see the desk tht is in your room- the one with the unpredictable collapsing shelf!!

It was a refreshing fun read. Thx gals :)

kuanth said...

that's totally what i felt and how i started 7 years back.

A: I think for now would like to have some breathing space between drawing jobs. At the end of the day I want to go home looking forward to drawing things i like, not dreading the thought of picking up the pencil to do changes. I'm just afraid that might happen if i go into it full-time....

drewscape said...

thanks for your time writing this up. Both your art works are very likeable. I like the ugly squirrel. It has character in its ugly state. I like kristal's comic too. Can see a bit of paul pope's influence. I like paul pope too. U have his pulphope book? it's good.

Mr.B said...

Yea! Really fun interview! Was hoping to see more on the space u guys work on. But hell yea, paul pope!

krissie said...

yeah i do. i put it under my pillow at night. (pulphope book)

adeline said...

hey thnx all for nice words.

esp kuanth: its nice to know someone else understands too :-)

now you all maek me regret throwing the friggin squirrel away.lol