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?
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
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...)
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*
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!
Show us your desk:
THANKS ANDREW FOR INVITING US TO INTERVIEW EACH OTHER! OK!