Saturday, May 31, 2008

tina berning | 100 girls

Love these watercolour drawings of women- very soulful and sensual

tina berning | 100 girls

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

OIC SCAVENGER SKETCH-Sqwaking birds in train

This is what I saw, on my way to work this morning.. a bunch of sqwaking birds, I mean kids in the train who just cannot stop talking for a second ..they just go on and on..and it's 9 in morning..sorry for the ranting

Dargerism, my new religion.

Henry Darger, janitor by day, epic novelist and illustrator by night. Illustration superhero who lived in his own fantasy world his whole life.

Although Darger is one of the more famous examples within Art Brut, he remains relatively unknown outside the art world. I only stumbled upon his work when I was researching Jean Dubuffet (edit: thanks boss!).

Obsessively writing a 15 000+ page fantasy novel titled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion and illustrating scenes within the novel with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings, he lead a secret double life that no one discovered till the point of his death.

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His illustration technique was entirely self-taught, and he often used collage and worked on big compositions measuring anything from 4-12 foot canvases in his cramped apartment. His figures were almost entirely traced from scraps of cut-outs from magazines, newspapers, etc that he scavenged in the dumps, enlarged or shrunk by photocopying to fit his illustrations.

"He started writing at the age of 19 and we don't believe that he stopped until he died at the age of 81. What you're looking at in this photograph is one man's life work. Thirty thousand pages of text comprised of four different manuscripts, a few novels, an autobiography, and then a ten-year project." American Folk Art Museum. © Kiyoko Lerner

Super awesome and completely inspirational la, Henry Darger.

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ps: welcoming all donations to help purchase this book XD >>

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Raffles City GSS

For Raffles City Great Singapore Sales 2008.
Art Director: O&M/Adrian Chan

p/s: total of 2 visuals, Day and Night.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Found this on Drawn recently. Photographic representations of children's artwork. Visit Yeondoo Jung's site HERE. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Hey guys! Here's an urban take on guanyin, its 1.2m tall and it was my biggest painting ever.

Hi there.~

Hi All. It's nice to be here. :) I'm Ray Toh aka Torei, a local freelance illustrator. I have just converted into a freelancer for about half a year and i'm still trying to get use to whole thing. I have work as a concept artist, background painting artist as well as a 3d texturing and lighting artist before. My last stop is in IFS where i work for two years.

I love to paint and it's nice to be among artists and illustrators. Feel free to comment on my work. :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

shhhhhhh.....Adeline is in Curvy FIVE!!!

Congrats to Adeline- she's 1 kind- never inform us, I must go dig to find out :D
Well done Adeline!! :D

You can see more at her blog here

Sustained Life Drawing

done in studio.

medium: charcoal

Thursday, May 22, 2008

oic scavenger sketch- self portrait

I wanted to be an astronaut. But drawing spaceships was more fun.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

wow ('o')

style: magazine did a fashion shoot in night and day gallery,
hey wait. those paintings they look familiar ;-)

(felix he sent me this pdf :-))


anything i can get grimy in on the beach. and a good old mask, and that lousy ponytail i been growing out since forever.

Monday, May 19, 2008


trying out fashion illust. : )

There You Go: A Multi-tone Freakshow Exhibition

: And my eyes feel insecure at my heart not seeing you... :

Quotes taken from Kyun's poetry.
Click for more of the series

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008



Thursday, May 15, 2008


wish I had a matching set of headband and blouse, just like that.

In other news, my hair's getting messier by the day. It's officially a shrub. Haha.


I is Twisstii :D

OIC Scavenger sketch-selfportrait

i like my red bowtie. black zebra marker on kneadable eraser

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hi people. Sorry for being missing for a while~

Modeled after classmate Nat. Her shoes collection rivals Imelda Marcos', and she loves skinny jeans.

Got the idea about the coloring style from Jenny Mortsell, who is awesome awesome awesome


st michael

Urban take on St Michael. I'll leave it as it is for now, will revisit and do some touch ups. Hope y'all digg (muzzz do self potrait....rush rush)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

OIC Scavenger sketch-selfportrait

Just a quick doodle

OIC Scavenger Sketch - Self Portrait



My version; minus the dark eye circles.

mouseman and cat comic


Me wearing the signature Black T- you can't go wrong with black :D.  

Monday, May 12, 2008


Some random before bed. : )


Draw yourself in your favorite outfit ( self portrait ). Please participate. Next topic on 23rd May.

looking for storyboard artist

hello got a call from dennis cheng from a production house looking for storyboard artists. if you are keen, pls contact him 98425220.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I did this work last year to submit for an art competition, but it was not shortlisted.
Size is 50 by 65 cm, and what I did was essentially wrote down conversations I heard in crowds..and stringed them together..conversations in the trains, cafes and streets..etc.
And you cannot help not to listen as people do not value privacy now, with the mobile phones 24/7.. I can literally tell a stranger's history, from his/her conversation that takes place over the mobile phones.The hi-res version is in my blog.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Jaddyson: Arms 2007

These are the T-shirt designs I did with my friend Addy Tan long time ago. We worked on this project mostly just for fun. The original version actually are in black silkscreen, but we decided to do colour version in the end.


I really love drawing side profiles. A random sketch just before a game of DOTA. Will find time to finish this one.

MRB Tshirt Label

MRB Label. Some visual mockups : )

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

scavenger hunt

From Sim lim tower-14th level.. window

oic scavenger sketch

The scene outside my window where the fat cat roams. But he's not here today. Drawn with pencil and watercolour in a monologue sketchbook.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tiger Translate Museum 9.5.08

Congratulations all, OIC has been awarded an 8.6 out of 10 in the Entertainment Category of Well done!

Black canary & Green Arrow

I've been doing this in installments while waiting for clients to revert on various projects. Finally decided to finish it yesterday. ..

Monday, May 05, 2008


I've been contemplating and thinking and dreaming of getting myself a pair of oxfords.


This is what I see outside my window in my studio when the seat in front of me is vacant.

Yoshitaka Amano

Pingmag interviews Yoshitaka Amano, character designer of G-Force, Vampire Hunter and Final Fantasy. Read it HERE. ( thanks to AnnGee for recommending the article )

Saturday, May 03, 2008

OIC PORTRAIT DAY @ MAAD Saturday, 3rd May 2-7pm

Hi all, join us for another fun Portrait Day this weekend !!! Spend the afternoon meeting up with other illustrators, brushing up your figure drawing skills and make money at the same time. Just sign up under comments section and bring your favorite drawing tools and paper on that day.

How it works: a) A customer sits for 10-15mins. b) All of us draw. c) Customer gets to choose and buy his/her favourite drawing. d) If yours gets chosen, you get $8 for each drawing. e) If not, no worries, treat it as good practice!

Meet punctually at 2pm at Red Dot Museum. Try to stay for full session from 2-7pm. Dinner and chatting will be somewhere simple after it ends. See you there. Everyone is welcome. Please sign up under the comments section to confirm your attendance (non-OIC members- please email us your hp nos). Call/ text 96806572 for more info.