Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Just a random doodle. I didn't know Einstein did act cute too. Peace~ ('u')

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Movie from Studio Ghibli

This is another GREAT animations from Studio Ghibli. The Title of this show is PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA. Go catch this cute fishy movie if you can. Their animations is getting better and better each time. Love it!

Hair Stylist Study

Just a study.


Monday, October 27, 2008

uh oh!

Super fun to do. I cannot stop!

Oh a random note, I am craving for Okonomiyaki. Alamak.
Now I want to draw Okonomiyaki too! :/

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

this is the more "natural" one

hey mike, i m totally okay with comments. sometimes its just different preferences, as i wanna experiment the "not natural" way too.:P


Most of the time, ideas for illustrations come from things around us. Here are some inspirations for colour. See HERE.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

water colour+photoshop

did it while watching news justnow, plus the magic of photoshop.


Animation Nation 2008 returns with a series of screenings, seminars and workshops. Highlights include a showcase of Aardman animation, Bill Plympton's Idiot and Angels, seminar and showcase of Japanese animator Koji Yamamura, The Piano Forest and much more. Visit for the schedule and purchase your tickets from Gatecrash HERE. Tickets go pretty fast so get them early!

Due to overwhelming response for "The Piano Forest", an extra screening is available on Monday, 27 Oct 2008, 2PM at Fusionopolis. Hurry and get your tickets now!

Fairy illustrations

Fairy illustrations for Wedding and Travel magazine's jewellery section. Pencil, inkwash and photoshop. I guess you could describe it as a combination of Amano and Tim Sale's drawing techniques. The brief was to create interesting scenes to showcase various sets of jewellery. And they all form a story. I think the client did a great job choosing to print on wood-free paper and spot varnishing the jewels. Client: Fullhouse Communications.

my bookshelf

Crammed with graphic novels, books and artbooks. It collapsed once. Terribly messy but somehow a piece of art. Pencil+markers+ink on paper and photoshop.

Good Morning!

The first few stuff I use in the Morning...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Figure Drawing

During lessons (each 3 hrs with about 45mins for break) we typically vary between 3-5min, 20 min, 1hr, 3hr, 6 hr (same pose for 2 weeks).

These are some of the quick gestural drawings with 3-5 minute poses. Usually size of drawing is between A3-A2, or A2-A1.

Large Drawing

One of the projects from school, where we're supposed to have a large piece of artwork in the end. I went around the city sketching in my sketchbook, before redrawing/enlarging and linking the original sketches to form the large drawing.

click to enlarge-

Saturday, October 18, 2008

draw a robot contest

heya hope this is not the wrong place to post this :p

PRESS RELEASE - DRAW YOUR OWN LIQUID CITY ROBOT AND WIN! Image Comics' upcoming anthology, Liquid City, holds contest for robot drawing artists!

16 October 2008 (Berkeley, CA) - To coincide with the upcoming LIQUID CITY anthology, editor Sonny Liew is inviting the artists of to submit their own robot designs for the chance to win big!

"The variety of robot designs is practically limitless," said editor Sonny Liew. "I hope we'll see lots of fun and interesting ones sent in for the contest."

The LIQUID CITY Draw-A-Robot Contest is your chance to one of three signed copies of LIQUID CITY for the grand prize - a page of original art from the story by Liew and Mike Carey, "Faces." To enter, simply create and design an original robot - no fan art - and submit it by by November 2nd 2008 (EST). Winners will be notified on the Liew's DeviantArt journal on November, 5th. For more information and contest details, please see

LIQUID CITY (SEP082215), a full-color 326-page anthology for $29.99, will be in stores November 5th 2008.


Yay! WE ARE TWO! Wow! ITS a CLOSE PARTY guys & gals!! Good food & Good company :).

Please register early as there are limited seats available!
All regular attenders of portrait day please sign up too!
Watch this space for further updates!
Date: 18th Oct Sat, 7pm till late
Venue: Spizza @ 29 Club Street. ( click to view map )
Bring your sketch book along and drawing tools along!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Pencil, ink and photoshop.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

another day at the office

involves photoshop and apple keyboard stained with JCO donut juice

Red cherry by the beach

Stating the obvious in pictorial form. Does text enhances a picture?

Life of a Storyboard Artist

Some singular picturesque frames i did for a storyboard

Experimental Illustration

This is an illustration I did for a poem that a friend wrote. Its kind of abstract and a little experimental for me. Basically it involves a dream that a girl had.

MutantStyle invites you to....

Hi all my creative collective MutantStyle will be having a exhibition 2mrw...details are as follows :D

"MutantStyle: Heroes/Villains & Mythological creatures from our living room"

Date: 16th October 2008, (this coming/2mrw) Thursday
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Other Side
66 Rowell Road
Singapore 207439
beverage sponsor: Tiger Beer
music: DJ Ikuma the 8-bit producer of mayhem
Contact: Jonathan -

the location map

cheers, do pop by if u are free...


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CD cover

Just completed this for a CD cover. The text is just for visualization.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Peranakan Ball 2008

Remember Last year's Peranakan Ball Illustration? This year's theme is Victorian... yea, not exactly spot-on Victorian, i know lol


Hi all, I am the new kid on the block and would like to introduce myself. I will just pretend Im at a party with a cocktail in hand and half drunk.

My name is Kum Weng, Im 22 this year, male, currently in school of visual arts finishing my BFA in illustration. Its been a great experience and I get really cool teachers like Tomer Hanuka, Yuko Shimizu and Marcos Chin, just the little fanboy in me gets excited. But its really hard and its my last year so its kinda stressful!

I just uploaded my website at, so feel free to check it out. I really don't know what style Im doing but I love doing drawings in ink and ball point pen. As for painting, I love people like Manet, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Van Gogh and much much more... so that is what I am playing around with now. It really doesn't pay off in my illustration cuz people always say they don't know what Im trying to get at in my paintings. But I feel like I owe it to myself to keep practicing what I wanna do.

So I always appreciate all kinds of feedback. I never knew illustrators existed in Singapore cuz i rarely see illustrations, so I am glad Andrew found me. If you want to just contact me via email and tell me how you get started and whether its a viable profession in Singapore it will make me very happy.

Heres a painting of the Gap at fifth Ave.

Another Bunch

I use these stuff everyday!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Liquid City Giveaway Draw-A-Robot Contest

The “Liquid City” Comics Anthology launches on November 5th, 2008 and we’re giving away 3 free copies of the book. One winner will also receive a piece of original art!

The Contest: Send us an illustration of a Robot of your own design (no fan art)

To join and for more information, please goto:


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Some illustrations I did for Wildlife Reserves a while back. Its different from the kind of style I usually do, but it was a fun project to do..