Sunday, November 30, 2008

By Candy Kang + Casey Chen

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By Candy Kang + Casey Chen
Originally uploaded by oinkurious


pen on paper and photoshop.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Liquid City Book Launch and Half Flat Art Show

Heya all, 2 events coming up on 29 November,

(1) Liquid City Book Signing at Kinokuniya (2-4 pm at the crossroads, Takashimaya)

(2) Half Flat Art Show opening (7:30pm at the Black Earth Art Gallery)

Come support one or both events if you have the time :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dastardly Evils & Other Corruptions of the Adult Life

the story continues here.
nothing other than for having a little laugh at job hazards.

Book Covers : Undercover TaiTai

Yup, that's the title of the book: Undercover Taitai! Gig for Marshall Cavendish.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


A few rooms (bedroom size) at a semi-d house at chip bee gardens (Holland Village area) is open for illustrators or designers. Rooms can fit 3 people in comfortably. Nice neighbourhood. Quiet. Good for inspiration. Eating places nearby. Alarm system installed. Price range between $600-800 neg. Call Justin at 96669445 immediately for more details if you are interested. Need to know ASAP.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rough Storyboards

Early storyboards for my thesis film... dated many many months ago. Sharing it here just for fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

childhood games-waterbomb

There was a time when playing games does not mean video games or PSP etc.


Just going further and trying something out :) Also, a character i've been designing in my head...
Fast sketch, scanned, then dropped some photoshop brushes in...

farm animals

it's been a while since i dropped a note here. hope all is well with everyone!

Did this farm animals series sometime back for Coosh.

i composed the animals into tiles.

the tiles can be pieced together to form a pattern.

the pattern was then translated into baby apparel like body suits, hats, bips, mittens, etc

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Noise

Incomplete illustration (cuz i ran out of time but i submitted it anyway cuz it kind of still works) for a zine. Trying to colour my stuff! (finally hur hur...) At first, I wasn't sure whether to leave it black and white though.


Hey check this out!
An exhibition on Plushes and Sorrow

This December, local design collective
Mimipong will showcase their Hug Your Sorrow plush toys in a month-long exhibition. Titled The Saddest Place on Earth, it will be held at BooksActually. The Saddest Place on Earth is a collaborative effort between Mimipong’s successful line of tear dolls together with international and local creative professionals. The writers – selected from a diverse range of backgrounds – were invited to pen their unique interpretations of sadness on the dolls’ cloth tags.

Launch Party:12 Dec, 8pm
Exhibition Run:12 December 2008 to 12 January 2009 at BooksActually, 5 Ang Siang Road, Singapore

Featuring the Works of
Bubi Auyeung (Hong Kong)
Pelle Carlsberg (Sweden)
Janet Chui (Singapore)
Rwitobrato Datta (India)
Mike Foo (Singapore)
April Lee (Singapore)
Jens Lekman (Sweden)
Leslie Low (Singapore)
Jason Lundberg (Singapore)
Roxy Marj (USA)
Laura Marling (UK)
Joe Ng (Singapore)
Ng Yi-Sheng (Singapore)
Ellery Ngiam (Singapore)
Shannon Ong (Singapore)
Poppy Pachinko (Singapore)
Amy Tsilemanis (Australia)
Mia Timpano (Australia)
Jeremy Warmsley (UK)
Wee Li Lin (Singapore)
Cyril Wong (Singapore)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Children's book 'Water Buffalo's Rewards' (mix media)

This book will be published in the end of this year. A series of children's books will also be published soon.

Anime Festival Asia

Happening this weekend. There are some things to look out for. Like the screening of genius party beyond and the launch of the Pepper project book by Imaginary Friends Studio. More details HERE.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

with saatchi for espn

a direct mailer concept with art director michael from saatchi. i saw soccer balls at the corners of my eyes for weeks after.

Harbourfront elves

Elves for Harbourfront Centre. Acrylic paint in Painter and photoshop A2 size. The brief was to make them look happy. And they didn't want their shadows dark. Agency: Irisnation.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fables covers

This new book by James Jean is totally worth getting for anyone wanting to study layout, concepts and illustration techniques. Or if you just like looking at nice pictures. It features the amazing cover artworks he's done for the Fables comic series and also his behind-the-scenes sketches as well as alternative layouts. It's out at Kinokuniya now.

City of Dust

Less on the substance/content, more on the flashy side this time. I am finally allowed to post this online. Here are the covers I did for City of Dust #1 and #2 with Steve Niles. The first one is an homage to the old Exorcist film poster.

City of Dust #1

City of Dust #2

horse riding

Cover art for Don't Panic christmas issue. Brush, ink, sticker tones and photoshop.

Fabric Fun Dolls Exhibition 2008

Hi all,

You're invited to my wife Dolls Exhibition at this coming Friday.
Hope to see you there.

Welcome to Fabric Fun Dolls Exhibition 2008 @ Basheer City Room Gallery
Date: 21-30 November 2008
Time: 11am-8pm.
Venue: 231 Bain Street, # 04-19, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231

More then 100 Dolls design and Unique boxy bat designed by
young illustrators and designer from Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

View Map

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekly 15 Minute Portraits

Before "The Chairman" gets on my case for not posting on this blog, here's something i did when my iMac crashed. While my replacement laptop occasionally made spinning "rainbow connection" when handling heavy Photoshop files. I will doodle to make the agony a little easier. All portraits are done under 15 minutes, and with no touch ups. You can view more drawings HERE.

Clockwise from top: Audrey Tautou, Willie Nelson, Hugh Laurie and TangWei

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Live Fresh Bash @ Haji Lane 15NOV

LIVE Art by Tiger Translate AKAs Mr B and Antz.
Come support our 2 brothers sweating it out at Haji Lane working on their masterpiece for Tiger Translate.
Time and Place
Saturday, November 15, 2008
8:00pm - 11:55pm
Haji Lane

Friday, November 14, 2008

Orange Pekkoe Tea!

My Favourite in the whole wide world!

MAss Order- The Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory

Aaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhhhhh Buy!!!! Add name to comments. 

If Photoshop were real...

Original post from
When I first saw Motherboard Cake (I made one and you may see it on my blog), I was like LOL. How creative and ingenious can one get? Then I saw this "real" photoshop and I was ROFL at how people can go all the way out to make something so, so innovative and yet fun. Link up here:


Thursday, November 13, 2008

DRAW ME: Herd Mentality

Herd mentality
[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

Herd mentality describes how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors, follow trends, and/or purchase items. Examples of the herd mentality include the early adopters of high technology products such as cell phones and iPods, as well as stock market trends, fashions in apparel, cars, home décor, etc. Social psychologists study the related topics of group intelligence, crowd wisdom, and decentralized decision making. People in these herds are broken up into two groups, explains Friedrich Nietzsche, a philosopher who coined the phrase. One lended itself to the religious points of views- their beliefs and how those dictated their actions- while the other lended itself to influence by the media- more liberal and based upon what others perceive as 'right' (following trends, social norms, etc.).

I think we see ourselves in some way belonging to a herd. Like Illustration Friday, I am posting this so we could illustrate and interpret it with our doodles and illustrations. Only when you feel like doing so.