Friday, February 29, 2008


Get more practice on those figure drawing skills and get paid for it. Bring your pencils, inks, watercolours or any other favourite tools for another OIC Portrait Day! How it works: A customer sits for 10-15mins. All of us draw. Customer gets to choose and buy his/her favourite drawing. If yours gets chosen, you get $8 for each drawing. If not, hey it's good practice and you'll just get better. Meet at 2pm and please be punctual. We'll go somewhere nice (but not too costly) to eat after it ends. See you there. Everyone welcome! Sign up under the comments section. to confirm your attendance. Call 96806572 for more info.

(Thanks to Arlene for the illustration. And Bella for posing.)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Strawberry chocolate

Did this for a Valentine's day promo image last month.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Daredevil! Supposed to be a Batman DC Licensing Gig, the project was dropped but i took it back from the graveyard and made it to Daredevil! Hope y'all digg!

Another spontaneous mouseman mini comic.

A mouseman mini comic

Spontaneous comic. Pen, ink and photoshop.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

les courses

Gone shopping. Drew inspired piece. Hope y'all digg!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


an exercise in indian ink and watercolor

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

moulin rouge

getting inspiration from the masters...;)

listen to the salad days

Saturday, February 16, 2008


What supposed to be a rejected tshirt design for penny arcade. A few edits and doodled it for awhile~~and of cos bad naming. :P Hope y'all dig.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

rush art

of coz wif referance.....cooked up a chop chop vector ...hope u guys dig~

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Eeshuan+Pixelmunky @ Night&Day ( change of DATE!!! )

Finally.... The show we all have been waiting for, featuring our very own funky and colourful Eeshuan+Pixelmunky. Please make sure you make some time to check it out!!

Post in CulturePush.

Date: friday feb 22 2008 ( PLEASE NOTE )
Time: 7.30pm onwards
Venue: Night&Day Gallery

Saturday, February 09, 2008

i have an imaginary friend. his name is yellow.

yellow would like a red packet too.
but he would need to exchange some oranges for that.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

huat ar!


Sunday, February 03, 2008


Why are you interested in drawing?
Frankly, I am not sure whether I am 100% interested in drawing because when I have free time, I’d rather do something else. But I guess I am interested to draw when I want to express some feelings strongly (for personal projects).

What is your personal favourite drawing style and art tool?

So far, it’s Sophie Black in “See you in the dark” series for my first exhibition. Outlines drawn by hand and painted digitally. But I can’t stick to one style for long because I will find it boring after a while. However, I will continue developing Sophie Black, drawing her in different styles. My art tools are basically pencil, brush, layout paper, camera, scanner, and Photoshop and occasionally acrylic etc.

Show us the very oldest drawing in your collection and one good recent one.

For commissioned job, One of the oldest is a series of astrology girls done for HerWorld Magazine while I was still working full-time in advertising.

This is done for Motorola in 2007. It might not be what I wanted to achive personally, but it’s done up to the satisfaction of the agency and client.

For personal work, I did it to as a getaway from frustrating day job in late 90s.

I did this for my first exhibition, it was a hell rushing period, but I like the darkness in this series.

Which artists do you study and admire. And what can you learn from each?
I admire Yoshitomo Nara’s little girl’s evil eyes, Uesugi Tadahiro’s harmonious and elegant mood, Tim Burton’s dark world, David Downton’s detailed simplicity, WK Interact’s explosive B&W figures and many more.

What did you have to do to become a full-time illustrator?
It’s very simple. I guess for a start, build your portfolio first. Then let the market (agencies or design houses) know about your existence by blasting them your portfolio. It would be better to have an online portfolio, convenient for art directors or art buyers to know what you can do before they want to meet you up for briefing (they are busy people). You can be a freelancer in the beginning. Slowly, when there are more jobs coming in, you can then register your own company for long run (if you want to). You can register online at The registration fee is affordable.

On the other hand, as a commercial illustrator, I think passion alone is not enough, we should also be prepared with the following:
  • Good and versatile drawing skills.
  • Fashion sense, art sense, design sense.
  • Awareness of new trends.
  • Understand concept given in the brief so that we know why we are drawing this.
  • Don’t just follow visual blindly. Be initiative to improve from visual given.
  • Answer the brief and understand why client give such comment, so that we can make a revision that works.
  • Sometimes we have to put aside so called “artist pride” because we are paid to solve the problem with commercial purpose. Artist pride is for our personal project.
  • Beware of deadline and give prompt reply to clients.
  • Be prepared to burn ourselves for long hours and even weekends.
  • Patience
What were your early projects like compared to what you do now?
My early projects were mostly done for fashion magazines which were much more simpler. Now mostly for advertising agencies, some were complicated.

“Show and tell” your studio.

My “studio” is my home, it consists of a cheap and very worn out desk which paint is peeling… a working light (for tracing purpose), a lamp (for more relax and softer mood when necessary), a scanner, a mini Japanese tea table (not for tea cups but piles of sketches and data CDs), 2 plastic drawers (for stationery and document files). That’s all. On the busiest craziest days, I will sit in front of my desk more than 14 hours including meal time. Which make my bottom collects fat!! *sigh*

Patriotism Doesn't Mean Compliance

Message to all warmongers. Mission for the people.

Friday, February 01, 2008

xin nian kuai le


Portrait day is back for 2008! You know the drill: we get 10-15mins to draw each client in any style we want. Bring your own materials and have lots of fun! Sign up in the comments section and please do show up if you sign up. For more info contact Mike at 96806572.