Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tribute to the King of Pop

This painting is tribute to the King of all Pop!
Water & poster paints on airbrush heavy paper - EJETC

divas series 2

just completed series 2.
madonna, annie lennox, cher, oprah, maggie cheung, tori amos, naomi campbell, barbra streisand, billie holiday, zhang huimei, sandy lam, alanis morisette.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I Have Designs On You

Hi Guys! Here's one event coming this July. I be giving a mini
workshop along side with some awesome creatives. Such a honor! : )
Click HERE for more details.
More info: My workshop will be on the 9th Jul 1:30pm-3:30pm
Hope to see some familiar faces!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009


It's always interesting to eat lunch alone and lost in thoughts as you looked around the lunchtime crowd. pen + photoshop.
Publish Post

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

HR illustrations

A few illustrations from an internal presentation project for Unilever's HR department. Photoshop and textures. 

Saturday, June 20, 2009

OIC booth at STGCC

Interested in a booth at STGCC's Artist Alley? If you have work to display or sell during this event and would like to represent OIC please contact 91070735 or email the oic email ASAP.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

annie lennox & tori amos

annie lennox & tori amos

Soap and Water

Hello :D
this is my first post here as mike allowed me to post on this awesome community.
anyway,Done this for Health Promotion Board singapore. www.hpb.gov.sg/

hope u guys diggin it. coz kids are scared of it!*was reading newspaper few days ago.

Wash your hand arr...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

release of Lament

After a journey of hard work, my debut manga 'LAMENT' is finally released in major bookstores of Singapore such as Popular and Kinokunia today. The above is the bookbelt and cover jacket design of LAMENT.
I'm really excited and happy because it is a dream come true for me.
I want to thank MDA, Chuangyi, Flora and the team of editors and the guest artists for all the help!

'Lament' is A5 sized and contain 178 pages, including one chapter of my latest anthology 'Trinity Quest'.
Please support me by grabbing a copy of LAMENT.
The retail price is 5.90 Singapore dollars.

'Trinity Quest' samples:

Hu Jingxuan

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

love dogs

Illustration for a Men's Health magazine article. Ink on paper and photoshop.

Experimenting with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality - is overlaying virtual objects on physical objects seen through a camera. A more concise definition is: Augmented Reality (AR), also known as “Mixed Reality” is where virtual and real objects appear together in a real time system. Source: www.artag.net

For 2 weeks a couple of months ago or so, I’ve been testing the AR system I downloaded from the above source to be used on my own 3D objects. To make it more fun, I created an avatar of myself: a box figure (which looks like the paper box figure I created of myself). I managed to understand and change the config file so my virtual objects can be recognized by the system, and I successfully “tag” it with a marker. See above test.

I hope to understand it better to make my own AR game.

Home Made Augmented Reality with a PC from Don Low on Vimeo.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Girl on couch

I had a go at "copying" another Kent Williams painting - "Girl on couch". Learnt a lot from studying his work - his palette, composition and balance. Love his work!! Here's my version :) 30"x30", oil on canvas.

A close-up of the face.

Here's Kent William's original "Girl on couch".

Sunday, June 14, 2009

the princess


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday's figure drawing

Scans from the last fig drawing session, from the 1-3 mins to the 5-10 mins poses.


So charmed by the Mononoke series. The anime resembles moving ukiyo-e prints, I highly plug it!

Like Civilised Men
An attempt at CLAMP's 'long-limbed-men' style
pencil + copics + digital

The Oleander Man
pencil + copics + digital

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Giving my artwork for charity

Hi, just a warning to all members here to be careful and not just give artwork freely because they get emails or calls and asking for "contribution" for "charity" and they like your work alot.

Ask yourself:
1. Who is this person in charge?
2. What is this person's fulltime job?
2. What is their real agenda?
3. Who are the beneficiaries?

I don't have a fixed income nor a fixed salary- so my time is precious and only meant for putting food on the table and helping those who really need my help.
We are struggling artists and illustrators. Our work is worth something.

OIC Figure Drawing 9 June 2009

Yesterday was not only my first OIC figure drawing session, it was my first figure drawing session ever. So I was totally unprepared for the break neck speed of the 1 min to 3 min warm-up poses. I think I'll spare everyone the "exercise in futility" of the initial incomplete lines and cut straight to the more relaxing 5 min to 10 min poses heh... Thanks again to organisers and participants alike! Saw some really cool renderings yesterday, hope to see the rest of the group post them up! :)

"the end"

OIC @ Hypercolor

Thanks to STEVE LAWLER aka Mojoko for organising "HYPERCOLOR" - Quite afew OIC members were invited to take part- Brick, Eeshaun, Twisstii, Kuanth, Sokkuan, Mindflyer & Sheryo. Do RSVP and pop by! ( Do note that the final artwork is yet to be seen. These alphabets are teasers and for titling only )
An exhibition designed to stimulate the eyeballs. See 10 Singapore illustrators freak out with HYPERCOLOR. Digital Canvases will be for sale... for more info - contact Steve- ( mojoko "at" mojoko.net )
Thursday, June 25 7:00pm
till late
Loft & Public
16A Haji Lane

Carbon Chalk is Fun

Some photos from Figure Drawing Session 03. There was too much to draw and too little time, and the model was real good!! Luckily someone took pics. Check out the photos here. ( thanks Flee and also thanks to TianYun, Twisstii, Zeropointfive and MrB and all those who helped. )

Monday, June 08, 2009

petals and fairies

Something I've been working on on an on/off basis.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

"I saved the day."

tech question>>I scanned in the image at 1oo dpi , but not sure why the image is still so small when clicked on the thumbnail,hence the words looked so small. but when I see it in photoshop at 100%, it looked alright. Anybody knows why?What's the best practice?.tks

Melbourne Portrait Day turned Sketchwalk.

I was trying to coordinate an OIC Portrait Day in Melbourne yesterday so we could have it both in Singapore and Melbourne at the same time, but weather circumstances conspired against us. (sorry, no photos because i forgot to bring the camera :X)

No one sat outside because it was so cold, and we weren't allowed to do it inside because we'd be "disturbing the patrons", so we took portrait day to Carlton Gardens. And... again, because it was so frosty, no one stopped to pose for us except this lady. :D

But she was the only one. :X By then we were freezing our fingers off and decided to head to an indoors cafe to sketch people instead (trying to keep to the portrait day theme)

A friend showed his portrait to the gentleman he was drawing, and he treated us to beer and coffee in exchange for the drawing. :D

After that, a bit of sketchwalking in the city and stopped because it was too cold to continue. I headed back towards my place to do some more drawing and was joined by this Korean girl, who watched me draw this shop. She mentioned she used to draw as well, so I passed some of my cardboards to her and we both drew until it started drizzling.

and that was the failed attempt at Portrait Day in Melbourne. :P

PS: the cardboard was from the remnants of a box i used to make a sign for portrait day. was gonna post that up as well, but it has "gone with the wind".

Yes!! another 37 artists!!! Sat @ MAAD

We had a real good time- some highlights:
More drawings were posted :), among the many sitters we drew a pair of identical Korean twins, our loyal supporter Diff & Albert ( and sister ) and also a very good DJ friend I respect, someone drop by from Lucas & Esplanade Baybeats, Twisstii silkscreened a laptop!!, our neighbour is Nana Roomisn's show, welcome back- Syafid, Jo and Kersheng!! Good to see Suzy and also Sokkuan!!
BTW........... AnnGee was having a sketch walk concurrently in Melbourne!! Look out for her post!!
Thanks to MrB, Twisstii, Clara, Beatriz, Adeline, Kenny, Flee, SanSan, Lyn Chiam for helping out!!