Sunday, January 31, 2010

The new Blog is ready!! Woohoo!!

The new OICsingapore blog is here:


If you have not received an account password- pls email me after you read the FAQ here :

Log in with your new account password

Images in your post can be uploaded directly now.  must be linked via url- so use ur flickr/ picasa/ account or ur own your own website ftp.

Watch this video on how to use WordPress ( Thanks AnnGee :) )

Please help me check and let me know if you spot any typo/ grammar errors.

If you have not recieved an email with your new author password- pls drop me a mail.
If I am slow to respond- please bear with me as I am almost doing this single handedly.

Please stop posting new stuff here with immediate effect.

We are moving to a NEW BLOG

Hi people- we are in the process of moving to a new blog. Please stop posting and commenting for today ( Sunday, January 31, 2010 9:33:05 AM ) we will post new blog details shortly.

We are looking for new contributors and writers- do email me at "info at" if you are interested in making OICsingapore a more vibrant blog/ community for illustrators and artists.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Figure Drawing Session 2010 v.1

Registration is Full. Those who sign up check the list and make sure you show up. Thanks for participating and supporting OIC. 

Date: 30th Jan 2010 (Sat)
Time: 5.00 to 8.00pm
Venue: Substation 45 Armenian Street, Singapore, 179936.
( map )

Fees: S$12-S$16 per artist for sharing the cost of venue & model. Limit to 16 artists only. ( age: 20yrs and above )
OIC people pls add your name neatly to the comments section to take part.
**Newbies please register using this form. Please add your name to the comments once you receive a "Thank you for participation" acknowledgment mail. thx

Friday, January 29, 2010

poorly dressed

reference from

horrifying fun drawing them, as though they are real life cartoons immortalised in glossy lamé, mullets and booty shorts on hairy men

Kick-ass creative brief

Take your favourite film and re-imagine it in the form of a comic, within a six-frame panel. Entries will stand a chance of being published in a special 16 page digital edition of LWLies. More details HERE. Thanks to Michele / Culturepush for this info.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back to Jago Close for breakfast again...

Back to Jago Close for breakfast again
Great fried carrot cake, the Chinese type.

Confetti in My Eyes..

Hello Everyone!

Fun Tiemz at Arts House....

confetti in my eyes, showcases a body of work developed within a time frame of 29 days, another project from 29cornflakes!

Exhibition opening event happens on 20 Feb, at 4pm.
Supporting acts from the 29 Cornflakes roster include:
Nick Chim
Vargus Pike

if u have nothing else betterrrr to do, come down, it should be fun. bring booze. haha. ( facebook link is here )

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

EESHAUN live at 2 events

Do check out Eeshuan's lively work at the 2 events this Friday:

Pushin’On 4th Anniversary | Fri 29th Jan | Blu Jaz Café
"The Big Get-together."
This event is planned to start at 9:00 pm on Jan 29, 2010 at Blu Jaz Cafe 2nd & 3rd levels.

Date: Friday, 29 January 2010 Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Location: Seminar Room 2-08, NAFA Campus 1, Wing B Admission: Free

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blankanvas 3rd anniversary party

Our friend and staunch OIC supporter Blankanvas ( aka Pat Law ) is celebrating their 3rd anniversary tomorrow with a special party. Do checkout the info on the link and get the invite to join in the celebration.
Strictly by invitation only.

Monday, January 25, 2010

lighting studies

these were based on photo books at the library during oic draw-at-the-library. Since the library is rather careful about what you bring in to the reference section, I just brought the minimum compact tools. And I had to be careful not to spray any ink on their expensive books! Mornings are the best times as it doesn't get crowded yet. Join us next time. Ballpoint/pencil + brush and ink.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Milton Glaser Documentary @ design film festival

If you are a practising designer / visual artist/ illustrator- see this solid inspiring documentary “To Inform & Delight” about the man- Milton Glaser!

In case you have not heard about him- he is the co-founder of Push Pin Studios and the creator of the "I ♥ NY logo" and a very successful designer and ILLUSTRATOR .......... he is still practising his craft  ( 80yrs old !!)
He has influenced alot of illustrators and designers for many years and if you know his work you can still see traces or homage to this master even today!


1 more show available!! Hurry don't miss it!!

Date: 30 Jan 2010
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm

OIC draw-at-the-library 23 Jan, sat, 10AM (sharp)

It's amazing what you can learn drawing from photography books and other reference materials. (eg. books on underwater photography, cities, landscapes, ancient artifacts, architecture, old japanes drawings, etc.) So this saturday morning, if you are looking for a relaxing quiet cool place to draw, want to discover new interesting subject matters to draw, and chill out with other illustrators, then join us at the art reference section of the National Library (Bras Basah) 8th floor locker area at 10am-12.00pm+. Cost is FREE. Can leave anytime. We will go for lunch after that. (but have your own breakfast)

DO: bring a sketch pad (not in booklet form) or sheets of paper. Bring pens, pencils, erasers, small pencil box. DO NOT: bring paints or materials that will look like they will damage their books. Be late because seats at the reference section get taken up fast so please come on time. Talk in the library (whisper if you must.)

Sign up in comments section if interested. Call Andrew at 91070735 if you are lost.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


While all the adults pitying and worrying the future of the one eye kid.
We seems forgotten that the kid is enjoying a different colourful dream with his blind eye.
No matter good or bad dreams life will still go on.

The Design Society Conference 2010

The Design Society opens a new chapter in Singapore's history of modern visual culture with its inaugural Conference in 2010. Join us at the Conference and expand your knowledge and understanding of how Design in Singapore came to be, and where it is heading tomorrow.
Sat 23rd Jan 2010 ( 1 day event only- pls show your support and pass the word around. )

10 Mins Portrait Part2

Here's a vid of the process captured with time lapse photography... and edited in After Effects. I was trying to insert music in Youtube but the function was out the entire day. So for the time being, you may see it without music... :(

Friday, January 22, 2010

10 Mins Portrait -- Inspired by 5 Secs Face

Thanks to 5 Secs Face that have taken so many beautiful pictures that have been my source of wonderful references of people. These were all done based on the pictures taken by Fleecircus, with media such as pen & ink, watercolor washes, magic pens, markers and etc. Each portrait took no longer than 10 mins.

10 practice drawings from the news

Here is a small project done just for fun, practice and experimentation. They were mostly based on pictures in the Straits Times. Mistakes and all remain uncorrected in them. No photoshoping. The nice part is that there's no client to request changes to these:) Please feel free to continue this theme of newspaper drawings in your own style. I think it would be fun to see.

G-nib, ink and gouache on paper.

Ballpoint, black ink and watercolour on paper.

pen + ink on paper.

brush + ink + gouache on paper

gouache + ink + pencil

calligraphy pen + gouache.

pencil + ink + gouache.

pencil + gouache

flat pencil + watercolour

ballpoint + gouache

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thailand -Phuket sketches

Just back from a company retreat to Phuket.. interesting place...
more sketches here

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sketch book sketches

Have been doing these for the last few days... whenever I am free to do so.