Monday, 3 November 2014

Hello Monday!

How much bluer can you get on a Monday? It's the first day of the week, and already we are defeating ourselves from getting out of bed. So as the great commander of a troop will say "Get yourrrr ASss out of bed and stop whining!"

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Fast food influence

Few weeks back, I managed to sit down with a big mac and watch the doc 'Super Size Me'. Just a quarter away through the movie I regret eating the Bug Mac through this movie. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

understanding atmospheric perspective

Watched a tutorial on using atmosphere to bring out perspective by Scott Robertson, I thought I might have a try with this methodology and play with foreground, middle ground and background. Did a quick mess around with a concept environment plus some sort of mech + organic forms with my scene. (embedded is the tutorial I came across. Enjoy Monday folks :P).

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Words ain't jamming through my brain, just gonna sketch :)

Dozing off while reading up on training procedures~ a traffic cop wlked in Starbucks and my brain just booted back up, just because he had an unusual presence and outfit with that shiny helmet. Yes to sketch!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Still rigid on my action poses

Trying to get back on character design, however I am constantly finding myself to sketch really stiff like forms, loosing that lively oomph :( Using references I could capture that action, using my head~ the action sort of dissipates. Then, drawing bigger forms compared to the skinny ones they seem to come alive again. 


Sunday, 29 June 2014

The controversial bite

A little nib and bite is a game changer. If Mike teamed up with Luis = game over to whoever plays them :P

Friday, 27 June 2014


The energy of this year's FIFA matches are pretty great, probably because it's in Brazil :D so lively that it prompted me to throw in some twist and turns in the hefty sketchbook. Outlined one sketch with crimson red ink and the other with regular   black ink, and did a quick wash over with the most primary colors, since previous watercolor sketches where murky, wanted to make this a little cleaner and simple. 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Finally sat down to do a little digital painting

I joined up a facebook group "Virtual Plein Air" recently, was really at an awwww moment when Isaw the many inspiring paintings people were posting up here, the idea of traveling anywhere in the world without spending a dime just  rolling around in Google map with a touch of your computer button.

I really wished I thought of this idea earlier on, but someone finally did, and it is quite a fun experience similar to a urban sketch walk. Although the tough thing with this virtual plein air is that, finding the nitty gritty details that you want tocatch  (Like angle, lighting, subject and many more) becomes limited since these are simply photographs stitched up at the specific time and moment. And the fact I am working off from my laptop, my screen can only give me so much space to have my reference picture on the side :P so it's sort of crammy.

But I did have a blast giving this idea a try.
my Plein Air location was Portugal:,-8.613094,3a,37.5y,50.37h,81.65t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sHLTYzBohiwrJHYWK2x6Ohg!2e0!5m1!1e1

Friday, 23 May 2014

Release thy inner Kraken

Recently bought a light weight /fountain  pen by Speedball. Always wanted to try to draw with this type of pen, saw people use it to write with it, looked super easy. However it took me at least an hour to get use to the idea of producing really thin fine lines and a nice pressured thick outline. At most I poked several holes on one page, not knowing how much ink the tip could carry and how much presaure I could exert with this pen.

After several dabs of the indian ink the pen came with, I am quite happy with some of the lines. And it was a nice stress reliever :)

Monday, 12 May 2014

Congrats NYU Tisch ANDA 2014 :D

Sadly to say, ANDA 2014 is the final batch of  talented, young and energetic animation students (all ladies) attending NYU Tisch Asia in Singapore.

Hate to see the program and the school end it's chapters in a fascinating and diverse country.

As a tradition, I tend to draw something something for the graduating classes. This year was not that hard since there were only four students haha :P

Happy mama day~

Knowing that you always have my back to straighten me out, when I am down or unaware I am out of sync.
Happy mothers' day ma~

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Catching up with a coffee break

Had been a while since any blogging was done :\ did manage to sketch once or twice a week now, still experimenting with watercolor, since I got the Winsor & Newton 12 color travel pack, it's been easy for me to splash on some color washes when needed.