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~