Friday, June 24, 2016

PSG notebook

These were some of the interior illustrations for a PSG (Parent Support Group) notebook commissioned by the Ministry of Education. Markers and photoshop.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Booth Illustrations for the National Book Development Council of Singapore

Last year, the National Book Development Council of Singapore had a booth at London Book Fair 2015. The booth showcased books by various publishers from Singapore. NBDCS wanted an island theme as Singapore is an island. I designed the illustrations to fit into all the spaces given to me to work with. Illustrations were done with calligraphic markers, brushes, and Adobe illustrator.


Uni-ball Signo Broad + Photoshop colouring


Ball point pen + Photoshop colouring

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Art tool tinkering

Because I like new art tools but can't seem to find any reason to buy any new interesting ones I need at the moment, I decided to modify an old art tool. My old Raphael kolinsky sable 2/0 brush had a handle that was cracking up. So I chopped it off. I used a Sherline lathe to cut and drill a piece of aluminium and the bamboo handle of an old chinese brush that was in bad shape. Then I stuck my old sable brush into the aluminium section. Now it's a portable brush I can throw into my pencil case. I made an old tool new!

Monday, February 22, 2016

dip pens and sumi ink

Dip pens, sumi ink and watercolour + photoshop colour adjustment. From the sept 2015 sketchbook

Below is the pre-edited version. Using gradient map in photoshop, you can change the mood of the colours.  The darks and lights of the original picture stays the same.