Monday, July 21, 2014

Scribbles

Had some paper I decided to just test my pens on and just scribble random things in between work. Was testing out Ackerman's new G-nib "fountain pen" which I think is more of a shaker pen. It doesn't have a proper fountain pen feed and you have to sometimes shake the ink out. At first, it didn't work at all. But after some adjustments, it began to work pretty alright. Not perfectly, but decently enough. It's a pretty experimental pen and more for tinkerers. It can be a fun pen if you don't mind a little mess and inky fingers. But it's not for people who want a reliable fountain pen they can carry around. I seems like it is called the Junior Pump Pen now.


Parallel pen with japanese ink. Ackerman fountain pen.

Parallel pen with japanese ink. Ackerman fountain pen + watercolour

Ackerman fountain pen + watercolour + photoshop

brush pen / parallel pen + photoshop


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The past week

Capturing recent small events before I forget them. I do these quickly without any planning, which explains why the artwork is so sketchy.

 

From the end June - July sketchbook



Platinum KDP3000A 
Modified Platinum preppy/Tachikawa maru dip nib + photoshop

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Living Abroad as told by 4 singaporeans



My comic about Singaporeans living abroad. It was done for the Singapore Memory Project. All stories were drawn by me but each story was written by a different person recounting their own experiences. Mine is the last story. Text is a little small so you might need a desktop screen to read it comfortably. Read here:http://issuu.com/iremembersg/docs/living_abroad

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Pooping


Carrying Ollie



Wahl Eversharp Symphony XXF + photoshop

Illustrations for Young Parents Magazine from the last few months

These are some of the illustrations I do for the magazine by SPH. Their designer communicates their concept via email and it is my job to make it look the best I can. All done using photoshop.

















Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

3 weeks


Lyra graphite pencil + watercolours + white overlay in photoshop

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Olivia


Mechanical pencils (various sizes) + watercolour


Jetstream 1.0 + watercolour

Tyler rolling around, buying curry, and sketching at Ghim Moh

Michell nib in Ackerman pump pen + photoshop

Jetstream 1.0 rollerball + watercolour + photoshop

Walh Eversharp Symphony + watercolours + photoshop

Sunday, June 15, 2014

prankster

I found this old random pencil sketch drawing in a sketchbook and decided to treat it and colour it in photoshop. I think it was one of those late night drawing where I was too sleepy to think clearly about what I was drawing. Pencil + photoshop.

Copies of Monster's, Miracles and Mayonnaise in Santa Barbara

I left some copies of Monster's, Miracles and Mayonnaise in the US when I visited last year. While stopping over at Santa Barbara I found a nice bookstore that had a good selection of graphic novels. It's called Chaucer's Bookstore (http://www.chaucersbooks.com/). So if you are around the area and you want to check out my first graphic novel (in which one of the stories has an Eisner nomination for "best short story"), you'll find it there. But I've only left a handful of copies.






Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The birth of Olivia Tan


KDP-3000A + watercolours


"Ollie" is the nickname for Olivia.

Car

A random sketch on scrap paper. Sometimes they turn out looking interesting.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Drawings from april 2014

Lately, I've found that super fine lines do give a different feel to watercolour drawings. Here, I've used my pens with the finest nibs. All drawn in a sketchbook called a Hand.book. The paper is rather nice.

Vintage Waterman XXF/needlepoint from Minuskin + ecoline ink

Vintage Waterman XXF/needlepoint + watercolours

KDP3000A + Parker51(lettering)

KDP-3000A + Vintage Waterman XXF/needlepoint