Wednesday, October 27, 2021

bunch 4


Messing with Holbien Acrylic Gouache (Rebecca Green version) on Stonehenge paper + photoshop

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The tooth that wouldn't fall out

 


This concludes the story about the tooth that took more than month to fall out.
Pilot Custom 823 + photoshop

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Illustrations for Public Libraries Singapore

Work with the agency, ADK to create these social media posts for https://www.facebook.com/publiclibrarysg. It was done entirely using Procreate on iPad Pro.









 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Feel the wind




It's fun to just do personal work regularly. The kind of work where it doesn't matter whether anyone likes it, and it's just enough I see something interesting in it. Found this loose drawing in my discard pile drawn randomly with an ink brush. I painted the colours with poster colour on a forgotten tracing paper lying around, took a picture of it with my iPhone and and combined it in photoshop. I've used this technique for work it worked out pretty well because I could adjust the paint layer and line layer separately. Yet both are done in natural media. Try it!

 

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Ollie and cat


Ollie has been wanting a cat. But when I brought her to a cat cafe, she found that she preferred playing with her stuff-toy cat. It is easier to play with. Monoprint and photoshop.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Drawings from a mini sketchbook




With Ollie staying home more, she often feels bored. At first, she would say she was bored. But we taught her to say she "feels bored" instead. We wanted to train her to see her identity as separate from what she feels or experiences.

Then, while working on a project, I couldn't get an art style looking right. Felt frustrated and tired as I worked on it over and over again. Then i stumbled upon the concept of growth mindset. That helped changed the perspective. The project is looking alright now. Though it took some time working through it, learning all the way.
 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

kitchen


 I'm trying new and quicker ways to use natural media for picture books with tight deadlines. Do I separate the line layer from the colour layer? Or do I separate the elements in a picture and put them together in photoshop, like this one? Used oil pastels on brown and white paper + colour pencil, scissors and photoshop.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

crayons


Been working on a picture book again. And it got me experimenting to figure out new combinations of techniques to arrive at fresh look. Here is one I like, though it's not for the current project. This one brings me back to old school oil pastels (crayons), combined with some acrylic for a base (the hair) and colour pencil/pencil for lines, with the addition of a palette knife to scrap of the wax of the oil pastels. I almost sound like a chef haha.
 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Happy


 

HIP renovations

My whole block is undergoing renovation. They are hacking and retailing and repiping our toilets. I taped up plastic sheets to keep the dust from permeating portions of my house. I even made an airlock so I could travel from the dusty part to the clean parts of the house. It’s almost over. Just some leaks to solve and painting to do. The plastic sheets are starting to fall. Glad to be able to get my house in order again.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Digital art




No I don’t like drawing digitally. But Procreate on iPad is making it look and feel like real media. I hate to say that I kind of like it. Plus, i have less art on paper to store away this way. Still, I want to draw with my fountain pens. Digital media may not be able to capture that experience fully yet. Or maybe ever.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sketching at Tiong Bahru

Been teaching an urban sketching class at SUTD these few months with Tia, James, and Dave. The last couple sessions, we've gone out to different locations to sketch. Yesterday afternoon, when it was burning hot, we sketched around Tiong Bahru. I did one sketch from within the food centre and another from a cafe called Prive, across from the food centre. I used pencil and acrylic for one The other one was acrylic first, then charcoal on top. 



 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Singapore river


Sketching with SUTD students along the Singapore River where the fat bird by Botaro is. Pen and watercolours.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Spirit and flesh


 Acrylic on brown paper

goodbye to an old routine

 


Nakaya extra fine with added flex + watercolours

Yep, my daughter has started primary school. No more sleeping late and waking up at 8am. Now, we wake at 6am while it is still cold and dark. But the days seem longer now.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Drewscape prints!

 I've teamed up with my friends at Labrador Publishing House to produce quality archival prints featuring my artwork. They've released the first three. And they can be purchased framed or unframed.

Take a look:https://labradorpublishinghouse.com/collections/artworks