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