January 30, 2006

My aquarium used to look like this ...

Feeling nostalgic about how healthy my aquarium once looked, now it's just a mess.

January 28, 2006

Illustration Friday - Glamor

I could've used last week's post for this week, it was almost as if I had foresight :-) Anyway, here's a quick one: Glamoretta, the most glamorous superhero around (at least she thinks so), with a diamond-studded insignia no less.

January 21, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cats

I started off with a simple idea - Puss in Boots, for this week's topic. Then I thought I'd make it a Glamor Puss wearing Prada. But it still looked kind of plain, so I decided to give Puss a name and make her a catty magazine's covergirl. I think MEOW has all the basic ingredients to make it, there's Sex (some cats really need tips on those awful catcalls), there's Violence (wreak havoc with killer claws!), there're dog Jokes (101 of them) and there's even juicy Gossip. I think it'll sell like hot ... fish!

Welcome to Constantown!

Digging out some old stuff done many years ago ... this is a series of interface for a children's educational website. They were done in Director, pixel by pixel, it was the only way I knew how to draw on the computer then.

More old stuff ...

More old stuff I digged out from long, long ago! I want to post these as a record for myself in case I lose them in time to come.

Character sketches for a comic series depicting a family ... that was stopped before it barely started, as usual.

This dates all the way back to my uni days! Something done for a hostel publication. I remember 'No More Lonely Nite' was the theme for a pasar-malam (night bazaar) organised by the student body in the hostel I was staying in. There were stalls selling food, award ceremonies, free movie screenings, people throwing water-bombs at one another (not sure how this became part of a night bazaar), all at a time when people from some faculty were having their exams. It was quite crazy.

January 14, 2006

Illustration Friday - E is for ...

E is for ... a blotched Experiment.

Having seen many great-looking illustrations done solely with acrylic, I thought I'd get some to 'play' with too. Since acrylic dries faster than watercolor (which I'm an absolute disaster with), I thought it may be easier to work with. But ... the result speaks for itself. I simply have no technique, I wield the brush as if it's a colored pencil, and have no idea what to do with all the unevenness and blotches, as well as how much water to mix the paint with.

It is Exasperating.

I'm thinking of signing up for a watercolour class ... but I have zero interest in painting landscapes (which is probably what watercolour classes do most of the time, I reckon). Advice, anyone?

Oh, the big boy in the image is an attempt to copy an illo done by the late Stephen Cartwright, whose work I just discovered from a colleague who's a big fan of his. It is from the story 'The Lonely Giant'. You may not see the resemblance because mine is a joke in comparison!

January 7, 2006

Illustration Friday - Sea

If only I could paint, I would do a great big painting of turquoise hues for this week's topic... but I can't. So, here's my alternate take, a 'sea' of people, something I have to negotiate everyday on the streets, on public transport, in the mall, etc. The relentless tide of people can get more than a little oppressive sometimes.

January 4, 2006


It's pretty amazing how we can be so oblivious of our own flaws, and so quick to spot those of others ...