Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Marq Christmas Card Illustration

A new thing I'm trying out - watercolour look using photoshop. This is an illustration of the client's property and the nearby malls for their Christmas card.

OIC versus Animax - Fullmetal Alchemist

About time I updated new stuff :) The kind folks at OIC and Animax came together to kick up a project involving OIC illustrators doing interpretations of certain animes in the form of illustrations and i was one of the participating artists. I got assigned Fullmetal Alchemist (wonderful choice!) and here's my entry.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

White Frames Submissions x 2

OIC had a casual mini art show at MAAD (Red Dot Museum) over the weekend and i contributed 4 b/w pencilled drawings to the show. Here are 2 of them in color.

First one is titled "Ghost Story" - I wanted to draw something with soldiers and skulls. I decided it seemed like a good idea for a military ghost story premise considering the stories I was told while doing my own National Service heh.
Will update with the rest of the illustrations later on!

Second one is "Dance in the Dark" - Nothing to the concept really. I was just really pumped from my last figure drawing session and wanted to do an imagined figure drawing piece showing an elegant dancer captured in various poses.I sketched a rough of the layout and added the blindfold as an afterthought. I had an idea that it would be beautiful to portray a dancer so confident with her skill and so familiar with her body that she could dance blind. That, and I have a penchant for using movie and song related titles :p

Friday, September 24, 2010

Figure Drawing @ Apsara Asia

More Figure Drawing sketches. Had a field day as I had my drawing mode on pretty early with no warm up needed :) I have added tones this time (via photoshop) to be more in line with the style I am currently adopting. I really love drawing hands! It's not that I am particularly good at them, but I love the challenge! Still need to loosen up more though - I'm trying to merge my past habit of tightly controlled lines with raw messier lines (like my previous post). "Controlled Chaos" :p

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Gasman

Random character sketch. I love drawing gas-mask headgear :) Also trying out these texture brushes I downloaded.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Magician rebels

Continuing a piece from my previous post and revamping the style to a sketchier and hopefully more appropriate version.

EDIT: Added a colored version. Was an easy palette to handle luckily!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

PT 0902 Tee Shirt Design

A class tee-shirt design for a friend of mine who's studying physiotherapy. No prizes for guessing the inspiration behind the concept heh.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Storm Simbul

A work in progress and also a gift for a friend - portrait of his Guild Wars character. You cannot imagine how difficult it is to make such a pose believable and anatomically-correct! :p Will update more on this post as it progresses.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Dragon Prince's Letter to his Father

This is a graphic adaptation of a story I read from Cyril Wong's Let Me Tell You Something About That Night. It is an amazing collection of "adult fairytales", and i would recommend it to everyone (except for kids). Be warned that like real life, not all fairy tales end "happily ever after". Like the stories in the book, most stories often end with "it sucks but you lived your life as best as you could" or "where do we go from here?"

This is an 18-page work in progress and i will update the pages as they come. I estimate that the story will be completed around July, though i hope to be able to finish this sooner. If you like it, please pay tribute to Cyril when you see meet him :) he really is an inspiring writer. Cynical... but inspiring heh heh.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Speaking in Volume

A book cover for an interview book released by a local ex-DJ who interviewed tons of icons in the regional Chinese music industry. This was a slightly exhausting but fun project that i worked on.

Follow That Star

A quickie flyer design for a concert. I hardly get to try minimalism, so i was a happy camper when i got this job! :D

Beauty World

I did publicity materials for the grand local musical Beauty World. But for brevity's sake, the programme design will suffice in showing you the general direction we went with. I worked with an Art Director Alan Seah on this project with photography by Mark Law.

Asian Boys Vol. 3

This was for a local play Asian Boys Vol.3. A booklet designed to look like a published novel given the nature of the play which was inspired by an actual novel.

Dim Sum Dollies - The History of Singapore

Publicity materials for the Dim Sum Dollies show


Ident Graphics for DYMK, a local cafe/bar. I liked that I could afford to be a little more fun in the design because the cafe's concept was rather fun!

A6 Future

I was one of those privileged enough to have been invited to participate in the A6 Postcard project, a collaboration between Singapore-based and UK-based illustrators. Basically, each of us had to ask a question about the future in the form of half an illustration on a postcard and send it to another illustrator who would answer it with another illustration on the remaining half.

The coloured visual is the postcard i sent out to be answered while the black and white visual is the question I received and answered.

Find out more (and see all the final postcards) here:


Programme for a children's play. This was not actually printed on newsprint. the newsprint paper was scanned in so the final piece would look like a newspaper when it's folded. the full size folded out is A3. The thing I love about Players Theatre is that they have a lot of heart and ingenuity put into telling their selected stories without always needing to do what is expected of children's theatre :D
check their shows out at:

Oh, the awesome illustrations are by Sonny Liew!


Although I am officially trained as a Graphic Designer, I have made most of my living as a storyboard artist / visualiser. For this I am most grateful to the film/video production and advertising industries :) I know I'm not the best storyboard artist around, but i was told that I'm one of the fastest for those 'I-need-a-miracle' jobs heh... But of course, the person who told me that was trying to butter me up for a discount...

Vector Art

These are various vector art pieces for brochure and magazine usage. I really never thought much of them until I put them all together... it looks pretty good as a collection heh :)