Thursday, May 24, 2007
Anonymous Wearing A Foul Mask
Just got my hands on SPARROW #3 featuring my all time favourite painter, Kent Williams. So, feeling inspired, I lamely ripped off one of his paintings but of course I was just finding an excuse to speedpaint. I miss painting.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A work in progress of what would be the cover for Dark Hunger manga. Apparently the client saw the illustration and wanted a painted version of it. So... I'm painting over the previous artwork.
I haven't painted anything in 5 months. This is taking me a while to do..
EDIT: Apparently the client changed their mind. Wanting the anime look to the manga cover they rolled back to their initial decision: Cell shaded illustration. Only they requested the colour palette to match the original red hue done by previous artist.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
D... A drawing from memory
I finally watched Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Beautiful movie. I'm currently reading the first volume of the translated novel. Of course, being translated I won't experience the exact flavour intended to be delivered. But I'm sure it will still do justice to the original novel nonetheless.
For those who are not in the know, Vampire Hunter D is a novel series by Hideyuki Kikuchi, illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, one of my favourite artists.
Vampire Hunter D on Wiki
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
The Haji Family by Redza Piyadasa (1990)
Redza Piyadasa passed away yesterday, 6:15pm. (GMT +8:00).
Rest in peace...
I was very lucky to be taught by him, even for a short period.
Thank you for your teachings...
"Malaysia has just lost a great artist and champion of the arts, Prof. Redza Piyadasa.
Piyadasa passed away in Kuala Lumpur after a long illness today at the age of 68.
The Kuantan-born Piyadasa was a strong advocate of national unity, liberalism and humanism through visual and performing arts.
He was a founder of the Five Arts Centre, a theatre company dedicated to promoting and nurturing new talents in English theatre." - Chuah
Friday, May 4, 2007
Promotional illustration for Dark Hunger
I wanted to paint this piece but given the time allocated to finish this piece, I had to settle with simple colours. More on this later. Thank God it's Friday! I'm off to Orchard!
EDIT: Dark Hunger is a one-shot manga adaptation from "Hot Blooded", a novel by the New York Times bestselling author, Christine Feehan. Initially the project took off with a different artist. However, 2 months later she lost contacts and eventually dropped the ball.
I was assigned to take over and finish 200 pages in 4 months. The deathly deadline to catch up with the lost times had me working non stop, pushing to the limits beyond insanity. To top it off, I had to match the previous style (which the clients love so much). It's one hell of a rush job!
But hey, perseverance! I survived the ordeal. At last, this week I managed to clear the whole thing. It's not something I'm proud of in terms of aesthetics. But I take pride in being able to bite the bullet and taking the responsibility to finish a long overdue project.
Dark Hunger will be released on October 2nd, 2007
FYI, cover artwork and the first few pages were done by the original artist. I have no hands in those.
Christine Feehan's home page
Dark Hunger on Amazon.com
Sketch and bloody Inks
Thursday, May 3, 2007
JUXTAPOZ Art & Culture Magazine (Issue #76: May '07)
I came across this cool magazine at Bugis Junction the other day after catching the premiere of Spider-Man 3. Cover artwork by Paul Insect. I need to start reading again. Also bought The Comics Journal which was a total waste of money for me. What the hell.
http://www.juxtapoz.com/ Juxtapoz Online
http://www.tcj.com/ The Comics Journal Website