This week I have been blessed to have met 2 noble souls from Europe - Kamal and Nija. Together, they initiated a project called M.A.D (Make A Difference) which aims to rectify the stereotypical outlook on Islam in the eye of the Western world.
In hopes to change society through education, they both left their day jobs, set out to Muslim populated countries to document their findings, and bring it back to their homeland.
I was deeply moved by their intention and it inspired me to help them out in what I do best.
Here is hoping that they return safely from their next trip to Egypt because I can't wait to collaborate with them in the future!
My friends and I decided to swing by Selangor Mansion to have a taste of the popular Roti Canai Special at one of the stalls there. It was almost midnight when the rain finally gave chance to sheltering pedestrians - and then I saw the top half of the Petronas twin towers covered in mist.
My favourite elder dragon in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd: Amatsumagatsuchi! I’m always in awe whenever I confront it. Amatsu evokes the impression of grace and mystical majesty. Faux traditional brush stroke approach feels just right for it.
When you do art full time there will come a time when you’ll forget how to have fun (that got you into it in the first place). Since I always complain about exhaustion after work hindering me from producing fan art, I’ve decided to do it BEFORE I start work - what else would I draw? Monster Hunter of course!
I’ve been asked on Xlink Kai about what’s on my avatar. I guess when it’s shrunk to 50 x 50 pixels there’s only so much you can see. It’s actually the Alatreon / アルバトリオン helmet for male blademaster’s gear.
I thought of sharing the lineart and coloured version here:
Yeah, I named my character Chivalry so when I die, well.. Chivalry is dead.
You have endured infinite battle damages beyond durability and you will always be remembered. We did so much kicking ass while it lasted. What kept this warrior together was the 3M adhesive tape. As you can see,the rubber grip is long gone nowhere to be found, and so was the double click button:
Now the new wife :)
OMG EVERYTHING IS SO SMOOTH AND SEXXXY WE GON HAF FUN TIMEZ 2GETHURRRRRR HUR HUR HURRRR INTO US, INTUOS 4!
Thank you for those who attended the talk. It was such an honour to be speaking and discussing issues in the comic industry with the legendary Tn. Hj. Zainal Buang Hussein. A humbling experience indeed.
I profusely apologize to whomever I declined to draw in their sketchbook because I was extremely exhausted after traveling, rushing deadlines and having to wake up early for the talk. Congratulations to winners of the nominated categories - it went well.
One of the most noble of organisations in Malaysia in hopes to acknowledge the local comic industry - Pekomik - is having a month long Comic Con in Kuala Lumpur.
I was invited to be one of the forum panelists this coming Saturday, to talk about professionalism in the comic industy.
Among others are the legendary Tn. Hj. Zainal Buang Hussen (of Gila-Gila fame), Aadi Salman (a.k.a Adijin), and Chee. I will be discussing the topic off the cuff and it will be conducted in Malay. For those of you who are interested, event details are below:
Venue: National Library Auditorium (Jln. Tun Razak, KL)
Date: May 28th 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Opening Launch: Thursday 5th May 2011, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
A tweed jacket, lobster claw heels, four little white stitches, a red gown…Iconography that has been etched into our psyche wittingly (and unwittingly) through the delirious world of fashion.
For this exhibition, illustrators draw inspiration from these objects of desire and their inventors, creating original artworks in the process. Using different mediums, participating artists include Mindflyer, Mr. B, Fleecircus, Sokkuan, Cherie The Mrr, Eeshaun, AnnGee, SanSan, Noreen, Fei, Miel, Annie Tan, Twisstii and Mriz Sidah just to name a few. (Yes, to name a FEW - They didn't include my name!) With varying backgrounds and styles, from political cartoons, to abstract surrealism, several take their first foray into fashion as subject matter.
With the inaugural Singapore Men’s Fashion Week just past and the upcoming Audi Fashion Festival this May, A Curious Teepee and OIC aim to convey another side of fashion, as seen through the eyes and hands of an artist.
All artworks are on display and available for sale till Sunday 22nd May at A Curious Teepee, 12pm to 9pm daily.
Where is Curious Teepee located?
2 Orchard Link #02-24, Singapore 237978 Map is here
I've been drawing people during my lunch breaks at the restaurant I frequent as of late. Some of you may already know that I also participate in the O.I.C Portrait Day at the Red Dot Design Museum every once a month. Sitters will get to choose whichever drawings they like and pay for the ones they take home with.
So one day I decided to just give the drawing to the subject - for FREE! The result? Not only didn't I receive a thank you, I was given the look like I wanted to sell insurance.
The following week (today), I encountered the same group at the same restaurant. Guess what, they crept out as I was ordering my lunch. As soon as I was done with my meal, I noticed them checking out if the coast was clear as if I was a stalker!
Maybe people have completely embraced that nothing in life is free, but man..
Maybe I SHOULD have walked up to them and ask if they wanted to buy the drawing instead, huh? So, verdict: Free Drawing FAIL.
In this decadent, superficial world, is there any genuine Venus left out there? Working with Copics has been really fun, although the colours do look better in person than the ones scanned here. Always the case with analogue media it seems.
The model is loosely based on a photograph of Nasha Aziz in kebaya. The background is inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's crazy magnificent elements.
Decades ago, I would save every day from school - particularly lunch money - just to collect The Devil's Reign crossovers and Weapon Zero series. I was such a fan boy spending all my dough on Top Cow titles.
Today, I received a cheque for a new 5-issue mini series project I'm working on (I won't disclose it just yet) from the same company.
Call it as a return of investment, but it's one of those childhood dreams that came true :)