Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bird on paperclip

Been experimenting a lot with pencil and shading recently. Always had a phobia of still life but armed with my trusty Faber castell 3B, kneaded eraser and some YouTube videos, shading is starting to become interesting. Though I still find it extremely difficult to see dark and light and shadows! This is my very first pencil and paint piece. Still kind of raw but not as bad as I feared.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today I am pretending to shade

Thank you instagram for making my shaded work look much better! I'm working on recognizing shade n shadows.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Reference material

Some of my pickings from the national library. Ive always been attracted to children's books. Such a treasure trove of art that is so overlooked. Anything that looks silly and has skewed perspective is definitely a hit with me.

Lego, the art of the brick

Some pics from Saturday's venture to the Lego sculpture exhibit at the Singapore arts science museum. I want a giant Lego crayola in pink!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012


Various postal services were kept busy with my packages today. Some lovely shimmer die-cuts and books by two of my favourite illustrators, Alison Jay and Anna Walker. (ok ok, and my phone straps as well).
Many many ideas and very very little time!

Secret orders for pet paintings have also been coming in so there will probably be a bumper posting after Christmas when there is no danger that the recipients might prematurely stumble upon their christmas pressies!

How embarassing. Just found out that I didnt copy my links correctly. All that's sorted out now!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Customized doggie in watercolor

This is Nano the spitz. It was supposed to be a simple painting but it somehow ended up like this!
I'm starting to see quite a visible difference between my paintings in August and my paintings now. More refined looking, which is not always the look I'm going for, but my pencil and brush are taking on a life of their own...However, I'm still keeping one of my signature looks, which is the two beady eyes :)

Bird in pencil

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goodbye, my friends...

pencil sketching

 Another pencil sketch cos I havent had time to paint. First attempt at still life since sec school days (I still remember shading cucumbers, apples and brinjals, and getting 5/10), i think it came out pretty ok.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Favourite Artists

Starting to get things up and running. First, I've added links to the pages of some of my most favourite and inspirational artists like Colin Thompson, Chris Van Allsburg and what list would be complete without Quentin Blake?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

scuse the mess while i set this up