Friday, 28 November 2014

Sugar Rush...

ImagineFX Sketchbook

Swarming by tons of monsters and creepy creatures in a book I just bought "ImagineFX Sketchbook", I feel so relieved to see Mattias Adolfsson 's art works on pages 196-199, it's like meeting an old friend in the middle of nowhere..

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Rabbit's transformation: Final Stage

Transformation Final Stage...
"Whatever form you take, I always love you".
~Kyara, 6 yo 
(My daughter asked me to draw her sitting on the monster's tail, saying I always look beautiful for her, even when 
I am a monster ......tisu...mana tisu...)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Rabbit's Transformation: Stage 3

Soft blue-purple feathers were starting to grow on the back of the monster... I think it's kind of cute...isn't it?

Rabbit's Transformation: Stage 2

My first idea of doodling the monsters is to join the Inktober event, but couldn't resist to add water color on the 
sketch... so no more Inktober, but Inkcolortober then.... ^^

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Rabbit's Transformation: Stage 1

So I read somewhere, if we get the art block, go draw some monsters... Apalah atuh saya mah, jadi gambar aja
the rabbit turned to be a monster, one day one monster... maybe the block will fade away... uhuk.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Travel Sketching: Dip, Splash and play in Hulu Langat River

Dipping and splashing in the crystal clear river steam was a wonderful feeling we got! Yay! children were wet and 
happy and mother was sketching joyfully!

While sketching this page, I was sitting on side of the river under 
this small bridge, right before lunch time. 
And that's why I haven't finished the sketch.
(There's always an excuse for unfinished live sketching, yes?;)

On the way home, we bought some local fresh fruits from the street fruit seller. And yes, I cannot resist not to 
make some illustrations of them... :)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Participation on Tomie dePaola Award 2013

The Tomie dePaola Illustration Award is one of the competition event in the Society of Children's Book Writer and 
Illustrator (SCBWI), given annually to an illustrator of promise chosen by Tomie himself. 

Thomas Anthony dePaola* (born September 15, 1934), is an American writer and illustrator who has created 
more than 200 children's books, and is known best for picture books such as Strega Nona.
[1][2] He received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to American children's literature in 2011
*from Wikipedia.

2013 Tomie Prompt:
Over the past few years, the picture book seems to be geared more towards the very young crowd. 
With this in mind, here is this year's task:
Illustrate a poem (see below) in full color for a book of poem that will be "pitched" to parents to read to their 

babies, toddlers, etc.

A sneeze
Is a breeze

Unofficial Gallery of Tomie dePaola Award 2014

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sunday Sketching : Teh Tarik, Boiled Cassava and the Pillars

Sunday sketching at the side walk cafe at Carlton Holiday near by the Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Boiled cassava wrapped in the banana leaves, combined with 
shredded coconut brought back some memories from my childhood, 
when my mother made it special in our kitchen. 
Today my cassava plate has a nice a cup of teh tarik as 
a partner to make my morning tea perfect.

Being carried away painting, I 'accidentally' over colored the pillars 
up to the top of them, haha..

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Last year AFCC sketch

I submitted this illustration to AFCC sketch competition and I got the first prize. Not bad, SGD 300 to be spent 
on online bookstore and a free pass entering the seminar at AFCC was worth SGD 300.