Friday, December 27, 2013

Carol

In February 2009, when this art blog was still dormant, and when I was still active in a joint-blog called Rainbowbox (which is now dormant), I sketched a new friend I had made named Carol. During that time, I was not into portraits yet, and most of my drawings were rather manga style. And then in March 2009, I started experimenting with portraits and drawing faces a little more seriously. I sketched my Carol again, and it was the 3rd time I drew portraits, and they were all in larger sizes (bigger than 8 x 5").
Now in 2013, I thought it'd be fun drawing drawing her again but in miniature sizes with different expressions :)
Pencil and marker on Moleskine Sketchbook (5.5x3.5")

And I just realized that I've been doing portraits for more than 4½ years now. 
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brilee

A quick sketch of my wife's friend's baby daughter, Brilee. She just turned 2 not too long ago. I haven't got the chance to meet her yet, but from all the pictures her mom has shared, I can easily tell that she's super adorable and fun to play with ^^
(Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook 5.5x3.5")

Thank you for visiting and taking time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it!
I hope everyone's had a fantastic Christmas and spent a lot of quality time with loved ones...next up, HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is almost here, but I am not a very festive people. But that does not stop me for drawing festive subjects right? Take care everyone, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)
I am attaching the outline, so that you could print it out and have kids to color them if you like.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I have been ignoring my blog, and I actually had not drawn anything for a while now. Being a homeowner, wow...it's not easy and it's robbing what little time I have left for myself to do art work.
It was the combination of flying back and visit my family in Malaysia(it was an awesome 3 weeks vacation for me and my wife, I think my wife would have enjoyed it more if she didn't get sick) and trying to find my routine again.
I am working on it and slowly getting back into it. I just want everyone to know that my blog is not dead, because I won't allow it. I may not be posting as much, but I will post something every once in a while.
Take care everyone, and have a great Thanksgiving! :)
Oh yeah, almost forgot. I am attaching this also, so that you could print it out and have kids to color them if you like.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Doodles 3

Been busy on weekends. Spending lots of time on the road, packing, get together with old friends, engagement party, forgot my sketchbook at work etc. :)

But I still have time for something random like these :-




I hope you like them. I will find the time to do something a little more serious next round. Thanks again for all your kind comments and encouragements. I really appreciate them. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ann

A friend of mine asked me to do a sketch of her niece. I held it back for a while now because so much had happened I couldn't find the time to do it. But I finally did it yesterday, and it took me about 90 minutes total(not too many details).

I don't really know much about her, except that her name is Ann, and the picture my friend gave me was taken when Ann was just 4, she's 7 years old now. I did however drew her older on purpose, but I am not too sure if it worked. I guess we'll see.
Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook (5.5 x 3.5")

Thank you all for your comments, your kind thoughts, and your compassion. It'd be my cousin's 45th birthday today, so I'm wishing my cousin an awesome birthday in heaven :)

Update : Here's the latest photo of Ann taken by my friend(unfortunately she's not smiling). I think I was pretty close, what do you think?

Sunday, June 30, 2013

PingSee

I knew it would take me a while before I could post again, but I never knew that it would take me this long. Apart from moving my wife from Mississippi to Texas, re-adjusting our lifestyles or living together, purchasing and building a new house... we thought that life could not get more exciting. I was so wrong.
In between, my wife's grandma got so sick for weeks she had to be admitted to the ICU, and we have learned that UTI(Urinary Tract Infection) affects elderly very differently than younger people. It's very dangerous so here's the link where you can read more about it and understand it better.

In parallel to that, my cousin was battling acute cancer in ICU 10,000 miles away. We later found out that she had been in pain for over 10-years but didn't really go for a thorough medical check-up and just toughened herself up and dealt with the pain. Just a few months ago she finally decided to get herself treated, only to find out later that her body was failing and shutting down. She battled the disease for about a month, and passed away a month before her 45th birthday.
Until today, I still see her face when I close my eyes. I hear her voice and laughter when I think of her. She's more like a sister to me, and probably the kindest and most hardworking person I've know. She's worked for the same company for over 20 years and had lived a modest lifestyle. She's caring and loving towards people around her and loved by people she surrounded herself with. She will forever be missed, and her absence forever felt,  the gap she had left in so many hearts will be filled only memories of her and the comfort of knowing that she's no longer in pain.

This is by far the hardest tribute sketch I had to do, and tears were rolling making it hard for me to see what I was doing. This is for PingSee, my beloved cousin.
Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook (3.5x5.5")