Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Guardian Angel

About a month ago, the daughter of my co-worker and friend of mine got involved in an accident. The road was dark and probably slippery too, and she crashed into a tree. People nearby managed to pull her out of the wreck. She's healing well, and doing better each day, and her injuries were mostly from lacerations, despite the front end of the vehicle was crumpled beyond recognition. She couldn't remember the whole thing, which is probably a blessing, but most of all... the car did what it was supposed to do, protect the driver. When I looked at the picture taken of the wreck, I couldn't imagine how one could have survived it. To me, "someone" was looking after her.

I was also just thinking if I was 16, and if me or my friend got in an accident like that, how would that affect me. Will I ever drive again? Will this be something I can tell my kids and grandkids one day? I don't really know. But one thing that I used to do when I was 16 is drawing greeting cards for friends(because I couldn't afford to buy them gifts, and hand drawn cards are always unique), so I did just that for her eventhough I don't know her. 

I got all the management team to sign the card and gave it to my co-worker yesterday. She happily reported to me this morning that they like the card, and found it meaningful. I'd say, mission : Successful :) 

Here is the front of the card (9x6"). And this 350Z has gone to Heaven but not forgotten :)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hollie

I can't believe it's been a year since my last post. At first it was just moving into this new house and trying to get settled in, and then there were many other things, gaming, work, family, friends, travels... it was just hectic. I thought of it as a year of vacation from drawing anything on my Moleskine, but I do occasionally doodle here and there.

(Update: I misspelled her name, it's actually Hollie and not Holly)
Anyway, here's a quick sketch of my co-worker's granddaughter, Hollie. I thought she has the most serene smile, and she's an angel(because she absolutely loves cats), eventhough I've never met her. 
(Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook 5.5x3.5")

Wishing everyone a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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.