Sunday, March 17, 2013

Green Eye

It's St. Patrick's day today, and I am not wearing green, and I am not going out as well(eventhough my car needs a wash desperately). I don't think I will get pinched even if I go out, being a 6'2 tall Asian guy can be pretty intimidating, and I always have excuse of being cultural ignorant or something like that :) But I don't want to get cyber-pinched too, so I have decided to draw something green.
Mixed media on Moleskine Sketchbook (5.5 x 3.5")

I've also included some steps of how it got from just outlines to semi-realism state. Hope you like them and HAPPY SAINT PADDY'S DAY.

P.S.: Don't pinch me, or I'll get really angry, and you won't like it when I am angry....- Hulk(before he turns green that is) ^^

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Taking a break from drawing faces :)
Pencil on Moleskine sketchbook (5.5 x 3.5")

The karambit or kerambit is a small hand-held, curved blade from Indonesia. Called karambit in the Philippines, it is known as a kerambit in both Indonesia and Malaysia. It is found recently that the karambit to be useful for self-defense. Most of those produced in the West for use as weapons are based on the small Filipino variety, which features a short blade and index finger ring.

Thank you all for your comments and appreciate your time ^^

Sunday, March 3, 2013

In memory of Guan Hin Tan

I grew up knowing that I had a grand uncle who was a famous artist. He was a teacher, and he specialized in Chinese paintings, especially tigers and bamboo trees. No, I didn't have the opportunity to meet him in person, but I only knew him through his paintings when he had passed which he left his paintings to my other grand uncle.
I started drawing even before I knew about him, and I am not sure why I like drawing, but I am glad that at least I share this same passion with my grand uncle. Every once in a while when I draw, I do feel like I am just a child playing in his shadow. This page is dedicated to him, this sketch is for him.
(Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook 5.5 x 3.5")

I know it's unusual for me to post 2 drawings in 2 days. I guess I am in the mood to do so (and I am staying away from my PlayStation ^^). Thank you all again for dropping by and leaving comments.

For those who are interested to know a little more about my grand uncle, here are a couple of websites about him and his work.
Tan Guan Hin (Penang)
Virtual Memory of Guan Hin Tan

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Doodling is fun :) I think my last post said a lot even though I didn't realize it. But I do like to draw faces, especially cute ones. So I browsed around Facebook, looking at my friends' profile pictures. (And we all know people love taking pictures of their kids and use them as their profile pictures, the kids of course haven't the slightest clue what's really going on)

This is Kay. She's one of my friends' baby girl. I haven't met her before but I am sure she's super adorable. I've also decided to show the process(plus the time I took for each process) and hopefully it'll be useful or interesting for those who are wondering how I did this. Total time : 2 hours.
(Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook 5.5 x 3.5")
Final product. Background and details on clothing. (30 mins)
Initial drafting with light strokes, working on the right proportion. (15 mins)
Worked on her eyes. Shading from left to right (because I am right-handed). This to me is probably the most delicate step as it determined how the light falls on her. (50 mins)
Worked on her hair. (25 mins)

I hope you guys enjoyed the process. It's definitely fun for me to draw her, and perhaps I'll be lucky enough to meet this adorable girl in person when I return home to visit my family later this year. I'd like to thanks her parents for allowing me to draw her, and everyone else for dropping by and leaving comments.

Friday, March 1, 2013


As promised, I'm posting some of the doodles on my log book at work...just a way to kill time and boredom during meetings and discussions. :)

 Boss' leather bag
 Handwritten vs Dual monitors
 Something for everyone
 What a lot of people would like to do.
 A wooden duck sculpture in Boss' office.
 Pokeball (Ball in Chinese)
 Soccerball + GP(Eye)
Padlock and Woody(Wudi = Undefeatable in Chinese)

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