Sunday, April 19, 2015

Recently....

 2 weekends ago, we've conducted our art lessons at the Publika shopping mall because my students,Cait and Sam, were volunteering to help man a booth for the local Bird Watchers Society. Am pleased as punch that they'd still insist to continue on with their practice and studies in spite of their busy schedule that day. Oversee'd their drawings on Macaws,Giraffes and if am not mistaken,Foxes that day.
 They even showed me their  art contribution to the booth. I couldn't have been more proud of how far they've come after months of practice.




 In other news,am so thankful that things are finally falling into place at the new studio after shifting to the new place early last week. We've had our internet and security up and running,and work updates and communication is finally gearing up for a smooth run now. And it couldn't have come in a better time. I seriously needed to get back on top gear at work in spite of juggling my French and Art studies this year in earnest. My friends have been a tremendous help in keeping me well grounded to reality and providing me with a decent social life in order to retain my sanity and whatever remains of my communication skills.
Here's a sneak peek into what lil artworks I've been up to for my pals. This one being for my bestie Naim's rpg gaming characters. I'm pretty pleased with the progressive results churned out.
Came across this image after having a satisfying lunch at Boat Noodle after an audio recording session. Yes! I will certainly give Frank a call!
And can't be helped,the goodies dished out at the Empire branch is too good to ignore and I needed my Pain Au Chocolat fix. To Tous Les Jours it is! Hands off ...I will guard this with my life, RrrRRrrRrrr....
And can't thank my buds enough for treating me to a swell holiday escape to Cherating,Kuantan. In spite of witnessing the horrible occurence happening there on my journey to Cherating...the setting up and very functioning LYNAS...it didn't dampen my spirits from enjoying the "Back to Nature" experience with my best buds,Ksoosh and Mick.
We've made good friends with a German couple in that short span of time, Robert and Hilde. That's us wrapping up their trip before heading off to their next destination over a cuppa coffee and some rounds of Old Maid.
To the beach!

Where we crashed at .Maznah's Guest House. That's my chalet front and center for only RM 30 a night. Rough but cosy enough.
The best meal throughout the trip at "Don't Tell Mama".
We enjoy our rounds of Chthulhu all the time.
And made firm friends with Graham and Sue from UK during the trip. Met them during the Firefly River Tour last night. This be our usual haunt for brekkie. Apparently they make dang good Rotis here. I didn't try it cos I've always opted for my omelettes.
The Mangrove River Cruise Tour. Love it! Wish we could keep our river systems pristine all the time.

We had to leave our mark on the beach.
That's all folks!!!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Daily Art Challenges complete!!!!

YYYAAAYYYY!!! I've finally done it! It's A WRAP! FINOTO! Can finally say I've done it and boy has it been ever so challanging! Thanks so much to the ever awesome Erin Humiston to smack me with this fun challenge I find quite a number of fellow talented artists are currently undertaking in FB.
Here's a round up of what are the stuff I've been posting....
DAY # 3 ART CHALLENGE
 My tribute to the fabulous Morris. Grew up with his works since I was a wee lil gurl. Love Lucky Luke,Jolly Jumper and the Dalton brothers. My salute to the maestro!
 A sneak peek into the first page of one of my sketch journals...
And I'm calling this one Tyger,Tyger. And as always,every animal sketches and artworks I do this year is a tribute to the wonderful,the inspirational Sir David Attenborough. The man is just unsurpassed on every level. Thankful for all the things he's shared to us on screen. #DavidAttenborough.

DAY #4 ART CHALLENGE
 Some anatomy studies I do when I have time to spare...
 Some ol' digital sketch studies I did quite a while back and dug up from the cobwebs. Think it gives a good insight of what goes on in my head when I did each of those sketches....
A quick Lizard sketch I did. And yes! Another tribute to Sir David Attenborough.
Up Next!....

DAY # 5 ART CHALLENGE
And it's a WRAP!!!!
 Some digital sketches I did mid last year. It first started out as a page for pirate sketches...then I suddenly felt like doing more anatomy studies....then suddenly felt like it needed a Dennis the Menace tribute to what I've digested during my early years as a kid....then suddenly I knew that I had to test myself if I could still churn out Saladin artworks like the best of 'em,even if it's been quite a few years since I've touched base with them. And WOO! I'm so happy and relieved that I haven't lost the touch.
 Muh gurlsss.....I jsut felt like drawing pretty girls...I know why. I was probably perusing through Audrey Kawasaki's work. The girl is a genius!!! Kick-Ass inspirational!
And finally some sketches I did during audio recording last Wednesday. Several tributes here...to Pendleton Ward,to Goscinny and Uderzo,to Herge'...to Morris and finally to Bruce Timm.
Bottom left is a sketch of what happens when someone tries to cross me for my preciouusss at a recent visit to Tour le Jour. Can you guess what's inside my bag? The lil alien is a description set out by our maestro sound engineer and designer,Ivan.

And that is it for the 5 days of art challenge!!! Hope you all had a grand time perusing through it!

And a nice way to end this post...I want to share with you all what came by my post box just the other day. 
 A slick copy of the top winner from the previous Bande Desinee' Festival held in Angouleme from my bestie,Naim. It's called " An Ocean of Love". I love it sooo much!!!And I love you Naim for such a tender gesture! Words cannot express....
The pages were infused with rich sketch style drawings done by an obviously talented artist and draftsman, Gregory Panaccione. The equally touching and heartfelt story within, by Wilfrid Lupano.
Seriously,I was so touched my Naim's gesture couple with the great story and artworks within,I literally cried. It's just that good and beautiful...done with so much finesse,it had no dialog or text to boot in order to get the entire story across. I highly recommend it to everyone!  

Cheers everyone! Hope you'll have a great February ahead!

Monday, February 02, 2015

Day # 2 Art Challenge

 OK! Here's today's upload for my art challenge by Erin. This first page is meant to be specifically for Dogs. But then I suddenly felt like drawing cats all of the sudden...thought that perhaps some meowsers in the page would add some sort of balance? In some way,that's how my brain functions. Then all of a sudden,I felt like drawing a girl. Go figure.
 This second page is all about the Old Man studies I'm doing for Gavin's lil pet project. Still trying to crack my brain over how to get it done right.
And this final page is a sneak preview of one of my sketch journals where I dump all of my art studies into.

Cheers and hope you enjoy,folks!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Erin's Art Challenge - Day # 1

 Hi y'all! Well this year's getting from busy to busier as the days progress. Yesterday I've had the pleasure of catching up with my ol' pal,Erin Humiston and just out of the blue,he challenges me in FB to a 5 day art challenge whereby I'm require to submit and share 3 pages of art that's not been seen or shared anywhere online before. So,to dig up my lil' trove of sketch pages...here's my first sets of 3 in no particular order. The first page above is my art studies of the Magnificent Maestro Uderzo's style. Been growing up with both his and Goscinny's series since I was a kid. I've been asked by my Dutch publisher,Wallie,if he can commission an Asterix sketch from me. So that's just what I've been up to as recorded in those sporadic dates on the side of the page. Lil bit at a time,sketch sketch sketch....

 This next page is a tribute commission for my French Language Exchange pal,Naim's role playing game character alongside his brother's.  He requested for some sort of French rogue Muskateer character. So Voila!
This last page : On the left,is an Old Man study I'm doing for a graphic novel project for Mr. Gavin Yap. The other side,I jsut felt like drawing a bulldog.

Cheers and hope you all like it!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Otters

I do love me some Otters. #DavidAttenborough.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Croc

Haven't been 'laxing. Here's another installation,this time the croc. Been trying to commit  to more art and drawing studies this year,hopefully I'll get better at it. So far my quota to draw and study at least once or a few times a day have been met. I still have a few pages to share,but perhaps later once I have pages filled. Of course,all animal related artworks this year will be dedicated to the great Sir David Attenborough. Am very happy to see that he's still goin' going strong after all these years. You rawk,man! #DavidAttenborough.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Making of Big Hero 6


Have recently attended The Making of Big Hero 6 at The Curve hosted by Kyle Odermatt ,Visual Effects Supe from Pixar. Unfortunately us minions were sworn to secrecy on the contents of the show and I can't share anything else other than these few pic taken by my pal,Ken. Thanks for the great snaps Ken! He requested a second shot of us performing an act of spontaneity and we were more than happy to oblige.

Asterix can always knock on my door....

Hopeful this will be the first of many series of Bandes Desinees arriving at my door step??? *Nudge nudge,wink wink to my French comrade and Language Exchange partner* Thank you so so much,naim! What a great treat and great way to learn and practice my French reading,eh eh???Merci Beaucoup,mon cher ami! Merci Beaucoup! My cat is thinking " This woman is really crazy!".

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sketch Journal Returns

Ok,it's been like forever since I've posted any new art over here. I haven't been negligent of my craft. Just been thoroughly busy helping to oversee and run the production of our animated series and then some. Took on giving some private tutorials now ...and have recently been confirmed to participate in evaluating a new art program for a University. And henceforth mid of last month,have been undertaking sole responsibility of taking care of my elderly mother. No mean feat!  Well I shall definitely try to post up more often this year...try to note and document down the happenings of my current life flying solo being responsible for home for the first time. It is daunting,...challenging....but I welcome it. Ganbatte,right? Well without further ado....

 Some sketches I did as contribution for last year's #Inktober.
 An old sketch I did in 2012. Man,they were so rough and still unprecise...trying to find their place on the page.
 A mixture of 2012 sketches on the far left and mid section of the page...with new ones added to completely fill up the page late last year.
 I jot down Oct 2014 on the page on this drawing below,but it's mostly for the first 2 facial sketches on the top left corner. The other sketches came in much more recently as a means to just fill up the page.
 Same goes for this orphaned bit o' paper. I drew the lone Octopus during one of my tutorial sessions as dated at the top right of the page. The rest of the drawings found their way onto the page overtime as the days go by.

And finally, hopefully the first of many many tributes I can get done for Sir David Attenborough. One of the biggest influences in my life growing up. Cheers folks!