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!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

At the Studio

    Whew! It's been a whirlwind of events after events each day since getting back from Russia. Thankfully safely. The timing was just too close for comfort. My condolences goes out the all the families of the 298 passengers of MH 17 who were directly involved in the mid air tragedy over Ukraine on 18th July,and just a day,right before my Birthday too! Makes it all the more poignant and important for me to appreciate and celebrate not just my birth date,but life as a whole.  And am very very thankful indeed that all of my family and friends have rallied together to make this birthday a very very loving and exceptionally special one this year for me. Celebrated what's possibly my last birthday together with my twin before she's finally green-litted to go and join her husband in NY. She'll prob be staying there for a good many years to work on her PR qualifications so there's no chance of her coming back to M'sia,unless we go visit her in NY. I know I'm gonna be grounding myself for a while for now.
    I'll definitely want to share all of the photos I've taken while in Russia,as well as my Febuary trip to Borneo to celebrate my friend and colleague's wedding by the beach in her hometown in Kudat. Also made a quick trip back to my own home town in Penang Island up north..so yea,tons and tons of photos to go through and share everywhere.
   It's been a nonstop chugging of daily work and requirements each week since coming back home and my body's been trying to cope with the onslaught. Not to mention I've now started taking on a bit of private art tuition for a friend's twin girls at their home over the weekend. They're showing great promise at such a young age so I'm all for passionate students with bright futures in the art industry.
   Will def try to update when I can. Meantime, here's a lil sketchie of what happened at the studio today. I was venting my disappointment and frust at my colleague,Joe,with a rambutan just after lunch. Fun was had by all. Life's good innit?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lately...

Hi hi, here's what's been happening to me lately. Been crazy busy trying to wrap up production on a series at work whilst at the same time been assigned to churn out dev art for another title I've been pitching. So aside from being swamped with work,have also been trying to make good my promises to visit and spend time with friends and family. Which brings to the reason for 2 upcoming trips this month. One happening this Wednesday. Going up north to Penang Island for a couple of days to hand out with my relatives and friends before getting back to a bit of work,...trying to feverishly wrap up what I can before my big blow out holiday with my pals, Mickey and Ksoosh,to their hometown in Omsk,Russia. Have been promising Ksoosh's parents I'd visit one day. So yea,am making good my promises.
In other news, the animator voice in me has been begging to come out. So I must obey. Just a desperate attempt to animate,even thought I only have photoshop to use at the moment.
And rough attempts to try and churn out an art request for my League Summoner friend,Benjamin R aka Alphalion. He's requested for a fan art of his fave character,Lux. So here's my take on her,with a touch of Masai Warrior'esque flair. I wanted to experiment in grey shades but have decided that as part of the Masai Tribe,it really needed a red dress. But I was already quite content with the greys on her dress,so have decided to give a spalsh of red in the backdrop. Hope you guys like the rough result.

And finally, let's end with some kitten news. Well to make a long story short, I've rescued a wee lil' kitten about 2 months ago. Found it at the carpark basement in my apmt block,seeking shelter from the rain. It was clearly hunger so I fed it my leftover butterscotch bread which it readily wolfed down. Finding it very approachable and amiable,I've decided to take it home with me and find it a good home. But back at my bedroom (sheltering from the wrath of Kameko),I've discovered that it has had a fishing line embedded near its paw. Taking it to the vet the next day soon sort it out a.o.k. I've decided to call it Tyrion there and then,it being a lil imp with all the charm in the world. I did eventually manage to find it a home with my colleague. But unfortunately he had to give it up after almost a month due to his daughter suffering from symptoms of asthma. Taking it home a few days later, I was very fortunate and blessed enought to be able to find it another home ,thanks to the awesome help of family and friends,particularly Sumeitra,who got the wheels turning to hook me up with a newly settled couple who was looking to adopt a kitten. Upon seeing Tyrion's pics,they've decided to adopt her and last Saturday,Elsie ,the new owner,came and took her home.

No one was happier than the reigning queen,Kameko. Till now she is singing "Sweet,sweet Victory!~"

Good Night and Sleep Tight,folks! Cheers!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Busy Busy bee

     Well I'm still alive. Been really busy focusing on the job. Have now been helping to oversee production and script editing. As well as going for recordings,churning out art for both the studio and if there's any energy left,try to churn art out for friends/self,pick out on my puppeteering classes and trying to learn a new language on the side. Will need to see about taking up music lessons professionally if I want to be able to show any solid results of it. I told my friend recently I think it's a mid-life crisis I'm going through. Taking on too many things,wanting to take them on,more than I can handle. I do make time for a social life now,allocating time for shopping or outings with friends,eating,gaming etc....as well as hitting out my subjects of interests if they happen to be within reach. Like yesterday's stake out for Jeremy Wade at Sunway Pyramid as Discovery's River Monsters is doing a promo for his new season show,and the 3 day National Achievers 2014 Congress at the Mines Exhibition Centre. It's all been awesome. Great folks and speakers,and even managed to make time to rush back home to have a pre-celebration of one of many birthday celebration for mum's 70th. Needless to say,the past 2 weeks,my bdosy has been yelling for time out. I'll give it some real time out soon. Cos among the things I've been hustling,is to also get my Russian visa ready for next month's  escapade with my Russian pals back to their home town. I can hardly wait! But enough rambling...here are some pics from my outings. Should bring my cam out more..dunno what I'll catch.

 A very young J.W. at his 20s as a backdrop,as he tells us about the show and what his job entails as the adventure goes on.




 Jeremy checking out a scn of his getting sucked by a lamprey.
 Mr. Wade showcasing his Thos's Hammer  of Fishing Rods and testing its endurance for BIG catches.


 A nice selfie as requested by JW for the crowd that didnt get a chance to get up on stage to get personal selfies and one on one chat with him. And in other news below, Mr. Nick Vujicic was in da house to really wrap things up with a bang for the Annual Achievers Congress at the MINES.
 He is definitely one truly amazing individual and a real inspiration for all. It's been a good conference overall,to the speakers I've had the chance to sit through. Mr .JT Foxx,Mr Brandon Burchard,Mr. Gerry Robert...all have been good and insightful to the challenges and achievements they've made.
Makes me look at myself and recall a lot of things I want to get done,to the people I've promised to work on projects together and so forth and haven't been able to get it off the ground. I hope I won't have to continue making excuses for them and keep on trudging no matter how crazy things can get. It's up to me to make it happen. Let's see how things play along the way. Cheers for now ,folks!

Friday, April 25, 2014

League Mascot


A quickie favor I did for League Summoner Bojangletail aka Shawn Kulas who wanted a mascot that will represent his callsign well. Since I do recall that he did play Champion Wukong well,I've opted to draw a 'bojangle-tail' type of monkey and opted for the Grey Langur. Hope you all dig it! Cheers!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Thundercats Time

Taking some time out with a bit of Thundercats Doodle in-between churning out design concepts at the studio. I can't get enough of the intro! It's just too awesome.

Good times ...good times....

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wolf!

Finally managed to clean up my wolf sketch studies yesterday evening while being bombarded with inspiration after inspiration from the Bande Dessinee circuit. *le sigh*

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Happy Birthday Mr Brent Spiner!!!

First and foremost! A grand Happy Brithday wish to Lt Comm Data!!! Was so awesome to be able to meet and greet with a whole bunch of awesome talents and folks that day at SDCC 2010 alongside my long time friend and bro,Eric Searles. I really should see about uploading my pic library regularly,especially in my Flickr site which has sorely been neglected. Anyhoo....here's what else I've been busy trying to get creative with again.

 I seem to have a thing for paisley.
 Drawing Mr J is a given. I never get tired of drawing him.
 I quickie farce of a scene that's been discuss with my bro Eric and his pal,Matt Dulemba, while we were collaborating creatively over a new comic project. Yes, I seriously want to be the Ewok. Everyone else can don the cliche'.

And finally,where I  was yesterday evening thanks to my twinnie having a spare ticket to Japan's Beat Bumper troupe for a one night performance this CNY hols. Brill brill brill! Thank you sis! Had a grand time hanging out with your pals too,Gabriel & Shahnim.
Nice way to keep my mind off my flu recovery during this festive season.

Cheers and have a wonderful productive week ahead everyone!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Holiday Comic

Hopefully this will be the first of many comic panels of my recent adventures while on holiday last month. Hope you will enjoy!  It's meant to be a separate individual panel of a particular scenario happening in different places but I kinda like the look of the entire page as a whole. So here ya go!
Panel 01/top left : Experiencing Air Asia Flight regularities at Tawau Airport in Sabah,heading home back to KL. Lewat (in Malays) means Delay. Panel 02 : Peter did not know how to shower Village/Kampung style. Panel 03 : I shared a bed with my pal,Viv, on the left side of the room while Pete,unfortunately,had to share a bed with our taxi driver on the right side. We were both snoring so hard ,it vibrated our friend's entire farm house in Cambodia. Poor Viv couldn't sleep a wink while Pete is cringing and shivering from the progressively chilly air at night. First time I got to sleep with mosquito netting too! It's been an awesome holiday overall.

Happy New Year,Folks!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2014


Have been MIA for a good deal of November and December basically because have been away for the annual Company Trip to Bali this time around where we dug deep at Kuta Beach going through the Company Dinner and Team Building event before we're let loose around Bali. Here's a tiny snippet of where I've been and what I've experienced. I should really see about uploading all of my stuff into Flickr to share with whoever is interested in checking out my whereabouts. But mostly,if we know each other and add links to FB,you can basically go through all of my folders and check out all of the pics I've been sharing through the years. I wish I can afford membership to Flickr which allows the subscriber to share all of their pics from beginning to current without any limitations to the amount that can be shared. But till I can earn a bit more, this is what I have to cope with.
It's been a momentous and learning curve year for me. Thing are finally looking a lot brighter to say the least,but that doesn't mean that the year hasn't had it's struggles and heart aches.  I've been very blessed and fortunate enough to be working with an awesome creative team in a supportive studio environment and it's nice that the pace never stops and we just find the enthusiasm and strength to just carry on each day with whatever life throws at you.
 This trip coupled with utilizing the remains of my annual leave on November because I was hosting a friend's stay at my place for 2 weeks,allowed me the time to get away from the compy and just check out how life is faring on the other side and to finally get a chance to see and enjoy exploring what I won't normally get to check out if I were left to my own devices. This Company Trip and my friend's visit from the States proved to be the catalyst that propelled me to get off my arse and start taking a look around once more.

My trip wouldn't be complete without the coaxing of my colleague and good friend,Meng Yee,to take up surf lessons...and enjoying a swim and relaxing evening at the beach to watch the sunset on a deck chair with a refreshing fresh coconut handy. I will see about sharing some of my other trips with my good friend ,Pete, to Cambodia and around Borneo when I can get to it. Am still busily getting all of the pics together to share online. It's a ton of work in itself.

In other news, we've just wrapped up Christmas celebration 2013 with an impromptu invasion of the MnU gang to the apartment along with friendly faces from Mother Russia, my good pals, Mickey & Ksoosh. My twin came through for us with 2 turkeys beautifully roasted thanks to the helping hands from her friend and colleague,Alex. While I round it up with a new pasta recipe,potatoes,broccoli & cauliflower,sausages,salad and what not. Mum (not surprising) had gone out and got us roast duck as a side dish. She could never resist a good duck. The guys handled the drinks while Mickey & Ksoosh surprised us all with a lovely green tea cake. Next party stop...Russian style New Year Celebration at Mickey & Ksoosh's place! Can't wait! 

I finally got to complete a special art gift request for my friend,Bob,but have also dedicated this piece to William Blake for obvious reasons. Hope you like it!

And finally,here's something Bob shared to me recently. What an awesome way to get the public to be aware of fine art once again!
http://dailyrevolution.com/2013/06/06/rembrandt-flashmob-guards-of-the-night/

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 to everyone! Here's to a solid and prolific year ahead in spite of terrible rumours of inflation and rising costs and absurd new govt rulings...here's to hoping for a better future with better days. *click*

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Finally!

Am back from my long haul and hols and is able to come back to some form of normalcy to recoup, Body has shut down on me since yesterday but have enough in my tank to just about get chores down and scan some recent sketches to share. Will be sharing loads of pics from my M.I.A. stint with y'all just as soon as I can get them resized.

Cheers all!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Today at the studio....

Wanted to kick start today by introducing to my fellow team mates Orson Welle's War of the Worlds live radio broadcast back in 1938.

75 years ago,today, Orson Welles broadcast live on radio a series of Alien Invasion coverage that to many of his listeners,seemed so startlingly real, it brought about widespread panic and fear. Let's re-live that special moment in history today and was prob one of the vehicles that propelled the sci-fi movement & intrigue into a branch culture long after HG Wells did.
"We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin"
Wallie dropped me another nice surprise package today. Another issue of P@per # 23 vol 1 with my lil strip contributed innit. WOO! Today is a gonna be a long but good day!