Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

My Chinese Heritage

Parental Guidance/Medical Expertise is adviced. Kids, DO NOT try this at home. This was an age old Chinese belief of a quick remedy to solve that troublesome problem of having a fish bone stuck in your throat. Though in reality the method is very much more gentle contrary to what has been depicted in the comic version,nontheless, these sort of old ancestral tales are good to know and make for some good laughing. This one had one of my colleagues rolling all over with laughter in her chair. Tears even ran down her eyes. All you Asian folks who can relate to it,get ready for a tummy ache.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Last Evening

Last evening,I was really feeling down in the dumps while driving towards town. I stopped by a red right and ..... read the comic to see what happened there n then.

I thank God for looking out for me even in my trying times.

KL Convention Centre last Thursday

Went to the KL Convention Centre last week and saw some interesting exhibits on Islamic Medieval tools there. Our field trip coincided with the Sultan's brief visit which was pretty good coz it barracaded the rest of the public out for a good half an hour plus so it wasn't too crowded with school kids and teachers all at one time.

A Winch aarbalist/Crossbow during the 9th-10th c.
My favourite exhibit - The medieval entertainment machine operated by waterpower to showcase moving figurines in set intervals during the 11th c. This was made from book refs by al-Muradi.

Counter Balance Trebuchet by Leonardo da Vinci and large counter balance catapult.
I love this! Looks like something out of a classic comic. It's an advance type of gun made after drawings found in a 14th c. manuscript. Apparently firearms came into the Islamic world from 13th c.
More images in my Flickr page here....

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

MASSIVE Territory

Massive Territory Design Conference took place at the Malaysian Tourism Centre last Saturday from 10am till 6pm. A number of key speakers from various countries gave talks during the event. My favourite being Mr.Joshua Davis from NY.
My colleague,Junning, kicked off the session by presenting some production designs from the Saladin project to the audience before an almost fully completed version of the first episode of the tv series was screened for the very first time to the public.

Will edit more info in here when I can. Right now,enjoy the images, folks!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Mornin' Donut

I just love my colleague. She really knows how to make my day at work. Was feeling really famished in the morning and was contemplating on gnawing on the drawings when,what did I find sitting on my lightbox...A choc coated donut with rainbow sprinkles! Oh,bless you,Aimo, for saving my stomach!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Willy Wonka

That was the topic of the week at the Art Jumble blog here
Do drop by the site to view other artists take on the Chocolate maestro himself. :) Getting a weekly topic helps me to think more creatively in a tight timeframe and yet have fun with viewing all the other takes on the same subject by the other artists. And interesting subjects they are too! Great job on the admin side. ;)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Snow White Soup Scene

YouTube just gets better and better! This site's prob been given noticed already but I just wanted to give it another shout out for all those who've missed it :D
One of the few ways that drives me to better my artworks is by viewing animation clips such as these with their strong layouts,designs and character driven ideas. If you want inspiration, get it from the best.

Bobcat and Links

Good morning everyone! Another day to another glorious start of the new year. And another year which promises to be loaded with much punch for the animation world. Seeing as there's a growing population of animation/art bloggers joining in the online community last year and definitely much much more this year, I don't know how I'm gonna cope with updating the animation blog directory,but will definitely try, and once the internet lines gets back on track. I'd like to kick start this entry with a Bobcat sketch I did for last year's MnU book but didn't make the printers. And below are 2 shout outs to two fabulously talented individuals who've entered into the blogging scene just recently and with whom I'm proud to have the privilege of being included into their circle of friends.

Leow Chan Ghee - animator/artist currently residing in New Zealand.

And Bill DuBay - Animation/Art Director, Writer and Editor currently located in L.A. Hopefully we'll be able to see more gems shared by these 2 very unique and very talented individuals and to ensure that they carry on sharing their treasures here in Blogdom with more spunk, please do send some (Nay! A LOT of...) traffic over to their sites. You definitely won't regret it! ;)

Here's to a new year filled with excitement and anticipation for what's in store for the year 2007. Cheers folks! :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Back to Work

My cat BimBim really knows how to lay it down hard on how to greet the first day of work. More artworks to come! Cheers everyone and have a great year ahead! :)