Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tokyo Sketches

Well,this has been looonngg due and I thoroughly apologise for that,folks . I've been so busy with work and stuff that I just didn't have the capacity to finish adding in the colors to all of my travel sketches as yet. And I'm still scribbling in new drawings into my sketchbook day in, day out. It's just not possible for me to keep up with churning up sketch journals each day without compromising the other works. But anyways, here are the first 2 pages of my travel sketches I did while in Tokyo. Was there to attend the Annual Tokyo Animation awards and Anime Festival that took place at Tokyo Big Sight.
Truly and unforgettable and wonderful trip there. The people were all beautiful,the culture,the places...everything about Japan. I've fallen in love with all of it. And I definitely want to return to Japan as often as I can. Yeap,the first thing that took my breath away about Japan are the people. Their attitude,their patience,their diligence,...everything about them commands respect and honor. even the littlest of tasks is taken very seriously and with passion. That's the word...PASSION. I've learnt a lot during my one week stay in Japan and I hope that some of that knowledge and experience will rub off on me in my daily life and work.
The second thing that took my breathe away is that every inch of the place is CLEAN! Even the dirtiest of section of the city is clean! Even cleaner than my own bedroom I'm ashamed to admit,but its true. I'm thoroughly impressed. Japan has truly earned their place as one of the top Megacities in the world.
Our first stop for dinner after checking in at the hotel. Genkiya guarentee fast service of approx. 48 secs per order. And they fulfill it to the dot.

My Beef Bowl - 550 yen. Loovveellyyy!
My friend,Mastura's order of Curry rice - 450 yen.

Love visiting the local marts to check out and buy the enticingly packaged goodies. Everything is so tempting to purchase there. The Japanese are tops when it comes to enticing the buyer to part with their brass.
WOOHOO! We're in Vending Machine land.
The Cleaners

And a clip I found and which I love. An ad by Richard William's studio. Everything is so lovingly executed and well thought out that I can't stand it not being shared with those who've not the opportunity to see it yet. Here it is,folks! Enjoy!

All of my travel pics will be included in my Flickr gallery as soon as I'm able to add them in. Cheers and have a great day,folks!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tribute to Alex Toth 1928-2006

It will be almost a year since Alex's passing on 27th May 2006. So here's my tribute to him.

Plus some other sketches I did late last night before going to bed. Didn't plan to,it just came out. Love it when the kid in me comes out again. ^__^

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Dreamer

Intro Sample Destino with Baker Bloodworth by Longridge Video

Love these chunks of goodness found in YouTube. :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I've taken two days off from work combined with the some of the holidays we have here. All in all.including the weekends,they make one whole week of holiday. So am taking the opportunity to sort things out at home. Slowly packing away some clothes and stuff for the probable yet unconfirmed possiblity of us moving house within the span of a month or 2 more.
Besides having to juggle household management for a change,I try to find the time to get some of my artworks aside. But it's been very very slow. By the time I get the chores,cooking,grocery shopping and some packing done, I'm already quite exhausted. Nevermind having to find the time to do some more research and reading. Guess this is a very good test to push myself on being a better time manager and to stretch my body's strenght and energy to it's maximum capacity. Had fun yesterday going through mum's cupboards with my twin. We were like kids again, playing dress up and making fun of mum's weird fashion sense.

Sorry am not able to post any artworks here as yet cos they're all incomplete. Still have today and tommorrow to sort everything out. Wish me all the best!
Have a great week,folks! :)