The crazy-fun IAF weekend is over ! But the Illustration events continue this week with the Singapore Writers Festival. We hope last weekend was fun for everyone who attended- vendors, guests, speakers,sponsors and organisers : Thank you for making this possible ! We continue the IAF Poster highlights with an Interview with TYC or Tell Your Children, a local studio of four rebellious creators – Deon , Lydia , Kevin & Russell. The guys and gal of TYC have been making waves in the street art/fashion and Illustration scene since their debut exhibition in 2014. They’ve worked with brands like MTV Asia and Facebook Singapore. Dan talks to the guys to find out more !
Christopher Chai is a graduate with a BFA in Illustration from the School Of Visual Arts. Known across the land for his intense line work and patience. Since graduating he’s been working with local powerhouse – Kult, but now he’s gone full ronin in pursuit of perfect balance of black strokes and negative space. We traveled deep into the forests of Upper Thomson to meet Chris to discuss what keeps this mad man awake and drawing non-stop.
As an illustrator or any creative entrepreneur, we must always try our best to be seen and heard. Self promotion is a very important part of our business!
Don’t wait for that lucky break- make it happen! Make your own opportunity or get together with a group of like-minded friends and get your project going! Here are some recent good ideas by some of our friends.
daily sketch practice before bed time. Never neglect your “me time” to draw what you like.
medium : ink and brush
It’s pretty normal that illustrator work late into the night to meet some urgent deadlines. I had lots of late nights last minute amendments on different projects lately. Even when i’m stuck with one project, i found i become more productive while waiting for large files to load/save. Here are some of the quick sketches i did. These are done rather quickly, taking faces from magazines, books for references. Practices like this helped me to stay focused, not to mention staying awake effectively!
It would be interesting to find out what are our fellow members do to stay sharp for late night deadline. 🙂