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.
Its an illustration magazine featuring alot of work processes as well as works from mainly japanese artists.
The kind of works are mainly MOE. Its only up to volume 5 now but seems to be pretty popular due to the funky look and very detailed tutorials and making-of.
( All text and pictures by Kun Rong – See more his work here: http://www.yapkunrong.net/ )
A lovely day at MAAD on Jul 2nd.
A day of celebration, a day of super cute kids and little girls and dogs, a day of lovely couples and families, a day for catching up and meeting new friends, a wonderful day out for siblings and good friends!
Thanks to all those who missed our company and drawing love and come by to support the event inspite of their tight schedules ( and injuries )
Thanks to all our participants!
Thanks to my helpers Li-anne, JF, Raymond and others. See you all again in August! ( Please note that there is a change of date – more info coming soon! )
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a birthday sketch, with color brushes entirely from photoshop.
The idea of the illustration is based on a daydream/ idea while jogging- about giant world worms that move around interstitial spaces and swimming into peoples’ fingertips transmitting dreams and stuff – this birthday present was for someone i was trying to explain the concept to.
For gifts like these- I usually digital print, mount and thin-black-plastic frame it at sunshine plaza – one day turnover to print and frame ( not at fantastic exhibition quality or definitely not for sale or for commercial or
Great to see so many participants and many friends who came to support the event! Here are are photos- do help us tag and please feel free to comment on the FaceBook album.
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Posing is FREE, each artwork is S$10 available for purchase- all proceeds goes to the artists.
Polish your drawing skills & catch up with your OIC buddies at the same time. Everyone gets 20 minutes to draw the “patron/ sitter” at the same time. You get $10 for each drawing sold . Make it PLAYFUL and COLOURFUL, all skill levels welcomed. OIC Portrait Day is about artists having fun and experimenting with new ways to capture an interesting image and making new friends.
You don’t have to be an OIC member to take part but you have to register and please read the FAQ. Come and draw, make friends and spread good drawing vibes. Artists Registration Fee is S$10/-
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The Reserved Seat : For the past 2 years, Lester Lee has been sketching the faces of passengers who sit directly opposite him on the train, simply as a personal record of those who journey with him…
OIC: what inspired u and when did u start?
Lester: Frankly, I wasn’t particularly inspired to draw on the train.
One day in the late 2008 when i was on the train home, i attempted to draw the guy opposite me on the reserved seat. And it turns out to bad first sketch. That bugs me a little, so i gave it another try the next time i took the train. So, that’s how it started
OIC: any tips for beginners?
Tips for beginners: Start drawing and keep drawing.
OIC: what do u do when the subject noticed they are being drawn?
Elaborate a funny or embarrassing incident, share some best moments – did u get any pretty girls contact via train stalking?
Lester: Till this point of time, i would wish to think that the subjects do not know they are being drawn. Because personally, i don’t feel at ease having a stranger staring at me, not to mention doing a portrait. Ideally, i feel most comfortable drawing when the subject is unplugged from their environment. I enjoying drawing the old folks a lot, because from my experience, most of them have very low awareness. Best if the passengers are having a nap.
One of the embarrassing incident i remember vividly was this standing foreign looking passenger who noticed what i was doing. He got very excited and lean towards me to have a clearer view of the drawing. Then look at the subject, back to my drawing and then subject again in a very amused manner which made it so obvious to the latter.
The best moments for me is to have a unique subject that has their personality spelled out on their appearance. There was once i got a thumbs up by an old man beside me. Another time a passenger asked me to show it to the girl i drew. Of course i did not(because it was a bad sketch).
OIC: Share some stakeout or stealth techniques
Lester:I usually take the reserved seat to minimise my exposure to passengers. Lastly, when there’s eye contact between the subject and me, its my mediacorp acting skills to conceal the drawing intent.