These are works done mainly using Samsung Galaxy Note and posted on Instagram. Do follow me on Instagram if you like drawings like these - http://web.stagram.com/tag/mindflyer/?vm=grid
Newspaper ad illustration for Singapore Repertory Theatre and StarHub’s “Art Hub It” program. Thanks to the wonderful team at DDB for commissioning me to work on this.
I love to draw surrealistic, colourful and intricate fantasy scenes and this collab project was just perfect and very fun. I have to pull myself away and stop adding details due to the tight dateline if not I can keep on drawing!
Intitial sketches were done using paper, iPad and cleaned up in Photoshop. Final artwork was created using Photoshop.
We are most delighted to be featured in this new book curated and published by the uber cool Underscore magazine about Singapore’s creative scene!
Thanks to all our participants, followers and supporters of our projects and portrait events- we have a good 6 year track record behind us and a massive collection of work and photos to show for it!
Though predominantly a volume about interesting design firms and designers it also featured many illustrators like – Andy Yang, Drewscape, Koh Hong Teng, Mighty Yellow, Jason Siew, Ben Qwek, Fleecircus, Imaginary Friends ( IFS ), Sokkuan, Twisstii, Kristal Melson, Zixi, Eeshaun, Speak Cryptic, Mindflyer and many more. Do check it out!
Creative Cultures ( www.creative-cultures.com )
The Singapore Showcase is an Underscore special edition platform showcasing the works of Singapore’s creative disciplines through mediums of publication, film, website and exhibition, designed by Hjgher and curated by esteemed Japanese curator, Yoichi Nakamuta.
The publication features more than 100 Singaporean creatives, ranging from fields of art, design, music and photography, including architecture, interior, product, graphic, illustration, interactive, animation, fashion, art, photography and music.
The theme, Uncover was established for Singapore, describing the beginning of a creative culture that has grown over the years with little history, but a freedom and hunger for experimentation. The focus is on the future, rather than its history, that defines Singaporeʼs design culture as a work in progress, inviting greater things to come. Says editor-in-chief, Justin Long, “We have the freedom to be who we want to be. We hold the power to decide our own future, not only for ourselves, but for future generations to come.”
With an irreversible scratch-and-see gold hardcover, Underscore invites the reader to scratch and uncover an original curation of Singapore’s creative culture, with over 280 pages of visuals and interviews.
Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase publication is printed by Dominie Press and officially distributed in Singapore by BooksActually.
Underscore is an independent magazine with thematic content attuned to a simple rhythm; quality of life. Conceived and designed by award winning studio Hjgher and published by H/Publishing, Underscore is a platform derived to underline or highlight simple values that are important but neglected in our everyday lives.
Held by the common intrinsic values of Authenticity, Quality, Integrity and Honesty, Underscore was developed specifically for the audience in mind, addressing media channels of traditional publishing, online media, product design and placement, and event exhibitions to communicate through all senses of the audience for a complete and fulfilling experience.
Another definition of underscore is background music. A carefully selected soundtrack accompanies each issue to complete the entire experience, and is available on the website for download.
Where to buy the book? At BooksActually ( and selected bookshops in Singapore) and on line at http://underscoremagazine.com/creative-cultures.html
New mural commissioned by the wonderful team at Starbucks Coffee Singapore Pte Ltd to brighten up a chalk wall at the NUS Yusoff Ishak House branch. Acrylic paint on chalk wall. See the pictures I have uploaded here- https://www.facebook.com/mindflyer.xiaofeiren
Late last year, we were commissioned by a charity to produce some portraits for the Trans Centre (a non-profit organisation for children from broken homes.)
The aim of the project was to help the children envision what they would like to be in future and drawing a portrait of them in their “dream role” to motivate them. The portraits were then presented to the children as small part of an aid package.
This is the 1st time we produce so many portraits based on photos and some verbal description of the kid’s personalities. We prefer to draw from life and in person.
Mindflyer was in charge of liaison and co-ordination ( esp since there are 5 of us involved- we have to set a size and format template to ensure consistency )
Those who participated also include- AnnGee, Shyam, SanSan and Twisstii.
Special thanks to Wei Wei Yeo ( The National Art Gallery, Singapore ) for the introduction and recommendation .
You can see more of the artists/ illustrators work here:
Twisstii aka Minqi Li is an illustrator based in Singapore. She has been helping out in OIC since the beginning at our events or behind the scene. Its a joy to see her growing as an illustrator, getting more commissioned work and building up her folio.
You can see more of her work here: http://twisstii.com
“the door to everywhere” from the album – “tiny people singing over the rainbow”
Special thanks to Woods in the Books! http://www.woodsinthebooks.sg/
Happy New Year everyone!! Join us for the very FIRST session of 2012- The Lucky Chinese New Year Session!! Let’s make it fun bring a friend/ soul mate/ family member/ pets and share this edition of “PORTRAITS AFTER DARK” with us! This is where you can meet the most interesting illustrators in Singapore and get your portraits drawn on a Friday night!
Twit and spread the word- @oicsingapore PORTRAITS AFTER DARK – http://bit.ly/oicdark05
Registration for ARTIST – Register here! ( Click Link )
Are you an Artist / Illustrator or Doodler!? Come draw with us! 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 is S$10/- each ( with 1 complimentary yummy cupcake per registered artist from www.cupcakes.com.sg /* )
Posting your work for view & sale (compulsory ) is a sign of appreciation to the patron/sitter/ poser .
Registration for SITTERS/ POSERS:
You want your Portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!! Email us and book the time slots you want.
email “info [at] oicsingapore.com”
subject: “I want some portraits!”.
State name/ mobile number/ email address/ couple or 3-some/ your preferred timing ( 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm )
Posing is FREE, each artwork is S$10 available for purchase- all proceeds goes to the artists.
Poster illustration contributed by myself, hope that we will see more experimentation of techniques by the participating artists for 2012 . ( See more of my work here: http://mindflyer.com/ )
* while stocks last, 1st come 1st serve basis.
This is an animated titling work for Discovery Channel’s TLC program about ” WorldRiderZ ” together with Chris Leow from Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and a production team from Frameworks.
WorldRiderZ is a production that rides around the world to raise awareness & prevention against children Chronic Kidney Disease and organ transplant. You can read the info here and like the FB page here ( https://www.facebook.com/worldriderz )
The brief required a very child-like look and feel to the character drawings with readable titles.
This is the completed title after final compositing work by the Discovery and Framework team. Click and view on youtube.
1) I started the project by understanding the brief and looking at the footage and understanding what is required.
2) Next I whip out some sketches and propose some design ideas on how simple the characters can be. While doing so- in the back of my mind, I am always thinking about how they can be animated.
3) I started sketching with markers on paper but when I got the gist of how to make it happen- I switch to Photoshop and tune a crayon brush to get the look I want.
4) After the sketches have been approved- I do some test animation and get some feed backs. All the test animations are small b/w files I output as animated gifs.
5) Once approved- I start started to render all the animation. All final files were delivered as layered Photoshop/ PSD format.
I hope to do more animation work in future especially those with my original character designs.
Had the privilege to work with the &Larry’s team for a new year end promo at Takashimaya’s iForum. Super fun job illustrating my imaginary super fun playground. This is a variation of my earlier work- “Children’s World” but at a more crazy level! Don’t ask me what I eat, I just DRAW !
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