• Portraits After Dark: Friday 5 Feb 2016

OIC Zine Meet 01

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Calling all artists/ illustrators who are crazy about zines and want to create their own zines. We are starting a monthly meet up group to hatch/ create more “drawing/ illustration INDIE comics” based zine creation community!!

Some of our heroes and inspirations are Robert Crumbs, Charles Burns, Tom Gauld, Michael Deforge, publishers like Fantagraphics, NoBrow etc….

We are lovers of crazy production techniques, high quality limited print runs, signed one of a kind riso printed books, hand pulled silkscreens books of illustrated poetry and not forgetting lo-fi hand drawn photocopies- anything off the beaten track and that is well made!

We designed this group to cater to creators who are NOT Anime, Marvel, Disney, super heroes or mainstream comics, CG art, concept art or fanart fans. 

Our aim

This is a meet up to discuss the zines you would like to produce and also a jam session to get your juices going! Ideally everybody would be producing 1 zine each every one or two months.

We meet every month whenever possible.

Registration required. ( Register here ) 

Venue :  *SCAPEmedia Hub – Arena, Level 5, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978

Date : Sat, 20 February 2016 / Time – 3 to 5pm

Selected zines will be sold  ( To be confirmed ) at:

  • venues to be confirmed but we have shortlisted afew key ones ( will share when we meet )

To be discussed ( come prepared to share ) :

  • Proposal for your zine theme
  • How you want to execute the production (what kind of printing, paper, etc)
  • Price point to sell your zines at

What to bring:

  • At least 3 of your favourite zine
  • Samples of the style you would like to execute your zine in (Could be your previous work)
  • Sketch book or paper to draw on
  • Drawing materials, pens marker etc

Who is eligible to participate:

  • Students
  • Hobbyists
  • Illustrators

Note:

This is NOT a workshop to teach illustration or zine-making techniques but there will be opportunities to learn from each other.
There will be a curation process, participation does not guarantee that your zines will be sold at the OIC book table or OIC related channels.
Zines production will be self funded unless otherwise stated. We may select certain titles to be collectively produced under the OIC banner.

Register here, spread the word to like minded friends and let’s MEET and CREATE!

#oic_zine, #oicsingapore_zine, #singapore_zine

Program partner:

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Portraits After Dark: Friday 5 Feb 2016

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Poster illustration contributed by our friend  – Kapie Eipak ( http://www.kapieeipak.com/ )
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Let’s get busy – let’s all meet and draw again!! 😀

Have fun and make crazy colourful art at PORTRAITS AFTER DARK with the OIC crew! Bring a friend / soul mate / family member / pet 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!

Instagram, tweet, tag and spread the word – #oicsingapore #portraitsafterdark

Venue:
MAAD Market at Red Dot Design Museum — 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
Map: OneMap or http://bit.ly/MAADSG

Registration for SITTERS / POSERS:

Want your portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!!

Please register here: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/

Upcoming dates of Portraits After Dark (to be confirmed):
11 mar
1 apr
13 may
10 jun

– Dates are subject to changes 1 month prior to event date
– Take note that our portrait events DO NOT always fall on the 1st Friday of the month. Please check the final posted dates 1-2 weeks before the event to be sure.

Use our email subscription box to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Portraits After Dark.
Receive event announcements from OIC by subscribing to OIC Singapore mailing list on Google Groups
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Portraits After Dark: Friday 8 Jan 2016

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Poster illustration contributed by our friend  – the incredible Jason Siew
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Happy New Year everyone! We are back to business – looking forward to meeting everyone again!
Let’s get busy – let’s all meet and draw again!! 😀

Have fun and make crazy colourful art at PORTRAITS AFTER DARK with the OIC crew! Bring a friend / soul mate / family member / pet 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!

Instagram, tweet, tag and spread the word – #oicsingapore #portraitsafterdark

Venue:
MAAD Market at Red Dot Design Museum — 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
Map: OneMap or http://bit.ly/MAADSG

Registration for SITTERS / POSERS:

Want your portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!!

Please register here: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/

Upcoming dates of Portraits After Dark (to be confirmed):
11 mar
1 apr
13 may
10 jun

– Dates are subject to changes 1 month prior to event date
– Take note that our portrait events DO NOT always fall on the 1st Friday of the month. Please check the final posted dates 1-2 weeks before the event to be sure.

Use our email subscription box to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Portraits After Dark.
Receive event announcements from OIC by subscribing to OIC Singapore mailing list on Google Groups
Email:

Portraits After Dark: Friday 4 Dec 2015

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Let’s get busy – let’s all meet and draw again!! 😀

Have fun and make crazy colourful art at PORTRAITS AFTER DARK with the OIC crew! Bring a friend / soul mate / family member / pet 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!

Instagram, tweet, tag and spread the word – #oicsingapore #portraitsafterdark

Venue:
MAAD Market at Red Dot Design Museum — 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
Map: OneMap or http://bit.ly/MAADSG

Registration for SITTERS / POSERS:

Want your portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!!

Please register here: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/

Upcoming dates of Portraits After Dark (to be confirmed):
Info coming soon………

– Dates are subject to changes 1 month prior to event date
– Take note that our portrait events DO NOT always fall on the 1st Friday of the month. Please check the final posted dates 1-2 weeks before the event to be sure.

Use our email subscription box to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Portraits After Dark.
Receive event announcements from OIC by subscribing to OIC Singapore mailing list on Google Groups
Email:

Portraits After Dark: Friday 6 Nov 2015

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Illustrated by Yufina Senohady​ ( Follow her instagram here )

Let’s get busy – let’s all meet and draw again!! 😀

Have fun and make crazy colourful art at PORTRAITS AFTER DARK with the OIC crew! Bring a friend / soul mate / family member / pet 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!

Instagram, tweet, tag and spread the word – #oicsingapore #portraitsafterdark

Venue:
MAAD Market at Red Dot Design Museum — 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
Map: OneMap or http://bit.ly/MAADSG

Registration for SITTERS / POSERS:

Want your portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!!

Please register here: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/

Upcoming dates of Portraits After Dark (to be confirmed):
4 Dec 2015

– Dates are subject to changes 1 month prior to event date
– Take note that our portrait events DO NOT always fall on the 1st Friday of the month. Please check the final posted dates 1-2 weeks before the event to be sure.

Use our email subscription box to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Portraits After Dark.
Receive event announcements from OIC by subscribing to OIC Singapore mailing list on Google Groups
Email:

Dreaming Stories at Library at Orchard

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As part of OIC’s and Library at Orchard anniversary celebration – we present

“Dreaming Stories” : A site specific interactive drawing installation by OICsingapore to celebrate the founding anniversary of Library@Orchard and OICsingapore.
To encourage the public/ library visitors participation in this public drawing process with a good dose of literary randomness, we have decided to take literally pages from books to illustrate. This will be a collaborative process between the patron and illustrator and the artwork produced will be on display as part of the installation.

THIS IS VERY FUN DRAWING EVENT AND WE ARE NOT DRAWING PORTRAITS!
Register/ Interact and get a drawing FREE* courtesy of NLB myLibrary and Library@orchard!

Time – 24th Oct 2015, 2pm to 6pm ( Register to participate, Each booking is for 1 participant only – http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/index.php?s=booking&id=102

Venue – Library at Orchard, Level 3 ( https://www.facebook.com/libraryorchard )
#03-12 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858

Note- Participants will be informed about collection of drawing at NLB Orchard after 2 weeks when the exhibition is over. Drawings not collected by the stated date when contacted will be returned to artists/ OICsingapore.

Thanks NLB and Library at Orchard for giving us this opportunity to draw and interact with visitors to the library!drawing_event

 

Portraits After Dark: Friday 2 Oct 2015

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Poster illustration contributed by our friend  – Sharon Yang 
Welcome to the October OIC anniversary edition of Portraits After Dark! This is our 9th crazy year of DRAWING!! Thanks everyone for supporting and joining us!

Let’s get busy – let’s all meet and draw again!! 😀

Have fun and make crazy colourful art at PORTRAITS AFTER DARK with the OIC crew! Bring a friend / soul mate / family member / pet 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!

Instagram, tweet, tag and spread the word – #oicsingapore #portraitsafterdark

Venue:
MAAD Market at Red Dot Design Museum — 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
Map: OneMap or http://bit.ly/MAADSG

Registration for SITTERS / POSERS:

Want your portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!!

Please register here: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/

Upcoming dates of Portraits After Dark (to be confirmed):
6 Nov 2015?

– Dates are subject to changes 1 month prior to event date
– Take note that our portrait events DO NOT always fall on the 1st Friday of the month. Please check the final posted dates 1-2 weeks before the event to be sure.

Use our email subscription box to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Portraits After Dark.
Receive event announcements from OIC by subscribing to OIC Singapore mailing list on Google Groups
Email:

Illustrations for Yilli (Danone, China)

A series of illustrations for Yilli’s bottled water. The idea was to express the natural quality of the product through the 24 solar terms (節氣) of the Chinese Calender. This was the first batch of illustrations consisting on Willow, Lotus, Maples and Blossoms.

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Portraits After Dark: Friday 4 Sept 2015

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Poster illustration contributed by our friend  – Kit Santos 
Welcome to the September edition of Portraits After Dark! Thanks everyone for supporting and joining us!

Let’s get busy – let’s all meet and draw again!! 😀

Have fun and make crazy colourful art at PORTRAITS AFTER DARK with the OIC crew! Bring a friend / soul mate / family member / pet 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!

Instagram, tweet, tag and spread the word – #oicsingapore #portraitsafterdark

Venue:
MAAD Market at Red Dot Design Museum — 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
Map: OneMap or http://bit.ly/MAADSG

Registration for SITTERS / POSERS:

Want your portraits drawn? Pose for us!! We will love to draw YOU!!

Please register here: http://www.oicsingapore.com/events/

Upcoming dates of Portraits After Dark (to be confirmed):

2 Oct 2015
6 Nov 2015?

– Dates are subject to changes 1 month prior to event date
– Take note that our portrait events DO NOT always fall on the 1st Friday of the month. Please check the final posted dates 1-2 weeks before the event to be sure.

Use our email subscription box to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Portraits After Dark.
Receive event announcements from OIC by subscribing to OIC Singapore mailing list on Google Groups
Email:

Interview with Jing Hu at Ion Art Gallery

OIC artist Jing Hu has a series of paintings featured in the exhibition, “The Lust for Art”, curated by Art Fellas Gallery, running from 19 to 28 August 2015.  We catch up with her at the opening night of the show at Ion Art gallery.

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Jing Hu’s two favourite pieces from her series, “Indulge Me”.
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What led you to embark on your artistic journey?

I started drawing at a very young age, and I have loved drawing since I was a little kid, but I wasn’t prepared to do it full-time professionally.  Initially, during my high school years, I remember my classmates were all watching animation and telling me that they wanted to be full-time comic artists, and I was the one telling them that probably I want to do it part-time as a hobby.  I guess the turning point for me was when I was seventeen, I was selected by MDA for the First-Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative.  I was paired up with Chuangyi Publishing and the editorial team to work on my debut graphic novel, Lament, which I spent two years doing, and I thought that maybe it was proof that I should pursue this passion.

What are your favourite media?

For black-and-white, I always like to use the micron pens and markers, and for colours, it’s difficult to choose, ‘cos I really do a lot of different media. For example, sometimes I would do digital painting with a Wacom tablet, and sometimes for traditional ones, I do both acrylic and water colours.

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From the series, “Indulge Me”. Water colour on paper.

What are your influences?

Visually, I’m very influenced by Japanese illustrations, and also the variety of fine art exhibitions I go to.  I tend to soak in different things.  I have so many influences that it is difficult to say!

What kind of subjects attract you as a painter?

For traditional paintings, what gives me inspiration is what happens around me, for example it can be real-life events or things I read in the newspaper.

Is there a theme in your paintings?

My paintings come in different stages, and each series will have a separate theme.  The series at this exhibition is called “Indulge Me”.  It is influenced by Victorianish paintings, and the theme is the underbelly of perversity in that era.  I feel that people of that era, the women especially, they lack a sense of personality, and it feels like their dresses and their possessions actually shape their personalities, and they themselves are becoming soulless.

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From the series, “Indulge Me”. Water colour on paper.

Have you experienced any conflict or synergy between your identities as comic artist, illustrator and fine artist?

There’s always this conflict, and I think it’s always a problem I’m struggling with and trying to overcome.  It’s integrated into my process of working, and it also shapes my themes and when developing what I’m interested in.  So I’d say, it’s quite a big conflict, but it’s what makes making art so interesting!

How long have you been doing art?

I’ve been drawing comics for ten years, and painting for maybe … eight years?  I’m very bad with maths!

How long does each piece take to complete?

Oh, it’s very tedious.  For this series, I think each one took me about three weeks.  Yah, I’m very slow!

Describe your creative process.

Usually, the first stage is quite random — I just soak in influence from music I’m listening to, or animation, or movies, or different things I’m watching, and then I find something I’m interested in, and afterwards maybe I’ll try to narrow it down into a theme.  That comes to the research stage, where I would look up readings or more imagery.  I will have a rough draft in my mind, and it will slowly develop into putting it on canvas.  By that stage, it’s a studio process, becoming a conversation I have with the canvas, which involves me looking at the painting, adding something on, flipping the painting and doing something else to it, so it’s quite intuitive afterwards.

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Annabella Goh & Jing Hu at Ion Art Gallery

Do you have a need to paint?  What will happen if you didn’t create art?

I feel a dying urge to paint all the time!  If I don’t paint, I would start feeling anxious, so making art is part of being meditative and a relief for me.  I also feel like, if I don’t paint, I feel very useless, because I feel like I’m not good at anything else!

What other path might you have chosen if you didn’t become an artist?

I think artist is the only thing I can do — I really don’t think I can do anything else!


Jing Hu’s art site: salon.io/jing-x-hu
Jing Hu’s comics art site: salon.io/Pinkjellyo

“The Lust for Art” showcases 18 Singaporean and international artists such as Chua Mia Tee and Cultural Medallion Award recipient Chua Boon Kee.  It runs from 19 to 28 August 2015, at ION Orchard, Level 4 ION Art Gallery.
www.theartfellas.com/new-events