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
Hi All. I have just published a new book. Ray Toh’s Ideabook 2011. It’s a collection of 200 pages worth of sketches that i have done over the years in the hope to explore and experiment with ideas. The wonderful design is handled by Jasmine from You&Me. You can drop by Parka’s Blog or Halcyon Realms for a preview on the book. The book is already on sales in my online store. It’s priced at 32, but i will be selling it at 29.90 during the STGCC event. The event will happens this week , 20 to 21 August at Suntec Singapore. I will be having a booth there. Booth Number G24. Feel free to drop by. And unless anything happen, I should be dropping by Sept 9 for the OIC night portrait event to hang out. For any interested party, you can just drop me a mail and i can bring the book along.
One more thing that is happening during the STGCC event is, they are going to show Godaizer on Sat 20 Aug. 12pm to 12.30pm. Godaizer is an independent animation project by Hillary Yeo. I was involved with doing the concept art for him when i just started my freelance career, years ago. For anyone that may be interested on what the project is about, you can drop by Godaizer Facebook fanpage or Godaizer.com for more details. See you guys around during the STGCC event and OIC Night portrait event.
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/ )
Here is the event video
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! )
See all the pictures here : http://on.fb.me/lQnMa0
Help us spread good drawing vibes!!
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.
See more pictures here http://on.fb.me/jll3vp
Thanks everyone for participating at our April 2nd Portrait day and for making the Saturday special! Nice to see friends coming by to show their support and to hang out with us! Thanks to Julia who came to pose with her dog again. Thanks to the French community in Singapore for spreading the word, bringing friends and the overwhelming encouragement! Thanks to Melissa Wong our volunteer, all our regular helpers and also Wen Xin from Sinema who came by to shoot the event and interview participants!( See the rest of the pictures here – Please help to tag too! )
In the spotlight: Parka – the guy behind Parka Blogs, a blog dedicated to reviews of art and design related books.
OIC: How long have you had the habit of sketching and how did you get started?
Parka: I started getting more serious about sketching after visiting Urban Sketchers. (OIC: Check out our awesome local sketchers at Urban Sketchers Singapore!) The stories and sketches posted by people all over the world are really inspiring. It makes you look at things in life differently. There’s a new sense of appreciation, including for the mundane.
My sketches can be found at http://parkablogs.com/category/tags/my-sketches
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.
Hope we see more pets next month! We miss drawing dogs and kids with pets!
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