Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Animal a Day #2 - Celestine Cat


Celestine Cat
Loves to Clean

An Animal a Day #1 - Barnabus Bunny

Barnabus Bunny
Its So Cold Without You

Monday, May 30, 2011

I am not a blogger.

I find it supremely uncomfortable to be writing to an audience who might or might not be there. It would be strange to write something only I myself will read and feel rather ridiculous especially if I intended it for some kind of audience in particular. Well, I'm going to take a risk to my pride and blog this, telling myself that it is a monologue of sorts, since I do talk to myself in my head all the time :)

I thought I'd put some photos up from a cafe near where I live called greens. They have the loveliest white chocolate rasperry cheesecake I've ever had! I'm not a cheesecake person and if given the choice wouldn't have cheesecake compared to any other cake but this was really surprisingly good! not like cheesecake at all!

Oh another thing, I am a ranty person, so maybe a blog is a good ranty kind of space. I would like to say that it absolutely annoys me reading some people's blogs that try to sound completely personal but are in fact attempting to advertise something (an event, place, product, or one's own skills like writing, drawing etc). yes my blog is to showcase my work. I have no pretenses about that.. I kind of started it because I needed to have a blog to submit work to illustration Friday. There you have it. this was started out of purely commercial/business reasons. I am not trying to be personal. haha I know I am contradicting myself especially after posting this personal post about myself... well I just felt that I didn't really like my blog cos it didn't have a personality and felt rather cold, it is about me after all!

Anyway that whole bit above was mainly to say that I am not advertising green's cafe or white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

I feel like saying something about style and illustrators and the terrible war we have within ourselves (or at least myself) about this... but this post is already long so I'm going to stop :) It will have to come in the next post.

Keep drawing!

 I love this pepper sugar salt set!! I think they are like a family with different personalities but all get along anyway with the occasional squabble. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wander: Checkers 
"She met an interesting creature, who compelled her to sit down,
 first and foremmost, for a game quite like checkers, 
which she found very amusing."

Wander: Summer Berry
"They ended in a draw,even though each tried their hardest to 
best their opponent. To express his gratitude for so 
stimulating a game, Mr Fuzzle presented her with one of his 
favourite summer berries from his winter larder. "

Wander: Goodbye
"As the leaves began to fall, she decided she must go. 
A boat ride across the river later, she turns to say 
goodbye to her playful little friend."


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wander: Checkers


‎"She met an interesting creature, who compelled her to sit down, 
first and foremmost, for a game quite like checkers, 
which she found very amusing."

This is a collage/diorama I've done for the small works 
competitionat the Brunswick Street Gallery. 
This is the first in a series of 3 works.

I've always loved having a sort of 3d effect to my work, 
so that it wouldn't be just a 2d image. For this competition, 
the requirementwas that it had to be max 30 x 30 x 30 cm in 
dimensions  and it poseda serious challenge to me. 
I didn't want to do something  tiny just so I could frame it within 
the specifications, so I thought of creating the frame itself as 
part of the artwork to maximize the size.

Going to get them photographed properly when I'm done!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Exhibition Photos

Exhibition Photos!

Ok, So my exhibition was over almost
2 months ago and I hadn't posted any news about it.. Sorry!
Here are the photos as you can see, taken by my friend Nick (Thanks nick!)
It was a great exhibition, lots of people turned up, and I even
managed to sell all of my work!
Which is really amazing and surprising to me...

I'm working on some new pieces which I am
going to enterinto the small works competition at the
Brunswick Street Gallery..
more about that in the next post.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Exhibition Work


Currently working on a series of works for my exhibition
which will be happeningcoming March!
The group exhibition is titled
'The End is the Beginning' because our group
has recently graduated and the end of our academic life
is only the beginning of a new and daunting adventure
into our creative lives.

My personal body of work I have chosen to title Wander.

This is the main character of my work..
I'm not sure what I'm going to call her yet..
I did a very loose sketch of a little girl with soulful eyes one
day when I was feeling depressed and confused about
what I wasgoing to do.. which happens quite alot apparently. haha.

This lost girl represents me.
Alot of us experience this at a certain time
in our lives (most especially artists I think).
Confusion over which direction to take, what road to follow,
what we are supposed to do with our lives.

The essence of my work is to be like a children's story.
My little lost girl wanders the world, discovering new and strange
places and characters. She carries a large handkerchief sack on her
back in which she carries all the things of the past with her,
her memories, experiences, regrets, and burdens.
She has yet to learn how to let go.

This pieces talks about the fear of failure, the end of the road,
looking down, and unexpected things that may
arise out of situations like this.
As you can see I haven't thought of any titles yet..
all the titles I come up with just seem to end up sounding cheesy...
Is it just me or doesanyone else have this problem too??

Here she has an encounter with a colourful seasnake.
I'm going to be doing 2 more underwater pieces kind of
like a story of her underwater experience.
This piece looks a lot better in real life...
scanners just never seem to capture white properly..
the little bits of white ink I've done for the highlights have all
disappeared together with the bubbles..

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dorothy Gale

This is my interpretation of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
a hundred years from when the last book ended.
This is part of a school project where I am designing environments
and characters for the Land of Oz, imagining what it would be like
a hundred years into the future.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tea Princess Catalogue

Tea Princess Nursery Rhyme Book

Tea Princess is a fashion label for little girls from
Sydney and I used their gorgeous clothes designs for
my illustrations. These pictures were for a project
that combined fashion illustration with children's book
illustration. I wanted to come up with a fashion catalogue
that was in the form of a nursery rhyme book.

You can check out the beautiful Tea Princess clothes here!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Prints

I picked up printmaking over the hols and totally love
the hand cut style. Will continue to use more of this
technique in the future...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, Bess

Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, Bess

This one of the pieces of a book of rhymes for girls that I
am doing for a project in school. Can't disclose all the details cos
I want to reveal it all at once when I'm done!
The clothes have all been designed by Tea Princess,
really exquisite stuff.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I did this piece for an exhibition in Melbourne
to raise funds for the children in Kenya..
Did this in kind of a rush! I forgot all about
it till the last minute but didn't want to just
let such a good cause go away... I think its
not everyday you get to use your artwork for
something other than indulging yourself
(something we artists always do!)

can't think of a name as usual.. suggestions?
I did this with the idea of a little Kenyan girl
excited to be going to school

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

some animal characters

Animal Characters

Some animal character designs I did long ago for a 3d animation
project. You can view the project here:
and click on Ted's Ice Cream Adventures
This project was done to create games for autistic children with
emphasis on things such as making eye contact and taking turns.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Tomorrow There'll Be Sun
My submission for the topic 'Brave'.
I actually came up with this idea while getting stuck at the
A&E for 3 hrs. My friend and I were trying to pass the time
and she told me about how she met children from the cancer
wards who are always terribly brave about the difficulties that
they have to through and I was very impressed.
Hopefully all of us will learn a thing or two from these little warriors

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I don't know what to name this!
This was my initial idea for 'Propogate' but I felt that
it represented growth more than propogate, so I scrapped it..
but I liked the drawing very much so I finished it in my free time

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mag Cover

Concept for Harper's Bazaar Cover

I did this for a fashion illustration assignment.
I tried to make it into an art noveau inspired design
with the thick lines and flowers; I'm not sure it got
there but I'm quite pleased with the result as its my
first time using watercolour!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hello World!

This is Me

Hello Everyone! I suppose that I should give a little introduction
about myself since this is my first online artblog.
Yes, this picture is a cartoonisation of myself. I did this a year ago
so now my hairstyle is a bit different, but It's about the same.
I'm a Singaporean currently studying in Melbourne.
I've graduated from Swinburne with a Degree in Design and currently
in my final year of Bachelor of Illustration in NMIT.

I love children's books and children's art and I have a passion in
drawing characters and coming up with stories for them.
My favoured mediums are digital and colour pencil but I'd like to
try out more brushwork as well.

I hope to become a children's book illustrator or anything that has
to do with design and lets me draw :)

Oh and I also make books! You can check them out here:

Haven't done much new books in a while but I will be starting again soon
and upgrading my designs and skills!
Yup that's about all about me that I figured would be the LEAST boring.

Friday, February 26, 2010



A character I came up with.
She's the lead singer of a band together
with two other girls. I have yet to paint the other two though!
Hopefully I'll get on with it when I get a bit of time in between