Friday, December 23, 2011

recent sketches


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

background illustration for Mandarin Gallery

Something I did some months back. I almost forgot about it until I passed by Mandarin Gallery last week.




Thursday, September 29, 2011

3 portraits

Some portraits I did recently. Done in pen and then treated using photoshop.











Thursday, September 15, 2011

random portraits




Monday, August 29, 2011

Super confidence for the future

A play on a recent election poster. The new president of Singapore has the same glasses and hairstyle as the John Byrne Man of Steel era Clark Kent. His logo was the glasses.







Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Batman (2)

I decided to revisit a poster I did based on artwork by Neal Adams from Batman #251 (1973): "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge". I've added new elements this time, like the bat signal and turned it into a rain scene.








Thursday, July 21, 2011

enigma

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Optimus Prime

I recently built a scale model of Optimus Prime, and it gave me an appreciation of just how complex the character's design is. This is a sketch of the model I built.





Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunshine

Friday, June 17, 2011

Brood

Monday, June 13, 2011

Merlion illustration

An illustration I did recently for Singapore Theatre Festival. The ringmaster was photographed first, then I did the merlion to match the lighting, and finally the flames we DI-ed and overall lighting re-adjusted.





Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gollum



Friday, June 3, 2011

Davy Jones

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Some random sketches

Some random sketches I did recently.










Thursday, May 5, 2011

Into the Woods illustration

A fairy tale-themed illustration I did for the theatre production "Into the Woods". The people were photographed first, then I did the background forest illustration according to the lighting of each character. The details had to be quite specific as there are elements (like branches, tree trunks, twisted roots etc) that the characters would need to "interact" with. I spent the bulk of the time creating textures for the leaves, bark(s), grass and animal surfaces, and the final working file was about 4.5 GB. It was a massive effort, but it was the kind of project that allowed me to go nuts with all the crazy details I like to get into. This flyer is out now at Sistic outlets.





Monday, May 2, 2011

Hulk Hogan

‎"When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside,
ya' gotta take a stand, it don't help to hide,
Well, you hurt my friends, and you hurt my pride,
I gotta be a man; I can't let it slide."
~from Hulk Hogan's theme song

Like the other kids around me, I knew those words well when I was a kid growing up in the 80's watching WWF wrestling.



Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It doesn't matter!

Drawn over a sketch I did while watching an episode of Raw, during which the Rock returned and said his signature catchphrase.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Superman and Supergirl

I've been watching the old Superman movies recently starring Christopher Reeve and decided to do this sketch. Reeve is not only the best on-screen Superman and Clark Kent, but also probably the most convincing actor in a Superhero role ever.

(I added Supergirl cos I always thought Helen Slater was cute.)


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some book covers I did

Some book covers I did for a modern fantasy series. The first pic shows the initial cover design, with a herd of flying horses and horsemen. It was later modified to the second pic, a night scene, and the horsemen were replaced in favor of having the Toronto skyline.

The next book was for the second print of a book that was released earlier. These were rather interesting projects to work on, and I got to read parts of the book in order to get a feel of each scene. But I'm disappointed in the way the final cover design, layout and text was executed. Even the first print of the first book I worked on (last pic) had a better look and feel.










Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christmas elves for G2000

A couple of Christmas elves I did for G2000 for their Christmas promotion last year. The elves were to be inserted into photos of models. However, the female elf ended being used on her own as part of in-store materials.













Monday, February 21, 2011

new glasses

Sunday, February 6, 2011

at the balcony


Something I worked on over the Chinese New Year holidays.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Waiting

never keep the Ice Queen waiting...