Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Today, I was backed again, but the venue is at The Barfly.
Didn't know it was an event for MontBlanc till I reached, as I was engaged by an event company.
It had been some time since I last sketched for an event.
Luckily, the outcome turned out to be quite good.
The last time I worked with this company was sketching based on imagination, using their MontBlanc pen. That was few years back. Hmmmm........time really flies!
A good start!
The chairman? Not sure. Heard one of them saying that....
Sketching his features behind all those ..... (what do you called that?)
These 2 quite close, I think.
My favourite caricatures done for this event. Like her hairstyle. Think it suits her face very well.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This caricature was meant for the client's (from U21Global) boss. She wanted to illustrate her boss fun at work at his big desk, with computer, calculator and mini golf set.
I had him squatting on his armchair, with a fountain pen on his ear, to make it more fun, instead of the normal posture of sitting on the manager chair.
The following were some drawings done yesterday. No time to post up.
Portraits in simple sketch, with pencil.
That was the reason why I charged higher price for illustrations.
Didn't use a compass to draw these circles, as I don't want it to look too technical. I used freehand to do it instead. As the client will not used it big in his article, it should look quite okay even if they were not perfect circles.
This was an digital illustration, done using Photoshop and Painter. I added in textures, with acid etch on the face, used sponge and watercolour to dab and paint it out.
One of my clients sent me this photo of the caricature done by me on 22nd Jan 2002, while I was still working in Clarke Quay. Wow! That was 5 years back. Can't remember her face, but remembered that I had done this caricature before. She intended to get another one done as farewell gift for one of her colleagues leaving for Korea in April.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Remembered the Supreheroes-themed caricatures I have done for APB a few months back?
This was the second part, for the guy dressed as Tripitaka 唐僧, who delayed his stay in the company. This time round, they wanted to portray themselves as 黄飞鸿，武则天，包青天，杨过，小龙女，二郎神，武松，小李飞刀李寻欢，步惊云，无名 and 聂风. The new one in this drawing is the lady as 小龙女. She was the secretary for this main guy.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
This portrait of Johann Rupert in pen and brush.
This will be used in their publications.
Think this gentleman was a famous person.
The photo provided by the client was very blurred.
Thus, I requested for his full name and search online.
Surprisingly, I found quite a number of his photos on Google image.
The following were past jobs done for Beaumont Publishing for their client - Swatch Group.
This old Singapura map illustration was to be used on the face of a watch.
The shoreline at that time (Malay Peninsula colonial period) was rather different from today's.
There were more plantations and swampy area those days.
This style was a unique scratchboard style, in which I scratched out the black part (aof a black-coated paper), revealing the white lines, using cross-hatching style.
First time doing this. It was different from using pen sketching on white paper. I have more freedom for the latter. This scratchboard style had to follow the contour of the facial muscle, and continuous one. Tough.
Portrait in colourpencil.
Can't remember who he was, perhaps from Swatch Group.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Considered fully charged after eating, sleeping and enjoying life for the past few days. Really a big fat year 大肥年! Hahaha..........
I had saved the posts (about 10) as drafts for the past week while I was in Malaysia. Taken so many photos and eaten so many good food cooked by my mum, but the dial-up there was just too slow to upload any photos. So, for the next few days, please scroll down this blog to see any new updates.
Felt so guilty in not doing any work, this was the only drawing I had done during this Chinese New Year. Then later gave up and decided to have a good break and rest, for the next few days.
Now back and cried over my piles of work. Hahaha.....
This caricature order had to be delivered by tomorrow morning. This couple will used it for the wedding invitation card. No bride and groom suit. Noticed the guy's shirt? Yes, he wanted the same design as I have done for the guy in this caricature.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Rather Kiasu. I will be driving off around 5am+ (dunno whether can wake up), as I don't want to be caught at the custom for a few hours). Hopefully, I won't be blocked by those 'official road pirates' on my way back. I would expect a number of road blocks along the way. Pray hard!!!
So from 17th feb 2007 till 23rd feb 2007, I will be in Malaysia.
Portrait Workshop will be closed during this period.
Business resumes on 26th feb 2007.
You may still contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org during this period.
As I will be using dial-up while back in my hometown, Kuantan, so I may not blog so often. May have hardtime uploading the photos too. Sigh..... I still have to finish some orders during this holiday.....
Sorry, no time to send out e-greeting cards this year.
Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year!!!!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
His initial idea was to have the standing, while he will be holding the cake. After some discussion with him, I proposed to have both of them on a bicycle, while he will be holding a cake with a candle on one hand. Background is a park.
Monday, February 12, 2007
"The theme would be Journey to the West. My friend (Tripitaka) should be dressed in a monk's robes together with a head-dress. preferably on a white horse. Then background surrounded by his 3 disciples, monkey king孙悟空, pigsy猪八戒 and sha wu jing沙僧. "
A really unique theme. First time drawing this theme, and somemore the Tripitaka唐僧 was a lady. She had long hair in the photos provided. I take that away, given that Tripitaka唐僧 was a monk. I used the 2 straps to cover both sides, so that it won't look that weird.
The last time I drew 孙悟空 (think in 1996-1997) was Sun Goku from Dragonball Z, not this Monkey God 孙悟空。 I have added in the white horse 白马 which Tripitaka 唐僧 ride.
Juggling with my jobs on hand. Now back to the illustration for Building & Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore. This was the fourth draft, and hopefully no more changes, and straight to the actual vector artwork illustration. I added in labels on the illsutrations with annotations on the right. Also made some amendments to the comments like larger green etc.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Straightforward job, with a caption of "Happy-hatch day, Eugene" added. (The later part of the sentence is for search engine spiders. Hahaha......... they can't read image - graphically-blind.
So have to tell them in words.)
This guy had just won in a singing competition. Hence, the clients wanted to congratulate him with this gift too. Hmmm.... what competition is that? Project Superstar? No idea.....
Saturday, February 10, 2007
A wedding gift from the clients to this couple having their wedding this Valentines Day.
They wanted this couple to be close to each other, and had the bride's West Highland White Terrierin the caricatures plus a caption of 'just married'
Ok, back to this job.
The client wanted to use this celebrity caricatures as masks in a game in which the contestants will use this mask to cover their face, before revealing their own face. Then they will let the judges to compare the resemblance. The request of these caricatures was not to look too comical, and not too realistic like portraits. Since they only need the face, I didn't draw in the torso, but they had to be of life-sized. Thus, I had to draw big. The difficulties I faced here were I can't get the resemblance easily at this size. The distance between the paper and my eyes was too near. Usually I worked at a smaller scale. Hence, not all these caricatures were satisfactory.
First one to start with - Mr Bean. I thought I captured his resemblance closely at the original size. Now, at a smaller scale, so-so only.
Very curious and longing to see this person who thought that he/she looked like Yoda. How close can he/she get, in terms of resemblance?
绝对Superstar Chen Wei Lian (陈维联). Not very good. Thought I can get it with ease initially.
Evelyn Tan 陈毓芸.......Hmmmm.....looked quite alright at the original size, but not at this scale.
Haiz....... Could it be the size, or the tight timeframe, which caused me to panic?! I think both.
Thought it was one of the best among these 15 caricatures initially. But looking it at this scale - no. Looked more like Tomb Raider than Angelina Jolie. Hahaha.......
Natalie Imbruglia - This was the biggest face drawn, out of the 15. Filled up almost the whole of A3 paper. Sorry, but don't know who she was, but looked quite chio at certain angles.
Ayumi Hamasaki - looked like those girls in Japanese comics to me. Not sure of her actual features in fact.
Jay Chou 周杰伦 － at least a closer one.
Sharon Aw 欧菁仙。Acceptable.
小猪罗志祥。 One of the closer one.
S.H.E. Ella. Not really good, a bit off.