Wednesday, January 31, 2007
His initial idea was to have all of them standing like the previous job.
I counter-proposed to have a Ritz Carlton as the main 'character', while the rest were popping out from the hexagon windows of Ritz Carlton Hotel, Singapore. This was the concept proposed to another client from Ritz Carlton (before last August), but they dropped the idea due to limited budget. Finally, this concept was realised this time round.
Each caricature was illustrated according to their position in the hotel.
The engineer holding a spanner.
The finance director holding a calculator.
Food and Beverage guy holding a bottle of wine.
Secretaries jotting on their PDAs.
Room manager on walkie-talkie........
Pencil draft of the caricatures.
Meet the twins. Can you tell which is the duplicate?
These were quite huge, about 33 inches by 44 inches. My frame-maker had a hardtime in measuring and cutting the windows for the comic strips and the captions. I knew the pain, as I did it before. Must give them a big thank you.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
A real urgent order which came in this afternoon. The client from Group Investment Banking of OCBC wanted to present this as birthday gift to her boss this Thursday, with it framed. Thus, I need to rush it out for my framing guy to get it done on time.
As the client provided a good and big smiling photo, I exaggerated his mouth and the angle captured, something different from my usual golf theme of a flat boring golf course. This time round, I made the golf course looked more like a globe, accentuated the swinging post with the dust created by the golf club. I gave the caricature a more cartoon feel by adding in a white outline around him, to make him stand out against the background.
Comments received form the client at 14:58hr 1st Feb 2007:-
"Tks,Jit! My Boss, George likes his portrait v v MUCH! All GIB staff like the portrait TOO! Well Done, Jit! "
Monday, January 29, 2007
This was a birthday gift for this guy, who's working in Conrad Singapore as a chef. He specialised in western food.. thus, I have him holding a plate of steak with a thumb up, different from other caricature theme of chef I have done in the past, like preparing or cooking.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Featuring him in a rubber duckie tube - featuring as a swimmer. The client's intention was to make him looked cute and not too realistic and professional, so as to entice the customers to buy these products.
Featuring him blogging in front of his computer.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
See the 3 guys in the images below? Their birthdays all fall in February. Hence , their girlfriends wanted to have 3 pairs of caricatures drawn, and have them edited in Photoshop, and printed out as posters. The posters (digital printout) will have 6 of them inside, whle the original artworks were in pairs, for their own keepsake. However, due to budget problem, one of them decided just to have a photo printed on cushion,
while this above couple had their caricatures drawn and printed on cushion.
The above couple wanted their caricatures printed on a rubber stamp, with a brown colour ink refill. Here was the product.
A farewell gift from the same client of previous job.
This guy was in charge of the Heineken brand in APB.
To be consistant with the previous two caricatures, I used teh exaggerated angle - a zoom-in big hand towards the camera, and a bird's eye view. This time round, he was holding a Heineken beer, having a party in the HeneiKen Bar. Did you noticed the 光头神探麦嘉 drawn based on imagination? Just put him into one of the characters for fun. Hahaha........
Friday, January 26, 2007
Initial venue was near the beach. However, when it came near around 5pm (pre-event entertainment starts at 6:30pm), it started to drizzle. The event organiser, Alfred from Events Architects, rang me up and told me there's a change in the venue, as the client didn't want to take the risk of being soaked by the rain for their Annual Dinner and Dance.
These were the photos capturedduring this event.
First to get her caricature done. Quite close resemblance. A good start siah!
This couple wedding caricatures was to be used as the graphic on their wedding invitation card. As the bride was busty, and she specially requested it to be featured in the caricature.. She also wanted long eyelashes, sexy and curvy figure. The groom loves wine. and wanted an empty champaine bottle and wine glass. The background was a resort in Bali which the couple will be holding their wedding. The edge was in irregular shape, so that it wouldn't look as a box when printed on the card, and also easier for the graphic designer to layout.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
A farewell gift to this lady who will be leaving IE Singapore. The theme was the Queen. Why? Because her colleagues think that she looks grand and royal.
These 2 caricatures for IE Singapore, were done last April, as farewell gifts too, to this guy.
One showing him at work, with a telescope overseeing the markets in Dubai (Burj al Arab), China (Great Wall of China) and India (Taj Mahal).
This one showing him at play. He loves jogging.
Since there's a theme of queen in this post, I might as well post up a theme of the king done last year. It was an personal order from another client, who specially requested to have the teddy bear on his lap. According to this client, the teddy bear was supposedly his daughter, whom he loved dearly.
Dandandan!!!!!!!Haha...I think it had been about 10 years since I last drew this kind of comic style of background. The last time I did it was the caricature for American Club.
This lady loves mahjong and born in the year of Rabbit. Hence, the niece, who was the client (returned customer of Audi) too, wanted her to have a pair of rabbit years in the caricature.
I proposed to change it to playing mahjong with the rabbits instead. (Of course she needed to agree to it before I draw it.) To make it more comical, I drew in a fainted rabbit and a shocking rabbit on seeing her 'Da Si Xi' - 大四喜. Upon completion, I think the effect was not dramatic enough, I added in this winning effect in the background. Turned out quite impressive, I think.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The client's initial idea was to have around 24 caricatures in this drawing as farewell gift. However, due to limited budget, they decided just to have this guy drawn only. See the steps in the background? They wanted to cut and paste in the faces from photos. Hmmmm... I doubt it will look good, especially if they are using passport photos which will be cropped at shoulder level. Maybe they have their own idea of doing this.
Special requirement from the client on the font for the message ' We will miss our top striker' on the banner in the background.
He also wanted a similar posture as the caricature of Thierry Henry I have done, but different jersey.
Ehmm....not sure whether they were Indian Muslim. The groom looked like Muslim to me, and also because of the cap on his head. The bride looked like an Indian to me. And they wanted Taj Mahal at the bottom of the drawing, while both of them on a flying carpet, with their names and wedding date on it. That was how I derived. Hopefully, I didn't get it wrong. Haha........
The caricatures looked even better with this frame. Isn't it?
So many perspectives comic strips and illustration posts last week. Finally a caricature post this week, in case you are bored with the former...... Backed on track this week. Quite a number of urgent caricature orders to be cleared this week. ..
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I came out a simple design for them, such that it was easy available in the market. Just modify a few parts, and it will be done.
It was just a normal swivel armchair, with a top for the Tablet PC. A spotlight over the shoulder, and a hanger for the laptop bag at the back of the chair.
Various angles of the swivel armchair, modelled in 3dsmax.
These two images rendered in 3dsmaxm were to illustrate a classroom surrounded by screens to create the virtual space. The top illustrated lessons on galaxy/universe space, while the bottom on photosynthesis.
These people were receiving informations from the screens, as well as the Tablet PCs in front of them.
Learning through games like flight simulating.
Playing games like treasure hunting in virtual reality, using high technology like touch screen.
On the left, game station which can detect movement of the hands and bodies.
The following 2 illustrations below were Muslim versions, for proposal to schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (The above 2 illustrations were for Taiwan schools.) I added in the songkoks for the guys and Tudong for the girls.