Blog and Artwork updates of Singapore caricaturist, portrait artist and illustrator - Jit

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Caricature theme - craving for durians

Client's brief"-
"Background : Her sitting at a typical durian stall (like those roadside geylang stall type, with those stacks & stacks of durian) smiling away after finishing a mountain of durians lying by the side and ready to eat more. If possible i would like you to draw her wearing a superman logo navy blue color Tee shirt, white shorts & red slippers. This friend of mine really love durians u see"
lady caricature eating durians
Durian - most Asians favourite (She is one of them for sure), but may not appeal to others, because of the strong smell.

Client's immediate response upon seeing this artwork:-
"Yes, very nice!"

Caricature for Kelly Services

Client's brief:-
".....we need a caricature to be done by Tuesday, 31 March, the brief of which is as follows:
• Please draw the person (photos attached) piloting an airplane (sleek/modern plane) over the map of Asia Pacific (including China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand). The image of the map (in 3D, may be?) should be interesting and vibrant.
• He should be wearing a pilot hat, a picture of which is as appended for your creative modifications.
• Wordings to be included:
- at the top:
Happy Birthday, Captain Dhiren!
- at the bottom:
From your APAC Team

pilot caricature for Kelly Services
Initially, I intended to draw in the landmarks of the different countries.
After sketching out in pencil, they are too small to be seen.
Knowing that they won't turned out good, I decided not to put them in.
They could just spoil the final result.

SMS from the client:-
"Hi Jit,
Thanks for the caricature. My boss loves it!

Regards, Catherine"

Monday, March 30, 2009

Caricature theme - graduation

Client's brief:-
"Here were the idea that I need u to sketch for me,here were the 2 attach image of the person as they were the Sibling as i need u to help me to sketch them together wearing the graduation Convocation ...."
Graduates caricature in pencil
This client appeared to be 'old' customer.
Upon his collection, he asked me whether I am still drawing in Clarke Quay.
Wah....... touched.......

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Caricature theme - music conductor

Client's brief:-
"Can I order a caricature drawing from you, I think your drawings are fantastic. Attached are some photos of the 'targeted victim'. He is our concert band conductor, and we wanted a gift of appreciation for him , and I thought what could be better than a custom made one!

Could you use the background for the one with the choir that you drew, but instead of the choir, could you draw people sitting down and playing instrument (no strings, please!). I had attached some pictures of the band for you to draw inspiration as well, ;)

Somewhere in the picture, could you also put a bannner that says,"European Fair, presented by Westwinds, 2009"
Thanks!! "

"Sorry for the trouble again, one last thing, the attire for the band was wrong in the pic I sent earlier, attached is the correct one.. By the way, to make up for all the problems and rush I caused, can I offer you 2 tickets to our concert on this Sunday, 5pm at Esplanade Concert Hall? Do let me know if you and your partner can make it, I will bring the ticket with me when I collect the picture."
Caricature of a music conductor
So kind of her, but I won't be able to attend due to my work schedule.
Thank you! Appreciate it!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Caricature theme - wedding @ Fullerton Hotel

Client's brief:-
"My Theme: me(in suit as attached) and wife (in her traditional wedding dress).
we would be standing on the side of the car. Background of fullerton would be great.

Pls do recommend on what colour should her dress and mine suit be that you think

would be nice to blend with the background and car."

Malay wedding couple caricatures at Fullerton Hotel Honda Civic
Guess what I like and don't like to draw here?
I like the draw the bride's wedding gown.
I hate to draw the Fullerton Hotel.
Got to slowly study the form and structure before I start drawing.
I always leave it to the last.:D

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Caricature theme - property agent

Client's brief:-
"I would like you to help me draw my caricature..
Im a property agent from ERA, i would like my background to have some HDB or private houses."
Caricature of ERA broker
Put an iPhone in his hand:)))
My favourite toy currently.
Played with it everyday. Feel so lost without it.:D (My wife will be jealous....keke)
Downloading apps, getting latest updated finance news, emails, chats, charts, games, traffic cam, food etc. whenever I have time.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Caricature for IE Singapore

Caricature for IE Singapore TeamIE
A farewell gift.
The client told me that I have drawn him before, but that caricature was too plain.
I was puzzled. Is it?
Though my memory is not good, but I can remember quite clearly that I have not seen this face before.:)))
She attached that caricature in the next email.
One glance at it, I can tell it was not done by me.
Different style, and it was done by another caricaturist.
Feedback to her and then she said she was not sure.
Seems like their company went around, trying to use other caricaturists for their other jobs between my previous and current jobs with them.

Anyway, back to this drawing.
She wanted this genteman with their mascot - TeamIE, both standing, with the Bugis Junction building in the background. Straight forward job.

SMS from the client:-
"Tks Jit Leong, the caricature is very nice. Dawn"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Caricature theme - wedding on Norwegian Gem Cruise

Client's brief:-
"My fiance and I deeply admire your work and would love for you to create one of your works of art for our wedding. We are not planning on taking any professional photos so your masterpiece will be the main portrait greeting our guests as they enter our banquet.

I am enclosing a handful of photographs of my fiance and I as I do not know which would suit you best for the drawing.

Groom - In black suit with aqua/turquoise colored tie
Bride - White wedding dress / hair pulled back with veil on the bottom of bun. Orange callalilies bouquet.
We're getting married aboard the Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship so I'd like to have us on the front of the boat as the boat is coming out from under the Brooklyn Bridge during the day time. Bottom corner of the portrait if you could put "April 6th, 2009" this will be our wedding date.

....The two items I would like to have in the picture is the Norwegian Gem cruise ship and the Brooklyn Bridge. Any other New York City buildings or extras to fill in the portrait, I leave up to you. I've included pictures of the cruise ship as well as the brooklyn bridge. ..... Please excuse the amateur drawing but I've attached a drawing of what we are looking for in the caricature drawing. Of course, the cruise ship and bridge will be a lot smaller since the main focus will be our two faces. As you can see, the bridge is diagonal and the Norwegian Gem boat is only a quarter of the boat coming out from under the bridge. Then there's some NYC sky scrapers in the background. If you can add the little king kong it would be fun to have but again I leave it up to you for your professional judgement. "

Wedding couple caricatures on Norwegian Gem A4
As usual, it is not a painful job for me to draw faces.
If you have been following my blog, at your first glance, you should know the cruise is the worst part for me.
The amount of time I took to draw it, equals to the amount of time I needed to draw 4-5 faces.
Besides the windows, the decal on the cruise took me the longest time, as I need to get it as close as possible to the cruise photo provided.

The outcome turned out to be satisfactory, and feedback was rewardful:-
Email from the client:-

The picture came out wonderful. My fiance and I can't wait to display it at our wedding.....

Thank You
Patty Cheung"

It is now safe to ship out the drawing to the clients in United States.:)))

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
这是客家孕妇坐月吃的‘鸡酒“, 用的是糯米酒,加进炒过的碎姜,是老妈的拿手好菜之一,也是我心头所好之一。

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
这是我每趟回家乡必吃的"漉漉”, 儿子也爱吃。上一趟他错过了,嚷着这一次一定要来吃一吃。
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
这里的牛腩面与柔佛再也Johor Jaya 的斑兰牛肉面不一样味道,各有所长,在后者最近偷工减料下,前者就理所当然地成为我的最爱咯。浓浓的牛骨熬出的汤底,所有精华尽在这一片白萝卜里,是老妈特别跟摊主讨的。
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009

Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
Kuantan Trip 14 - 22 March 2009
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