June 7th, 2013
Studies done during the first few weeks of Noah Bradley’s Art Camp. Still really behind on things cause I was surfing in Bali till the 2nd week, feel like I’ve learnt a lot through the practice tho. Will be continuing this practice on a weekly basis cause I find it really helpful.
The color studies really did a number on my brain. No color picking allowed! As I was painting I’d be thinking to myself, “More red? Less saturated.. no.. maybe it’s the hue that’s off….” Probably 15 min each on average.
The composition studies are focused on breaking down the master paintings into their basic shapes. I was a little too focused on value rather than composition when I first started, but sticking to a 4 value black and white palette and 10 – 15 min for each helped me to not over render things.
May 26th, 2013
I’ve had an amazing journey this past 4 years working at LucasArts Singapore. It’s really funny how things go.. In my first year it was really a trial by fire. Many different projects, pipelines to learn and quite a bit of variety in art styles. In my second year when I wished to improve my drawing skills more, I got assigned to a project involving 2D Animation.. In my third year I wished to work on next gen game art, and I got to go to San Francisco and work on Star Wars 1313..
And in my 4th year, my resolution was to “Make More Art”… Then LucasArts was shutdown. It was quite a shock.. but quite a big opportunity there as well.. So I’ve taken my break, gone surfing in Bali.. Now I’m back and it’s time to jump back into the thick of things.
I’ll be investing the time I’ve been given to make myself the best artist I can be. I’m enrolled in Noah Bradley’s Art Camp, fixing the very obvious gaps in my 2D
skills is something I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time.. was just too busy to get it done.. So this course is really great in that there’s a ton of studies for me to do, classmates to bounce ideas off, and the motivation in seeing the amazing stuff everyone’s doing. Not sure what the future will bring, but I’m really excited right now. More updates to come! (Along with a site revamp, there’s a bunch of stuff I wanna improve..)
April 8th, 2011
I’ve been going full steam with my watercolors ever since the Chinatown sketchwalk with Urban Sketchers (Thanks for the photo Tia!). I had an extreme sense of deju vu upon entering Minju and Jeff’s living room after the sketchwalk when I realised it was the former Casual Poets cafe! Was sad to hear it had closed down as it was such a cosy little space, but it was just perfect as this couple’s home.
Anyways, I’m finally posting up a selection from my first almost fully watercolor sketchbook! More to come! I’m doing quick
sketches and practicing rendering skin tones on the bus/train these days, it’s really tough mixing accurate colors but I’m having lots of fun trying! Please click on the images to view
them at full size.
March 31st, 2011
MusicCampSg and FilmCampSg. Tony Dyson, the father of R2D2. A handmade rocking horse was his ticket to the industry and hard work and persistence the building blocks of his career. His advice to us was three simple ideas: Be on time. Basically just show up, it’s not that hard to do but it really does matter. People throw away their chances by turning up late, rushing in late with apologies and excuses. Be enthusiastic. Pay your dues. Be reliable.
Someone people can have confidence in to have their back and deliver quality work.
March 28th, 2011
It’s that time of year again! I picked up a surprisingly nice haul of books in the last one, including Russian propaganda posters, Picasso & Drawing the Head & Hands by Andrew Loomis. This is even better than the Library Sale cause you free up space by passing on old books that you don’t read anymore..
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16 April 2011
Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm
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