Sunday, November 7, 2010

Outdoor Sketching - Singapore City Waterfront

I went outdoor sketching with my colleagues today. Really glad to get back behind my pencils after such a long time. I'm pretty pleased with how the sketch turned out.

Done with Ebony pencil on A5 landscape sketchbook (21 x 14.8 cm).

Here's the real thing:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lord of the Rings

I've been re-reading LotR recently and got inspired to do some humourous illustrations based on it from some offhand comment. Won't tell you what it is, but here's a snapshot of what I've been working on. It's only part of the bigger picture :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

For Maureen

Here's another farewell present I did for a colleague. Kinda on impulse and for practise too. Took a couple of hours on Photoshop with a hard pressure brush.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

For Eldred

I drew this as a farewell present for my colleague who was leaving the company. Took about 2 hours on Photoshop, I think. The gorilla idea was actually from one of his drawings. Could be better if I had more time.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Character Sketches and Inking Practise

Some sketches I did and inked with a brush pen while waiting for things to happen at a book table I was manning.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oh Carol!

I finally managed go get photos of some of the work done for one of my not-so-old clients of their cafe facade! But that's not the only work done for them. I was also responsible for the design of their logo, namecard, menu (not printed) and an ordering form (also not printed). Here are some pics!

Logo Design

First things first, since this logo was to be font-centric and I wanted to find a suitable font that conveyed the look and feel of a casual yet elegant western cafe, I went through my library of fonts and shortlisted a bunch of them (above top) before selecting a handful for some logo concepts (above bottom). My client wanted to include a chef's hat in the logo, so I searched for some royalty-free images drawn in a style that was consistent with the font the logo used. The client selected the version on the top right.



We did 2 different name cards. The one at the top is the first. Later the decision was made to reprint and redesign the namecard, which resulted in the version above.

Advertisement Banner


To boost business, my client wanted an advertisement banner to be done that would cover an entire glass panel on their facade. I came up with 2 design proposals as shown in the pre-visualizations above. The second one was selected.

Final Photographs
I was in the area a few weeks back and managed to get some photographs on my mobile phone's camera of the facade of the cafe.
Looks like business is good!