Saturday, November 01, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

From the October 2014 sketchbook

Kita-boshi 2mm pencil

Custom 742 reground by Greg Minuskin

Ballpoint pen

Modified Ahab + pencil + acrylic inks

Custom 742 + ballpoint + Kita-boshi pencil

Kita-boshi pencil + watercolours and modified Ahab

Tachikawa linemarker + parallel pen + sumi ink + watercolour

Hero 9018

Metal Falcon with spencerian grind by Greg Minuskin + watercolour + sumi ink/brush

Hero 9018 + squid ink + van dyke brown dye

Vintage Eagle fountain pen + van dyke brown dye + sumi ink

G-nib + chinese brush + kandahar indian ink


Hero 9018 + photoshop

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Green tea and the Hero 9018

Hero 9018. This is a lovely pen for sketching. It has a bent nib and the line variation is quite pronounced. It also has a nice wet flow. Among the Hero pens with bent nibs, I like this the best so far. I got it from eBay. As for green tea lattes, I think the best one on my list is from Nana's Green Tea.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

playing with pencils

I decided that I'd let my pencils laze around for too long. Plus I had new smooth paper. So I took them out for a spin. This was using various pencils. A Steadtler clutch pencil, 6B Derwent Graphitone, carpenter's pencil, acrylic white and photoshop were thrown into the mix. I like how pencils create nice moods. Fun. And it made me geek out over this website:

Monday, September 22, 2014

sketchbook pages from the September sketchbook1

Sumi brush + photoshop

Derwent blendable colour pencils, pencil, watersoluble graphite + photoshop

Osmiroid 75 with sketch nib + watercolours

Various fountain pens + japanese screen tones added in photoshop

Sumi brush/Zig calligraphy marker + watercolours

Haw Par Villa

Sketches from the Haw Par Villa sketchwalk with the Urbansketchers.
Parallel pen/Sumi brush and ink + watercolours

Sumi brush and ink + watercolours

Osmiroid75 with sketch nib + watercolours

Osmiroid75 with sketch nib + watercolours

Refusal part2

Leonardt no.41 dip nib + photoshop

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sherlock Sam illustrations

Illustrations for the Sherlock Sam children's series, published by Epigram Books. The series is written by Adan and Felicia (who make up A. J. Low) and illustrated by me. The authors, who are total geeks when it comes to superheroes and science fiction have made their own Singaporean version of Sherlock Holmes. The stories follow the adventures of the kid detective (who likes to eat) and his sidekick robot, Watson. I was tasked with designing the look of the characters as well as the style of the book. I chose to use a sable brush and ink combined with a grey wash applied in photoshop to achieve a simple yet lively look for the drawings. At present, the 7th book has been completed and will be going out for print soon. All illustrations (c) Epigram Books.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A day at the Singapore Sports Hub

I did a journal styled comic for the Singapore Sports Hub. Read the full comic HERE.

Pencil + watercolours + photoshop

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

baby and tyres

Sat outside the building and drew while my tyres were being fixed in June.  parallel pen + calligraphy markers + photoshop