Sunday, July 27, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
After watching some episode of Ping Pong the animation, I decided to figure out how their backgrounds were painted. Apparently, it is part digital, part natural media. And involves creating a custom brush in photoshop using real paint strokes. I think this picture came about because I've been changing lots of baby diapers recently.
Parallel pen + gouache + photoshop
Monday, July 21, 2014
Had some paper I decided to just test my pens on and just scribble random things in between work. Was testing out Ackerman's new G-nib "fountain pen" which I think is more of a shaker pen. It doesn't have a proper fountain pen feed and you have to sometimes shake the ink out. At first, it didn't work at all. But after some adjustments, it began to work pretty alright. Not perfectly, but decently enough. It's a pretty experimental pen and more for tinkerers. It can be a fun pen if you don't mind a little mess and inky fingers. But it's not for people who want a reliable fountain pen they can carry around. I seems like it is called the Junior Pump Pen now.
Parallel pen with japanese ink. Ackerman fountain pen.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
My comic about Singaporeans living abroad. It was done for the Singapore Memory Project. All stories were drawn by me but each story was written by a different person recounting their own experiences. Mine is the last story. Text is a little small so you might need a desktop screen to read it comfortably. Read here:http://issuu.com/iremembersg/docs/living_abroad
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I left some copies of Monster's, Miracles and Mayonnaise in the US when I visited last year. While stopping over at Santa Barbara I found a nice bookstore that had a good selection of graphic novels. It's called Chaucer's Bookstore (http://www.chaucersbooks.com/). So if you are around the area and you want to check out my first graphic novel (in which one of the stories has an Eisner nomination for "best short story"), you'll find it there. But I've only left a handful of copies.