Sunday, January 25, 2015

22-23 Off to Hero Academy!

Done with Pen, Copic, photoshop and some fairy dust.

 Few months ago I was introduced to an interesting exercise about drawing things that you would want to bring for holiday. I thought of a hero going on holiday/adventure.. what would they bring?

Off we go!

Monday, January 19, 2015

2008 works

HAH look, I found my old works.. burn it all in hell.. its so bad I want to bury myself in a dung pit for ever producing it. But oh well... F it muahaha lets expose my dirty dark bad drawings... : D

Good god I want to stab my own eyes looking at these again.. what was I thinking! This shows how immature I was at that time.. in person and skills... 

Excuse moi~ Now I need to invent time machine to punch my younger self! 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

21- Moonlight Night

Pencil, Brush, Copic and Color wash in photoshop.

Just messing around with brush ink pen. 

A friend told me to loosen up my lines so I was trying to do that here. Still long way to go of course. Its pretty hard.. my hands are rather nervous.. I could not get a very thin line.
The piece itself was inspired when I was walking home and looked up the sky, there was some stars (which is quite rare to see in this part of the world.) 
But it made me reminiscence of my time alone at night in mt.Fuji. 

The inked version before adding value in copic.

Copic-ed value pass.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

20 - Kamen Rider Ichigo

Kamen rider Ichigo
Ink, Copic, Red ink and correction tape.

Trying out new approach for this piece. 
Other than v3 and robo, Ichigo is still one of my favourite kamen rider! What is yours?

Friday, January 9, 2015

19 - Bird Rider


A closer shot of the two character from my previous drawing. The creature is heavily inspired by ostrich. I imagined them to be a messenger of the court. Always on the go, living on the road. That''s one theme that I enjoy a lot. Rider and creature.

The love starts off from a film called "Postman" ( I know the movie is considered as a flop. But I really liked the atmosphere and the design of the film.

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015- A new beginning

"The world is vast. The wind is blowing. It's time for another adventure."

The theme of this image is embarking on a new adventure. Many mysteries to solve out there.

Ink. Drawing
Blocked with color in Photoshop.

 Original Sketch.


Good day all.
This is my first 2015 art post.
When I was drawing this I was trying to reflect on my 2014 adventure.
It truly has been a fun, bitter sweet roller coaster ride. Full of questions, worries and uncertainties.

In the beginning of 2014, some people told me that when I'm old im going to regret what I lost in exchange of pursuing my dream.
That became a question that I kept asking to myself was about whether my dream is worth pursuing for.
After many months of being in emotional rollercoaster ride (..and many motivational youtube videos later)
A friend shared about his experience abroad and how he had matured from it.

Thus I decided to go on a solo "soul-searching" trip :x

That truly was an unforgettable experience. I realized all the worries I had before the trip was useless and I will never know what the future held.
Sometime planning helps, at times when shit happens, you just got to make lemonade out of it :p

On the way home, I remembered a quote from a movie I watched long time ago.
"You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period."- Christopher Gardner, pursuit of happyness.

At the end of the day, there is nobody who could stop you from what you want.. except for yourself.
I have to admit at time chasing after this dream is so painful, but I guess its like love isn't it?
Only when it means so much to you, you would feel that its worth getting hurt over.

The best part of 2014 was that I gained many companions who are all chasing after the same dream when I went to Bali Illustration workshop.
The sight of so many people from different walks of life and countries, coming together to do art.. is just amazing.
Talking to them, seeing them posting their work, makes me feel I should work even harder!

Talking to the mentor I realized that they also fret but they manage to overcome it and faced it frontally.
They are human too, not too different from me, but they asked the correct questions of "how" instead of "why"
(How to reach there? instead of Why am I here?")

Facing it frontally is the hardest hurdle but I believe one day, it would pay off. So I am trying to learn (while incepting myself to do so too) :D

This year,  the question Im going to ask to myself would be
"Are you having fun chasing after your dream?"

Hopefully I can positively shout Yes at the end of the year :)