Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Venice - like a theme park

I visited Venice with my ex-girlfriend a few years back, and memories of that place stood out because it was so special. I remember when I finally stepped out from the train station, and saw Venice for the very first time. It was like looking at a theme park - blue turquoise water just right beside the historical buildings, with a slight mist enveloping the whole area. Magical, simply magical. Here's an impression of what I saw that day...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Along Kembangan Station

It has been awhile since I posted any drawings, so here's one to kickstart things again. Probably caught the lazy bug again. Anyway, this is an impression of the view I saw out from the train, somewhere passing along Kembangan MRT station. It was a bright sunny morning, and what caught my attention was the very bright buildings in the foreground. It was a fleeting moment, so I couldn't see the buildings in detail, just the overall impression.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cloudy day

While waiting for the bus on my way to work today, I stood at the usual spot looking at the big field, and saw a lot of grey clouds in the sky, blocking out the sun and creating a gloomy atmosphere. However, the greyish sky somehow makes the greens of field look brighter than the sky (usually the sky is the brightest).
Yeah, it's going to rain heavily soon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big tree

Doodled around in my iPhone, and finally settled on a scene of a big tree on a cloudy day. Prior to that, in my doodles, I came across ideas of big epic structures, giant ships, huge canyons, but they didn't entice me carry on.
It's kind of ironic that in my job as a concept artist, I'm suppose to love drawing those big epic scenes, but I'm beginning to like simple compositions more and more.
Simple scenes like the one below allows me to focus on the colors and the lighting, and not having to worry about the design and message. Lazy artist I am.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Clear waters

Here's a scene of a beach with a boat sitting on clear turquoise waters. I've been into these waters every time I went for a trip to the Perhentian and Redang Islands in Malaysia.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Yes! I've officially painted a still-life art, albeit an imaginary one. Painting this was lots of fun; getting the fruits to look right, especially the orange, grapes with their translucent skin, the glass vase, and the bright splash of sunlight coming through the window. The only thing I'd like to change is to make the wall at the back a little darker. But it's too much work to do that now. I'll just keep this little cheerful still-life as it is :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2 minute sketch of a high rise

Spent a frantic moment trying to capture the colors and lighting of a condominium against the morning sky, right before the MRT train arrived. It's fascinating that the sky's blue values seems darker than the light colored walls. Art books always says that the skies are the brightest values, right? However, Nature throws in some exceptions, I think.