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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Orange Arch

I'm quite happy today; on the way back from work I managed to paint a scene of an arch-like rock structure, kinda like those you see in the US national parks. I like how the orange tones contrast with the blue sky, and especially how the dark shadows made the scene look like it's in the afternoon, (or at least I hope it looks like that).

Monday, April 9, 2012

7am Magic

I came out from my house today around 7am, and saw one of the more beautiful colors in the early morning sky, across the fields. (yes, impossible as it seems, there's a huge field near my HDB flat) The orange and yellows were very saturated, and they backlit the occasional puffy clouds floating in the sky. Below, they contrasted perfectly with the dark green colors of the faraway trees. I should thank God for creating such a beautiful world.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Shadows and arches

On the way to work today, I painted a scene of an interior of a castle; here showing two arches and a large part of the courtyard still in shadows.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Impressions of NY Chinatown

Here's a really rough impression I got from walking along the alleys in New York's Chinatown. I realized a mistake - the size of the alley is a little too wide. Too late to change it now.