Tag Archives: art


28 Dec

Before I forget, I made a portfolio on WordPress for my college applications Arts Supplement 🙂 So if you would like to see it, here’s the link: Land Of Chaos And Contemplation Enjoy!

Hope you had a great Christmas and will have an awesome New Year!


X’mas Holidays

17 Dec

The Christmas Holidays are here.


There’s something about holidays now that really puts me at ease. It could be the sheer possibilities that are available to me, or it could be the prospect of being able to spend a leisurely afternoon in some awesome new cafe. In any case, I’m drunk with happiness and drunk with…freedom. I no longer have to worry about getting up in the mornings or rushing my homework during breaktimes or keeping on good terms with my classmates or…anything at all, really. My time is mine.

So I guess I’ll pick up blogging again? For this short while, at least. Blogs fluctuate–you get posts during the holidays and weekends, but usually they’re quite dormant during school/work season. Anyway, this reminds me of the summer holidays, and all in all it’s a great memory. Now I have more time to plan stuff that is other than the homework-rushing schedule for the next day, and to think about stuff that is other than how to bullshit the way through all those essays.

What is the purpose of this post, you ask? I am asking the same thing of myself. I suppose this is just me gushing on and on about how much I love the fact that it’s the holidays and about all the things that I’m planning on doing. 

Stuff that I will be doing:

  • I’m going to Hong Kong for a brief afternoon, to Singapore, and then finally to Beijing (where I will complete most of my holiday homework, no doubt). 
  • …Holiday homework, bluh
  • Lots of drawing. Lots of. Am hopefully going to finish at least half my sketchbook
  • Reading, too. Will stock up on ebooks and put them onto my Kindle.
  • Cafe-hunting! Although I’m not sure about this because of the traveling that I will do. Oh well, who said I couldn’t do this in S’pore/Beijing? 
  • Taking photos like a tourist, even though I was born there (Singapore).
  • Eating. I will expand sideways until I am unable to board the plane back to China, and then I will just stay in Singapore forever. Hell yes.

But now, on a more sobering note, I have to go to sleep. Tomorrow I shall write the essay that I should have written a week ago and that is due tomorrow. 

Go me.


Blart Post #2

4 Oct

Are you ready for the shitty-ass drawings, people?–because you sure have it coming. 

So, yeah. They are pretty much in descending order of shittiness, or at least they should be because it looks that way to me. As you’ve probably figured out by now, I try to get around art block by drawing shitty graffiti. Some of which are self-explanatory. Most of these are Homestuck references, so if you get them, awesome, but if you don’t then just roll with it (and read the gogdamn comic). Constructive criticism is welcome. Destructive criticism is not.

^Aforementioned self-explanatory shitty graffiti

^Homestuck reference. Also art block, hence the “take a break”.

^The Troll Romance Quadrants that I did for fun because I felt like drawing the symbols, and also funny sprites (or whatever the hell they’re called).

^So there’s this girl who’s always in the Library during lunchtime, like me, and we just sit there eating our self-brought lunches and saying nothing. But the room’s quite small (cut off from main library), so it’s sort of awkward-ish, and I somehow ended up drawing her even though I had no idea until I finished it. Eh.

^Teachers, do not leave your students in the care of substitute teachers who don’t give any fucks. This is what happens. “Jenna” is a classmate of mine. The “STRONG” is HS reference. This was done because of a particularly powerful poke in the ribs she issued to an unfortunate recipient.

^HS: Jade Harley (ish). Also, Young Girl Talking About Herself–Parry Gripp. The song is so short, but it is catchy nonetheless. And I love it.

^What I do, apart from muse, at 2 in the morning. Just…yeah^The one that I like the most. Firstly because this is probably my second successful attempt at drawing sitting-down people, EVER, and secondly because it’s also one of my first successful attempts at drawing people who face the right. And I have never, ever before drawn two people facing each other before.  Not to mention that I hardly draw guys…so yeah. Am happy with this.

Am still working on poses and perspectives and stuff like that. Am also getting tired due to the fact that it’s near midnight (which I shouldn’t be, seeing as this is usually considered ‘early’ by Aim Time).

Once again, constructive criticism welcome. And I know that I have lots of room for improvements.

Drawing on T-shirts, FTW.

15 Aug

I went to a T-shirt painting competition today (actually, yesterday, seeing as it’s past midnight), and despite the fact that it was filled with little kiddies (I really dislike little kids) I actually managed to enjoy myself. I was blasting my eardrums out with Pink’s songs and having a damn good time–minus the half-hour when I was practically tearing my hair out because I needed inspiration real quick.

I actually felt that I did a pretty okay job, but that was a feeling that shriveled slowly to nothing much at all as I finished the T-shirt. I was going for the watercolor-y, dreamy feeling that I saw in Kelly McKernan’s art (you should Google her, she’s awesome, I say, AWESOME), but it went awry.

The mask I still like, though. And the purple drippy bits because they look ten times more natural than the hugeass bluish ones at the bottom (which I added because I felt that the art was too far up), but the hair…okay, just see for yourself first:

Various interpretations of this:

  1. 1) An octopus biting something, and blood everywhere
  2. 2) A volcanic eruption
  3. 3) Something’s stuck in an octopus, which is bleeding

Maybe I sound too critical of myself. In general, I’m still pretty proud of this T-shirt, but it’s nowhere as good as I’d hoped it would be. I guess I have a new nightshirt now. The art looks too amateurish for me to wear it outside.

If I can manage to get pictures of the T-shirts the (my) art teacher drew on, I’ll post them here. He draws so awesomely I’d pay to buy those T-shirts.

Logging out now because it’s late (early in the morning) and I can’t think straight no more.

Flyers, project failures, and anal-retentiveness.

9 Aug

So (do I begin sentences with “so” too much?!) there I was, looking through all the shit that was clogging up my computer’s hard drives…and what did I find? This–a flyer that I made during the last school year as part of my Duke of Edinburgh project. We tried to take matters into our own hands and get people to donate to an organization called the River Of Hearts, but despite our best efforts–consisting of two hilarious videos, many announcements and flyers pasted everywhere, nothing much came of it.

I spent around half a day on this, using no less than five fonts–none of which that are part of the system’s default fonts. I have a thing for nice downloadable fonts, and I also have a thing for formatting and color schemes and visual good-lookingness and opacity in text boxes and run-on sentences and all that whatnot. That’s how anal I can be–insisting that there’s a difference between 90% and 94% opacity and that one looks better than the other. But hey, one can never create art without a bit of anal-ness, right?

I don’t think it looks bad, actually, if you don’t mind me saying so myself. So that was an afternoon well spent, and I’m not the school magazine editor for nuthin’ after all.