Saturday, December 30, 2006

IF - phoenix


"Hey, look! It's phoenix constellation over there!"

yes, apparently phoenix is one of the constellations. hihih. i just found that out. and this phoenix is based on egyptian hieroglyph symbol of benu, or phoenix, meaning 'sun'.

Friday, December 29, 2006

IF - peace

my 'peace' work. very very late because of the internet connection problem. oh well.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

IF - help!

One thing that came to my mind when i noticed this week's topic is The Beatles' album cover, "HELP!". But since the group positioned the word wrongly (they semaphored the word NUJV), i made the correct position.. ha2.

'Tis a quickie 'coz i don't want to miss another IF topics...hopefully!

Father

My late father and books, his first love.
portrayed from a photograph taken circa 1980, at his prime time of life.

father, you're always in my memory.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

samples




images from the books i llustrated. (if it ever be published...apparently something came up unexpectedly...@#$*).

some feed back pls... thanks..!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

zzzzz...


aaaahhhh...what a relieve...!
tonight i can sleep peacefully like this old man now that all my projects are done..pheeww.
lets...go...to...sleeep.... zzzz.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

nazi duck

feeling a bit guilty haven't post anything for quite a long time... hehehh..
anyway, it's an old drawing. lined with black ink and colored with photoshop.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

working portrait

an experiment of: new watercolor papers, people study, and new watercolors. the girl's face is far from the original but i like the color here. will fix this soon.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

why




sorry IF, i can't make anything this week. one of those images has micro writings in it. but i suppose no one can read it.

Friday, October 20, 2006

IF - ghost

the little girl ghost who cries in the corner of the room...
would you pity her or scared of her?

Monday, October 16, 2006

IF - smitten two

ever get smitten by your works? you know, when all that matters is you and your work only.
that's a nice feeling, i think, to be filled with passion. ^^

IF - smitten one

smitten by the flower.
rather creepy, isn't? well, not very surprising since it was a dream (mine). i don't know what it mean either.
actually i drew this before friday, but i thought it fit the topic, so there.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

current works



a series of current works depicting the same scene with different styles...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

IF - Trouble

"Don't worry kid, everything's going to be alright."

after a series of unfortunate drawings, this is the best i can do for this week's topic.
apparently this is my off week.. T_T

Friday, October 06, 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006

IF - Quiet


He was biking on his way home through the quiet village road.

oh. another frustrating watercolor process. i didn't put the shadows right (it's suppose to have lots of branches shadows on the road), but i was so tired... *ugh*
well, i hope you like it...

Monday, September 25, 2006

IF - claustrophobia

she suffered claustrophobia.., so she never went close to enclosed or confined spaces... and chose to play outside to rejoice fresh air and sunlight. :-)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

IF - phobia

claustrophobia : fear of enclosed or confined spaces.

well, i didn't really want to draw worried faces, so...
this is a doodle that came up (i think) quite pretty.
maybe a more serious drawing will come next.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Quentin Blake



Quentin Blake is one of my favourite illustrators. i love his strokes and lines. that's why i made these. i copied the first one from his original drawing. the second is only his style.

Monday, September 18, 2006

IF - change..seriously

top: finished piece
above: pilot plan

everything is change when your surrounding wall starts to crack.

i want to make this to looks like as if it was taken from some children's book covers.
i hope i can deceive you..! :-)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

IF - change

a radical transformation.
maybe that's not "smuck", but rather "smack"! he he.

Friday, September 15, 2006

bright bright colors

doodling and then get it colored with a combination of low and high quality gouache, using my finger..heheh. just for fun. i only have 4 colors: red, yellow, blue, and white.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

flower


a study of flower. faarrr from perfect. look at the leaves. no, not only the leaves. all of 'em. sigh.
i studied the flower from a picture i got from naturegirl. i promise her to give the drawing when it finished, but i think this is not good enough, so, naturegirl, if you visits me, sorry, but maybe you have to wait a little longer...okay.. :-)
take care.

Monday, September 11, 2006

IF - farm

when i thought about farm, what popped into my head is cute-funny image of cow, sheep, chicken, etc. unfortunately i'm not good at drawing anything funny, so i choose realistic.

however, flaws are everywhere. critiques are very much appreciated!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

IF-safe



the mice family gathered around the stove to warm themselves from the winter. ahh..how safe it is to be inside.

i just realize how frustrating it is to work with watercolor. you can't make any mistake..!
and if you do, it all depends on your skill as how to cover it. i think i kind of messed this up...:( well, it's better than not posting anything. i guess i have to learn a lot lot lot more....!!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

IF-Run: runaway from destiny


still in the spirit of medieval, here's my version of Romeo and Juliet, trying to runaway from destiny.
i copied the style from medieval manuscripts. this is supposed to be more gloomy and surrealism-like, but with pen and these colors, it turn out ridiculous..he hehe. ah well...at least i have fun, browsing those beautiful old manuscripts.

Friday, August 25, 2006

learning styles


i decided to learn various different styles, in attempt to find mine.. (if there is any...). besides, i think this is fun..!
the first project is to copy this 15th century drawing (top). the source is a book entitled "Illustrierte Geschichte der Weltliteratur" which meaning is left for those who understand German (i don't). i don't know to whom i shall give the credit of the painting for. so, i post the original as well.
i draw this with pen and then watercolored.

Saturday, August 19, 2006



IF-match
Sometimes electricity-offs bring us close back together, isn't? no TVs, no PCs, just us and family..
I remember those times. :-)

the girl lit a match while her little sister watching eagerly.

hope you like it! critiques are welcome.

Monday, August 14, 2006


play piano

this drawing actually match IF topic this week too ("play"), but i already post 2 drawings, here and here, so i just kept this one here.
my second entry for IF "play". the first one is here.

who wants to play with teddy bear when you have a real animal to play with? :-))

i love cat.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


illustration friday - play
i'm in the mood for fairies, with light and everything. so i thought i will stick to the idea and put some music to fit the theme. so here it is, fairies playing music and dance happily around a bonfire. "careful, you are too close to the fire!"said one fairy to her friend. but the fairy act as if she didn't hear her, because she had too much fun playing with the fire.

i'm in the 'learning-watercolor' process, so you have to understand my clumsy strokes and poor (not satisfying) background and forest. i've just began to practice the color wheel. i've not yet read the color theory. just have a go and make mistakes.
constructive criticism desperately needed... thanks..

Saturday, August 05, 2006

captured

hi! this is my first post to IF. at first i want to wait a while before posting something to IF since i'm only an amateur and just a hobbyist (and really intimidated by all IFriers), but my hand gets really itchy to make an attempt to IF's challenge this week.

this is a girl who's about to sneak out to join her boyfriend in the middle of the night for them to hang out, maybe to go to some party or just to his place (considering her pajama), but then get captured by her mother and her face turn white. her face full of terror because her mother is one scary woman. :-D