Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Car Skin


Not one to rave over cars, even with the recent F1 night race in Singapore, but this car truly fascinates me.

And if this skin keeps cars cool in tropical Singapore too, it will be a sure winner.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

KBCC - Print

KBCC Sep - Print Away
KBCC September edition - Print-making today was fun as was the company, as usual.

Since Children's Day is around the corner, it was so nice to return to a craft we all have tried our hands at as a kid. It sure brought out the child in all of us.

Stay young with crafting!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

A Little at a Time



A small amount can make a big difference. Kiva leverages on the internet to expand the possibilities that microfinancing opens up for those who are poor.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Beyond the Shadow

DK has written a wonderful piece about shadow and art.

This is one of the videos she listed and there are many other fascinating and clever pieces as well.



She also had this piece that shows the wonderful combination of Science and Art.



Read Esoterica by DK.

IF - Cliques

Mo & Jo #03
Birds of a feather flock together.
For Illustration Friday's theme Clique.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Renaissance Gallery

With a book on The Art of The Renaissance as reference, I attempted to create some ATCs. And just for the fun of it, and a little audacious daydreaming, I placed them in virtual galleries using Photofunia.

Step this way, ladies and gentlemen.






Context makes a lot of difference, doesn't it? Originals can be seen on my flickr.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Rotoscope


Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films.

This tutorial is from Colin at Subcultpop.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Dotee

I chanced upon Dotee Dolls this morning and after reading up a little, I just had to try my hands at it. And tried I did.

My First Set of Dotee Dolls
Made five in all!

Dotee Dolls were first designed by Dorothy Christian and named after her. There is now quite a community of people who trade them, just like ATCs.

Fav Dotee
This is one of my favourite.

Despite my primitive sewing skills, I was able to put these dolls together within a day averaging an hour and a half each. So, I figure anyone game enough should be able to make it too.

You could drop by Pauseability to do this.

Clock Watcher



Such a fabulously fun Flash clock. More here.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

IF - Island

Island

Island - with effects

Here's the original and also the the one with some digital effects. Which do you prefer?

For this week's Illustration Friday's topic - Island.

Friday, 12 September 2008

A*Live - Sep 08

Cheers to ATC A*Live

Thanks to the folks at Drinkdings, we had some complimentary drinks at our latest ATC live trade session.

We also had our first ever theme trade and there were some great ideas for "9ine".

It was a fun evening at Pauseability.

This photo is blurry? Are you sure you are sober? :-P

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Picture This



This vintage Muppet sequence about visual thinking is cool and certainly not out of shape.

There are also see the first one ever done and also a 1966 version.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Booked

iATC Book

The folks at IllustratedATC.com put together a very colourful book featuring illustrated ATCs from their members.

I am happy that a few of my ATCs were selected for this publication.

iATC Book

iATC Book

iATC Book

This is now available to the public at Lulu. Click here.

Proceeds will be going to a few charities in rotating $100 basis including The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Sick Kids Foundation, and the Flying Doctors. Do consider giving your support.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

IF - Clutter

Clutter
C is for Clutter.

For this week's topic on Illustration Friday.

Malrus II

Malrus II
Introducing Malrus the Second - a handsome bearded guy.

Just placed this and some other new pieces of original artwork on sale at Etsy.

Friday, 5 September 2008

My Way


Here is the French song by Claude Fran├žois that was the origin of My Way.

And in a recent tribute to Claude, quirky Japanese musician Kenzo Saeki made this funky remix of Lundi au Soleil. (via Tokyomango)

Since I neither understand French nor Japanese, I thought Kenzo's version was sung in Japanese. Here is the original French version.

It's lovely seeing how creativity can infuse such a new flavour even to something existing. Did something your way today?

What's the Time


The Human Clock is such a fun project. It shows a photograph of the current time, with the photo changing every minute of the day (all 1,440 occuring minutes on Earth!) Thus you end up with a rotating picture clock.

You get to submit your photo too.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Snails

Snails
Quite recently, I drew this rather whimsical piece. An odd combination I thought.

Then today, I read that a schoolgirl broke the record of having the most number of snails on her face.


Fact is stranger than fiction?

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Creative License


I greatly enjoyed Danny Gregory's book Creative License. Besides the easy and personal style of writing, the book is chockful of drawings too. very delightful!

Do visit his blog too.