Friday, April 23, 2010


acrylic on paper. 12" x 18"

acrylic on board. 8" x 8"

acrylic on board. 11" x 14"


illustrator CS4

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Life Drawing 2010

charcoal and conte on paper. 18" x 24"

Sparkling Wine Packaging

watercolour and ink on illustration board. 6" x 11"

Monday, March 22, 2010


ink and watercolour on paper. 8 1/2" x 11"

Project: Ad for a credit card company.
Layout: At the upper left corner writes, "Life takes Communication" and at the bottom right corner writes, "Communication takes (company name)."

ink and watercolour on paper. 8 1/2" x 11"

Project: Ad for a credit card company.
Layout: At the upper left corner writes, "Life takes Enjoyment" and at the bottom right corner writes, "Enjoyment takes (company name)."

The Lost Children

charcoal on mylar. 10" x 14"

Illustration for a French fairytale called 'The Lost Children.'
It's similar to Hansel and Gretel except the role of witch is replaced with a devil and his wife. 

"Jeanette had Jean pretend not to understand how he was to be put on the sawhorse. The Devil's wife showed them, and Jean tied her on and cut her throat. They took the Devil's gold and silver and fled in his carriage." (wikipedia)

This is the scene illustrated. I'm not sure who to be more scared of, the devil or these children. lol

Margaret Atwood

ink and acrylic paint on paper. 10" x 10"

An editorial portrait for her book, "The Year of the Flood".
The strange animal is called Liobam, a cross between a lion and a lamb. It has been engineered in an attempt to bring the prophecy of the lion lying down with a lamb true.

Young Medusa Sisters

ink and watercolour on paper. 8 1/2" x 11"

Spot illustration that foreshadows the future.

The Beast

water-soluble oil paint on canvas. 10"x10"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Life Drawing 2009

acrylic on board. 11" x 14"

Colour Study

acrylic on paper. 8.5" x 11"

Working Negatively

graphite on paper. 18" x 24 "

Anatomy Study

drawing on mylar over a photo. 11" x 17"

Visualized the underneath skeletal structure of the body by connecting the landmarks on the photo.

Book Cover

oil pastel on paper. 9" x 6"

Cover illustration for an imaginary book called Pavlov's Dog.  Just from the title, I imagined a book on media and social behaviour.  Using the term conditioned-reflex as a metaphor to describe society being influenced by media.  And perhaps a phycological breakdown of how media controls our needs.  

A simple idea to illustrate this concept.  An anonymous man has a patch of his head shaven and "Pavlov's Dog" is engraved in the patch.  It can be associated with tags on lab animals, engraving or forcing ideas into one's head and etc. 

I worked with a new medium and technique.  For an experimental piece, I think it worked out well.  Oil pastel is easy to work with, blends well and has a thick texture that allows it to be layered.  But it was difficult to draw details such as hair strands.  I worked around that by layering oil pastel on the paper first then scratching the upper layer with a toothpick to create the hair. (Like back in elementary XD)

Fridge... again

watercolour and charcoal on paper.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Anime North 09

ink and marker on paper. 8 1/2" x 11"

gouache on paper. 8 1/2" x 11"

ink on paper. 8" x 11"

Friday, March 19, 2010

Life Drawing 2008

charcoal on paper. 18" x 24"

Book Cover

ink on paper collage.


water-soluble oil on wood. 12"x 18"

We were asked to illustrate a fridge.  The term "fridge" being a confined area that has shelves and is low in temperature. 

Instead of relating to food (as I did here), I thought of a silly joke that we all have heard of... "How do you fit an elephant into a fridge?"  I won't explain how I ended with this image ('cause I don't want to come off psychotic lol)  but in short, this is a self-portrait as a victim of a serial killer.


acrylic paint on paper.

Story of the Past

watercolour and marker on illustration board. 8" x 16"

Sleeping Beauty

watercolour on paper. 12" x 18"

Here is another piece from first year OCAD, Sleeping Beauty illustration.  

The composition is questionable.  The wheel is hitting the edge and the girl is just floating about.  I don't know what I was thinking but this was done using the Golden Means.  Surely, I did not know how to use it.  lol

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Secret Life of Objects

charcoal pencil on hot pressed watercolour paper. 18" x 24"

One of the first projects I did in OCAD.  The objective was to tell a story about objects on your desk.  Back then, those ink bottles were new additions to my collection and I decided to illustrate them moving into their new "home". (They looked like little people to me with those hat-looking tops... shhhh don't ask me how...)

We were asked to experiment with interesting compositions and various drawing techniques.  The composition wasn't as successful as I hoped, it was too solid and boring for the story.  However, the contrasting style of crosshatching, line work and shading turned out quite nice.