Friday, 20 December 2013

Miss Tomato

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you tonight our guest:
She's sweet, she's sharp, coming from a sunny place, she's healthy and happy as always!
Please welcome... Miss Tomato!!!
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Pineapple Girl

I have recently finished directing an intense animation project(I will update as soon as it's officially released), and got some free time to go back to Fruit Dress series. Looking outside the grey rainy day, I need something colour and cheerful. What can be better than a PINEAPPLE?

So here we go :)

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Kiwi girl

Continuing my "Fruit dress" series,  I drew this one using watercolour on hot pressed watercolour paper(a smooth surface). Really love the richness of texture, but it can be a limitation on detailing, but again I guess I will need to practice a bit more!
Overall,  I enjoyed the process of creating this Kiwi dress girl :)
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Friday, 12 July 2013


Recently I have been doing drawing classes/workshops at a Primary school, it's challenging and rewarding at the same time. I love their drawings so much! What a bench of talents they are! I plan to make a collage poster of Victorian Toys based on the outcome from the classes. Here are some Work in progress:

Rocking horse Digital:
And Water colour :)

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Edeline and Father

I'm working on refining the characters of Shoe (picture book) these days, really had fun working on sketches and watercolour.

Using marker pen to block out silhouette and you can get the general shape, posture, and feeling come across quickly, then pencil sketch on top of it, define more details:

Pencil and Watercolour:
father and daughter

Friday, 19 April 2013

Starry night on the mountain in Norway

2005, when I was taking my Animation Bachelor Degree in Norway, I took an optional course -outdoor life. In one of the trips that took place in the course, we had one self camping night with smaller group of 3 person.

My group had chosen a spot next to a stream and under a huge pine tree. Night sat in early when you are in Nature, about 8 o'clock I remember. I was lying in my sleeping bag, all tacked and ready to sleep however it was way too early a bed time for all of us. This one middle age Norwegian woman from a tiny little village (about 5-10 residents) in my group then started to sing a traditional Norwegian lullaby. It was beautiful and surreal, whilst I was staring at the stars through the tree branches.

One of these nights I will never ever forget about. And here I'm trying to capture the feeling.

And guess who?

Another fun sketch I painted. Guess who it is? --- ^_^
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Summery girl

I was quite a boyish girl during my teens and early twenties, it's a privilege to be young, sunshine and energetic! And of course, I was wearing Converse shoes(or similar kind) everywhere!
Was sorting my old sketches and found one that described this feeling pretty well, so I made this one based on that sketch.
And let's hope summer is finally near us!
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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Shoe - Watercolour test

So officially or not, I'm working on Shoe illustration book.

Trying out a watercolour look for Shoe Character, I also give her a name now -Edeline, which is an old fashioned English girls name which means noble or kind.

After a few test with photoshop, watercolour on paper, I'm most pleased with this one. Still looking into a work flow to work with pencil sketch, watercolour, photoshop etc. for the actual illustration work. Next step will be a test on Background.


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Friday, 15 February 2013

Venus in Fur

Some characters for my new work Waiting Room (coming soon):

1, Fur coat girl

2, Kido


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Friday, 1 February 2013

Snow London 1905

It was 1905, in the great city of London, 
cold winds blowing, 
snow is falling, from sky above.


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Monday, 7 January 2013

Oh My Days

Having read Daniel Clowes's "Ghost World" recently, I was inspired to re-work on an old project from 2010 Summer -"Oh My Days"(Directed by Netia Johns), which I had to design some comic style illustrations based on the Singer and Actor of the show.

Here it's a newer version I just made today.
Oh My Days

Here it's one of the older version from 2010.
Oh My Days-closeUp