Caricature of Singaporeans

Caricature of Ms. Catherine Lim
Four pieces of my artworks were selected for the Caricature SG. It is an exhibition featuring caricatures of 50 famous Singapore personalities drawn by caricaturists from all over the world. The event is held in conjunction with International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA), Singapore Minicon and is part of SG50 (Singapore's 50th year of independence) celebration.

Among the four caricatures, the colored caricature of Catherine Lim, a famous Singaporean author, is my most recent work and was done specifically for this exhibition. This is my first completed artwork in a very long time and I am quite happy with it.

Face Sketches

Towards the end of last year, I set myself a challenge to do at least a head sketch each day. This exercise was inspired by Chris Legaspi of, The image on the left is a compilation of all the head sketches I did last year. You can click on it to see the bigger version.

My intention was to finish drawing all the photos in Freshdesigner reference photo gallery However, this exercise was disrupted by a year-end overseas trip and I did not get back to it after that. I still want go back again and draw all the photos.

Pencil Portrait by Banzchan on Deviantart

When I first saw the commissioned pencil portrait by Banzchan from Deviantart about a month ago, I thought they were what I want to do - to draw from photo in my own style.

I wanted to blog about his work a while ago but did not get to do it. Earlier today, I was surfing Deviantart and could not find Banzchan's gallery. After a lot of hunting and searching on the internet, I finally manage to locate it. It seems that I have remembered his nickname wrongly. So, I think I better blog about it quickly since I am at it.

The Daily Zoo - Chris Ayers and His Sketchbook

I came across "The Daily Zoo Year 2" in Basheer bookshop last weekend and was immediately enchanted by it. The book is a collection of animal sketches done by Chris Ayers. In the book, he explained that the project started after a year he was diagnosed with leukemia and the initial idea was to draw an animal a day for a year. However, he continued with the habit after a year of drawing.

The book was filled with funny and creatively caricatured animals. It was really inspiring and made me want to start sketching daily too.