Thursday, 15 December 2011

it was my honour...

He started off with a very humble beginning. From a dairy product salesman to a property tycoon, with almost 5 decades of entrepreneurship, it weren't easy at all. I met Tan Sri Tan Lai Kim 2 days ago. He was a very warm, friendly and humble man. Even though he rejected our designs, we had a short tea session and exchange our views. He told us that he loves horses and so I decided to draw him a Horse painting. He specifically requested to draw a horse couple. And I did. Both our meeting with him were filled with laughter and he gave us durians which he planted them personally. I am happy that I presented him the painting. It is also to reinforce our relationship with this client who has been with us for the last 3 years.

these are a few of my favourite things...:)

Friday, 9 December 2011


It was a difficult piece to do but I managed to pull it through. Quite hard to master the skill of drawing muscles especially on animal. But its a nice process. This piece will be sold to a family friend. I hope that she will like it :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Ready For Sale...

My drawings will be parting with me next weekend... :( sad. I will have to get used to this feeling. An artist once told me, we must learn to be DETACHED. Drawing or any artistic act requires focus and concentration. Its a personal moment as every stroke, colour and even finishing will trigger the emotions. It is very hard to explain that feeling. It does has a therapeutic effect from our daily stressful life. I enjoyed this feeling. And my painting is the only witness and evidence through this experience. Its personal and so my only wish is that the people who bought my work will be able to cherish it like a legacy.

Monday, 5 December 2011

My Vintage World

I was born in the 70s. An era of retro stuff, The Beatles and all the happy shiny people. Its in me. I just love these vintage stuff. Been always wanted a Vespa. I am always jealous with my 70 years old neighbour who ride around my house area with it. Even though his vespa looks really bad, still i am not very happy the fact that the old man was riding it and not me. hahahah! Here are a series of drawings i have done lately, celebrating the great design of the 70s. Enjoy. :)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

If only I could think like Salvador Dali...

I enjoy reading quotes...quotes by famous people in the past. They were all filled with Amazing thoughts and ideologies. Interesting.

Even though it was taken back in the 40s, this piece of work is still giving a mind blown effect.

"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."

Salvador Dali...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Pepper, My Love...

She was one of those girls in school that would make all the boys gone crazy and head over hill for. Yeah, thats Pepper. 16 years of friendship and we are still crazy and laughing at some unspoken jokes. There were so much fun and happiness when we are together. We carried each other through our ups and downs. She may appear to be a little snobbish or proud but her soul is so kind and beautiful. Love her so much. I am blessed to have her as my BFF in my life. :)

Thursday, 17 November 2011


Finally today, I find the time to propose to my client about what I can do for their wall. Nothing fantastic but its gonna take me a while to do it... :( Time to get the easel set up and paint some serious drawings... :( too much fun and play. Time to work, Dora!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

I can't sleep...

I am very sleepy yet I am still wide awake. Thanks to the 6 cups of Earl Grey I drank today. It was a crazy Monday and I was traveling around NON-STOP...From Bank to Post Office to Bank again then to a 4pm Meeting and back to Office and then another 7pm meeting till 12am. Total Madness. I wasn't prepared for a Long Monday. So I was really upset and moody. However, I must say that our meetings were all very constructive and it has been a very productive day. I should be happy. Now that I am wide awake, I couldn't stop thinking about things especially my personal safety. I was worried of mid-night Burglary. Burglars that climbed over roof top to enter a house to commit crimes etc. I am seriously scared. I have my teddy bear with me..a metal tripod next to me and a bible next to me. A quick prayer of Safety and thats it. I honestly can't think anymore and decided to leave everything to God's hands. I didn't draw at all tonight... and I feel so shitty. "Please, Lord...don't make tomorrow like today. I need to take a break before my long day on Wednesday. Amen!"

Friday, 11 November 2011

Kueh Bankit

Lately I am totally crazy about the feel of Pastel...I can draw with it almost every night. I realized that i love the texture of it and also the finishing. But to be honest, there aren't many who will appreciate my finishing. So I have to keep practicing with it till I am confident and also skilled enough to come out with a series. :) Here's a glimpse of the making :)

The finished product

My pastel version of Kueh Bankit...
Its very challenging to draw as you need to work on the detail at the same time mastering on the light and shade of it...
My messy workstation..
My references
My client's expectation

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Lately I was being approached by someone to draw some paintings for a Boutique Hotel. And they wanted me to explore Black And White using Charcoal. I have never use Charcoal to draw before but I was willing to take up the challenge by exploring into it. So I went to Art Friends to get some art material to work on the request. I got in Charcoal, Pastel and also some light weight papers. For 2 nights, I was exploring this new medium and to my surprise the effect turned out to be pretty cool and I love it. I realized that in life, we have to learn to take up challenges and not be afraid if all fails. After all, its the experience and process that we were after and they will shape us to a better person. So these were the experimental process. Enjoy...

In Full Pastel on black paper
My 3 version of Ang Ku Kueh
My version of Ink, Watercolour and Pastel
Pastel on Black Paper
Pencil, Charcoal & Pastel...

Friday, 28 October 2011

Doggie Dog Day

One of my clients has a beagle. She sent me several picts to show me how cute he is. His name is Toffee sounds like Coffee. So I decided to draw Toffee...

And honestly, Toffee is really cute doggie. :)
I Love TOFFEE...

Sunday, 23 October 2011

an interesting project

About few weeks ago, someone from my FB asked me to draw her an owl to tattoo. SO I took it up and did some research on it. She wanted a combination of Tawny Owl (face) with Chaco Owl it was rather challenging for me. But I still did it :)

Here's a little sharing of how I usually paint my drawings...
First, I will start of with a very detailed pencil sketch
I will use pencil to indicate the light and dark
Then I will continue by inking my drawing
Once its done, I will use watercolor to color it...
Voila~! all done.. :)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

planting new babies...

I called my 'mama' in Australia today. I miss her laughter and her voice. Been almost a year I haven't seen her. I called her to ask about some planting tips. Knowing that she loves plants and now with my ever growing Sabah Snake Grass, I decided to call her to get some advice how to get them multiplied. Not very often I am exposed to planting or gardening, the last time I had a touch of it was during my primary school days. Basically just growing bean sprouts. Hahahah! But this Sabah Snake Grass has gotten me quite serious. With both hands having a touch of planting and gardening. I love it. I enjoy watching the plants grow and reaching out to the sun every morning.

Mama told me that she going to stay longer in Australia till Elyna turns 2. I wish mama is here and I could bring her over to my place to show her the plant that she once helped me to grow while they were still babies. :) Now they have turned so adult that I have to cut them and make more new plants. Baby plant has grown to become parents today. Am so happy :)
My 'granddaughter'

my 'daughter's' leaves are as big as the length of my palm
these leaves are all prepared to juice the next day. They help to prevent cancer and also have a detox purpose.
My daughter :)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Write all you want...

An article published. Written by a NON-APPLE user. Yeah, Steve Jobs is not great but what does the author knows? Has he experienced the first computer with colored screen and different fonts? Has he felt the first time owning a phone with all happening applications? I don't think so and he has the guts to write all that and claiming that he is a Non-Apple user?? I don't buy what he said. And surprisingly, there were people said it was GOOD. Obviously, they too are Non-Apple users. Well, if you are an Apple user and you write this article then maybe I would look at what and why the person has written such article. So honestly, I couldn't bothered to read or care what the person wrote and I won't take back what I have written about Steve Jobs. To me, its still a great LOST! Because since 12 years old, Apple has been a great impact in my childhood. Whatever Steve Jobs has done, did make a big difference in the industry and our lives.