I probably do have a bit of a hand fetish, but it’s not hard to understand why hands are so compelling, than say feet (eww)—what delicacy, what violence, what tenderness, what motions human hands are capable of. It’s fascinating. For me, I like watching people work with their hands, especially crafts. My mum’s a fine [...]
And now for something different. I drew this on my iPad, which explains why it doesn’t look very polished. I’ll need to practice more. I bought the Sketchbook Pro app and am having fun, which is probably more important. This is Mera, who must be the most bad-ass and sweet superhero in DCnU. Go and [...]
I thought of Hermione from Harry Potter for my response because even though she fears failure and has insecurities, she always knows what she wants and is always true to herself (Emma Watson’s words there too). She doesn’t seek out popularity or fame. She just happens to be the best friend of the Boy Who [...]
In between doing what I’m supposed to be doing and what I’m really supposed to be doing, I whipped this fanart up—gee when was the last time I did fanart on a novel? :P OK, I have incentive, because I really, really, really, really, really, really want to win the manga preview of Gail Carriger’s [...]
Thought I’d get this week’s Illustration Friday out of the way before the new working week (s’gonna be KER-RAZY). Can’t tell you how delighted I was to see SUSPENSE as the key topic. That got my noir love going all sorts of places. Hee! I referenced an awesome Detective Stories cover from my copy of [...]
Remember at the very beginning of Jane Eyre (the 2011 movie) when Jane barges out of Thornfield Hall, and never once looks back, just walks FORWARD? Yeah, powerful stuff. And because I am such a masochist for Victorian misery, I very much enjoyed drawing up the anguished Jane here. Tried a different technique in Photoshop [...]
I saw Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows last night, and I enjoyed it immensely—it was campy, fun and tense. And of course, a visual stunner. I loved the side characters, Mycroft (Stephen Fry FTW), Irene, and Simza, while Jared Harris was delicious as Moriarty. The unresolved tension between Watson and Holmes seems to have [...]
From tomorrow the Year of the Dragon begins—it is my year (just think the next Year of the Dragon will be when I turn 36, omg), so I hope that it is a very good one. I forgot how coveted a dragon baby is, how much luck they supposedly bring. After all, a dragon trumps all the other animals, really. Which isn’t exactly fair. At dinner tonight, my dad was like “yeah, right, you bring me luck.” Heh, tough love to the end, as always.
In honour of my zodiac, I worked on an illustration for several hours in my down time last week, which eventually turned into a wallpaper.
I declare this day Batman Candy Wednesday! Well, OK, every day ought to be Batman day… I am perpetually in a DC Comics frame of mind it seems. When I first saw the prompt word, this just somehow meandered into my mind. I can never get enough of Bruce in a half-dressed state in the [...]
This week’s Illustration Friday topic is grounded. I spent about 2.5 hours working on this, which I consider very slow. And this despite working very roughly. Originally I had a sketch of Batman holding up traffic lights, one red light and one green light (go figure, Kryptonite!) which would then “ground” Superman. But in the [...]
And so I continue my recap of China 2011 with Part Two in Suzhou and Wuxi!
Welcome to 2012! Kickstarting the year I am proposing that I do Illustration Friday every week for the whole of 2012. It’s been a while since I last participated. You can check the tag and see just how long ago it’s been!
So that’s 52 illustrations in one year. Surely that’s not difficult (!).
This week’s topic is highlight.