Friday, 13 December 2013

Tablet Sketches

Here are a few sketches that I made on the Nexus 7 tablet with Sketchbook Pro. I used a Bamboo stylus, which I found to be a great sketching tool as the weight and body of the pen is really nice.

This was a sketch based on the monkey king in Chinese mythology. I really like the character and it has also been a favourite with other artists. Everyone has their own unique take on the character and I thought I would give it a shot as well. 

I decided to go with the punk monkey and made him badass with tattoos and a long insane tongue. I'm really happy with the end result and took it into Photoshop on my laptop and gave it a quick paint job. I was simply experimenting with color and shapes along with some photo collage. 

The photo I used was of a giant neon sign of the Glico man in Dotonbori, Japan. I loved the bright neon lights contrasted with the dark background of the building and found it suitable for the character. It also gave me a good starting point from which I could pull color and shapes.

This one was for the Global Portrait Day that happened a couple of months ago. I didn't have a computer handy on the day so I decided to do mine on the tablet. I chose an expression that would best describe me - odd. Intially I was thinking of working in a cool palette and sticking to that as I had limited time to get this one done. However, I felt in the end that I needed some POP! I decided to go with the good old orange on blue approach and kept it only to one eye so it creates a little asymmetry. I'm not too happy with the end result but I did learn while making it. Also, it got me to familiarize myself a little bit more with the Sketchbook Pro interface.


 Friend at dinner on Halloween - haha

A quick sketch of my girlfriend Cheryl Loh, who is an awesome designer and illustrator - The setting is a Starbucks in Osaka, Japan. I think this was one of the few sketches I actually did in Japan. I was very optimistic about sketching on the tablet in Japan but the convenience of a paper sketchbook just seemed to out weigh the tablet.

Scury beat-man lingering in the dark forest. A quick little mood sketch.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Drawtober sketches and a wrestler

I've been participating in this daily sketch challenge called Drawtober over at I've only been a part of it for three days so far but it's reaaaaaly fun and gets the art juices flowing.

If anyone wants to participate in this daily challenge, just head over to this this link for the details:

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Humpback Giant sketch

Got a new computer and Photoshop CS6 so just wanted to play around with the preset brushes.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Quick sketch while we were resting after a long day of walking :D

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Tablet test post

Hey world,

Me girlfriend and I are leaving for two months to go to Japan! :D

Along the way I want to populate this blog with drawings and painting. This drawing was done on my Asus Nexus 7 tablet and it was drawn in a program called Sketchbook pro.

I'm really excited to share my experience with you all!

Stay tuned :)