So, the Inktober 2018 and Slowvember drawings have finally been processed, packaged, and sent out to print, I thought I’d reviewed a few of my smaller zines that I’ve printed in the past year.
The DIMs: Alice & Co. was one of my favourite zine project from 2015. I love the subject matter (favourite book, characters, and particular passage!) and absolutely enjoyed designing them. In fact, I have so many more designs for each of these characters that I included in the zine that I may consider rendering them properly and organise them into another bigger zine project in the future. My only regret for this zine was the page limit that I limited myself to during that time.
This DIMs collection came out of my curiosity of “how many different kind of masks can I come up with within a month?” Although the drawings were not done within 30 -day, the concept for each of the masks in this zine was drafted out within that set period. It was a pretty fun project for me, while exposing myself for my limited imagination regarding the subject. May visit this idea again sometime, but maybe in conjunction with something else. Personally, I quite like this zine (short and sweet =P), but the concept wasn’t very well received among my friends; it appears that the masks creeped them out somewhat. Am I the only one who found these stuff cool as hell!?
One of the Daily Ink Mini series (DIMs) zine from 2017. This is pretty much a collection of all the small animal drawings (in ink) that I had in my sketch book at that point. Most of the image reference came from instagram and pinterest. As these are by no means the only animal drawing I have in my books, there’s definitely gonna be another animal-theme zine in the future.
Taking it slow after the go-go drawing schedule of Inktober. Here’s a “mashup (?)” of some of the characters from the Inktober challenge.
Considering that I figured that the only time I have to do this will be during the total of 40 minutes commute I have each day, I settled on this 2-room, look-through-the-windows style design (tips for lazy ass like me, wink*). I really had fun drawing this one, I hope you guys we’ll have fun looking at these too =]
Brainstorm – sketch – struggle – struggle more – cursed the limited 24-hr day one has – repeat.
It’s been a busy year, but October – Inktober had really claimed the crown for the MOST HECTIC time of the year so far! If I have the choice, I’ll never try juggling a month full of animal experiments with a-ink-piece-a-day challenge. The schedule almost crushed me completely (well, I did become sick half way through…), but hey, I weathered through it! Good job me! Lets try it again next year =]
Here are some sketches I did while brainstorming the design for some of the pieces. For the finished drawings, please go to the Inktober2018 page through the project tab.
some of the sketches for a few of the inktober pieces.
sketches and digitally inked version or the Inktober 2018 zine
The theme RGB really only applies at the beginning and the very end of this sketch (digital) piece, as they were the key colours for the individual characters (x3) I did here. This was a fun one; I’ll definitely be doing more in this series.
putting in those colours
So, during a recent prolonged hospital visit away from home, I finally got around to do a (more) detailed and proper (??) drawing on my iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Although I do do sketches of objects or figures in Procreate periodically, I have never done a full page (A4) drawing pass the draft-stage on the device so far. Therefore, the idea of starting one on the blank 12” screen kinda left me, well, “blank” for awhile there, for the lack of a better word. Nevertheless, the sense of lost-ness sort of transfered itself on to the “page” (ie. screen) as I blotted down shades and silhouettes of characters that eventually turned into the images below. As the piece took shape, I decided to name the drawing “Rob and the Robot :: How do we get there?” Hopefully, the drawings and the context of this drawing will make the meaning/reason(s) of this piece pretty obvious to you, the reader. Anyhow, I feel pretty good with this one may consider to the do a few more pieces in the “Rob and the Robot” series. We’ll see.
A two-piece set drawn with certain game characters in mind. This may be considered a sorta fan art, I guess.
The theme for the 2016 Design 100 Somethings is: OLIVE
This one will be a very different kinda series from the last one.
This is yet another little personal drawing “project” of mine. This will be a four-character series, where I’ll use them to practice character design, screen-tone application, and colour etc. The finished b/w and coloured pieces will be archived here under PROJECTS =]