Surutoco, an arm of RETRO Printing JAM - a studio that does risograph and silkscreen in Osaka, is a place for everyone who is interested in silkscreen, both professionals and amateurs, to get their hands on the craft.Read More
Made a calendar for 2019 to kickstart the rest of the year!Read More
One of the largest illustration fairs in the world, The Seoul Illustration Fair 2018 was held from 27th - 31st July in COEX Exhibition Hall in downtown Seoul and featured more than 750 professional illustrators from all over the world.Read More
A hot and humid Saturday afternoon of watercolour painting with 12 very enthusiastic and inspiring attendees at my workshop with ItchyFingers by Sarah & Schooling. (Check out their many workshops too!)
Since Christmas is just weeks away, we painted cupcakes and gingerbread men, and Christmas stollen and the fruitcake!
Each participant got to bring home their watercolour palette, brush and everything else on the table like the gingerbread man!
Upon giving a short demonstration on basic light and shadows, Colours and controlling the paintbrushes and water, off we go painting from the basics of a pingpong, to the ginger men and cakes!
The idea of this workshop is to introduce a new hobby to people who have always felt that drawing and painting is something complex that you will need talent to do it. Most of them came after breaking their wall of fear, afraid that they won't be painting beautifully.
But in fact, at least to me, there's no such thing as an ugly painting!
I've always thought that there's no such thing as talent in the arts because everyone expresses things in their own way and see things in their own perspective. Same goes for the output of ideas, sounds and images! What really matters is having fun while painting, and putting your sight and sounds on paper!
So I'm really glad that everyone enjoyed the session and that everyone couldn't stop painting till the end of the afternoon !
Might be going home in Singapore in March 2016 for a short weekend so keep a lookout on another Watercolour session! And hopefully I'll see you there! :)
Had my first experience drawing on coffee cups with lots of fun and artists last Saturday at Shibuya's FabCafe "Drawing to Go" !