Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 60: Private

Hi Guys, due to some circumstances
the visual for the commission book are not
allow to be shown here.

Only after it's published.

Will republished the images in the future, k?

Anyway, will be painting over this, one of the
first few paintings I did for my first run
at 30dayartist. This marks the ending of
a chapter and begins anew.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Painting over this, one of the early paintings I did when i first started 30dayartist, to mark the ending of a chapter and begins anew.

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it's been a long time, but hell-yeah, gonna paint tonight! at the studio!

Day 59: Work-work-work-worries-work

Been working hard whole day.
One page after another.
Is the only way to get my mind
of other things.

My heart longs.
It feels like it's been squeezed.

I moss.


damn almost spilled my ink. my heart just pulled. *gasp*

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

storm is coming...embrace yourself.

Day 58: Money, I love you!

I actually dropped a big shoot just to
work on Patrick Teoh's book.

If guys have not heard of him, he is
quite a Malaysian icon for speaking
the truth in a very cynical way.

I love his articles in The Edge,
and it's my great honor to the
illustrations for his book.

I'm very blessed to have the choice to drop
a high paying film-production job and work
on this book.

Don't ask me how much I'm getting paid for it,
you wouldn't want to know. And wouldn't compared
to the production job.

"I'm in for the art, not the money."

Wish I've the privilege to say this

Urghhh.. money, I love you!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 57: Financial

Ahh...don't even get me started.

Will survive, will survive.

Scary, but will survive..


What a beautiful opening scene of House season 7....

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 56: Dropping

I'm actually turning out big budget shoot jobs
just to do art.

This is how much I love to do art.

But it's only till the end of this year.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 55: Concentrate.

Time is running out.

Datelines coming.

So many things to read.

So many obligations.

Then bills to pay.

Life is difficult, but I learn
from a dear friend 'Roll with it'.

I'm rolling....


Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 53: Back

Ah... after taking couple days off,
it's really difficult to pick myself
back up again.

Datelines are motivation!

These are the 1st pencil draft for
a new book I've commissioned to do.

Just got another offer today to
do book illustration for a known personality
in Malaysia.

Keeping my fingers crossed first before
the project is confirm.


Day 53: Back

Ah... after taking couple days off,
it's really difficult to pick myself
back up again.

Datelines are motivation!

These are the 1st pencil draft for
a new book I've commissioned to do.

Just got another offer today to
do book illustration for a known personality
in Malaysia.

Keeping my fingers crossed first before
the project is confirm.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 48: Break

I'm taking a break from the drawing table
for today.

After 4 days of non-stop drawing the
Harvey Pekar, I need to rest and regain
my memento for Butterflies.

Till then.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 47: Harvey Part 4

Finished. Will continue Butterflies tonight.

Exhausted... need sleep. Hands cramped.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 46: Harvey Part 3

Finished inking 2 pages. 2 more to go.

Will work on them now.

Standby, will post all of them by

So excited.


a day will come when Singapore is rich enough to buy over Malaysia. Heh. Happy Malaysia Day.

Day 45: Harvey Part 2

Phew.. so glad the pencils are finished.

Will go ink them now.

I'm abit late in the posting.

Am actually quite proud of the pencils
and the speed I can go now.

I think it would have taken me more
days to finish these pencils if it wasn't
for the past month of I doing comics
consistently every day.

So it proves again;

the more you do, the better you get.

So go do, friends!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

i don't mind losing my phone in exchange of winning that important star.. :)

Day 44: Harvey Part 1

I've stopped doing Butterflies for awhile
and work on the Harvey Pekar story for
a mag. The dateline is end of the month.

I've finished pencils half of it.

Will on the other half tonight.

Keep you guys updated.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 43: Roll with it

There are too many obstacles in life.

One after another.

It never ends.

Guess the best way to deal with them
are to roll with it.

Move along.

Play along.


i find the best way to eat a cupcake is with a tea spoon.

Day 42: Acceptance

Everybody wants to be accepted.

But we have to accept ourselves first.

The truth.

Accepting sometimes can be hard.

But it is a start.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 41: -

Due to special reason, there won't be any pages today.'s like the universe isconspiring not to let me sleep. I almost did then a call came in!

i know the truth now.

Day 40: Waiting

The waiting is the hardest part.

You linger. You are drained.

I never like waiting.

But I torment myself all the time.

I wait.

Is it worth it?

Too many times I've been disappointed.

Yet I foolishly wait..

Hoping one day, it'll come.

I think it'll come.

But it never does.

That's what waiting is about.

You wait not knowing whether it will come...


i'm so tired...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

i can't believe i was lied...(again)

you know yr country's economy is still find when you still can get 4 budweisers and a pack of Winston for RM50. Got spare change some more!

Day 39: Ughh....

Through out the day, I do many things.

When not working, I sleep.

I enjoy sleeping.

Well, I'm a lazy arse.

Every morning when I wake up,
it takes really long for
me to drag myself off bed.

I'll sleep until I can't sleep
anymore. Till I feel frustrated
as hell.

I've got 2 different commissioned comics
to work on next.

Lazy. But I got to do it.

Here are the pages for today, ughhh.....


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Day 38: Mistakes

We all make mistakes.

I don't care much of the forgiveness
of that someone. I worried more
bout forgiving myself.

I find it hard sometimes.
I'm very critical.
I keep incestuously my own mind.

Make myself feel bad.

Reminding myself not to make
the same mistakes again.

Again and again.

Till I'm so disgusted with
the mistake, till I feel numb.

And forgets. But never forgive.

May peace be with you.


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Day 37: Manifest thoughts.

We get scared sometimes.

Let's get real;

we all want a good life.

Fancy car, big house, good food,
beautiful wife, loving husband,
travel the world, famous.

If an artist tells you they
don't give a shit, either
they are lying, or they're stupid,
or they are from the past.

Once there was an artist friend who told
me he had always wanted to break into film.
And that he don't mind the pay, he just
want to learn.

I offer him a job one day, he turned
it down because he was too afraid to lose
his current graphic design job.

The future, the unknown.

Well, I do think about it,
but I try not to. I try to
be content with what I have.

Most of the time while I'm at my drawing table,
which some of you might know, that comics
take a really long time to craft out,
we imagine. Our mind is hardly at our brush
stroke. It's almost like driving. One side
of your mind is driving naturally, changing
the gears, avoiding cars, while yr other side
brain is thinking of what to eat for lunch later.
Your mind tend to focus more on what to eat
rather than the drive, which you have accustomed
yourself to. Driving; secondary. Lunch; primary.

So when I draw, I imagine my 'lunch';
my future.

In my imagination,
Sometimes I prosper, Sometimes I suffer.

Sometimes it gets really depressing,
I try to focus back on the present.
I am happy with my present.
But no doubt I have fear of my future.

These mixture of thoughts that I have
while I'm drawing, affects my art and the

I feel that's how you upload your soul
and your voice into your work+Art;

You manifest thoughts while you are
working. Secondary; work Primary; thoughts

Till tomorrow.


Monday, September 06, 2010

Day 36: Happy Hour

I celebrate my hard work by drinking.

Drinking alone is never as fun as drinking
with a group of friends. Remember; it's friends,
not colleagues, so your conversation won't be
work related.

Alcohol serves like a lubricant to conversation.

I know, some might say, why
would you need lubricant.
It is like sex rite?
You won't need lubricant if each party is..
nevermind, will save that for another topic.

After a long day at work, your working mode
has been turn ON for more than 8 hours.
Imagine yourself as a drilling machine,
even after switching it off, you'll still
feel the vibration and heat.

You've been drilling for too damn long.

And you've got no time to waste. Probably
after dinner say 9pm, you'll probably need
to go back and sleep asap to prepare yourself
tomorrow. And I bet while you are showering
or sleeping, your mind still lingers on of
your work.

TV or other forms of entertainment won't work
as well as alcohol. Your mind might still be thinking
about that terrible deal you just made with a client
while Iron Man is kicking the bad guy's ass.

I know it almost sound like a drug habit.
But seriously, why you think humans invented beer?

So drink up with your friends, happy hour, 7pm-8pm!
It helps to take your mind off work.

Just make sure you don't drink too much though.
You might end up really drunk and waking up
next morning with a terrible hangover.
That ought-ta screw up yr working mode.

The following scenes have been taking me
really long to ink. Ahh--now where's my Guinness?

so excited for Album Leaf tomorrow! Are you goin?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Day 35: Sleep

My sleep hours have been flipped.

Early August I was fine. Slept latest at 3am,
then wake up at 10am. So I either choose to
illustrate at the morning or at night.

But now, just because one day I screwed up
my sleeping hours, now I can't seem to adjust

I slept at 9am yesterday and woke up
at 3pm.

Sigh. Gotto adjust back the hours.

Got to.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Day 34: Lack of Sleep

Couldn't sleep very well last night.

Morning woke up, had to send mom's car
to the workshop.

Lack of time. Lack of sleep.

Here's 2 page:

Thursday, September 02, 2010

happy birthday @bfmradio !

i hate friday traffic and i know you know why.

The revised Jalan Sehala at Brickfields are not helping!

Day 33: Communication

At this age of time, having talent is not good enough.
You'll need the social skill to get along.
To present yourself. To demonstrate your skill.

To be able to speak, is very important.

People will nominate you for roles
with your capability of communicating.

We are after all in a communication world.

But all just talk and no walk is pointless too.

You'll soon be disclose of your scheme if
once seen through.

You either cover yrself really well
or suffer to be tramp on.

I've worked with many people like that.
They normally don't like my harshness of
confronting them when I disclose bluntly
of the hollowness in them.

You either start buckling up of what you
should know, or stop showing off little
bits and pieces you've read in academic books.

Go get the experience! Crapping out from
books won't get you far very long.

Go actually write a script!
Go actually participate in a shoot!
Go get editing software and practice at home.

I do know how some people get to their position
despise their incapability to perform their role.

Heh. You can't bullshit a bullshiter.

So see the importance of communication?

Know it well, and you'll prosper in a lie
that will never be unfold.



Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Day 32: Push it, stretch it!

I started doing push ups on daily basis
since early this year.

It begun when I and a couple of friends
were pretty drunk in a party,
I was challenged to do push-ups.

I survived doing 10.

Next morning my arms were so sore,
moving slightly hurts.

A week later, I tried doing 10 again.
Hands sore less.

Next morning, I did another 10.
Didn't hurt.
Consecutively I did for the entire week
10 every morning.

The following next week, I push myself
and survived 5 more, that's like 15.

And then next week, I pushed another 5.
Total of 20.

To date, I'm doing average 50 push-ups a day now.

I'm very amazed how the Japanese manga artist
can pull out so many pages a month.

Their industry must have evolved quite

I'm currently trying to push that bar
with my comic.

Need to draw faster, yet effectively.

Here are the pencils, which I've spent
way too much time on.

Till the evolution comes.