Monday, December 17, 2012


Some quick, random designs of humanoid reptiles.

I imagined they are more desert-based, hence the warm colour tones. However, they should be excellent climbers and swimmers too (this explains their bulky upper body and tail for balance). Their lanky physique is meant for speed since they need to be quick in catching their meal or avoid being one.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Parenthood is wonderful, folks!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

DigiCon6 and IPCC Super Pitch 2012

Ladies and gentlemen,

As one of the storyboard artists and assistant directors of Giggle Garage, I would like to thank everyone who had voted for ORIGANIMALS... because it had snagged FIRST PLACE of DigiCon6 (We now have the chance to compete with other entries from all over Asia in Japan)!


Congratulations to Glue Studios - their IP, RIMBA RACER, ties on first place with the beautiful Sunsastera for the IPCC Super Pitch this year (which is a first time for such an event)! I had the pleasure of working alongside the wonderful talents involved in this project as the character designer and storyboard artist during the early stage of the project :) Do feast your eyes on their full sizzle trailer here.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Wild One and The Cruel Stormy Spice

Still in the mood for TMNT:

Based his design on the upcoming Nickelodeon 2012 series. I did not make up the kusarigama, but he still keeps his infamous nunchaku.

 Still entertaining the thought of ageing down Karai to April's age in the series, since I thought she would make an interesting rival for our favourite redhead in high school (I doubt that might happen though):
My take on her casual outfit - that is when she's not running Foot errands or attacking heroes in a half shell.

Based this one on Dan-Duncan's IDW Karai design.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Commission - Rogue and Gambit

I had an amazing series of smudged inks and spilled marker spatters while working on this piece. After several ruined cards, I have to say this one is the most successful :)

Ink and Copic Ciao! colour markers on 2.5" x 3.5" sketch card.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Brainy One

As a kid growing up in the 80's, it's only natural that TMNT will always be part of my childhood favourites. So when I've recently watched some SDCC 2012 trailers and clips for the upcoming TMNT animated series, I was immediately taken to the design and snappy 2D-esque animation style (although, it could have done without the influence of anime expressions IMHO). I also suspect the story writing might be tamer (in comparison to the 2003 series) to cater to the younger audience, but I'm geeking out anyway.

In whatever reincarnation, Donatello has always been my favourite. I got really nostalgic when they brought back Rob Paulsen to voice the brainy mutant terrapin (fun fact: he voiced Raphael in the 1987 TMNT series). I thought he suits Don quite well! So have some younger-looking Donny and an insert of Leo:

When it comes to range and power, I'll have you know he's my favourite selection in whichever TMNT games too.

A younger Karai, perhaps? I was taken to her role in the 2003 series, and I admit the 2007 movie design is hot.

Some random sketch.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Just playing around with Adobe Flash. Borked it up from the second half towards the end...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dot Dot Dot

Very quick doodles before the end of May. It has been quite a month.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Grimm Fairy Tales Sketch Cards

My contribution to 5finity's sketch card sets for Grimm Fairy Tales (published by Zenescope), 16 altogether. I think I did these in October 2011...

Done on 2.5"x3.5" sketch card with ink and Copic Ciao! colour markers.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My City

I have been listening to this song lately; while I don't exactly live in Kuala Lumpur, I have had enough experience to want to stay away from it (just to avoid the noise, busy life and crazy traffic). Anyway, I just thought it would be fun to loosely translate another local song.

I really love how poetic the words can be. It's really fun.

KOTARAYAKU (My City) - by Ultimet featuring Noh Hujan

Oh My city
A thousand and one tales
Forever engraved in your streets

This is the city that often says
If you're bold come and try me out
Who wants to be dared in everything
The city welcomes you with open arms

"What are your intentions?", when asked
The city will smile nonchalantly
Whatever you want, they're all poison
Come into my abode, come in, come in

So many secrets kept within
So many true stories with witnesses/victims
Some failures, some successes
Some just passing by, some achieving goals

Some are wealthy beyond belief
With too little rice but too much gravy
Some are lucky and some are unfortunate
Same old story with different characters
In Kuala Lumpur

Oh Kuala Lumpur
You never sleep
Nursing/Waking * fading dreams
Oh my city
A thousand and one tales
Forever engraved in your streets

In the city of two faces
It says honey but feeds you vinegar
After a caress, it breaks your heart
Steps on you after entertaining you

It swallows you in and quickly spits you out
A temporary affair with neverending regrets
Flashing lights blinding your hearts
Living a fast life in slow traffic

It doesn't joke but it is consistently laid back*
Scenery changes when the night descends
Watching the unwanted youths
Racing onwards on horsepower

Don't misbehave, try to fight back worries*
A lit candle and chasing ***** vapours
Where many have failed in its trials
Many still dare to challenge it
In Kuala Lumpur


I rest on its sidewalks
That has become a stop to reflect thoughts
I realized the city is only a theater
A live opera playing on its stage


( * = not sure about context)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Black Kitty

A quick rough doodle using ZBrush4R2

Sunday, January 29, 2012


My first entry for 2012. I'm so ashamed of myself...