Friday, July 17, 2015

art exhibition 2015

first ever in 56 years of history! 
so so honoured to be tasked to head this event! 
featuring works from both staff and students.
super exciting!
do come down to support if you're free (: 

meanwhile, here's a preview of my painting (: 
(she needs a nose job, badly)
W O R K  • I N  • P  R O G R E S S

Friday, June 26, 2015

I miss nippon

doodled again during staff meeting. love the fact that I have my trusty ballpoint pens and sketchbook with me whenever I need 'em.

Monday, June 22, 2015

do you krav maga?

this was my brief

then I made some changes. 

considering I finished this in about under 30 min, I think I'm quite incredible.
ok, maybe not. something random for an e-mailer.

I made a wallpaper

feel free to download! (: just click on da pikchaaaa~

Saturday, June 13, 2015

japan in pictures

popped by some places in japan last week. 
really missing the cities I left my traces in.
would definitely be back for more of japan.
japan's got my heart, for sure.

a-bomb dome, hiroshima 広島県

gi-on, kyoto 祇園、京都市
shinsaibashi, osaka 心斎橋、大坂

Friday, December 19, 2014

travel sketches

recently, my fellow artist-peers went on a discovery trip/learning journey with me to malaysia. was supposed to be a trip to wander around for food + attending a friend's wedding but it turned out to be something greater (and grave as I suffered from food poisoning). 

we met local artists and had much discussions with them while exploring their beautiful galleries. visited other art galleries as well. penang alone was a gem.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

admits one

Saturday, November 8, 2014

i painted

I haven't painted since undergrad days. like seriously. I haven't had any inspirations to paint, neither the motivation to do so since I've been told I really sucked at anything artistic by my professors and peers. 

well, I decided to paint my very own rendition of the café terrace on the place du forum by van gogh. so much feel in this work.

far cry from the original, but I guess this is the beauty of it (it has the miss jae essence).

Sunday, November 2, 2014

kill them with kindness

responding evil with kindness. hopefully I get to remember this mantra for the coming year as everything gets tougher. as usual, 2 versions because I can't decide.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

c'est ne pas une pipe

inspired by one of my all-time favourite artists, rene magritte (ceci n'est pas une pipe), as well as the very talented hand-lettering illustrator sean mccabe, I made these. (pls excuse my french! I only realised that after drafting in pen ):)

le processus
the artwork took me 2 hours from start till the end. 

Friday, October 17, 2014


I was at a staff retreat. I got bored and I doodled. Forgive me. ):

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

" I know I have a heart..."

pencil sketch under an hour//
found a quote from wizard of oz, drew the man//

" I know I have a heart, because it's breaking..."

Friday, September 19, 2014


So very recently, I was given the grand role of being the designer-in-chief or simply, the Design I/C of my committee's latest project.

I was supposed to be on medical leave, but I guess I'm a workaholic. Managed to get whatev's below done within 5 hours, from 9pm till 2am. I really do work best at night. Experiments after experiments, I came up with the following.

Fortunately, the bigger bosses up there liked my designs and were gushing about it (according to my colleague) but they thought the space between the girl's ponytail and her head looked like a telephone (for some reason, that lady gaga's song rang inside my head. no puns intended). I just needed to change that and the colours of the tickets. Black and white were too basic (and easily forge-able). So I got my machines working again.

BOOM! 24 BRAND NEW COLOUR CHOICES! 12 SETS! It's like throwing my committee members and I/C into a candy store to pick out something they fancied. Eventually, they chose one of my faves.

How d'you like 'em all? (:
(pardon the layout glitches. got 'em fixed.)

Got the printed tickets! Overexposed but whatevs.

I also did a version with the cast. Highly requested and my student wasn't skilled enough to do it, so I managed to photoshop both heads into the template on illustrator. 

This below, is a door gift for the VIP. Some of them didn't really want theirs so I get to keep one! 
The bottom one was the A0 poster that greeted the guests at the entrance. I kinda like it, heh.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

illustrating with love

I haven't been drawing much lately. If i ever do, they're really for clients or for people who matter very much to me.

Last fall, I did my best-b*tch's card before he left Singapore for good. I was utterly devastated and finished this piece within 12 hours before filling it up fully (to the brim) with thoughts/bitchings/last words before I see him again in France/loves and passing it to him before his flight.

Needless to say, he has this up on his wall. (:

This following number is something I did for my significant other for our anniversary. I chose a short quote from "The Wedding Date".

"I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met."

I really like this quote but thought I could have done better with the typography. oh wells! as long as he likes it, I'm good (:

Saturday, July 5, 2014

cindy's make up and skincare classes

yep. I'm back! haven't had a lot of time lately to update. ): but hey! I'm back! I'm back!
so recently, i just helped a friend with some name card designs. this was the final one I chose out of all the possibilities. something simple and girly, as per request. you like? :p