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

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

happy new year

holidays are not forever, unforch. ): 
it's back to work tomorrow, biatch!

old heels new life

these babies have been in my shoe cabinet over 2 years. not worn at all and in really good condition. am thinking of selling these precious heels away. anyone interested?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


this time last year, I was exhibition prepping for a module grad show, led by local artist, Tang Da Wu. good times. (:

Friday, November 22, 2013


some time ago (last year), I helped a friend with her "dog school" branding. this apparently came to a hiatus when all of us were busy with school and commitments. 

play-school for pre-schoolers!

latest project! (: i love the colours!