Monday, May 30, 2011

My Sleeping Baby..

Illustration Friday's theme of ASLEEP makes me think about my baby in Heaven...

The first.. and last time I saw him, he was like in a very deep sleep... so peaceful... and his lips were so red. I still miss him and will always be.

" Syyyy... He's fast asleep now....," whispered Little Bear softly to the others.

For this illustration, I have decided to combine my pen & ink sketch with a bit of pencil shades (on the baby)... and Photoshop the colors... just for the fun of it :).

Take care, everyone.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Doomed 'King'.

Mr.Wiki said and I quote, "Widely known and revered in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits", the durian is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk."

Well, I don't have much to say. Just a funny thought I had after eating some delicious Durian last week. 
My dad hates the fruit. The smell is enough to send him out of the kitchen... and could make him dizzy too. 


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Macho Macho Maaaaan... lalala..

Kalerpalette finally claimed her winning gift of black&white caricature. Yeah, she's the one who won...
My April/ 2nd Giveaway Contest.
Yesterday was her Macho Man's Birthday! So this has become one of her 'special' gifts for him. Awwwww..

Have a Great Life, you guys!

Oh wait!! Look who's here...?

So there :).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To My Bro & Sis with Growing Love..

Each years passing by, I watch them grow. Each and everyone of my six younger brothers and sisters..

Now, I can't talk about children for I have no experience just yet. But as an eldest, sometimes I do feel almost like a parent. I saw and played with each and everyone of them since small. I took care of them when Mom was busy in the kitchen or doing other house chores. Of course, once in a while, I fought and yelled at them too.. teeheehee.. And then, when I was 13, I was sent off to boarding school, so I couldn't really keep my eyes on them anymore. I could only do that during semester breaks and holidays. Then one day, I went overseas to continue studies until 2 years after, I came back and found that there was quite a distance between me and them. They have quite grown up. While I was busy with my own life, they've carved their own too.

Of course, as parents you would hope all your children to be the best that they can be. But you can't hope for a tree to give the same taste and shapes of fruits to you. Not all fruits will end up falling on the same ground and give you another great tree. Each of us came from the same womb, yet each has different characters and with few similarities. Growing pains to our parents, at times. Eventually, everyone will follow his/ her own destiny... even though all of us might have the same interest at heart.

Today, I realized that my family is really growing old together. Two of my younger brother and sister are already married and have their own beautiful kids. Another sister is going to be engaged this year :). Another sister has finished her Diploma and continuing her study for a Degree soon. Another brother received his SPM result earlier this year and looking forward to study in a College or University soon... and lastly, the youngest sister is preparing for her UPSR this year. Phew. We have came a long way and yet sometimes, it feels like life has just begun... What I most thankful for is that all of my family members are still living quite close to each other and always find the opportunity to meet up at our parents' house despite of everything.

Some day, things will be different. Perhaps, one of us will move away or... maybe someone is going to study very far from home... or travel the world. That will be another phase of growing up process for life keeps changing.

This month of MAY, my youngest bro and sis were born 18 and 12 years ago. I made them something special... even though my gifts might be inexpensive, I sure hope they'll treasure the love that will keep on growing for them as long as I live :).

Love always,
Kak Long.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

When it Rains..

My heart and prayer go to the blessed souls of the orphans who died in the landslide yesterday in Kampung Gahal, Ulu Langat. Many believed the rainfall has caused the landslide. Until today, people are still searching for the bodies. Made me think how fragile this borrowed life is..

At the same time, Illustration Friday theme this time is SOAKED. How appropriate.

Everything in life comes in pairs- good & bad, yin & yang, positive & negative, pros & cons.... etc. That's how God has made things. Depending on the situations.. rain can be either way too.

While the news above made me feel sad, the word SOAKED made me recall a wet kitten in the rain.  It's funny how a fluffy furry cat could be so very thin and tiny when it's wet.

I remember when I was small, I found a wet kitten in the rain. She was all dirty and thin. But guess what happened when she was all dried up? Yup, she was the biggest fur ball & cutest kitten ever :)

Watercolor & Ink + Photoshop
Take care, everyone...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Sketch on Sunday too!

Head over to Sunday Sketches at BlueChairDiary to see a mix of artful creations made by people... who just enjoying art as art is. Sophie's dad (the host) is hospitalized... Let's hope he'll get well soon. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sweet Happiness

Watercolor & Ink + Photoshop, 2011

Some say that Happiness is a state of mind. 
I hope you're feeling happy right now :).

Oh yes, I believe I haven't recorded in my blog the simple Mother's Day Card I made for my siblings to sign in before giving it to our Mom.

Inside: " untuk mak yang paling BEST di donia!"/ for the BEST mom in the world!
Like I said, it was a simple one... but she definitely loved it!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Look Who's Cookin'

Owhh.. it's Emelly's dad :D.

Size A2, Watercolor, Ink & Pencil Color. May 2011.

Emelly is my one of my sweetest clients whom I did a "Couple Caricature" and a cool illustrated Story Board for her recent wedding.

She wanted a BIG caricature for her dad because he's opening a restaurant.. somewhere.. hmm.. I haven't had the chance to ask her just yet. Maybe I'll let you know after she tells me the details. But it's interesting to know that she'll use this caricature for some banners at the eating place. 

I pray for her dad's success in his yummy endeavor. At her request, I had to draw a fish head curry, a bowl of mee soup, roasted chicken, banana leaf nasi lemak and yellow sticky rice with rendang. Sounds like real 'food' to me :) hehe.


Monday, May 9, 2011

A Beginner..

A beginner is not afraid to step forward with a stride..
A beginner is determined to breeze through life and be free..
A beginner is embracing life with arms open wide..
A beginner is somewhere there within you and me.
                                                                          ~ ET2011~

A little inspiration from Illustration Friday's theme: "Beginner".

As the beginner of many people's working week, Monday sucks! :(

Yeah.. I understand. You've had a nice restful weekend.. woke up late on lazy Sunday... spent time doing what you love doing most- maybe being a couch potato and watching reruns on TV or just spending time with your loved ones and just doing nothing.

But I hope each one of you ( me too!) will face it anyway with an open heart because each and every day of our short life is very precious.. it's a blessing whether you're in a good or bad situation.

Yesterday was Mother's Day. Unfortunately, it was the day a neighbor of mine lost her Mom. Yeah, that was sad. Need I say more..?

Mom, I love you so much.


Friday, May 6, 2011

To Bonda with Love..

For this year's Mother's Day, a very friendly & sweet fellow blogger of mine.. ToyolKiut, wanted me to doodle a gift for her lucky Mom- on a MUG! So I quickly scribbled one up and managed to post it this Friday morning. Phew.. I sure hope her mom/ Bonda  will receive it on time :)

Well, here's a 360Degree symbol look at the mug:

Quite a simple one, really. And TK (ToyolKiut) was happy with it.. and it's all that matters :).

Hmm... now, what should I get for my Mom?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

IF: Lesson

Sometimes, one may wonder what lessons can be learned from life..

Original piece- watercolor, ink & coffee stain

Sometimes, we can learn lessons of life readily and as it is..
Sometimes, we can learn lessons of life through darkness and hardships..
But have we really learned some lessons by now..?

Digitally enhanced piece- plus a beautiful Quote..

Hi everyone..

Illustration Friday's theme this week is "Lesson". I think the theme is very inspirational :)

Actually, I have drawn and painted the above illustration last week. When I saw the IF theme this week.. and then looked at my illustration.. hmm.. I thought they could somehow tie in to each other.

The golden winged fairy was sitting on a high branch... overlooking a forest.. with a silent dead mountain in a distance.. She looked as if wondering.. or perhaps waiting for something... or someone...
The little yellow winged friend with a short horn.. was staring at her.. perhaps feeling sorry for its friend.. hanging out alone on the blue branch... should it go near her... or just let her be..?

Another Lesson: A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
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