Couples On Wheels

What coincidence, we have two couples both requesting their caricature theme on two wheels.

 

The wedding couple use to cycle at boat quay when they were dating so they asked for a bicycle
The wedding couple used to cycle at Boat Quay when they were dating so they asked for a caricature of themselves on a bicycle. This is to be used for design of their wedding invitation card.

 

A Valentine day gift caricature for the girlfriend of this cool rider who's other love is for a red colour Honda Super Four.
A Valentine day gift caricature for the girlfriend of this cool rider who's other love is for a red colour Honda Super Four.

NCN Mini Convention in Tokyo 2009

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Where's Baldy? Can you spot me in this picture by a Japanese caricaturist who attempted to draw everyone at the convention including the filming crew.

I was in Tokyo for an NCN mini-convention. Occasions like this is where we professional caricaturists from around the world learn from one another and compete in an healthy environment for coveted titles such as caricaturist of the year, and best caricatures in different categories. The Japanese experience is different in that there are a lot of Manga influence in their caricatures and are generally heavy on design. Nevertheless, they are excellent craftsmen. We drew intensely for two full days in between attending seminars by leading artists and then we judge each other’s work on the final day followed by a grand dinner and award ceremony. I took this opportunity to try my hands at watercolors.

Court Jones, a caricature master from San Diego, USA revealed his alter ego during his seminar. Which inspired me to draw him as his own made-up character "The Horseman".
Court Jones, a caricature master from San Diego, revealed his alter ego during a seminar. This inspired me to draw him as his own made-up character "The Horseman".
Steve Hearn and wife Wendy from UK. Steve is the NCN European ambassador who is 'lost in translation'.
"Its Suntory time!" Steve Hearn and wife Wendy from London. Steve is also the NCN European ambassador who is 'lost in translation' around Tokyo.
Mizuki the Osaka punk rocker with sleeping disorder.
Mizuki the Osaka punk rocker with sleeping disorder.
SayG from Fukuoka City threw everyone off by shaving off his beard on the last day.
SayG from Fukuoka City threw everyone off by shaving off his beard on the last day.
This is wickedly cute by Sosuke. I like it very much.
This is wickedly cute by Sosuke. I like it very much.

I had tons of photos from Tokyo mini-con that can be viewed from these albums:

Day 1 & 2 photos

Day 3 & 4 photos

Starhub Promotions Caricatures at Little India

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Caricatures is an effective advertising vehicle if you know how to use it. Serangoon Road otherwise known as little India is abuzz with foreign workers on any Sunday afternoon. A caricaturist in that crowd is a welcomed distraction and I was soon surrounded by curious Indian and Bangladeshi workers who even cheered after each drawing is done in less than three minutes. For two hours, I pulled the crowd to the Starhub booth where they were enticed with offers for prepaid cards, mobile phones and a free caricature.

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Poobalan the deejay got one of himself drawn too.
Poobalan the deejay got one of himself drawn too.
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Calmly drawing into the night but deep inside I'm worrying about getting on my plane to Tokyo in a few hours time.

Akan Datang to OKTO channel on a Saturday Night…

You can see the wall in my studio is lined up with all the caricatures of me. The wall in my studio is lined up with all the caricatures of me.

We will be featured on a TV show ‘I Will Survive‘ (OKTO channel, Saturdays, 8:30PM). This particular episode about fringe art and will probably be on-air sometime in March. The programme introduces different genre of art to the layman hosted by the beautiful Ms Elizabeth Tan. I drew her while she interviewed me about my colorful life a a caricature artist and then I taught her how to draw. She did a banged-up job of it. Be sure to look out for it. It should be hilarious.

Elizabeth Tan the caricature artist for a day. That drawing of me will definitely go on the wall.
Elizabeth Tan the caricature artist for a day drew her masterpiece.