Night at the Museum Caricatures

Once a year, museums in Singapore open their doors to the public for free till 2am during the “Museum Night Festival”.  Its a carnival atmosphere and we are happy to be involved once againl. Last year we were drawing outside The Singapore Museum. This time round, we were invited to draw in the Peranakan Museum. Kamal was on the first level, Ruoshi on the second and Luthfi on the 3rd level of this former school building turned museum exhibiting artifacts of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) culture. Being a public event, we were drawing very fast (2-3 minutes each) to clear the long queue. Public gets their free caricatures courtesy of The Peranakan Museum.

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Museum Night Festival

The museums were open till two in the morning and for free. They organised a concert and carnival outside the museums with lots of activities to draw in the public. We were engaged to draw caricatures on the final weekend (Friday and Saturday). It was a long stretch assignment from 6pm till 2am. The respond was overwhelming. We like to think its because we are good but the truth is that it is free and accessible to the public which was the reason we were swarmed with a long queue that makes it impossible for us to take a break. We were in high gear drawing at 2-3 minutes per head and was rather liberal with the exaggeration. The crowd loves it and we forgot that we missed dinner, supper and sleep. Our friend William sit in on Saturday night. Kamal came in later to lend a helping hand after his performance at the Esplanade as the crowd was overwhelming. So there were three of us drawing as fast as we could to please the crowd. Phew…

Caricature artist Ye Ruoshi standing at the Singapore museums night festival
Our free caricature booth at the Singapore Museums Night Festival. We were paid handsomely by the organisers but public gets it free.
Singapore caricature artist Ye Ruoshi funny drawings for public entertainment
Ye Ruoshi unleashed her loose and exaggerated style to create funny drawings for public entertainment
Kamal's style is more minimalistic yet entertaining.
Kamal's style focus on the efficiency of line qualities for a minimalistic yet entertaining effect.