9th Jan 2015 marked the opening season of
. Here is my previous portrait which was used in the poster design. Portrait After Dark
This session poster used my previous portrait. Happy.
Before the session began, I was trying out a parallel pen, sketching the Red Dot Museum’s activities.
Here is the angle I took for the sketch.
The final sketch using parallel pen. The verdict: It’s great for quick strokes with variable thickness of lines but the ink is non-waterproof.
That night was a real treat for me because a gentleman from our neighbouring country sat beside me. He is
His Tea Wings. pastel sketching is terrific! I glimpsed occasionally to watch him scratching the paper while applying the colourful powder.
Here is powder-rendering.
20 minutes of power portrait!
The gentleman, Tea Wings in action.
Our first posers are a pair of lovely sisters.
Look at how intense we are.
Here are my portraits done for the night. A complete sell-out!
Portrait #1: The Sisters
Portrait #5: A Hong Kong celebrity who came to town that night, Cherry Lam
Cherry Lam. She was so delightful with the portraits.
is a Hong Kong model and also hosting some TV programmes in HK. Cherry Lam
That’s me in action. 20 minutes of madness.
In case some of you wonder how I cropped out the colouring area, there is no trick; just use masking tape to mask the area out.
Well, I gonna introduce some other wonderful portrait illustrators who participated in the same evening with me.
First is . He is one of the partners who started who also helps to host the Portrait after Dark session JF . in Singapore 24 hour Comic Day
Simple lines, by JF.
Though simple, it’s not an easy task to choose what lines to stay and what not to. By JF.
. A very hardworking and enthusiastic illustrator and he is doing a wonderful series of drawing based on Damien Thomasz . Charlie in 52-week illustration challenge
Damien in action. He customised a drawing board with palette and tools attached. Such dedication!
Damien’s portrait. The essence is so well captured!
she first started in advertising. And she has grown to a fine young lady with an artistic flair. I know her when Yuffy.
Yuffy in action.
Such fluid lines with strong contrast. By Yuffy.
who has a wonderful touch with water-colouring. We first met at 24-Hour Comic Day in 2013 and subsequently at most of the Portrait After Dark sessions. is a sweet lady Dinah
, not a mean one but a adorable one. His style of capturing the subject in an adorable way is beautiful and cute. You can also view more of his work at this , a drawing machine Eugene . LINK
Eugene in action. He loves to bury his head and draws to his heart content.
Adorable work by Eugene.
Adorably cute work by Eugene.
Another young lady who illustrates well with fluid lines is Queenie. Such lovely technique at such young age!
Queenie’s version of Cherry Lam. So fluid yet so bold.
Another of Queenie’s work. Purely black and white, colours simply made redundant.
The night ended with a group photo by
! You can view all the action captured by Jason in this Jason . LINK
Group shot. Some have already left before the curtains were drawn. Credits to Jason who took all the beautiful pictures.