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Early this year, I shared my very first animal portrait on DA. In fact, it is my first ever attempt to draw an animal as previously all my artworks are human related. I thought it's either going to be an epic failure or total disaster but I manage to pull it off somehow, which to me is a big accomplishment :D

Initially I didn't expect it's gonna be well-received since my previous human portraits are mostly 10-20 favorites within a day. But I was wrong as cat is truly one of the Internet's most beloved pet! I received about 800+ favorites within 24 hours and this is something which I never achieved before in the past few years I ventured into art. Thank you DA community!

However, despite the good reception, my artwork also drew some heavy criticisms. It is my most feared criticism of all - I was accused of being a cheater and a thief.

Now, I understand that when accusation was being made, there must be something happened previously that irritated/digusted them, so frequently, that they must speak out so the rest of community wouldn't fall victim into it.

Although I encourage this policing practice very much, I still think we should also let the accused to justify or defend themselves. In my case, I wasn't given the chance to defend myself until I have to conduct damage control to recover my reputation. Nevertheless after I proved my innocence by showing them the Work-in-progress (WIP) video, I am glad that they did not persist their accusation further and one even give me a good advice! :D

Anyway, regardless of what have happened, I still need to make things clear for everyone to understand:

1. All artworks here which I claimed as "drawing" are basically hand-drawn from scratch using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos Draw tablet. In order to prove that I really draw them, I have created WIP videos as well as the progress screenshots. My YouTube channel is here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGBcn…

Although there are not much videos for now, I believe these are sufficient to prove that I can really draw. Recently, I also put link to Reference Photo so you guys could make side-by-side comparison to see the difference. While the difference might not be able to see from far, you can actually see them if you zoom in closely.

2. The reason why it looked so accurate as the referece photo is because I used the Grid Tool integrated in Photoshop. Those who learned in art class or school, I'm sure you guys at some point are asked to use grid for drawing - especially if you're a beginner or amateur. Grid tool is really helpful, you should try it if you're like accuracy very much.

3. Lastly, I never claimed myself as professional artist nor I take commission from anyone. In fact, I'm not even a full-time artist/designer. I never attend any art schools, classes, courses whatsoever except self-learning from internet or YouTube. Basically, I draw simply because it is my favourite hobby, I like realistic drawings and I did it to pass my leisure time or to kill boredom.

Though you might not be able to tell or see it, every artwork has its own personal challenge and each time I manage to accomplish it, I feel very satisfy and happy about them. When I'm happy about them, I share on DA, hoping to get some encouragements for me to continue. I expect nothing, no monetary whatsoever, from DA community except for simple likes/favourites and comments.

I don't intend to make profits out from my artwork because I know I might get legal troubles or disagreements from art community. Even if I draw for someone, I only draw for my very close friends and offered them for FREE as a gesture/symbol of friendship.

Before I end this journal, I humbly apologise if I sounded defensive or offended those who involved. I never intend to hurt anyone nor to create trouble in DA. I just wanted to share my thoughts and opinions of what had happened recently. It is indeed a learning experience. Next time, I should always put the WIP video link first before posting xD.

Thanks for your time reading this journal and thank you for those who supported me these few years! =)  

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!!!!!
Animal Portrait: The Majestic Meow
Work in progress video: youtu.be/wqheJwDSZz4

This is the first time I ever draw an animal and a cat!

Usually my arts were all human/portrait. So this time I thought of drawing my favorite animal - cat, as my next challenge.

At first, I have no idea how to start. I try using the usual method which I did for human portrait - first I started with the eyes, the nose, and then... I don't know where to go next. The first obstacle is how to draw the cat's fur. So I tried different brush strokes and ultimately manage to find the one that resemble the cat's fur. My next best tool is definitely the smudge tool. Luckily Photoshop integrate such magnificent tool. It was this tool that makes the fur quite fluffy and thick. You guys should try that if you're drawing furry animal :D

Anyway I hope you love this artwork of cat. Everything was drawn scratch with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos Draw using photo as reference. =)

Lastly, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! :D :D :D

Drawing Program & Tools Used:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
- Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet

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Digital Drawing: Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels
For this time, I wanted to sway away from the typical glamorous drawing. This drawing was based on the ending scene in Wong Kar Wai's Fallen Angels where the character portrayed by the beautiful Michelle Reis was seen hallucinating while eating noodles and smoking at the same time (hahaha, who would ever do that? xD). In this movie alone, Michelle Reis really toned down herself/ change of character from her usual self.

Anyway, drawing this piece of art is quite challenging. The whole drawing was entirely drawn with only green, yellow and purple tone, something which I never try before. Nevertheless I felt that I manage to pull this off. In fact, this is the fastest time I took - like within a week - to complete for both the character and detailed background altogether. Normally I would take about 1 month plus for drawing with heavy detailed background.

I hope you guys like it! :D

Drawing Program & Tools Used:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
- Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet

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Poster Drawing: SLEEPLESS
So I thought of drawing something different this time.

Despite my accomplishment for able to draw realistic portrait, I realize that there is one thing I'm currently lacking - Speed. For the past few artworks, normally I would took at least one month plus to complete. Simply because I wanted to make my drawing to be as realistic as possible. However, this turns out to be a set back sometimes. People might think it was a photo and couldn't be bothered for that reason. 

This time, I tried to speed up my artwork process and make it less perfect, more like digital painting. It worked as I only took about 5 days for 2 pieces of artwork. Usually I took about one month plus just to complete one.

Another thing I explored in this artwork was drawing the heavy colour filtered photos. It was a tough challenge as it really took a lot try and error to see which colour in the palette suits the outcome. Nevertheless, I was satisfied with the end result! :D

SLEEPLESS was a short film was directed by the talented Dickson Ng and produced by Superwonderful Films in Malaysia, about a man who suffered severe insonmiadue to the regretful, terrible past incident that haunted him. The film also starred by my friend, Shawn Loong and the lead female actress, Jasmine Lee. This poster drawing was inspired from this short film as I like the way they put the colored lighting. Very Wong Kar-Wai-ish and artsy. :D

You can watch the full video here: www.facebook.com/kancils2018/v… or the fan-edited version by me: youtu.be/Jf9dkQmHYC8

Drawing Program & Tools Used:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
- Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet
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All the artworks you have seen in this gallery are drawn with Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Graphire 4 tablet pen. If you wondering where I got the drawing skills from, it was all self-taught. I didn't attend any graphic or art school. Everything you see here are all learned by myself. I learn how to use Photoshop by simply try and error on the tools and other features. If I wasn't sure on how to achieve certain effect, I go around Google or YouTube and look for tutorials. Sometimes, I do consult some of my friends who have experience with Photoshop.

Find it hard to believe? LOL. In fact, a lot people when they see my artwork, they couldn't believe that I drawn them by myself. But it happened anyway =P. So if you guys out there want to be a great artist, always believe in yourself that you can do it. And, don't be discourage when your friends did not believe that you can draw! :D
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Early this year, I shared my very first animal portrait on DA. In fact, it is my first ever attempt to draw an animal as previously all my artworks are human related. I thought it's either going to be an epic failure or total disaster but I manage to pull it off somehow, which to me is a big accomplishment :D

Initially I didn't expect it's gonna be well-received since my previous human portraits are mostly 10-20 favorites within a day. But I was wrong as cat is truly one of the Internet's most beloved pet! I received about 800+ favorites within 24 hours and this is something which I never achieved before in the past few years I ventured into art. Thank you DA community!

However, despite the good reception, my artwork also drew some heavy criticisms. It is my most feared criticism of all - I was accused of being a cheater and a thief.

Now, I understand that when accusation was being made, there must be something happened previously that irritated/digusted them, so frequently, that they must speak out so the rest of community wouldn't fall victim into it.

Although I encourage this policing practice very much, I still think we should also let the accused to justify or defend themselves. In my case, I wasn't given the chance to defend myself until I have to conduct damage control to recover my reputation. Nevertheless after I proved my innocence by showing them the Work-in-progress (WIP) video, I am glad that they did not persist their accusation further and one even give me a good advice! :D

Anyway, regardless of what have happened, I still need to make things clear for everyone to understand:

1. All artworks here which I claimed as "drawing" are basically hand-drawn from scratch using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos Draw tablet. In order to prove that I really draw them, I have created WIP videos as well as the progress screenshots. My YouTube channel is here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGBcn…

Although there are not much videos for now, I believe these are sufficient to prove that I can really draw. Recently, I also put link to Reference Photo so you guys could make side-by-side comparison to see the difference. While the difference might not be able to see from far, you can actually see them if you zoom in closely.

2. The reason why it looked so accurate as the referece photo is because I used the Grid Tool integrated in Photoshop. Those who learned in art class or school, I'm sure you guys at some point are asked to use grid for drawing - especially if you're a beginner or amateur. Grid tool is really helpful, you should try it if you're like accuracy very much.

3. Lastly, I never claimed myself as professional artist nor I take commission from anyone. In fact, I'm not even a full-time artist/designer. I never attend any art schools, classes, courses whatsoever except self-learning from internet or YouTube. Basically, I draw simply because it is my favourite hobby, I like realistic drawings and I did it to pass my leisure time or to kill boredom.

Though you might not be able to tell or see it, every artwork has its own personal challenge and each time I manage to accomplish it, I feel very satisfy and happy about them. When I'm happy about them, I share on DA, hoping to get some encouragements for me to continue. I expect nothing, no monetary whatsoever, from DA community except for simple likes/favourites and comments.

I don't intend to make profits out from my artwork because I know I might get legal troubles or disagreements from art community. Even if I draw for someone, I only draw for my very close friends and offered them for FREE as a gesture/symbol of friendship.

Before I end this journal, I humbly apologise if I sounded defensive or offended those who involved. I never intend to hurt anyone nor to create trouble in DA. I just wanted to share my thoughts and opinions of what had happened recently. It is indeed a learning experience. Next time, I should always put the WIP video link first before posting xD.

Thanks for your time reading this journal and thank you for those who supported me these few years! =)  

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!!!!!

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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:


It's May 12th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!


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