Hi all, after 5 years of teaching I have finally decided to start a serious side project.
The truth is that I'm feeling a little rusty and also secretly jealous of all the awesome artworks that my students have been producing. I don't want to go down without a fight!
If you are interested to find out more about the developments, please follow the account I set up for this project
The following batch of artworks were created for educational purposes.
This illustration and animated video was created for a demo for the Illustration & Motion Comics class. The characters and environment were designed by another group of students for a different project.
This character was designed for an Illustrator demo. It had been awhile since I used Illustrator prior to this. Quite impressed with the new features!
Not Your Playground was a fake game premise I cooked up for my students to animate for their Game Animation assignment. It was supposed to be a 2D fighting game where characters representing different music genres battle it out.
Also created a crossover fanart for fun (since it fit the theme and style of this game):
Listen to the curated playlist here:
I took part in the Art War 5 art challenge last year in the 2D character concept art category. I was required to pick a country and design a champion that would represent this country in a war. I chose my home country Singapore and created some thumbnails:
After polling my followers on my socials, the fifth design emerged as the favourite. The idea for that design was to have a muscular hero (modelled after our national swimmer Joseph Schooling) battle fitted in a futuristic armor (since Singapore is always depicted as a model city for the future). His accessories represents iconic Singaporean symbols and buildings. His right shoulder pad was inspired by the flower domes in Gardens by the Bay. His left shoulder pad has a lion head, which is the animal most people would associate Singapore with. He is holding a staff that is shaped after the sky trees, also from Gardens by the Bay. His main colour scheme is red and white, which is reflected in the country flag's colours.
For the final splash illustration, I portrayed the valiant hero standing in front of a neon cyber-punkish reimagination of Singapore. Behind him is our iconic Merlion. Being in a tropical island that is subjected to the monsoon season, I decided to feature rain in the scene.
While I did not got into the finalist category in the challenge, I still have a lot of fun conceiving this character.