Monday, August 26, 2013

365 Days of Sketches: Number #135



"Love is the greatest refreshment in life." ~ Pablo Picasso 

Tools: Photoshop CS4, Pencil for drawings, Ball Point Pen for inking.

Hi there, 

I'm back to painting 365 Days. Every paint I hope to achieve a different results from the previous. It's also obvious to me that the researches I've done over the week influences the artwork I produced. The past few weeks, I have been browsing through many children artists' artwork such as those by Peter Reynold's and Quentin Blake. You can't help being influenced by artworks you admire.

Over the week i also had the opportunity to paint some images for Children's Church. It'll be shown this weekend to some children, I will be posting up some of them here. It's always a pleasure and priviledge to paint for the children.

Feel free to share this post or comment what you feel about it at the comments space below.

Thank you.

Best Regards, 
Joshua Tay 
Concept Illustrator and Arts Trainer 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

[EVENT] A Collection of Our Shared Memories: Exhibiting local comics from 1920s - 2013



What is it:
A Collection of Our Shared Memories is a comic exhibition that puts together local comic works from the past 90 years.
Local comic works from different generations allow us to peek into the daily lives of people throughout the years, which in turn reflect the greater socio-political background of that time. Hence, it is evident that newspaper comics serve as an important tool for documenting historical changes.
This exhibition presents works from the 1920s to 2013 and offers visitors a sneak peek into the long arc of history. In observing the daily lives of past and present generations through comics, we hope to look back on another set of our shared memories.

Where:
Venue: Promenade, Level 9, National Library Building

When: 
Start Date:  06/08/2013 End Date:  31/08/2013
Time:  10:00 AM - 09:00pm (daily)


Best Regards,
Joshua Tay
Concept Illustrator and Arts Trainer

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

The JOSHLAB Bulletin



Yesterday, I had beta launched an online edu-news portal. For those of you who follow me on twitter and facebook would have gotten the news.

The idea to launch a news portal has been on my mind for some months, but the plan to launch it was still blur. Why would I launch a news portal? Do I need a team to collate all the news out there? To be clear, the JOSHLAB Bulletin is only distributing news from around the globe on educational materials, news and events related to arts.* I do hope that in future, I can produce my own original arts events or educational materials that serve a meaningful purpose to the local arts community.


 

So the purpose of The 'JOSHLAB Bulletin' is, as the subtext indicate, to connect the arts community to the artist - the amateur and new artist. However, hopefully it will serve my professionals friends some good too. With most of the global art news and educational materials all in one place, I sure hope it will gives the the new artist somewhere for a head start.

I would wish I had some help when I just got started.


Having said so much, here is the link which you can read. It's updated weekly: [LINK]


Feel free to leave your comments and feedback on how I can make 'The JOSHLAB Bulletin' better.


Thank you.


Best Regards, 

Joshua Tay 
Concept Illustrator and Arts Trainer 

eMail: joshlabindustries(at)gmail.com 

website: www.joshlab.carbonmade.com 
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*Disclaimer: All news articles and weblinks belong to the rightful owners, unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

365 Days of Sketches: Number #134




Tools: Pencil for line work, Pen for inking, Photoshop for colors.

I had a bit of difficulty trying to make this piece work. I tried to come out a new background color for the person, and also, the pose wass changed from the previous 365 sketches. Not all approaches to art pieces are the same, and as artist I definitely can't have only a single approach to all of them. 


Currently, just to let you know I have an upcoming personal project in the works which I can only reveal in time to come. Hopefully, this time I will finally get to bring it out to the public.


The "365 Days of Sketches" series is a personal initiative to draw different faces of people over 365 days. In doing so I hope to motivate myself to draw more and see how far I have improve through the process.


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Let me know what you think by commenting below and please feel free to share it on facebook or google plus+.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso


Best Regards, Joshua Tay 
Concept Illustrator and Arts Trainer 

eMail: joshlabindustries(at)gmail.com 
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Of Pandas and Dinosaurs: Sketch Studies of Animals

Recently, I began doing more sketches to increase my familiarity of the subjects on animals. Still remember, when I was just starting out drawings, one of the first creatures I drew were pandas and dinosaurs. Those memorable moments were really helpful as they increase my love for the subjects and nature itself. I also notice that you will, perhaps, never really understand fully a particular subject until you spend time to draw them out.





Feel free to place your comments below and link me to some drawings of yours.

Best Regards,
Joshua Tay
Concept Illustrator and Arts Trainer

 eMail: joshlabindustries(at)gmail.com
website: www.joshlab.carbonmade.com
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