Monday, 31 January 2011

Rag dolls

Tao Okamoto, top fashion model
Qin Shu Pei, top fashion model
Pei Bei, top fashion model
Ming Xi, top fashion model
Namie Amuro, queen of hip pop
Bai Xin Hui, glamour model & actress
Mu Qi Mi Ya, glamour model & yoga instructor

Inspired by 'stitched and studded' look of M.A.C make-up 'Jeansius' campaign featuring model Tao Okamoto, here I present my take on 'rag doll girls'!

Almost there, girl!

Congratulations, Li Na, for a great run in this year's Australian Open! Sadly no win in the final, and thus still no Chinese Grand Slam singles winner, but the next time... m-kay? Last year Zheng Jie (who didn't participate this year due to recovering from a wrist operation) and Li Na played both to semi-finals, and this year Li Na reached the final, so the next logical step will be a Grand Slam win! I'm counting on it!

HK '97 up at Graphic Voices

A new short story up at Graphic Voices. Warning! 'HK '97' features a scene of explicit violence, so that you know in case you're not too keen to see such.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Shanghai Express

A spiritual follow-up to the 'Merry Christmas, Miss Lawrence' from the Christmas week, starring the same heroine. Same inspirations behind the story, like so many times before, but I'm not apologizing for that! Not even for the last picture which is a direct homage to... yeah yeah, you know ;) Google '2046', if you don't! I drew this picture story in a different style than usually, and styles within that style. You know, you could listen to David Bowie's 'China Girl' when viewing this...

269:6 up at Graphic Voices

(Insert some elevator muzak in here)
269:6 up at Graphic Voices!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Monday, 10 January 2011

Strange Day

As long as I first heard The Cure's song 'Strange Day', I have wanted to draw it. I always had this vision of a higway with a 'sky impossible' hanging above it. It took 16 years to finally get it on paper, stripped down to bare mininum, and it didn't take more than a day. Strange day indeed. I don't want to print the lyrics here, I want you to hear the song.

Monday, 3 January 2011

The Joshua Tree Illustrated

1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for
3. With or Without You
4. Bullet the Blue Sky
5. Running to Stand Still
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. In God's Country
8. Trip through Your Wires
9. One Tree Hill
10. Exit
11. Mothers of the Disappeared

I kick off the new year of the art blog with yet another illustrated U2 album, 'The Joshua Tree' from 1987. I did the whole pictorial in a space of just two days in a mad creative rush! Such an effect U2's music has on me. It's always fun to restrict the color palette you work with, and though it might sound odd, it can give you more creative freedom. For the illustration of 'Bullet the Blue Sky' I recycled a drawing I used in 'Rattle & Hum illustrated' back in June last year. I had several ideas for a new take on it, but in the end decided I didn't want to diminish my original intepretation of it.