I exhibited the original drawing at a small exhibition we had at the studio to celebrate the different places we’re all heading in. Henry is off to London and Maxi is already kicking it in New York. You should say hi to them.
Natmada the Exiled - Observer of Truth, Caster of Illusions
I’m excited to finally share my character for Light Grey Art Lab’s Rolemodels exhibition and card game.
I wanted my fantasy rpg alter-ego to be an extension of myself. The costume is based off of my regular clothing and the armour reflects different aspects of my personality. It was a fun and interesting process designing him to reflect the rl me. I put in a lot of effort to ensure that every detail meant something and I hope that it shows in the final artwork.
Gohan going supersaiyan 2 after Cell crushes Android 16’s head.
Akira Toriyama was one of my biggest inspirations growing up. When I was 6-7 years old I was fortunate enough to be given most of the volumes of DBZ manga in it’s Cantonese translation. I couldn’t (still can’t) read Chinese characters though so I would just look at the pictures and it always amazed me how much was visually captured and conveyed in each panel. I basically learnt to draw by copying my favorite panels out of the manga, one of them being the moment Gohan transforms to a super saiyan 2.
This was meant to be my entry for dragon ball zine but unfortunately due to other obligations at the time, I missed the deadline. But if you haven’t already then go and check out all the entries for the zine on their tumblr, they’re really awesome!
Illustration for a film review of All Is Lost in this month’s issue of The New Republic.
All Is Lost is a survival film by J. C. Chandor about a man lost at sea. Redford is the lone star of the film.
Quite an honour to do an illustration of Redford, he’s an exceptional person and actor who has done a lot for the independent film industry. I tried a different process for the portrait, constructing it using various reference images instead of painting from a single source.
Thanks to Ben Avny for art direction! You can check out the article here.