Painting on cork

For a change, I thought I’d try painting on cork for my Aunt/Godmother’s Christmas present. (Since Christmas is over, I can post this online now haha) I had this idea of using two separate panels that make up one image. It was supposed to be this woman with the sea as her hair and little fishies and whales and shit all tangled in it. You know, stuff that dreams, awards and world-wide acclaim are made of.

Instead, I came up with this:

To Sleep, Perchance To Dream” – acrylic on cork
To Sleep, Perchance To Dream” – acrylic on cork

While I don’t think it’s hideous, I am not completely satisfied with it. I totally underestimated how difficult it is to sketch on cork. Harder still, to erase. Even harder still, to see the pencil lines while painting. I ruined my other corkboard with all my erasures. Friends have suggested that I should’ve just painted directly, forgoing pencilling, but I’m afraid am completely reliant on erasers.

Lessons learned:

  • Don’t work with cork.
  • If I must work with cork, it better be a big-ass board of cork.
  • Don’t try to rush a painting the day before Christmas eve.



Finally got around to drawing a Ringmaster for my litttle circus.

Again, full-view’s a bit blurry. No scanner, so that’s a crappy camera phone pic, parchment  texture by ~teeth-man added in photoshop.

Watercolour, watercolour pencils and ink on paper.

Watercolour, inked with techpens.


Really bad picture of this. Had to fix it up a lot in photoshop. The original looks better, I swear. Watercolour, watercolour pencils and ink. This was my self-portrait  for the LUNAROCK exhibit. Watercolour, watercolour pencils and ink.


My christmas gift to my aunt/godmother.

she’s a big Klimt fan, so i thought i’d make her something Klimt-inspired. she’s also an obstetrician-gynecologist hence the mother-and-child theme. haha.

Crappy camera-phone pic,so the colours aren’t as vibrant as they’re supposed to be.

Watercolour and gold acrylic on watercolour paper, outlined with ink.

Oil Pastel

Self Defense

A quasi-self portrait i did for a class last semester. I screwed up the veins and arteries a bit, but that’s what you get when you cram a plate the night before the deadline.

oil pastel and poster paint on vellum.


Canson was 60% off so I bought a sketchpad for pastels even though I haven’t used them in forever.

This is me proving to myself that, yes, I am terribly out of practice so I call this a study in colour.