Averinewyou also known as Amanda Ong, does digital illustrations, paintings and sketches. Her understanding of contours is evident in her painting of The Fault in Our Stars, with attention to details of hair curls and the shadowing of facial features.
We spoke to Leonard and Jean of Visualtroop and were heartened to learn about them. We don’t find many with similar scopes of what we do, thus were delighted when we found out that they dedicate their job to helping artists as well. Visualtroop offers a platform for artists to have their works printed on a variety of items; Art Prints, Frames, Tote Bags, T-shirts, Cards, Throw Pillows and more, which are then sold through their online store. They get it manufactured for you, so all you’ll have to do is provide the artwork. We asked Jean and Leonard a little more about Visualtroop.
Most of us are working day jobs and pursuing our passion at night. Caleb Yeo is no exception. His illustrations remind us of events happening in the local context. His first series, Life of a Recruit speaks of what every Singaporean man goes through in National Service and the different phases just in Basic Military Training alone. His other series is of sketches inspired by the Japanese anime’s concept of Titans. He says it’s “like giants fighting right in our midst but invisible to the human eye. An amalgamation of various characters that I personally like”. Its also coupled with a local backdrop of HDB’s and rivers. Caleb tells us more.
Catherine Ramos’ Daily Grind: Everyday Colour reminded us that pictures are meant to capture a moment – that particular moment where you spot something worth capturing. Some of us would usually move away from that very spot, in hopes of capturing a better composition. Her shots bring us through the view of hers. Her very eyes and not that of the surroundings. That of a story, an experience that we can almost immediately feel and not take a second to absorb what’s going on in the shot. We see ourselves being there at that spot where she was.
Emile Dumont is a lecturer at LASALLE as well as the founder of Creative Fitness SG. Catered more for the performing arts, he conducts classes for individuals who want to explore and increase their freedom of expression. Appreciation for the performing arts have gradually been increasing but the amount of work that goes behind putting up a performance often goes unrecognized, let alone the work that takes to groom the performers. We found out more about Emile and the classes he conducts for these performers.
Joshua Wang is a wall muralist. His work titled Fantasy Red Sea, is based off the biblical event from the parting of the Red Sea. What we like about his story is that doodles and illustrations need not just be expressed through posters or left in sketchbooks. They should make a difference in someone’s life. Art and creativity should be put to better use, whether it’s adding value or for aesthetic purposes. Joshua explains more about Fantasy Red Sea which he drew on the wall of his friend’s living space.
Annamei Forbes creates bracelets made from beads and other embellishments. Her made to order bracelets started out as something she enjoyed doing for herself and soon after became sought after by her peers. She’s currently taking a degree in biotechnology, as her passion lies in biology. Which is also why we like her story as individuals need to know that craft and its creativity is not limited to professionals. Everyone has a creative story to tell, whether you’re a doctor, a banker or a teacher. Read a little more about her latest collection inspired from the Greek Gods.
SAN BY THANG WL is a high street menswear label by Thang Wei Lun. He has been making waves in the region, as well as having his pieces shown at the recent Digital Fashion Week. Apart from his fashion pieces, he also collaborated with famous Mexican illustrator Mario Mendez to come up with illustrations for his collection. Mario has illustrated for brands like Dior, Givenchy, Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garçons. We really like how the facial features of the different ethnic groups were cleverly portrayed. Not to mention how they are all emotionless alongside their distinct hairstyles. These factors really helped complement the collection and accentuate the whole look.