Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monster contest 2008 winners!

Below is all the winners for the monster contest.

Contestant are put into 3 groups :
  • group A / age 4-7,
  • group B / age 8-12
  • group C / age 13-16

There are alot of enteries, over 150 of them! They are all very creative and nice. It was really tough to judge.....

Thanks for all the judges : Candy, Amy, Janice and Dawn. Good thing we didnt break out in fight, it was really close at one point. lol

So enjoy all the monster and you can find 30 more monsters that didnt make it into the top three here:

Monster Contest Winners: Group C

1st / Shirley Li / age : 15

2nd / Elizabeth Estee / age : 16

3rd / Michelle Chaung / age : 13

To see more monster from this group, please go to :

Monster Contest Winners: Group B

1st / Kianna Foster / age: 8

2nd / Katharine Pacoli / age : 11

3rd / Angela Poon / age : 11

To see more monster from this groupe, please go to :

Monster Contest Winners: Group A

1st / Alexander / age:6

2nd / Nathan Tse / age: 6

3rd / Jeanette Wang / age 7

To see more monster of this group, please go to :

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monster contest finish

Thanks for everyone who draw for the monster contest, there were ALOT of nice and interesting monsters! It was fun, and I am sure we will be doing this again next year. All the winners is selected and I will be posting them tomorrow here, also on the main homepage, Facebook group and later in the studio. So watch out for all the monsters!

Monster Monday!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He attempts to blur the boundaries between high and low art. He appropriates popular themes from mass media and pop culture, then turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, "Superflat" paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies.

Murakami’s style, called Superflat, is characterized by flat planes of color and graphic images involving a character style derived from anime and manga. Superflat is an artistic style that comments on otaku.

In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku refers to fan of, or is specialized in any particular theme, topic, or hobby. Common uses are anime otaku (a fan of anime ) and manga otaku (a fan of Japanese comic books or manga), lifestyle and subculture.

Like Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami takes low culture and repackages it, and sells it to the highest bidder in the “high-art” market. Unlike Warhol, Murakami also makes his repacked low culture available to all other markets in the form of paintings, sculptures, videos, T-shirts, key chains, mouse pads, plush dolls, cell phone caddies, and $5,000 limited-edition Louis Vuitton handbags.

In 2008, Takashi Murakami made Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list, and was the only visual artist to do so.

Louis Vuitton Superflat Monogram

Takashi Murakami and LV, I am sure now the ladies know who I am taking about!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Painting fall

We start painting the canvas this week, and its a fall scene. The whole studio is very fall-like now :) As soon as they finish the paintings, I will post some of their master piece here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Its canvas time again! We usually do this every six months. In these couples of week all these canvas will be painted and the studio will be a mess...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monster Monday!

Monster Monday is back after all the bats! This one is a bit different from my monsters before.
Its been a while I drew anything manga. I used to draw manga alot, back when I am a teenager. haha, that's quite a while ago. Going back to that style after all these year was fun :)

I drew her with pen on paper. I wasn't going to colour her at all, but a quick colour on the centipedes make the whole picture stand out so much more, so I left it. When I first drew her, her body was all cover with centipedes, thats why her got a rode on, but I think now it look a bit more inteserting. Centipedes finger is scary!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monster Contest!

Its October and Halloween is coming, sooo we will see a fair share of monster here. We will be running a monster contest in the studio with all the students.

For detail you can go to :

Of course, I will post up all the winners!

Monday, October 6, 2008

10 Bats in 10 days (01)

Here it is again! After the snails and robots, now its the bat's turn. I will be posting 10 bats in 10 days, again, they are drawn by all the teacher and assistants in the studio. But this time i have include some drawing from the students.

Friday, October 3, 2008


It is quite a mess outside of the studio these couple of weeks. The management is doing some kind of construction outside the studio. It had create alot of headache for me. Of all places, they have to park this sky jack car thingy RIGHT outside of the studio.... The first photo is shoot from inside the studio main door, that's what you see if you walk out of the door...
Hopefully they whole construction wont take too long. I just want to be safe for the kids.

Teaching business

Being an art teacher and running a business at the same time is not easy, well, at least for me. I find myself always have to take side and most of the time i ask myself this :
" Should I do what the market want, or should I tell what the market need?"
I can never find the answer...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

girl sketch

I drew this a while ago in photoshop. Originaly I wanted to use thick marker over paper. But I couldnt find any at home, they are all in the studio. Sometime I hate to have two working area. There are alway something you need and its in the other location. Maybe in the future i will just do all my works in the studio.