Since 1998

Since 1998
Singapore

Welcome to Singapore Portrait & Caricature artist Reggie Wan's Blog

Portrait Studio Singapore is where you can do a portrait or caricature from your photos as a gift for your loved ones,friends,colleagues & business associates for all occassions such as birthday,wedding,farewell,house warming & etc.There is a variety of mediums used for your choice.

Bookings for on-site caricature service for corporate events,wedding,d & d, etc are also available.Feel free to visit our website http://www.iportraitstudio.com for more samples as well as rates.

For enquiry,please send your email to reggiewan@yahoo.com.



Wednesday, July 30, 2008

On-site caricature service at Mt. Faber.

Event: Asean Youth Festival-Opening Ceremony.
Date of event: 29 July 2008 Tuesday.
Venue: Faber Rock @ Jewels Box,Mt. Faber,Singapore.
Duration: 1 hour (6.00pm to 8.00pm).
Average drawing speed: 2.5 minutes per head.

Mt. Faber is where tourists board cable cars to & from the Sentosa Resort Island. Doing an event there is like going on tour as the scenery is great.While drawing,I could enjoy the views overlooking The Sentosa Island as well as the city skyline.The name Mount Faber sounds like a huge mountain but the journey from ground zero to the top was only a 3-minute drive.The highest ground in Singapore is like a hill to me as I'm from Malaysia where there are lots of huge mountains. The event was held on the 2nd. floor where the gazebo is.I managed to snap a few shots of the scenery before & after the event.

On arrival at the main entrance.

The stage with all the infomation of the event.

The mediterranean style beverage counter.

The scenery overlooking the Sentosa Island with cable cars in the foreground.

My show begins...
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Busy working...

The atmosphere.

The cultural dance perfomance by some Indonesian youth.

The stage acrobatic dance.

The hip-hop dance perfomance.

A picture taken with the dance troupe leader.

Hey,somebody familiar was there too.She is the lady boss of 77th.Street shop in Far East Plaza.

Just before we went off,we roam around the area & took a pic of this cable car station.

The souvenir shop around the corner.

Bye,bye Jewel Box.

On the way down to the carpark,the night scenery was something you can enjoy.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Individual caricature.

A4 size caricature of ASSet Chief.
Medium used: Colour-marker on white paper.
Type:Face with cartoon body.
Client's purpose: Gift for their chief.

If I'm not wrong,ASSeT is Singapore's version of SWAT Team.The client wanted me to draw the subject as fat as possible for the fun of it. As far as I know, people who serve in the police force can't be too fat & thought that what I'd drawn was bulky enough.To my surprise,the client actually wanted it to be even fatter but too bad it was done & couldn't be altered.He was a bit dissapointed but at least the resemblance was there.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Photographs taken as a hobby at Harbour Front-Part 1.

These photographs were taken during a recent photography session on a late Sunday afternoon with my friend,Henry Foong,a photography enthusiast.They were all about ships & boats which were the first things we saw when we reached the premises of Harbour Front,Vivo City,Singapore.Out of curiosity,I'd tried various settings to capture those still cruise ships & moving boats with maximum details possible & at the same time to see how far my camera can go.The camera I used was not a DSLR,yet the sharpness was what impressed me most.To be continued...







Camera used: Sony DSC-H7.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Caricature for 2 persons.

A4 size caricature depicts a secretary cheering her athlete boss.
Medium used:Colour-pencil on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body.
Client's purpose:Gift for her lady boss.


Individual caricature done from photograph.

A4 size caricature depicts an archery enthusiast.
Medium used: Colour marker on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body & background.
Client's purpose: Birthday gift.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Individual caricature done from photograph.

A3 size caricature of a guy with a double thumbs-up.
Medium used: Colour-marker on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body & background.
Client's purpose: Retirement gift for the subject.

This caricature is surrounded by images of places or countries related to the subject's profession.It shows the Asia Pacific region in which he travelled to during his employment with the company.A memorable surprise gift indeed...

Couple caricature done from photographs.

A4 size caricature of a romantic birthday celebration.
Medium used: Colour-pencil on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body.
Client's purpose:Obviously a birthday gift for his girlfriend.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Couple caricature done from photographs.

A4 size caricature of a hair stylist & his girlfriend.
Medium used: Colour-marker on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body.
Client's purpose: Wallpaper print.

The client wanted the caricature to be done into a huge poster size & pasted onto the wall of their hair salon in Far East Plaza.It was just 2 doors away from my shop.Unfortunately they are no longer there.A victim of the high rental rate of the plaza.Not easy to sustain nowadays,sigh...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Individual portrait & caricature done from photograph.

The subject was my ex-boss Mr Gilbert Osuga from a Japanese Interior Design & Architecture firm,KKS International(S) at which I worked for more than 3 years during the early 90s.He was a Japanese-American who passed away in 2004 & the company wanted a portrait to be hung on their conference room wall together with the founder who passed away in Japan earlier.Apart from the portrait,they wanted a caricature to be printed on their thank-you card for those who attended the memorial service.The caricature reminded everybody of the image of our late boss.They provided me with a whole stack of his photographs to choose from but I decided to draw from the same photo which was the sharpest of all.These art works were actually sponsored by me as I felt that this was the least I could contribute to make the service more memorable to all those who knew him.

A3 size portrait.
Medium used: Charcoal on off-white Canson paper.
Client's purpose: Memory's sake.


A4 size caricature.
Medium used: Colour-marker on white paper.
Client's purpose: Memory's sake as well as printing on their thank-you card.

Oil painted portrait.

A3 size portrait of an old woman.
Medium used: Oil paint on stretched canvas.
Client's purpose: Memory's sake.

The painting.




















The photo submitted.

Sibling portrait done from photograph.

A2 size portrait of a middle-eastern sibling.
Medium used: Charcoal on off-white Canson paper.
Client's purpose: Personal collection.

The client wanted a portrait of his 2 kids to be drawn into a size that can be hung on his living hall's wall in his country.I can't recall which country he was from.If I'm not wrong,it's Kuwait.

The artwork.




















The photograph submitted.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pictures taken as a hobby.

Some pictures I took last month at midnight have a graphical approach. Personally,I always admire pictures I see in automobile magazines. Those pictures really inspire me to dream of taking some for my own collection but didn't know how to shoot until recently when I discovered the strength of my camera. By exploring further,I managed to snap some good shots. I wish that one day my photogarphs will be as good as those in magazines.Just keep dreaming :-D...

A SPC petrol kiosk in Jurong East.

A nice looking scooter filling up petrol.




















The nozzles.

The front panel of my car.

The logo on the steering wheel.

Camera used: Sony DSC-H7