Since 1998

Since 1998

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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 for more samples as well as rates.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

On-site speedy caricature drawing service.

Event: Tri-net Dinner & Dance.
Date of event: 21 Nov 2008 Friday.
Venue: The Arena Bar Lounge at Clarke Quay,Singapore.
Duration: 1 hour (6.30am to 7.30pm).
Average drawing speed: 3 minutes per head.
Event theme: Royale Masquerade.
I was engaged in this D&D event for an hour. When the session started, there was no guest being drawn for the first 15 minutes. However, after the first guest was drawn at 6.45pm, it was non stop till the end. I had to activate the speedy mode due to the long queue being formed.

The present Clarke Quay on the left side of the river.

The main entrance of The Arena.

The event signage.

The arrival of guests who were mostly staff of Tri-net.

The session begins...

A mini casino was set up next to me.

The atmosphere during the speech by the Japanese boss.

The 2 bunny girls who manned the casino.

Champion!!! The longest serving staff of 30 years in the company.

Bottoms up between the Japanese boss & one of the longest serving staff.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Caricatures For Malay TV Comedy Drama.

Singapore Malay TV Channel 'Suria' recently commissioned me to do 10 caricatures for their current season's comedy series '2 x 5 Dol' which runs on every Wednesday at 9.30pm. My caricatures were animated by their artists & used at the beginning of every episode. Upon ordering, the client sent me via email all the photos of the characters as well as the requirements which I've attached on every caricature displayed below.
Apart from this, Mediacorp will be using my portrait sketches of actress Ivy Lee for their up & coming Channel-8 Mandarin drama series 'Love Blossom 2' which will start showing on 2.12 2008 & my drawings will appear in the 49th & 55th episodes.
I feel honoured that my works are constantly being shown on Singapore's TV programmes. Hopefully,one day my works will be shown in movies too ;-).

Hairi & Jun, the main characters.

Hairi- Can you draw him deep in some thought? His character in this season is a father-to-be and hence he is shouldering more responsibilities which requires him to think before he takes any action.
Jun-You can draw her pregnant but still looking pretty. Maybe she has her hands rubbing her tummy. Can you also exaggerate the size of her tummy?
Alia-Her character is in love with a new guy. Maybe you can draw her looking smitten and in cloud nine.

Zahim-You can draw him dressed smartly wearing a tie and looking proud as he recently got a new job as a manager. Can you draw him wearing a black name tag with the word "PENGURUS" in it on top of his shirt's left pocket?
Ita-She is the tai-tai sort of person. Very classy. Maybe you can draw her with lots of shopping
bags. Need a favour from you. Can you draw the shopping bags separately from her hands but making it look as though she's holding those paper bags? This is so that my editor can animate the paper bags to make it move in her hands.
Pak Harun-He is the leader in the family. You can draw him with a serious look on his face now that there are more problems in the family and everyone is taking it lightly.
Mak Leha-She is the naggy mother but in this season, she is happy as she has a granddaughter and a new son-in-law-to-be. Maybe you can draw her smiling and carrying a baby. Once again, will it be possible if you draw the baby separately from her hands but she looks as though she is cradling the baby?
Nek Su-She is the happy go lucky grandmother who loves to watch wrestling. You can just draw her looking very happy and smiley.
Mak Jamilah-She is Hairi's mother who thinks a lot for her child and often gives him advice.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Individual caricature done from photograph.

A4 size caricature of Joe with Superman's body.
Medium used: Colour-marker on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body & background.
Client's purpose: Farewell gift.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Individual caricature.

A2 size caricature done from photograph.
Medium used: Colour-marker on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body & background.
Client's purpose: Birthday gift.
This guy was celebrating his 50th. b'day. He didn't like to hit 50, so he pushed it away.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On-site live caricature drawing service.

Event: Barclays Singapore Open.
Date of event: 15 Nov 2008 Saturday.
Venue: Sentosa Island,Singapore.
Duration: 3 hours (11.00am to 12.30pm/ 1.30pm to 3.00pm).
Average drawing speed: 6 minutes per head.
Event theme: Golf.

My caricaturist friend Jit sought my service to do this special event for Dell. He was engaged by the event organiser but he couldn't do it due to other commitments so I did it on his behalf. We've been working together since 2002. The event consists of 2 sessions. The first was in the late morning & the second was after lunch. The interesting part was that I got to see part of the action live from the balcony of the temporary building, which was erected for this event.

The entrance to the golf course.

The staircase leading to the venue.

The session begins...

My working station.

The atmosphere during the session.

The viewing balcony.

The scoreboard.

The spectators during the game.

One of the players in action.

Another player in action.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Photography- Malay Cultural Perfomance.

On the Sunday night of 26th Oct 2008, I went for a photo taking session with my photography kaki, Henry, around the padang. With our cameras in hand, we were hunting for something interesting to shoot when we reached the premises of the Esplanade. While walking along the path, we heard some music that came from the open stage. When we approached it, what we saw was a performance with colourful costumes. Immediately, we sat in front of the stage & started shooting happily. The stage lighting was very strong & we could freeze the motion of the dancers with a shutter speed of 1/250 without using the flash light. It was 11.30pm then & we spent almost an hour there before moving to another area.

The beautiful & colourful costumes of the dancers
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The boys' turn to perform.
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The dancers kept turning & waving their skirts profusely.
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The lead actor cum singer was entertaining the audience the whole night.
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An act with his co-actor.
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Another shot of the costumes.
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Camera used: Sony DSLR Alfa 700.