Since 1998

Since 1998

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 for more samples as well as rates.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Portrait sketching of a lady.

A4 size portrait of a Filipina.
Medium used: Dark pencil on white paper.
Client's purpose: Personal gift.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Couple caricature done from photograph.

A4 size couple caricature done from photos.
Medium used: Color-marker on white paper.
Type: Face with cartoon body.
Client's purpose:Birthday gift.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On-site caricature drawing service.

Event: XL Anniversary Cocktail Party.
Date of event: 15 Jan 2009 Thursday.
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.
Duration: 3 hours (6.30pm to 9.30pm).
Average drawing speed: 6 minutes per head.

As this event required 3 artists, Jit, Kamal & myself were there to capture most of the guests that evening. Jit sought the service of both of us to team up with him for this cocktail party. Kamal & I drew our usual way but Jit got the toughest job which required him to caricature the atmosphere during the party on an A0 size paper. Hats off to him for doing such a good job even when he was under pressure to complete it in 3 hours. He was in full concentration & didn't have time to talk to us during the process. My friend, Henry, was there too to give a helping hand to us. It was a success & we got a treat of delicious food after that.

I reached there at 5.30pm & got some time to take some pictures of the surronding.

The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles was taken from 2 angles. I like the one on the left b'cos it's more dramatic.It captured the silhouette of the founder of Sg.

A bum boat carrying tourists that went pass me.

The building of ACM as seen from the river.

The staircase leading up to the function hall.

The event signage.

When I entered, this beautiful design of the function hall captured my attention. Wasting no time, I managed to snap a few shots before the guests arrived.

The session begins...

Me & Kamal(in the background) were entertaining the guests.

Jit in full concentration performing his masterpiece.

The atmosphere during the party.

Job completed succesfully. Time to take a group photo for memory's sake, cheers :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Couple portrait.

A3 size portrait of a couple done from photographs.
Medium used: Watercolor on white paper.
Client's purpose: Anniversary gift.

This portrait was done from 2 separate photos merged into a portrait b'cos the client couldn't find any photo of them taken together & it was meant as a surprised gift.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

On-site speedy caricature drawing service.

Event: Samwoh Annual Dinner & Dance.
Date of event: 10 Jan 2009 Saturday.
Venue: Orchid Country Club, Singapore.
Duration: 1 hour (6.30pm to 7.30pm).
Average drawing speed: 3 minutes per head.

The venue of this event was quite far from the city. It was somewhere in Yishun,a place with which I was not so familiar & had to depend on my street directory in order to get there. The ballroom was quite easy to find as it was located at the 2nd Level of the main entrance where the grand staircase was.
As the economic downturn deepens, it's rare to see such a grand event nowadays.For the past few months, most of my events were of a smaller scale.
Although there were 2 gaming counters next to me, I was the only entertainer for this pre dinner session.
The crowd was big enough for me to activate the speedy mode of 3 minutes per head so that I could capture more guests who were also the employees of the company, I guess.

The club's main building.

The grand staircase that led to the ballroom.

The event signage was so big that I couldn't miss it.

My session begins...

Me working on one of the guests.

A game of throwing a ping pong ball onto the egg crates.

Another game counter to entertain the guests.

After my session was over, I went into the ballroom to take this picture of the atmosphere.

The event emcee was addressing the seated guests.

Mission accomplised, it's time to go home, bye :)

Credit to my girlfriend, Pricilia, for assisting me this evening.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On-site caricature drawing service.

Event: Linden Lab Holiday Party 2009.
Date of event: 9 Jan 2009 Friday.
Venue: The Loof Rooftop Bar, Odean Tower, Singapore.
Duration: 1 hour (7.00pm to 8.00pm).
Average drawing speed: 4 minutes per head.

I rushed to this event after finishing the one at Kallang Leisure Park earlier. Henry & I went there separately as he was riding his iron horse (motorcycle) while I drove. The CBD was still in operation then & my heart jumpped as my cashcard clicked to show the deduction on the small IU screen. A few dollars gone, sigh...

The Odean Tower located just opposite Raffles Hotel.

A handy signage made by the client.

Showtime begins...

I was entertaining one of the guests.

The rooftop bar overlooking Raffles City.

The atmosphere during the event.

Credit to Henry again for his assistance.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On-site caricature drawing service.

Event: Annual dinner of Shanghai Chong Kee.
Date of event: 9 Jan 2009 Friday.
Venue: Huang Jia Restaurant, Kallang Leisure Park, Singapore.
Duration: 3 hours (3.00pm to 6.00pm).
Average drawing speed: 6 minutes per head.

This was a hot date for me as I did 2 jobs in a roll. The other one was in the evening. It was quite tiring to do 2 events especially one of them was a 3-hour session. All together, 4 hours of full concentration for me but I dared not complain as these jobs came in the midst of the reccession.
Shanghai Chong Kee is a big time interior renovation company in Singapore. The moment I reached there & saw the signage, it reminded me of my days working for an interior contractor's firm about 20 years ago. SCK was one of our fierce competitors tendering for various projects then. Knowing the gambling habit of the workers, I was quite amused that this company had turned the whole restaurant into a mini casino just to entertain its carpenters & joiners as well as naming this event as the Integrated Getaway 2009.
My friend, Henry, was there too to help me on some photograph taking. It was coincident that Henry was working in the same line & for my ex-company too but he wasn't my colleague then b'cos he left before me. I befriended him only when I joined the next interior design consultant firm where he was working some 4 years later. I guessed we were fated to meet & become friends as well as photography buddies now. Just like me, this particular event reminded him of his good old days.
This 3-hour session was supposed to start at 3pm but it was being delayed for 15 minutes just b'cos we had to wait for the last customers to finish their meal. As this was not a speedy service, I took my time & enjoyed the whole session by giving them caricatures of better quality.

The main entrance of the Kallang Leisure Park.

The restaurant entrance at level 1.

The event signage.

The session starts...

The cosy corner where I was seated.

The nail art corner with some female guests waiting for their turn.

The atmosphere during the event.

Each of the gambling tables was operated in such a manner that it felt like the real stuff.

Everybody was so focused on their bets.

Credit to Henry for his assistance for this event.