Let's start off with some quite recent illustrations I did for PTS Publications. Some of these are already published. Oh, and artists are not allowed to sign on their own artwork or it'll just get removed in the final output. Bummer.
Things have not been going smoothly for the past few weeks. To be honest, it hadn't been going well at all.
Let me break it down:
1. Right Hand Of Doomed
I accidentally slammed a door shut on my right hand. My fingers were bleeding, bruised and swelled up. It kept me off the drawing board and wacom for about a week. It was frustrating for me and a massive disappointment for my clients and employer. It still hurts till today.
2. Hard Disk Malfunction
My hard disk broke down. Lost some important files exactly at the brink of deadlines. I almost gave up drawing since this is the third hard disk I bought. The last two failed me completely. Fortunately, the third hard disk was able to pull out most of the data (after 4 days of continuous attempt). I managed to copy most of the files. That was a relief. Although some files were corrupted, I'm just happy it didn't all dissappear like last time. But I did lose all of the movies I've downloaded when one of the partition just stopped working. So I had no choice but to format the damn partition. With my current financial situation, I was heavy-hearted to withdraw cash to buy myself a new hard disk. But I did, plus I upgraded my CPU's RAM from a 2GB to a 4GB. I also bought myself a new set of wireless keyboard and mouse since the previous one was acting up.
3. Car Accident
Front bumper fell off. All the brackets were torn off.
Got hit by this idiot
Nude front end
An idiot lady driver hit my car early in the morning. The roads were jammed as usual, she thought it would be clever to drive pass the long queue and swerve in at the end of the junction (like most stupid KL drivers do), I was at the end of that junction and she persisted of cutting in front of me. It pissed me off for the rest of the day.Thank god it's the fasting month or I'd whoop her ass.
Oh, well, I'm hoping to get a new set of URAS bodykit and new paint to get me smiling again. :)
After my car was robbed, I didn't manage to find a replacement window on the same day since I'm using a Nissan 180sx which is pretty rare here in Malaysia. And finding parts for the legendary car can be quite a chore sometimes. Parking the car in the city without a window is way too risky. So, I decided to go back to my hometown in Seri Manjung, Perak (which is about 4 hours drive) until my friends at Drift House manage to find me a window. My folks' house is a gated bungalow and I'm sure my car would be safe and I'll have peace of mind. Luckily, Drift House called me up a few days later with good news. They've found me a window! In the meantime, I met up with some Manjung drifters and decided to join them for a drift event in Kampar, Perak. We gathered at a workshop in Lekir before we head off to the drift tournament. It was a VERY hot day. I couldn't stop sweating! The convoy to Kampar was great! We had about 24 drift cars (I think) which made it a pretty amazing sight. Our team (Manjung Drift Team) manage to get 3rd place in the overall drift / autokhana time attack. I didn't take part though! I was just there to support and help them change their tires. LOL Since I didn't bring along my drift rims, all I could do was watch and yell.
Manjung Drifters gathering at Lekir
My friend's Toyota GL drift machine
Spectators waiting to be entertained
One of the competitors warming up
Oh, this is my cat, Biby, which was not harmed in any way during
the drifting tournament. She's just sleeping in a weird position!
This is my entry for Pergh.com's Character Redesign Battle : Vegeta of Dragon Ball fame
I have always been a fan of Dragon Ball (except for the terrible movie adaptation) so I guess joining the battle would be a blast. I wanted to portray Vegeta as close to real life as I can without the anti-gravity coiffure, making him into a stone-cold Super Saiyan space invader.
just for laughs, I posted a spoof version for the forum entitled "McVegeta" And here's why:
After my job interview at Batu Caves, which, by the way, went pretty well :), I decided to stop by Petronas Karak to fill up my tank and also to grab a bite at the Burger King nextdoor since I was hungry and didn't have anything to eat for breakfast and lunch.
So, after I filled up my tank, I parked my car right in front of Burger King. While I was eating happily, some idiots broke into my car! They smashed my window and stole my bag and my Apex'i EL2 boost meter. Inside my bag was my faulty Sony digital camera, my old sketchbook, my NEW sketchbook, and also my stationery bag full of expensive drawing tools which I really treasure.
Ironically, I never had a chance to draw anything in my new sketchbook. I'm just glad that my car is safe and nobody got hurt except for my broken heart & window. Now I need to replace the window ASAP before the whole car gets stolen. *sighs*
I now have a 'myname.blogspot.com' which I would consider a BIG change even for me. Ever since I stopped blogging at my LiveJournal account, I found life, staggering as it is, needed to be shared and told. But sadly, I never managed to put it on record. I don't keep a diary or carry a camera around me often to capture such moments.