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Animals

Set your spirit free.

Pegasus drawing. Ref limoges plate

Set your spirit free…

and chase your dreams with the help of Pegasus to soar you higher when you need some help.

Watch my art video here

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The Dusky leaf monkey for LangUR art Exhibition in Penang.

Dusky leaf monkey painting for LangUR Exhibition

Golden Hour ๐Ÿ’› โญ๐Ÿ’›
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
Size: 76 x 61 cm

It is a privilege to be showing at the Penang State Art Gallery for  LangUR: Building Bridge Between Our Worlds art exhibition curated by Ivan Gabriel for the Penang State museum to raise awareness of our Endangered Dusky Leaf monkeys and to raise funds for the Langur project Penang.

I’ve been intrigued by these monkeys ever since the first time I spotted them hiking up Penang Hill. It used to be rare to spot them as they are very shy and they live in the deep forest, but in recent years, they have become easier to spot as they have been flushed out of the forest into the urban landscape.
They give birth to golden babies which stay golden for about 6 months. It is believed that they are golden orange because predators can’t see this colour and works well as a form of camouflage.
It works so well that I have never spotted a golden baby. All my friends know how much I want to see one in the wild and I do hope I get to see one soon.
In this artwork, The mother and baby langur sits on a tree branch in a meditative pose at sunset, surrounded by the lush tropical rainforest, with the racket tailed drongo watching over them, and a butterfly in the distance.
My artwork is inspired by my encounters with the langur troops, the desire to see a golden baby and my dreams and hopes for a better world.

https://youtube.com/shorts/nIicq5txWGU?feature=share

International bat week

Fruit bat

This week we celebrate the Bat ๐Ÿฆ‡
They are amazing creatures who play an important role in our ecosystem, pollinating flowers, fruits and eating insects.
I have a resident fruit bat I’ve named Betsy who lives in the eaves outside my kitchen window.

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Oriental pied hornbill

Oriental pied hornbill

I was going to draw and then I got distract by some gardening that lasted all afternoon, and then I went for a long walk and tired myself out. Luckily I remembered I had this drawing of an oriental pied hornbill in oil pastels on paper that I did last year after my cousin sent me a photo of a pair of them visiting their balcony in Singapore.

My first NFT on OpenSea

Bob the bunny

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I thought I’d do an experiment and learn how to mint artwork on the OpenSea NFT platform. I’m not sure how it works, but no harm learning along the way and see what happens.

My first NFT is of Bob the bunny. I chose the bunny because it’s mid autumn festival today and the bunny is a symbol of good fortune and good luck.

Mid autumn festival : legend of the rabbit and the moon

Rabbit and the moon

Today I’m taking a break from photoshop and I decided to experiment with some pastels. Still on the theme of the full moon festival. We have here the rabbit who lives on the moon. If you look up at the moon carefully tonight or the next couple ofย  nights when it’s still full moon,ย  you may catch a glimpse of the rabbit ๐Ÿฐ

Fred the red eyed tree frog

Red eyed tree frog

Fred the red eyed tree frog ๏ธ
I painted this quite some time ago and here he is in animation. I’m quite slow with the animation as I’m still learning and my computer is so slow but it’s been fun learning new skills. My dream is to bring all my animal characters to live!! They’ve been talking to me a lot. I owe them that. I will try.

Watch the animation here :

https://youtube.com/shorts/ZzGsNc04dgg?feature=share

Dusky leaf monkey

https://youtube.com/shorts/QfNMTqLU_nA?feature=share

The dusky leaf monkey or spectacled langur is indigenous to Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. They are gentle herbivores and spend all their time in the tree tops. The babies are golden in colour when they are born. I’ve been trying to spot these golden babies for many years but I have never seen one this colour. They turn grey, black once they are 6 months old.
I haven’t given up hope. I am always on the look out for the golden babies. This species is on the endangered list so time of the essence but I do hope that they will be saved.

https://youtube.com/shorts/QfNMTqLU_nA?feature=share

Uriel the cat as Hans Solo

Uriel the cat pet portrait

Uriel pet portrait fashion makeover styled as Hans Solo

I’m no longer taking commissions for pet portraits in my sketchbook.
Thank you everyone who have been part of this series ๐Ÿฅฐ

If you missed the first round, stay tuned, I may bring it back at a later date..

Uriel as Hans Solo from Star Wars

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