Digital Art Top Picks The idea of enjoyment, carefree and relaxation. Levitating without any worries to weigh me down. Animation can be viewed on IG. Inspired by the idea of a ‘soul keeper’ which capture souls/spirits. The idea of this art is to release them, allowing these barrel-sealed souls/spirits to achieve freedom. Animation available for viewing on IG. Inspired by the sci-fi high technological advancement which would due to modernise our society. The part of the iron man armour already represents technology beyond the current standards. When you miss the last ”Sky Train”, you know you would be alone for the next century. Don’t you worry, I don’t bite. How about having a little tea party with me?? Reference from Alice in Wonderland Exhibit. When you finally found the golden key. What do you think it unlocks? One Piece Collection Kaizoku! Kaizoku! I shouted excitedly, not knowing the risk of running into a pirate ship. After moments as the ship got closer, I recognised that it was the ”Thousand Sunny”, belonging to Luffy, a 100 million+ bounty pirate and his crew. I rushed out from the cabin to the deck, hoping to get a glimpse of my favourite pirate gang ‘One Piece’, after constantly reading news about them through News Coo that delivers paper around the world… I sat up from my bathtub dazed. It seems like it has gotten stuck and partially buried by the sand dunes upon impact. This place must be Alabasta, the dessert which Luffy & his crew from One Piece passed and chased Crocodile (a pirate) away from. I turned around and right there standing half buried in front of me was the Poneglyph that shows the location of Pluton. (One Piece Reference) After uncovering the location of Pluton from the Poneglyph of Alabasta, I swam over to Fishman Island in search for the next Poneglyph. The ocean’s floor bed was rather dark and difficult to trek through. I chanced upon a giant hermit with a shell made of craggy rock formation and hitched a rather uncomfortable ride through the underwater terrain. I finally reached my destination. The Fishman Island Poneglyph revealed that Mermaid Princess Poseidom was one of the 3 ancient weapons. (One Piece Reference) Spiritual Inspiration Remembering the first time I watched this Japanese Anime movie “Spirited Away”, I wasn’t able to grasp what’s the movie all about. That was probably more than 10 years back. Now, I brought the ‘spirit’ back into my art to have tea with me. Inspired by the Chinese culture, the act of burning hell notes during the Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival (中元节). Burning joss paper is part of the activities carried out during that month. Animation available on my IG. Inspired by the idea of gamification where a seal usually plays an important role of constraint against undesirable power or destruction. Animation can be viewed on my IG. A forest is often depicted as a magical realm. This edit is inspired by the modernity of a bamboo forest where the wisps are source of mysterious light. Creepy scenes of flickering candles amidst the darkness of the night, with disturbing sacrificial object was lingering in my thoughts as I edited this image. Inspired by the idea of walking through a labyrinth of darkness with wisps as guardian leading the way. Animation available for viewing on my IG. The alley where you should avoid. The red glow lures… Nope. I wasn’t digging for gold nor treasures. Just skulls and bones of lost beings. A morbid scene of death where presence of skulls are scattered across the lair. Hidden within the mist is a hidden face of skull itself. A surge of spiritual energy could be felt rushing out as I unlocked the sealed door to its realm. Artistic A situation of transition in progress can be witnessed in this art. Is it from night to day or day to night? Dual coloured blocks sizzling down while the rhythm of the waves started the process of merging and disrupting these bubbling pastel foams. The sea has became a moving canvas while the foam is the art medium. Inspired by the notion of reality. If life is like a malfunctioned CCTV TV, would you still perceive what you see on its screen as the truth? The idea of having bit and pieces of destruction amidst the mundane four walls with graphic illustrations on exhibit. Inspired by Salvador Dali, a prominent surrealist’s painting titled ”The Persistence Of Memory”, I recreated the scene with somewhat similar elements. Ignoring the fact that I was hanging up on the brunch with time melting away. Disaster Inspired by the notion of urban destruction, post-war scene of a highly revolutionized state in flames, filling the sky with thick black smoke. The smell of death lingered I walked through the marshland. Not a sign of life could be detected yet the journey have to go on… Sometimes we trust our survival instincts and a little luck. When the ground starts breaking apart, believe in faith and leap on forward. The weather has gone bad, real bad. Yet, I wanted a OOTD? Crashing is no way a positive thing. Another work featuring the art of morbid fascination with scene of Earth in view. The idea of having to chill comfortably with a beverage while a storm rages outdoors. Marvel Inspired Inspired by Marvel Infinity War phrase ”I love you x 3000” Inspired by the “Dr Strange” film where he could create portals to travel to a destination instantly. “Portal Of Cravings” depicts the convenience of magic to satisfy a starving tummy. Inspired by the “Avengers – Infinity War” film, the scene on planet Vormir which Thanos was seen having one of the infinity stone (soul stone) on his palm after sacrificing Gamora. Featuring the on screen landscape and specific elements such as the pinkish crescent, mountain surrounded by pinkish mist while reflecting them against the water surface. It was a beautiful scene in the movie as I imagined myself to be there. Fantasy Inspired by the beautiful yet mysterious architectural buildings of Japan. The edit intensify the mysteriousness as I ‘cycled’ on water. The world changes while you are in hibernation. A whole new world within the skies. Plant art photographed at Yayoi Kusama Hometown, Matsumoto City Museum Of Art This edit was done during the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival. It is part of the tradition for the Chinese to admire the full moon during the festival as one of the highlights. ”但 愿 人 长 久, 千 里 共 婵 娟” actually mean ”although a thousand miles apart, we can still share the beautiful moon”. The phrase is adapted from a classic Chinese song/poem title 但願人長久. The moon has fallen and I would love to keep it for myself. Inspired by the art of summoning a creature via a magical portal. The pavilion acts as a gateway to summon the Kraken from the mystical realm. The word ‘Spacial’ derived from the word space and inspired by a foodie’s dream of dining out in space. Feasting on a meteorite as dishes float around brings about a surreal experience. Inspired by the durian season when durian lovers in Singapore goes crazy about the pungent thorny fruit. A utopian scene of overgrown large fruits compared to the usual size ones. Inspired by the world of gamification where characters own unusual pets or creatures that only exists in our imagination. A scene of how feeding such a creature might look like. Looking into the crystal ball and I sourced for a ship that was loaded with food. The delicious looking ‘Char Kway Teow’ shall be my dinner tonight as I thought to myself while enchanting my pair of chopsticks with magic. My enchantment was completed and I poked my chopsticks through the crystal ball, reaching out to grab the food as the gatekeeper of that ship was distracted. The idea of enlarging something really cute. Would it be cute in that size any longer? A whimsical journey into the story of Alice in Wonderland. Images captures from Art Science Museum Exhibit. Freedom and joy of taking off to the sky while riding an unique mobile. The beginning of my chapters represented by the break of dawn as I realized my passion and urge to create compelling stories generated from my inspirations. Inspired by the Netflix series of ‘Stranger Things’ before watching it. The creature lay shrouded by the shadows was an element from the series. I walked across the desert, following the aroma that led me all the way to the sinkhole. I peered down the rocky terrain to witness an incredible sight. Nestled within was ramen in boiling hot miso broth that spilled continuously through a ridge along the sides. The ground shook suddenly and through the fog, a shadowy figure in the shape of a crab was advancing towards me. Edit inspired by the Chinese proverb ”船到桥头自然直”, which is translated to ”We will cross the bridge when we come to it”. It means that things will eventually turn out fine or let’s worry about it when it happens. Somehow similar meaning to the English idiom ”let the nature take its course.” Graphics The way jellyfishes drift across the sea bed depicts a sense of unwavering calmness probably due to their fairy like looking tentacles. Yes, they do sting, not unless provoked. Translating the same solace as I changed their habitat from sea to sky, adding pastel colours that could diffuse into the skies. A morbid after life photography and digital illustration portraying death as a form of a new fantasy journey. Companioned with spirit of creatures ascending towards the ”Heaven’s Gate”. An illustration inspired by the “Avengers – Infinity War” film, the scene where Thanos spoke to young Gamora in a pinkish-orange dreamy landscape, supposing the ”soul world”. Under the pavilion structure with Thanos, Gamora asked ”Did you do it? What did it cost?” Inspired by the Ant Man And The Wasp movie, this abstract background edit features a volatile quantum realm – a microscopic world (light version). Inspired by the Ant Man And The Wasp movie, this abstract background edit features an unusual journey of entering the quantum realm – a microscopic world (darkness version).