Print Lessons


Today I went to the print shop to get my illustrations done for Ozcomiccon this weekend. I thought I knew enough from 3 years of printing university assignments but it didn’t turn out as easily as I expected.20140327_160019 copySome printing lessons learned:
Always bring my raw files and laptop with me in case I need to brighten up your illustration when printing.
Before going to the print store, always test print at home in small sized to see if your illustration needs more brightness.
Always remember that printing will darken your illustration, especially with thicker paper(100gsm ,200gsm).
Be really nice to printing people and listen to their wise words, your artworks’s fates are in their hand(printers).

Today, I ran around crazy when my artwork  came out of the printer really dark.  Good thing a friend brought their laptop and I could edit my artworks before printing more copies.  May this lesson, I learned the hard way, stay with me forever in my heart, mind and soul.  Bring on OzComicCon 2014! Yay!


I’m moving to

Hey guys! I’ve set up a new blog in in my privately hosted website  It’s coming along nicely with some of my portfolio pieces uploaded for viewing. Currently, I am planning to redirect smalldoodlewithgreatlove blog to my new website’s blog page. Letting go of this blog and starting something all over again is extremely difficult; it’s like going to school really early, then halfway in the road you remember you left your project on the table then had to go back all the way home to get it. It’s frustrating and it’s really scary. Although I would not be taking down this website, I would be redirecting the url to my new website. A really huge thank you for everyone who supported this blog; you are all very special and had been my huge inspiration in my creative pursuit. It’s been a long but happy struggle. Let me just say: The end is only the beginning. I hope to see you all in my new website!


Mercedita: Drowned Man

drowned man

My most favorite character to ink is this drowned man. What horror and dread have befallen upon this poor soul? Though I wont be able to show you this man’s hell, the culprit is going to take a center stage.Dan-dan-dan–DAAAN! I’m feeling very excited as I ink the final pages of my comic Mercedita. Please be ready for Supanova! *fingerscrossed*

Mercedita OC



Hey guys! It’s been a while and I’m itching to post stuff here but my internet is really bad. *SOB* #firstworldproblem.

Anyway, here’s the opening page for my comic Mercedita. The first one is my first attempt at tone, ink and rendering. After a great feedback session from my wonderful Curtin Illustration Club members, voila !  The best render I did yet for a comic!

I’d like to share some of the points that were pointed out during our feedback session:

1. Font size! I changed the 9pt to 6pt that looks just about right in print size (approx A5 size page).

2. Gray Scales! Taking advantage of different grayscales to render faraway objects and to separate background from word balloons and characters

3. Black Ink! Our eyes tend to focus on the black, so I inked my characters which I was feeling lazy to do and it was worth it. Also, the trees were standing out too much so I used grayscale tone to make them subtle and blend them in the background.

And so far that’s all I could remember. Fingerscrossed I could finish in time to print and sell in Supanova…. >_<

Happy comic making weekend!

first render = fail


2nd render = kawai <3<3

digital & graphic artist from far far away