“Let’s draw! Singapore” is an initiative to record Singapore’s neighbourhoods by compiling artworks from 61 contributors. Three sketchbooks were circulated amongst participating artists where each person has one week to sketch a personal experience of their choice before passing the sketchbook to another contributor. In this manner, the sketchbooks travelled all over our sunny island for 9 months, much like a relay event. These artworks will take us through our neighbourhoods where we live, work or grew up and relate stories that can be mindless reminiscence or simply heartwarming; but most important of all, the stories remind us of who we are, where we live, what we did growing up and how we continue to live our lives today. The collection of artworks in the book will become collective memories that help to reaffirm our roots in the land we call home.
Don Low’s passion is drawing and sketching as much as time allows him to do so. As an illustrator and comic artist, he is known for being an artist who can deliver in several mediums and art forms, including both digital and traditional mediums. He is the author of graphic novel, Kungfu Dough. He published his first graphic novel in 1996, collaborated with Jack Neo for his comic series "Return to Camp", and was featured in "Liquid City 2". Graduated with a Master in Animation from Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia, United States, he is currently a freelance illustrator, and teaches drawing part-time in 2 local universities. As a urban sketcher, his other works are featured in “The Art of Urban Sketching”, “An Illustrated Life 2”, “Urban Sketchers Singapore Vol 1”, and “Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques” and etc.)
Born in Singapore, James Tan has worked as an illustrator, animator and comic artist for over 15 years. He has also had international exposure working in Japan for 2 years as a mobile game designer. He fell in love with the idea of drawing on the move when he inadvertently got hold of a sketchbook during his travels and started sketching on location. James has published various children’s books, and illustrated for advertising agencies and publishing companies. In his free time, he likes to watch people at his local kopitiam while sipping his kopi, to continue honing his observation skills for sketching people.
Lisa Huang Li Shan is an artist, print-maker and an interior designer with her own practice since 2003. Born in 1977, she has always been on the creative scene with heightened awareness to all things beautiful. Her training in interior architecture gave her a deft hand in seeing perspectives and paying attention to detailing when creating her art. This is most evident in the confident, almost piercing strokes in her monochromatic line works. Her works are collected in Asia and Europe.ISBN: 9789810960711
Cover Type: Softcover
Year Published: 2018