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Busy painting by Sandora
Busy painting
Thanks to Gav,Trina & Nini for this pic of me busy painting "Humans as Trees". I've actually missed our initial deadline and needed an extension in order to submit the remaining few. :( But thankfully everything came through in the end and the show went off without a hitch. Cheers!
Makan-Makan by Sandora
The most popular culture I can think of that we Malaysians are passionate about - Eating. And eating all of our favorite local dishes from Nasi Kandar, Dim Sum,Steamboat,Durian,Nasi Lemak,Wan Tan Mee etc. This painting was the very last one I submitted that was way overdue,at the very last hour that day before my curator called it a night when prepping for the show. And even then,I was still frantically painting the last few characters and inking in before finally framing it and handing it over. Ironically what turned out to be the last painting handed over,actually turned out to be the first sold,and before the exhibition even begun. Cheers folks!
Tyger by Sandora
My first completed painting on the topic of our local Malayan Tiger. And it was definitely a labor of love cos I've had to endure 2 weeks of stiff neck and pain while trying to finish my paintings. 
This painting is definitely inspired by William Blake and I've dedicated it to my dad and to Sir David Attenborough. Basically a simple idea highlighting the dwindling Tiger species in M'sia,shown in a forest of batek, engulfed in flames. SOLD.
Keh Poh Chi by Sandora
Keh Poh Chi
A Hokkien term/phrase we like to use to whoever's been a busybody or nosey parker.  This one's dedicated to my bro,Eric :gant12000: 
We see he's surrounded by a typical family,made to appear like dogs,sniffing all over him to get the day's scoop. Within the painting,I've also taken the opportunity to put in a lil dedication to my fave pets : Agassi,Truffles,Samson and Venus. The sole cat in the picture is my kitteh,Kameko Tsukiji,not appearing too amused being surrounded by dogs.
Graveyard by Sandora
Originally planned to dedicate an art piece to a rumor I've heard about there being only 5 remaining White Rhinos in the wild here on earth which sent shock waves to my veins,realizing that we may be the last few generations to see real Rhinoceroses  alive before they're all gone forever. However, in the midst of planning how I was going to execute the painting,a colleague of mine has informed me of an even bigger tragedy that had recently occurred. Apparently,the last surviving Sumatran Rhino in Malaysia has just died and is now extincted in our region. The last few surviving ones are living within the borders of Kalimantan. We've dropped the ball,and paid a high price for it. I needed to use the exhibition as a platform and opportunity to voice out my statement of what we're doing to our environment and why we have to stop and take stock on all of our actions before the situation escalates. This painting depicts the extincted Sumatran Rhino and various other local species under threat. I've used the backdrop of our local Oil Palm Plantation and it's sore abuse and prob one of the many causes of deforestation to the habitats around. SOLD. 
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: Jamie Scott & Adele
  • Reading: Waiter Rant & Game of Thrones
  • Watching: The Supersizers Eat & Coal House at War
  • Playing: League,L4D & PayDay 2
  • Eating: Salt fish rice with pork belly,ginger & long beans
  • Drinking: water
Oh wow,my last journal entry said almost the same thing! Just goes to show how dedicated I was to updating these sites o' mine. Well am late in saying this but Happy New Year 2015 to all you creative folks out there! 
Well this year looks set to be promising. Not only has my work begun to double and triple since last month leading up to the new year with several key animated projects lined up to be produced,but have also got the ball rolling for my private tutorials session. AND this year will mark my first ever official duty to moderate a new creative program for an Art School. This year too begins my solo journey and responsibility in looking after my frail and aging mother. Tis going to be a very busy year indeed. Will definitely be challenging and no mean feat what with the growing demands at work and still trying to juggle my personal studies in honing in my craft as well as language, cooking, history, geography and what not...we shall see how this year fares,shall we? Will also try to allocate time for personal comic and graphic novel work. Going to be an interesting year ahead.

Meantime,hope you folks are enjoying my recent inundation of sketches to kick start this year with a bang. And hopefully one where I can keep my work on trying to be more prolific in personal updates.



Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
Current Residence: Malaysia
Favourite genre of music: classical & oldies
Favourite photographer: Wolffsart
Favourite style of art: Freehand Sketching
Operating System: Bed
MP3 player of choice: nada
Shell of choice: nada
Wallpaper of choice: Sledgehammer rules
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Spongebob S. & Gir (Invader Zim)
Personal Quote: Live

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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Belated Birthday :D
Sandora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Aawwww,thank you so very much! :D
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist
You're Welcome :D
shaloneSK Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Happy b-day :cake:
Sandora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so very much,Shalone!!! :D Wheee!
shaloneSK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Np ^_^
Rabbiata Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! :heart::cake::dance:
Sandora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much,Rabbiata! :boogie: :highfive: WooO!
Dyel75 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:party::party:HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:party::party::cake:
I Hope You Have a Very Nice day!!!:blowkiss:
Best Wishes And Greetings From Brazil!!!:hug:
Sandora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hahahaha,WOW! Thank you so very much,Dyel! And return greetings from Malaysia! :boogie: :highfive:
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