It’s that time of the year again when TVB sends a few of their artists to Sydney to attend the Jade World Carnival and autograph session. This year, Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung and Nancy Wu Ding Yan were chosen and I was pretty excited about that. I really admire Wayne Lai as an actor especially his roles as “Chai Gau” and “Lau Sing” from the Rosy Business franchise. I’m kinda neutral towards Nancy, not a big fan or anything but I don’t mind her. Like the previous 2 years, Jacky, Kaz and I decided to check out the autograph session to meet these celebrities in real life. Sadly, on Friday I came down with the cold and spent the last few days trying to recover. I didn’t recover in time for the event so I wasn’t feeling my best.
The autograph session was held at 2.30pm at Sydney Sussex Center and we arrived about 2 hours earlier. Like the previous years there wasn’t much of a crowd earlier on, so we waited patiently and assumed this was the norm. It turns out the location has changed from the previous years and is no longer held at the main entrance! Only at 2.30pm did we realise it was actually hosted in the food court up on the third level… Yes, you heard right.. FOOD COURT. WTH?
By the time we arrived, the place was already jammed packed with people :( I had to use my super-chibi-ninja skills to find myself a good spot. There was also a queue for the autographs which only allowed VIPs with a sticker to get one. I didn’t have a clue about the stickers. What stickers? Before I could even comprehend the possibility of wasting 2 hours for nothing, Wayne and Nancy had arrived. The crowd went nuts and it looked kinda chaotic. There were lots of old grannies there too which I thought was..kinda cute but weird ^^;
Yesterday I completed this piece of fanart for K-TVB.net, featuring Wayne Lai and Sheren Tang from TVB series “No Regrets“. I love being able to portray characters in this doll form and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out :) I love Sheren’s distinctive look and she was quite a lot of fun to draw.
Embarrassingly, the last time I updated this sketch blog was almost a year ago. Sadly, the reason is that I haven’t drawn anything since then.
Today was a really exciting & memorable day for me! TVB artists Joe Ma, Michael Tse (Laughing Gor) and Susanna Kwan came to Sydney for the Jade World Carnival, and today was the autograph session. Like the previous year, it was held at China Town Sussex Centre but in order to get an autograph we had to spend over $30 to go into a draw. Despite our efforts, Kaz end up drawing out 2 Moon Cake prizes instead, which left us slightly disappointed but the value of the cakes kind of made it okay XD
Nevertheless, we decided to turn up anyway since it was so much fun meeting Linda Chung and Moses Chan last year. The session started at 2pm, so after having some Japanese ramen, Jacky, Kaz and I joined in the crowd a little earlier to get a good view. We kept squealing when they arrived, it feels so amazing meeting celebrities in real life =D Laughing Gor was cool, Susanna Kwan was lovely and Joe Ma was so..charming XDDDD!
Laughing Gor, Susanna Kwan and Joe Ma
At first, I was most excited about Susanna Kwan and Laughing Gor, but when the time came it was Joe Ma who kept us most entertained (he was sitting right in front of us; the other two slightly further away)
Jacky’s parents had two free tickets to see the Miss Sydney Chinese Beauty Pageant and asked if we wanted to go in their place. I’m not a fan of beauty pageants but when I remembered TVB artist Steven Ma Jun Wei was going to be a guest, I immediately jumped to the opportunity! I wanna meet Steven Ma :DD!!!!
Tonight after having dinner at Ajisen, we headed off to Kensington Parade Theatre for the 7pm event, but as usual it ran late and started 30 minutes later. While this was somewhat expected, it was annoying because they kept playing all the sponsors in a loop with a voice over naming each one :p
We end up getting the $68 spots so it wasn’t too bad but still kinda far from the stage. I kept looking around for Steven Ma and it turns out he was already sitting at the front row with the other judges. He’s kinda hard to spot dressed casually.
Steven Ma next the the lady in red
Our view of the stage. You can just barely make out their faces XD The opening performance consisted of them dancing to Lady Gaga songs. Then there was another ‘performance’ where they walked around and threw poses..to ‘Eyes on Me’.
A few months ago I drew chibi dolls of the cast from TVB drama ‘Beyond the Realm of Conscience‘ for K-TVB.net. This included a character called ‘Lau Sam Ho’ who was performed by actress Charmaine Sheh.
A week ago, a Malaysian fan of Charmaine Sheh contacted me saying she was going to visit Malaysia and the fan club wanted to make a cake for her based on my chibi drawing. I thought- ‘oh why not’, so gave her a reply and didn’t expect anything to come out of it.
It turns out it really went ahead, and Charmaine actually got the cake with my drawing on it 8D That’s pretty awesome! (Even though I don’t get any credit for the original) She recently started up a weibo account (Chinese equivalent of Twitter) and posted a picture ofÂ it as her first entry too, hehehee!
Here are two lovely photos I was recently sent as a token of appreciation ^.^ (She asked me to watermark them so I did)
Photos belong to Ivy @ ivycreations.blogspot.com
Looks good to me 8D
Today I worked on a new set of ‘Chibi Dolls’ for K-TVB.net featuring the cast from TVB drama ‘Beyond the Realm of Conscience‘ :) It was tricky finding references since their clothing and accessories were quite detailed. The wigs confused me a lot. lol I tried to fit as much detail I could onto these tiny things, and I’m quite happy with how they turned out.
These bases were completely re-drawn and aren’t the same as the Sailor Moon chibis dolls I used in the past. I think it’s time to give it an update so the lines are cleaner :)
Beyond the Realm of Conscience (TVB)
Tavia Yeung as Yiu Kam Ling
The first doll I worked on.
Charmaine Sheh as Lau Sam Ho
Selena Li as Man Po-yin
She turned out way cuter than I thought she would, yay.
I’m absolutely over the mooooonnnn ^_______^!! Today Kaz, Jacky and I went to China Town for TVB’s Linda Chung é¾å˜‰æ¬£ and Moses Chan é™³è±ª’s autograph session! To be eligible for an autograph, we needed to spend $30+ at a store in Sussex Centre to go into a draw. Kaz entered and was lucky enough to win a ticket!! :D She was also allowed to bring two friends along and invited me and Jacky, yay.
We arrived at 12pm to redeem our tickets and went to have some drinks to cool ourselves down :) We went back there at 1.20pm to start queuing up and we were 2nd in line! How awesome is that? They made their appearance at 2pm and at that very moment, the queue kind of went crazy and people just pushed in and jumped all over the place ^^;; IT WAS SOOO EXCITING!! I was surprised how happy I was actually- I didn’t think I would be THIS excited to see them, but I went crazy too. lol There was sooo much competition for a good shot of them, but alas.. I think I dominated!!! :D :D :D
I mean seriously… can anyone get a better view of them than this???? No randoms in the way!!! YAAAAAYYY!!! XD I didn’t even zoom-in for this picture- I was that close to them! So happy..lol
aww..they waved at us ^.^
Linda and Moses recording a footage promoting TVB XD Yes, their recording camera was RIGHT next to me!! ahahaha…which is why my view was so good ^^
I’ve recently been following a period drama called “The Silver Chambers of Sorrow” and am pleasantly surprised by how intriguing it is :) I like it.. I just wanna keep watching the next episode to see what happens! I’m up to episode 9 out of 20 and even though I’ve already spoiled the ending about a year ago, it’s still good to see the character development and plot unfold. It’s a pretty depressing series, though I find depressing series more interesting. Come on, we all love a bit of tears in our eyes~ which is another reason I like hiding in my room and watching it by myself *sniff* hehe. XD
Other than that, just me trying to recover from the flu…getting there!
I just finished watching ‘The Legend of Demi Gods’ and had the urge to draw these! I really do love some of the characters, especially ‘An Hei’ (the 4th character), Ho Choi Mui (middle) and the Swordsman Spirit (5th character). They were rather fun to draw but it was challenging finding reference pics.
These artwork are also displayed on K-TVB.net
I’ve also drawn Sailor Moon characters in this style too. You can find them here.