“Cool Cat” (#181: Project 365 Sketches)

"Cool Cat" (#181: Project 365 Sketches)

“Cool Cat” (#181: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Sun 30 Jun. A sketch of an imaginary cat. A few strokes of the Sketchy pen effect made this look like a cat facing away. I imagined it was patiently watching the birds.

[Sketch Club app; iPhone. #365sketches CC-BY-SA]

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“Glove On” (#180: Project 365 Sketches)

“Glove On” (#180: Project 365 Sketches)

“Glove On” (#180: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Sat 29 Jun. From page 4 of “Vicious Cycle”. I’ve decided to delay the release of Issue 1, so that I maintain some consistency with Issue 2. I’ve just started working on Issue 2. As I’m still finding my way with the software as well as the craft of creating a graphic novel, I find myself going back to Issue 1 to refine some aspects. Stuff like the font type, decisions on whether to use a drop shadow for speech bubbles or not, the colour scheme for the borders — seemingly minor stuff. But it’s the little bits that matters.

[Adobe Photoshop; Corel Painter 12; iMac. #365sketches #ViciousCycle-TheGraphicNovel CC-BY-SA]

“Bejewelled” (#179: Project 365 Sketches)

"Bejewelled" (#179: Project 365 Sketches)

“Bejewelled” (#179: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Fri 28 Jun. Her necklace was a set of pretty coloured beads strung together. The other thing I noticed was a laptop stuffed into her fashionable handbag. Bet she was playing Candy Crush (is the game Bejewelled still being played these days?)

[Sketch Club app; iPhone. #sgmemory #365sketches CC-BY-SA]

“Stand Out” (#178: Project 365 Sketches)

"Stand Out" (#178: Project 365 Sketches)

“Stand Out” (#178: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Thurs 27 Jun. At this morning’s commute, it seemed there would not be any interesting subjects to sketch. Everyone’s pose and attire seemed quite ordinary. Then I noticed this lady in a blue Polo-T, carrying a pink haversack slung in front. I thought blocking out the other passengers might make the mundane more interesting. Seems to work.

[Sketch Club app; iPhone. #sgmemory #365sketches CC-BY-SA]

“Sunny” (#177: Project 365 Sketches)

"Sunny" (#177: Project 365 Sketches)

“Sunny” (#177: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Wed 26 Jun. A rather stout looking woman, on a bright sunny morning. We’ve had clear skies, thanks to favourable winds. But the fires are still burning (for those interested, Google for NASA satellite images) and we expect the haze to come back. Interestingly the western part of Singapore experienced very rare hail and typhoon-strength winds.

[Sketch Club app; iPhone. #sgmemory #365sketches CC-BY-SA]

“Plugged Out” (#176: Project 365 Sketches)

"Plugged Out" (#176: Project 365 Sketches)

“Plugged Out” (#176: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Tue 25 Jun. Another weapon of individual distraction: the portal music player & earphones. Not to sound like an old fogey but I remember Sony Walkmans and the personal music revolution. I didn’t get my own Walkman until much later, when I’d saved enough. By then, people were into portable CD players. I was always a techno laggard.

[Sketch Club app; iPhone. #sgmemory #365sketches CC-BY-SA]

“Suit Up!” (#175: Project 365 Sketches)

“Suit Up!” (#175: Project 365 Sketches)

“Suit Up!” (#175: Project 365 Sketches)

2013, Mon 24 Jun. From page 4 (Issue #1) of the graphic novel project. My creative collaborator and I have decided to title the novel “Vicious Cycle”. Exactly who is the vicious one — the bicycle or the rider — we’re not entirely sure yet. BTW, a typical graphic novel is about 48 pages, and we have plans for a 50 page story, I figured it’ll be a ‘novel’ rather than a ‘novelette’.

[Adobe Photoshop CS6; Corel Painter 12. #365sketches CC-BY-SA]