Did you know that “the girl from Katong” is a super awesome illustrator with crazy coloured hair? Kristal have been leading the charge for the current wave of “designed-trained” illustrators in Singapore since 2010.
You must come for her talk titled :
Talk 03 – “Blood Sweat and Unicorn Tears – A DIY guide to self taught illustrations”
Date: Sun 13th August 2017
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: F202 , Lasalle / McNally Campus
Cost: $20/- per ticket ( Special discounts available for students and the 4 Talks bundle – https://illustrationartsfest.org/tickets/index.php )
She will be sharing about her journey from being a salaried graphic designer to a successful full-time indie designer/ illustrator with a fantastic portfolio and highly enviable client list.
Kristal Melson ( Singapore ) http://www.kristalmelson.com/
Illustrator and visual artist Kristal, aka Krisonautopilot splits her time creating colourful images for music, fashion, publications & brands. Her recent collaborations include Baybeats, Facebook, Fred Perry and was selected as a “Red Dot Hero” for the campaign launching the first Apple Store in Singapore as well as Today At Apple workshops. With her illustrations attracting a range of commissions, her drawings, both traditional and digital are perfect for the internet age. Informed by her upbringing in Singapore and previous training in graphic design and illustration, Kristal’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, adding a computerised dimension to her tropical surroundings.
Yin Shian is currently studying at SVA in NYC.
About Ng Yin Shian:
Shian is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Singapore. Her fascination with the universe and the pursuit of ‘beauty’ has led her down the strange path of being an artist. Her recent body of work sees her attempting to move out of her comfort zone by devising new methods of storytelling and pushing her technical limits. She spends the majority of her time overthinking her sketches. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with printmaking and crafting small zines and books.
You can see more of her work here: http://cargocollective.com/shian
Our friend Tina aka 25度 was at IAF2016 last year and gave a glowing report to her illustrator friends! This year she is back with a bigger team to join us at our festival! She will be participating too at our special portraits session with her paper cutting illustrations! Don’t miss it!
Tina aka 25°C born in Taoyuan and now a freelance illustrator based in Taipei. She has discovered from a young age that 25 degree Celsius is the optimum temperature for drawing. An avid fan of animation and character design – she delights in trying to draw the soul of characters in their eyes.
See more of her works here: https://www.facebook.com/tina.illustrator/
25度 ( Tina )
Abstract, colourful and super fun – you can see Eeshaun’s work brightening up many places in Singapore! The most delightful one must be “Move!” at the Bishan MRT station!
Soh Ee Shaun (b. 1980) is an artist and illustrator from Singapore. Since 2005, he has created artworks and illustrations for Adidas, Nike, Lacoste, Disney, The Discovery Channel, Singapore Fashion Festival and Herman Miller, and has exhibited at ION Gallery, the Singapore Contemporary Art Show, iLight Marina Bay Singapore and the 2016 London Illustration Fair. Ee Shaun has been a National Arts Council-appointed visual art mentor for The NOISE Apprenticeship Program since 2009, and was a finalist for the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. He is represented by Mulan Gallery, Art Loft Asia and Illustrious World (UK).
See more of his works here: cargocollective.com/eeshaun
One of our friends from the visiting Taiwan team who will be at the IAF Artists Market!
About Shih-Fen Lin:
Shih-Fen Lin was born in Taiwan. He loved painting and drawing while he was a little boy. Though he got his bachelor’s degree in medical school, he can’t forget his dream to be an artist. Therefore, he went to San Francisco and studied illustration in Academy of Art University. Now Shih-Fen Lin is a freelance illustrator in Taipei.
See more his work here : http://shihfenlin.daportfolio.com/ ( FB: Shih-Fen Illustration )
Ruffgaws was first featured in our zine event in 2016. We like the strange surreal characters and settings in her work.
Ruffgaws is an occasional illustrator of the odd and curious. Largely affected by her father’s death, she enjoys exploring morbid themes of death, disturbances and the defaced. She couples each illustration with a short poem or narrative. Look out for recurring elements in her drawings such as naked bodies wearing face masks and reflections in mirrors – these are her take on a society that 爱面子 (‘loves face’, also mean prideful). To her, illustrating is a personal process and every piece is part of something that has affected her enough to be made tangible. Her latest series delve into the topic unwanted babies and how animals are sometimes more human than we are.
See more here https://ruffgaws.wordpress.com/
Adeline paints amazing intricate flower-like creatures! How anyone can make so much art with so little time ( painstakingly by hand -no shortcuts! ) that alone is totally mindblowing, not taking into account how detailed and beautiful her art is!
There is a nice interview about her here – IAF2016- interview with Adeline Tan
Adeline Tan aka mightyellow is an illustrator and visual artist based in Singapore. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and popular culture, her works are often a juxtaposition of elements pulled from personal experiences and past memories. Having worked in advertising, branding and tech before becoming a full-time illustrator, her clients include Facebook, Adidas, and Uniqlo. She is currently represented by Mulan Gallery, Singapore.
You can see more of her work here: http://www.mightyellow.com/ ( ig: @yell0w )
We are inspired and amazed by the progress made in a few short years by this team of four energetic young friends from the TYC! Happy to announce that TYC will be giving a special talk at the festival – cheekily titled “Roasted Chicken Platter with Extra Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck on the Side”!
This talk is FREE! FREE ADMISSION! Free seating and first come first served.
No drinks and meats will be served during or after this session!!
“Roasted Chicken Platter with Extra Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck on the Side”
Venue: F201, Lasalle / McNally Campus
Time: 12 to 1pm , Sunday 13th August 2017 ( info updated 08/08/2017 )
Despite having only been in the industry for a short span of 3 years, Tell Your Children has gone on to provide visual solutions for high profile clients both local and overseas alike.
This is a casual dialogue on their journey thus far and the perils that awaits one when attempting to step out of their comfort zone, while balancing a constant need for reinvention of ones philosophies, maturity and artistic abilities in the process.
TYC Studios, or more commonly known as Tell Your Children, is an illustration collective started in 2014 consisting currently of 4 creatives.
Highly sought after for their eclectic style of illustration, TYC has worked with a variety of international brands such as Vans, Levis and Uniqlo.
Seeking an expansion of creative work across the globe, the group takes constant trips out of Singapore and has worked on various mural projects in New York, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
See more of their work here: http://www.tycstudios.com/
Another great illustrator and Lasalle alumni we encountered! Thanks to Ning Chen for introducing!
I find my work gravitate towards a dream-like aesthetic with influences from science, culture and surrealism, like a sub-conscious dialogue of a world in parallel where the rules no longer apply.
Drawing and painting has helped me discover an enthusiasm to life and it is my personal belief that people are inherently happier when they create, as part of this initiative I have launched a series of developmental workshops which serves as an inclusive space for beginners and enthusiast alike to share a common love for the Arts.
See more work by him at: www.amien.co (Instagram: @amiencreatives )
All we can say is that Ning Chen is amazing with 2 of the best jobs in the world – making delicious ice cream by day and illustrator of colourful crazy yummy things at night!
Ning is a full time chef , part- time illustrator, with an obsession with cats & Kewpie mayonnaise. As a chef she works with food everyday, so her illustrations are largely based on food and the ingredients she works with. Drawing to Ning is a perfect way to relief stress, I guess its because she usually draws happy things!
See more of Ning’s work here: sesameseedcat.tumblr.com