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Final Fantasy X : Yuna
[Edited on 13 Jan 2018]
After 7 years since I posted this art, I finally managed to make Yuna looked more like... well, Yuna! In this change, I rework her hair to resemble Yuna's version and refine some parts of the details. The next change is basically her breasts part, making them less bustier. Lastly, I readjust the color to less saturation and increase the brightness. Hope you guys like the changes :D

[Edited on 27 Feb 2011]
Some minor edit on necklace and hair parts. Thanks to mdotts and Fiveonthe for pointing them out :D

Yay! Finally the weekend is here (yup, based on my time zone) and it's submission time for my latest Yuna artwork! :D

The title of this artwork is called "Suteki Da Ne" (translate as Isn't It Wonderful?), pretty straightforward though I wrote it in Japanese character (LOL, I actually google translate it). I tried writing it in english, but it sounds weird for a title since there will be question mark at the end. I'm not sure about writing in Japanese, whether there will be question mark or not... but I realized the song title somehow they did not include it. Or they also don't want their title to look weird? LOL. Whatever it is, here I present to you "Suteki Da Ne" artwork.

In this artwork, basically I want to focus the details more on Yuna herself. Which is why I made a decision to put beach background instead. I once thought of drawing Macalania lake during night time, but I figure that the lighting may not be suitable. I briefly tested dark background, and I come to conclusion that day background will be more suitable and she would look more radiant.

Pyreflies, thanks to those who have suggested, I have included some of the pyreflies inside the artwork. In fact, since pyreflies very much represents FFX and Yuna herself, I did have the intention of putting them in. And, I'm very happy with the results coming out. I thought it's gonna be difficult but after some random tries, I manage to produce them. It may be not accurate as the real one in game, but at least I can say it's my own version? :XD:

Let's talk about Yuna!

Once again, I used Saaya Irie as the reference model. But the reason I used her again is more particularly because she's Asian and Yuna is definitely modelled after Asian people. Furthermore, she speaks english in Asian slang right?

Come to costumes, after searching through the net, I realize her costume's reference was the most difficult to find compare to others I drew before. I know they are abundance everywhere but to get high res images are certainly the most difficult. First of all, before HD technology come in, the game was modelled after 480p resolution and their official wallpapers back then are 1024x764 the highest unlike these years, you can obtain their high res picture easily everywhere.

But thanks very much to my fellow DeviantArt watchers who suggested me a few useful links for reference. LOL, sometimes I find it funny that I seems like doing cosplaying for myself too with all those close research around. In fact, I used to have a thought of cosplaying for myself but unfortunately I don't know how to sew or find suitable materials around my place. Furthermore, my country here somewhat not so popular in cosplaying. They have a few but I can see most of them just do it in events or convention. Not like how I see in DA, that most of them do it during their weekends outdoor and take good photos with their poses and costumes.

The obvious difficult part in her costume is the Obi part at her waist and the hibiscus. If you look carefully especially the hibiscus, I actually did the overall design before manually resize and adjust to fit her waist position. The difficulty comes when you have to make them looked 3D otherwise it looks like a paper cutting paste on her body LOL :XD:

So, here there you go! Now that I presented you guys the new artwork, I hope you guys like it. You may use this as your personal wallpaper but please do not use it for the purpose to photomanipulate, alter or whatsoever without my permission. I will be more appreciate that you seek my permission first because all these are done with hardwork for 2 months.

Enjoy! :D

[Edit 27 Feb 2011] - Some minor edit on necklace and hair parts. Thanks to mdotts and Fiveonthe for pointing them out :D

Material Used:
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Wacom Graphire 4

- Saaya Irie - Japanese Bikini Model
- Several screenshots and wallpapers released by Square Enix, game magazines etc
- Cosplay reference site:… ,… ,…

Special Thanks for suggesting good links and advices for Yuna costume:
Epsilon86 artisticpsyco mdotts Endless-Fantasy-Art Usagi-Baka

Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura © SQUARE ENIX CO. LTD
Portrait Drawing: Savvy Taylor
Watch the drawing timelapse:… :D =)

Seems that this will be my last digital drawing for the year 2017. As usual because of my procrastination, it took me like 6 months plus to complete the whole drawing. But in fact it only took me about 40+ hours to draw the whole thing.

For the past few digital portraits, I have been drawing Oriental girls. So, this time I have decided to make a new move by drawing portrait of a female model from the United States. It was a random search on the internet when I stumbled onto Savvy Taylor's photo and I found she is perfect for new challenge - someone in sexy pose and wear a jeans jacket.

The drawing process wasn't too difficult. Probably because I'm already used to draw a portrait. The best part I have developed some new technique on how to make the hair more realistic than before, though I still need to improve more. The jeans part was quite difficult at first. But later on I decided not to put in too much of details (otherwise it consumes a lot of time) but rather I try to create a sort of illusion to make the jean seems real from a distance.

I hope you guys like the new drawing.


Till then, see you guys again next year! :D

Drawing Program & Tools Used:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
- Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet

- Savvy Taylor from U.S.A
- Reference photo by Robby Mueller:…
"You have pushed me to the edge of desperation! Now I have no choice but to kill you...!"

Heh, this is something very different I attempt in compare to the fantasy type of drawing. For the first time, I am attempting something which is ground to reality.

This is actually a recreation of the scene from one of the short films collaboration with my friends whereby the guy is desperate for money and therefore mugged the girl (or guy in our actual movie scene) in the back alley. The reason I replaced the guy with a girl... well, just to make the scene cater for opposite attraction. =P

Aside from scene recreation, I actually long craving for gloomy/ dark kind of atmosphere but couldn't get the inspiration until I saw this still shot. Another is that I wanted to try whether can I actually generate rain effect (yay, inspired from The Dark Knight Rises poster). Although the effect may not be accurate but hey, at least I can make it look like rain, no? :XD:

I know this is no fan-art or something pleasant to see... but at times, artist must once a while do something different/surprise so that fans will not just label "oh, he just the artist who only do one kind of art".

So yeah, I hope you guys enjoy! :D

[EDIT - June 28, 2017]
Wow, time really passed fast. It's been 5 years since I published this artwork.

Honestly speaking, this is by far my most best original work. The initial idea was to have this artwork portrays in a very dark, somber theme but somehow I couldn't get the effect right... until today. There are several times I tried to make it right but it didn't turn out well. So yesterday I decided to try again and finally I got it right! So happy! :D

Changes I made:
1. Re-edit the girl's face to more attractive looking
2. Slim down her arm which against the wall
3. De-saturate the overall colour, change the overall filter to dark bluish - make it more dark and somber
4. Change the title font to be more fitting to the overall theme.

To some of you who have seen this artwork before, I hope you guys like the latest one. If you guys haven't... hope you enjoy it too haha.

Material used:
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Wacom Graphire 4 tablet
Digital Drawing: Jelly Lin
This is the second time I have drawn a China actress. Previously was Vivian Zhang:…

If you have no idea who is Jelly Lin/ Lin Yun, she is famously known for her first movie debut in 'The Mermaid', a 2016 chinese comedy movie directed by Stephen Chow. I actually started to notice her when she acted in her 2nd movie titled 'Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2'. She has this natural beauty especially she got this sexy lips which gives you the urge of wanting to kiss her LOL. :D

This time I put the most attention to her hair because that was the main factor why the actual photo reference is beautiful. It is not easy to replicate the sun reflection; I had to try out a few times until I get it right. Nevertheless, the end result was indeed satisfying and the time spent is worth it =)

What do you think of this artwork? I hope you guys like this artwork!

Drawing Program & Tools Used:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
- Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet

- Jelly Lin/ Lin Yun from China
Portrait Drawing: Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot
Watch the Cinegraph version:…

The first drawing for 2017!

Wonder Woman is coming soon in theater next month! Yay!

Before my intention to draw this portrait, I thought of drawing something popular and well-known since most of the time I only drew someone who is known to smaller percentage of the people. Then I start by looking into popular movies and then superheroes movies. Ultimately, Wonder Woman's first trailer captured my attention! Of all the scenes, the one I drew now is the one captured my attention the most! Gal Gadot is such a beauty! :D

This time, I changed my style of drawing a bit. Usually I tend to make the drawing details very fine but for this version, I use the quick-sketch method (though it's not so quick) so you could see some rough textures on her face. I think rough texture is quite suitable given the gloomy mood of the picture, and the war scene settings (World War II, I supposed?). 

What do you think about the drawing? I hope you guys like it. =)

Drawing Program & Tools Used:
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
- Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet

- Wonder Woman first trailer


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All the artworks you have seen in this gallery are drawn with Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Graphire 4 tablet pen. If you wondering where I got the drawing skills from, it was all self-taught. I didn't attend any graphic or art school. Everything you see here are all learned by myself. I learn how to use Photoshop by simply try and error on the tools and other features. If I wasn't sure on how to achieve certain effect, I go around Google or YouTube and look for tutorials. Sometimes, I do consult some of my friends who have experience with Photoshop.

Find it hard to believe? LOL. In fact, a lot people when they see my artwork, they couldn't believe that I drawn them by myself. But it happened anyway =P. So if you guys out there want to be a great artist, always believe in yourself that you can do it. And, don't be discourage when your friends did not believe that you can draw! :D


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Hello everyone and hope you guys will be having a great year ahead!

It's been a year since I updated my last journal. And today I would like to introduce you my new YouTube channel called Arts of Realism (Link:…).

Basically the videos in this YouTube channel will be featuring Work In Progress of my digital portraits (mostly the latest ones). These videos are to dedicate for those who are eager to find out how I did the drawing from zero to its completion. Or, to those who still disbelieve or doubt that I did draw it from scratch (which many of my friends and work colleagues thought so XD).

I hope you guys like it and in future, I will be uploading more videos so you'll get more inspired. So be sure to subscribe my YouTube channel! =)

So, what will be my next or future artwork?

Honestly I am still figuring out on what should I do for the next artwork. Initially I thought of drawing females of different ethnics. But then again, I still haven't got the inspiration/motivation to do so.

Let's wait and see. Perhaps some time in few weeks/months, I might have new inspiration. I always tell myself not to force yourself to draw one if I am not inspired. The outcome will not be as pleased as those with full of inspiration.

So until I have the idea on what to draw next, see ya again! :D


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