“Little Dreamers” 100-Day Challenge: Days 1 to 25

For 100 days from 19 Jul to 26 Oct 2021, I’m creating and posting one new illustration each day on my Instagram and my Facebook page, as a way of developing a new series of artworks. Based on the initial direction of the works, I’ve named the series “Little Dreamers”, …

The Importance of Showing Up For Your Dream

Since March this year, I’ve started to take ownership of my journey in mastery as an artist. Initially I committed myself to drawing 2 fairy penguins and 1 oak tree five days a week, as a way to build up my foundational drawing skills as a self-trained artist. At the …

My New Drawing Practice and What I’m Learning About Mastery

Since 2013, I’ve been an active member in a coaching and personal development community in Singapore, and during their leadership program in 2015, my mentor advised me to master drawing all 17 species of penguins in an anatomically accurate way. I took this assignment seriously and started drawing these penguins …

Why Do You Do What You Do?

We live in a time now where it’s common to have a hyphenated title, e.g. singer-songwriter-activist, artist-chef, engineer-writer… and the lines between profession and hobby are more blurred than ever. With technology and the Internet, we have greater access to knowledge and information, and we have more conveniences which means …

Are You “Too Busy” to Live Your Dream?

It’s common these days for people to have hyphenated titles, as we’re no longer limited to developing ourselves only in one area. Actors are also humans rights activists, singers are also painters, and chefs are also writers, and so on… Even I have been introducing myself as a visual-artist-and-voice-coach for …

Are You Postponing Your Dream Unknowingly?

I believe that everyone has a dream, and we go through our life’s journey to fulfil some sort of purpose. The life you have right now — you’re the only one who can live it, and you owe it to yourself to make the most of it and the best …

Your Dream Begins with a Single Step

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Every feat that Man has accomplished, every vision brought to life, every adventure and journey completed… they all started with a single step. We’re surrounded everyday by news of people who have fulfilled one of their …

The Making of Animation “All Is Not Lost… Yet”

2021 started with a mad rush to complete my second animation project. I basically spent New Year’s Eve and Day hunched over my work table taking hundreds of snapshots… which at 24 frames per second, adds up to only a few seconds of film lol. After this project, I definitely …

Embrace Your Nonlinear Path

Life isn’t really linear, but we’re brought up to believe that it’s supposed to be. We’re conditioned to think that after our schooling years we need to go to university and get a degree, then after we graduate we have to get a job in what we majored in, and …

How to Discover What Your Dream Might Be

If you’ve followed my writing and work for some time now, you may have come across this question (or similar variations): If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s one thing that you must do in your life such that when you look back at the end of it, you …