Pergh Character Redesign Battle - Sephiroth

I'm planning to enter this week battle at Pergh. Every week, there will be Character Redesign Battle at Pergh.com. And the title for this week is Sephiroth, which is one of the antagonist Final Fantasy character. So, here is a sneak peek of my work in progress:


I hope I can finish it soon.

Update:
Today is final day, and I'm not really satisfied with my resulting artwork... arkh!!

Copying Masterpieces - My Progressive Learning

Yesterday, I redraw a cartoon of female blogger artwork which I found on iStockPhoto. My attempt of copying other artist's masterpieces is another way to learn and get the feeling of how the original artist drawing it. Like a copy ninja, I use my Sharingan technique to copy the artwork. Hehehe... And today, I updated the same artwork, progressively add more details to follow the original masterpiece. Even thou this is not an oil painting masterpiece, I can still feel on how the artists draw it on vector graphic software like Inkscape.


This drawing is still unfinished, but enough for today. Because I'm already tired to continue. Maybe later. If you want to know more about Copying Masterpiece technique, there is a book about it. You can grab it from the link below.


Copying Masterpieces - by Jose Maria Parramon

Every student of art has been encouraged to copy works by renowned masters to better understand the skill and spirit that inform a great artist's vision. This book provides the opportunity to copy two paintings in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris - "Entrance to the Small Village" by the French impressionist Camille Pissarro and "The Blue Vase" by Paul Cezanne, both reproduced here as large gatefolds. Following an overview of various painting styles including impressionism and realism, the lives and artistic styles of Pissarro and Cezanne are closely examined. General rules for copying works in museums are outlined...
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Redraw To Learn

Sometimes, we can learn something when we redraw someone else's artwork. I do learn from it too. As I feel so bored today, I redraw this female blogger artwork for fun. It is unfinished, but enough for me to have fun today. I found the original image on istockphoto via google image search.


I did it in Inkscape and GIMP.

Logo Design: Xventour

Xventour is a brand for extreme sports & outdoor activity group in Malaysia which is founded in year 2000. It begins with a bunch of crews from Outdoor & Recreational Club of UiTM Machang, Kelantan who loved this kind of sports activity somewhere around year 1997. Since then, this group of people have been actively doing private hiking, kayaking, wall & rock climbing, white water rafting, snorkeling, camping, mountain bike and so on. Just tell them which mountain of Malaysia you wanna go, they are the experts who you can rely on.

Last week, the chief of this team asked me to re-design this brand logo. I feel honored to design their brand logo. So, after several design works, this is my first proposal. I hope they will love it.


In this design, I'm highlighting the X as the brand icon and embed a mountain shape at the bottom of the X. Even thou this team are expert in mountain hiking, the same mountain symbolism in this logo would give a lot of meanings like their courage and teamwork. Climbing up a mountain or other height often indicates spiritual or mental "rising" or improvement.


I hope we can see this logo being used as their big brand soon. For those who would like to ask me to design your logo, you can email me asking for quotations at apogee@apogeek.com . Until then, have fun!

Cross Hatching Practice: Maher Zain

I'm not feeling very well today. I got MC, staying at home and tuning to Malaysian radio station which couldn't stop playing Maher Zain songs. Perhaps, I may have also been infected by Maher Zain fever around Malaysia. Therefore, I took my pen and draw this for all Maher Zain fans...


This drawing is done using ballpoint pen and my sketchbook paper. Hope you enjoy it!

OSDC.my Logo Design

Back in 2009, I've designed OSDC.my Logo and it is until now being use as the official Open Source Developer Club Malaysia (OSDC.my) logo. As usual, I will share the Inkscape source file where you can download and use it in your flyers, website or any promotional media, as long as it is for promoting OSDC.my as is.


You can download the Inkscape source file here: OSDC.my Logo by ApOgEE

If you want to share the source file, please make a link to this page. Thank you!

Sketch Practice: Sumardi

I haven't practice my drawing and sketching for more than a year maybe due to my busy daily life. So, I started back to play around with my pencil sketch. This time, I draw Sumardi from my photo stocks.

Bad result this time, seems like my hand & eye need some alignment check. I couldn't match what I see to what I draw...


For those who didn't follow this blog much, Sumardi is one of my friend who love FOSS and a PHP expert.

Malaysia Open Source Conference 2011 Artwork Part 2

This is another artwork made by me for MOSC2011 event.


Download Inkscape source file here: MOSC2011 Artwork by ApOgEE

Artwork for MOSC 2011

While waiting for the upcoming MOSC2011 event which is planned to be held on 3, 4, 5 and 6 July 2011, I created this artwork as my contribution to the community. MOSC2011 stands for Malaysian Opensource Conference 2011 which is Open Source Software conference organize by Malaysia Open Source Community. MOSC2011 is a conference for sharing knowledge in ICT thats related to Open Source Software (OSS) and OSS communities.


You can download the Inkscape source of this artwork here: MOSC2011 Artwork by ApOgEE

That's all for now... enjoy!