First name: Wei Li
Studies: TOA - Illustration in comics
weiliwonka : Yes. It does though it's not a heavy influence to my drawings, however the way we think here is different and is naturally interpreted in my art as well. The city I live in is really fast paced, and a little conservative BUT the food is really lovely here, you guys should come visit!
weiliwonka : TOA stands for The One Academy of Communication Design. It's a reknown art college especially in Malaysia. To be honest, it really opened my eyes to art, cause I've never really been brought up with art based culture or anything like that. I chose to major in illustration in comics. However there are other art majors available here as well.
weiliwonka : Oh, actually that is my ultimate goal to create my very own children book. For the moment, i do launch my own mini series of artworks that are made into booklets. The recent one that I just launched is my 'A truly stereotypical series’. The series consist of 8 typical high school/college stereotypes. With each illustration comes a humourous depiction of how they are, their likes and dislikes. And no, it is just a personal project that I gave myself.
weiliwonka : HAHAHA. Well , let's just say i appreciate the usually unappreciated or deemed ugly. I like the really strange expressions or 'ugly' faces or illustrations. (these items could be anything).
weiliwonka : I love storytelling , I love telling personal stories with a twist of fantasy. With the occasional, down to earth storyline. As for writing or illustrating, I do both. I use a personal diary to jot down stories , descriptions for my next piece whereas my sketchbook is filled with thumbnails or rough idea sketches least I forget the idea itself.
weiliwonka : Ah, yes most of my paintings are coloured digitally however, most of my line-art are done traditionally as I like the feel of it more. No, i have never used digital medium before. I recently started around 2 years ago because of college.
weiliwonka : I have a strong preference towards line-art as I usually use pen to draw. It began as a habit after a lecturer said 'stop being so cowardly! Just use your pen. So what if you make a mistake? You'll remember it longer this way!'
weiliwonka : Yes, I do like exploring in terms of drawing. As a student I’m still taking baby steps to brush up my art sense. My favourite kind at the moment is definitely flat style. Yes, some of my submissions are school assignments.
weiliwonka : I don't have a particular favourite sorry! But there are many pieces that I like here. The conceptual pieces are the ones I like best
weiliwonka : I think my school would be open to it as a place for their students to showcase their works online and get known.
weiliwonka : SCOTTIE YOUNG! he's one of my favourite, OH OH! AND EMILY CARROLL! PLEASE!