Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wacom Intuos 5 Review

Wacom Intuos 5

Wacom Intuos 5

I received my early birthday present today. I had been using Wacom Bamboo for the past five years until it has been giving me problems. I wondered what was the difference between that and this new drawing tablet. I could immediately tell the difference when I started using it, here is a list:

  1. Writing on Bamboo is like writing on plastic whereas Intuos 5 has a more paper-like feel.
  2. I have more control over the strokes of the brush.
  3. There are plenty of refills for the pen nib and different nibs for different kinds of drawing.
  4. It has a wireless option which might come in handy in the future (of course, it needs battery).
  5. It has a touch option available.
  6. The medium size of Intuos 5 is much larger than the medium size of Bamboo. Slightly longer than an A4 but just right for travels. I only wished that the drawing interface covers most of the tablet instead of having so much extra space around the drawing interface.
  7. The grip of the pen feels steadier and it has much more pressure levels.

Let’s hope it lasts as long as or perhaps longer than Bamboo.

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Dear Departed

Dear Departed

Doodle for the unreachable.


Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Only if you’re a ninja. Bigger resolution available at portfolio soon.


Food in Malaysia

Seaweed Rice

Seaweed Rice

So I went back to Malaysia for the holidays and discovered new food!

Durian Dessert

Durian Dessert

Cornflakes with shaved durian. Sounds unusual but it is surprisingly yummy.

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

 


The Death of A Country

Death of Democracy

Death of A Country

Malaysia’s election happened yesterday. The results are out; the government (BN) won and the opposition (PR) lost. It was a tragic day for democracy. Underhand tactics (so creative and despicable that you couldn’t imagine) were used.

News:

http://www.smh.com.au/world/malaysias-ruling-party-prevails-in-election-20130506-2j1wg.html

http://www.malaysiakini.com/

What happened in 13th May 1969 when the opposition won once:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_May_incident_(Malaysia)

A racial massacre. It was disastrous.

Yesterday marked the history for Malaysia as one of the most dubious elections ever. The voice of the people for a fair election was unheard. Tyranny prevails. Over 600000 foreigners particularly Banglas came to Malaysia. Wonder why? I can’t tell you, my freedom of speech has been taken away.

“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people”.

I mourn for the death of democracy and fair voting.


Jin Reborn

Jin Reborn

Jin Reborn

The original character, Jin is from the anime ‘Samurai Champloo’. I vectored, painted and reconstructed the reference image below:

Original Jin

 I created the textures and glow effects using Photoshop (ink splatters belong to their respective owner). 

Left side of the wallpaper depicts Jin’s past of bloodshed and destruction. The right side is an outcome of his past: an accurate and silent killer. 

Wallpaper resolution available at http://illusted.blogspot.com.au/