Being a Peranakan
My world is one of hybrid - a blend of two very different worlds - Chinese and Malay. This is the biggest reason I love developing characters. The following projects show some of the processes I choose to take. To create characters as real as the people around us, we must forge their own unique voices. With individual personalities, cultural influences, experiences, and world views, its no wonder people verbally interact with the world in different ways, and so our characters should as well. Doing so not only helps to distinguish them from the other characters in our stories, but to add depth and realism to their characterization.
Tool of The Minds -
Brief is to create 10 illustrations depicting the numerous ways Egyptians transport their goods to the market
I was privileged to work with Storymix, UK. They are experts in creating children's stories that put kids of colour in the centre of narratives filled with joy and adventure. Representation matters to them and me.
For me it was the challenge in bringing out the uniqueness of each character.
International Day of the Girl.
with World Vision.
I was privileged to work on this project. Illustrating 10 different girls from 3 different continents. All with unique characteristics and cultures.
Throughout the project, I wanted to ensure the girls' passion was highlighted. Adding culture and patterns enhancing their identity as an individual, together with their uniqueness yet remaining within a community.