Monday, October 31, 2016

Water Great Turnout - IAF2016

The Illustration Arts Fest 2016 (IAF2016) is Singapore's first indie illustration-centric festival and is organised by Organisation of Illustrators Council (OIC) in conjunction with 
Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), LaSALLE College of the Arts; and East London Comics Arts Festival (ELCAF) and Nobrow Press. It ran for 3 days and was held at LaSALLE College of the Arts at 1 McNally Road. 

Despite the monsoon season creeping in, I was grateful to be able to set up a booth at the Illustrator's Market on Saturday and Sunday. It gave me the opportunity to see what the local illustrators are doing in their basements and allowed me to get to know some of them better. My booth was right by @Violet1202 - a concept artist I thoroughly adore! 

Half an hour before the show opened on Oct 29, 2016
with the amazing Samantha a.k.a. Violet1202

New works out including this new bookmark for 
buyers of my 2nd publication, Ciao Firenze! 

Great to see familiar faces drop by to say Hi! 

Made new friends like Kopi here. Incidentally, 
he's right under my works painted with coffee.

Lots of visitors turned up despite the monsoon rains. 

I managed to squeeze in this sketch of the view behind my booth. 

The future looks really bright for artists in Singapore!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth.  Your support definitely keeps me going.  I may have made a good call to use Singapore as a base now to make art. Looking forward to a day when I can see this line of work under the Professional category of a any fill-up form.  :) 

Coming soon, tips on setting up a festival/ fair booth.  Till then... Ciao!