25 February 2013 ♥ 10:44pm 2 notes
Every first Friday of the month at Red Dot Museum, from 7:30pm onwards till midnight, there will always be a group of people at the extreme end of Market of Artist And Designers (MAAD), seated down with their sketch book, pencils/pen/paintbrush/marker in hand, looking up and back at their sketch book, composing the image in front of them.
These group of people are from the Organisation of Illustrators Council (OIC).
Many who are at MAAD, are often curious by these group of talented human beings. If the Merlion is the icon of Singapore, then OIC is the icon of MAAD.
Kym and I were at MAAD on Friday, 1 February 2013. We were there to support Herphotoblog and to check out the other stalls. However, we were pretty much stuck hanging around the area where the artist from OIC where, checking out their drawings and making note of which pieces we personally like.
So, I asked Kym if she wanted to sit down and be drawn. She was rather shy and nervous about it. I mean, you have so many pairs of eyes looking at you but you have to keep your composure so that these artists can do their magic. But I managed to convinced her and we finally sat down to get drawn. Well, it was not my first time sitting down and be drawn by OIC so I kinda knew what was in stall for us!
We were told to look at a spot of your choice and try to stay that way for 20 to 30 minutes which is the duration of the session. As both of us sat together and looking at the spot of our choice, we realised that it was really hard to keep still! And then our contact lens starts to dry up on us so we have to blink our eyes several times every few minutes!
When the session ended, we were like excited little kids choosing candies at the window display trying to make up our minds on which we like! I think between us two, we bought like eight pieces of drawings!
The best part about OIC that we both love is that we are showing our support for these talented group of people! Each artwork that we bought cost us $10 and this money goes to the artist of the artwork that you choose.
If you are interested in getting your portraits drawn by these talented artists, be sure to check out the link here. You can make an appointment for the next session which is happening this Friday, 1 March 2013. The last I checked, only 10pm was taken up. However, you can always register on the spot but it will depends on their schedule to fit you in but it’s better if you register thru that link first to secure a place!
Support local artist!