Sunday, 8 May 2011


For the last few months I have done character designs, storyboards and story development on 'SKAL VIOLA!' ('Cheers Viola!'), a short film/PSA by Susanne Baekby Olesen (Drawesome Pictures).

'SKAL VIOLA!' is about Viola, an impressionable young girl growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father. She seeks refuge in her teddy bear, Sebastian, bringing him to life in her imaginary world. However, this imaginary world only serves as a temporary escape from her father's drunken behaviour.

The movie deals with the complex, far-reaching issues relating to alcohol/ism, specifically how it affects family units, interpersonal relationships and self-esteem, from the unique viewpoint of a child.

"This film is meant to be a part of the discussion with the children, a tool for social workers and an eye opener to parents."  -  Susanne Baekby Olesen (Drawesome Pictures)

here are some stills from the animatic:

Friday, 6 May 2011


Designing the characters for 'SKAL VIOLA!' was quite an exciting and challenging experience. Like most artists, I want my designs to be fresh, without a generic or predictable look/design. However, I am often inspired by the work of Milt Kahl, Henric Wallmark and Hayao Miyazaki.


Thursday, 5 May 2011


Above: A small handbill made by one of the artists at "The Monk Studio"

At the end of 2007, i was an intern at The Monk Studio in Bangkok, Thailand. I was really fortunate to be character designer and storyboard artist on TodPolson's/NobleTales short film 'Escape of the Gingerbread Man!'

Stills from Tod Polson's short film 'Escape of the Gingerbread Man!!!'

To see more of Tod Polson's awesome artwork, visit his blog here:

and this is where it all happened:

The Early Years

Concept work done for Clockwork Zoo's 'Electric Juju'

playground of the future - ASEAN FUTURAMA - concept work for Xhabition Co Ltd. - Bangkok

Kids of Asia - Character Designs for Xhabition Co Ltd. - Bangkok