Guy + Tattoo = Hot?

I'm not a big fan of tattoos, but somehow when I started drawing this guy, it's either put a shirt on him (but how could I, he's got a hot torso, haha!) or draw something on his body... As you can see, I decided on the latter and he still looks to me... So I can tattoos can be nice sometimes. ;p Hope you all like it! All done in SAI Paint Tool, love my new toy, haha! XD

Tattoos can be nice sometimes... ;p
"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.80 | artist.mangaka


My newest love is...

... SAI Paint Tool!!! Haha! I know, I'm sad, but I love to draw, so anything that helps me achieve that, well, of course I'll fall in love with it, hehe. Anyway, needed a bit of art therapy the other day and came up with this! Hope you all like it! xxx
~ tres hot!!!
"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin | artist.mangaka


On the 65th Birthday of His Majesty...

... my beloved aunt was given a medal (bintang) with the title of "Datin Paduka" ~ such a glorious day! I'm so happy for her, she really deserved it! One very dedicated and hardworking lady! XD Congratulations, Wajijah!!!

It's also a glorious day because I discovered a new paint tool to use - SAI Paint Tool! So much easier to use than Photoshop in terms of digital colouring! Love it! Here's a quick self-caricature which was done totally in SAI!

Self Caricature
"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.80 | artist.mangaka


27th National Day of Brunei Darussalam

[image courtesy of mapsof.net]
Just wanted to wish all Bruneians Happy 27th National Day! I'm so patriotic that I didn't even wake up to watch the celebration this morning ~ ooops! Hehe! XD Such a good day since it's a public holiday ~ woo hoo! It's all good!

"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.76 | artist.mangaka


A lifeline....

For people in Brunei who are addicted to Facebook and want to log onto it using their mobile (I think I'm one of the last few people in the country who hasn't already done this!), please go here and follow the instructions. The link is courtesy of my friend, June! Thanks, June dear! XD

"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.77 | artist.mangaka


Belated b'day gift for Pip!

It's way way belated - like TWO years! I know, it's crazy... Apologies to my niece, Fifah a.k.a. Pip! Anyway, it's done now - well, partially... this is just a sketch, the next phase is to ink and colour it. I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to do that, which is why I decided to post the sketch first. I hope Pip likes it, not sure if she's seen it yet. I'm happy with the outcome, since it's been a while since I last drew anything - rusty, rusty, this took me almost two hours! O.o
Vampire Knight Sketch: Senri Shiki x Rima Toya
"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.77 | artist.mangaka


Usagi-chan says...

Nini Boy, Dyanna, Nini Noi
Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone who is celebrating Chinese New Year! May the new year bring you lots of luck and good fortune!

Coincidentally, my dad's birthday fell on the same day as CNY this year ~ what a great b'day present; luck and good fortune!!! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Dad! [big hug] Hope you enjoyed the steamboat lunch Mum prepared because the rest of us certainly did, hehe. Thanks, Mummy dearest!

"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.77 | artist.mangaka


Happy New Year 2011!

So it is now the year 2011 - it's the year of new beginnings for me, since a lot of life-changing events occurred to me in 2010, and unfortunately not everything was good... Anyway, I'm not the type to mope about since I'm too much of an optimist for that, hehe. I'm not saying the not-so-good things that happened weren't emotionally difficult to take but what good is it for me to ponder over them. The best thing to do is to look forward and have faith. I aim to achieve a lot this year. How best to start but with the typical new year resolutions (achievable ones!), haha.

+ Be punctual and work smart
+ Achieve my target weight and get fit
+ Brush up on all my foreign languages
+ Work on at least one drawing a week
+ Work on at least one manga per quarter
+ Bake at least once a month
+ Keep in touch with family and friends regularly
+ Travel more
+ Get another qualification

I think that's all. Some may be too insignificant to be called a resolution, but who cares. It's more of a reminder for me. XD

Anyway, hope everyone is having a brilliant start to the year! Take care and will update again soon...

"Beginning is easy, continuing is hard."
dr.rin.79 | artist.mangaka