More exciting Perks (4 days left)!

Time is running out... We're down to the last 4 days of our campaign but still far from our target. Please continue to donate and help us spread the words! Help us help more animals! 

We've added a few interesting Perks too - You can now have a portrait of your pet or any animal of your choice drawn in my style.

You can also personalised a balloon house art print with your name(s), and add in a significant date

You can frame it up and give it as a wedding/ anniversary gift!

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AND even have your beloved pet drawn in!

The best part is, you can get these while helping other animals!

More images and details can be found here, www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard/x/8916509. Hurry, you only have 4 days left!
 

Meanwhile, you can start to pick your choice for your Perk if you've already made your contribution. All the 6 illustrations are in! :)

For those of you who have not and would love to get any of these illustrations or all 6 of them, you can find out how to do so here, www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard/x/8916509. But I have to remind you that you only have 4 days left, so hurry!

Please continue to help us spread the words too. 
Thank you!~ 

❤ Blessings, Rheea

DOGs 6th Illustration

Completing the 6th illustration of my DOGs series with a night mood. I hope you like it!

Thank you for all the new shares and funders for our campaign over the past week. If you'd like to show your support but haven't done so, you only have 6 days left to do so. Every little support will mean alot to us and the dogs we're helping. Here's all the detail on how you can get our merchandise while supporting a good cause, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard

Please continue to help us spread the message!

Thank you and have a wonderful week. 

❤ Blessings, Rheea

DOGs 5th Illustration and Updates

FINALLY, here comes our 5th DOGs illustration! I'm really sorry for the delay. It took me quite some time to come out with the desired 'look' for this piece. I hope you like it! 

  Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek

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  Art Print available on Etsy,  https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Art Print available on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

Thank you to all my new funders and your sharing on social media about this campaign! I can't tell you just how much I appreciate the constant encouragement and support I'm getting right from the start of this campaign - people I know and people I've not even met before. Thank you for putting your trust in my works and for your love for the dogs.

I'd spent my Sunday at a local dog shelter Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)'s flag day event. Seeing soooo many adorable dogs make me wish I can bring them all home! Unfortunately I'm not able to do that. But what I CAN do is help in small little ways such as promoting the welfare of animals through my drawings and donating a portion of my earnings to aid them in running the shelter. I hope I'll be able to do more as time goes by. 

We're down to 12 days before the end of our campaign. Have you already made your contribution? You can donate as little as a dollar or more to receive one of our Perks. Half of the sale proceeds from this campaign will go to a local dog shelter. Every dollar counts!

Find out how you can get one of our adorable DOGs illustrations while supporting a good cause here, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard

Please continue to help us spread the message too! Thank you~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

It's that time of the month

HELLO~

It's that time of the month again! That's right, we'll be at MAAD again this coming Friday, 7 Nov. Our DOGs art prints will be ready for sale too. Do come by for some shopping and to say hi!

We're left with 19 days to the ending of our campaign and still very far from our target. :( Please continue to help us spread the words. Every little contribution will go a long way in helping our fur-kids.

Here's a snippet of what you'll get for our 5th DOGs illustration. 

   By the count of 10. 9, 8, 7, 6..........

By the count of 10. 9, 8, 7, 6..........

Oh and did I mention there's a new Perk added to our list just today? I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss our special *1 for 1 Perk* - 14 postcards, 2 signed art prints and 2 greeting cards. All for the price of 1!

Find out how you can get this amazing reward while supporting a good cause here, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dogs-postcard

Thank you very much in advance!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

About DOGs project and my last basic illustration lesson

On Saturday, I attended the last lesson of our basic illustration course.

Besides imparting more Photoshop skills and tricks to us over the past few lessons, Jimmy also did paint-over demo over each student's assignment to show us how we can improve on our works. It was really exciting to see the transformation of each piece and more amazing to witness the improvement of each student in a mere 12-session course.

Here's what I did for my last assignment. A guardian mermaid of the ocean.

  Version 1

Version 1

  Version 2

Version 2

In conclusion, I'd thoroughly enjoyed this course conducted by Jimmy. I certainly feel more confident in working with a tablet now, using various brushes/ modes to create special effects and light source to make an illustration more dynamic. Therefore I'd highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to take your Photoshop skill to the next level. If you've missed any of my post on this course, you may read them all >> here.

Those of you who have been following my works will know that I'm currently working on a project about dogs. Here's the 3rd illustration I'd completed for this project. You may see the previous two illustrations >> here.

Rain or shine it doesn't matter. As long as I've got you and you've got me, it's enough... <3

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Under The Mushroom

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Art print for this series are already available on Etsy >> here. Other products will be available soon so stay tuned!

A little more about this project:

When I started out my creative venture in 2008, I dreamed to put a smile on faces with my light-hearted drawings. Today, it’s even more rewarding knowing I can do more with this gift. I’ve always love animals especially dogs. Over the years, I often donate my works to animal rescue shelters for fund raising events and contributing a small portion of my sale proceeds to local dog shelters. As time goes by, this has become one of my greatest motivations. 

This year, I got involved in designing collaterals for a dog shelter. I'm also working on a campaign to promote the welfare of dogs. The idea is to promote the welfare of dogs through a series of adorable dog illustration merchandise, starting with postcards. Half of the sale proceeds from this project will be donated to a dog shelter on top of the 10% from my other merchandise/ commissioned assignment. If everything goes well, I’ll work on another collection with various animals theme. Of course, your encouragement and support is very important!

Please join me on my journey towards helping more dogs (and animals). I'll post updates about this project as we go along, so do remember to subscribe to my blog by clicking on the RSS link below to make sure you don't miss out on any update. You can also follow us on Facebook >> here. Note: Choose the 'Follow' option when you hit the 'Like' button. 

Thank you so much for your love and support! Have a lovely week ahead.

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Little boats

Hello! How was your week going so far? :)

I managed to finish up the third illustration for my Origami series and listed it on Etsy. You may purchase this work and other lovely art print/ merchandise here, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

I'll be adding more illustrations to this series including some patterns.

Besides that, I'm VERY thrilled to share that I'm working on my VERY FIRST picture book! Yes, it's both terrifying and exciting at the same time! I know my dream is coming true. \(^.^)/

Here's a little snapshot of some sketches I'd done so far...

Tell me you're as excited as me?! 

Okay, that's all I'm going to share for now, but I promise to keep you posted! :) 

Have a sweet day~

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Origami Series

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was fun.

As promised, here are the two pieces of works I did for my Origami series. Art print is available on Etsy. Do check out my Etsy store for all other lovely art pieces and merchandise, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift! :)

  Sunrise

Sunrise

  Come Away With Me

Come Away With Me

Do you like this series?

I'm working on the third piece now. You can follow my Facebook page or Instagram for first-hand update on my works! Don't say I didn't tell you ;)

Have a great new week ahead!

❤ Blessings, Rheea

Lighthouse

As promised, part III of my Sea Houses Collection is here! 

  Lighthouse

Lighthouse

I had also created two patterns for this series.

Oh by the way, if you are looking for tutorials to learn how to create patterns such as these, you wouldn't want to miss the one by Andy Mathis, HERE. I did quite abit of research and this is still my best recommended tutorial. Don't worry, Andy explained everything in a very clear and easy to understand way. Seriously, I never thought creating patterns can be so easy and fun until now!

  Pattern 1

Pattern 1

  Pattern 2

Pattern 2

Finally, I did a product mock-up with the complete collection. 

  Product mock-up

Product mock-up

These lovely art prints are now available on Etsy, HERE.

  Lighthouse

Lighthouse

  Freedom

Freedom

  Swimming With Fishes

Swimming With Fishes

That's all I have for you today.

Take care and have a beautiful day! :)

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

freedom

I have lost count on the number of times I have to 'explain' to people why I refuse to find a full time job over the years. My answer is simple. I hate being controlled by any corporate employment system. And I love my freedom too much. Of course this comes with a price; inconsistent paychecks, being judged by people as 'lazy' and 'unrealistic' etc.

It doesn't help growing up with critical parents. Although they have pretty much given up on me finding a job, my mom still enjoys throwing in negative remarks when the mood strikes her. Just the other day when I was working on this drawing below, she glanced over and commented, 'Why are you drawing these houses? There's nothing special about them.'. Sigh. And I remember vividly the day when I made my very first sale on Etsy a few years back. I was eager to share the news with her. However what seemed to be a casual joke immediately felt like a thousand knives stabbing right into the middle my heart, 'Oh? Which silly customers would want to spend their money on your drawings?'. :(

Honestly, I don't blame my mom for behaving this way because deep down I know she is a very loving and caring lady. Perhaps she was brought up by parents who showed their love in the same manner. Undoubtedly her remarks still affect me a little sometimes, but I have learn to take them with a pinch of salt.

On the other hand, I am very thankful to have a bunch of really encouraging friends and fans. Yes, if you are reading this right now. Thank you!

Well, I have chosen this less travelled path and I have never been happier. :)

Coincidentally, I have named this piece 'Freedom'. The two pieces can be put together to form a larger drawing.

If you like this, stay tuned for part III of my Sea Houses Collection!

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'Don't give up too soon. Not even when well-meaning parents, relatives, friends and colleagues tell you to get 'a real job.' Your dreams are your real job.' - Joyce Spizer

Have a beautiful day~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Swimming With Fish

HelloOoooo~

Apology for neglecting my blog for a while; I've been really tied up with my freelance and paperwork.

Anyway, here's the latest piece of work I'd completed and posted on my Facebook Page some time ago. So remember to 'like' my page for any first-hand updates in future - www.facebook.com/DollgiftByRheea! :D

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  Swimming WIth Fishes

Swimming WIth Fishes

The weather has turned so warm these days that Nono decided to take a dip in the sea with the fishes! Well, I really like the colour of this one. It must be one of the most colourful works I'd done so far. What do you think? :)

As I won't be listing it on Etsy till I complete the full series, do let me know if you're keen to purchase this as art print.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for the next piece which is coming up REAL soon! 

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Wonderland

Happy Sunday!

As promised, here is the complete collection of my Sunflower theme (scroll one post down if you missed my previous introduction).

  Wonderland~

Wonderland~

  Pattern I

Pattern I

  Pattern II

Pattern II

  Product Mock-up

Product Mock-up

I hope you like them! :)

If you would like to purchase my Wonderland art print, you may do so on Etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

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For licensing enquiry, please contact my agent, Hannah (from The Bright Agency), hannah@brightartlicensing.com

Have a beautiful next week ahead!~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea

Don't forget to play

Hello! I have created these two drawings for my portfolio and they are from my Sunflower Series (more pieces for this series coming up soon!). Well, I hope you like them. :)

I will work on creating 'collections' of art instead of individual pieces from now on, as I learned that this is preferrable for licensing.

  Don't Forget To Play

Don't Forget To Play

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  Field Of Gold

Field Of Gold

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If you would like to purchase any of these art prints, you may do so at my Etsy store, www.etsy.com/shop/dollgift

For licensing enquiry, please contact my agent, Hannah (from The Bright Agency), hannah@brightartlicensing.com

Have a beautiful weekend~

❤ Xoxo, Rheea