Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Handmade Book: The Secret World of the Faerie Patch

I am happy to share with you my first illustrated book ~ printed and handbound by yours truly.The book measures 10.5cm x 14.5cm. It has 68 pages with hard cover and contains more than 25 original faerie illustrations of mine. This is a perfect gift book and collection to all you lovely people who appreciate this art. The book is already available!!! To order please send me a message here or email me @ caseofluke@gmail.com for pricing and shipping. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Woods Princess

This is the Woods Princess. Her name is unknown but the wind and leaves whisper it when the Moon is high and bright. She longs for her protector but he died in a distant battle and in eternity she waits... Pencil on A3 Bristol Paper.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pool of Sorrow

 This illustration was inspired when a terrible typhoon hit Manila, Philippines a few years back. I was in Dubai during that time and was extremely saddened with what happened. I decided to draw a lonely faerie and this is what I came up with. But a lily blooms amidst the sorrow which signifies hope.

 I am using watercolour at the moment and am slowly building up the colours. I may decide to use ink at the end though.

Here's the latest stage of the painting.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Toadstool Child

The Toadstool Child is an enchanted creature.  He is the wisest and oldest in his world and have existed even before the first germ of magical dust appeared ...

Sunday, March 17, 2013


This is a scene from the Thumbelina story were she was being kidnapped by the ugly toads while sleeping.  I am using Winsor and Newton Watercolour Paper and it's quite a big size, I have to check the exact size again but it's way bigger than A3.  I did this pencil drawing a few years ago then I never had the chance to ink or color it. It ended up in my box of "drawings for future coloring". I think I drew the pencil sketch around 2009, if I am not mistaken. And, yes! It took four years for me to work on it again. So last night, I unearthed it from its hiding place and decided to ink the whole thing. My initial plan was to use watercolour and not bother with the ink but in the back of my head a little voice was screaming for Ink! So there I've inked it using Black India Ink and a nib pen.  Now, I just need to figure out what color scheme to use and when to start coloring it.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Grandma Bud

Just a quick sketch of a little Grandma that you could only find in gardens or vases with budding flowers in it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Merfolk

 It's been a decade since the last time I've illustrated a mermaid. And yesterday a friend requested if I could draw one. I made a quick sketch but when I got home I decided to make a big one, A3 Bristol Paper, and within an hour I finished this one.  I enjoyed illustrating this creature, I think I'll be making more.