Living life high on the hog

 

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Wishing That Everyone Prospers

2019 is the year of the Pig 猪 (Zhū), and in Chinese culture, they are often associated with wealth and prosperity which everyone hopes to have plenty :D

We chose the idiom “ be living high on the hog “ as the theme of our illustration as it ties nicely with the overall Chinese/Lunar New Year mood.

It has the meaning of people prospering, living very well, and the rich being able to afford the best meat cuts which are from the higher parts of the pig.

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inspirations and concepts

 

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With the main element being the Pig, we wanted to highlight its features, most notably its chubby face which is a symbol of fortune. Hints of gold act as accents as gold is, literally gold and we all love gold right?

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The initial sketch features a lot more detail, which we stripped away as they would be too cluttered when printed.

The initial sketch features a lot more detail, which we stripped away as they would be too cluttered when printed.

 

Another delicacy which brings nostalgic memories to us is the kuih kapit (love letters), and the lovely patterns in the mould will be stamped onto the batter, giving the kuih kapit its unique appearance.

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Love Letters   by   su-lin   ,  used under   CC BY     I Desaturated from original.

Love Letters by su-lin, used under CC BY I Desaturated from original.

Gathering with loved ones and sharing food is always part of the celebration, so we thought of adding a hot pot of of food as one of the elements.

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Photo by  Frank Zhang  on  Unsplash

Photo by Frank Zhang on Unsplash

Separating the layers before sending to print, as we wanted some of the gold ink to sit on top of some layers, and the rest below in certain layers.

Separating the layers before sending to print, as we wanted some of the gold ink to sit on top of some layers, and the rest below in certain layers.

 

the prints

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Thankfully the prints turned out just as we wished it to be, although we couldn’t have the right paper weight on the pinkish paper stock ( for those who got a copy, you’ll know what we meant ).

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed our illustration and Happy Chinese New Year! ↓

Here’s the link for free download:
https://goo.gl/Ybt8KV
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It’s the time of the year

 

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The Festive Season Begins

Our ideal Christmas celebration -  Unca Santa paying us a visit, spending time with our beloved ones and pet, lots of presents and of course lots of likes from you all wonderful people!

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inspirations and concepts

 

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Experimented with Pantone’s Colour of The Year - Living Coral ( 16-1546 ) instead of traditional reds, and gradients which we took inspiration from aurora. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year folks!

P.S. Bonus points if anyone can spot the little easter egg creature in the illustration!
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SOLUTION

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We started off with a rather conservative palette, and blocking off colours to establish the main objects. However

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed our illustration and ↓

Here’s the link for free download:
https://goo.gl/S8tpsB
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the rakyat has chosen

 

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May 9, 2018.

Its an historical moment for us Malaysians. Led by Tun Dr. Mahathir, Pakatan Harapan, being the main opposition coalition, has won enough seats to form a new government, successfully ending Barisan Nasional's reign since 1957.

The sense of euphoria among Malaysians is obvious.

The delivery guy, sending us our equipments the day after Pakatan's victory, spent 15 minutes telling us his hopes for the new government. Not to mention the crowd in our nearby coffee shop, lavishing praise on the sensational victory and also cherishing the holidays given to them.

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inspirations and concepts

 

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The Leaders, from Pakatan's respective component parties, are integral to the success in GE-14, and we used it as the major subject of our illustration.

We also took inspiration from Parti Keadilan Rakyat's logo, which is red and light blue in colour, tweaked them to a lighter pink and blue gradient, express the happiness present in Malaysians for this change.

Below that is the Perdana Putra, which houses the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, synonymous with the executive branch of the Malaysian federal government, marking the first party besides Barisan Nasional to move into it.
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SOLUTION

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A few final touches were added to it, from the top the 'X' mark, which voters have to cross their chosen candidates on the ballot paper and also the date of GE-14.

Chinese characters ‘希望’ which means hope, and also the chinese interpretation of Pakatan Harapan (The Alliance of Hope) were added. The character ‘希’ can also be viewed as two elements, the top part being the 'X' mark, whereas the part below is '布‘,which is the synonymous to ‘布城’ in Chinese, or Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia.

The character ‘望’  can also be separated into 2 parts, with the bottom '王‘ , broadly translated into ruler in Chinese.

Hope you enjoyed our illustration!
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Blend of Awesome Architecture and Peeling Paints

 

The completed piece for Bongkar Old Town. Big thank you to Doodle Malaysia and Kakiseni for giving Chyuan the opportunity to make this happen.

 

 

 
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The inspiration from this piece comes from the peeling bluish paints of the Old Town buildings, and also the history of it such as the Concubines, famous restaurants and landmarks.

 

And we are so honoured that Tourism Perak is keeping this piece!

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Candy-sweet Couple Tying the Knot

 

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Depicting their love story and beloved dogs in watercolor paintings, on wedding invitations, wallpapers and murals.

 
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The Legendary Bird that Controls Ice

 

"Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall."  - Pokédex Entry

 
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