Journal

The hidden world of Onomatopoeia

Hey guys!

2017 is around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than with a new series to look forward too. I lie…the series I’m about to introduce to you guys is actually a very old one, much older than my Sewer Princesses! Inspired by the alley ways of Melbourne and the tenacity of nature, I’ve dreamt up of a world full of hipster pigeons, feral cat mock owls and living heritage old buildings that grow houses in seed pods. For a living, these pigeon folk has been making your fairtrade coffee and apparel. Stay tuned!

Sugar cookies and diabetes,
Serene

RB finalist for the 3rd time!

Hello new and old followers,…

The voting for who gets to be the next artists in residence for redbubble is closing tomorrow! I’m sure that some of you know that I’ve been a finalist three times in a row which is quite amazing. Hopefully this time, third time’s the charm and you can help me by voting for me:

http://rdbl.co/vote

What I’ve been noticing though is the huge amount of support from friends, fam and fans. Seeing how my art has grown from the first time I was a finalist to present day is real eye opener. As adults, we don’t get a succinct promotion like what we use to have at school but I do feel something similar when the residency selection period is happening. Perhaps it has to do with the review of work and actively seeking out new things?

I thank you, the voters who have been

"A Dream" is in the LEDGER awards

How amazing is it that an idea can grow into something so much bigger than what you originally intended it to be. David Goei (the writer) has been doing an excellent job at marketing this graphic poem I’ve illustrated and it has paid off! First Singapore comic con portfolio review and now this – being short listed for the Ledger Awards. Thanks David for really putting your Heart and trust into this project! Lets catch that shooting star <3

Check out my tumblr blog for more news about a dream :
serenekitchendiary.tumblr.com

Redbubble Residency Top 10 Finalist

WEEeeeeee, I made it into the top 10 finalist for the Redbubble Residency and I really need your help. I made it to this stage during the last application but with your vote I can make it into the top 3.

Vote here:
http://rdbl.co/votenow


I’ve also planned a daily thing up to november 30th called “I pledged that…”. It shows you the voters what I have in store for the potential Redbubble residency. Head over to my instagram @serenekitchen, tumblr ( www.serenekitchendiary.tumblr.com ) or facebook @serenekitchen to see it in action!

Sesame rice and lemon fish,
Serene

9x5 Exhibition - You are invited!

Hey guys,

“Sweets n Tits” will be taking part and be for sale at the 9×5 exhibition happening this friday, Nov 13th. Its going to be at the gallery at Abbottsford convent and will have works from super seasoned illustrators. Come down for some yummy white rabbit beer (free), awesome art (free) and snacks (free). See you guys there!

Facebook event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/134175753604508/

Sweets n Treats,
serene

P.s: Sweets n Tits will be made available on Redbubble later this week to celebrate the opening of the annual 9×5. It will also have a pocket variation :)

A Dream - a graphic poem

Would your eyes like a visual treat in a comic book form? I got hired to illustrate a beautiful story about a girl named Victoria and her journey to help an unexpected friend. David Goei, the writer, currently has a campaign running on Indiegogo so you can get a copy for yourself! This project was definitely a flight away from my usual “sexually charged” works and an artistic exploration using Studio Gibli methods. What makes this different from most comics nowadays is that the coloured backgrounds have been traditionally painted. Its been featured on www.melbournecomics.com as an interview and even got parts of it reviewed by a Marvel Edition at singapore’s comic con!…

Grab a copy with extra perks : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-dream-grap...

Interview: http://www.melbournec

Vote for me to be the next Redbubble Resident Artist!

So after receiving word that I and my friend, Sasha Heath, got into the final 10 to be selected for the next Redbubble resident artists, I conjured up a campaign strategy to help encourage friends, fans and family to help vote everyday. Its called #voteSashanSerene and basically we would put up things that we would do if we got the residency : Artist studio space, artists tools, masterclass ideas and so on. Sasha and I even did a small collaboration piece together!

You can see them on my Instagram feed, tumblr and facebook by searching @serenekitchen or #votesashanserene. If you like what you see, please remember to vote for I and Sasha!

http://events.redbubble.com/voting/

Hearts and Pigeon farts,
Serene

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