Anonymous said: Hey!i was thinking that some months ago i saw a video of you in the night/morning in a city with a boy,i remember that it was so inspiring to me but i can't find it anymore,can you help me?
Search ‘furrylittlepeach’ on Vimeo. I think you’re thinking of my ‘Positivity’ video? (I would link you but I’m on my phone which makes it probably more difficult than you searching it) I hope that was the one you were thinking of! X
Anonymous said: Can you show your sketchbook ? I love your artwork :)
I usually post photos of my sketchbook onto my Instagram ( http://instagram.com/furrylittlepeach ) but am trying to post more goodies to Tumblr - getting back into the blogosphere! X
Anonymous said: May I ask you to talk a bit about your relationship with sketchbooks? Which brands do you use (what's that white one you customised?) and do you have one or more, do you use then chronologically and what do you use them for? I'm just an addict to all the sketches you post, I'd love to know more!
Ah, my sketchbooks. They are very precious to me although I’m not loyal to a brand specifically. The one that I customised with the stamps is a Moleskine, a brand of sketchbook I use frequently for graphite and pen drawings and sketches. I usually work in a few at a time with one main sketchbook I use - I need to have a range of them going at once with different paper density and absorbency so that I have a range of options when deciding which way or medium I’d like to express myself with and I try to fill my sketchbooks because I don’t like to waste paper and space. - thanks for your question! X
Anonymous said: Hello! I was just wondering after seeing the picture of the place you grew up in that you shared a few days ago, if in the future you would like to go back and live in that paradise or staying in a big city and live there. I can't imagine anything more relaxing and amazing than living in fron of the ocean making art all day long! Lots of love from Italy!
I would love to live in Manly, the problem is the quickest way to get to the city is via a ferry which can cost $14 for a return ticket and take half an hour each way on the water alone! Maybe when I’m older and all I’m doing is illustration at home, then yes! Of course! Nothing is more inspiring than open water, trees and fresh air - but at the same time, I love the busy nature of the city, the mix of cultures and food, the people, the quirks and also my design job is in the heart of the city.
My heart has longed to go somewhere to live and work, not now, but eventually.. Either somewhere in Europe like Berlin, or in Asia like Tokyo or Seoul. Just little thoughts, absolutely nothing serious at this point!
And my love to you from Sydney, Australia! I’ve never been to Italy but would love to visit because I hear the fresh food is to die for! X
Anonymous said: I went through your Instagram and tumblr and twitter to the last post. Heh. I think I'm in love with you and your art. You're everything I would like to be
Firstly: You are everything. So don’t ever wish to be like anyone else! And second: Wow! Those are some solid years of posting, I commend you with this imaginary gold star *gold star on forehead*, also I’m sorry for all the useless twitter posts! I either don’t use twitter for ages and then suddenly go into a tweeting frenzy of everysinglethoughtthatpopsintomyhead - Or maybe I should have made that a hashtag..? Either way! Thank you for following, it means the earth and the moon! X
Anonymous said: I stumbled across you artwork via instagram a while back and I am in LOVE with your technique and processes! I did some galaxy themed work with animals before even coming across your blog/instagram and it's great to see how different artists translate similar thoughts onto paper. I'm incredibly envious of your watercolor technique! Best wishes from Honolulu, Hawaii~
Hello my darling! I am obsessed with painting animals and space - sometimes both at the same time if I’m feeling randy! Thank you so much for following and your kind words - and ooh! Honolulu. Images of coconuts, beautiful ladies and old elvis movies spring to mind! Much love x
Anonymous said: Where do you find images to use as references for animals? Can you link me to some helpful pages? I want to draw more animals, but I feel like I don't know enough about their looks
Hello my darling! I usually consult Google Images and the Nat Geo website! You should also try picking up books from your local library and if you can using live animals! It can be super difficult because of the liveliness of living, breathing things - they always want to move, move, move! But it also rushes you and causes you to focus on the most interesting or important parts. Things that will help you later in the art-making process! Have fun! X
Anonymous said: Hello!! I've just started following you on Instagram a couple months back and you are now my favourite artist- a fact that I've been loudly proclaiming to everyone around me. I've literally been shoving my phone under everyone's noses, showing them your work hahaha. I love the style of your art, it's just so delicate and beautiful. Oops hope I'm not gushing but thank you for being such an inspiration :') I love art with a fiery passion as well and if not for school, I would be at it all day!!!
Haha! Oh, why thank you! I am always happy to hear my work affects people positively enough that they want to share it around both online AND offline! Thanks for your sweet message - your words and enthusiasm are much appreciated as I’m feeling kind of ‘blergh’ at the moment! Much love! Happy Thursday! X
Anonymous said: I've always wanted a tattoo to make my skin less boring haha. But I have never come across or thought of any design that I would like to have on my skin FOREVER. Well, at least not until seeing your work! Once I leave school and am officially allowed to get a tattoo, I'm going straight to a tattoo parlour with one of your art pieces!! They are so gorgeous, thank you so much for doing what you do and being such an inspiration (secretly really proud that a fellow (half) Singaporean is so perfect)
I’m sure your skin is beautiful, but I’m glad you found something in my work that you hadn’t found before! Please email me some photos if and after you get it done - I would love to see it!
I’m heading back to Singapore at the end of this year - super excited and hungry just thinking about it! X
Anonymous said: I love you- your hair, your style, your smile, and most importantly YOUR ART?!! You're such an inspiration, and I look through your tumblr/Instagram whenever I'm feeling out of it. Thank you for being the way you are :')
This is so wonderful, my heart wells with love and warmth towards you! Thanks for sending this message just because - you’re a gem and are brightening my gloomy, sleepless night! X
Anonymous said: Hi! I noticed you don't sign or watermark your works, aren't you afraid of people stealing it? Btw you're such an inspiration!
Yes, I am. But watermarks are terribly ugly and detract from the work. There’s this crude (but in some cases true) saying, where with the majority of watermarked work nobody wants to steal anyway.
And yes, I put my work out there, but it shouldn’t leave it open to be stolen. It’s basic online etiquette and the reason copyright laws exist. I only hope there can be reforms in the way people share online and think about every image they see online being made by somebody.
Having said this, regardless of whether or not I sign or watermark my work, people can still steal it as they do in the form of the ever-so discouraging copycat art that I am regularly alerted to and occasionally stumble across online - there was also a repost of one of my paintings where someone had photoshopped out my signature (back when I a little baby artist and when I signed my work back in 2011).
minttyxmint said: You're such a inspiration for all of us! May I ask, when did you start making your art works as a career and how?
Mmm. I started freelancing just after high-school during my first year of uni. And I was selling works when I was 16/17 here on Tumblr. Over the past few years I have been able to work with amazing brands and gain a loyal following of wonderful treasures like yourself that push me and motivate me to be wonderful! So thank you!
At the moment I work three days a week as a digital designer at a small tech studio in Surry Hills where I also do a little bit of illustration, the other four days leaves me time to do what I absolutely love - art and illustration. This is where I do a lot of my freelance work so I’m always busy and have been the whole year, I haven’t had much time for personal work which I’m not completely upset about because a lot of people struggle to find work whereas work comes to me - it’s more something I’d like to adjust if I can for personal sanity and well being.
I usually head to my studios most days / nights . Even when I’m at my day job :) I’m sorry this kind of went off topic - but it’s 3am so can I really be held accountable? (Yes haha) have a wonderful day! X
Anonymous said: Hello Sh'an! :) I saw that you traveled to Japan a while ago. I hope to go there but I only speak English. Do you think it would be difficult for me to travel there?
I only speak English and the fragments of basic Japanese Rocket and I learned prior to jetting off. We got along fine, not everyone speaks English but most people are willing to help in anyway they can.
We also downloaded a bunch of apps which were fun, useful and great for learning! If you’d like I can get the names of those for you next time I see Rocket. Have a wonderful Thursday! X
Anonymous said: Would you ever model nude for someone else's artwork?
If I respected their work and was comfortable with them, and who they are as a human, sure. But it would have to be the real deal kind of art, not something over-sexualised or targeted towards the male gaze. It would also need to be a piece that showcased me as the strong woman I am and not just the vulnerable flower some people portray and think women are.
I don’t really think anyone would want to paint me nude anyway. But thanks for the thought-provoking hypothetical!
Anonymous said: Hello dear Your artworks re absolutely incredible, was curious as to what you carved your stamps on ?
Rubber ^.^ x