14 November 2017

Japanese Cuisine


Today I want to share the story behind this illustration. This was originally a random painting I did in my sketchbook and I decided to turn it into digital illustration.

08 November 2017

Painting by the Sea


One morning, my husband and I went for a quick beach trip at Siloso Beach, Sentosa. My schedule was loose that week but yet I still felt a bit overwhelmed with tons of non work-related stuff I need to deal with. A trip to the beach was a great escape from that hustle.

16 October 2017

Review: How to Draw Almost Everything


If there is only one word to describe this book, it would be RESOURCEFUL. How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata literally covers how to draw almost everything, from people, animals, flowers, trees, vehicles, foods, and many more.

11 October 2017

Animals Portrait


This is a self-initiated project where I illustrated a varied range of animals in the wild. I tried to portray the animals as true as possible to their original form and habitat while at the same time giving them character and personality.

07 October 2017

Lullaby Baby Shop


In this project, I made a series of illustrated elements as a brand identity for a local baby shop called Lullaby. The brief is to create illustrations that's appealing to young children using vibrant color palette like pink, yellow and blue.

03 October 2017

First Day at Work Greeting Card


This week I made a special illustration for my husband. He's starting a new job earlier this month and so I thought it will be nice to give him something to congratulate him. I started by randomly scribbling on my Wacom tablet and voila!

25 September 2017

Review: Illustration School: Let's Draw a Story


Let's Draw a Story is a cute and fun activity book that helps readers to create their own heartfelt story. This book is part of the Illustration School series created by one of Japan’s most popular artist Sachiko Umoto. And by the way, I'm a fan of her sweet and adorable drawing.

18 September 2017

A Pair of Matching Phone Wallpapers


A few days ago when I was strolling along Facebook, I came across a post of a collection of matching phone wallpapers that couple use on each other smartphone. If you don't get what I mean, it's basically a picture of a couple doing couple thing (holding hand, kissing, hugging, etc.) displayed on two different screens to make a matching picture when being put side by side. It is sweet and so lovely, but my husband and I almost never set our picture as phone wallpaper because either of these two following reasons or both: 1. We are awkward on camera, 2. We feel insecure of what other people will think if they see our phone with our face as the wallpaper.

13 September 2017

Rebrand Myself


If you've been following me on Instagram or Tumblr (let's pretend someone has), you will notice that I have a noticeable transformation with my illustration style. I used to draw with outlines and pastel or soft color palette but a couple months ago, I woke up one day and suddenly decided that I need a change.

31 August 2017

ABC Explore Singapore Book


There's a fabulous new ABC book by awesome author Michelle Lowbeer published this month and I illustrated the whole pages!

26 August 2017

National Dog Day 2017


Happy dog day to all of you dog's parents and to your dogs too!

Oh how I really miss my dogs.

+ Carolynn +

01 July 2017

Animate My Drawing - Hair Blowing in the Wind


If there's one thing that I'm obsessed the most lately is to make my drawings alive and moving!

24 June 2017

Let's Draw Girls from around the World!


When I was a kid, I liked to imagine meeting people from around the world. Everyone looked beautiful with pretty colors in their eyes, hair, and clothes. And so I ended up drawing people after people on my sketchbook.

17 June 2017

Let's Draw Toy Story! (Woody and Buzz Lightyear)


When I was cleaning my room one morning, I saw my husband's small collection of the cute version of Toy Story figures in one corner of a shelf. It was somehow caught my attention to play with it for a while and draw them. So here is a fun video on how I draw Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

10 June 2017

Draw It Yourself! Father's Day Card


Nothing says Happy Father's Day like a handmade gift from the heart. So let's draw something special to our dads this year!

06 June 2017

20 Easy Ways to Draw Leaves


Since I came back from my visit in Singapore Botanic Gardens, I couldn't stop doodling botanical theme and so I decided to make a quick and simple doodle tutorial video on YouTube about 20 easy ways to draw leaves.

04 June 2017

Trip to Singapore Botanic Gardens


I visited Singapore Botanic Gardens this weekend and decided to draw there. It's not perfect but it was fun and I had a great time spending with nature.

18 May 2017

10 Types of People You will Find on the MRT


There are many people riding the Singapore MRT everyday. After almost a year living in Singapore, I meet many different types of people every time I step through the sliding doors. These are 10 types of people that I regularly find while riding the MRT.

04 April 2017

Happiness Project: #NotetoSelf [Part 2]

A little update from my #NoteToSelf project.


It's been more than a year since I started this happiness project and I failed to make 100 posts as I initiated to last year. The number stuck at 28. Let's admit it, it is hard to create a good habit.

09 March 2017

My First Chinese New Year in Singapore


When I was still living in Indonesia, I usually celebrate Chinese New Year with my family, eating nian gao and collecting red packets from the elderly. Now that I live in Singapore, I got to experience new rituals and traditions to commemorate Chinese New Year this year.

10 February 2017

Review: Pilot Juice Paint


If you're following me on Tumblr [carolynnyoe.tumblr.com], you might noticed that I convert my Tumblr account into a display page of my Doodle Book, a one-doodle-a-day project that I started since November 2016. I am pushing myself to bust out at least one page every single day, no matter what. Why? Because it's fun and very addicting. It's all thanks to Pilot Juice Paint, the markers ( or pens?) that I use to create those random and quirky doodles.

06 February 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 5: Final Day in Jeju


After the total of five days spent travelling in Shanghai and Jeju, it was finally time to go home. Since we booked an evening flight, we managed to spend the tag end of our last day shopping in LOTTE Mart and E-MART.

04 February 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 4: Innisfree Jeju House & Jeju Love Land


My fourth day in Jeju Island was Christmas day. I spent that day by making handmade soap in Innisfree Jeju House as well as visiting its green tea plantation. I also visited Love Land, a sexual theme sculpture park that you don't want to visit with your parents—unless your family is cool enough not to feel awkward to watch adult content with.

01 February 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 3: Seongsan Ilchulbong, Manjanggul Cave, Eorimok Square & Teseum Safari


As South Korea's most visited sight, Jeju Island is the only place in the world that has won the so many world titles from UNESCO. Jeju Island is famous for their natural beauty like beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and heritage sites. I spent my third day by visiting some amazing nature sites in Jeju and it was also my first time to see snow and to build my very first mini snowman.

29 January 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 2: Cheonjiyeon Waterfall & Jeju Folk Village


If you're into Korean drama, you may already know that Jeju Island is a popular filming location that's famous for its beautiful nature and romantic atmosphere. On my second day of Jeju trip, I visited Jeju Folk Village that restores many of the scenes from episodes of Dae Jang Geum, also known as Jewel in the Palace, one of some famous Korean television series that took place in Jeju Island.

26 January 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 1: Teddy Bear Museum & E-MART


South Korea has been on the list of countries I wish to visit since a long time ago and Jeju Island is definitely the best part of it. Spending Christmas by travelling to Jeju Island is one of the best trip I've ever had.

22 January 2017

Unexpected Mini Trip to Shanghai


I know that sometimes air travels can be very stressful, especially long distance flights that require connecting flights and transits. Any of these unwanted situations could happen: unforeseen long delays, cancellation, missing flight, mishandled baggage... just to name a few. Well, in my recent Christmas trip, I almost had them all in one go!

01 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017!


“New year, new me!” ~Everyone. Well, almost.

Here it comes that time of the year again when everybody throws away their old calendar and flips a brand new page. Today maybe just another Sunday, but it gives most people a sense of new vibe and spirit to begin their day. Well, I think we can all just admit that New Year is the right time to refresh everything and start again to focus on one thing: TO BE BETTER.