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Did a mural for Webdoo Studio in April and am only able to process this now! Hope you enjoy the pictures and video!

Video here:

Hi guys! Yes, I haven’t updated since February, but I’m not gone! I’ve just had SO MUCH GOING ON. Apart from trying to keep up my weekly YouTube videos (check them out here: Youtube.com/daphnesiaw), I’ve also been working on portraits, more murals, while working with The Filmmakers Company! :O So yes, packed packed packed!

But do follow me on my Instagram accounts: @daphnesiaw and @artsydaphy for more pictures and behind the scenes! And subscribe to my YouTube Channel (I try very hard to upload weekly)!!! Oh, and check out the blog DaphneSiaw.com once in a while for longer stories and feeelsssss.

Ok, in a rush, thanks and see ya!! More updates soon!

Feast and Furious Cafe Mural

Artsy Daphy started furiously as we completed our first mural of 2016! The Feast and Furious Cafe Mural on Abell Road, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia got itself a feature on Borneo Post! 😀

Artists create iconic murals in city centre

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Up-close shot of the left side of the mural. The pup in my bicycle is Repsol! She’s the sweet little pup that our Client rescued on one of his rides. Janani’s on the Vespa, and Alex’s on the Ducati. The guy above Alex is Eddy Merckx, a professional cyclist and on his left, Valentino Rossi.

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On the right, the Norton!

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And Michael Schumacher on the corner of the building, cheering on all drivers 🙂

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The whole thing took about 14 days to complete with one week on my yellow magic carpet!

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Me and my assistant on the first week!

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And my second assistant for the second week!

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We also had a go on the cherry picker on the final touch-up day 😀 Yes, I can now operate both machines!

 

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During our two weeks there, we met tons of curious and interesting people too. This very friendly couple came up and asked, “You, drew this? That is er.. Rossi?”. When I replied, “Yes, you recognize him?”, they said proudly, “Yes yes! We’re from Italy!” and pointed at Rossi and the Ducati. 😀

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And this guy was touring Malaysia with his little sister. This is probably the fifth picture he made his sister take. They were so cute and made me want to travel with my sibling too!

Till the next project, do follow the social media links on the left to get regular sneak peaks on our latest projects before they reach this website! You can also follow my personal blog at daphnesiaw.com for more random, not totally art-related stuff. Thanks for dropping by!

xmas 2015
Season’s Greetings everyone!!!!!!!!
I do realise I have been severely behind on updating. There are so many completed and upcoming projects that I really want to share with you guys! But editing pictures, videos and just thinking of content to write for a full proper post just takes up a hell lot of time which I haven’t seem to be able to find yet.  So here’s a small collage of some of this year’s work, some commissioned and some personal projects. May 2016 be much more awesome!
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“I want to be a carrot.” – Tack 

Don’t limit yourself.

Excited to show you guys the first part of a new experimental photo series! #dontlimityourself

Doing this piece made me think: I’ve always wondered what my “art style” is. It’s pretty obvious that I do a jumble of everything from mural painting to graphic design as seen here on Artsy Daphy. And everytime I think I finally realized what it is,  I start doing something completely different.  Perhaps I’m like the blu-tack in the picture, just a soft flexible piece of something that wants to become everything. Might not be perfect in any (yet),  but happy to be able to attempt to be anything I want! Happy being the Jack or even just a Pawn of all trades. 
Tell me if you can summarise my style. (It’s ok,  I can take constructive criticism, just say it politely. >.<)

Janani and I bring to you the first and most important step to painting!

Our team has been mad busy with this installation piece putting every single day’s free time to cutting a ton of reusable plastic bottles and painting them. We can’t wait to share with you the reason why we slave away everyday to bring you this very meaningful piece! Stay tuned!

“All I wanted was to go to the ball…”
This piece is made from wilted lilies that the boyfie gave me for my birthday. They still smell good!
This can also sort of describe the mood I am in now! I came down with sinus and occasional bad migraines this week so I’m under “house-arrest”. It’s supposed to be an eventful August for me, diving on the first weekend, Rainforest World Music Festival this weekend and 10km Kuching Marathon next weekend! Might skip Rainforest because of my stupid head. Hope I recover in time for the run!

This one is done by my dear colleague, Janani and I. Well, I pasted the white flowers together, that’s all. haha. LOVE the flowers they bought this time! White chrysanthemums are so pretty and the roses are huge!
So I was inspired one early morning while brushing my teeth, to do a 12-canvas acrylic painting that sends a message that, to achieve anything at all, it takes effort and courage to just take the first step! After that, it’s all about faith and perseverance.

I’ve always wanted to film my art projects, but never got to do it. So this time when I actually did it, it took hours just to edit this 15 second trailer (15 seconds so it fits in instagram. @daphysal). Such a beginner. Those hours are not inclusive of the hours spent preparing the canvases and actually painting on them. Since I filmed everything myself, I had to constantly look back at the camera to check that I got all the footage I wanted. Often, the camera would stop recording and some processes didn’t get filmed.

Anyway, despite all the challenges (mainly because I’m a beginner at this video stuff), I’m really excited about this and praying that both the painting and the video will be good and entertaining! Estimating this to take about a month, as I will be out of town for a week. Super excited! Stay tuned!!

Mural of the Three Little Kids and an Autumn Tree
Over the Gawai holidays, I was given an opportunity to paint this really fun piece!
The Client intended to have a mural of their children playing on a wall in their garden. 
Before: The wall and I

Took this picture to estimate the size of the little humans later.
Wall size: 2.6m x 6.5m
Paint: Murobond Murowash
After several discussions and a couple of sketches, we finalized with this sketch:
Sketched Proposal done with Photoshop

Finished piece: Mural of the Three Little Kids and an Autumn Tree
Of course, the painting came out completely different from the sketch, but I was super pleased with it. Somehow, the tree looked to me like it came out of one of the fairy tale books I used to read as a child. Ooh, the Client managed to add a real physical seesaw and we integrated it with the painting, giving it so much more life!
The Client’s idea of a tree with red leaves was genius, although I was against it in the beginning. I have to admit, if it were any other color, it wouldn’t have stood out and have such a cheerful vibe.
Just playing around with some effects on Photoshop

Love this pixel version most!
It was such a pleasure working on this one! Can’t wait for the next! 😀