10th Jul2013

Illustration / Series : Elementarily

by Dorothy

There is only one thing more fun than a sketch and that is…. sketching a series.

Kinda ended up with the theme of elements…still missing wind, fire, wood, sun I guess!

All fully drawn on the Samsung galaxy note, best phablet ever.

I need a new blog theme but wrestling with html and css is not a summer activity.




12th Jun2012

Illustration: Flutters

by Dorothy





Just another one of those shelved pieces that have been sitting on the table and in my mind.
Paint, Photoshop and some nice filters off the phone. Interesting editing trajectory but the fastest way currently to final artwork….

Also a bit of the undigitized behind the scenes version.

What does push button Photoshop mean about art anyway? I get that question a lot. I’m old school and partial to a nice pencil sketch.

#this is also a test of the WordPress Android application.

07th Jun2012

Illustration : Dancer

by Dorothy

PPP: Just a piece of paper, pencil and Photoshop. (:


My tiny brush is misbehaving at the moment and so, it’s the pencil for today. Love ombre/gradients/colors.

08th May2012

Fashion Illustration: Spring.

by Dorothy

I, am in love with this season’s asymmetrical and flowing hems.
Paint+Photoshop. Digitally inked;Original below.




18th Apr2012

Illustration : Girl

by Dorothy

24th Jul2011

Illustration : Cityscape

by Dorothy




It’s been a while since I posted, but I’m most definitely still alive. Between relocation to a new city and other transitions, many things have been going on in the work and personal front.

Nevertheless, here’s a little something that was started in January this year, and only just finished. So continues my affinity for cityscapes, in two different versions (SG & NYC), with the usual mix of traditional pencils + digital photography and Photoshop. I’m really not too sure about that brick wall in the SG version, hardly anything is brick in Singapore. Glass seems to encapsulate the spirit of the city better as well.

Thought it might be fun to have a before and after, so…. original pencil sketch as below too. Hope you guys like it & I should be back to writing and more soon enough.


Also, 500 Sheets of Ink, and then some.

03rd Dec2010

Illustration : City Roof

by Dorothy

Cityroof - 101128-5.43

A highly experimental piece, but I’m loving how its turned out so far! A glowy, gauzy gown, city lights, and a whole lot of quiet….

Click for a larger version!


P.S: On another note, I am going to move a whole lot of content over to the brand new Facebook Page, so please hop on over and it would be great to connect there. This is part of my personal #learnsomethingnew initiative…Everything looks rather spartan at the moment, but it will (only) get better once I get the hang of it all.

26th Apr2010

Cinnamon Summer : Inspired by HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition

by Dorothy

Cinnamon Summer : www.dorothypoon.com  : Inspired by HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition

Those who know me well enough will know that I absolutely adore fashion illustration. And while I love the concepts presented in the new Adobe CS5 Suite, I really hate the “push-a-button, get a picture” mentality (or how they kept stressing that “you don’t need to know code to do ABC”)…. I’m old school that way. There is nothing better than paints, canvas and a size 000 brush. For some reason the colours don’t appear too vibrant here. :/

But anyway, so here it is…a blend of good ole traditional brush and paint + digital + the very pretty HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition  as I was asked to visualize how to pair this pretty netbook with any style… 🙂 I’m thinking of cool summer nights, just chilling in the breeze…(but with internet access + the netbook so i can read my feeds, etc. HAHA). Would love to hear what you think!

29th Dec2008

Illustrated: Breeze

by Summerisque


This materialized while waiting for the Christmas guests to arrive. Hand drawn, a bit of paint and digitally inked. I decided to go for a bit of the grungy, muted look in this. Might experiment with another version with more vivid hues.

Click for larger sizes on my Flickr!

17th Jul2008

Illustration: Balloons

by Dorothy