Prices of Saunders Waterford. Depending on the outcome of the fund. I am going to push the quality of the perfect sketchbook . If I have enough buffer, bearing in mind the change in weight, I am going to up either the number of pages or weightage on it . At 190gsm the paper still can buckle .. at 300gsm it’s pretty darn solid. only problem with these is cost and of course thickness (may not open well at 300gsm). Nonetheless, if funds get there, I will try to make it happen even if there is no margin( I can’t do negative though) . That’s the whole deal with this kickstarter..and yes big backers may like to know that your funds allow production of min runs meaning I should have some excess books that I can then bring to Bhutan and teach people there how to draw and paint like a champ. (I got commissioned to work on next year’s drukasia calendar again) Go back theperfectsketchbook.com now !!! #kickstarter #Saunders #Waterford #sketchbooks #theperfectsketchbook #artist #Singaporean #watercolor paper #betterthanmole #moleskine #Bhutan  (at Art Friend at Clementi)

Prices of Saunders Waterford. Depending on the outcome of the fund. I am going to push the quality of the perfect sketchbook . If I have enough buffer, bearing in mind the change in weight, I am going to up either the number of pages or weightage on it . At 190gsm the paper still can buckle .. at 300gsm it’s pretty darn solid. only problem with these is cost and of course thickness (may not open well at 300gsm). Nonetheless, if funds get there, I will try to make it happen even if there is no margin( I can’t do negative though) . That’s the whole deal with this kickstarter..and yes big backers may like to know that your funds allow production of min runs meaning I should have some excess books that I can then bring to Bhutan and teach people there how to draw and paint like a champ. (I got commissioned to work on next year’s drukasia calendar again) Go back theperfectsketchbook.com now !!! #kickstarter #Saunders #Waterford #sketchbooks #theperfectsketchbook #artist #Singaporean #watercolor paper #betterthanmole #moleskine #Bhutan (at Art Friend at Clementi)

This is the early prototype of the perfect sketchbook. This version utilized existing material from my collaborator, bynd artisan & grandluxe . Italian hot press, instead of watercolor paper was used on this. It’s not bad…. in fact on all account, way way cheaper… and most likely can be well distributed with my collaborator established network…. However , what’s the whole point of offering something that mediocre? So? I went the route that few dare take on and filled it with 100% artist grade paper..wrap it with sweet cover. If you want to be an artist you just be one. If you want to fall in love .. you jolly well fall in love. When was the last time you got horsed around by someone who flirt with you and have no conviction ? Stop wasting your time…Enough is enough.. go back theperfectsketchbook.com #theperfectsketchbook #urbansketcher #usksg #doodles #byndartisan #artist #Singaporean #betterthanmoleskine #art #cherngzhi #drawing #sketching #moleskine #artist #kickstarter #cherngzhi  (at Church of St Mary of the Angels)

This is the early prototype of the perfect sketchbook. This version utilized existing material from my collaborator, bynd artisan & grandluxe . Italian hot press, instead of watercolor paper was used on this. It’s not bad…. in fact on all account, way way cheaper… and most likely can be well distributed with my collaborator established network…. However , what’s the whole point of offering something that mediocre? So? I went the route that few dare take on and filled it with 100% artist grade paper..wrap it with sweet cover. If you want to be an artist you just be one. If you want to fall in love .. you jolly well fall in love. When was the last time you got horsed around by someone who flirt with you and have no conviction ? Stop wasting your time…Enough is enough.. go back theperfectsketchbook.com #theperfectsketchbook #urbansketcher #usksg #doodles #byndartisan #artist #Singaporean #betterthanmoleskine #art #cherngzhi #drawing #sketching #moleskine #artist #kickstarter #cherngzhi (at Church of St Mary of the Angels)

Hanging out with all my kickstarter backers at amazing artist @marvinchew new studio …go check his watercolor out guys. Total party with still life. Oh yeah #studio #visit #stilllife #drawing #cast #Singaporean #Singapore  (at Goodman Arts Centre)

Hanging out with all my kickstarter backers at amazing artist @marvinchew new studio …go check his watercolor out guys. Total party with still life. Oh yeah #studio #visit #stilllife #drawing #cast #Singaporean #Singapore (at Goodman Arts Centre)

The main feature of the perfect sketchbook isn’t the grey or the value chart. It is the bulk of the meat; the paper. An Airbus and a Boeing had the same shape but they are not the same .. let me quote you what Richard Schmid the famous alla prima master has to say about watercolor. “My experience with watercolor has taught me the right paper is one of the essential factors, because everything depends upon keeping the paint in a manipulative state for as long as possible. I recommend working with a paper that retains moisture and resist staining - one which allows for removal of colors without damaging its surface”- Richard schmid page 175 edition 2 of alla prima. #richardschmid #watercolor #whycottonpaper (at SOTA School Of The Arts)
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The main feature of the perfect sketchbook isn’t the grey or the value chart. It is the bulk of the meat; the paper. An Airbus and a Boeing had the same shape but they are not the same .. let me quote you what Richard Schmid the famous alla prima master has to say about watercolor. “My experience with watercolor has taught me the right paper is one of the essential factors, because everything depends upon keeping the paint in a manipulative state for as long as possible. I recommend working with a paper that retains moisture and resist staining - one which allows for removal of colors without damaging its surface”- Richard schmid page 175 edition 2 of alla prima. #richardschmid #watercolor #whycottonpaper (at SOTA School Of The Arts)

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I am most happy when I paint. Let’s not let this kickstarter hijack my happiness . Don’t get me wrong, I’m still working hard.. but I am not gonna let the haters, anxiety or silly expectation of 50k rob what is important away from me. I got the perfect sketchbook in my hands and I can totally make some good art. Totally inspired by the baby cockatoo photos from my friend @sarahrie2..she works at the bird park and is mum to all new hatched birds. Sorry folks, I didn’t do justice with this beautiful photo she given me… I thought it was a good start to paint my first page with a beautiful  new life..never mind my shitty painting…look how clean the wash is on 100% cotton paper .. this is what I’m trying to tell you. It buckle a little but I loaded so much water on this 190gsm paper. Back theperfectsketchbook.com #betterthanmoleskine  #mysketchbook #sketchbook #parrot #cockatoo #Singaporean #art #doodles #drawing #animals #artist #sketching #sketches #drawings #sketching #life #kickstaters (at SOTA School Of The Arts)

I am most happy when I paint. Let’s not let this kickstarter hijack my happiness . Don’t get me wrong, I’m still working hard.. but I am not gonna let the haters, anxiety or silly expectation of 50k rob what is important away from me. I got the perfect sketchbook in my hands and I can totally make some good art. Totally inspired by the baby cockatoo photos from my friend @sarahrie2..she works at the bird park and is mum to all new hatched birds. Sorry folks, I didn’t do justice with this beautiful photo she given me… I thought it was a good start to paint my first page with a beautiful new life..never mind my shitty painting…look how clean the wash is on 100% cotton paper .. this is what I’m trying to tell you. It buckle a little but I loaded so much water on this 190gsm paper. Back theperfectsketchbook.com #betterthanmoleskine #mysketchbook #sketchbook #parrot #cockatoo #Singaporean #art #doodles #drawing #animals #artist #sketching #sketches #drawings #sketching #life #kickstaters (at SOTA School Of The Arts)

Laladidar..drinking hot milk at mccafe. My gallery called me up and told me that they sold a painting from my hdb series. That surprised me because I am aware that they aren’t displaying most of my work….apparently it’s an Australian… I never had luck with locals.. .. I can sell art to americans, Australian .basically all the white nations but I can never sell to Singaporean…I mean I even painted Singapore landscape for nation sake … #art #artgram #cherngzhi #moleskine #artist #doodles #Singaporean #Singapore #McDonald’s #cafe #gestures #

Laladidar..drinking hot milk at mccafe. My gallery called me up and told me that they sold a painting from my hdb series. That surprised me because I am aware that they aren’t displaying most of my work….apparently it’s an Australian… I never had luck with locals.. .. I can sell art to americans, Australian .basically all the white nations but I can never sell to Singaporean…I mean I even painted Singapore landscape for nation sake … #art #artgram #cherngzhi #moleskine #artist #doodles #Singaporean #Singapore #McDonald’s #cafe #gestures #

I miss sketching in the train..so I jumped on it today. Sunday train is packed with blue collar foreign workers. Their blood shot eyes and alcohol scent infiltrate the entire train… A while back. My professor Brian from the Ohio state came to Singapore for an exchange. Being African America, he seems sensitive to the landscape of colored blue color workers and asked me :” why are all the construction workers dark skinned indian” “Thats not true there’s plenty of Chinese construction workers from China here” , I informed him. Indeed, there’s only one true prejudice in this world. It’s not really color…. It’s whether you are poor or rich. #color #rich #people #art #workers #Singapore #art #urbansketch #Singaporean #doodles #drawing #sketching #sketches #moleskine #cherngzhi #Smrt  (at Bouna Vista MRT)

I miss sketching in the train..so I jumped on it today. Sunday train is packed with blue collar foreign workers. Their blood shot eyes and alcohol scent infiltrate the entire train… A while back. My professor Brian from the Ohio state came to Singapore for an exchange. Being African America, he seems sensitive to the landscape of colored blue color workers and asked me :” why are all the construction workers dark skinned indian” “Thats not true there’s plenty of Chinese construction workers from China here” , I informed him. Indeed, there’s only one true prejudice in this world. It’s not really color…. It’s whether you are poor or rich. #color #rich #people #art #workers #Singapore #art #urbansketch #Singaporean #doodles #drawing #sketching #sketches #moleskine #cherngzhi #Smrt (at Bouna Vista MRT)

Heading out to dinner with a new hero pen. I needed to take a break from this kickstarter. Good that @ryangreenart  caught my silly respond to critiques on theperfectsketchbook and saved the day. I think most people misunderstood this project. I have zero.. in fact negative intention to make a business out of it . This is merely a spontaneous respond to an impulse. This most likely will never be in the market after we make it…Go buy a full sheet of saunders 100% cotton paper and see how good it is but expensive it cost..then try to make a book out of it.. Think about it, there is absolutely no way I could have beaten the price point of big companies that have economy of scale in their favor. This is why it’s more important to back this . How else can the world have innovation if it’s all owned, decided and played out by the rich and mighty who has economy of scale ?  Theperfectsketchbook.com #betterthanmoleskine #sketchbook #sketches #urbansketch #Smrt #doodles #art #rants #moleskine #sketch #urbansketchers #gestures #artgram #trainsketch #Singapore  (at Redhill MRT Station)

Heading out to dinner with a new hero pen. I needed to take a break from this kickstarter. Good that @ryangreenart caught my silly respond to critiques on theperfectsketchbook and saved the day. I think most people misunderstood this project. I have zero.. in fact negative intention to make a business out of it . This is merely a spontaneous respond to an impulse. This most likely will never be in the market after we make it…Go buy a full sheet of saunders 100% cotton paper and see how good it is but expensive it cost..then try to make a book out of it.. Think about it, there is absolutely no way I could have beaten the price point of big companies that have economy of scale in their favor. This is why it’s more important to back this . How else can the world have innovation if it’s all owned, decided and played out by the rich and mighty who has economy of scale ? Theperfectsketchbook.com #betterthanmoleskine #sketchbook #sketches #urbansketch #Smrt #doodles #art #rants #moleskine #sketch #urbansketchers #gestures #artgram #trainsketch #Singapore (at Redhill MRT Station)

Exclusive feature of The Perfect Sketchbook


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The ability to assess + establish correct values are two of the most important skills required in painting. Chroma inherit values and this is why many painters will first complete an under-painting (with only values) before applying chroma. Having a value chart with you, allow you to place it against the subject to properly assess value.

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Most artist hold their sketchbook in a certain way to keep it flat. The value chart was designed with userability in mind for both left and right hand Artist. So if you are left holder, you may flip to the left for the value chart and if you are right holder, you may flip to the right for it. I must admit that this is way more friendly with a portrait format book. The decision for a landscape format was strictly base off reliable data that most prefer a landscape book at this size. of course, given a chance I would release a series of different sizes and formats. This is just a start..So please back :)

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By punching holes on each steps of the values, you can upgrade the existing value chart. As seen in the image above, I managed to pick the right value to the grass by hovering my value chart over it. Squinting your eyes help a little with the assessment process. Aesthetically speaking, this is not the nicest thing to do to your sketchbook and this is why The Perfect Sketchbook, you will be receiving will not come with these punched holes. 

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Mad loving . Real skills #amazing #Wiltshire #love  (at Paragon Shopping Centre)

Mad loving . Real skills #amazing #Wiltshire #love (at Paragon Shopping Centre)

Amazing simply Amazing. Stephan Wiltshire is in Singapore dropping marbles over our skyline. How can you not be here. Class A bad ass. #badass #artist #Wiltshire #paragon #Singapore (at Paragon Shopping Centre)

Gorgeous Malay girl in the middle of two male friends. You can totally sense the “trajectory” of their gestures… The occasional excuses to touch and grab.. all stealth in the name of friendship. These two on the right are probably gonna be a couple soon ….the other male friend ???? I guess he’s a wing man aka a good friend. Such is the universal language of the human condition .#Smrt  #train #sketch #doodles #drawing #sketching #moleskine #sketchbook #artist #gestures #people #drawing #daily #people #girl #love #art  (at City Hall MRT Station)

Gorgeous Malay girl in the middle of two male friends. You can totally sense the “trajectory” of their gestures… The occasional excuses to touch and grab.. all stealth in the name of friendship. These two on the right are probably gonna be a couple soon ….the other male friend ???? I guess he’s a wing man aka a good friend. Such is the universal language of the human condition .#Smrt #train #sketch #doodles #drawing #sketching #moleskine #sketchbook #artist #gestures #people #drawing #daily #people #girl #love #art (at City Hall MRT Station)

I wasn’t fast enough today.kickstarter  Funds for theperfectsketchbook has slow down and I am rushing to get the mid tier awards up by tonight . These will be limited print of sketches from my sketchbook bundled with theperfectsketchbook . I thought about auctioning every sketchbook I completed but ironically it seems hard for me to put a price on them. It’s ironic that we all try to save money on our sketchbooks and we finish them, we most likely find it hardest to part with them. Ever thought about such an irony ? Why should you get a good sketchbook then ? Because I am sure you won’t want to part it. Go back theperfectsketchbook.com now !!! #betterthanmoleskine #urbansketch #doodles #gestures #sketchbook #sketches #moleskine #art #cherngzhi #Singapore #Singaporean #ngeeann #gestures #drawing #theperfectsketchbook  (at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange)

I wasn’t fast enough today.kickstarter Funds for theperfectsketchbook has slow down and I am rushing to get the mid tier awards up by tonight . These will be limited print of sketches from my sketchbook bundled with theperfectsketchbook . I thought about auctioning every sketchbook I completed but ironically it seems hard for me to put a price on them. It’s ironic that we all try to save money on our sketchbooks and we finish them, we most likely find it hardest to part with them. Ever thought about such an irony ? Why should you get a good sketchbook then ? Because I am sure you won’t want to part it. Go back theperfectsketchbook.com now !!! #betterthanmoleskine #urbansketch #doodles #gestures #sketchbook #sketches #moleskine #art #cherngzhi #Singapore #Singaporean #ngeeann #gestures #drawing #theperfectsketchbook (at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange)

I dug through my treasure box to uncover all the stuff my mum salvaged when I threw them away. These are the ccad foundation that inspired me to come up with the perfect sketchbook. I will soon start teaching everyone how to use the sketchbook with tricks to seeing chroma against value. All ccad alumni will remember their color concepts . A brutal one-two years of charting colors on that munsell. We all painted our “swatches” and made collages like no tomorrow. Sadly, when I approached my school.ccad about the perfect sketchbook, they won’t even promote it on their news feed. Well I still love ccad and my dawgs there. Oh wait fawn just backed me !! Thank you . #ccad #ccadedu #Columbus #Ohio #colorconcept #foundation #America #theperfectsketchbook #kickstarter #Singapore #landscape #painting  (at School of the Arts, Singapore)

I dug through my treasure box to uncover all the stuff my mum salvaged when I threw them away. These are the ccad foundation that inspired me to come up with the perfect sketchbook. I will soon start teaching everyone how to use the sketchbook with tricks to seeing chroma against value. All ccad alumni will remember their color concepts . A brutal one-two years of charting colors on that munsell. We all painted our “swatches” and made collages like no tomorrow. Sadly, when I approached my school.ccad about the perfect sketchbook, they won’t even promote it on their news feed. Well I still love ccad and my dawgs there. Oh wait fawn just backed me !! Thank you . #ccad #ccadedu #Columbus #Ohio #colorconcept #foundation #America #theperfectsketchbook #kickstarter #Singapore #landscape #painting (at School of the Arts, Singapore)

dear all . Thank you ….Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!! The perfect sketchbook has been picked !!!!!!!!!! Go back now !!!!!! Tell everyone about it .. Theperfectsketchbook.com  #kickstarter  #betterthanmoleskine #thankyou #sketchbook  (at Posb Bank)

dear all . Thank you ….Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!! The perfect sketchbook has been picked !!!!!!!!!! Go back now !!!!!! Tell everyone about it .. Theperfectsketchbook.com #kickstarter #betterthanmoleskine #thankyou #sketchbook (at Posb Bank)