Just to bring an up coming “artist” into whatever light I may be able to provide – Cherie Sim. She has been a friend that I have known for the past 7 or 8 odd years from the start of middle/secondary school. Her drawings and paintings have developed greatly over time into what you see before you below. Definitely someone to look out for and support in the days, months, years ahead.
Her drawings bring to mind a sort of eerie beauty, something that melds a modern gothic feel with the manga/anime styles. Most of the drawings that are posted on her Facebook site is filled with great emotion. Many images portray faces with their eyes blinded with long tresses of hair, suggesting secrets and hidden emotion within each character and face. The pieces feature the use of monochromatic tones with the occasional splash of the cold palette that seems to draw you in, and eyes that seem to be stare right through you attempting to convey some deep secret which cannot be told. There is definitely a depth and soul that has developed over time and through a great deal of passion.
You can visit her Facebook art page at The Heart Shaped Horror or her Tumblr at theheartshapedhorror.tumblr.com. I hope you guys give it a chance and maybe a “like” if it you support not only the possibly upcoming and flourishing artist in Singapore and Southeast Asia, but also because there is a beauty that you see in each stroke that she has painstakingly put her soul into.