Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Baby trains of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans tend to refer to local train services as "baby trains". These consist of a locomotive hauling one or two coaches running between a few towns and villages as a shuttle service.

Gyan Fernando's recent posting reminded me of this.

So it sounded ideal material for a sketch.....

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Animal Antics

From an idea floated by our eldest daughter when she was just entering university. Playing around with common phrases.
 A Singaporean term referring to someone who is clueless. Sotong means squid in Malay- an animal not noted for it's high intelligence. Blur as in öut of focus" or not sharp.I think you get the picture.

 Common species in Singapore. O$P$ is shorthand for Owe Dollar, Pay Dollar, a threatening reminder to defaulters and late payers. They used to paint it on the door with pig's blood but now they use red paint....... due to acute shortage of pigs in Singapore.


Originally drawn for another website which I am winding down. Trains and cartoons have both been interests since childhood.
The Ghan-runs through Australia's outback.

 The 20th Century Limited- New York to Chicago
 Amtrak Surfliner- down the west coast of California
 Santa Fe Railroad's Chief
 Just plumb loco!

Dear Diary 15 May 2012

Some doodles from my diary during a meeting. Mainly birds this time.2B mechanical pencil.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Children's alphabet chart in Tamil

This is a project that I started in 1999. Actually it was earlier than that. I felt that there were some appealing alphabet charts in languages such as English, Chinese and Malay but none for Tamil children. All the stuff out there had crude, shoddily drawn pictures- no child would be attracted to them and want to learn.

I tried to interest some publishers while I was in Sri Lanka, but they all felt that they couldn't compete with the Indians. Later in Singapore, I tried again but same story. It was then my wife told me, "stop grumbling that others don't want to do it and do it yourself". So I self published.

"Thamil Thalir" was printed in Singapore and I have been selling it slowly through various outlets here and abroad. I still have quite a few copies left. The intention is to get young children interested enough that they would be keen the language.

It is a double sided A3 sheet laminated.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

National animal cricket teams

From wallpapers junction website. Members of the animal kingdom representing each nation.
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Sri Lanka
 West Indies
Out for a duck! It can happen to anyone.

Animated cricketers

From wallpapers junction website.
Bangladesh team

West Indies team

Houses in Rawang, Malaysia

Designed for a developer, private homes in Rawang, just north of Kuala Lumpur.
Architect- N. Senthilkumaran RIBA RAIA

Houses in the U.S. Pacific Islands

These are some unbuilt designs for private houses in Guam and on Hilo, Hawaiian Islands. Drawn for a design and build contractor with resources in Indonesia. Timber houses can withstand tropical storms and cyclones better than some masonry ones.
Architect- N. Senthilkumaran RIBA RAIA.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Architoons 1

Life as an architect has it's ups and downs, so it's best to look at the funny side. This post will be the first in a series of cartoons about architecture- themes will be general but some would be more appropriate to Singapore context.

(Sentosa Cove is an exclusive seaside development in Singapore.)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Indiana Jones Sri Lanka style?

In 1982, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas filmed Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on locations in Sri Lanka. More recently Dr. Gyan Fernando embarked on his own expedition- details of which can be found at:

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Locotoons- railway engines of the Sri Lankan Railways

Looctoons on Gyan Fernandos blog

Please click on the above link to see all of them on Gyan Fernando's blog. These were the very first cartoons of mine to be hosted on the internet.

Tintin in Sri Lanka

Tintin in Sri Lanka - some cartoons drawn for Gyan Fernando's story

Please click on this link to be magically transported to this story.

Elephant cenus

The Government of Sri Lanka decided to have a census of elephants in the island. That is, to count them. I'm not sure what the idea behind this was, but to me it seemed to throw up some humorous possibilites.........