December 2018 Roundup

Happy New Year everyone!

2018 has been yet another productive year for me. I probably say that every year but it's true.

In 2018, I've written 140 books reviews. That's much less than I expected actually, and if you look at the Upcoming List of Books, you will see that I have many more books that I've yet to feature. I use to feature more books but now my time is split between writing book reviews, sketching, making Youtube videos and taking care of my newborn baby Tiffany.

As for Youtube videos, I made 220 of them. Again, that's less than I expected. Somehow I imagined I made close to 300. It felt like I was publishing every other day.

Overall, that's still a crazy amount of work I've done for the blog and Youtube channel.

In 2019, I will still continue to put out content. So thank you all for your continued support!


  1. The Joy of Watercolor: 40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You
  2. 5-Minute Watercolor: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Watercolor Painting
  3. Drawing Portraits: A Practical Course for Artists
  4. A Watercolour a Day: 365 Tips and Ideas for Improving Your Skills and Creativity
  5. The Joy of Watercolor: 40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You
  6. 5-Minute Watercolor: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Watercolor Painting
  7. Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects
  8. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!
  9. Paint, Play, Explore: Expressive Mark-Making Techniques in Mixed Media
  10. The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag
  11. The Art of Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  12. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War - The Art of the Movie
  13. Portraits: Illustrious People by Jorge Arevalo
  14. Of Happiness by William Sim
  15. The Art of Crayon: Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!
  16. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

Product reviews

  1. Should you get a matte screen protector for your tablet?
  2. Huion DWH69 wireless graphics tablet
  3. iPad Pro 2018 magnetic case from Ztotop
  4. Daniel Smith Watercolor Pan Sets
  5. Cobalt Blue Deep
  6. Adonit Snap 2 (tested on iOS and Android)

Youtube videos

  1. Last Sketchwalk of 2018
  2. Sketchbook Tour Oct 2017 to Dec 2018
  3. Review: Platinum Carbon Ink
  4. Panorama Pencil Sketch at Mayo Street
  5. iPad Pro 2018 magnetic case from Ztotop (review)
  6. Merry Christmas + Some Announcement
  7. Book Review: Everyday Sketching And Drawing by Steven
  8. Surface Go vs iPad 2018 for Digital Art
  9. Different Types of Pencils I Have
  10. Where to find the perfect Cobalt Blue Deep/Dark (PB74)
  11. Pros and Cons of Thick Sketchbooks
  12. Review: Huion DWH69 Wireless Graphics Tablet
  13. Book Review: Eine Stunde Aufenthalt / One Hour Wait by Rolf Schroeter
  14. More Gift Ideas for Artists (Overjoyed Art Store) + GIVEAWAY
  15. Watercolour Gift Ideas (Shopping at Straits Art)
  16. Drawing with Overlap, Negative Shapes (tutorial)
  17. Review: Daniel Smith Watercolor Pan Sets
  18. Which iPad to Get for Digital Art?
  19. Review: The Sketchbook Project World Tour
  20. Drawing Tiffany's Soft Toys (timelapse sketch)
  21. iPad Pro Matte Screen Protector (Should You Get One?)
  22. $5 vs $500 fountain pen: What's the difference?
  23. Francis Theo on Sketching & Retirement (AsiaLink Sketchwalk Taichung 2018)

My new online drawing course

Check out my new online course on Perspective Drawing is now available for sale at

This course is for beginners who want to know more about perspective, and use perspective to improve their drawings.

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