I remember that when I first started doodling and drawing all over my scrapbooks, textbooks, or any piece of paper within my reach, I only drew eyes. And not just any type of eyes, but specifically almond-shaped women's eyes. Then with the cessation of my doodlings due to a busier lifestyle in university and other random activities taking priority, my sketching of eyes also stopped.
My brother's latest sketch of this gorgeous yet anonymous woman's eyes reminds me of those doodling times. His drawing has so effectively captured the depth and soul of these captivating eyes, whose lure and hold on the viewer pulls you back a little, making it so delightfully hard to turn away.
Eyes have always been the window to the soul, the little keyhole through which others get a glimpse of a person's hidden world. And these eyes tell the most beautiful tale which defines a woman of inner strength, fierce determination and dreams of a better future.
Ah, LV, or Louis Vuitton. However you call it, it exudes exclusivity, luxury and quality. Breathe in the smell of high-quality leather, long-lasting products with or without its famous monogram. Imagine yourself strolling along Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris, taking in the pretty night lights, carrying an LV handbag or suitcase, pretending to be French. Isn't it just beautiful?
Ronald has once again managed to capture the essence of an object, in this case a brand, and this LV House, set against the MBFC backdrop so extravagantly flaunted from the Marina Bay Sands sidewalk. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to see Singapore captured in a capsule, a hand-drawn postcard created by my brother, and the idea that for once, the LV brand and home are so deeply entwined.
A long time ago, even before I started getting interested in painting, my brother Ronald already began developing his artistic capabilities. He enrolled into design school at the National Technology University (NTU) in Singapore, and is on his way to finish his degree in graphic design. Yet while he specializes in this field, he also dabbled in painting, and among his first few pieces was this delightful ballerina piece. He also has a website dedicated to his non-painting artwork, RONALD LIM.