So it was about 3 years ago that I transitioned from Xanga (Shudders) to Blogspot in search of a more mature and professional way of blogging. At the time it was a massive change with many trial and errors to be had along the way. Now it is time I put my blogspot into archive and let my new venture to a proper website start.

For the last few days you may have noticed my usual domain was not working. Well that's because I was going through changes under the hood (on the interwebs) and things didn't go exactly to plan.

I've had plans to change over to WordPress for months and months and with the recent shift of several players to the game and many colleagues at Uni I've felt the pressure to move on. My new website is also a new focus and love in my life, one that's always been there but never really the main goal. I will pursue my major and new venture into the realm of the 'Art world'

I hope you all enjoyed reading my blog even though going through archives it's very embarrassing and cringe-worthy. will contain mainly art content but also the same rambles and everyday life.

Note: If you're seeing a weird old website of mine that's part of the problem that I'm trying to fix. That is not the final content!

See you there! Thanks for the great 3 years!


First Day Of Spring

Been going crazy with art. Drawings, paintings and buying supplies. It's been better than ever before with high prospects especially with our latest exhibition upcoming up I'm very excited and cannot wait to pump out works, this will be a crazy experience that may decide my future.

 Here are some drawings that happened today and yesterday.

And some Works In Progresses.

And some works by Nick Boerma and Simon Ready. Given to the Printmedia Class for watching their presentation. Epic guys!

Also just want to finish it all and end with some good ole celebration with friends and drinks!

New Blackbook Drawings

Mouse Trap

Rah! It's an Ambush!

Thursday night was a great night. Thanks to Qwux and the Rah collective kids for helping create a great book and hosting a fun night (Well thanks to Ambush for that!)

Heaps of the kids came out to support the locals and reppin' the Wood was Chris Yee and his baller as always work.

Gouache Gouache Gouache

I love the name and the medium. I hit a blank wall for about an hour but in class I got my juices flowing again.

American Psycho followed by Stuart Bailey, Nick Boerma and then Scott Blume.

Rah! Book Launch

Today I received a very cool book. It's my first published work alongside many other artists. If you're interested in copping one, come to the launch party this 18th of August! I'm so jealous Chris Yee is on the poster! He has a double page spread and is featured in the exhibition on the night!

Here's a little sneak peek/teaser :)

Fly Away With Me.

Gouache on Watercolor paper. 2011
For my love.

Matchsticks By Timothy Duong

Gouache on Watercolor Paper. 2011

Matchstick Men

After my last background done in gouache, I've really grown a little liking to painting little match sticks. So today I went out and bought a packet of 'Black & Gold' Safety Matches, they're not as classy and original like Red Heads but I'm not going out of my way to get matches in a different hue.

Pretty much a 1:1 painting although with slight emphasis on the body and lighting, I've started this line up of matches. Can you match the matches with the matches? It's a WIP but it's very clean and I'm really liking the way it's turning out.

Stoned Fox Part 2

Part one:

After the test shot of the stoned fox, I've re-done the background properly and produced a new more uniform wallpaper like finish. Using the same wallpaper and gouache over 2 sessions I've ended up with this:


Going to test it a second time with the D7000 and a new camera to test it is the Canon 5D MkII since I'd like to shoot it 1080p @25P.

Some more updates of sketches, here pictured is Stuart Bailey, one of my teachers and Phillippa Griffin, a fellow colleague at SCA. Both inspirations to improve my work.

Also I'd like to announce the winner of my little posting competition is David Lee. I used a random number generator to choose a number between 1 and 4 (Each number representing the posters respectively) Congratulations David Lee! Ha! Rigged son I tell you! Mafia auto-wins also!

Stoned Fox

My room smells of ashtray. But it was definitely worth it after William Suen helped me brainstorm for a scene on how to improve it and what not. At the moment this is only a test but it's just to show you I've progressed.

At my current rate I doubt it would be finished in time for the TropFest deadline but I'll be happy when it's done :)

My last significant post on it was in February.

Sizzle - Stoning Scene Take 1 from Timothy Duong on Vimeo.

I'd like to thank William Humga Suen and Grace Tan for all the help and brainstorming even if this is just a test shot, it's better than nothing!

Shameful Plug, Win Keith Haring!

I was having a conversation with my mate David Lee about blogs and photography, finding out how to improve in both fields. It struck me how much readers and followers matter to me to keep up this blog, without you reading I wouldn't be writing. I tend to OCD over my website stats watching how many hits I get since I'm not any more special than your average internet user but I envy talented bloggers whose sites get so many hits (Well they are talented! And talent needs recognition) and it makes me wish I was a prodigy at something even if it's something weird cause I know that there's a niche crowd on the internet. So I'm trying to pump out more work and write more as some would notice from the influx of posts from my neglected blog.

So this post? It's not just a ramble about how I crave attention from you readers, it's more of a shameful plug for my eBay account and all the things I'm selling. Yes, today I cleaned my room and emptied all the unnecessary objects and these happen to be worth some money (Especially since I just spent all my money on camera gear and need to bring back up my funds)

Aside from promoting my eBay wares, I've decided to give away something that has sentimental reason to me. From one person to another I'd like to give away 2 of my 3 Keith Haring badges from the Tate Modern in England when I visited in 2009. Sure it's not much but you can't really complain if it's free right?

Edit: Another prize is in the pool! I found this on my shelf! Get posting!

So all you have to do is comment on this post, just a quick survey who actually reads it! Attach your email to the post and I'll randomly pick and email the winner in 3 days.

Oh and Mafia, I'll give you the other one regardless of you posting or not ha! I remember I was suppose to give you them back in the day.

PS. Last plug, I swear. My bike is for sale. Check eBay! Ha!

Kozyndan on my Wall

My second Kozyndan piece to own. (My first)

I got it along with a piece from Yoshitomo Nara which I gave to my lovely Grace, it now hangs on her wall :)

James Blake & Marques Toliver

Saturday night at The Metro.

Marques Toliver, a solo musician who plays with his voice a violin and a step drum pad thing. He's gorgeous and sweet. James Blake followed after, playing his popular songs with a new edge and twist. I didn't get many photos since I had to cloak my camera, but I did bring it back out for a few quick snaps.

The Dip

The Dip at Good God in Sydney is a great place if you want some gourmet loving hot dogs. Now, wait a minute, did Timothy just mention hot dogs and gourmet on the same line? Is he joking? Is he really going to pay a premium price for a simple meal? Well, yes. But it's fucking worth every penny. Hit read more to see if this is true.

Harry Hot Dogs

Video will be a new medium that I'll incorporate into this blog. After spending an hour conversing with JM and Steven, we had the usual conversations about work, uni and life in general. CREAM if you know what I mean. Just testing out the video and low-light capabilities as we wind down and catch up.

Photographic Accessories

Note: the following post contains a lot of photographic jargon, you may not want to read on, if so, enjoy the photos.

So I have some new toys that I recently bought, they're all slowly trickling through my mailbox to me. Each day a new parcel comes and it's like a lottery I know that I'm going to win except I don't know the prize. One by one the couriers bring them to me, starting first with the parts I need least followed by the parts I need most at the end (SD cards, how can I shoot without a SD card?)

So enough with the slow torture, here's what was awaiting usage.

After gathering what I could today I was left with the dreaded fate of no SD card to test out my new toy. So I had to borrow my mums hidden SD card. With minimal shots available from the measly 2GB I mucked around with the camera.

My fish vapor died 2 weeks ago, he was my first fighting fish in a long time, I owned him for about 5 or so months. He was my favorite fish until I got the big tank. RIP Vapor.
Shot using the D7000 with 60mm 2.8 Micro with a SB-700 to light. He's dried like that.

Got Sauce Plz?

I am a confessed sauce fiend. For the type also known as condiments that are found ontop of your meat pie or alongside your steak and fries or sprayed into your bowl of Pho (Not the one you're searching for after you type 'G0t Sauce?!' in some seedy back alley of the internet). I'm often seen putting too much tomato ketchup* on my food at home and since I've got 'ETA's Original BBQ Sauce' (Seen here) I've been using and pouring it on my meals like it was holy water. Blessing each and every meal with the beautiful wonders of the said sauce like I was the Pope blessing the pilgrims before I eat them.

I, like most people move on from my sauces after long abuse, from a young age I remember drizzling sweet chilli sauce to mayo to tomato sauce but all of those are long gone now that I've 'matured'. I'll still have my Tabasco and soy sauces but my new love that may dethrone a lot of other sauces would be 'Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce' found hidden in many Asian conveinience stores scattered across Sydney and also found in the City on Crown St in Amasia (A clothing store funnily enough which sells Uniqlo and other staple brands)

This Asian chili sauce is often found in Vietnamese joints and added to meals such as the famed Pho (Beef Noodle Soup for all you non-knowers) After being finally reunited, nostalgia similar to that of ETA's BBQ Sauce, this sauce is definitely a must for any person that likes spicy flavour. If you have not tasted this and also like chili then you're sleeping!

Although I do love my other staple condiments, being from a Vietnamese family I cannot blog about a sauce and not mention Nuoc Mam (While sometimes a dressing or dip, this shit is more flexible than the word fuck in the food world), the staple of ALL Vietnamese meals, it's the only sauce I can make blindfolded. I pride myself in making godly Nuoc Mam. I drink at least a cup of that stuff a week! (Note: I'm referring to Nuoc Mam Cham, not the unmixed Fish Sauce)

So while I don't have a camera to take a picture of the Sauce bottle, I did my best to show a rough image of it. Continuing on from the theme of scanned images, I present to you the Sriracha Sauce Scan and model.

*Yes, I know, Heinz Ketchup & everything else from the supermarket labelled as tomato sauce for all you Australian readers

Scanned using Canon MP490 and skinned using Photoshop CS5's 3D tool.
Keep the condiment-ing game strong!

Day in day out

A quick sketch of a scan of myself last night. Reminds me of when paparazzi take your photo. Trying to consciously choose to draw more :)

Scanning for all Lifeforms

I don't currently have a camera since I sold my D700 but I do have a few other alternatives. I wanted to show off my freshly shaved chin but the Apple built in camera is so overused.

D700 sold, Nikon D7000 coming in along with a SB-700, 85mm 1.8, 120GB SSD, 8GB RAM for the iMac and a HDD Dock. Also got my 60mm Micro today. I have a lot of expensive camera paperweights :(

Blue 210

When was the last time you saw me post a drawing? Yeah, that's right you can't even recall it.

I got a new little book and a new blue artline. They both fit in my pockets. Will do a lot of sketching.

These scans are straight off the press!