Animation Design Color Comp Ronald Fong

I have never painted with a preset color palette before, I usually handpick my colors on the fly. This is my first time, and I tried it using the trending hipster color palette. These colors are often used in graphic design these days and I was curious what the result would be if I used it for an animation design color comp. I think it looks pretty decent! Had fun, you should try it too. Cheers!

Hey, I’ve got a bunch of requests for the “hipster” color palette in use to start my digital doodles in Photoshop. So, here you go – Hipster Swatches

CulturePush has featured me and Kong Yee Rou for our animation festival selection at Cartoons Underground 2015!

Culturepush features You Ci Ke Ronald Fong Animation

MDA supports our LUSH 99.5 Radio Interview!

MDA supports Ronald Fong Animation on LUSH 99.5 FM Cartoons Underground Radio Interview

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Cartoons Underground 2015 is the fourth instalment for Singapore’s first and largest animation festival. It’s co-founded by Vicky Chen whom I found to be extremely dedicated to promoting the local animation scene. You Ci Ke 有刺客 is part of the official selection curated by Tan Wei Keong. Thanks Wei Keong!

I was there on Saturday evening to share about the creation of You Ci Ke 有刺客 at the director’s Q&A session after the screening. More importantly, I was there to learn. It’s really a joy to watch people entertained by the work we do and to have put a smile on their faces. It was so heartwarming and encouraging to people coming up to us to tell us what they liked about our films and everybody had so many ideas on how there can be a collaboration, on how to take things further. It was a great evening.


By pure chance, I bumped into Enrique and Richard, the CG Supervisor and Creative Director of One Animation, and I was very encouraged to hear that my insistence and desire to work in the entertainment side of the industry is acknowledged. I am super thankful for Professor Hannes to drop by to give his support and also for his insightful advice that creative work and commercial doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. I very much agree and the tricky part is finding the balance and I think I’m getting closer.

There were some seriously engaging and entertaining films screened at this festival and I’m super happy for our films (Coldsteam directed by Nicholas Chia and The Octopus Lady by Amanda Wang)  to be amongst them. I wished You Ci Ke‘s Art Director, Han Qingping was there to share her insights too. She’s so good at what she does.

I think most films are still making theirs rounds of festivals so they won’t be available online but here’s the programme list on Cartoon Underground’s website in case you’ve missed the festival and/or wish to follow up on their work when it’s released. I loved all of Bendito Machine V by Jossie Malis the tension in April 21 by Jessica Poon and of course the pig-bat creature in Need a Hand?! by Kong Yee Rou.

I was never informed but was just told there we were featured on Culturepush! Thanks Culturepush!

So here’s a dark and blurry photograph of us at the event!

Cartoons Underground 2015 Singapore Animation Festival Ronald Fong Animation

From left to right: Vicky Chen, Amanda Wang, Ronald Fong, Nicholas Chia and Rachel Kong

Here’s a simple MEL script to toggle hypershade thumbnail updates. cheers!

global proc rf_renderThumbnailUpdate() {
    if (`renderThumbnailUpdate -q` == 0) {
        renderThumbnailUpdate 1;
        print "Render Thumbnail Update Turned ON! \n";
    else {
        renderThumbnailUpdate 0;
        print "Render Thumbnail Update Turned OFF \n";

We were on air on Lush 99.5 FM and here’s the interview that was aired on Saturday. It’s kindly recorded by Nicholas Chia. Check out Nic’s portfolio website for visual effects and audio post-production work. His work is cool. It’s due to be re-aired on Wednesday at 1:30PM if you’re interested in listening to it on national radio. #ilistentolush

More importantly, do come down to support Cartoons Underground 2015, the fourth instalment of Singapore’s first and largest animation festival this Saturday, 6PM at the Kult Café! Here’s the poster.cartoons-underground-poster


17 October 2015 at Kult Cafe, Emily Hill.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9pm,
Followed by a personal Q&A with directors.

Lush99.5FM Radio Interview Animation Director Ronald Fong

Lush99.5FM Radio Interview Animation Director Nicholas Chia Vicky Chen Ronald Fong

Yay, I got involved in a radio interview today with MediaCorp Radio at Lush 99.5 FM. Hahaha! It was a fun and casual sharing session together with Nicholas Chia, director of Coldsteam, and Vicky Chen from Cartoons Underground. I’m really thankful for an opportunity to share more about the animated film I directed You Ci Ke (有刺客), and to shoutout to my art director, Han Qingping.

Big thanks to Vicky! She’s super dedicated to promoting independant animated films in Singapore. It means a lot to us animators. Not forgetting Louis from Lush 99.5 FM who guided us along as we recorded our soundbite. He also kindly helped us to take a group photo! #ilistentolush

Cartoons-Underground interview with Lush 99.5! Catch us on Lush 1.30pm to 2pm this Saturday and next Wednesday!