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Chee Yang Ong

About

Chee has drawn the comic adaptation of Romero's Dawn of the Dead and various comics written by Steve Niles (co-creator of 30 Days of Night) like Wake the Dead and American Freakshow.
He has also collaborated on numerous titles with renowned comic writers like Mark Waid (Kingdom Come), Keith Giffen (co-creator of Lobo) and John Rozum (Xombi).
He's currently dividing his time between drawing Transformers and Star Trek comics for IDW and producing art for creator-owned projects like 5 Days to Die... view portfolio see more

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Sketch Book

Godfather sketches - Some time ago, I had a chance to draw a Godfather comic. For reasons not made known to me, the deal fell through or something or other.
But I did sketches and a page or two.
Here's a sketch of Don Corleone. 11-13-2010

Unpublished work - Not allowed to say much about this page, only that it's still unpublished and this is the black and white work-in-progress copy. 12-08-2010

Unpublished work - Another b&w WIP. 12-08-2010

Conan  - To try out some new brushes I bought. I decided to draw Conan.
The barbarian, not O'brien.
12-10-2010

Conan  - All penciled and inked! 12-10-2010

conaninks.jpg - Conan, all inked with my new brushes and then scanned and cleaned up in Photoshop. 12-10-2010

Irredeemable fan art. - I had some free time. So I decided to draw up some Irredeemable pages.
This is the first time I'm putting this baby up online. 12-12-2010

Godfather sketches - Some time ago, I had a chance to draw a Godfather comic. For reasons not made known to me, the deal fell through or something or other.
But I did sketches and a page or two. This is the first time I'm putting all these drawings online.
Here's a sketch of Fredo. 12-13-2010

Godfather sketches - Some time ago, I had a chance to draw a Godfather comic. For reasons not made known to me, the deal fell through or something or other.
But I did sketches and a page or two.
Here's a sketch of Michael Corleone. 12-13-2010

Godfather sketches - A head drawing of Don Corleone I did for the Godfather comic that never happened. 12-13-2010

Godfather sketches - A head sketch of Connie from doomed Godfather comic. 12-15-2010

Godfather sketches - A head sketch of Sonny Corleone from doomed Godfather comic. 12-15-2010

Godfather sketches - A rough thumb of a Godfather page from the Godfather comic that never happened.
I penciled this on board then scanned it in and applied gray tones in Photoshop.
Will show the rest of the process and the final product in the next few days. 12-15-2010

Godfather sample page - The pencils. 12-17-2010

Godfather sample page - The finished inks. 
The gray tones were done with watercolors. 12-17-2010

Pin-up - B&W pin-up for the tp collection of Steve Niles, Keith Giffen and Shannon Denton's Gutwrencher. 12-23-2010

Pin-up - The rough for the Gutwrencher pin-up.
Done with a sharpie. 12-23-2010

The Kungfu Warrior page 1 - A short 8 page story I did for a Malaysian comic magazine. 01-05-2011

The Kungfu Warrior page 2 - A short 8 page story I did for a Malaysian comic magazine. 01-05-2011

The Kungfu Warrior page 3 - A short 8 page story I did for a Malaysian comic magazine. 01-07-2011

The Kungfu Warrior page 4 - A short 8 page story I did for a Malaysian comic magazine. 01-07-2011

The Kungfu Warrior page 5 - A short 8 page story I did for a Malaysian comic magazine. 01-09-2011

B&W pin-up - Something I'm currently working on.
A pen & ink drawing of a zombie cowboy. 01-29-2011

Chucky cover - An unpublished Chucky cover that I did a few years ago.
I penciled and inked it then colored it in photoshop. 02-21-2011

Wake the Dead  - 2 B&W panels from a Wake the Dead short story I did way back in 2004/2005.
Written by Steve Niles.
This piece has never been published or shown online uncolored before. 02-23-2011

Wake the Dead  - A close-up of page 6 of issue 3 of Wake the Dead.
Wake the Dead was a miniseries written by Steve Niles and published by IDW in 2004. 02-25-2011

Wake the Dead - Another panel from the Wake the Dead short story.
02-27-2011

5 Days to Die Sketches

Ray from 5 Days to Die - A pre-production rough pen sketch of Ray, the main character from 5 Days to Die. Done with a pen. 12-01-2010

Early Ray sketch from 5 Days to Die - A very early version of Ray. Sketched in pencil. 12-01-2010

More Ray from 5 Days to Die - Sketches of Ray in pencil 12-01-2010

Supporting characters from 5 Days to Die. - Pencil sketches of Debbie, Ray's wife and Chief Fountain. 12-02-2010

Double page splash from 5 Days to Die #1 - My early layout for a double-page splash from 5 Days to Die.
Andy Schmidt, the writer, however nixed this layout cause it wasn't what he had in mind. 12-06-2010

Final double page splash in b&w - The double-page splash revised. All penciled and inked.
The gray tones were created by using watercolors and then fiddled and rendered in Photoshop.
12-06-2010

Final double page splash in color - The final double page splash. I converted the watercolor gray tones in Photoshop. 12-06-2010

5 Days to Die #2 - Page 9 from issue 2.
Graytone markers over the inks. 01-01-2011

5 Days to Die #2 - Page 9 colored.
I put another layer of gray watercolor washes over the inks.
And then converted them into color layers in Photoshop. 01-01-2011

5 Days to Die #2 - Inked page 10 with graytone markers. 01-03-2011

5 Days to Die #2 - Colored page 10. 01-03-2011

Pre-production sketches and thumbs from Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan

Wrath of Khan cover thumb - A really rough thumb I did for the Wrath of Khan cover. 12-04-2010

Wrath of Khan cover thumb 2 - Another rough thumb for Wrath of Khan cover.
But this one wasn't picked. 12-04-2010

Wrath Of Khan Cover inks - Inks for Wrath of Khan cover 12-04-2010

Wrath Of Khan Cover inks with graytoning - Using watercolors, I added in gray tones to the inks. 12-04-2010

Wrath of Khan issue 3 - The inks to page 21. 12-30-2010

Wrath of Khan issue 3 - Gray washes over the inks. 12-30-2010

Transformers stuff

Transformers: Bumblebee cover - One of the numerous cover roughs I did for the miniseries 12-06-2010

Transformers: Bumblebee cover - One of the numerous cover roughs I did for the miniseries 12-06-2010

Transformers: Bumblebee cover - One of the numerous cover roughs I did for the miniseries 12-06-2010

Transformers: Bumblebee cover - One of the numerous cover roughs I did for the miniseries 12-06-2010

Transformers: Bumblebee cover - One of the numerous cover roughs I did for the miniseries 12-06-2010

Transformers: Bumblebee cover - One of the numerous cover roughs I did for the miniseries.
This one was approved for the last issue. 12-06-2010

Optimus Prime B&W sample - I had to work up a sample for IDW before they let me do some Transformers.
I decided to draw Optimus and slapped on some watercolor washes on it. 12-08-2010

Transformers: Coda cover - I did a variant cover for one issue of Transformer: Coda.
This is the thumb that got approved.
Starscream holding the Autobot matrix. 12-19-2010

Transformer: Coda cover - The finished cover.
Colors by Moose Baumann. 12-19-2010

Transformer: Coda cover - The finished inks. I used watercolors for the gray tones. 12-19-2010

Transformers: Sector 7 - My pencils from the 3rd issue of Transformers: Sector 7, page one. 12-21-2010

Transformers: Sector 7 - The finished inks.
Most of the gray tones were done with markers. 12-21-2010

Bumblebee #1 page 3 - Ratchet and Bumblebee in a scene from Transformers: Bumblebee.
The graytones were added onto my inks in Photoshop. 01-15-2011

Bumblebee #1 page 2 - Wheeljack and Bumblebee in a scene from Transformers: Bumblebee.
The graytones were added onto my inks in Photoshop. 01-15-2011

Bumblebee #1 page 8 - Page 8 from Bumblebee #1. With graytones applied in Photoshop. 01-17-2011

Bumblebee #1 page 8 - Page 8 without the graytones. 01-17-2011

Color Roughs - A color rough for the first issue of Transformers: Bumblebee. 
I usually don't color my roughs as I leave that to the colorist. 
But this particular composition needed it to show more clearly what I was going for.
Unfortunately, this rough wasn't approved. 01-19-2011

Color Roughs - A color rough for the first issue of Transformers: Bumblebee.
This one was approved. 01-19-2011

Color Roughs - A rejected color rough for the first issue of Transformers: Bumblebee. 01-19-2011

Color Roughs - Color rough for issue 4 of Transformers: Bumblebee.
01-21-2011

Color Roughs - Another color rough for issue 4.
01-21-2011

Transformers: Coda - The 11-page lead in story to Transformers: Bumblebee.
This is page 1. 01-23-2011

Transformers: Coda - Page 2. 01-23-2011

Transformers: Coda - Page 4 01-25-2011

Transformers: Coda - page 5 01-25-2011

Transformers: Coda - Prime and the rest of the bots make an appearance on page 9. 01-27-2011

Bumblebee Miniseries - Panel 1 from Page 2 of Bumblebee #2 02-12-2011

Bumblebee Miniseries - Panel 1 of Pg 4 of Bumblebee #2 02-14-2011

Bumblebee Miniseries - Panel 1 of Pg 10 of Bumblebee #2 02-16-2011

Bumblebee Miniseries - The lineart for panel 1 of pg 20 of Bumblebee #2 02-18-2011

Bumblebee Miniseries - The lineart with the graytones added in, panel 1 of pg 20 of Bumblebee #2 02-18-2011

Ward of the State

Pre-production sketches - Color sketch of Carrie. 
Sketched out with markers and colored in photoshop. 12-25-2010

Pre-production sketches - Color sketch of Clifton. 12-25-2010

Pre-production sketches - Color sketch of the protagonist of Ward of the State, Dravis. 12-27-2010

Pre-production sketches - Harkin. 12-27-2010

Pre-production sketches - Norma. 12-27-2010

Tag

Tag: Cursed issue 2 cover A - The finished cover. 01-11-2011

Tag: Cursed issue 2 cover A - The rough thumb. 01-11-2011

Tag: Cursed issue 2 cover A - The unfinished cover.
Inks with gray watercolor washes. 01-11-2011

GI JOE

GI JOE: COBRA - My penciled and inked page 15 for GI JOE: COBRA #11 01-13-2011

GI JOE: COBRA - My pencils. 01-13-2011

Pipeline Comments

01/03/2011 11:51 PM

FlipGirl

Awesome sketches, Chee!

01/03/2011 11:05 AM

chrissands

Chee - you need some more Transformers updates -- I want to subscribe again!

12/03/2010 03:37 PM

Josh Bush

You're a bad ass man, nice work!

12/02/2010 12:41 PM

Kris

Very nice sketches! I love your charcoal-style drawings, I'm a big fan! :)

12/02/2010 01:28 AM

Freesurge

love the art and so far the website...your test came through loud and clear

12/01/2010 11:25 PM

chrissands

I can't wait to see what type of transformers art you release, I've been a huge fan of yours! (All hail megatron) :D