Biography William Chua aka XiaoBaoSG is a Singaporean freelance illustrator who is currently based in Hong Kong, believes in creating something out of nothing as an artist and is heavily influenced by Japanese and Chinese culture. Some of his most iconic artwork include the Panda Revolution series and other panda-themed designs, Samurai Cat, and game-inspired Japanese woodblock (ukiyo-e) style artwork e.g Samurai Mario. His artwork is created digitally, and is commonly used as designs for t-shirts or prints / posters.
He had been involved in projects such as creating an illustration and tutorial for Adobe Illustrator CS4 , Chinese New Year Event in Singapore whereby his artwork was projected on some buildings in Chinatown, Project Chengdu commissioned by Ogilvy which saw his artwork displayed on billboards in major international airports, commissioned artwork for an animal exhibition by London Zoo.
Featured His t-shirt designs are featured and sold by international t-shirt retailers like DesignByHumans, Threadless, and Lafraise. He had also been invited to participate in several international art exhibitions and magazine features in Computer Art Projects, IdN, and Tattoo Extreme Magazine, etc.
Clients Adobe, Ogilvy, London Zoo, Readers Digest, WWE and many more.
Inspired by Pac-man ( Pakkuman), an arcade game developed by Namco in 1980. Pac-Man is considered one of the classics and an icon of the 80s popular culture.
Inspired by Donkey Kong, a franchise of video games series that features the adventures of a large ape called Donkey Kong, created by Shigeru Miyamoto.
Inspired and based on characters from Golden Axe, a video game released in 1989 by Sega. This is an unknown battle of the heroes with the skeleton from the character selection.
Inspired by one of the best-selling RPG video game, Final Fantasy by Square-enix published in 1987. The last artwork of the 80s warrior series.
First illustration of 80’s warrior’s record or 八十武士录 inspired by The Legend of Zelda created in 1986 by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka for Nintendo (NES).
Here’s his version of Link on his final journey of saving princess from Ganon in Death Mountain.
Inspired by my favorite game from the 80s “Super Mario Bros” and Capcom latest game ” Monster hunter”.
Based on ice climber, a classic NES video game developed by Nintendo during the winter of 1984.
“Hammering your way in game is possible but probably its not going to work in real life. Terror is out there in reality.”
Inspired by Super Mario Bros. 2 released in Japan in 1988 by Nintendo and Dragon Dogma by Capcom. This is the sequel to his “Hunting Season”.
Inspired by Contra (魂斗羅), a video game series produced by Konami debuted in 1987. This design is based on the boss of Area 3 in the NES version.
Inspired by Mega Man, or known as Rockman in Japan, a video game developed by Capcom since 1987. This illustration is based on the 2nd last stage of Rockman 2: The Mystery of Dr. Wily (1988).