About Peter Draw
Peter Draw (Born Peter Zhuo Ying Wei 卓英伟, July 1984) is a Singaporean Artist whose art have touched the lives of people across Asia.
Peter fell in love with drawing at the age of 3. At 6, he was kicked out of art class because he couldn't afford the fee. At 16, he lost his grandfather who taught him one last lesson - our loved ones cannot wait forever for us.. hesitate and we will lose our chance to show our love forever.
Since then, he has devoted the whole of his entire adult life drawing to protect children who cannot protect themselves.
Awards & Books
4 Guinness World Records in Art:
1 Oct 2007, Largest Caricature
2 Oct 2010, Largest Art Lesson
3 Oct 2014, Longest Drawing
4 Oct 2014, Longest Drawing by Individual
Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore 2008 - Contributions to Children, World Peace, Human Rights.
- 2008, What Makes Me Happy
(Supported by ASEAN National Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore)
- 2015, Draw On Love, Autobiography
(Published by Marshall Cavendish)
"Becoming Singapore's Walt Disney"
- The Straits Times
- The Straits Times
- Channel News Asia
- Channel 5 News
- Channel 8 News
- Channel U News
Outside of Singapore
- NTD TV, Indonesia
- 中縣新聞網, Taiwan
- 日刊スポーツ, Japan
- La Nacion, Costa Rica
- The Brunei Times, Brunei
- Vietnam Art News, Vietnam
- ABS CBN News, Philippines
- The Myanmar Times, Myanmar
Being an Artist isn't a dream. It's about what I do as an Artist.
I think that's what a dream is.
One day, I hope to sit my children and grandchildren on a swing, telling them how a little boy who was told he couldn't draw went on to draw and change the world.
Here are some stories I've been keeping for them :)
I used to be just like them :)
Love can be found anywhere :)
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Everything we do, we do it with love :)
Cape Town, South Africa
We will never give up on our dreams :)
It's the little things that truly make us happy :)
Si Chuan, China
Love can change the world right? :)
Drawings I'm leaving behind for our children & grandchildren
From day one, it's always about the little ones
I believe our future must be built on love.
I'm shaping this future one Little Draw at a time.
Peter Draw & Little Draws & Red Sweaters
Little Draws are Little versions of Peter Draw, making art to make people happy.
Peter loves red at a young age.
His late grandfather told him
he looks good in Red
Peter and Little Draws in red sweaters
There's a reason why
Little Draws have their own
Little Draws drawing at Malls, Museums & Hospitals to make people happy
One day, children would put on a red sweater and believe they could draw and change the world
Little Draws and their beautiful drawings :)
Everything changes, but nothing really changed.. Unless we do it with love.
The Inspiration Behind Ai
When Peter was 6 years old (1990), Peter signed up for a free trial art lesson. On the actual day, Peter packed his little bag packed with sharpen pencils and walked to the art class by himself. When the Artist told everyone to bring along $20 for the next lesson, Peter told the Artist that his parents would not be able to afford the $20. The Artist told Peter to forget about drawing and kicked him out of the class.
Peter stood outside the class, tie-toed to try to look through the tiny space between the window panels hoping to learn something. After a while, Peter's toes hurt and he ran home and cry. His grandfather asked him why is he crying. Peter asked why is he different from other children. His grandfather replied "Why do you want to be the same?"
Grandfather then told Peter a story about how a little boy who was kicked out of art class because he was poor, believed in his dream and became a successful artist. Before he died, he created Disney Land. His name was, Picasso.
Growing up, Peter believed that Picasso and Disney were the same person. Peter's grandfather didn't went to school, and made up the story to encourage Peter.
This story inspired the creation of Ai.
Ai represents the idea that no matter how we begin our life, we all eventually find love.
Here's a little secret
As a child, I love eating donuts. In Primary One, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. She told me I needed to find another dream because she explained to me that nobody can grow up to be a Donut.
I explained I love eating Donuts and if I became a Donut, i could eat it whenever I want to. She then asked me what happens when I finish eating myself and I told her confidently, I’m a kid... I didn’t think that far.
Thankfully, I have a second dream and that is to be an Artist who makes art to make people happy.
When you feel like giving up... don't.
30 Years From Now
A real man in the dark, when nobody is watching, he's putting in the work.
30 Years from now, we will see who was really working.
Some people don't spend their time being bothered that they can't change the world, because there's a part of them that thinks it's impossible.
I choose to be bothered by that.