Monday, October 30, 2006

The Browless Geisha....an experiment....


The browless geisha
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(my 7th acrylic painting.....an experiment.....as I was wondering how to paint an already painted face, how to highlight whites? what is the best shade/shadow colour for a white-painted face, such as a geisha's? How to show that the lips are partly hidden by the white make up and that it's only painted red in the centre?.........)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Windy in IF


One breezy late afternoon....
she decided to smile....
just like her single golden earring......
she wants to shine
once again......
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(acrylic and a little bit of pastels on canvas textured paper)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

smoking lady....for nothing...




so...it's back to work tommorrow....after almost a week's break....

but I only have this afternoon to myself....to practise a bit...

so here goes...my only acrylic painting after so many days...

(acrylic and pastels for the background on canvas textured paper)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

solitude....for nothing



We don't always feel lonely when we're alone,
sometimes,
it hurts even more
to be surrounded
by so many people
and still feel lonely....
we are very unique, aren't we?........
(digital and pencil)

Monday, October 16, 2006

smittened by Moi Moi


I thought maybe I should share this acrylic painting i did on the 27th of Sept.....this is actually my 2nd acrylic painting (I've posted my 3rd and 4th)....for the face reminded me of my cousin's daughter - Moi Moi. They were back for a short holiday from Australia and it was my first time meeting Moi Moi. She's such an adorable 3 year old girl! And very bright too! My cousin shared that once somebody said to Moi Moi that she's a preety little girl and this was Moi Moi's answer: I'm not preety. I'm Gorgeous! :D

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Smittened for IF

He was at first smittened by her beauty outside.....
Now he is truly in love....
for the beauty inside....
Now...they are both in love......
Takeshi Tanaka is finally in love!
He's in love with Mei Ling!
(acrylic on canvas textured paper, scanned instead of photographed....)
my 4th try with acrylic.....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

more for nothing......



more pencil sketches....coloured in AI.......
need to experiment more before I paint this weekend.....if I could....

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

For nothing....

I'm going to paint something this weekend...wanted to paint only when I'm in my best condition, to not waste the colours/canvases....the image is already in my head.....
meanwhile, just to share, a pencil sketch coloured in AI......
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on a totally different matter....
The following made me laughed so much last night that it hurts, here goes:
Pushkin had four sons, all idiots. One didn't even know how to sit on a chair and fell off all the time. Pushkin himself also sat on a chair rather badly. It was simply killing: they sat at the table; at one end, Pushkin kept falling off his chair continually, and at the other end, his son. Simply enough to make one split one's sides with laughter.
From: Anecdotes about Pushkin's Life by Russian writer Daniil Kharms (1905-1942)
I mean...is that possible? that sitting require skills?!!!! How can a person sit 'badly'?!! ha! ha!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Troubled for IF


mama...mama.......mama...........
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it's been on my mind
since I read about this little boy,
who was abused to death.....
who was left with the dog....who urinated all over him...
who was beaten by the mother's boyfriend....
who was thrown....
who was neglected....
left alone......
who was not loved......
who died........
who died......
who died......
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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Trouble for IF


i was cracking my head in the office, trying to come up with a 'practical,cheap, safe, politically correct design for the company's 2007 calendar.....frankly, it looked the same for many years already....as it's a corporate company....the designers are not allowed to design things that are too 'creative'.......in the beginning, when we first joined, we've proposed many that we find really good and yet corporate enough....but all have been rejected....and we were asked to design (or i'd rather not say 'design', maybe 'following orders' is more like it) something similar to previous year's...... I'm quite sad about this...but I've been paid to design what they want....not what I want......at least, I'm aware of this fact.......but in terms of creativity...............I have nothing else to say.........it's really frustrating....
...and so, as I was cracking my head for the calendar, the pen sketch above appeared at the corner of my 'drafting' paper.......and by the end of the day, I went home without a calendar design, but with the above girl contemplating at her desk........hmmmm.....i'd better try again next week, or i'd be in trouble.......
I'll be driving my parents to the beach after work and will only be back the next day...so I don't really have much time to paint this one in acrylic....
(black ball point pen on draft paper, coloured in AI.....yes, AI, not Photoshop....)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

quiet for IF

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(acrylic on canvas textured paper)