This week's topic on Illustration Friday.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
It was painful (maybe my sketch looks like I was having fun but I wasn't). But after 5 days, I'm actually improved a lot. It is amazing to be able to imagine how to draw/paint things in front of my eyes.
"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it." _Jesse Jackson
Friday, August 13, 2010
A page from my Moleskine.
Today I decided to go back to watercolor. After ruining two Arches sheets, I grabbed my sketchbook. I had no idea what I would paint, which was unusual since most of the time I choose the subject matter, stretch the paper and plan the paintings step by step carefully. So I did a few quick strokes and developed from them. 4 small paintings in total shared the theme solitude. This is my favorite. It is peaceful and adventurous at the same time.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Leaving my Moleskine at home, I went to Blue Lavender farm with the camera. Unfortunately, it was raining in the early morning and cloudy most of the day. Hoping to quickly take some photos of the violet field before the rain, I managed to fix the camera setting to compensate the poor lighting condition. Soon I found out the blooming season was over. 12$ for the entry fee was a waste. I ended up spending most of my time outside of the farm. To my surprise, I discovered plenty of interesting things to photograph. It was great walking in a peaceful countryside feeling the fresh air against my face.
Monday, August 2, 2010
When I finished The Adventure of Big Claw, I was so terrified by the intensity of the workload that I wouldn't want to do anything like that again. But I knew I'll eventually go back and develop the mixed media more since I haven't considered my technique refined enough.
I love the vibrant yet dreamy colors, and especially satisfied with the flexibility of the media. It mixes well with either wet or dry media traditionally and digitally. There are a few disadvantages working with detailed illustrations but in overall, I'm happy with it.