5.19.2017

100 days of merry drawing : day 31-40

Updates of my everyday drawings from day 31-40 for my 100 day project.  So far so good. I was afraid I would be running out of ideas after a month but it seems it's getting much easier to come up with an idea each day :)

You can look at the first 1-30 drawings here. Feel free to follow my daily drawing on my facebook and instagram.

100 days of merry drawing : day 31

100 days of merry drawing : day 32

100 days of merry drawing : day 33

100 days of merry drawing : day 34

100 days of merry drawing : day 35

100 days of merry drawing : day 36

100 days of merry drawing : day 37

100 days of merry drawing : day 38

100 days of merry drawing : day 39

100 days of merry drawing : day 40

5.09.2017

100 days of merry drawing : day 21-30

Here are my everyday drawings from day 21-30 for my 100 day project. You can look at the first 1-20 drawings here. Feel free to follow my daily drawing on my facebook and instagram.

I have just finished painting 2 big canvas panels with acrylic. I'm very excite about this project. I hope my client love them and can't wait to show them here.

Thank you for visiting. Have a merry day!

100 days of merry drawing : day 21


100 days of merry drawing : day 22


100 days of merry drawing : day 23


100 days of merry drawing : day 24


100 days of merry drawing : day 25


100 days of merry drawing : day 26


100 days of merry drawing : day 27


100 days of merry drawing : day 28


100 days of merry drawing : day 29


100 days of merry drawing : day 30


4.29.2017

100 Days of Merry Drawing : day 11-20

Here are my everyday drawings from day 11-20 for my 100 day project. You can look at the first 1-10 drawings here. Feel free to follow my daily drawing on my facebook and instagram.

100 days of merry drawing : day 11


100 days of merry drawing : day 12


100 days of merry drawing : day 13


100 days of merry drawing : day 14


100 days of merry drawing : day 15


100 days of merry drawing : day 16


100 days of merry drawing : day 17


100 days of merry drawing : day 18


100 days of merry drawing : day 19


100 days of merry drawing : day 20


4.25.2017

100 days of merry drawing : day 1-10 #the100dayproject

Hello my blog. Long time no post again but here I am to tell you that even though I had been completely absent from this blog for many weeks, my creative journey never stops.

I have been working on my new portfolio and preparing for more client submissions. I was thinking about adding work in progress or sketchbook section in my site when I found that the 100 day project has started again this year. I shamefully remember that I participated in the project in 2015 but couldn't get through the project. How about this year?, just keep trying, I thought.

So here is my project, 100 day of merry drawing, this will be added in my new portfolio site and I determine to make it all through the 100 day. I started the project on April 9 and have been drawing everyday since. I now have 16 drawings and below are my day 1-10 drawings scanned, background cleaned up and color adjusted. I plan to post here in 10-drawing batch to keep record. In the mean time, You can follow my daily drawing on my facebook and instagram.

I hope you like my drawings, I aim to have this project as children's book drawing practice and I think I have some ideas for a book now :D

100 days of merry drawing : day 1


100 days of merry drawing : day 2


100 days of merry drawing : day 3


100 days of merry drawing : day 4


100 days of merry drawing : day 5


100 days of merry drawing : day 6


100 days of merry drawing : day 7


100 days of merry drawing : day 8


100 days of merry drawing : day 9


100 days of merry drawing : day 10


2.26.2017

Merry Sunday and my character illustration

Merry Sunday! This character illustration is part of my Merry ABC picture book and its coloring book companion project I did last year. It's self-published and available for sale on my facebook page. I will introduce the book properly here on this blog soon. In the mean time, you can look at the inside pages here on my fb Page.

Have a merry day!
 

1.30.2017

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Happy Chinese New Year 2017! 

A bit late for posting this post. Just want to talk about this illustration done for the occasion :)

This week of each year is always busy for me as it's my duty to drive my mom around the city buying and preparing things for the event. Chinese New Year is the time for celebration, family reunion and specially for paying homage to our ancestors. We spend a day buying fresh fruits, preparing food like boiled chicken or duck or pork and various kind of sweets and candies. Mom always cooks her famous fish maw soup and we all have a portion of stir-fried chicken to take home. 

In China Town area, they celebrate with dragon or lion dance which became an inspiration for this special drawing. When I think about drawing Chinese New Year, I think about colorful costumes, dragon and lion dance, music, fun activities and lively show. Here is my initial pencil sketch for the ideas.

Then I traced the drawing in Photoshop. The challenge was how to draw the details of the lion dance. I looked at tons of lion dance photos in google and simplified what I saw into the drawing. Next was the matter of colors. Red was generally used for Chinese-related art but in this drawing I'd like to use subtler color palette. Bright pink and cheerful yellow were my favorites and really suited the topic.

You may notice that I didn't have the smiley-faced man drawn in the pencil sketch. He may be also called 'Big Head Buddha' and is the main character for the dance. I didn't know this until my husband asked about him. There are different stories about the origin of the lion dance. One of them says that the lion was a troublemaker. He did so many bad deeds that Buddha was called down to earth to put the lion under control.
I had fun drawing and painting this illustration. Since this is the year of rooster, here is the rooster proudly walking ahead of everyone. Rooster is the symbol of diligence, honesty, protection and fortune as well as strength and courage.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you all have good fortune all through this year!

1.17.2017

Who needs a hug?

Trying to get back to draw something everyday. I'm enjoying using Photoshop brushes, still finding the perfect ones though. 

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