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Jumping On the Bandwagon of Adult Colouring

1 Jan

My friend has given me an adult colouring book, Secret Garden by Johanna Basford for Christmas 2014. I was in awe of the beautiful illustrations in the book but colouring it was no easy work for me. I worked on one of the easier illustrations for half a year before completing colouring on Christmas Day 2015! Colouring really isn’t my forte! 😛

The Watering Can

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My Rendition of Monet’s Palazzo Dario

9 Apr

Recently, I’ve signed up for painting lessons at My Art Space. I’ve always loved painting and have picked up painting again after my friend introduced me to Art Jamming. However, I feel that there’s a need to improve or learn more about painting. So, that’s why the decision to pick up painting lessons.

The structure of the lessons is such that your first art piece will be a rendition of a famous artist’s work. They let us pick one photo of an art piece (mostly impressionism work) and let us reproduce. The rationale behind this is to try to understand how the artist paint by trying to replicate the work. There are instructors to guide us and these instructors will provide one-to-one advice. So, you paint at your own pace and you receive teachings specified to your needs.

I’ve spent 7 weeks to complete my rendition of Monet’s Palazzo Dario. The longest I’ve ever spent on a painting. Almost feel like stopping and giving up on the 6th lesson but I still pressed on as I truly feel that the painting is incomplete. And at long last, I’ve completed the painting on the 7th lesson. Although it’s not a 100% replicate but it’s the best that I’ve done within my understanding and skills.

So, here you are, my first art piece at My Art Space! 🙂

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The Process

This is no hard and fast rule but can be served as a general approach to painting.

1. Block painting in monochrome to get the right values of the colours.

2. Applying the colours in flat tones.

3. Working on the textures.

(By far, the hardest but most rewarding in terms of learning!)

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(The picture on the 6th lesson is missing. Sorry about that! ><)

Spring and Summer

24 Jan

Quite some time back, I’ve painted a tree in spring. Recently, I’ve painted the summer version of the same tree.

Spring

pink blossoms

Summer

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Art Jamming – Beach Theme

11 Aug

Decided to do two beach themed paintings for my place. 🙂

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Art Jamming – Zen Theme

27 Apr

It’s been a while since I’ve went art jamming at the Arteastiq. I’m in the mood for a Zen theme.  🙂

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Goededag! More Red, White and Blue Nails!

30 Mar

Goededag! It means “Good day!” in Dutch. Still in nail painting mood, I’ve continued with the red, white and blue series, and the resulting nails came out to be mini Netherlands flags. This becomes an inspiration for me on what to paint for my nails during World Cup. If you would like to know which team I’m rooting for, look out for my DIY nails posts in June! 😉

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Captain America Nails

29 Mar

Here it goes! Captain America nails!

Wore it to the movie yesterday 😉

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These are the steps I followed to achieve the nails.

Cap A nails steps