Self-Portrait!

Hello everyone! I would like to share with you what I consider one of my greatest achievements as of now… an oil paint self-portrait!

If you’ve noticed, I never upload any photos of myself because… well, I don’t actually know why, but I just don’t. But I decided to draw myself using oil paints. I consider it to be a great achievement because this piece is only my third time using oils, and portraits are extremely difficult. But I think that the final product has been done quite well!

So, without further ado, I would like to show it to you:

Portrait

I’m very proud of it! And I also took the in-progress photos because I wanted to share the progress with you.

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I started with a burnt sienna undertone to mark the tonal differences and gradually built it up from there. I’m sure there are tens of layers on this painting, which makes it very rich.

This piece took about three months to complete. Wow. Now that I think about it, that’s a quarter of a year! I’m very happy that I finally have something decent to put on my About Me page :)

Till next time.

K

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The True Meaning of Easter

Hello, everyone! First of all, Happy Easter! I hope you enjoy this great celebration wherever you are.

Secondly, it’s been almost two months since I last posted, and I’m extremely sorry. Looks like the International Baccalaureate program has finally taken hold of my life… sigh. Well, at least during this Easter break, I’ll be able to show you what I’ve been doing so far! And I’ve been doing a lot of things, just haven’t had the time to upload.

For today, I did a quick digital drawing on Illustrator, perhaps about the true meaning of Easter. Wish I had more time to do it, but maybe next time.

Holy Cross Stained Glass

I love the stained glass in churches, don’t you? So beautiful, and when the light shines through it, it almost seems like you’re in another world.

Happy Easter to you all

K

P.S. Perhaps this “the true meaning of…” will become a series :)

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Sleeping… Relaxing

So, I’ve realized it’s been forever since I last uploaded something for Illustration Friday, and I felt really guilty about it, and it’s my week-long holidays, so I decided to… post an old illustration for the theme. Well, it’s better than nothing, right?

Massage

This was actually a picture for a massage coupon I made for my dad, done on Adobe Illustrator.

Hope you’re all having a nice spring break!

K

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The Brain

I can’t believe I’ve been so busy as to have forgotten to post a New Year post! It’s already halfway through the first month, and it is only now that I have remembered it. The horror… I will not write resolutions because I know that I can’t keep them this year. What with my final year of high school looming up ahead, and me having to do my SATs, I’d rather not break any promises.

On a happier note, I’ve been doing an art project on how the brain responds to abnormality, so I’ve been drawing the brain (I know, literal, but what can you do?) Here are some of my initial drawings:

Watercolor

Watercolor

Done in watercolor, free style. The second one kind of looks like a colorful beetle…

I hope this project turns out well… Wish me luck!

Oh, and I hope you all have a great year ahead of you!

K

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Christmas Nativity

Hello, everyone and Merry Christmas! I hope that, wherever you are, you are enjoying this wonderful time with a happy and joyful heart.

I know that I haven’t posted anything for over a month, and I’m sorry. I was sick recently (winter is the flu season!) but am better now. And because I am better, I have decided to draw none other than the exact meaning of Christmas: the scene of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Last year, I drew baby Jesus in a manger. So this year, I wanted to extend it to the whole scene, barn and all. So, without further ado, here it is!

Nativity SceneDone with Copic markers, in two days.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

K

 

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Art Final Project – Construction

Hello, everyone! I’ve realized that I’ve not posted anything for this whole month, and it’s my birthday month too! So that’s a shame… I’m here to make up for it by posting my super cool final piece for my school theme of Construction. Here it is!

Series of Prints

So, these are a series of prints (done by collagraphy, a really interesting method of printing) that show the stages of construction. I have achieved this by building on lines, negative space, and color.

Personally, I find the second one a bit dark (I suddenly forgot how to make brown at that point) but I do like the white spaces.

I worked really hard on this and am proud – to a certain extent – as to how it turned out. Hope you all give me some feedback!

Thanks :)

K

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Jack-o-Lantern Puppet

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you’re all having nice chills and spooks celebrating wherever you are.

I realized that I had not posted an Illustration Friday themed post in ages, so I thought I’d do so today. This week’s theme: Puppets.

Halloween

It was just a quick five-minute thing done straight from the computer, so please excuse its extremely awful proportions, stance, etc.

Happy Halloween!

K

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