More Pen Drawings

I found that I really enjoyed drawing in pen, so I tried sketching a bit more by myself. Since I’d started with drawing birds, I thought I would continue drawing them, so that I could build up my confidence. Here are the two sketches that I did:

Bird Drawing I Bird Drawing II

I much prefer the second drawing that I did, because the highlights are more obvious.

Look forward to more pen drawing posts in the future! I already have a couple lined up that are ready to post.

K

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Pen Drawing of Bird

My art teacher (who is absolutely fantastic) told me that I have an illustration style – which I agree with completely – and that I should try pen drawings. This is the first one I did, which I did with her help and guidance.

Bird Pen Drawing

I’m extremely happy with it! I’m doing a couple of sketches by myself, and will keep you posted about my progress.

K

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Fishes Underwater

Hello, everyone! As I said in my last post, I have managed to do quite a bit of art ever since school ended. However, I haven’t posted them… So that’s what I’ll do today!

The first piece I want to show you is an oil painting that took me around 3 months to complete. For my gap year project, I want to illustrate the creation of the world as told in the Book of Genesis for children. I want this to be the “sea” part of the book.

Fishes Underwater

I hope you enjoy it! There’s more to come🙂

K

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I’m Free!

Hello, everyone! It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve last visited my blog!… oh wait, it has been, hasn’t it? It’s been five months… and I’m happy to say that my exams are now over and I’m graduating soon! I’m also taking a gap year before I go to college, so I’ll have loads of time to do art and post on my blog. I look forward to taking more care of my blog during that time.

I haven’t finished any showable pieces yet, but I have made an online portfolio, so if you checked that out, I would be very happy. It has some pieces that I haven’t posted on my blog (from my International Baccalaureate exhibition) so I hope you enjoy it!

The link is: http://kristinecho.wix.com/portfolio

K

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted… sorry about that. Since it’s Christmas holidays, I hope to catch up and post everything I’ve done recently!

Till then, I hope you enjoy this Christmas drawing that I did the other day. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish it by Christmas day, but since traditionally there were 12 days of Christmas (until January 6), I hope there’s still time to enjoy it🙂

Nativity Shepherd

I did this one with Copic markers. The shepherd and the uppermost lamb were based on this drawing: http://terimetts.simplelifeministry.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/12/shepherds.jpg

Also, as a Christmas family activity, I first made a coloring book type of outline so that we could all have fun coloring it together. My parents didn’t finish theirs, so I can’t upload theirs, but the outline is below, in case you want to have a go too🙂

Nativity Shepherd Outline

Merry Christmas, everyone!

K

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First Ink Drawing

I had had this idea for a while now, but hadn’t had the time to do it. Also, I didn’t know what materials to use to achieve this effect. After some research and a couple hours’ work, I was able to finish the drawing below:

Ink Portrait

I decided to use ink because that way the colored blots on top wouldn’t affect the black-and-white painting below.

My idea was to strip the person’s identity as much as possible by making a grayscale image (originally, I wanted a silkscreen-like image, with strong areas of contrast, but that failed) and then only show my conscious thought processes of that person using the ink blot. However, I don’t think the portrait was that good, so I don’t consider this a success.

However, I do like the somewhat gloomy image ink gives. Or is that just a result of my style?

School ends in two weeks… goodbye carefree life🙂

K

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Park in Fall

Hello, everyone! I have returned from Japan, and it was an amazingly inspiring trip. After going to several galleries and just being in Japan, I now truly believe that Japan still cultivates a sort of “master mindset”, where perfection is encouraged and sought after. This has inspired me to attain a new perfection in my works too.

I think I’ve been too lenient on myself and just allowed incomplete works to be called “finished” because I wanted to get them over with. Thus inspired, I am now working on a piece that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Unfortunately, with college essays and all, I haven’t had much time to do art (I’ve only started doing the piece yesterday.) So, until that piece is finished, I’d like to show you a few pieces from my long-lost sketchbook.

I had done a few pieces during my time in the U.S. that I hadn’t uploaded, but I had lost my sketchbook upon returning to Singapore. Now that I’ve found it, I’ll upload the pieces I did then.

First up: a watercolor sketch. This piece has been copied from a book, but I can’t remember which book and who it was by.

Park in Fall

Hope you like it!

K

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