The Beginning of the World

This year, I thought I’d upload a draft of a picture book that I’ve been working on (as in on-and-off) for roughly two years. It’s about the Book of Genesis and the creation of the world. I don’t particularly like the layout, and I really want to replace the final drawing, but I did want to put it out into the world!

I hope that you like it! Comments would be much appreciated!

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You can see a PDF version of the book here.

K

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Huntington Library Tea Cafe

Because it’s summer break, I had plenty of time to do a real, full-on painting. I had wanted to draw this view from a window in the Huntington Library tea cafe for a while, so I thought it would be a good time to do so.

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I personally don’t enjoy drawing manmade objects because I’m pretty bad at drawing straight lines and perfect curves, so this was quite a challenge for me. However, I think it turned out pretty well!

K

Humans in the Forest

I’m really getting the hang of acrylic paintings! Here’s another one that I did. It’s meant to be humans in the forest. It’s a change from my usual illustrative style.

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Also, some important news: I’m moving to the US to start college! I’m kind of happy (and nervous, and excited, and scared?) to finally be returning to the US!

K

Flora Painting

Hi, everyone! After finishing my last cliff painting in acrylic, I decided to do another acrylic painting, this time of a more complex flora landscape. Here it is!

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I didn’t take as many progress photos for this one, so I hope you enjoy the final piece 🙂 It is based slightly on Rousseau’s paintings.

K

Painting of Cliff in Acrylic

Today, I’m going to show you one of my recent paintings of the 12 Apostles near Melbourne (click the link to read more about it.) I went to Melbourne last December, and this painting is drawn from one of my photos that I took there. I haven’t done much acrylic painting, and the ones that I have done don’t really satisfy me. However, I believe that this one is much better!

This is the final piece:

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And these are the progress photos:

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I think it turned out quite well!

K

Hourglass Painting – First Conceptual Piece

Hello, everyone! I am extremely sorry for this long hiatus. I got really caught up on school work – the art part of which I’m loving but is quite hard – and couldn’t really update this blog. However, I have an exciting update: I’ve finished the acrylic piece I showed you earlier! I’d like to show it to you all. I’m quite happy with it:

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This is actually quite a bad photo of it, so I’ll upload a better one later. But I hope you enjoy it. I had fun doing it.

K

The Hourglass (Work in Progress)

For Art summer homework, we were asked to choose an article from a newspaper and think about how we would translate this information into artwork. Well, this article inspired me so much that I did more than think; I drew. I haven’t finished it yet but thought I’d give you a little sneak peek:

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It’s also my first “real” try at acrylic paint. Now that I’m really learning how to use it (i.e. not watering it down so much that it looks like watercolor), I think it’s my new favorite medium!

K

Finally Done!

I do Art GCSE and have finally finished my coursework! After months of laboring over final touches, annotations, and what-not, I have completed my ‘final piece’.

The theme was ‘Similarities and Differences’. For this piece, I decided to “investigate the cultural significances of fruits in different literature pieces.” The first book I incorporated into my art was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. A symbol of this wonderful novel was pomegranates. As the main character’s friendship blooms, so does the pomegranate tree in front of the house. But as the friendship withers, so do the fruits decay. So, I put texts of this book into the background and then drew on top of it.

The second literature piece I investigated was The Schoolteacher’s Guest by Isabel Allende. The main character’s son is shot when trying to reach a mango from a neighbor’s garden. As the mango tree decays, the mother’s want of revenge grows.

Here are my final pieces!

It took a lot of work, but I’m quite proud of it.

K

Looking Over the Edge

This week’s IF theme was ‘Edge’. The first thing that came to mind was cliff (as I am not as imaginative as some of the illustrators on IF) and I remembered that I’d wanted to draw a scenery with a cliff for some time. It didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped (I got the girl’s proportions all wrong…) but at least I finished it! Perseverance is a virtue, no?

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Perhaps I’ll come back to it some other day…

K

Up in the Sky

Here’s another drawing for Illustration Friday. This painting done in acrylic took me the whole week, which is fortunate since I didn’t have anything else to do during my week vacation. This is the second time I’ve used acrylic paint and I enjoyed using it: it’s so much easier than watercolor since I can go over it if I do mistakes but otherwise it has similar qualities.

 

This is my second drawing for Illustration Friday. Looks like I’m really committed now!

K