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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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

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

Lake Painting

I recall posting a work-in-progress landscape painting, but never showing you the final product! And it has been quite a while since I’ve finished it! So, here is the final painting. I added texture to the grass by using a fan brush and added some highlights and shadows to the surface of the lake. I hope you like it!

Lake Painting

It’s my first landscape and my second oil painting, so I am very happy about it.

Also, I shall try to post more frequently. I’m sorry, but school has started.

K

First Oil Painting – Still Life

I have finished my first oil painting ever! It’s the first time I’ve done the whole process, from the arranging of the still life to the final touches, all by myself. I am quite proud! And so, here is my final first oil painting!

Still Life

Of course, I still have to learn loads (like how to draw drapes more realistically and how to make white objects look white without using white) but I think it turned out quite well.

On another note, I am leaving the U.S. in nine days (how sad it is…) so I may not have time to draw/upload anything for the mean time. I have finished that landscape I posted last time but I believe the camera has been packed. I’ll try to do some computer work, though.

So please do tell me, what do you think of this painting? And do you have any tips for a beginner?

K

First Landscape Oil Painting (Work in Progress)

Today, I just finished my first landscape painting ever! And it’s my second oil painting! I went to the park to do it, so it’s kind of alla prima (but not quite). I admire those master artists who can finish it in one sitting. So, here it is:

First Landscape

I did the rocks with a palette knife, which was fun to do. I like the texture. It still needs a bit of work, but I wanted to show it to you 🙂

Oil is so fun!

K

Oil Paints!!!

Amazing news alert: my wonderful aunt just gave me an almost unused set of oil paints! Along with some beautiful brushes and tins! This is my first set of oil paints ever and they work so well! I am amazed… It is so good that I must show you:

Oil paints!

Brushes, thinner, cans

And I was so excited that I tried painting this as soon as it arrived:

First try

It was my first time actually setting up a composition:

No one is allowed to touch!
No one is allowed to touch!

Oh my goodness I am so happy and hyper and *cries tears of joy*. Please excuse my girly grammar.

K