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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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

 

The True Meaning of Christmas

It’s finally CHRISTMAS! The day of presents under the tree, caroling, and drinking eggnog…

But wait, where is the birth of Jesus Christ in all this celebration?

For many of us, in the midst of all this festivity and time with family and friends, we lose the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Our Savior. We must take this time to remember this day of salvation and God’s true love for us.

And so, for this year’s Christmas drawing, here is something to remind us of the Nativity:

Done in Copics and edited in Photoshop
Done in Copics and edited in Photoshop

May you all have a very Merry Christmas!

K

 

The Spirit

Wow, can’t believe that it has been a month since I last posted and, more importantly, it is ALMOST CHRISTMAS! I cannot believe that I only have to wait two more days until it’s the actual day of Christmas. Wow.

But, more importantly, for this week’s IF theme – Spirit – I have decided to draw a Biblical reference. From Luke 3:22

and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Therefore, this is what I have drawn in Christmas cheer:

Dove

First done in Illustrator, then moved to Photoshop for background and effects. It didn’t turn out as mystical as I’d hoped, but perhaps that’s all for the best, as I can never capture the true holiness of the Spirit.

Merry Christmas to all!

K

Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s Christmas once again! The time of love and cheer and snow! For this year’s Christmas drawing, I decided to draw my old fantasy: Santa’s sleigh. The outline was done in Photoshop and the coloring in Copic Sketch Markers.

Sleigh

 

May Santa visit you with his nine reindeer while you are sleeping and bestow you with presents!

Merry Christmas!

K

O Christmas Tree

This week’s IF theme is Snow – just in time for Christmas! It’s been 10 years since I’ve had my White Christmas, but I still remember it with clear fondness. Here’s my illustration for this week: a little tree standing alone in the snow. It was done in the Paper app, this time with a stylus! The stylus made drawing so much easier.

Christmas Tree

 

This reminds me a bit of that last scene in the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas. How I do love that movie! I watch it every year with my family and it manages to warm my heart every time.

K

Christmas already?!

It is once again December, the time of jingle bells, frosted trees and presents! No, not presents (saying it blatantly means I’m greedy: I must say it subtly like everyone else), more a celebration of the thanksgiving of the birth of Christ and a time to spend with friends and family. Especially family. I’ve started making decorations with my mom and the house is filled with nutcrackers, santa dolls and red and green decorations. Christmas songs on an old record are playing all day. It is a time of happiness and cheer. If only the tiniest snowflake would land on my windowsill and melt away… how I would be happy. But until the time comes that global warming makes it possible for it to snow on the equator, I shall have to content myself with painting the windows white. It might not wash off but, well, that’s a bridge I’ll cross later, right? Right? All right then! Time to go holiday shopping!

And here are the wonderful decorations (some made, some bought):

K

P.S. Will add pictures of decorations later. When it is all done, of course.

Happy Chinese New Year

Once again, it’s Chinese New Year! Hurray! Another holiday to play with! I don’t celebrate it traditionally but I do play some games with my family, just to get the holiday feel. It’s a nice time to spend some time with each other.

There’s one game called Yut-Noli (윷놀이) that is traditional and it is one that I always play on Chinese New Year. There’s this simple board with spaces that are arranged in a box-like shape with an X mark in the middle. Like this:

Instead of a dice, there are these 4 sticks that are curved on one side. The curved side is marked. Here’s a picture:

Then you throw the sticks. For every blank/unmarked (flat) side you see, you move one space. If they are all marked, then you move 4 spaces and you get to throw the sticks one more time. But if they are all unmarked, you move 5 spaces and get to throw it once more! If you land on a corner on the board, you can take the shortcut. To win, you have to move all of your pieces to the finish line.

What do you do on Chinese New Year?

K