I have not posted in ages! But my reason is so cute. My nephew was born in July so I have been helping to take care of him. Babies are so cute omg. I also have not painted a lot lately. Will have to do so soon. Until then, here is Hiroshima city from my window, back when I was there for a meeting last year :):):)
This pink flower is called Otome Tsubaki. Tsubaki is the Japanese name of this kind of flower. Otome means a lady. No need to translate 😀
As my quest to draw & paint people continues, I find out along the way that just painting what you see is good enough for now 🙂 The color and shadow that appear on this sample picture of Genevieve Padalecki are perfect. I just copied what I saw down on paper, drawing and coloring what was there. Then added the flowers that I thought suited her on the side. The result is much better than my wildest expectation! *fist pumps*
Still at Harajuku. Still under the same Gingko tree in front of JR Harajuku station. But instead of looking up, I look down. The sight is as beautiful. And as yellow.
I went to Japan last November and the Gingko leaves were just starting to change color from green to yellow. It was so pretty, especially around JR Harajuku station where there are lines of Gingko trees near by. I LOVE autumn!
From today until the end of the year (only 3 months away—how time flies!), I will be drawing and painting a lot of pictures about Japan. My plan is to create a kind of picture book, with watercolor paintings on Japan. I have a direction in my head but I do not think my mood and my right hand that are mostly responsible for the quality of my drawings will listen to it much. *sighs* This is one of the pictures I will use in the picture book. Kiyomisudera in spring. The waterfall will grant you wishes so make a wish (or two) before drinking. And look who have the new (c) trademark! In red color even!
I need more reference on how to paint Sakura branch with watercolor. Until I can master the skill, please squint your eyes *winks*
I love painting flowers. I’d like to think I am doing fine with all the details/lines on petals and leaves and etc. But once in while, I do not care about details at all and just draw and paint what I see at first or second glance. Like I did with Hana Mitsuki flowers here. It is refreshing and the outcome is not so bad.
Tsubaki flowers stole the show when I visited Kiyomizu temple on the day Sakura flowers were still sleeping.