I could kick myself for not remembering the name of this snack! It’s yummy and beautiful. Guh? What does it call??
So there was this cat positioning itself just above the manhole near Osaka Castle in Osaka. People were taking her(?) picture. I wanted to do something different so I painted her (haha)
The three monkeys in Yasaka Koushindou temple in Kyoto tell us to look (judge), hear and speak carefully! If only human can learn from these monkeys, the world would be a better place.
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 :):):)
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” -Vincent Van Gogh-
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 😀
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!
Watercolor is complex. So I am always happy when I can paint a simple picture with watercolor, when I do not have to worry about what color to mix with what and what and etc. Happy weekend from far east Bangkok!
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 really really want to paint portrait. But I suck at painting portrait. I can only draw and sketch people but I don’t know how to paint people with watercolor. They said you can learn and master something by practicing very hard but I guess I probably need to enroll for a course or two! I have not given up yet 🙂 Just went back to my comfort zone and rolled around there a bit. Here is the result.
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.
I’m going to Japan again this November for work. After about a week in Hiroshima where the workshop will be happening, I will go to visit some friends in Tokyo. I might not be able to go to Kyoto, my favorite place though I bet it will look magical in autumn. But we will meet again someday!