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Origami Face

Media used: origami, watercolour, inktense block

Media used: origami, watercolour, watersoluble inktense block

I’ve added some more layers of watercolour leaves to the tree and I cut up the origami to make a face for the sun. Origami itself means folding paper (‘ori’= fold, ‘gami’= paper) and strictly speaking, we are not meant to cut these origami papers into pieces but the beauty of origami activity lies in making a product merely by folding papers. However, we also have an activity called ‘Kirie’ (‘kiru’=cut,’e’=picture) which is translated as paper-cutting in English. It seems that ‘kirie’ originally was from ancient China. I’ve only used just a bit of origami papers for this illustration but I enjoyed the process a lot!

I look forward to creating more of my art with origami papers this year. Gotta run to the 100 yen shop (equivalent to $2 dollar shop in Australia!) in Japan for more origami papers when I return home! 🙂

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Birthday

watercolor pencils/brushes

watercolor pencils/brushes

Last Friday was a birthday of two special family friends. The illustration may suggest the birthday girls to be younger at age but one of them are my age and the other a bit older than I.
It’s been fun illustrating the animals thinking each of their personalities.
My sister cracked up at the giraffe…what do you think of his/her personality?

Have a lovely rest of Sunday!

Submitted at Illustration Friday weekly topic ‘Time’.

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Siblings in Colour

watercolour paints, pencils

watercolour paints, pencils


Draft

Draft

I always wished I had an older brother when I was in kindergarten…and felt excited whenever I could go play at my friend’s house who had two big brothers. I have two younger sisters who have now become one of my best friends. I think I’m able to share anything with her nowadays as we have both matured. She is the first person I send my drawings on mobile to ask for her opinion. She’s not always happy with the drawings but would give me a constructive criticism for improvement. It’s sometimes hard to ask your friends for this kind of criticism…so being sisters make it special.

Do you have (a) sibling(s)?
Hope the illustration brings you back to your childhood with your loved ones! x

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Origami Children

Media: Origami

Media: Origami

Sharing my origami work from 2011.

I personally believe that young children are the precious gift from God who ‘sees’ people. Whatever the colour, race, countries or religion you are/is/from/have….the young children will not judge anyone merely on their appearances. Now I can say this with confidence as I have experienced their so-called special skills through my previous work. They observe you closely, hear you speak, listen to you attentively, and really tries to see the person underneath your skin or status to understand if you are an honest and reliable person. The children have the power in seeing the beauty (vice versa) in people. They do it so naturally. That’s what made me so fascinated about the children.
I cannnot stop but wonder when I had lost such special skills…..was it along the way to adulthood?

I probably won’t be able to go back to the point where I knew nothing and start innocent again, but I can make an effort in believing people and eliminate prejudice and stereo-typical mind-set.
Wishing that the world will be filled with children from various backgrounds holding hands and helping one another. We need them greatly especially in the world today. That’s one of the biggest dreams I hold through creative work.