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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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Tree of Hope

watercolour painting, coloured pencils, pastel

watercolour painting, coloured pencils, pastel

Hello everyone! I hope you’re well and relaxed throughout your weekend.
Here’s a drawing I finished today with a prayer to wish for hope and strength….whatever you are dealing with at the moment, struggling with, trying to overcome…I hope everyone continues to hold a source of strength and hope along with your adventure. It’s so easy to slip off that four-letter-words out of your hands and heart, but I do believe those who make it till the end always live in hope.
I hope I have more opportunities to show my artwork to the children this year 🙂

Have a lovely Monday and a start of the new week x

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Flower Penguin postcard design

Media: watercolour pencils, colour pencils, pen and ink

Media: watercolour pencils, colour pencils, pen and ink

Finished adding colours yesterday. The penguin does look more alive in colours.

One sunny afternoon the penguin was slowly walking along the brick road to somewhere with a huge flower bouquet. Where is he heading to? Who is in his mind?

Imagination is the beginning of creation and often better than knowledge. (as in more positive and fun most of the time 🙂 The best part is that it’s limitless. And that is so powerful.

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Happy Penguin

A3 sheet paper, Watercolour pencils, pen and ink, cheek powder

A3 sheet paper, Watercolour pencils, pen and ink, cheek powder

One of my first commissions was the illustration of a penguin. The client had a special request for the penguin to be really smily and happy as she closes her eyes and squishes up her nose to smile. I pulled out my own make-up box and looked for a pink cheek powder. I applied them to her cheek and made it more alive.

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Balloon Penguin Collage

Original.

Original.

Media/Skill used: watercoloured balloons, collage, pen, colour pencils

Media/Skill used: watercoloured balloons, collage, pen, colour pencils

Good morning Melbourne and good evening, hello to wherever you are. I finished making a new project using my dear penguin just now.

Those of you who have just started the day like myself, I’m wishing you a lovely day ahead and those who are relaxing preparing yourself to bed, have a restful night. Xxx