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Work in Progress – Animal Party

Media used: pencils

Media used: pencils

Currently I am working on a piece with lots of animals partying in the forest.
There’s always a new discovery when illustrating animals and plants…for instance, questions like “how many toes do turtles have?” or “what plants exist in forest and in the same area?” were things I needed to research while I illustrate them!
I love illustrating imaginary creatures and personifying them…also fantasy and imagination are the two main themes I carry when I draw. But I also love being realistic at specific elements to convince the audience and bring the drawings alive, if that makes sense 🙂

What is your favourite animal?
Oh by the way, I know penguins don’t appear in the forest in real life but since he’s one of my favourite animals I gotta add him to the party crew! x

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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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Tough Being a Snail

watercolor brushes/pencils, collage, pen

watercolor brushes/pencils, collage, pen

I cannot believe how time flies! It’s already December and we’re starting a countdown for Christmas..
Oh my oh my..
Here is an illustration I’ve just completed for one of the comps I entered recently. As it’s already passed the deadline, I’m going to share it with my lovely blogger friends. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Once upon a time there was a girl, who was in love with rain. To put it correctly, she was in love with the creature that comes out on a rainy day. She just loved catching and collecting snails for her pet.
Nothing gets in her way when she finds a spirally coral shell gliding slowly on the wet ground on such a day. A ladder, puddles, pointy bush, a hammock….nothing really stops her from chasing them.
“Wait uuuuuuup!” she screams “I-want-to-keep-you-as-my-pet!”
Snails look back and yells for help, rushing each other.

Snail A: “Go, go, go!! You gotta move faster!! She’s just behind us!!”
Snail B: “I’m moving as fast as my foot can glide…”
“Oh no…look at him.”
Snail C: (Cowered, half frozen.)
Snail A & B: “Come Oooon, moooooove ittttt!!!”

* The idea of this story arose from the nanny experience sometime ago 🙂

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Dreaming Girl

Watercolor, pencils, collage

Watercolor, pencils, collage


Draft

Draft

Hi everyone!
I have a very exciting news to share with you tonight. I will have my drawing displayed at 2013 Art Exhibition at the coming World Vegan Day Melbourne, Sunday November 10! This year’s theme was ‘compassion’ and the topic really married with the theme I value every time I draw. As you can tell, I am very excited!

Above is the painting I did for fun this weekend.
Did you have a dream when you were little? What did you want to be when you grow up as a child?
Are you still pursuing that dream..or has it changed over the years.

It’s nice to take a break from the busy reality once in a while and listen to your inner child.
Wishing everyone a lovely start of the week. x