Thursday, September 5, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #3: Update 3

DD completion till Tuesday, 3rd Sept:
- 3/3 Doodles (COMPLETE)
- 0 Style emulation (O/S: 6)
- 5 Freeflow art (O/S: 2)
- 4 Speed paint (O/S: 3)
- 12 chapters Bible reading (COMPLETE)

Doodles for the week:

2 freeflows below doodles.

And speed watercolour paintings... Same view but different days.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #3: Update 2

DD completion for Thursday, 29th Aug:
- 3/3 Doodles (COMPLETE)
- 0 Style emulation - Andy Warhol
- 0 Freeflow art
- 1 Speed paint (COMPLETE)
- 2 chapters Bible reading (COMPLETE)

Here're doodles for today and tomorrow. Don't think these fashion doodles were good today, proportions were all over the place.. >_< Will need to head back to the old house tomorrow to grab my watercolour brushes for the upcoming trip to Kata beach, so I foresee a lack of time available...

A super speedy...

Will continue updates in a bit.. Gosh I'm just dying to jump under the covers and fall asleep....

Making Courage Work - Week #3: Update 1

DD completion for Wednesday, 28th Aug:
- 3/3 Doodles (COMPLETE)
- 1 Style emulation - CLAMP's CCS (COMPLETE)
-  1 Freeflow art (COMPLETE)
-  1Speed paint (COMPLETE)
- 2 chapters Bible reading (COMPLETE)
Drew three people at Toast Box while waiting for dinner to arrive, and beginning the first drawing in my Bag Collection theme art piece. ^^=

Here's my style emulation of CLAMP, my childhood favourite. Flipping through one of the Cardcaptor Sakura artbooks, I can't help but find their protagonist such an innocent and sweet girl. They really drew her well. All their delicate lines and simple forms, plus pretty fabric folds and flower petals... :)

One outstanding speed paint as I'm not sure what to paint. x__x I'll head off to bed now!

*updated on 29th Aug: speedpaint of leather skirt texture.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #2: Final Progress

DD completion over the past 7 days:
- 28/21 Doodles (COMPLETE)
- 3/7 Style emulations (Wed, Thurs and Sun)
- 4/7 Freeflow art
- 7/7 Speed paints (COMPLETE)
- 16/14 chapters Bible reading (COMPLETE)

Total works over past 11 days:
- 43/33 Doodles
- 7/11 Style emulations
- 7/11 Freeflow art
- 11/11 Speed paints
- 24/22 chapters of the Bible read

Here are the speedpaints.

A reference speed paint of Albert Bierstadt's California Spring.

Freeflow art (waves to represent the ebbing and throbbing of gastric pain lol; dotted art of a peony with reference):

Will continue updating as the day goes by! :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #2: Progress 3

DD completion:
- 28/15 doodles
- 3 x style emulations (Wed, Thurs and Sun)
- 2 x Freeflow art
- 10 chapters Bible reading

- 2 speed paints
- 2 style emulations
- 5 freeflow art

Doodles for today (bottom page). I realise I prefer doodling more than anything else because it's easy and I can doodle anywhere anytime..:

And this is a sketch of a model's hair from So-En magazine. Hopefully this can come under the category of style emulation):

Speedpaints from a photo references! Second one's a little hastily done. T_T

Making Courage Work - Week #2: Progress 2

DD completion:
- 15/12 doodles
- 2 x style emulations (Wed and Thurs)
- 1 x Freeflow art
- 8 chapters Bible reading

- 3 speed paints

Gosh, pretty badly behind this week. Just quite a bit of activities occurring. I am missing 4 speed paints because I haven't been able to access my Mac and tablet. :(

Doodles for Thursday and Friday (plus a super tiny freeflow art on the left corner). I enjoy drawing models like this!:

One style emulation of Mucha's drawings:

And this pretty bad speed paint. I'm so darn sleepy and tired from this day's activities! Had 1.5hrs of tennis this morning, then Alpha course, then tea at le bf's friend's place, and then a social event last.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #2: Progress 1

DD completion:
- 3 doodles
- 2 x style emulations (Wed and Thurs)
- 1 x Freeflow art
- 2 chapters Bible reading

- 1 speed paint

Quick update for the day.

Doodles and 2x style emulations. One is of famous Japanese artist Hokusai, and another is more of a movie still layout study of various movies.

Freeflow art:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #1: Progress 3

Current progress:
DD: 20/20
Clutter: 3/5 (1 doll necklace prep & amassing things to sell)
AOC: 2/3

Here's a combo page of daily doodles (top 4), style emulation of Noelle Smit's quirky children's book illustrations and a freeflow art on the bottom right corner. I need to understand 'art' need not be superbly amazing, just a drawing that needs to leave my pencil. :x

I'll be off to catch the Phantom of the Opera for the evening.
The last two clutters to clear involve me ransacking my room back in my brother's place (which i will only get to return to this Thursday evening) and working on this doll necklace I've been planning on doing!

- - - Update: midnight - - -

Here's one of my AOCs: Sketches from the train ride home (they are tiny and fuzzy with the fear of getting discovered for drawing people without their permission >_>)..

And here's the outstanding speedpaint, which I'm not very happy with. Not very good with water bodies:

Monday, August 19, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #1: Progress 2

Current progress:
DD: 14/15
Clutter: 3/5

DD1: Here're my three doodles for the day:

DD 4: Here're 2 'freeflow' art. >_< Art from this process is supposed to come out from the absence of thoughts. I used a brush pen for the left and a 0.05 one for the right...


DD 2 and 3: Here're 2 speed paint and style emulation combos of Jon Klassen's works. I found him on Amazon while I was researching on children books' illustrations. His works are full of shapes and textures. Crisp, too! His style is fun to emulate!

Okay, I am absolutely flailing at the now 2 outstanding freeflow artworks. x_x Yikes, updates soon!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Making Courage Work - Week #1: Progress

I have recently began my journey in this 5-week programme called Making Courage Work, where I will be re-exploring art and my self expression. There are 5 Daily Damnits I have to do every day, out of which 4 of them will be posted on this blog to chronicle my progress and whatever thoughts I may have in the processes.

DD 1: Doodle at least 3 things a day {here are the combined for both 17th and 18th Aug}. A sky formation and most doodles at the dining tables. :p

DD 2 and 3: Do at least 1 speed paint a day as well as imitating an artist's style (Arkhip Kuindzhi's works as reference). I like Arkhip's colour palette for most of his paintings, and these two are some of my favourites. I found his paintings rather modern, because the use of such rich colours exist in modern-day Japanese anime-styled posters and art as well.

My second artist imitation/style understanding is Kay Nielsen. I think it isn't enough for me to just copy his style of drawing. It would work better if I can try some complete pieces in his style. That would be fun. :)

One of 5 weekly clutters I am to clear is my work desk at home (check out the desk easel I recently got to restart my artistic feeling :p I also got a foldable studio easel for doing larger works!).

Another mental clutter (this constant nagging feeling that I am not fit) is to exercise 3 hours a week. So I went to have one hour of tennis on Saturday morning, and spent another hour in the gym this morning.

As of the end of Sunday, I have 2 freeflow artworks outstanding which I will need to complete in the coming week!