Sunday, May 4, 2014

Connection and Passion

I had some thoughts while roaming around the Legion of Honor the other day. Oil paintings are pretty much buck naked. It is a very intimate form of art, as it shows not only the mastery, but also all mistakes and flaws in the most honest sense. It lets you feel the presence of the painter as if he is right there in the same space with you. Naturally, if he speaks the same artistic language as you, you connect with him regardless of time and space.

I pretty much sit down and think about what makes me genuinely happy every once in a while. Sometimes it arises above the surface, and when it does, I don't question why it makes me happy. Instead I just go for it. It seems like in this modern times, people tend to formulate and label everything, then come up with educational method to learn them as skills. I like that idea very much. Yet, there is one thing that I know that I cannot learn how to have, and that is passion.

Sketch from the cruise

I went on a cruise with my parents, and it was wonderful. I spent some time doing some sketches focusing on material rendering

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Paint Over / Color Rough In Progress

I started doing this paint over piece. It was given to me as a homework during the Dice Workshop but I didn't have time nor skill to do it at that time.
Taking a stab at it now, now that I've done an observational painting in a similar lighting set up :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Atelier Drawing in Progress

It's been a while since I started this drawing. I am making a very slow progress, but this is the latest. I am planning to go back and finish it. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Finally picking up painting again. This is a great way of studying interior lighting when it's overcast outside. 
I plan to finish this one and get one more color rough under the similar lighting done afterwards.
2014, Here I come!

 First version. It's lacking lighting
With more lighting.
More detail and outside background added in

New Paintings

Digital Figure Drawing WIP