I know I must hurry… soon my whole body will be immersed in this water …of flowers …of sorrows …of whirlpools and waves but I don’t want to escape there’s no need to hurry
Seven months after my post about “Training My Little Hands to Learn To Draw Again”, I’m finally confident enough to show the result of this painstaking and slow process.
Featured in this post are three of my most recent serious drawings that I have created for the past seven months. Here, I have shared the inspiration and creative process behind each piece of artwork.
My creative process is a long and tedious journey. Creating something out of nothing is always a struggle. I’m thankful to that stubborn voice inside my head that keeps on telling me to take that small step, even when my “lizard brain” tells me that to even try is futile. And for that, cheers to my little hands! Continue reading
Concepts of spirituality and celebration have been attached to these pieces. Drawing from these still life figures give me a sense of connection to the concepts encapsulated within these inanimate objects.
Maybe some objects do carry a piece of history engraved within its form. Continue reading
Confectionery shops always appeal to me, its “deliciousness” arrest my design sensibilities. One fine afternoon in mid-November last year, I was scurrying along Orchard Road when my eyes were arrested by these delicious Christmas motifs from Marks & Spencer. Their biscuits and chocolate packaging designs are a feast for the eyes. I ran my hand on their glorious tin cans and an image of a gingerbread house caught my eye.
You can just imagine me standing there, staring at that tin box with all the intensity of a child whose eyes gazed upon a coveted dream toy. And that’s how the idea of a gingerbread house appeared before me. Continue reading
Every Christmas tree has its own unique charm that reflects the characteristic of the people who took the time to lovingly and joyfully decorate these trees. It’s the sheer enjoyment of decorating this symbolic tree that has inspired me to create this concept for Forecepts’ 2009 Christmas eCard. I have worked on the illustrations for all the elements; the trees, baubles, socks, candy cane and the gifts at the bottom of the box. Continue reading
When my hands felt very light, I realized that it easily follows what my brain commands it to do. A gentle, flowing line there, a hint of a shadow, a hard curve at the corner and a generous flow of … Continue reading