Friday 28 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Rahaf Dk Albab

  Gorgeous, rich colours; beautiful subjects; and brilliant portrayal of movement. I love Rahaf Dk Albab's work because of all that. She also draws portraits that are beautifully engaging, and show the strength and vulnerability of humans so you should definitely check out more of her works via her Behance.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Mattias Snygg

  I love the movement and strong, pure hues that Mattias uses. They resemble drafts of oil paintings, and have this lovely unfinished feel, with just enough detail to keep you engaged. These are just his sketches, by the way. You should totally check out his awesome works via this link.

Monday 24 March 2014

Stephanie's Sketches v.7

What I've been up to lately...

  Sketching on the train. The owl was a pain in the ass to finish, but gawd, it was worth it. It's been a really long while since I last drew an owl... The owl holds a special place in my heart, as a symbol of wisdom and as the animal of Goddess Athena and Goddess Minerva, both were Goddesses of Art and Warfare.

  Random zendoodle with paisleys that I decided to abandon... I like my new silver uni-ball pen though. I've also made a mental note to start doing more zendoodles.

  Training at Global Art HQ. The bottom picture is one of the drawings I produced. :) I quite like it.

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Wednesday 19 March 2014

Painting of the Day: Charles Bukwoski

"Charles Bukowski" by Stavros Damos
  The brilliant poet-writer-novelist that was Charles Bukowski. The even more brilliant depiction of him by Stavros Damos... A friend once showed me a poem by Charles Bukowski; "Bluebird". The friend was explaining the emotions he was hiding from other people. The poem was the first thing that occured to me when I saw this drawing... The pain that the poet must have been going through... The burden of having to hide his true feelings. Sad eyes.... Those sad eyes.... How many people have felt the same way that he was feeling when he wrote "Bluebird"? How many people have bluebirds of their own?

  View more of his works via his Behance, here.

Monday 17 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Disastrous Asterisk

  I must say that his sketches have a wonderful "unfinished" quality that I love so dearly. He uses photos of girls on Tumblr, and I think that's another part of why I find such charm in all of his sketches. They're raw, and a somewhat representation of the real beauty of the feminine figure. Also, I would think lots of other artists could benefit from studying his techniques in figure drawing.

  View more of his gorgeous sketches via his Tumblr.

Friday 14 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Diego Fernandez

  Diego Fernandez's style is gorgeous, and soft, and is what I would describe as romantic feminity. He uses really soft colours, and makes his subjects look really alive even though the compositions used are minimalistic, and I've just fallen in love with his works all over again.

  See my previous post on this amazing artist here.

  View more of his works here.

Monday 10 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Kevin Francis Gray

  To me, it's a representation of depression. She looks like an average, normal girl. The slashes on her wrist hardly noticeable. The long curtain of beads a beautiful mask for the sadness that exists inside her. Her actual face isn't human anymore, because the demons have taken her soul already. She's just a pretty girl with an empty soul, living a life of cycles of destruction and no one notices because everyone only sees the pretty mask and not the sad eyes.

  View more of his beautiful sculptures here.

Friday 7 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Wesley Burt

  Wesley Burt focuses more on Marvel-styled figure drawings but he also can produce brilliantly quaint portraitures of sitters. I especially like his sketchbook works and you should take a look at the many drawings he's done and posted on his Tumblr.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Recommended Artist: Caroline Morin

  I've recently been more and more enthralled by line art. Something about the doing-away of all extra details and bringing a subject down to its basic forms that really captures my attention. I love Caroline Morin's sensitivity to her subjects. The way she composes her subjects is always interesting and I recommend that you take a look at her other works.

  View more of her works here.

Monday 3 March 2014

Prismacolors In Singapore (v.2)

  Remember that one post I made about Art Mark and how you could find Prismacolors there? Well, yeah... I don't stand by Art Mark's customer service anymore, due to various reasons. So, as a public service, here's a post on alternative places to get your Prismacolors.

  As a side note; I've been to Art Mark thrice. The first two times was to make purchases. They stock Bristol boards and Prismacolors, so I was there to shop. The third time was to take pictures for the Prismacolor post. I had noticed that the shop's staff were not as attentive as I wanted them to be, and on another occasion, another staff kept following me all around the shop, staring intently at what I was doing (I presume it was because he was afraid I'd steal something). I thought it was just me over-thinking things, but I've received two comments from people as of today, that stated that they had had bad experiences at Art Mark as well.

  Thus, I decided to make this post.

  The only other shop in Singapore that I know of that sells Prismacolors, is Straits Art Co. It's a shop run by two brothers, whom are extremely nice people and are very generous with their knowledge in art products. They sell boxed sets of Prismacolors and a limited variety of open-stocked Prismacolors.
Location: North Bridge Centre #01-27, 420 North Bridge Road, (S)188727
Ring ring: 6338 1710

[Related: Prices of Art Materials In Singapore] and are also other alternatives. Remember to wait for sales and/or use coupon codes.

  Also, do take note of Prismacolor's quality drop. More about this issue here:

  And finally, for the most complete information on all kinds of colored pencils, visit this awesome site:

  So, that's about it. As always, I'm always willing to answer any art related questions that you may have. Leave me a comment in the doobly-doo, and don't forget to give my blog a shout-out if you've found this post helpful. :)