Friday 30 May 2014

Stephanie's Sketches v.9

  A quickie update on what I've been up to lately;

I finally got around to completing this piece. It's barely visible but I inked in the water background in light grey, plus I added my "signature" (the red stamp on the top left hand corner). Quite pleased with how this turned out.

My desu octopus. It was an idea I had and I finished it pretty quickly. I like how clean the lines are; and I'm thinking of adding a watercolour background but I don't want to mess it up. So we'd see....

  In other news, I've been giving out a few of my artist trading cards (a.k.a. ATCs, or personalised artist name cards). I've hung up some of my paintings in my boss' office. :) And~ I've been drawing more often. If you'd like to see more of my art works, you can click on the Store link at the top of this page, or you can stalk me via the following ways:

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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Recommended Artist: newfka

   I love her line art. They're absolutely gorgeous. She also really captures the essence of dogs and wolves and foxes.   View more of her work via her Deviantart.

Monday 26 May 2014

Affordable Art Fair 2014 Review

  The Affordable Art Fair happened from the 23rd of May to the 25th of May. Early bird tickets went at $12, while tickets purchased on the event dates went at $15. It happened at the F1 Pit Building, with free parking outside of the building.

  I must say that I'm really elated to see how the event has grown over the years. How the core of the event is still focused on showing that good art can be affordable, and helping lesser known artist gain a foothold in the arts scene, and to also showcase the works of the more well-known artists.

  It was a good mix of contemporary and more traditional pieces. I still think the venue was perfect for the event- easy to reach via car and MRT, spacious, bright, and an overall wonderful space for the booths.

  If you didn't have the chance to go to the event, here's part of what you missed...

by Ocean Wang

by Ocean Wang

by Inho Park

by Jung Eun-Hee

"Building Bridges" by WARSITO

details of "Building Bridges"

Details of "Building Bridges"

Look familiar? This piece is by Jieun Park, an artist that I've featured before.

by Amberlee Rosolowich

by Amberlee Rosolowich

Ironically titled "Grey Flowers" by Julie Hendriks

by Jun Ho. The method he uses is to drop ink into water and photograph that, and then overlay the photos to create pictures that resemble traditional Chinese paintings. I really liked the idea of it.

Another piece by Jun Ho

Coloured pencil roses by Jungai Han. 

"The Ego and The Non-Ego" by Dae-Sub Kim.
This was a really interesting piece. The bowl and the lone apple were sculptures carved from wood and were three dimensional. But the apples in the bowl were painted on in a way to make them seem three dimensional. 

The photo doesn't do it justice though... There were much MUCH more subtleties in the colours of this piece. 

And after, I headed to have an early dinner with some Cold Stone ice cream. They even had a bar at the event. :)

Fair catalogue, promotional pamphlets of various artists, and the tickets I bought (I went to the event with two other friends).

  All in all, it was a splendiferous event. I loved that there was a wide variety of people of different races and ages. I was also pleasantly surprised at how many youngsters there were at the event. The food was great, the drinks were great, the ice cream was mm-mmm good, and the art was of course very varied. So if you didn't get a chance to go to the event this year, make sure you attend the one coming up in 2015!

Friday 23 May 2014

Stephanie's Sketches v.8

  What have I been up to for the past week or so... Lots, really. I've gotten my inspiration back after about two weeks of nothingness. Which is really great. Getting back into my Portrait Series. I'm doing more zentangle pieces. I've also started a new series- Aesop's Fables Series. The idea behind that series is that it'd be done on black paper, with silver ink, and be in a circle format. I'm hoping to do six pieces for that series. :)

"Fall Into The Abyss". Me thinking about the darker side of human rationality. 
Part of my Portrait Series.

This is actually a close up of the fox. I'm thinking of adding some typography to it, but I haven't decided on what quote I'm going to add as of now. Untitled right now.

An update on my cranes which you saw in my previous . I'm doing a light grey line background to represent the water, but I've been procrastinating finishing it. Oopsies.

New zentangle piece. Work In Progress.

This one is a completed zentangle piece. 
You can't really tell from the picture but I used silver ink in this.

Aesop's Fables Series

I have done three out of six of the pieces I plan to do. Try to guess the story behind each of the pieces. :)
Hare and the Tortoise- Slow and steady wins the race.

Fox and the Grapes- "It is easy to despise what you cannot get."

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Wednesday 21 May 2014

Recommended Artist: loish

  I first saw her works in a digital art book, and so having found her art again really thrills me. She has sensitivity to anatomy, uses gorgeous colours, and her line work is on point. I also really love the amount of movement she portrays in her works.

  View more of her works via this link.

Monday 19 May 2014

Recommended Artist: Jennifer Healy

  A little loving for one of my fellow coloured pencil artist; Jennifer Healy. Her works are absolutely gorgeous and full of details that really steal your breath away. 

  You can view more of her works via her Deviantart.

Friday 16 May 2014

Painting of the Day: "Candy"

"Candy" by ThienBao
  It's like something out from a horror film. The first thought that comes to mind is a succubus... But the bright colours and pure tones, paired with her large blue eyes, and stained lips just give me the total creeps. I can't deny that it's a hauntingly beautiful painting though.

  Have fun trying to sleep tonight, everyone. :)

  See more of his works via his Deviantart.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Recommended Artist: Agnes Cecile

  Soft pastel hues; large washes of runny watercolour; gorgeous details... With such compelling stories behind each piece. I can't help but be in love with Agnes Cecile's works.

  You totally should view more of her art via this link.