04 October 2015
03 October 2015
02 October 2015
A quick, random, 5-minute doodle design on an old t-shirt to test run a textile squirt paint material, wear the shirt afterwards for a day, wash it gently, dry, and check the durability of paint design. Verdict: the paint retained its glossy neon colors and textured quality, is reasonably priced (read: cheap), can be applied easily (top photo shows I doodled with shirt on my lap while sitting in bed!), and is not messy to use. A perfect medium for kids in my workshop!
30 September 2015
I hurriedly made this drawing using my pen on watercolor paper and embellished it using watercolor pencils, sharpie markers, acrylic paints, glue and layered again with pen for the INKed calendar competitions due tomorrow!
I know I am cramming but I made two more drawings which I painted also! The theme for this friendly competition among my ink lovers group is to capture any of the four seasons to be featured in our calendar for 2016. Since I live in a country with only wet and dry seasons, I hope to capture and celebrate this with the patterns of my small island and share this joy to my ink friends abroad!
And look at this wonderful sidelight:
Since I can only draw and paint between my lunch break and my workshops, my 6-year-old workshop student saw my drawing and wanted to do her own version. And because she has traveled and lived abroad and is familiar with the different seasons she made four seasons in her canvas: winter (snow on top), fall (red falling leaves!), spring (the growing blue field in the middle) and summer (the green hills with cotton flowers!) and made such a gorgeous, colorful painting in an hour!