A piece of work of the day 26

So this is another piece of work for which I had drawn this for the same subject.

Again, I struggled with drawing hand.  I would have drawn it visible but in translucent, but all the combinations of the figure, the lines, the choice of the colors, hue, shade…made it a little too invisible or hard to see.

Well anyway, this was my best I tried for the work, and it will be great if this leaves something in you.

Everyone has beautiful soul in yourselves, but many of us got lost to keep it shined in the busy and complicated day to day life.  Our modern life makes us easy to build worries and pressures, and get lost ourselves by fatigues.

With my sincere hope of my friend’s recovery from depression…

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A piece of work of the day 25

I have drawn Jacarandas with pastels for my friend’s birthday.

It should be looking like a bit plain work for the occasion.

It will be the last birthday for her to celebrate it in Sydney, under full bloom of Jacarandas, so I hope she will like this.   She will be a resident of Northern Hemisphere next year, where there will be framed in coloured leaves when  she gets her birthday  😉

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A piece of work of the day 24

So I first had got base idea of this when I read something about identity crisis sometime ago.

I started drawing but then I got stuck developing the image (and how to express with pastel and pens), so I put it aside for a couple of weeks.

The other day, I made a home-made Japanese mochi-sweets for someone who loves it.

Such a weird, while was munching it with a scoop of ice cream served together, a kind of rough image came back.  Eventually it ended up as below.  Magic of sweets did it.  :p

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The idea behind this is, that everyone has the unique and beautiful diamond in the soul.

 

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Mochi sweets.  Sticky rice cake with a stuffy which a strawberry wrapped by sweet bean paste inside.

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A piece of work of the day 23

This is the complete version (I had posted ‘in-progress’ shot in here) of which I drew on a card for my friend’s farewell who leaves Australia after her 25 years of life at down-under.

With sincere love and support, and big thanks to her on our friendships, I am sending off on her who opens a new chapter of her story in the journey.

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A piece of work of the day 23

Phoenix.

I had had drawn a Phoenix on a card for someone, and it turned out to be the beginning of some journey of exploring expression.

This is my 2nd Phoenix. I will come back time by time for my further try for imaginations and expression.

In short, I am very pleased to have made a time for a bit of art side.

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My first pastel workshop in Japan

So this is one reasons why I kind of gave up carrying my DSLR and tripod with me.  🙂 One of my plans to accomplish during this trip was to do a pastel workshop for whose who had expressed interests to me since last year.

Due to the pastel drawing needs a suite of tools to do, despite the method was to use your finger(s) and rub them over the paper, it is apt to be rather bulky to carry by yourself unless you drive.

The workshop was made successful.  The participants who had never done this before, expressed their beautiful souls onto a piece of square paper to the full extent.  It is hard to tell you of how thrilling time I had with them as watching (and guiding) the whole process of the unique beautiful artwork was born out.  Japan, which has turned to rainy season, have got Hydrangea in full bloom, and I suggested them to draw Hydrangea.  Their touch and expression demonstrated during the work gave me inspiration and motivation.  🙂

I personally interpret this drawing process is quite similar to that you are meditating, which it may make you feel quite refreshing.  I am so glad that I shared those aspects with them.

Thank you beautiful souls for having me share this time with you.

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