Watercolor on paper
I had no idea what I was doing half the time, but I loved every minute of it. I think I'll do more houses in the future. :)
I haven't been updating as often as I once promised I would, only because I've been thoroughly enjoying my new job. The work, the environment, and the people are just absolutely fantastic. I'm actually of value there -- and it's not every day that I can admit something as profound as that.
I have been, however, working on paintings, though sporadically, just to keep the creative juice (what little I have of it) flowing. If you would be so kind as to let me, I'd love to share these random spurts of creativity with you now.
Ink on paper
38.4 x 25.7 cm
(Credits for model: faestock)
|One of my old tank tops was beginning to look rather frail, so I thought I'd give it makeover.|
As it turns out, I'm not so good at this DIY business. :))
|Decided one day to paint a portrait of one of my fairy figurines. I'll post it up soon!|
|I bought myself a customizable tumbler from Starbucks, and I spent a happy evening |
painting the floral design for it. ♥ (Yes, like those jars that sit on my desk :)) )
|Hair, hair, and more hair! I love painting hair. This one's almost done! :D|
Hope you're enjoying the heat as much as I am!
I had a rare and random creative burst last night, and this experiment with Photoshop was the result. Because I had nothing to do, and because tea is awesome. Plus, I wanted to see if my tablet was still functional (the poor thing had been sitting in the dark for months), and it was, yay! What do you guys think? :)
I had my doubts as to whether I could teach basic watercolor painting - major doubts; I was a nervous wreck during my preparations - but my watercolor workshop turned out even better than I had dared hope.
|Clockwise from left: Lian, Alan, my Tita Gina, Patt, and Ray|
Only five of the fifteen slots were filled, which actually made things a whole lot more fun and manageable. I was able to work with the participants coolly, if not comfortably; although I did feel like quite the noob the whole time, haha. They were all just so quiet, too quiet, in fact, that I thought I was virtually boring the creativity out of them. But I was incredibly happy to see them paint like seasoned wizards:
|Patt working on her tones|
|Ray trying out the wet-on-wet technique|
Their level of skill surprised me to no end, especially during the practical application of landscape and still life painting. But it's a wonderful - albeit unnerving - feeling, really, to see others apply the knowledge that you imparted to them.
I can see how teaching can be a fulfilling profession, but I really don't think I'm cut out for it. Still though, I'd love to conduct a workshop again, and I hope I can in the future. Thank you Times Trading Inc., for giving me this wonderful opportunity. ♥
Hello everyone, I'm sorry, I have bad news :( The watercolor workshop that I was to conduct on February 23, 2013, is now cancelled, due to unforeseen events on the part of the organizing body. The one this Saturday, however, January 26, is still open. I apologize especially to those who were looking to sign up for the second workshop. I just hope I'll be able to conduct another later on to make up for it.