Prompt for 2017-09-22

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:55 pm
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Today’s prompt is “long time no see”.

watercolour experiments: Splashy!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:46 pm
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The coming Tuesday will not be any class - it's break time! So I can do a few little sketches while i have a break.

I saw on the youtubes that i could use a background splatter/wash effect sketch over it and paint OVER it, and it would have a very cohesive, randomised looser look. I quite liked it, so I tried it out.

peach & yellow background with ink & wash flower

Also figured out how to do a rainbow/watercolour splashy effect so that would be awesome for my First Only commission lol

Rainbow splatter Thinking of You
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Today was the first class of Advanced I in Watercolour techniques. was so excited because i knew it was going to be ink & wash, but with brushes not with pens. Which I took to mean we were gonna be learning to sketch with brushes.

It wasn't quite that - we still did the sketch-with-pencils first, but instead of using pens to outline, we were to use brushes.

Either a) watercolour with brushes, or b) with brush pens. I had brought my pentel brush pen and i was SO EXCITED to get to use it anyway. :P

So I tried to do two sketches to try both styles, because if outlining with watercolour you gotta do the outlining after the main washes. The pro tho is that you can mix the colour to be different and even act as shadows or fade off, unlike the one-tone of pens. With brush pens though there's a good chance of getting permanent inks like with kuretake's brush pens or with my Pentel Pocket Brush.

So here they are!

Pentel pocket brush
Ink and wash with pentel brush pen of a shop building in London

Watercolour outlining

ink and wash of shop front with watercolour 'ink'

Teacher actually took pictures of both my paintings! Because well, I first managed to do two, which no one else did, and she liked the purple-ish shading of my London building with the pentel outlining, and while she did say that my shopfront could do with more details she was very impressed with how quickly I'd managed to paint it - no other student who had done it had done it so quickly, and it was very sketchy, which she liked. Could do with more colour contrast etc etc and detailing but i'm quite pleased with it.

The table perspective on the lef t was um. Fucked LOL .

In family news, Sis agreed that mum has been inviting Aunty YF over a lot more often and it feels a little weird - ever since i left. Wonder if it's a thing LOL

also mooncake - mum ordered a heap of expensive mooncake without (again) asking if anyone was actually in the mood to eat a million mooncakes. So now they have heaps of leftovers, and she asked my sis if she wanted to leave them in her break room .

me: wtf lol

Apparently now mum is no longer buying snowskin mooncakes; she hates them. LOL yet there was one year where she bought 75% snowskin mooncakes - maybe it was just when they first came out, but she kept buying a good portion of them the subsequent years, so either she was snowed by the sales pitch, or she DID like them (brother Gemini liked them, but this year he doesn't get them because mum "never liked them") and therefore everyone was going to eat 'em or else. Same with the damned fruits & nuts versions which she bought heaps of, and then was pouty when they sat in the fridge untouched for ages because none of us actually LIKED them - they were far too sweet and did not have the salted egg yolks, which we DID like.

my sis also told me that mum was doing the whole not actually listening to her while she told her something more than once, and she thinks mum is not processing it or getting worse.

I told her mum's always been like that, but it's just getting more obvious. Because my sis had been overseas doing her undergrad, PhD and Post-doc overseas, and all in countries hours and hours behind. Meanwhile I went to NZ for Undergrad so I was hours AHEAD. Mum was very considerate of my sis's time - mostly because when my sister's daytime was around, she was very likely in class or asleep (not yet awake) so mum couldn't/wouldn't call her. But when mum woke up, no matter how late in Singapore, she sure as fuck could call ME. And she would. And apparently her shitty "Awake at all hours whenever" was in part due to her ebaying, and her excuse was that "I have to be awake to talk to my kids overseas!"

Somehow there's only one kid overseas now, but se's still awake really late and sleeping in whenever.

So sure, mum it's because you're conceeeerned about your kiiiiiids.

The youngest of whom are almost thhirty by the way.

I had a mooncake from Bengawan solo and the NTUC ones are MUCH WORSE.

I shall never buy one from NTUC again Never. at least I'm only out $5.


Sep. 19th, 2017 04:05 pm
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A question for the ages

Sep. 17th, 2017 11:19 pm
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So i got a tiny pack of 5 mini mooncakes from the local supermarket.

For a buck-fifty, can i assume they’re not utter shit at least?

ETA: they are totally shitty.
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Intimate verses by Augusto dos Anjos

Sep. 15th, 2017 08:15 pm
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Intimate verses

Look! No one saw the amazing
Burial of your one final dream.
Only the ungrateful and mean
Gave you a shoulder for weeping!
Get used to the cesspit that awaits!
Man, in this miserable land,
Surrounded by wild beasts, can only stand
By dishing out even stronger bites.
Take a match – light your cigarette!
The kiss, the friend, precedes the spit,
The hand caresses – before the stick.
If someone saves you from hell,
Stone the hand that treats you well,
Spit on those who try to kiss you!

Translated by Daniel Vianna. Extracted from here.

watercolour angel statue

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:50 pm
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because I don't want to work on my thesis, have some art.

the week before last i managed to sprain my ankle and thus couldn't attend painting class. WOE. the next week i was determined to go anyway. so last week we did the start of a 2 week series - angel statue.

watercolour painting of angel statue first week
With some shadows and blending. This wasn't difficult per se, but it was a large piece, bigger than A3 because my friend gave me a large sheet of her paper to try out. I think I would have been frustrated with my normal student grade paper, erk.

watercolour painting of angel statue second week
And here is the 2nd week's worth. The teacher was impressed with how much more detailed I was compared to earlier classes, where I would be a bit more chin-chai about it, but in this case I was determined to do this as well as I could.

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