art from zero

18th march 09
Tone practice
spent 7 hours on this
not yet finished
tissues used by day end
more beautiful than anything i've ever drawn


20th march 09
'what should i draw?'
'relax your left hand, put it on the table and start.'
feeling bored in hotel room
starting to draw my left palm
found out the negative space technique works
starting not to be afraid of drawing
all you need is patience and concentration anyway

17 comments:

siiiine said...

If you love your drawings, you will love to draw :-)

fiona said...

hi, i am a professional blogger for today.com and just wrote a little book review about your book. Here is a link to it - very interesting and enjoyable read. Keep playing!!!


http://hongkonger.today.com/2009/03/21/born-to-be-a-witness-an-art-project-to-experience-the-offbeat-hong-kong/

cheesygoody said...

克服"心急"是繪畫很重要的一環,
下一筆前先在腦中模擬幾次至幾十次,
如果能做到,畫出來的難看極有限。
正如一個計畫周詳的旅行,
怎也不會太糟。
當然有時不跟路線圖四處亂盪,
或可打撞出新風光,
但在此之前先打好基本,
累積多點基本小知識也很重要。

REX仔 said...

芝姐,我发姣写紧剧啊……
发觉,唔识写拍拖戏,点算……

said...

just do ur best
and draw ur feeling

irene said...

Are you taking drawing classes currently? It would be helpful if you take still life drawing / life drawing classes before going to the US. However I don't think it is necessary because you have have to retake all those classes all over again if you are doing undergraduate courses. By then you will be drawing day and night, not only 7 hours ;)

A bit of thought on your hand drawing: your outline is too strong.... try to build the drawing from the shape and tone difference instead of drawing a hard outline and fill in the details. But you will learn all that when you start school.

Which school did you end up choosing?

Anonymous said...

are you taking english class too?

Anonymous said...

o, to be perfectly honest, yr eng needs as much polishing as your drawing. perhaps a mere honest mistake, but i dont know, just a piece of advice.

yt-cdy said...

great practice, keep up the good work!!

drawing techniques -- you will learn day by day, and pick it up in no time with continuous practice~
After all, I believe, the most important thing u need for art is actually your unique perspectives on art and on life, which you definitely have and you will keep on fostering it, I am sure~

good work, way to go!!!
take care~ =)

Anonymous said...

G...hate to say, but you still have long way to go...making good art does take time :)

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous said...
"G...hate to say, but you still have long way to go...making good art does take time :)"

G already have star power (at least in HK/HK circle)...She is already somewhat ahead of the game in terms of fame. Making quality stuff or not is almost secondary.

Anonymous said...

great drawings....
sometimes not to think is a good technique too...
try it..its fun...

姆馬拉明桑 said...

Ga Yu Ar Gee..
I Love Drawing too..you stuff is koo..when i first started..i go around school everyday at lunch time and drawing anything that comes insite...
it really fun...

方進一 said...

畫畫好啊~我都畫畫~哈哈

thomascook said...

堆tissue ok wor,

你應該做個實驗比較一下
對住堆tissue黎sketch;
同攞畫完的sketch當tissue擦,
哪樣好看點

EDM - 002 TAK VP/janitor said...

I recommended 'The Book of a Hundred Hands' by George B. Bridgman if u want to be good at drawing hands. The book is hella cheap... copy the whole book (which I am doing now) Kirk shinmoto, a 21 years old talented instructor told me to do so...

http://travelinghost.blogspot.com/2008/10/kirk-shinmoto-aka-dangerousllama.html

加油!

Kay said...

hey,Chi,i like the tissues with charcoal crayon,as u said,thats beautiful texture ,like a t-shirt print!Artist always have their own way to look @ this world,thats a big remind,coz i will threw them away when i finished a drawing.....
work hard!