Monday, August 23, 2010

"Moon" and "Prickly"

Here are 2 of my latest girl drawings.

"Moon", Pencil Sketch

"Moon" CU, Pencil Sketch

"Prickly", Pencil Sketch

"Prickly" CU, Pencil Sketch

Hope they didn't shock you too much. :)

When I started my girl drawings about a month ago, I imagined I would have loads of fun making up clothes for them.  But as soon as my pencil move to below neck line ... well you can see what have been happening from the above drawings!

I have to admit that I was in quite a shock initially, but after the first nude girl drawing (which I didn't include in this post), the resistance was gone. I found myself enjoying drawing them quite a lot!

As much as the girls brought me joy, they also touched on the fear associates with being a creative person.

I have hesitation to post them.  I worry about how people would react to them and if the drawings would change how people think of me.  (Not that I have any status and / or reputation to maintain.) Ultimately, it is fear of rejection to my drawing (hence me), which have me holding onto the drawings for some time.

But that's exactly the point. Unless I give up my creativity, rejection and acceptance come with the territory.  

To me, creativity is about freedom, the free will to follow my intuition and instinct to create.

So there you go, the fear is gone ...

As usual, my fellow bloggers and creatives, what do you think of my girls?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It looks like my neck pain is finally under "control" (via pain medication, chiropractic manipulation and improved sleeping.  Yes, apart from neck pain, I got mild insomnia on the side ... )

I should be feeling good but instead something else crops up.

Currently, I'm working on overcoming the "fear" in relation to some of my drawing subjects.  Sorry if the post read a bit cryptic here.  I need to sort out the fear before I could start talking about it.

At the mean time, here are some links which I used when I encounter such "sticky" situation.  Thought to share them with all my fellow bloggers and creatives.

An Interview of Ray Caesar by Chippy Coates and Richard Scarry
(Quite a long interview.  The part which I'm most interested in is:  a piece of advice for a young art grad?)

(Not that I'm young and an art grad ...)

(If you're interested in Ray Caesar and Eric Forutune [and other fantastic artists] works, follow the Artists link on my side bar.  The link is updated on a regular basis.) 

Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead!

Monday, August 9, 2010

More Girls ...

Aside from dealing with the nasty neck / shoulder pain, I try my best to keep up my girl drawings.

Here are two of the sketches done two weeks ago.

"Girl 3" pencil sketch

"N Girl 1" pencil sketch

Right now I'm concentrating on the front view plus getting the "look" right, if you know what I mean.

Sorry for such short post ... have to be really careful not to overload myself with computer and drawing work.  (BIG LONG SIGH)

Hope you still enjoy my drawings and do let me know what you think.

Cheers and have wonderful day.