Thursday, November 05, 2009

Getting my hair dyed

Feeling kinda blue these weeks... been waiting for some phonecall but it never came, so I figure I need a change in my daily routine, and it's been almost 5 months since my last haircut, so.... here is a portrait of me in the mirror at my favorite hair salon.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


This is Alper, this is the 3rd time I tried to draw him.

Monday, November 02, 2009


I did this one last night during Dr.Sketchy. Only that when I came back home I was able to see the colour I painted cos it was very dark there I could barely tell the colour I was mixing. Just to clarify, her nipples aren't bleeding, those were the red covers she was wearing... ugh... bad painting :(

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My trousers

Watercolour really does not go well with the moleskine sketchbook paper. It doesn't stick to the paper and if you put soap on it, it become like marker, colour get absorbed completely the moment they get in contact with the paper, you can not work with it or wash it off or anything! And it bleed thru badly...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Coconut water

This is the coconut water I bought from the Yoga place I usually go, never seen it in the local stores... or maybe I just wasn't looking.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the kitchen in my house. I did this while waiting for the turkey to be cooked in the oven. I had a great thanksgiving and the turkey was fantabulous!! ^_^

Thursday, October 08, 2009

QnA doodle

I did this when I was in the QnA tonight with my Mentor. It is my digital camera, I found it relaxing and easier to focus on what the mentor is talking while I was drawing :) It is exactly what I'm trying to achieve by keeping this journal, I want to draw to relax and have fun! I think I'm getting there :P

Peter Docter

I tried to sketch Pete Doc from one our Animation Mentor lecture videos... hm... I don't think any of these look like him unfortunately :(

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Dr.Sketchy sketches

Here are some sketches I did during Dr.Sketchy last night. I didn't quite like how my drawings of the actual model turned out, I found that I prefer to draw people in their natural poses.



Saturday, October 03, 2009

Self portrait 04

Back to my self-portrait practice. After a long tiring day, I'm starting to get very frustrated with my drawings, as you can see from my expression, should get some sleep now...

Dinner at home tonight

These are some of the people involved in tonight's dinner at home. I wish I know how to draw faster so I can actually finish the drawing before everyone left the table :(

Thursday, October 01, 2009


This is Sarah's boyfriend. I really enjoy sketching friends and seeing their reaction when they see my sketches ^_^ I hope one day I'll be able to capture every single person I know on my moleskine.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Yoga gear

I've started Yoga lately, I bought this bag together with the mat back almost 4 years ago when I was in film school, cos I liked it is long with two straps on the side where I could roll up my life drawing pad and put it there, the yoga mat was just sitting in my closet collecting dust till 2 weeks ago I decided I should try Yoga. I'm glad this bag and the mat finally get to do what they meant to be doing.

Self portrait 03

Second attempt on my moleskine cahier. Same time, same mirror, same self with slightly sideview, looks quite different huh?!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Self portrait 02

Last night I was sitting on my bed talking on the phone, there is the long dressing mirror at the end of the bed where I can sort of see myself cos it's kinda far. I decided to start a new moleskine, this time with the moleskine cahier pocket size. The reason is I always hesitate to draw faces with ink on my sketchbook cos I don't wanna ruin the good quality pages, with this cahier journal, all the pages are just plain notebook paper, I might be able to feel more free to draw, we'll see about that. As for what's gonna be in this particular journal, I thought about only doing self-portraits but then there is a very high chance that I will get sick of my own face before halfway thru this book, so I donno yet, follow my heart...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sarah @Cactus Club

Sarah got off work at 9pm tonight and we went to our favorite hangout place in Richmond, the Cactus Club and ordered our favorite food, the Rocket salad, didn't order our favorite drink, the Brazilian though cos Heineken was on special tonight :P Anyway, this, somehow turn out to look more like a self-portrait than Sarah, she said the same. Maybe I see myself in her?! I'm still hesitate trying to draw human face with Ink... next time! I will do it next time!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grouse Mountain/Capilano River

While the sun is still here, I went to Grouse Mountain with my parents today. Both of them are very impatient, it was hard to convince them to just sit and chill for 10-20 minutes so I could do some sketches, well... I did what I could:

Lunchtime while we were waiting for the food, I sketched my mom.

This is my dad, when we were stuck in the traffic on Lion's gate bridge on the way home I started this sketch, but then we passed the bridge before I could finish it so I'll have to finish it some other time in his car.

Speed painting of Capilano river. Did it when my parents went to the other side of the river taking pictures. It was beautiful there :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Self portrait 01

I don't think I have actually done a self portrait before. I just don't quite like the idea of uglifying myself. So, as how I expected, This doesn't really look like me, I'm just glad it doesn't look too ugly, I'll try again maybe with ink next time.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

24th Sketchcrawl @Vancouver

Today I joined the Sketchcrawl 24th meet up @Vancouver. It is a world wide event where artists from different places meet up locally and spend a day sketch around in the city. It was quite fun today and I got to meet some very talented artists too:) Mr.Sun didn't do us the favor, only showed up a little bit, but it didn't rain though. These are some sketches we did together:

Inside the Central Pacific Waterfront station, we were sitting around drawing random people

More random people (Except Jan)

Street performer

Outside the Waterfront shopping center where we did out last sketch of the day
-Ink, watercolour-

These are the people I drew with.
from left to right: Jan, Leo, Jonathan, Edison (Dylan went too, but he left before this picture was taken)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

@ Sophie's on 4th

I bought myself a bigger size moleskine sketchbook today, sometimes the pocket size just isn't quite enough for the bigger pictures :) Being very excited I went in Sophie's next door afterward. A very retro diner, sometimes there is a long line, I tried once before, didn't like the food. This was my second time, didn't order food this time, other reason was I'm kinda against the idea of eating alone in a restaurant, eating to me is a social activity seems. However when I have my moleskines, it's a different story, I kinda like being by myself nowadays more than I ever was. This bald man in my sketch demanded me to turn my sketchbook over and show him, so I did and he didn't comment, hm.... maybe he didn't like that I drew him bald? Anyway, wish that I could have more time to colour it there, it is a colourful and fun place to draw, sure I will revisit it someday, so maybe I'll colour it then:)

Friday, September 18, 2009

LIfe drawing session

Life drawing model didn't show up today :( so I drew this dude next to me instead.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Strawberry-Rhubarb pie

This is my beloved Strawberry rhubarb pie :) I baked this myself, well.... I cheated, I bought the ready-to-bake pie crust and just mix the filling myself, but still, I BAKED IT! The only thing is...

... It has no rhubarb inside >__<

cos I couldn't find them in the store today :(

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Neighbour's house

I never really like doing sketches of landscapes or buildings. I don't really like painting trees. When I was in boarding school in U.K. I took Art for 2 years in A-level, My final year project I did trees, cos at that time I thought trees are the easiest to draw and you can't really go wrong with it, not like portraits. So I painted trees for the whole year, oil/charcoal/ink, you name it, in the end I just got so sick of everything I made my final piece a tree made of blowing ink on paper. Basically I just poured some dark ink on paper and blow it with a straw into tree branches shape or something like that I don't quite remember, all I remember was that my cheeks and my whole face hurt like crazy after 2 hours of blowing into the straw. I don't remember ever painted trees after that. Then I got in University doing Architecture so all I did was going places sketching buildings, when we went on field trips, sketchbooks would get graded, I hate that, so I never really enjoy sketching buildings either back then ...

... till now

Ok, that was a little story of how horrible an artist I am. Anyhow, I must say I really enjoy painting this one, though I hate how the trees turn out and I forgot to paint the chimney :D oh well...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Alper

Did another Alper from a photo of him I took. I wish I can master watercolour in a day! :( It's so hard... but I think this one looks cleaner cos it's in ink, I like ink with watercolour


This is another try of Alper using pencil and water colour

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dr. Sketchy watercolour

Not sure if I have made thses drawings better or worse by adding watercolour to them >__<

Dr. Sketchy

These are some Dr. Sketchy's drawings I did tonight. It was my first time, I had tons of fun!! The model was Red from a local band Pink Flamingo Burlesque. Love all her poses, very sexy and creative. If you have never been to Dr.Sketchy should come next time on Oct 4th. Or if you are not from Vancouver should check out your local Dr.Sketchy's schedule :)

1-5 minutes short poses, done in mechanical pencil.

5 minutes poses, done in Ink

10 minutes poses, Ink(and some green pastel), the last one was done in pencil.

20 minutes pose, mechanical pencil

20 minute pose, Ink

20 minute pose, the one before this was kinda done terribly, so I tried something different, I tried not to break the lines as much and gave it minimum shading.

20 minute pose, Ink(kinda feel bad that I drew her face almost like a man :( I'm so scared of drawing faces cos each time that's what destroy the whole drawing!)