~ Postcard ~ Drawing is my favourite hobby since I was a kid and I have never stopped until now. I started life sketching when I was studying at University. It had been put aside for a long time after I graduated. It was until year 2013 that I started picking up this hobby again. Here are some of my previous watercolor drawings drawn when I was a student. It is a pity that I have almost forgotten how to draw it now, so I need sometime to practise and pick up this technique again!
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Sketching in Europe


London, England
1995.08.20


Bath, England
1995.09.05


Burano of Venice,
Italy   1996.08.29


Venice, Italy
1996.08.31


Florence, Italy
1996.08.22


Siena, Italy
1996.08.24


Venice, Italy
1996.09.01


Venice, Italy
1996.09.02


Sketching in Hong Kong


Shaukeiwan
1996.10.03


Shaukeiwan
1996.10.10


Central
1998.06.29


Sheung Shui
2004.05.26


Sketching when Travel


Anton Market
Vietnam
1998.10.06


Qingyuan
Guangdong
1998.12.26


Treetops Hotel
Kenya
2005.03.28


Anatara Resort
Koh Samui
2009.09.17


The Making of Life Sketching Collections


Sketching at Cheung
Chau, 2014.12.14


Line Drawing
on Paper


Mount on
Paper Card


Postcard
108

The Life Sketching Collections are drawn from year 2013 until now. Postcard Collections will keep updating once new drawing is launched.

Pick of the Day

Here is one of my favourite book about watercolor drawing. There are many beautiful drawings in the book which is very good reference for watercolor technique. Besides reading reference, it is always true that "Practice makes Perfect"!


Book from London, 1996


Drawing in the Book


The following is a a new product being found during my Japan trip of Tateyama Alpine Route. It is a sticker pen from a Department Store in Toyama which is a perfect stationery for gift wrapping.


Sticker Pen


Close Up View


Life Sketching Collections: New Drawing

Drawing is something that require serene mind. I have been busy with setting up the website for several months which keep me away from this serenity mood. Finally, I have got the patience to draw again!


Sketch Book &
Drawing Pen


Sheung Wan
2015.12.22


Lo Pan Temple
2015.12.24


Sheung Wan
2015.12.31


Watercolor Drawing

Recently, I started picking up watercolor painting again. It is a good training for depth, light and color from the very basic still life objects. I find it hard to control the two main rules of watercolor: the suitable water intensity and to maintain the transparency nature.


Still Life, 2016.11.24


Still Life, 2016.11.28


Still Life, 2017.11.28


Still Life, 2017.12.21


I found some of my taken Photographs are very suitable theme for watercolor painting. I started practicing from Leaves drawing which could apply similar technique of Still Life drawing.


Drawing of Photo 113
2016.12.22


Drawing of Photo 328
2017.12.06


Multi-colour Leaves
2018.06.30


After practicing several Leaves painting, I started Flower painting which apply the similar technique of drawing Leaves. Both are crucial to demonstrate the lightness and transparency of the petal.


Cherry Blossom
2017.12.16


Flowers from Hokkaido
2018.02.12


Flowers from Wakayama
2018.06.08


Roses
2018.08.01


Yellow Roses
2018.08.25


Orange Flowers
2019.01.03


Blue Flowers
2019.01.11


Ashley Artycraft's artwork has not been updated for a period of time as I have been busy with an interior design project for the past 10 months. Finally, I have got some quiet time to concentrate on my watercolor painting!


Drawing of Postcard 205
2017.11.22
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Drawing of
Photo 201
2017.11.27


Drawing of Photo 108
2017.11.29
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New Postcard Collections: Photos Collage Collections

It is a common practice to start with a Concept Board of images collage at early design stage. I have transformed this design technique into the following postcards with different theme. The collage's images are selected from my own taken photographs without any repetition of pictures.

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~ Back to Pin Board ~


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