~ Painting ~ 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


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:

Still Life Series

I started picking up watercolor painting again in year 2016. 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


Leaves Series

I find some of my taken Photographs are very suitable theme for watercolor painting. I started practicing from Leaf drawing which could apply similar technique of Still Life drawing. The recent Leaf drawing is applied with the technique of layering and negative painting.


Drawing of Photo 113
2016.12.22


Drawing of Photo 328
2017.12.06


Autumn Leaves
2018.11.03


Drawing of Photo 347
2020.04.21


Floral Series

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.


Flowers from Wakayama
2018.06.08


Roses
2018.08.01


Orange Flowers
2019.01.03


Tulips
2020.03.26


Tulip Bouquet
2020.03.30


Cherry Blossom
2020.04.05


Flowers from Iceland
2020.04.11


White Hydrangea
2020.09.01


Landscape Series

I occasionally draw landscape and building painting starting from Year 2017. I started drawing more landscape paintings in year 2020. Actually, it is much much easier than drawing flowers. Drawing landscape is much loose and happy painting!


Drawing of Postcard 205
2017.11.22


Drawing of Photo 108
2017.11.29


Naoshima Sunset
2020.05.13


Sunset
2020.08.15


Kumoba Pond
2020.09.06


Tokushima Central Park
2020.09.08


Fluffy Animals Series

I have started a new series of fluffy animals drawing in Year 2020. It is very similar to painting flower by "Wet on Wet" application. This "Wet on Wet" technique is very useful in creating the fluffy body of the animals.


Kitty Cat
2020.07.18


Hare
2020.07.20


Puppy
2020.08.13


Birds
2020.08.18


Mini Poodle
2020.07.23


Panda
2020.07.25


Polar Bear
2020.08.03


Persian Cat
2020.08.10


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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