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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Orange Flowers 2019.01.03
Tulip Bouquet 2020.03.30
Cherry Blossom 2020.04.05
Flowers from Iceland 2020.04.11
White Hydrangea 2020.09.01
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
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
Mini Poodle 2020.07.23
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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