After a break from this, I’ve finally decided to go with pastel colours (green, blue, purple and orange – although it is quite hard to see) to contrast well with the dark background.
I find it really cute how the kanga-mouse seems to be swimming, or travelling through aboringinal space, or something haha. Definitely more than happy with what it has become! It’s so colourful and happy!
At the moment I’m not sure whether to continue with the other aboriginal paintings but if I do in the future, it’d probably in a series rather than individually.
I hope this inspired some of you to do some crazy colourful paintings! 🙂
I mentioned from last post that I’ll post the aboriginal paintings once it’s done….well at the moment I’m contemplating whether to fill the background blue with dots of colours or not… so hopefully I’ll get an idea on how it should go soon and get it done.
(As for what they are, I’ve decided that they are cross between kangaroo and mouse – strangely cute aren’t they?)
Rather than painting with a brush, the next one I did is by hand (how long has it been since I last painted with my hands… probably too young to remember). It’s surprisingly refreshing to revert back to how you first painted a picture, although a lot more controlled and refined.
Alongside these paintings I’ve been doing some character designs for a potential story that’s been in my mind since I had a dream, if it goes well hopefully I’ll be able to share with you all… one day 🙂
Til then, stay safe and keep warm/cool wherever you are!
I remember going to the Pitts River Museum in Oxford and saw this really lovely aboriginal painting on display and it inspired me to do something (as well as I find the animals in the painting really funny looking).
So I’ve been painting recently and made some attempts first on sketchbook to see how it looks and moved to painting on small MDF pieces. I’m still painting as I go along which I will post again when it’s done.
(I have no idea what this bird-like creature is, but I remember thinking of Dodo and rooster when I was painting it)
Highly recommend anyone to try this out, especially if you’re not good at drawing animals like me… it works out well in the end haha.
Not too sure if I’ll continue with it longer but if so, I’ve been thinking of making a series of it or somehow incorporate small pieces which fits into a large piece sorta thing……. we’ll see.
Couple of months ago, I formed a group with two friends and looked around for shops that would like us to design window display for them- fortunately Cybercandy replied quite swiftly, and we’re more than happy to work with them (not because of the candy or anything ahem… ).
The brief was to promote new range of vintage soda pop and emphasis the theme of summer in general, keeping it fun and quirky.
And so the outcome is like this!
Everything was laser cut (background hand sawn) and hand painted individually. All the pieces were installed overnight (was pretty fun staying at a candy store overnight…. can’t eat any of the sweets though sigh).