a flower drawing

drawing

flower #1

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Sketchbook patterns

drawing, sketchbook

Here are two of my latest sketchbook spreads:

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Somewhere in the middle of one of these pages I suddenly realised that I use the same process for drawing this kind of patterns as I do while preparing lesson plans (I teach Mandarin Chinese). I put together different kinds of class activities, and then I step back and look if the overall picture is balanced. Then I think something like “there’s too much listening in a row, l should add some reading” and it’s the same as “there is too much triangles here, it would be better to add some lines or circles”.

I’ve never thought of this before, but it seems that I mostly think of my lesson plans in terms of pattern-like balance and compositional beauty, instead of just what is useful for my students’ learning process.

Pot plant #1

drawing

Here’s a drawing I made of the plant I have standing on my window.

spiral pot plant #1

P.S. The drawing is available in my Society6 shop as prints and other products.

An old self-portrait

drawing

Found this sketch from about two years ago, back from when I still had long hair. I can’t figure out what exactly I like about it, but there’s something in it that feels right – even though it’s old, pale and unfinished.

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White forest

painting

Here’s my new oil painting. I finished it just before leaving for Taiwan almost three weeks ago, but didn’t have enough time to photograph it properly until now.

white forest

I also took some in-progress photos. I had to use my phone, so the quality of the images is pretty low, but you can still see how the painting changes.

white forest progress 1

white forest progress 2

white forest progress 3

white forest progress 4

white forest progress 5

white forest progress 6

P.S. Art Prints available in my Society6 shop.