Norah and her cat decided to take a trip to the jungle nearby during the school holiday. As they wandered inside, they discovered beautiful floras and faunas. It was indeed Norah’s first mighty adventure to a mighty jungle.
“…in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight…” was heard echoing the mighty jungle all day long!
(Oil on canvas; title: Construction Abstract)
Yeah, this piece is probably the most unique painting because it’s painted by my 3 year old son. I bought a canvas last week and wanted to draw an abstract painting for my wall but when my son saw me preparing to paint, he came over and confiscated all the painting materials! I tried to put it away but like a koala, he held tight my feet and I couldn’t even move. I surrendered my stuff and the little guy happily painting away! So happy with the result, I am now waiting for it to dry before putting it on the wall.
(According to my son, Yassin, he painted a construction site. He chose red for the background because his dad’s car is red!).
(Material: watercolour & ink)
Saw a couple of sparrows perching by the roadside’s grass last Friday. Can’t seem to get their cute faces out of my mind, I decided to put them down on paper.
(Material: Canvas, fabric paint, DMG threads, sequins & beads)
Completed this tote last night. Did this piece for Indra. She wanted a hillscape, so that explains the greens and blues.
It MIGHT Be Love…
It MIGHT be love and that love MIGHT last. O, what a MIGHTy love!
I did this for a friend as a birthday gift for her daughter. I love making handmade books. I’ve made a few for friends as their birthday gift as well.
I am currently working on a children’s picture book and have all the illustrations done (in the process of coloring the illustrations). It’s a story about a cat. Maybe later, I will write a story about a bird or a cow; to complement the cat. My goal this time is to get it published. I think this goal will take me some time and I don’t know if I will ever get it published.
I know it is not a trend here in Malaysia to write and illustrate children’s picture books but I want to give it a try. I want to contribute whatever I can to the local children’s books industry. I am a junkie for children’s picture books and I believe I am not the only one.
As Illustration Friday’s theme this week is “Invention”, I quickly knew what to draw. These inventions (sewing machine, pigments, computer, printer, canvas, brush, pen, pencil, etc) has helped me realised what I have in my head. There’s just no shortage of inventions to help my creative juices flow from mind to pen to paper, to brush to canvas – or should I say, to keyboard to screen!
I drew this using watercolor on acid-free watercolor paper and later scanned it into photoshop to put photos of my son, his painting (upper right) and my painting (middle) using masking effect.