Friday, 25 September 2009

KaQin in supermarket (by Alex)

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(Outline stage)
(Light shading and hair detailing stage)
(More shading and detailing...)
Moleskine Sketchbook (5"x8")

Another drawing of my baby niece. She's wearing the dress I bought her from Zara in Cologne, and I am pretty sure she will not fit in the dress in a year time. But that of course won't stop me from getting her more dresses in the future ^^ Since I am pampering her forever, I am only getting good designers' stuff, stuff I could only dream of having when I was little(not that I knew what they were or if I would appreciate them anyway).
I took a little longer this time because I wasn't feeling too well these few days, maybe sleep deprived, I am not sure. But I am adding more steps this time because I couldn't do as much at one go, and I needed to rest almost every half an hour. Getting old maybe? -_-;;
And as I told Dan and Raena earlier that I would do something with my kneadable eraser. I didn't put a lot of effort in this one, but here's a skull ^^

Friday, 18 September 2009

KaQin in a Car (by Alex)

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(Outline stage)
(Light shading stage)
(Hair detailing stage)
Moleskine Sketchbook(5"x8")

Here's a drawing of my baby niece whom I absolutely adore. We are not that close because I am working in Germany, and she's in Malaysia, and I've only seen her twice in 2 years for no more than 4 weeks in total. She's 18 months old now, and growing up real fast. I am not sure when is the next time I'll be seeing her again, but I know that it won't be soon.
This is the first time I am drawing my family member, and I've got this pressure all the time telling me that I won't be able to do it well enough to their approval(and I still have that). But I really hope that they'll like it. And I'd like to tell everyone here that I love my family, I love my nephews and my niece, and I miss them a lot, and I am sorry that I've been away.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Show and Alien (by Alex)

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(Outline stage)
(Light shading stage)

That's all for this extremely hilarious Taiwanese show host duo. Thank you so much everyone who visited the site for you kind support and all your comments. I am so glad what I do here is being appreciated.
I will keep posting the steps, and this time it shows a lot of changes from one stage to another. The outline stage this round is more like japanese manga style I think ^^ And then the light shading stage was weird looking this time(usually I like this stage the most as things start to come alive). Iit's been great fun drawing these two celebrities, especially with the hair. Thank you Show Lo and Alien Huang, you two are great entertainers!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Alien Huang (by Alex)

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(outline sketch stage)
(highlights & light shading stage)

Yes, no kidding! His showbiz name is Alien Huang, and he's another famous Taiwanese singer, actor, and host. He also owns A.E.S(Alien Evolution Studio) clothing line in Taiwan. I watch the variety show (Entertainment 100%) a lot, which he co-hosts with Show Lo, so I was thinking that it would be nice to do a couple of FanArts of them by sketching them.

Thank you all for your comments, your encouragement, and your motivation. And I am glad that some steps shown in the course of sketching are being appreciated, so I will keep doing it and hopefully it'll be somewhat helpful to those who wish to do portrait sketching. Not that I am a pro or that I've attended any art school or classes(I really should take one someday), so I really don't know what's the right way or the wrong way, I just do it base on how I feel and whichever way that makes sense to me. I'd be grateful if you could give me some pointers if you see what I did wrong because I'd love to improve myself too ^^

Monday, 7 September 2009

Show Lo (by Alex)

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(rough sketch stage)

Hands got a little stiff not sketching after more than a month. I just finished watching a Taiwanese drama series called "Hot Shot" and it's about basketball, and one of the main characters in the series is played by the all hilarious and talented host, singer, fantastic dancer, and clothing line owner(Brand: STAGE), SHOW LO. He's about my age but the level of success if obviously incomparable ^^

This is considered my "exercise" sketch, and you could see a lot of "laziness" in it, but I'll start working on something else soon. Thanks again for all you warm wishes and for liking my wedding invitation card design. I was having a lot of doubts, whether it'd be too chinese, whether it's not special enough etc. But I am so glad everyone of you approved :)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Wedding Invitation Card (by Alex)

(Outside layout, front & back)
(Inside layout)

Yes it is final, and that's how it looks like ^^ The theme is Plum Flower, and main color is ivory and red. I've designed the borders and most of the elements myself, but I drew and vectorized everything myself using Inkscape(I love freeware!).
I've been away for a while now, but that's because I've been caught up with a lot of things that need to be planned properly ensuring a good and smooth transition.
I'll get back to my usual sketching very soon. Sorry for the wait, and thanks for your patience. I am very happy that everyone loves the picture of Gilwi =) He's such a pretty horse!