Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watercolor practice, camera.

Started with watercolor again because I finally got time^^ and inspiration. 
I decided to use my Canon XSi as model. Spent about 1 1/2 hour on the painting. Since this is kind of a simplified version of the real thing, there might as well be mistakes. But I don't care since I was not trying to do a realistic style painting. 

The watercolor splashes are done in photoshop. Yay, I learned how to use custom made brushes, and was glad that it also works on photoshop elements 4:D I'm definitely going to try to use more brushes now on for my artworks and photos.

- Mimi

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Break

Finished my last exam on friday, which means the end of this semester:D Summer break, I welcome you!
You may be thinking that I must be lazing around, sleeping late and do non-school related stuff currently, but...
sorry to dissapoint you. My neck is hurting after returning the books I lent for examT.T Why must they make books that weight so much >.< It' not hurting very much now, but I hope that it's not something serious. Hope it will get over soon so I can start with my drawing ''project''. 

I'm thinking of using this summer to improve my creativity. It have been lacking on the art-front because of internships, but now that I have almost 3 months with freetime I have to seize the chance!

Yes, that is what I have been doing since friday:P Draw, draw, and draw...
Surprisingly, I felt that my drawings have become worse because of the long hiatusT.T 

I need to work on some of the ''basics'' again, like face symmetry, anatomy, hands. Argh, it feels like I almost have to start completely at the scratch again! I didn't think it was possible to ''lose'' drawing skills, because you can't like lose the ability to ride a bicycle once you manage it o.0 Practice makes perfect, I guess it applies to wether you have learned it or not, because there are always something you can improve on.
When my neck stops hurting I'm going to draw more and I'm thinking of learning to use SAI for coloring:)

What are you going to do this summer break^^? 

- Mimi

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Paperblanks Embellished Manuscripts Notebook

Bought me a new notebook a few days ago, this one is a lined notebook from Paperblanks=D
They have alot of nice notebooks, love their unique cover designs. Doesn't look like an ordinary notebook, almost makes me afraid to write in it with my crappy handwritingx(

I'm going to use this to write down my inspirations, thoughts and feelings. I hope I may finish this one, because I tend to get halfway through and then get bored or worse; get a new notebook.
There's also a little pocket inside, at the back.

- Mimi

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Warm memories

Shot this in summer, back in China from my grandparents garden. Decided to upload this now because it brings back the good memories from the vacation AND the memories of the nice, hot weather. It have been snowing more here lately, and the air is becoming more chillingT.T I don't tolerate coldness very well...

- Mimi xoxo

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh, Lola!

This might be a little late post, but I'm posting it anywayxD
I got this Oh, Lola perfume by Marc Jacobs from mum for Christmas. 
It also came with a mini bottle and lotion.

I decided to use this pretty bottle to practice my watercolour with and here's the finished drawing:

Tools used:
- W&N Cotman watercolours
- Brush #4
- Paper 300 g/m

Moleskine Daily Diary for 2012

I have always been fond in writing diary to keep track of the daily.
But recently, after starting to blog, I haven't written anything for hand.
Because 1) it's easier to update and write quickly on a blog, 2) you may add pictures and customize own blog template. This would be a hassle with a diary, but I have decided to keep a little, simple diary for my personal thoughts and other stuff which I don't want to post in this blog...and what better is it to start with a freshly new diary for a fresh new year^^

I ordered a limited Snoopy/Peanuts edition of the Moleskine Daily Diary Journal and got it yesterday=D
I have always loved the cute Peanuts characters by Schulz and I also had some ''school diaries'' and figurines from this serie^^ I'm glad I got this version, because it looks awesomer than the regular one... It consists of 400 pages, one for each day. The inside pages are lined so no excuse for crooked handwriting-.-
Looking forward to write in it! (pics taken from my personal blog)

The cover!

And it also came with a little address book^^ 

Do you keep a diary?
- Mimi xoxo

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm Back!

Realised that it have been awhile since my last post. It's a shame to confess that I have been neglecting this blog in favour for my personal blog-.-
But since I have Christmas break now, I may try to update this blog a little more with art-relevant stuff^^

I changed the blog layout too:)

And...I'm writing this with the Blogger-app on my iPod Touch! I really recommend this app^^ It's free and easy to use! Makes blogging ascessible almost everywhere. So go go go get it!

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