This piece is done for Gallery1988′s “30 years later” show. I chose to do a worm character that appeared in “Labyrinth”. Unfortunately, I have got notify by the gallery that my piece got damaged during shipping, the glass of the frame was broken and did some damages to my painting….Thus, this painting is not going to be shown in the show today. So sad….
I still hope you like this painting and hope everyone have a great evening at the opening reception tonight!
My piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Botanica”show and the opening is tonight! I am so excited about it.
The painting depicts a scene of the Sakura blossoms in Spring. “Sakura” is the Japanese name of Cherry Blossom. It is a symbol of simplicity, spring and innocence. The intensity and liveliness of the cherry blossom gives people to dream and hope for big things in the future and to be optimistic.
In the beginning, I actually wanted to do a sunflower painting. However, the sunflower painting did not work out well, so I stopped to paint it in a half way and started a new concept from zero! Everyone have the painting experience would know that the feeling of start over was so depressed.
Since I had wasted a lot of time and the deadline was coming soon, I was quite stressed. I asked myself if I started a new concept, should I paint it traditionally in gouache that was more time consuming or finish it digitally in photoshop that was less time consuming? I finally chose to paint it traditionally despite the fact of my previous failure and the coming deadline. I think I am kind of stubborn and irrational sometimes…
Thus, I felt so relieved when Jenny (the gallery manager) told me my painting was arrived on time and safe. Thank you!
Besides, I think I will go back to redo the sunflower painting sometime in the future.
Finally, I put some process images here, hope you like it! (I like my thumbnail most><” haha)
I always love all kinds of folklore, fairytale … so I am going to do a personal project, write my own fairytale story. Here it is, the first illustration for the story!
If you saw my peony fairy illustration before, you probably recognize the bud babies in this illustration are actually developed from that peony fairy character. I am kind of excited about it because I believe doing a personal project is the best way to develop your own illustration and it is very enjoyable to do as well.
I just hope that I can finish all the illustrations that I plan to do.