Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Life Drawing and Pears

This week's model was a wonderfully Ruebenesque lady who has very interesting lines.

I took a picture of my underlying tonal sketch first, and then I didn't see it again I'm posting it now. I think I like the stronger shadow in the sketch, but I'm too lazy to change it for this post. Ahem.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Camera case and life drawing

I've been meaning to bring this camera to a local camera shop and see if they can help with figuring out whether this camera is still in working condition but I couldn't because I'm painting it! My dad-in-law informed me that they're still producing films for these Twin Lens Cameras and I'm curious if this one will see the light of day again. 

Life drawing today is a curvy model who's been here before. Curvy model needs curvy lines, I discovered.

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Orchid

I bought this $5 orchid in a farmer's market after I came back from France and it is still alive! These blooms here are actually seconds! I'm stunned with its will to live under my care, though I did pay more attention to it  then I would before. I water it the same time every week with the same amount and I play piano to it cause I heard plants prefer pleasant sounds than cacophonies. My fingers are crossed and hoping it will live for awhile longer.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Life Drawing

This week's model was also a repeat, she's got a super curvy booty that can give JLo a run for her money.

Friday, August 10, 2012

公公的相機 Grandpa's camera

A few years ago I was watching my aunt digging through her storage closet and I spotted this old camera in it. I asked if I could have it and no one seemed to object. I've never learned how to use this type of camera and I don't think I will, since digital ones are so much more convenient. However I've since found a bunch of really old family photos taken by this camera which I gathered and scanned into computer just in case one day those old photos aren't around anymore. Those old photos are of my mom when she was a teen and grandma when she was my age now. This camera had been there in the last generation for family birthdays, captured the joy of new born children, and witness the loss of loved ones. It is one of the oldest piece of possessions that this family have, and it is so magnificent and respectable looking with such gravitas that none of the modern day digital ones can ever compete. I'll probably do a painting of it later and keep this camera around for as long as I can, perhaps to pass it on to future generations with stories from the past. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heavy Lemons

These are lemons from my cousin's lemon tree, which has been producing lemons for at least 20 years I think.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Life Drawing

Life drawing has resumed, and today's model is that really well built male dancer. He has really good muscle definitions. And nice butt.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cup Study

My one and only lovely cup.