Friday, 14 December 2018

Two Mermaid Sisters Watercolor Bookmark Paintings

Finally got time to color these two mermaid bookmark paintings.
These bookmarks are 2"x6" in size. Painted on 140LB watercolor papers.

Top: Holding Pearl
Bottom: Mermaid in Deep Ocean 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Painting is the best way to relief stress!!

It's been a busy holiday season this year with lots of projects going on with different clients in graphic design, brochure layout and digital art painting field. Now it's time to do some painting for myself~~~ 

I painted these watercolor paintings in 2x6" size as gifts for one of my family living in oversea. It's easier just to include these little bookmarks in the holiday card and the postage for mailing paper goods is not as expensive as mailing big parcel~ Plus with the Canadian Postal Strike this year, all parcels will be delayed till next year. Hopefully letter mail will be a bit faster~~ Nowadays most people already has lots of stuff, I think a pair of hand painted bookmarks should be suitable for a book lover =) Anyway, for me I just want to paint something... XD 

I'm trying a different style in painting the landscapes. Something casual and not extremely too realistic, more like a folk art style. I was thinking the similar style can be used in my upcoming book preparation. I'd wrote a little book while ago and haven't been able to finish the draft sketches and start the illustration... (Don't know where all my time went... XDD) 

Hope you enjoy the paintings~
Happy Holiday!!

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Holiday Digital e-Card Illustration

This is one of the holiday e-Card digital illustration done for the same client.
It's a fun process making the image from sketch to a complete digital e-Card. 
The coloring part was done in Adobe illustrator program. 
Originally I was thinking of making this painting with traditional media or
paint this in photoshop or painter program, but found that it's much cleaner and simpler just to do vector painting in illustrator. Plus I can edit & change the color, shape of the elements much easier as per client's request. 

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Commissioned e-Card Paintings

These are some of the recent vector holiday e-Card design for a client.
Normally I will give them a few sketches/drafts to choose from. After the designs are confirmed, I will start to color them using illustrator program. I still prefer using the traditional media; but since the client might change the colors or design elements a few times before finalizing the artworks, it's easier to use digital coloring method for this process since the deadline is pretty tight... XD
Just want to share how it's done. Vector art painting is fun; but it requires long hours of mouse clicking and line dragging and my wrist pain has gotten worst so I still prefer traditional hand paint to ease up my arm...  (getting old now...)

Friday, 16 November 2018

Love for Landscapes

Despite how much I love painting birds; I still love landscape paintings. 
I think when I paint landscapes, I only see color and shape... totally love impressionism style =) 

Recent Acrylic Painting Activities

 I was playing with the acrylic paints recently and found little bird is still my favorite painting subject... 

Fairy Bookmarks

More Watercolor Bookmark Paintings

Friday, 14 September 2018

Angel and Demon Fantasy Bookmark Paintings

Recent Original Bookmark Paintings

Top: Angel and Birds
Size" 2" x 6"
Watercolor on 300g/m2 watercolor paper
Bottom: Succubus Lady

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Recent watercolor bookmark paintings

Top: Guardian of the night

Bottom: Succulents
Size" 2"x6"
watercolor on watercolor paper 

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018

Two Mermaid Sisters Watercolor Bookmark Paintings

Finally got time to color these two mermaid bookmark paintings. These bookmarks are 2"x6" in size. Painted on 140LB watercolor ...