29 November 2005

Nature

Standing small in the wilds. A piece created with mixed media. Watercolours, pigment markers and Copic markers.

Illustration Friday theme: Small

"As We Fall From The Sky
Our Lives Pass By
Emerging from This Vision
Life Is Stranger than Death
"
'This Faith' Front Line Assembly

11 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Somehow I missed a lot of your blog and having now found it, I plan to revisit often. Your paintings and drawings are lovely and full of feeling. The comments and poetry you display are well worth remembering, and your willingness to share your technique and methods is another gift you bring to those who pass by here.

ValGalArt said...

very nice!

Holly said...

Really well done. It has a nice mood. Cheers!

Brandi said...

Lovely colors. I really love how the colors are added but the black still remains. I am working on some women drawings like that with pastels outlined in charcoal. Beautiful! Brandi

LDahl said...

I have a hard time putting into words what your works make me feel. It is like there are several paintings layered together here and you can feel them on many levels. Whispers.

Alina Chau said...

Nice painting!! :)

carla said...

This has such a fresh and wild feeling to it - I think it's the dramatic sky against the tall dark trees. Both the trees and the sky ruly dwarf the figure. I enjoy seeing your work in color - it adds a different layer to your technique that softens it in contrast to the many fine lines in your pen drawings. Both are wonderful!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Thank you Ginger. I plan to scan and put up a lot more older work. I haven't been feeling well lately, hence the lack of drawings. As for sharing techniques, sources, references and ideas, definitely! I love seeing other people's illustrations too! Well, I didn't write any poetry. I put up quotes and lyrics from pop songs in the blog entry.

Thanks Valgalart!

Holly, thank you.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Thank you Carla. I am trying to rediscover my lost skills in watercolour. And also, I am experimenting with mixed media. It's a first for me. I think there could be more to this actually. The image on screen turned out better than I thought it would.

Thank you Brandi. I will go see the images you drew of women. Pastels and charcoal? Those aren't easy (at least to me).

Thanks Alina. I love those images of buildings of San Francisco that you have drawn. I haven't visited SF in fifteen years. Heheh.

Thanks Idahl. You are very observant. There are indeed quite a few layers. From ink lines to water colours to Copic marker ink after.

vfm4 said...

i think the adding of color to your drawings adds indeed more depth.. i like it...

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Thanks Vfm4. I have been thinking of doing watercolours. Inspired by Alina you see.