Left: Before, Right: After! I initially drew this and was extremely dissatisfied with the way the hair turned out. It looked starchy and did not embody what human hair is meant to look like. After a few YouTube videos, I think I’ve gained some new techniques to enhance my portrait drawing skills. Also, again, here is the final product! Happy birthday Ly. You have a damn good aesthetic which made it enjoyable to do a drawing for you. #art #comparison. #portrait #female #sketch
Late night drawings. #drawing #sketch #art #portrait
A drawing I am actually proud of. Considering I drew this in an hour while slightly intoxicated. The drawing workshop I had last week has really shown that I can improve a lot and I can see it here. “Draw in the darkness” and “Use optical illusions” really do work. Back to being arty is so good! #art #drawings #sketch #young #woman #poc
Forgot I drew this. Can’t remember who it is of though
Khmer classical dance, the indigenous ballet-like performance art of Cambodia, is called “Apsara Dance.” An Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Apsaras are thought to be beautiful, supernatural female beings - youthful, elegant, and superb in the art of dancing.
There is something intrinsically fascinating about seeing the ordinary created in new, surprising ways. Artist have long used this technique to make their viewer contemplate new connections and possibilities, and the internet has proven to be a particularly useful tool in spreading this type of work. South Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk is an expert at this method. Using charcoal and other natural materials en masse to form familiar objects. Bahk reminds of us the connection between man-made goods and their source.
”I first used stones as materials for the installations…but the supporting structure and installation became unnecessarily large and overwhelmed the stones so I replaced the stones with charcoal. Since I spent my childhood out in nature, I wanted to embrace natural things in my work. I found that my favorite things in nature were wind, mountains and trees. But it was difficult to express wind or mountains in my work, so I chose trees as an alternative, and charcoal comes derives from that…now I seek natural encounters between man and culture…I emphasize the materiality in its poetic shapes.”