It's mid January and I'm in the midst of churning new prints- Eid 2018! Sounds exciting yes?! Of course it's fun but at the same time I feel slightly nervous about it. Simply because, for the time ever, we will be going out of our comfort zone- florals! (Cant show you much about that!) This mixed up feelings got me thinking about past work and the desire for progress in my visual language.
This collage that I've put together is a mix of personal works and selected Lully Selb's work.
Obviously need to do more drawings-portraiture, my favourite genre. Back then when I told my secondary school teacher that I would like to draw faces for my GCE 'O' level art project, she said," Go ahead but figure out yourself how to draw faces." That was my research. I could draw features good enough but there seemed to be no likeness at all. It takes a lot of practice and a keen eye. I really like this portrait of one my student and Gwen Stefani.
For this year, I hope to draw more portraits and try to include them in at least one of Lully Selb's campaign! I will end my blog with two of my favourite portrait inspiration and a lovely quote on portraiture and identity.
Found this photo on Tumblr many years ago. Although it is slightly creepy, there is just something about those gaze slightly pursed lips which attracts me.
This Carte-de-visites (calling cards) which i found at the Thieves market (Sungei road) were very popular back in the olden days. Those who could afford having their portraits taken would exchange it with their dear friends loved ones. The sweet note at the back is sentimental indeed. (Time to find a muse for my portrait drawings!)
"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely an accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself."-Oscar Wilde
*P/S: If you have yet to try our LS Experience workshop on 28 January, chop your seats now! More details on our website.