Practice makes permanent: Brush calligraphy

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Some snaps from my instagram (@aphazia) feed– I’m embracing my messy brush calligraphy style and making more urban sketches. For my recent urban sketches I’ve been using my trusty fudebiyori brush pens and adding tone by using my water brush. 🙂

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Challenging myself: loose watercolor portrait

I’ve realized that my number one love is still watercolor. I have been learning so much from doing daily paintings, from books, from attending workshops occasionally and from tips of helpful friends.
As a challenge to myself, I painted an imaginary lady using only two colors: alizarin crimson and yellow ochre and no pencil lines 🙂

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I want to do more! 🙂

Also, today starts my #100happydays till the next year starts and I’m glad to report that I won as the 400th customer in subway today which meant I got a free meal! I was waiting in line, thinking how awesome it would be and whaddya know the universe granted me my wish! 🙂

Hope your day is filled with good vibes, wherever you are now.

Addicted to floral painting

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They said that you should paint what you love and I recently discovered that I really enjoy painting flowers. It’s challenging and exciting at the same time, and because I love looking at the subject matter, I end my painting on a happy note all the time. 🙂 I was lucky enough to score a slot in Valerie Chua’s coveted floral workshop a few months ago and I really learned a lot. I’ve been experimenting with various techniques and materials as well. This painting below was done using cotman for the glass vase and akashiya sai brush pens for the rest. Love how the fine tip is great for details and how bright the colors are:IMG_20150910_232214