Sometimes, I just draw what's in front of me, like this tea bag. However, quite often it turns out to be this ornate candy vase. I tried to capture its form, but symmetry didn't quite work out. Still, I think the general shape is quite clear, and the candy suggests its nature.
Here's another quick portrait of a girl. Sometimes I carry several pens, and this time I decided to use bright blue to accent some parts of the drawing. The main part is the heart that this girl is wearing on her neck. The proportions are somewhat off on the torso, and I wish I'd made more definition on the face.
Whenever I travel, I try to make some memories in the form of sketches. This is a view from Hilton Sydney hotel's lounge on the 36th floor. The hotel is built in the city center. It has a view of beautiful historic buildings and a cool new tram. It was built in the last two years, and now it's very easy to get to city harbor. What I love about Sydney is the preservation of historic buildings.
Galleria Dallas is a great shopping mall that has these spectacular installations for seasonal holidays. I drew this during Lunar New Year when they had a multitude of beautiful red lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The vantage point is from the Little Katana sushi place, a cafe with a beautiful view of the skating rink. … Continue reading .037 Lunar New Year at Galleria Dallas
Here's another interior drawing from the North Italia restaurant. I used to be a frequent visitor before the quarantine, so I have several sketches from there. This time I focused on the interior and charming house plants on the wall. There were beautiful antique mirrors with shelves and a bunch of potted plants. I'm always … Continue reading .036 North Italia House Plants, interior drawing
Here's another throwback to the times before quarantine. It's funny, how no one even really knew what quarantine is or how it's spelled before 2020 hit. I can't believe I have spent nearly half a year without going anywhere. I even haven't left the house in months, thank goodness for backyard or I'd develop a … Continue reading .035 North Italia Lamp, pen drawing
I got into a habit of drawing whenever I'm waiting for something or someone. It might seem that in such situation there's nothing to draw, but it's best to always look twice, there's always something. This tree trunk was kind of interesting, and I didn't get a chance to finish it at the time of … Continue reading .033 Abrupt Tree, pen drawing
Throwback to the times when it was okay to go to a restaurant. This was around Christmas time, so the tables were decorated with evergreens and cranberries. Those were the good times. Pen on 3.5 x 5 inch travel notepad
Sometimes, a cup is more than it seems. Sometimes, it has ears.
This piece took me about 30 minutes, and I wish I had done it on a better paper. I used rough newsprint, and it's not the best paper for longer poses. Still, I'm fairly satisfied with the results, especially considering that I didn't get the best vantage point for this pose.