Bonsai Sculpture by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba titled Bonsai-B. Made using mixed media such as stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin
Cultivating a modern Bonsai style by adding a theme of relationship between human and nature to a Japanese classical Bonsai style. Originally, Japanese Classical Bonsai Style portraits the beauty of nature in miniature. Bonsai-B is an experimental approach to turn out a modern Bonsai style that portraits the beauty of spiritual accordance between human and nature in miniature.
(Source: svdp, via insaniteatime)
Just finished to ink it. Crap picture ‘cause I don’t have a scanner.. ):
Aaaand it’s finally done! hahahaha
This one was really hard and yet I’m proud of it. Specially because I never thought I’d be coloring like this. XDD
Now I have just one more piece to work on before I get some rest… But I’ll leave it for tomorrow.:3
I have this old sketchbook lying around from 2001, around the time I started drawing the kind of stuff I do today. Before that, I drew a lot of stuff from reference but found that whenever I started drawing from imagination, it was such a huge struggle. I just didn’t know where to start. I knew how things looked but had no idea how to translate this onto a sheet of paper without the help of solid reference material. And most importantly I had no clue what my style was. I didn’t have a drawing technique that helped me to just put something on paper, so most of what I drew around then was kind of weird, random and fragmented.
Every now and then I would dig up this sketchbook and draw the picture again, next to the old one, to see how my approach had changed. Although I initially started doing this just to show how much better the drawing would look if I did it again, it’s become more about seeing how comfortable I’ve become with drawing in general. I can now sketch with so much more ease than I did before and I don’t get stuck as often as I used to.
But there are still tons of things that I just don’t know how to draw. I like to stay in my comfort zone and when I challenge myself to draw something totally different, I feel like I’m back to square one on everything. I feel just like I did in 2001 when I was drawing these weird random poses and unfinished faces. So I guess I’m posting this as a reminder to myself and others that if you stick with it, you’ll grow past that phase, even if you feel like you’re not getting anywhere!
Oh my God, I really needed to read this!
Doodling… After a not-so-long while. ♥