Saturday, November 17, 2012

colors and the allure of a woman~michellesblueplanet iPad

It all started out as an exercise to try capture the allure of Katie Holmes after seeing the gorgeous newly single beauty in H Stern's fabulous latest ad campaign ..




However I soon got distracted as it quickly struck me that perhaps it is more interesting to see how same bones, same pose …. how different colors will change subject model's facial expressions?

 and hence I got sidetracked as I experimented below:


yup, iPad digital art has one more plus point over conventional water coloring or pencils or oil…..for now that is.
I am at the phase to experiment with strokes, so I am grateful for iPad's instant gratification 

Anyway, as always, when there's something new to be learnt, its an enlightening process~
so I would view it as good practice, great learning curve.


some hours into experimenting with different palettes…..
In the end, I discovered I still prefer the nude makeup painting that I did at the onset !

Beauty in its rawness , great skin, good bones, captivating eyes…..
those very qualities that contrasted so well with the jewellery…..
thats what caught my eyes about the H.Stern's ads in the first place!

So of course , very likely I will get back to perfecting those chiseled cheekbones for vivacious Ms Holmes as soon as I get my next burst of mojo that is :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

quoting Picasso and enjoying a Beckham eye candied weekend!

Pablo Picasso quoted "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"

Talking of washing,  the washing machine at home broke down.

our 20th floor sky garden roofing almost flew off with the kind of wind one can imagine blew Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz into the kingdom of the 2 witches of East and West!

All golf games were rudely interrupted …..


Day in and out, households in flood prone areas pray they wouldn't   have to seek refuge in storm shelters! 

Oh The skies have been pounding us with thunders and merciless onslaughts of pelting rain non stop! 
Oh my besotted rain watching brain cursed at the skies and went muttering, pleading to Mother Nature to hold off her washing for awhile! 

.....until that is I came across a most captivating photo of David Beckham online and all thoughts of the weather flew off to cuckoo's nest and David mania took over michelles' ipad ~ LOL

Isnt he just such a hunky dory eye candy  for the weekend ? :





                               

so yes Picasso was so very right when he said  "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"

brilliant aye aye. 











Tuesday, November 6, 2012

whimsical series~ just letting the creative juices flow, michellechoongkhoo

KL's a very wet city these days!
when it rains it doesn't just pour, it floods big time :(
which means one would be more sane to stay cooped in the house than to run around town ...
which in turn means there's plenty of time for fingers to get finnicky and restless~ LOL

my artful inspirations whilst listening to Faye Wong's Final Fantasy song "Eyes on Me" 
nice song. great mood. 
my fingers obeyed its calling and viola , here's my November Fantasies







                       process of creating michellesblueplanet November Fantasy 2