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Entries in roses (5)

Monday
Jul192010

July 19, 2010

A quick sketch I did actually on July 13th, just got around to sharing it! A rose from my parents' garden. The same bushes that produce these gorgeous blooms are the ones that inspired me as a child, when I'd spend time in the backyard drawing.


It reminds me I need to get out to the rose gardens in town and do some more sketching! Been busy working on tattoo designs, so hopefully this coming weekend I can get some more blooms in my sketchbook :)

Monday
Jun212010

June 20, 2010

Actually sketched this on Friday afternoon after work, but finished up the final version last night. It was a gorgeous sunny day out and was perfect for sitting down with my sketchbook.


I then took this pencil drawing into Illustrator and traced it:

Last night I had brought my laptop to my parents' house for my sister to use, and showed my dad this illustration. Between the two of us we came up with this combination of colors :)

It has an Asian feel to it, and I really enjoy the softness of the colors. It was the first time I really worked with my dad on a drawing, and that meant a lot to me, especially since it was Father's Day too. We'll have to collaborate again!

This print is available in my Etsy shop in various sizes (8x10, 5x7 and 4x6) and I can also do custom sizes and color backgrounds if requested.

Saturday
Aug012009

Gratitude

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Morning was cold and foggy, but the sun came out thankfully later on...perfect weather to enjoy a stroll through the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. Built in 1932, it is 4 acres of beautiful roses! A myriad of colors and scents.

My sister and I discovered it a few months back, tucked away down a side street - hidden gem. So glad we did! Was a perfect opporunity to practice using my new camera too :)

I find so much peace and inspiration when enveloped by natural beauty. Over the past week and a half I've gotten much-needed peace and inspiration in many forms...music, art, nature, and most importantly the kindness and love of those close to me.

Sometimes it is good to stop and smell the roses. And one should always take a moment, every day, to give thanks for what you have.

Enjoy some more pics here!

Tuesday
Apr282009

A rose for today

Drew this Sunday night while watching a Foo Fighters concert on TV. I find it hard to keep my hands still, and if I'm watching a show or a movie on my own, I invariably start doodling. Still deciding on what to do with the background, might go with a violet or bright blue.

It's a bright and crisp spring day, looking forward to more flowers blooming soon!

Friday
Apr242009

happy friday!


Currently enjoying some roses my boss gave me today at work. What a nice way to end the week! I am hoping I find some time this weekend to draw them, or just to stop and smell them anyway :)

I have a few drawings in the works, all in a flamenco vein. Red and yellow roses remind me of the Spanish flag...seem to be a hint that I should get busy on the sketches!

Hope everyone has a beautiful and restful weekend, I know I am looking forward to mine!