Second Painting – Portrait of Hanna

October 10, 2009 § 1 Comment

Portrait of Hanna - SketchPortrait of Hanna – Sketch

I met Hanna during my travels though China. Lost in Chong Qing and having the worst day trying to find our hostel. After much pain and effort we finally reached our destination, some cheap backpackers place miles away from where we had initially though it was. While checking in to the room I notice a beautiful girl dressed in white linen clothes, she had big eyes and very pretty face. At that moment I really wanted to take her photo and paint her but was very hesitant because she was that pretty. However she came up to us and started to speak in a British accent. She was a very interesting person, she ended up taking us around Chong Qing for the next week which was really fun. I mange to get the courage to take photos only on the very last day.

This portrait is dedicated to Hanna.

Portrait of HannaPortrait of Hanna

I tried to be a bit more ambitious with my second painting, playing with lighting adding a richer color pallet as well as figuring out the formation of fabric, creases and folds.

China 09

October 7, 2009 § Leave a comment

Traveling through China 23rd August to 5th October 2009. First stop Malaysia, then Tianjin, Beijing, PingYao, Xian, ChengDu, ChongQing, Guilin, Shenzhen, ShunDe, HongKong. There is still a lot more to explore, would like to go back and try the east coast heading through Shanghai to Taiwan and maybe boat to Okinawa.

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