Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hello Friends...

Thank you for remembering me every now and then and sorry for disappearing for so long. You wouldn't belief the amount of change I have been through lately, which explains my absense a little bit. I have separated, spent weeks to find a flat in London suitable for a single person's budget, and finally moved. I am now living in a lovely new place in East London, not fully settled yet but that has to wait since I am off to Scotland for a hiking holiday tomorrow. Just packed my sketching stuff so maybe there will be a Scotland post. But I am not promising anything.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sofa (IF: Home)

This is where I have spent quite a lot of time during last couple of days...

Finally got myself to draw 'the new sofa', quite different from the sofa in the previous apartment. The latter was definitely more comfortable but we gave it away because it didn't fit in the new flat (both style and size wise). This is a hard futon sofa bed thing but I like the streamlined look.

Happy new year to all you wonderful people who visit my blog. I am off to Tenerife tomorrow and hope to return with bunch of sunny sketches to share.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Natural History Museum

I was drawing in Natural History Museum today. It was full of inspiring things to draw: corals and shells, fossils, skeletons,... 

This time I stayed in the main lobby drawing the dinosaurus and the giant moa there (I had never heard of moas before, looks like a huge emu or ostrich). The lobby has a wonderful golden yellow light but unfortunately the yellow of my drawings doesn't look that good in the scanned versions. I tried to adjust the color in Photoshop but didn't manage to make these look like the originals. Anyway, I found drawing 'bones' very satisfying for some reason.

Giant Moa

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Another painting from the same kiss series, a bit more passionate maybe? 

These are drafts for a set of larger paintings. It is useful to make these small (A4) ones but I find that the bigger paintings end up looking completely different. Paper size makes a huge difference.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


I came back from a trip to sensual Barcelona last week. The city inspired me to start a series of paintings on the theme kiss. This is one of them. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Conference Poster

My painting ended up in the poster for a conference (Exploring the Potential of Restorative Justice for Sexual Violence) arranged by University of Leuven in Belgium and European Forum for Restorative Justice. More information can be found from here.

(The painting is called Together / 同根生, 2011)

Saturday, 4 October 2014


I started doodling today around this week's Illustration Friday topic Silence. I had no plan in mind, just drew whatever came to my mind: the lady who told me to be quiet at work this week when I talked to my colleague in our open office, sunset by lake, underwater scene, night sky, the Chinese word 安静... Very pleasant and stress free approach to the theme, may try it again :-)

(I have been *silent* for a long time.  My excuses: hunting for a flat, moving, going for a holiday, decorating the new place.... But now I am happily settled and have a beautiful workspace so no more excuses. It is a promise.)