Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

IF - POEM

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley - but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass -
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.

If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail -
Be the best of whatever you are.


(Be the Best of Whatever You Are, Douglas Malloch)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

thinking of them


I’m very flattered to accept the Thinking Blogger award from the talented RandomYork, because he’s one of my favourite illustrators in IF...! i love his beautiful and charming fairy watercolor works . As hard as this tag is, since there’s too many great artists whose blogs makes me think, i have to narrow it into 5. Here they are:

Alina Chau. Well, who doesn’t know her? She’s probably been tagged too by many others, but i have to put her here, because it’s exactly one year ago that i have the courage to start coloring my works, after i saw her wonderful blog which filled with amazing ink-and-watercolor sketches.

Issi. Her chicken drawings are always pleasing to see: clever, funny, blended with lovely watercolors. What else could be better than that?

Lu***. Her watercolor works are beautiful, funny and original. Sometimes they’re realistic, sometimes funny, but they're all great.

Gina. Her realistic watercolor works are amaazingly beautiful. She’s one of many artists that makes me think, ‘why can’t i paint like her?’ she’s very humble too, i get to learn a few tricks in watercolor from her!

Agnes. I found her blog just recently but immediately fell in love with her works. They’re very original, whimsical, creative and beautiful.


If you get tagged, and you want to pass it on, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think and display the award on your blog.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

IF - discovery

to discover a light in the darkness in the middle of nowhere is such a great blessing.

Monday, July 09, 2007

the witch house

this was inspired by a 'witch house' picture in a magazine i saw a few years back. i made the sketch like a month ago, when i made my 'paradise' post, and didn't get to color it until yesterday.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

IF - geek

being a geek doesn't mean you always have to wear glasses and looks ugly, does it? some geeks are cute too..! :) anyway, i choose to portray geeks in their hottest moment: when they're drawn in their own passion, eyes wide open, and nothing in the world mattered except for their most favorite subjects.