Aside from dancing, there is another form of art that I really love doing. DRAWING.
Or sketching. Painting? Whatever you call it.
I like to draw things. I use pencil, or sometimes ink, sometimes charcoal, crayons, oil pastel, water color, etc. I like to draw portraits, landscape, still-life, manga characters. I simply love to draw! If you would have seen the back pages of my elementary and high school notebooks, you would see a gallery of random sketches.
This here is my latest art work, “Crickets”. It is watercolor on cardboard. And it shows a portrait of me dancing. I copied it from a photo of mine taken during a performance in SM Marikina with my fellow dancers from Excess Baggage. (aww… I missed dancing)
Anyway, I’d just like to share how this thing came to be, from an empty sheet of white cardboard to a framed photo of me.
First, is the “copying” phase. Here, I just tried to re-create the image from the photo to the blank cardboard using a pencil.
And then the rendering of the color begins…
I felt really happy after completing it, so yes, this has to be framed! 🙂
I guess this was my only serious art work that I completed in the past year. Geez, was I that busy? Although, I remember sketching a geisha on a restaurant table (They put a cartolina on the table top and provide you with crayons so you can doodle while dining. Cool, right?!). It was at Toro, that Japanese-Mexican restaurant I talked about before.
Too bad this food hub ceased operating. 😦
And to honor that terrific restaurant, and to end this entry, let me just post this… the now extinct Volcano Roll of Toro. 😦
I really don’t want to part with my drawing “Crickets”, and I am no Van Gogh. But times are hard and I need to fund my graduate studies. So if there’s any interested party out there, I might be willing to sell “Crickets” for Php 10,000.00 (negotiable).