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2012 —13

The National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia—where I began looking at objects with a deeper perspective. I allowed myself to freely explore the drawing medium throughout the academics. I took along alot with me ever since that I have yet to uncover in depth, which I shall continue to branch out and explore.

A coloured drawing of ceramic and sculptural objects using conte and charcoal pencils.

A view of the art school during an outdoor drawing class.

Quick two minute sketches were usually intimidating, challenging and fun.

I put together a few watercolour drawings created using plant seeds and other dried organic materials as found around my beautiful campus. 

Tree Project was a project that I explored drawing various trees with. This made me look at the diversity of trees around my locality. I sketched various trees throughout this 124 paged, cartridge A4 sketchbook here. To me each drawing is a memorable reminder of the nature rich and biodiverse that surrounded me at the time.

Tree Things To Remember was part 2 to the project exploring the drawing of trees. I placed an emphasis on the relationship of organisms mimicking the visual formation of trees.

On Time was a project based on the notion of time. This A5 sized spiralbound sketchbook with a canvas wrapped cover inspired me to do an illustration on it using oils. I playfully expressed a concept of movement and age. 

On Time 2: Recorder was part 2 to my project on the notion of time. This A4 sized, 124 paged, cartridge hardbound sketchbook was fun to fill up. I enjoyed the process and observed a steady improvement in the quality of my lines as I progressed.

As also mentioned by me in the book itself, I record time encapsulating the stages of life and was inspired by contour drawing. I fixated on feelings from the subconscious for direction—my meditative art practice for line drawing. The journey recorded moods of hard times and death.

Two quick outdoor and indoor paintings done in oils here.

Some quick acrylic workings on cardboard paper, easier to work with compared to the oils.

A face, pen drawing.

A tree nut and a local pine cone study, watercolour.

A quick self portrait, 2013.

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