“Untitled No. 1,” found images and mixed media on paper, 2015.
Found images and mixed media exercise from the experimental drawing workshop at the Exeter Community Centre. I wasn’t very happy with the composition during the process, but I kept going on until it was finished. Only later, when I accidentally placed the drawing upside down against the wall, I’ve realized that it works much better rotated this way. The creative process keeps surprising me! 🙂
The experimental drawing workshop was a part of Exe-Arts, a community arts initiative offering workshops open to the public, encouraging people to try out different art forms.
“Crucifixion III,” ink on paper, 2015.
My strong interest in the origins of Buddhism and Christianity continues with a very personal interpretation of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Check out the motive of the eye in the center of the spider’s web in my short comic book story “Voyeur.”
“Study for Enlightenment VI,” coloring pencils on paper, sketchbook, 2015.
My first drawing with the coloring pencils. Study for a new version of “Enlightenment III,” my acrylics painting from 2006.
Life drawings, chalk on paper, 60cm x 84cm, 2015.
Life drawing from Half Day Life Drawing Workshop at Exeter Phoenix. This was the first time since 2002 that I had an opportunity to work with a live model in an art class. And it was a delight! 😀
“Enlightenment V,” ink on paper, 33cm x 22cm, 2015.
Here I go, drawing with ink again, my old favorite media. “Enlightenment V” is finally bringing Buddha and Jesus together, after I’ve represented them in a separate drawing and painting. I’ve had this idea before my well informed artistic child enlightened me about “Saint Oniisan” or “Saints Young Men” manga and anime. Now I’m a big fan of “Saint Oniisan.”