Friday, October 29, 2010

Buddha and Earth

Painting of Lord Buddha, essentially one of most vital world religions today. Buddhism has spread its  influence throughout the world. In this painting I Painted the Buddha both in close range, and appearing from a distance away. I wanted to bring out the color of the light by painting it yellow, while applying darkish colors in the background.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Combining Images

 The Mona Lisa as she is slowly aging  

 Great  Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai, with mountain scenery on the background 
A painting of the Buddha with his disciples, with me sitting in a meditative posture

Lily Pond by Claude Monet, inputting a Japanese tea house, a Japanese women, and a cherry blossom tree

This was one of the first projects I did in my digital media class. "Combined images" it is by taking an already exiting art work, and add something else to the piece. I chose the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, The Greate wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai, Lily pond by Claude Monet, and a painting of the Buddha.

What is Art?

According to, art is defined as "the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance." But art is viewed differently from another person's perspective. Art could be expressed by emotion, by the beauty, and by the unity within its own universal nature. As the artist James Whistler states, "All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness." Whether or not we all see art the same way, or view it as another, art is evidently present. Art exists since ancient times from the prehistoric era to the modern age. It is everywhere because it is in our nature to create art, and it is there because it is important for all of us.

I would like to create this blog in order to share some of my artwork. Like many talented artist, I am particularly fond of art. I was only four years old when I started drawing, at that age, I absolutely favored drawing "mechanical dinosaurs." But I guess at that age, everyone has their own curiosity. Trying to explore the unknown allows not just myself, but others to develop their own imaginative skills. As I matured, so to was my art, I learned to draw better by exploring the possibilities and improving my work. As I glanced back at my old drawings, I saw immediately that there was a big change. I learned from my teacher that you never stop drawing, that you should draw for your entire life; furthermore, exploring the mystery of art. As of now, I am currently attending college, and like many people, I set aside a goal. I have always believed in imagination, and would like to have the opportunity to become an aspiring "concept artist". Of all the art careers out there, I find "concept art" as one particular field that satisfies imagination. Ten years from today, I would like to look back at my old drawings, and be able to see a dramatic change. Thus, I would like to see how much progress I have undergone from childhood to adulthood.