Monday, 4 June 2012

Eat My Pixie Dust!

Monday, 4th June 2012; 15:47
Location: Jalan Jalan 2 Guesthouse, Melaka Malaysia
Why: Pixies Inspired by Josie R-M's haircut.

It's been a while since I've posted any of my draw-rings. When my friend Josie R-M recently got the cutest pixie haircut that side of Vancouver, I was inspired. Thank you Josie for posting your beautiful face on FB!

So I've been spending the past little while hiding in cafes hatching out these little creatures. Also, I've been hiding from the fogging going on in Chinatown. It's high season for dengue and the mozzies must be destroyed!

Temple Street getting fogged for dengue mosquitoes:

Remember when I geeked out to the pens between preparing lesson plans in Chiang Mai? Well, suffice to say, I totally geeked out to them this time around.

The first of the series. Testing out how the green and purple inks work together and getting used to the body proportion of a pixie:

Then, I sketched out a background et voila!

Based on the first attempt, I penciled the skeleton for the second pixie:

 Adding background and the outline:

Pixie Number Two in living colour and preferring the shape of her wings from the first attempt:

In between erasing pencil lines and fussing over what coloured pen to use, I indulged in things of this nature. Pfft, it's not like I enjoyed it or anything....

Sugar giddy on one of these concoctions, I would get back to the sketchpad and continue on. Ohhh, the cute German I met two days ago just walked by. With no shirt on. Excuse me while I go make some small talk with him.

Okay, let's focus here......

This pixie gets a different collar and tulip-ish kind of flowers:

I hadn't use my orange pen much so with the third pixie, I decided to test it out. I gave her red hair but was not so happy with the shape of her face or her facial expression. Oh well, this is all practice shtuff anyway.

I took a short break from this series when Cecilia conveniently showed up at Jalan Jalan GH one Friday evening. And then I met that young Swedish guy who had just spent 5 months in India, 2 months in China and had the sexiest tattoos on his arms. Let's just say.... we had a great time together. Oh my.

Right, so Cecilia and I heard through the grapevine there was a celebration at the local Sikh temple commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of a prominent guru. Free vegetarian food was available for the whole weekend so of course, we had to check it out. In the temple, we had to cover our heads to show respect. The food was quite good.

Feeling and looking very ethnic:

Okay, let's finish off this Pixies series shall we. For my last pixie (for now) I decided she would be swooping down in to the grass. Just because.

Falling or flying down? Not sure yet:

Some nice, green grass for Pixie Number Four to land on:

I'm pixied out for now. Time to move on to another obsession. Preferably not boys....hmmm who am I kidding! Anyway, I've been feeling guilty that I haven't opened my watercolour set that I purchased in Chiang Mai....but....I think I need to find out how old that German is...

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