chrishongart chrishongart

309 posts   60894 followers   176 followings

Chris Hong  At the moment working hard toward creating art I'd be proud to hang on my wall! πŸ–Ό

https://facebook.com/chrishongart

Throwing it back to this painting - "Pinkies Up!" - that I did back in April! πŸŒ²πŸ„ Actually this is a print of that painting, and I have to say I especially love how this one turned out πŸ˜‰ I think matting is my new favourite thing now *_* PRO-TIP!: Go to your nearest Micheal's with one of their 40%~55% off coupons in hand and you can find a lovely frame like this, ready to hang, for under $40 πŸ˜€ easy way to instantly elevate a print!😎✨
.
.
.
#everyonealreadyprobablyknewthat #newtome #framedprint #onlinestorecomingsoon #printsforsale #gicleeprint #michaels #littleredridinghood #childrensbooks #kidlitart #kidsroomdecor #fairytale #storybook #bigbadwolf #artforyourwalls #childrensroom #giftsforall #watercolor #traditionalart #illustration #whimsicalart #chrishongart

#todaysmood (jk)πŸ˜†. Wanted to push some features from what I usually tend to draw... and looking at it now I think it's most definitely inspired by @rainofdoom 's girls!😜He has such a kooky and unique style, go check it out! With my own art I find myself wanting to straddle the line between "cute" and "creepy", I don't know why πŸ€” though most ppl prob don't see my work as "creepy" lol but I also like to think it's not conventionally "cute".... /rant
.
.
.
#thinkingoutloud #jumbledthoughts #artistthoughts #sketch #sketchbook #sketchoftheday #pencilsketch #mechanicalpencil #portraitdrawing #pencildrawing #drawingfaces #creepycute #creepygirls #bigears #makearteveryday #drawingoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

Just wanted to say a very quick thank you to you guys for 60k followers!😭 I'm SO grateful for your support and for giving me such helpful feedback when I ask for them and for being so encouraging at times when I'm being a bit negative, it means a lot to me! I want to improve and grow as an artist and I feel like I still have a lot I want to show you, so thanks for sticking around on this journey of mineβ€οΈπŸ™
.
.
.
#thankyou #cry #60k #chrishongart #watercolor #doodle #sketchbook #sketchoftheday

Here's "Lost in Reverie" ✨🌲. I think this is -for better or for worse- my most fully "rendered" gouache painting yet; there was a point where I was kicking myself for having gone too far, but I somehow managed to build on top of it to a place where I'm in love with it again, and I feel like I reached a new level of "finish" in my work. Anyway I'd love to ramble on about my thought process throughout this piece more for those interested, through a detailed FB post in the near future :) I really hope you guys like this one! Thanks so much for all your support through it βœŒοΈπŸ’•
.
.
.
#artrambles #artistthoughts #finishedpainting #gouache #gouachepainting #winsorandnewton #davincigouache #arches #traditionalart #traditionalartist #lunamoths #illustration #painting #daydreaming #reverie #whimsicalart #storybook #fairytale #kidlitart #childrensbookillustration #popsurrealism #makearteveryday #paintingoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

I think she's finally ready...😻 I hope you guys enjoy this nice and slow detail shot as much as I do!πŸ˜‹(Wish I could fit the whole painting in though!) Will post photos soon ✌️✨
.
.
.
#artporn #detailshot #arttherapy #finishedpainting #gouache #gouachepainting #winsorandnewton #davincigouache #arches #traditionalart #traditionalartist #lunamoths #illustration #painting #daydreaming #reverie #whimsicalart #storybook #fairytale #kidlitart #childrensbookillustration #popsurrealism #makearteveryday #paintingoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

Literally spent this entire week editing scans, printing, and colour matching 😹When I made the decision to open up a store many months ago I debated very hard between going with a third-party option like Redbubble and Society6 and making my own prints. I knew making high quality prints that I'd be happy with would be a challenge but I didn't know it would shave 2 years off my life πŸ˜‚ (not to be dramatic AF haha but srsly) Many, MANY failed/test prints later these ones so far are looking amazing and I'm really thrilled with them! I can't wait to put them out there into the worldβ˜ΊοΈπŸ„ More photos to come so please stay-tuned!
.
.
.
#itshappening #settingupshop #comingsoon #sneakpeek #makingprints #artistbehindthescenes #artforsale #printsforsale #fineartprints #gicleeprint #artcollectors #handmadeisbetter #hahnemuhle #photorag #illustration #watercolor #watercolour #gouache #storybook #kidlitart #childrensbookart #mushroomhouse #whimsicalart #artoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

Almost there with this one...πŸ¦‹πŸŒ±

Photo study in gouache 🎨🌾 model: @daria_milky based on photo by @vinograddik 🌻😊
.
Spent the last few days trying to figure out the shipping aspect for my online shop (not fun!) 😩As some of you guys may know I'm based in Canada and Canada Post charges an arm and a leg to ship even domestic. Sooo I'm in the process of trying to figure out a way I can ship via USPS 😲 seems like there are some options available, though not w.o some caveats. I can't guarantee anything as Canada Post may be my only option but I'll keep investigating! πŸ’ͺ😀 I feel like it's really one of the last big hurdles left in opening the shop *_*!
.
.
.
#gouache #photostudy #paintingfaces #portraitpainting #davincigouache #cansonxlmixmedia #traditionalart #traditionalartist #redhead #ginger #freckledbeauty #sunlit #canadianartists #canadianproblems #sketchbook #paintingpractice #semirealism #realism #makearteveryday #paintingoftheday #artoftheday #chrishongart

Here's a fair bit of progress on this painting ^^~ πŸ¦‹πŸŽ€ Thanks to everyone who's left me some great feedback on my last post, it's been SO helpful! (Actually writing these down!) I really appreciate it..! πŸ’•πŸ˜­πŸ™ So today I picked up all my shipping supplies from the Uline warehouse and put together a little mock-package for myself - that thing is solid πŸ“¦! lol which is a huge relief! In other words... I will be selling prints of this one once it's finished and my shop is all set up! I cannot wait!πŸ˜‹πŸ’
.
.
#staytuned #onlineshopiscomingsoon #wip #workinprogress #paintinginprogress #makearteveryday #sneakpeek #gouache #gouachepainting #winsorandnewton #davincigouache #watercolor #traditionalart #traditionalartist #archespaper #whimsicalart #magical #fairytale #illustration #childrensbookillustration #popsurrealism #fantasyart #paintingoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

Finally getting around to this painting tonight! πŸ˜ƒ Feeling fairly confident I will not scrap this one lol as I'm liking how it's coming out so far *fingerscrossed* 🀞.
Soooo I'm writing the little "about me" section of my website and I'm having a hard time describing my own work 😡 it feels really cheesy for me to write it lol so I was thinking it would be really helpful (and fun!) if you could tell me the ONE word that pops to mind when you see my work πŸ˜€ maybe it's a word I'm not thinking of and could work better! (Also it would make me feel better knowing that I'm not the only one who thinks that way of my work 🀣)Thanks for your help in advance! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•
.
.
.
#wip #workinprogress #paintinginprogress #sneakpeek #gouache #arches #traditionalart #traditionalartist #watercolor #winsorandnewton #davincigouache #paintingtoday #makearteveryday #illustration #whimsicalart #enchantedforest #paintingoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

Sketch of @jerianie in mechanical pencil πŸ“βœοΈ Her expressive features and gorgeous red hair caught my eye on the explore page πŸ˜‹starting to look to Instagram now for my photo study muses...πŸ‘€πŸ”.
So this weekend I ordered over $500 dollars worth of packaging/shipping materials!πŸ€£πŸ’Έ and spent hours researching for a good camera that can take ART VIDEOS!😲 What did you guys get up to this weekend??^^
.
.
.
#thingsarehappening #slowly #study #fromphoto #pencilsketch #mechanicalpencil #sketchbook #sketchoftheday #drawing #drawingoftheday #portraitdrawing #portraitsketch #bigeyes #drawingexpressions #traditionalart #traditionalartist #pencildrawing #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

"You make me blush"🌸
.
.
Here's a relaxing portrait study in gouache to end what was a bit of a rough week for me. Happy though to say that I've been working on (finally) getting that online store up these past few weeks!!! There are so many logistics I still have to figure out and it's all so daunting and overwhelming and at times I just want to say screw it! lol but bit by bit, things seem to be coming together. I have to let go of the idea of making things perfect and realize that it's my first time at this and I will make mistakes and learn and evolve along the way as I go and gain more experience. 🌱
.
.
.
#thoughts #artistrambles #artwoes #trialsandtribulations #gouache #davincigouache #winsorandnewton #cansonxlmixmedia #paintingfromphoto #friyay #watercolor #traditionalart #traditionalartist #portraitpainting #paintingfaces #paintingpractice #redhead #shorthairgirl #blush #tickledpink #sketchbook #sketchoftheday #paintingoftheday #artistoninstagram #chrishongart

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags