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

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Just finished transferring this image onto the Arches pad so I can start painting it tomorrow!🎨 Just for fun: Watercolour vs. Gouache! - Which medium would YOU like to see me use for this painting ??? πŸ˜ƒ (I already know what I'm going to use but I'm curious to know what you guys think, don't worry I will not take offence if you pick the other one 😁😘)
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So I don't like this painting enough to finish it... but I have to say I keep being pleasantly surprised by this Canson XL mix media sketchbook!πŸ˜„First time using gouache on it, and it took gouache even better than it did watercolour, so I'm really looking forward to doing more! Also fun and random fact.. I noticed I've been consistently applying the "Clarendon" filter on my work lately, to help boost up some of the contrast and get rid of the dull/greyness. There's also a subtle cyan/greenish cast that I like. What are some of your most used filters? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Curious to know, especially ones used on artwork! πŸ€”πŸŽ¨
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Photo study in watercolour 🎨🌱 I'm really happy with how this one came out!☺️ I wanted to maintain the looseness of the brush strokes as much as possible here as I tend to over-render with watercolour especially and end up losing what makes watercolour appealing. I also like how the bits of purple really complement the green. You can check my story for a few process clips!πŸ˜€β¬†οΈ Hope you guys like it! I really appreciate all the support lately. ❀️
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More sketchy watercolour painting in the Canson XL mix media sketchbook ✏️🎨 This paper is still holding up pretty well! Though I think it might be too buckle-y for some, it doesn't bother me for doodles/rough work. I've been wanting to do some romantic, "under the foliage" type of paintings so here's me trying to explore that idea. πŸŒ³πŸƒ
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Photo study in gouache on Strathmore's 500 series mixed media paper πŸŽ¨πŸ’The model in the photo ref has eyes that melt my heart 😻but I couldn't quite get the likeness 100%... I'm happy with how the hair came out though, simple and not overly stated.
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I'm drawing/painting again and feeling super rusty!πŸ™€So I picked up this Canson XL mixed media sketchbook the other day, which is raved about by many water media artists and has also been recommended to me by a few people. First impressions: not bad!πŸ˜€ Surprisingly takes on a lot of layers and does not buckle as much as I thought it would, and didn't even pile. I think it'd be great for quick little watercolour explorations which is the reason why I got it, to help me loosen up a bit. Also on a side note, I'm in Victoria BC for the time being and it's really hard to find the desire to hole myself up in a dark room and work on art in such a beautiful place... XD β˜€οΈβ›±
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I rarely post something that isn't my own work here, but I'm really excited to share this amazing art book by @cosmicspectrum, who is a phenomenal artist and one of my oldest and dearest friends!πŸ˜ŽπŸ’• It's chock full of delicate little ink and pencil sketches which I love so much, and the written portions in the book give so much insight and new perspective on her work (which I thought I was very familiar with already) that it was really a joy to read through as well. I'm very proud of my friend for finally putting this out into the world. I highly recommend you to go check out Yana's work and this book while you still can!πŸ˜πŸ’• .
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Portrait study in pencil 🌷✏️
Sorry for the lack of activity guys!😱 I haven't been able to draw much as of late, as soon as I got home from visiting family I was on the road again for a wedding, and now I'm busy packing up our place to move (temporarily) to Victoria next week!🌎 So it might be a liiiittle while longer till I'm regularly art-ing again. My life this month feels like it's in limbo 😧 I can't wait to get back into the groove of things...!πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŽ¨
Model: Marina Nery🌸
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For those that were squinting to see the details in the latest painting, here are some close-ups!πŸ”πŸ‘€πŸ„ SWIPE ➑️Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments and thoughtful title suggestions on my last post πŸ’•really appreciate all your input and I'll def take them into consideration when deciding on one finally! πŸ€— .
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Finished painting! ☺️Juggling all the different elements and their respective values/colours was a challenge! I used to really shy away from drawing any sort of detail or props or even a background but I think I'm getting less timid with it as I've been pushing myself to make complete illustrations. I don't have a title in mind for this one, any suggestions?πŸ€— I hope you guys like how it turned out! πŸ’• Close-ups coming soon! πŸ” .
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Sneak peek at my new painting! This is the same little girl from my "All Tucked In" painting, and for some reason I wanted to model her after me LOL (her head shape is inspired by my own 😝 and I had a shirt like that growing up!) I guess I just really want to be live in a mushroom house with a little kitty πŸ˜½πŸ„
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(Hm think I went a little too hard too fast with the red, might have to tone that down a bit πŸ€”)
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