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Posts by Daphne

I’ve never been one for words. There’s too much to express that it’ll take a very long time to say all that I am thinking and feeling. I am really bad at this.  Even typing this short introductory paragraph took up time and frustrated me. 
I really admire Lang Leav. Being able to put so much thoughts and feelings into just a few beautiful lines is really useful.  
Anyway,  in attempts to describe this picture, I shall try my best:
We’ve all been here. Re-painting our damaged hearts, trying to keep it red with hope.  Pushing day by day,  carrying on, growing stronger,  becoming numb… Whether you’re sick of waking up to your torturing 9-5 job,  or dealing with your 13th breakup, just know that you’re not alone. And that there really is no point in taking things too seriously, because no one will ever understand the complexity of another’s emotions. So, keep calm and carry on. 
(Yes,  easy to say,  hard to do,  hence the painting, but really,  it’s not that bad) 
After: Layered and painted with Photoshop
Before: Taken with a mobile phone and sent over whatsapp

An old schoolmate of mine wanted to print out his wedding portrait for his wedding reception. However, the picture the couple wanted printed was taken with a mobile phone and was way too tiny to print on such a large canvas. The colors and shadows were completely off too. Hence, he asked if I could paint it out. 

I managed to use a few of their professionally taken pictures, and tons of painting and adjusting to put the portrait together.

And they got it printed in time for their wedding 😀 Managed to get a pic with it too while it was still wrapped in plastic hehe.

“Nothing to fear because Optimus has got my back!”
Mural of comic book style Optimus Prime and Megatron

Bored Hulk

“I knew you were different.”
Spiderman’s room
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 Iron man and… himself in grey?
Batman’s Room
Was honored that this young entrepreneur, Lionel, contacted me to get me to paint in his new hostel called HERO in Kuching. It’s a budget hostel with a great location, and a really nice, friendly owner! Here’s the hostel’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/herohostel 
It was a very fun project that took me about 2-3 weekends to complete (Transformers and Ironman room took a weekend each). A lot of work done to the place was with his own bare hands too. The place is now operating and getting pretty good reviews.. Check this really value for money stay if you ever visit Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo! 
Eve
Acrylics on 50″ X 60″ Canvas
It took me a month to finally lay paint down on this canvas. I was inspired and had a rough idea of what I wanted to paint. When I looked at the large canvas, I felt a strong feeling that I needed to express. I never understood abstract art until I started splashing paint around. I felt like I had to do it this way. I wanted to feel and to understand.

It took a lot of patience for the first layer of paint to dry. The next day, I peeled out the face that it was supposed to be. After layers and layers of experimentation, I was finally satisfied with the shape and textures I gave it. Acrylics is really a fun medium to play with.

Being an “almost-perfectionist” inside, I needed the subject to be neat and clean, hence, the adding of the black outlines.

And Eve was born, of primary colors, the first adventure, and the beginning of many more. 😀 

The only way to know, is to try;
The only way to understand, is to analyze;
The only way to prove, is to show.
Now I can say I tried, I’m starting to understand, and here it is!

The beautiful Daenerys Targaryen from the Game of Thrones. Amazing clear blue eyes and silver hair. Love her spirit. Been watching the show while doing artwork, and this was drawn with watercolor and 0.05 pen while waiting for a canvas painting to dry.