Images of my works exhibited at my graduation art show (took me long enough to upload these). The borders you see on some of the pictures are silk borders. They were mounted using the traditional Chinese technique of mounting and framing Gongbi and landscape paintings. It is such a painstaking process where if one thing goes wrong, then everything goes wrong, and you risk ruining the whole painting. So thank you so much, mom, for doing this for me only 4 weeks before grad show. You’re the best!

*Please mouse over images for titles of the artworks.

Grad Show at ANU SOA, 2013. The photos in the middle are of my final exam, though. I’m glad it’s all done! All in all, it went well, and I managed to sell some paintings. <:

papercrow said: hey! thank you (: i just didn't feel comfortable sitting out this program so i'd rather look into illustration or something like that. the school is one of the best in the netherlands though, so i'll probably sign up for this school again next year. HKU stands for 'hogeschool voor de kunsten, utrecht' which rougly translates 'school of arts, utrecht (a place in the netherlands)'. and bagels are deliciousss <: how are you doing btw?

Oh, so you couldn’t just change to a different program instead of having to drop out altogether? At my art school we’re pretty flexible so everyone just keeps on changing majors even until the last year of their degree :d HKU also stands for Hong Kong University so I got confused, haha! Man, I could use a bagel. I had the best bagel ever in the xmas holidays, it had some kind of chewy preserved flower petals in it that made it all fragrant, and almond slivers too, ugghhhh *drool* I’m on holidays atm! Well, I have lots of work to do but I’m being lazy, still, I’m trying to write an essay thing at the moment and I’m 1/3 way through :d

aibi-chan said: Guess who! ;)

Oh I dunno, like, Ivy? :-D

katzcats said: HELLOOO my old friend! re: your facebook status about having friends on tumblr and not knowing who they were - this is Karina. Your artwork is amazing. I hope Canberra has been treating you nicely! ^_^

Yes! I actually knew it was you from that lovely photo you put up of yourself in that amazing dress when you were a kid, and I thought, hmmm she looks awfully familiar :-D Yeah Canberra’s awesome~ I like me peace and quiet and smallness. And how’s you? You’ve entered the work force by now?

2013, Father, pencil on paper

2013, Mel, pencil on paper

Gongbi style life model sketch.

Bottom is WIP, will transfer to Chinese paper then + ink and colour, and perhaps overlay other stuff.

2013, study of 何家英’s ‘Korean exchange student’, ink and colour on Chinese paper

Look at ‘im, he looks like a pop star! This was so fun to do. 何家英 is an amazing Gongbi artist. Should check out his stuff.

2013, Girl with book, ink and colour on Chinese paper

2013, Girl sitting, ink and colour on Chinese paper

More Gongbi. These were done from live models. First was a sketch, then tracing paper to refine the lines, then transferring the lines onto Chinese paper, then using ink to draw the lines, then the colours. Took a while, simply put.

2013, Self portrait in Indian miniature style, goache on varsi paper, portrait app. 6x7cm
Pakistan based artist Nida Bangash came to our ANU SOA as a visiting artist (actually she&#8217;s here again cos we all love her so much &lt;:) and she taught us how to sharpen pencils into weapons of mass destruction and all sorts of awesome things.

2013, Self portrait in Indian miniature style, goache on varsi paper, portrait app. 6x7cm

Pakistan based artist Nida Bangash came to our ANU SOA as a visiting artist (actually she’s here again cos we all love her so much <:) and she taught us how to sharpen pencils into weapons of mass destruction and all sorts of awesome things.

2013, study of 戏嬰图, ink and colour on Chinese paper

Gongbi study again. I made so many mistakes, not funny.