Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paintings Inspired by Studio Ghibli

I have previously mentioned how I adored Studio Ghibli. The way they created the characters, beautiful artworks throughout the whole story and built such an emotional story.

Spirited Away  (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) was the first Studio Ghibli movie I saw. I was in awe. It just felt so magical. The friendship between Chihiro and Haku was really sweet. I don't want to spoil the story if you haven't seen it. Oh, the soundtrack is also beautiful and soothing. Movies like My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo were just so cute and adorable in so many ways.
Grave of The Fireflies, was the only movie that managed to make me cry for the entire day. My eyes got so puffy the next day. The movie took place at the end of WW II in Japan. It was a story about two orphaned children, Seita and his little sister, Setsuko. They lost everything in the war, their extended family didn't want them, and they had to do everything they could to survive. It was such a powerful movie. I got teary thinking of that. I just wanted to hug those kids and gave them food during that movie. I know that doesn't make sense since they're just animated characters, but that's how powerful the movie is.

I posted some low resolution photos using my digital camera before. As I promised, here are the high resolution taken by my sweetie.
I just recently finished the painting of the girl who's holding fire with fireflies background (title: I Can't Survive If You Take My Fire Away). I got a bit held up finishing the painting since every time I painted her, my mind went to Setsuko (the little girl). I got really really sad.

Title: I Can't Survive if You Take My Fire Away
oil on linen. 18"x24". ©2010
Grave of The Fireflies Inspired

Title: Only You Accept Me for Who I Am
oil on linen. 18"x24". ©2010
Spirited Away  (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) Inspired

My cinta has also updated my website. I hope you like it:)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunshine Award

My blogger friend, Jackie, gave me this award. It really put smile on my face. Thank you for being so supportive and I'm glad that you enjoy visiting my humble blog:)
Whenever I get a chance, I like to visit these artists. So the award should go to
Jackie Me, down to a fine art
Sean  Luhring
Ana  Adventure of Anra
Nathan The Artwork of Nathan DeYoung
Dominique Fung
Mari  Sekaiseifuku
Eric Fortune
Kathy Hare
Zoe in Wonderland
Shawn Escott Illustration
Tessar Lo

I can go on and on but the rules only allow me to give it to 12 people:)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Beautiful Weekend and More Progress

It's been bright and sunny here for the past few days. It's beautiful although I still personally like it a bit gloomy.
Sorry for the lack of updating my blog. I've been painting and sometimes when I'm fully occupied, it's hard to do other things. Let's just say I'm not a multitasker.
The process of creating one painting is different from another. There are times where I have to struggle and need to take it slow. Well, I enjoy that struggle and I don't mind to take it slow.

These two paintings are inspired by Studio Ghibli. The always manage to create cute characters who deliver the story. Their gestures, their expressions, the way they move....they're just right.

Anyway, I'll tell you more about the paintings later. I took these two with my digital camera. It was the closest I had around my room. There will be better resolution pictures once they're uploaded on my website.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Farewell Renee

Renee is one of the bloggers  who has been incredibly sweet throughout my art blogging journey. Something that I will never forget. She has been fighting breast cancer for a while and today I just found out that she has moved on:(  May she rest in peace.