Monday, August 18, 2014

Watercolor painting of Black-capped Lory

I am drawing and painting a bird this week. Its name is Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) with the background of tropical rainforest in Arfak mountains near Warmarway village.
As a matter of fact, this painting is not finished. But I haven't updated my blog for more than a week. So, I decide to upload this painting and write some description.
Yunus Sayori, a local villager from this village always guide me when I go trekking with some tourists. We usually spend one or two nights in the jungle to see paradise birds, cuscus (a nocturnal animal) and tropical plants of the mountains.

Title: Black-capped Lory
Media: watercolor on paper
Size: A4
Painter: Charles Roring
Date: 17 August 2014

The tropical rainforest of Arfak mountains near Manokwari city has often been my art inspiration. When I guided tourists on various trekking trips, I saw beautiful birds such as lory, sulphur crested cockatoo, lesser birds of paradise, Papuan frogmouth, blyth's hornbill and many other birds. I also saw glowing mushrooms, wild flowers, bamboo trees on the slopes of these mountains.
If you are interested in trekking in the jungle of Arfak mountains, please contact me by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com. I can arrange a trekking trip for you where you will be guided by Yunus Sayori and other villagers from Warmarway.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sketch of a Padlock

There are two padlocks in the shop that I run. Both of them look the same. I use them for locking the doors of my shop at the end of the day when I finish work. Today I decided to sketch one of them.

I put the padlock on my working desk and decided to sketch it using a 2B Graphite pencil. I also used charcoal pencil and black ink gel pen to darken and sharpen my drawing.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Figure drawing of a sleeping lady

Human figure is one of the most difficult subjects to draw or paint. When we draw a tree, we do not worry about making mistakes. We can add branches or leaves as many as we like.

When I began sketching this lady in reclining position, I had to make sure that the length of the feet and thighs are in balanced proportions to her body, arms and heads.
Marie's soft charcoal pencil was my tool for sketching this female figure. It could produce black lines that build a complete  form of this nude lady. The charcoal pencil is getting shorter and I have to buy another one. Unfortunately, there is no art supply shop in this town.

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