Cactus and Other Plant Collages!

Art & Photography

I love collages. I love plants.

So here are a few of my collages of plants.

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Susie.

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Top Stuff: June

Art & Photography, Fashion, Loves

From an awesome primer to an awesome sci-fi-fantasy RPG YouTube series, June brought some great things into my life

and here are ten of them.

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A good oversized tee is there for you when you want comfort, style, and comfort.
So much comfort.
Versatile and available at a very good price, this $15 men’s tee has become a beloved closet staple.
To see this shirt in action, make sure you stay tuned over on trf, where some exciting videos styling this shirt are coming your way!

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The relaxed fit and light fabric makes these pants appropriate for summer, while the smart colours and striped detail make these pants kick ass in the summer. A perfect crossover of formal and casual, I have gotten so much use out of this pair of wrinkly pants that I almost walked past in store.
It’s grabbing and trying items that you wouldn’t normally pick up that makes shopping far more fun and worthwhile. Occasionally you’ll come across something that you really like, and the fact that it’s different from your existing wardrobe is how your style evolves and becomes more unique.

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Three Amazing Documentary Photographs

Art & Photography

Documentary photography is probably my favourite type of photography because it tells a story of a world that is not your own in just one photograph. It’s intimate, beautiful, and powerful. Composition, lighting, context, and perspective is taken into consideration to capture an image to evoke emotion. It’s beautiful *flicks a single teardrop from eyes*

Here are three of my favourite documentary photographs:

Alpine Season

Art & Photography

Back in 2013, HonestlyWTF introduced me to the concept of double exposure photography, via the incredible works of Oriol Angrill Jordà. In Jordà’s series blendscapes, he combines watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil and graphite to create mesmerizing portraits that perfectly mimic the style photography. Recently, I revisited Jordà’s work to use as inspiration for my visual arts class at school, inspiring this piece along the way:

 

  Although the final piece simply does not compare to Jordà’s masterful combination of hyper realistic sketches and perfectly placed paint (goals, amirite), experimenting with different media offers a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with a medium, experiment with techniques, and figure out what you can do to tie different components together into one visually appealing image.

Adventure is out there

Art & Photography, Life

You don’t need camel coloured boots nor a flannel shirt to have an adventure that feels like it’s straight out of a Pinterest board: you just need to go! (Although if you’re going below 15°C I recommend at least a light cardigan…)

Living in the small concrete filled island of Singapore as a high school student, I understand the feeling of “BUT ITS ALL SO FAR AWAY AND EXPENSIVE“. However, you’d be surprised what’s out there, in your local area and beyond. A good adventure might not be as far as you first thought!

So, here are some images to inspire you to start looking! (Or, if anything, to try treat this beautiful planet we call home a little bit better 😊)

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Classroom Doodles

Art & Photography

I’m all for paying attention in class, but if my in-class interest is ever beginning to waver, you better hope there isn’t a pen in my hand or else someone’s ’bout to break out the doodles up in this bitch.
Here are a few of my best moments in spontaneous art (and poorest moments classroom performance) from the past year!

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Basics of a Realistic Eye

Art & Photography

Ten minutes worth of basic realistic-eye-sketching in three minutes with ten tips to help your own realistic-eye-sketching. [+ woo two videos in a row!]

This quick sketch was done with a cheap and simple black ball-point pen (Stabilo bille 508N) and paper. This isn’t the most complex, accurate or realistic eye, but I wanted to share how fast and simple creating a realistic eye can be if you include the right components, shapes, proportions and shadings.