Welcome to my Art and Lifestyle Blog. Follow my adventures as a Bohemian artist.

Pumpkin drawing for Halloween

Pumpkin drawing

Happy Sunday my friends.
Halloween is just around the corner and I’m starting to get into theme.
Today’s drawing is of a pumpkin in pastels on paper.
How do you celebrate Halloween?

Watch my YouTube video from the link below.

Water lily pastel art

Water lily pastel art

Water lily in dry pastels on paper. I’ve abandoned oil pastels. I prefer dry pastels. This is a quick sketch because I realised I have not been drawing much.

Chrysanthemum flower in oil pastels

Chrysanthemum flower in oil pastels

Chrysanthemum flower in oil pastels on paper. In chinese culture the chrysanthemum flower is a symbol of longevity and is the flower of the 9th lunar month. During Chong yang Festival which falls on the 9th day of the ninth lunar month, chrysanthemum wine is drunk in celebration of long life.
Photo reference Wikipedia.
OK this is the absolute final one in this medium. I’ve given it a few attempts and I really can’t get my head around it.

Torch ginger flower

Torch ginger flower

It was a slow start today but I eventually attempted another oil pastel botanical drawing. Looks more of a blob than anything. Argggh. Exhale and let it go.
Torch ginger flower in oil pastels on paper.

Hibiscus botanical drawing in pastels

Hibiscus botanical drawing

Today I experimented with some oil pastels. The unfortunate thing was that the red pastel which was the main colour was dried out but I mixed it with some dry pastels. I managed to solve the missing red colour issue by combining the dry and oil pastels.
Hibiscus botanical drawing in dry and oil pastels on paper.
Have a creative weekend ๐ŸŒบโค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

Watch my video on my YouTube channel.

Oriental pied hornbill

Oriental pied hornbill

I was going to draw and then I got distract by some gardening that lasted all afternoon, and then I went for a long walk and tired myself out. Luckily I remembered I had this drawing of an oriental pied hornbill in oil pastels on paper that I did last year after my cousin sent me a photo of a pair of them visiting their balcony in Singapore.

Stretlitzia reginae aka bird of paradise

Stretlitzia reginae aka bird of paradise

Study of Stretlitzia reginae aka bird of paradise in pastels on paper.ย  Reference image by Francis Bauer from my key gardens botanical book.
I’ve been so busy painting a mural that it’s so relaxing going back to pastels ๐Ÿงก

Pls follow my YouTube channel. Thank you ๐Ÿ’•

The Asian Honey Bee

The Asian Honey bee

The Asian honey bee in pastels and colour pencils on paper.
The bee came to my balcony but I wasn’t fast enough to take a photo of it. I had toย  Google it to see what it was and this drawing is referenced from Wikipedia.
I’ve been really enjoying using the time in lockdown to experiment drawing with different materials.
I might try something new again next week. Stay tuned.

I would really appreciate it if you could follow my YouTube channel for my art videos. Thank you. ๐Ÿ’•

Arum cyrenaicum lily

Arum cyrenaicum

I love botanical drawings and my book from Kew gardens keeps on giving!! This drawing is referenced from Pandora Sellar’s study of Arum cyrenaicum. They are commonly known as lilies.

Watch my YouTube channel in the link below

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: