Green-minded

Sometimes, when I get so frustrated with drawing people, I go back to my comfort zone.  You can never go wrong with trees or flowers.  They will always look nice no matter how you draw them.  With people, even the most subtle change in stroke or shading can transform the face into a completely different person, and it drives me crazy.

Singapore is full of trees and green open spaces that it’s not hard to get inspired.  There are no dramatic landscapes here, but I find that I have always been drawn to the small things – intertwined tree branches making lovely patterns against the sun, vines creeping out onto the sidewalk,  bright yellow flowers dotting the green bushes, rows and rows of very old trees arching over the expressways.  There’s just so much green everywhere and it’s beautiful.

This is the view from underneath my favorite tree.  The leaves look like butterflies and the way the branches spread out is so lovely.

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Author: seordonez

Amateur illustrator. In Tagalog, Feeling Illustrator.

3 thoughts on “Green-minded”

    1. When I hit a wall, I always go back to Neil Gaiman: “When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. Make it on the bad days, make it on the good days, too.” 😊

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