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.