Sketchbook: Griffin

January 19, 2008 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Colour Pencil, Coursework | 1 Comment
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A colour pencil drawing of a Griffin from Greek Mythology. It has the head, front limbs and wings of an eagle but the body and tail of a lion. (Plus large mammalian ears)

I had to take this using a camera because my scanner gave way. It also looks extra grainy because I did it on watercolour paper and now I’m regretting I did that. ):

Peregrine Falcon Giftart

January 10, 2008 at 9:26 pm | Posted in Animals, Colour Pencil | 3 Comments
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This was done in the hospital ward early last year as a gift to my specialist, Prof Yap. Done with Faber Castell colour pencils. Please excuse the poor quality. It was taken with a shaky hand! ):

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Artist’s Statement.Dragon’s Head

January 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Colour Pencil, Coursework, Writings | 10 Comments
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From my Sketchbook:

Dragon's Head“I am deeply fascinated by the human creativity in creating fiction and fantasy. Mythology and Legends are exemplary examples of the human creativity that had outlasted the erosion of time. However, these fantastic creatures and tales are gravely endangered by rapid modernisation and scientific eradication. Humans lose their gift of imagination slowly to maturity as they age, although somehow we are still fascinated by stories of mythical creatures and mysterious beings. There is an undeniable attraction within this conceived world that inspires us and allows us to detach ourselves from reality. I wish to encompass this magic into my artwork . I aim to create this fantasy through visual art, and spark the imaginative child in others.”

-Xin Yan

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