Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I paint, again!

Went to One Utama with En Arip after office. After an early dinner, we walked around the indoor garden which they called "Forest"... This artificial forest is well-maintained, but it's a bit sad to see their Japanese Carps (or "koi") struggling in their shallow catchment pool. Do the One Utama people know that koi ponds need to be at least five feet deep? This pond is so constricting, as if you live in a house with a ceiling only four feet from the ground!

Anyway, these Japanese carps inspired me to paint this piece... while watching my favourite Indonesian "sinetron", Bidadari 3 on Astro's channel 9.

This is the first time I had ever drawn carps. Hope the next piece will be better...

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This little boy was in a total state of curiosity when En Arip went

snapping the photos... and he willingly obliged to be photographed
with the hosts of the pond...


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First step: a light sketch of the outlines...



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For the first layer, ensure that the paper is slightly damp.



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The coloring process. I refer to a local magazine for the carps'

delicately unique blend and swirls of colors.


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Description:

Kohaku - Red and white streaks and spots
Sanke - This species has less black spots
Showa - They are usually black, white and red
Hi Shiru Uturi - They have black and white spots that resemble stripes



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14 Comments:

At 1:32 AM, Blogger KAMATO said...

wow! memang indah hasil senimu itu

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

TQ kamato ;) 1st time lukis ikan koi...

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger clip said...

hey bro.. u draw like an old chinese caligrapher.. love that painting of fishes.. but it more unique if u paint those fishes swimming in a shape of ying&yang symbol.. or just paint two black and white carp fish swimming like 69.. just a suggestion..

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

I did not paint the fishes to represent Yin and Yang, the two extremities. I see them as free creatures that chart their own destiny. They are colorful creatures, and painting them as Yin and Yang (Black and White) will make them lose their beauty. I prefer to present them in accordance to my personal message...

BTW, drawing in Yin and Yang is very passe, and cliche, since a thousand other painters (especially Chinese calligraphers) had done so. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion, dude!!

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger catz said...

bro, alahai cantiknya carps, ambil tempahan tak??? :)))

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Cantikan kan??! *matilah perasan

Tempahan??
Ambik kak Catz!hehehe

Ngan Kak Catz harga kengkawan aje~

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Saharil said...

Simple n Nice!

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

TQ Saharil!

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger yasmin said...

salaam, wahdi. your paintings are gorgeous!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger SiApAsAjA said...

'be sure the paper is slightly damp'= why should?.. sy minat lukisan wahdi dan mau belajar buat.. boleh bagitau jenis kertas dan warna yg wahdi guna tak? plzz n tq.. i love koi

 
At 12:52 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Salam Kak Min, Tq, saya dah lama tak buat painting...

Hi Siapasaja, kertas kena lembap untuk dapatkan effect watercolor..nak belajar?
dapatkan kertas khas untuk watercolor dan untk begining pakai watercolor brand biasa pun o.k, yg penting campuran warna...

 
At 2:09 AM, Blogger SiApAsAjA said...

tq 4 da tip.. sy mmg mau belajar.. kalo nnt ada mau tanya lagi wahdi msh sudi bantu kan? tq again 4 dropping by

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Siapasaje, boleh, Wahdi sedia bantu!, jgn segan tanya ;)

 
At 2:19 AM, Blogger crewcut75 said...

Tasteful. The thing about talent is that it shows even when you're not even trying to.

Good work.

 

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