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B and I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery last month and it was a lot of fun. I could write a whole paragraph on my experiences, but I think in this case, “a picture tells a thousand words” rings true.    

Art Lab: Winter Wonderland

Before school let out for Winter Break, I wanted to do a fun art lesson with the students. I searched for some wintery art activities on Pinterest and came across some interesting ones. I tried out some art projects and had some trial and error with them. For the first art experiment, I used masking…

San Francisco Series: de Young Art Museum

Our last stop in San Francisco (and finally completing the series – whew!) was de Young Art Museum. Having been somewhat accustomed to – what I thought was – Vancouver’s large Art Gallery, I was even more impressed at de Young museum where it seemed that people could easily get lost from one another. There were…

Art Lab: Disney Princesses

Whenever I have the urge to draw these days, I try out something new – something that I was hesitant to try before because I was not confident of my skills in that particular area. And this something I’m talking about is portrait drawing. I have always believed that I was weak in drawing people – more…

Bharti Kher: Matter

Although the feature exhibition was Picasso and his muses, there were more exhibitions to check out on the upper levels of the Vancouver Art Gallery. B and I took a look and walked through Bharti Kher: Matter artwork. Although Picasso’s paintings were fascinating, Kher’s multimedia work was also captivating in its own ways. The pieces were intriguing…

Stephen Waddell: Next: Dark Matter Atlas

Continuing on from Picasso, B and I also checked out Stephen Waddell’s photo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Over the past two decades the Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell has become widely known for his photographs and paintings that address urban space, particularly his depictions of the human figure in the modern city. This exhibition…

Picasso: The Artist and His Muses

B and I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery because there was a special exhibition that focused on not just a certain artist, but his muses as well. The exhibition featured works by Picasso, all of which had backstories based on his six relationships with six different women. Known for his enormous contribution to the canon of great…

Vancouver Mural Festival 2016

The Vancouver Mural Festival is a large celebration of art, where local and international artists are brought together to create amazing and beautiful murals for the city. B and I went down to Main Street on a Sunday weekend to explore and find as many murals as we could.           Unfortunately,…

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On Saturday, we had an impromptu double date with my roommate C and her boyfriend, T. We originally planned to go to Banana Leaf for dinner after my studying and B’s meeting, but since it was pouring so hard outside, we decided to just save that dinner plan for another time and ordered Chinese takeout…

Art Gallery | “Dystopia”

As my friend L and I wandered around today trying to kill some time before our next class start, we went to the Nest’s Hatch Art Gallery, featuring “Dystopia” by Yekta Tehrani and Sophia Murray. As the name suggests, the exhibition featured pieces portraying dystopia. I took some pictures of the pieces that I liked…

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This weekend was surreal and I managed to check off two items off my bucket list: eat a Bobby Wing and do the Grouse Grind. It all started on Friday after work when we had a “new meets old” staff social for our team. We first went to a bar/restaurant, had some trouble finding a…

Canada Day 2015

Canada Day was Wednesday, and instead of enjoying my monthly ramyun right away, my parents pulled my brother and me off to eat out at Luxe Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Let’s just say it was a bit difficult to leave the house for it. Anyways, I took some pictures of the food we had. The food…

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Some drawings… sketches… doodles (?) that I did last month. Nothing too exciting though. I will probably draw some more as summer courses come to an end… for the first term anyways.

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As you can see, I revamped the blog with a new banner and some minor details! I drew the banner by hand using good ol’ Paint. The character and its surroundings actually started off with pen and paper, and I was less than halfway done when I thought “Hmm, wouldn’t it be cool to draw…

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The weather surprised me this week. Although there was forecast for rain, the sun held up and stayed (albeit some drizzle). Here are some pictures I took of the remaining pink on the trees before the weekend. There was also an Art Pop Up event downtown so my roommate J and I left early afternoon…

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Here’s some pages from my sketchbook. Sorry the quality is not that good… I’ll have to search for another scanner on campus that works better than this…. Maybe more to come?

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This week’s topic is Tool. A camera is a tool for keeping memories. An instax camera is a tool for keeping instant memories.

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The topic for this week’s 52 Weeks of Drawing challenge is Four-Legged Friend. A mix of real people and a fragment of my imagination. Some are based off of my friends, some strangers, and some just make-believe friends.

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The topic for the third week is Plant. Truth be told, I don’t have the best green thumb – in fact, it’s more like a black thumb because, unfortunately, everything I try to grow dies. The only thing I seem to be capable of keeping alive are plants that do not need a lot of…