Thursday, November 25, 2010

Chicken Vendor

Took a photo of this old lady selling chickens in the market of Baguio during our trip early last year.
I had no intention of using her as a subject for my next painting project, but after a few months of scrolling for pictures, I stumbled upon this photo one more time.

I've never used people as subject before. It disheartens me since I really don't know how to sketch a person let alone paint them. But this really challenged me, I've got nothing to lose anyway.

12" x 19", Medium: Acrylic

I think I made her hand a tad bit dark. :P

It took me about 6 months to finish this, but there was a lot of procrastination and self-intimidation in between.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Courtship

12" x 18", Medium: Acrylic

During the breeding season of peafowls, a peacock exposes his magnificent feathers to seduce the peahen, the peacock with the best display gets the flock of peahens. A bit of trivia: peahens tend to mate with the peacock who has the most eye spots.

It never fails to amaze me whenever I get the chance to witness this courtship dance.