Saturday, 5 January 2013

Quilling (Tutorials Included)

From Le Chau Handicrafts- Handmade Quilling Paper Picture

I had received these gifts from my friend who had visited Vietnam a few months ago. They make use of an art form called quilling. I had never heard of it before, but I must admit this delicate art form is really amazing.

From VietNet

Basically, you roll strips of paper into shapes to make a pattern. From what I've read, quilling is usually used to make decorative patterns, so it's interesting to see quilling being used to depict people, as well as painting a scene.

From Le Chau Handicrafts- Handmade Quilling Paper Picture

It definitely requires a lot of patience- something I am desperately in need of- but if you're willing to take on the challenge, watch this great tutorial on YouTube to learn the basics. When you're ready to tackle more advance pieces, check out this board of Pinterest for more complicated tutorials. Quilling does require certain supplies,  but I'm sure they can be substituted with common household items.

Are you going to take the challenge? Leave a comment and let me know! I'll also feature your finished work on my blog. Just e-mail with a picture of your work, your name and your blog if you have one. Happy quilling!


Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year! I hope we all fulfill our resolutions.


Saturday, 29 December 2012


© 2012 S. Singh

Hello all! Just a quick piece I did today. I love playing with red, black and white together. I'm a little sad to say that I don't really have a story behind this one. Only thing to share is that I used a cup to make the circles.

Have you ever just spontaneously picked up your paintbrush and done something? A flash of inspiration out of nowhere?


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

© 2012 S. Singh

Wishing everyone the best Christmas ever! (Yes, I also like photography).


Monday, 24 December 2012

Hibari Kyoya

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! How's the season been treating you? For another one of my friends, I painted the above. She's one of those rabid fangirl types.

Anywho, I present to you Hibari Kyoya in mixed media. The background and part of Hibari was painted, and his black jacket and hair were done in ink.

I was so happy with how he turned out, especially with the twelve hours of work I put into him. Twelve hours?! Yup. It took so long because I did layering with tape.

I learnt an important lesson- wet paper and tape are so attracted to each other that they just won't let go when you try to rip them apart. It turned out alright though, since I covered everything in black.

The present itself was a calendar (forgive my camera's quality). I used the calendar template from here.

Who else is getting crafty this season?


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Batman Begins

Christmas is coming and I've been so busy painting gifts for my friends. They all have some particular obsession, so it's been easy enough.

This one is for my Batman-obsessed friend - my rendition of the "Batman Begins" poster (nicknamed the "Batpic"). The background is done in watercolour, and Batman himself is done in ink. Do you have any of those freaky-fan-friends?


I wish to welcome you all to my art blog. This is where I'll be posting my art and the stories that come along with it. I'm young and willing to learn from all of you!