Friday, 15 January 2010

Back to basics

I have been doing lots of watercolour drawings/paintings lately.
Watercolour is a very addictive medium for me, I forget to eat, sleep, go to bathroom...

Although I love engravings and other printmaking methods, I often get fairly tired after a day of engraving or editioning.
It is sometimes feels like I'm competing against my own physical and mental strength.
Whereas for watercolour, it's simply a fun little pleasure activity for me.
I guess it's a totally different matter for artists like Marlene Dumas. Watercolour and ink drawing must be a physical medium like sculpture.

I think I regard printmaking as a "discipline", and even though it's less lighthearted, this is one of the things I love about printmaking.

I've set up my new Etsy shop for watercolour works, called Rachel's Cabinet,
I'm hoping to make picture books with those characters in them.
When the picture books are finished, they will be on this shop too.
I'll be working hard to fill my cabinet in the next few weeks!

And this is Rachel, inspiration for my work!


Bridget Farmer said...

Kyoko these are jest GORGEOUS!!!! Are you selling originals or digital prints of these or both? I'm sure they'll go down a storm!

Kyoko said...

Thank you so much Bridget. I'm selling original but maybe if I have digital prints of them I can make postcard or some stationary! I need a good scanner!

Yoli said...

They are stunning. So glad I found you through another blogger.

Kyoko said...

Thank you Yoli♥ I'll work harder and make them better!