Sunday, March 29, 2009

Color inspiration

I was working on extending my tea series but wanted to differentiate the new watercolors from my earlier work. After a few days of brainstorming, I realized that the solution was a simple case of working backwards.

Instead of starting with a sketch, I decided to let a color theme determine the subject of my work. Luckily, Snippet and Ink's wedding inspiration boards provided the perfect inspiration for this experiment.

For the first work, an inspiration board called Licorice and Lemon Drops made me think of salabat and how our grandparents always recommended it as the best way to get rid of a cold.

Lemon Ginger, 2009

Meanwhile, an inspiration board entitled Hot Air Balloons and Polka Dots led to a drawing of daydreams and travel. For some reason, the orange and blue palette made me imagine a sunny kitchen on a Saturday morning.

Wanderlust, 2009

What do you guys think?
More to come soon!


  1. niiice!
    very cool. i like the watercolor effect a lot.
    snippet and ink has done you well. HAHA!!

  2. these are so cool, I love blue china and I love have you have incorporated all of that into your work and still keep it so sweet and delicate.

  3. I love how you put in those details to establish the space... its all so cute... I love the use of color and the composition...

  4. Thanks guys! :) This is really a fun series. I always try to do a new one in between work.