Wednesday, 30 October 2013

My Attempt On Salmon Porridge

Once upon a time, I ate a superbly delicious porridge. It was soooo good that I just had to try making it! And thus the salmon porridge experiment.

I was pretty excited when I came across this whole chunk of salmon at only Rm12 in Empire's Jaya Grocer. It's much cheaper as they are mostly parts that are unwanted (bones, tail and everything). I thought it was a great idea to use it and try out the salmon porridge. So I bought it.
 Of course, what's salmon porridge without a nice chunk of salmon meat? I bought this to be added in later so that they'll be pieces to munch on.
 Together with my maid (my sensei), we washed the fish and boiled it to make the porridge 'soup'.
 When that was done, it was my job to separate all the meat and the bones.
There was soooo much meat! And of course, crazy a lot of bones too! Bones that you'll need super vision to catch.
  The meat was added back in the porridge together with some seseme oil, salt and pepper. The bigger chunk of meat from the second salmon was placed on another plate with soy sauce, salt and pepper (taste super awesome!).
 Looks good doesn't it?

Unfortunately.. as they say, looks can be deceiving.
The salmon porridge didn't turn out how I expected it to be. Thank goodness I had that extra piece of salmon meat! What's my mistake? I really don't know, but I think I should've added soy sauce in the porridge too. I guess I'll have to make a second round to figure it out ;) heh!


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Friday, 11 October 2013

Happy Smiley Cup!

Mug painting once again!
Customer's order

My customer sent me a photo of the picture she wants and added some words for the back of the mug. I started out by drawing the outline.
I took a few tries to make sure the drawing looks nice.
Words are added behind and the whole thing was left to dry.
Once that was done, I painted in the cartoon and the heart behind the mug, left it to dry and baked it in the oven for about 45minutes. The mug was left in the oven till it cools down.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Little Clay Ballerina

In August, I got an order for a little clay ballerina keychain.
It was my first time making a bellerina. I'm pretty satisfied, especially with her adorable tutu!
 I needed to balance her on something else her skirt would be flat on one side if she leans against the table.
 I really like the skirt and shoes!
Here's a zoomed version :
 Adding on her hair.
 I actually forgot to get the full shot of the keychain, so I got the customer to snap one for me.
 A little too bright, but at least you can see it (:

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Monday, 7 October 2013

All About Avians

 Look everyone! It's my new little friend!
(Who has no name because G-Shen was too lazy to come up with one)
 *screams in wonders* It's standing on my hand and not flying away!!
See! (: How cool is that? I want one too!

Today's post is on my drawing of a peacock some time back. I haven't really touched colour pencils in a very very long time. So, I decided to go back to basics and experiment with them. You can say this is my first colour pencil artwork excluding all those childhood scribbles and doodles.

I started out with a plain pencil drawing of a peacock.
I've always been fond of drawing birds especially pheonix but decided that I wanted to try something similar yet different.
 I always had a fear of using colour pencils in my nicely drawn pencil art where i was already satisfied with the results in black and white. I was always afraid that the colour pencils might ruin the whole thing. But, never try never know huh? I prepared my heart for the worst outcome I can imagine.
 I didn't know where to start. I just coloured in everything in light blue.
Slowly, I started darkening certain lines and shade in necessary areas.
 So far so good. I really liked how the colours turned out. Especially the face and the body.

 I followed the lines drawn on the top of the head and added in the eyes.
I was praying so hard that the eyes would turn out alright.

 The I coloured in the rest of the tail feathers.
 Tadaa!!! I was really happy with the results I couldn't stop staring at it and admiring it for at least an hour!
I guess the peacock being dressed in my favourite colour contributed a lot to my love for it.
Summary of the whole colouring process.

And to end the post, here's a few of my previous artworks on avians.

 Different types of eagles.
Sorry for the bad photo quality.
 Last but not least, my ultimate favourite..



Painted with Buncho paint.

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