Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Home 家

This is Home, truly 
Where I know I must be 
Where my dreams wait for me 
Where the river always flows 
This is Home, surely
As my senses tell me
This is where I won't be alone 
For this is where I know is Home 
- Home performed by Kit Chan, written by Dick Lee 🏡

For Diva Challenge # 323- Home, I made an attempt to sketch our national flower🌸, the beautiful Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid (I know I know, my drawing skills generally leave much to be desired😟) to tangle with printemps, sandswirl, zedbra and gimli.  

As a first, I tried using two different shades of the same colour (a purple Sakura Micron, as well as a lavender Copic drawing pen) in an attempt to differentiate the petals, using a silver Sakura pen to try and add some shadow (and pizzaz🎇), and then coloured it in with my trusty colour pencils.  

I once again turned to my new love💖, the Blackwing Pearl pencil (OMG I think I fell in love all over again😍) for complete the image with a little bit of shading. To read more about my new love and my pencil explorations with different kinds of pencils, check out my previous post here

The lyrics shared above are from a locally written song, performed a number of years back by a local artiste at the National Day celebrations - I was humming and singing it the whole time I was working on the orchid - it's a great song IMO, so do check it out!😀: 


I realise I sometimes end up humming or singing when I'm working on my zentangles. Does it happen to anyone else?

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and a gorgeous orchid!

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  2. I love your orchid tile. So delicate and beautiful, colored beautifully. The lyrics from the song are so beautiful, but I must say that hearing them sung is far more beautiful than just reading the lyrics. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for letting me share a little bit of my Home (which in all likelihood may be quite far from where you are!) with you. =)

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  3. Apparently I hum to myself as I tangle, and talk to myself too. I think your colour works beautifully and you have captured the flower perfectly.

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    1. Thank you! Cool that you hum too! I'm not alone!

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  4. What a lovely song, thank you for sharing. Nice orchid.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the song :) a little bit of my home shared with you :)

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  5. Your flower is beautifully done!

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