Medium: Water Colour
Date: 2009. before June
Another assignment done in Nafa last year. Perhaps around the time I was designing the class tee, because the lamp posts are similar to the ones I used in the class tee (which I saw near my grandparents’ place). I forgot the theme. But I do remember taking the reference picture from a magazine (Time?) that was featuring an article on the uprising sport of parkour.
I like how the guy seems to be frozen in time. If my memory does not fail me, initially I wanted to put the guy about to dive into a swimming pool. I wanted to catch they guy in a frozen moment, like midway of something critical, to create this sense of apprehension like something bad is about to happen but you can’t do anything about it.
But in the end I didn’t put in the swimming pool because I didn’t have enough time. So he just looks like he’s gonna crash head on onto the ground. But he will not! (Because in the photo the guy was really that close to the ground.) And overall, he looks more peaceful like he’s levitating midair. Or else. He’s simply a masochist who wants to crash head on onto the ground and break his neck. Ouch.
And there is this huge dripping trial of blue watercolour paint running down on the right. The shadows are also a bit too hard, especially that of the turquoise bar. It looks like this weird extension of the bar instead.
But I do like how the leaves of the trees are painted, as well as the sky. Though I could use with more variations of blue.