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After a short holiday to New York City and a reorganization of my studio in Vancouver, I’ve started to work on new ideas again. It feels good to be back in the studio and working on something fresh. With today being the last day of Gemini, I thought it appropriate to share with you a new drawing that I’ve just finished.

Roselina Hung - Gemini, coloured pencil on paper, 11" x 14" (2013)
Roselina Hung – Gemini, coloured pencil on paper, 11″ x 14″ (2013)

It’s the start of something that has been on my mind for over a year now, but that idea was put on hold while I worked on pretty boys kill me. I’m just in the process of working on some preliminary ideas right now, and hopefully I can dive head first into the project very soon.

Tease

I’m busy making preparations for my solo exhibition, pretty boys kill me, with less than a month to go until the opening. I haven’t had much time to update my blog or website, but lots of new images will be coming in the next month or so. The show opens on April 6th, and I will update with more information soon, but in the meantime, a little teaser for you….

RoselinaHung-love-detail

Hey baby!

Happy New Year! I’ve been a bit quiet with my blog posting as I was busy over the holidays trying to catch up on work. I had to take over a month and a half off late last fall because of my hand injury, and with my solo exhibition at Gallery Fukai quickly approaching this April, I’m going full speed these days, working on my show.

That being said, I did find some time over the holidays to complete a commission I’d like to share with you. It was a commission from my Indiegogo campaign last year, which helped me raise funds to work on my pretty boys kill me drawings in Reykjavik, Iceland in September 2012. The commission was for a head and shoulder pencil crayon drawing, but the thing is, it was of a baby…!

Olivia - coloured pencil on paper, 8x10 in, 2013
Olivia – coloured pencil on paper, 8×10 in, 2013

I don’t know if this is common knowledge, but it’s actually pretty hard to draw a baby because their facial proportions are so different to that of an adult’s.  Their face is constantly changing as the baby grows and quite quickly for that matter. So it was a challenge, but I’ve always found that I enjoy doing commissions for this reason. Oftentimes, with commissioned portraits, I have to step out of my comfort zone and what I’m used to and work on something I normally wouldn’t do or haven’t done before. So it’s a new experience for me, and I’m happy to say that I really like the end result of my drawing but more importantly, the parents thought I captured the baby girl’s smile perfectly.

For anyone interested in commissioning a portrait, please get in touch with me through my e-mail: rosy(at)roselinahung.com

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Finishing up my third pretty boy drawing
Finishing up my third pretty boy drawing

April isn’t far now (how is it mid-January already?!), and with the exhibition opening the first week of the month, I still have a lot to do. I don’t want to give away too much of what I’m working on, as ideally I’d like to reveal most of the new work at the exhibition and online once the show opens, so major updates of new work will be a bit sparse. My pretty boys kill me project is coming along well, but it is extremely time consuming and I will be dedicating the next couple of months to finishing the art for my exhibition, which will be the first solo exhibition I’ve had since 2009 as well as my first major exhibition of work in Vancouver in many years. I’m looking forward to showing you what I’ve been up to, but you’ll have to wait for the full reveal in April!

The foundation layers of each portrait
The foundation layers of each portrait
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