April 9, 2013 marks ten years since the fall of Baghdad. Ten years since the invasion. Since the lives of millions of Iraqis changed forever. It’s difficult to believe. It feels like only yesterday I was sharing day to day activities with the world. I feel obliged today to put my thoughts down on the blog once again, probably for the last time (...)
please do read it, it's really worth reading, 10 years duration, in a post.
Some time ago, I made a few hand-made collectible cards from my all-time fav' movie: James Cameron's ALIENS.
As they are somehow dusty-ing on my hard drive, and if some other Aliens's enthusiasts fan are interested, here they are to share.
download link (22 megas ZIP, photoshop files). They look like the pict on the right.
I went there again ^^
No way I wouldn't draw the fisherman's wife dream XD
Couldn't draw the entire pictures, so it's just a detail. Funny I was criticizing the cropping in my previous post, but unwillingly did the same...
This one is a real story-telling single image.
Different artist, but still amazing.
Now I'm busy coloring the drawings (without any visual reference, it's a piece of cake!), I might post them if you forgive me to distort those masterpieces my colors really changes the whole art...
I went to the Sotheby's exhibition last week, and will rush to see it again before it closes.
It's an amazing collection of japanese Edo period (1603 – 1868) “spring pictures” woodprints (including the mythic Hokusai-“The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife”-octopuss-y).
It's more than impressive: the wood prints techniques are just plain amazing (how on earth did they manage to multi-color print with such radian effect????)
As it was a no picture-allowed zone (and as I was probably the only one to respect that), I only could do a few rough sketches, from the more “graphics” drawings on the whole exhibition. Please do understand, I didn't want to simply-sketch the erotic scenes, but I was really trying to respect the whole line-drawing composition; and most of the artwork were really, really difficult to recreate as a whole.
That is my “happy-mooded” part of this post.
Now comes the “angry-mooded” part.
Because of Hong kong authority and censorship “genitals-are-evil-let-no-porn-ruin-our-children's-innocence” thingy, there was a big, expected “This exhibition contains explicit depictions of sexual acts and nudity. Only suitable for 18 and above.” display, and the internet page of the exhibition as well as the catalog/flyer you can get at the exhibition, the pictures of the displayed artwork were... cropped.
Just simply cropped,
So, with no genitals, it is now “acceptable” for HK censorship, no matter how the original artwork look like.
Even Hokusai's masterpiece is just f*cked-up. But, as it's a 2-pages-wide wood print on paper, they cleverly displayed the first page only, OK, I *can* admit that -_-'
My dear Hong kong, I really hate you for doing this.
Anyway, if you are around hong kong, go see the exhibition before it ends:
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, (Admiralty) Hong Kong
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, until July, 31
closed on Weekend and Public Holiday
A few weeks earlier I visited the Cocteau exhibition in Hong Kong's City Hall. That was just awesomely beautiful. Aaaand I finally saw the beautiful erotic gay drawings of his that I was studying for so long in books. I was so happy to draw them by myself there.
first seated drawing by Pfelelep 2 others drawings by Pfelelep, from Cocteau.
Please click on read more for more "erotics" drawings from Cocteau.
Lesson of the day, the Pentatonic Scale.
In Mainland, Chinese people bypass the censorship with new keywords tricks.
My friend Mei Tung did a performance in Postdamer place, in Berlin., as she is still studying in Europe.
(I will update this post as soon as some film/picture of this performance are released).
"Maybe it is true. If you just go by yourself, with nothing, people will just appeared to help. I decide to go to Berlin Wall to do a 64performance really in the last moment, in 1st June, just go alone. Event did not think of finding friend for documentary(...)I met Hong Kong students when I was doing performance, and now, I know I am not alone, as, I am not the only one who would like to go to Berlin to visit the wall in June(...)"
despite the rain, 150000 people gathered in Victoria park(article in Chinese) in Hong Kong for the celebration.
Once again, please read the Peking Duck post "June 4th, yes, again"
(...)That's why every year I'll say something about it, even if it’s all been said before. And let's not forget, the CCP can be a benevolent force that can do a lot of good. But when its survival is threatened, something very different can emerge(...)
Before getting censored, some creative pictures already went viral (you've heard about the giant duck(BBC news article) from Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, travelling over the world?
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