12 March 2016 in Rotorua, New Zealand
後來我才知道，原來那老紳士Mr. Martyn Evans是畫班導師，畫班原來是需收費的，還要預早報名。
真的非常感謝Mr. Martyn Evans，好彩有他的開放與寬容，不然我無機會畫到這作品呀！
This was done on a white canvas (more than 1 meter!) with acrylic. It is a Maori tattoo face with Australian aboriginal dotted background. There are always dotted background colored with grey red, yellow or brown in Australian aboriginal drawings. And I changed into a bright colorful dotted background.
I was always fascinated by Maori tattoo pattern, it is with such detail decorative and full of stories so I try to imitate the Maori style on this drawing.
It is my mistake that I did the wrong calculation so the figure missing one eye…
I did this drawing in about 90 minutes and it is such a rush! No time for pencil draft and just put acrylic on the white canvas and DRAW!
I did this drawing in The Arts Village, Rotorua in New Zealand. I was just wondering in the building and looking for exhibitions to see. Then I walked pass a room with its door opened. There were people in the rooms and paintings on tables. I thought it was an exhibition so I walked in. Then a gentleman approached me with a relax mood and we talked about art and I showed him my hand-made art work postcards and he invited me to have a seat and draw with canvas and acrylic prepared.
I had not drawn on canvas so long that I can’t wait to start the drawing. I have noticed there was several ladies were drawing in the room too. I thought it was an open course on art ran by local communicate center which everyone can drop in so I just sat and drawn with 100% ease.
Times flied and I really enjoyed the drawing time.
I came in as a visitor and come out as an artist, such an amazing experience!
Later I found out that the gentleman, Mr. Martyn Evans was the teacher of the art class and actually everyone had to register themselves days earlier and pay for the lesson!
If it was in Hong Kong, the door of every paid lesson would be shut tight for sure and I would be invited to get out immediately by the annoyed teachers or securities if I enter a wrong classroom.
I really own a big thanks to Mr. Martyn Evans for such a generous welcoming to strangers from foreign country like me. This painting wouldn’t be made without his confident support!
The Maori's facial tatoo is their identity. They are the Maori art work, so~beautiful~~~❤
Maori art work in a souvenir shop
There are lots of different facial tatoo in Maori culture.
'Dot' is a very unique feature in Australian aboriginal drawing.
It was so rush that i have to use both hands to draw, that's why there are 4 brushes.