Mira Lanka

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Panda

Hello everybody! It’s been a long time since I’d posted. Since it’s my long awaited holidays now, I decided to update more often. This is a drawing of a panda that I did using multi-liners. The sizes of these multi-liners range from 0.03 to 05. It was a medium that I had never tried to draw a full image like this. I am really glad about how it turned out. After doing this piece of drawing, I really like using pen to draw although I’m not very good at it.

Chinese New Year 2017

Around 2 weeks ago, it was Chinese New Year! It is one of the few holidays that I greatly looked forward to as relatives will gather together during this occasion. It is not very often that we get to meet our relatives so it was nice that I get to talk to some of them. On the eve of Chinese New Year, I went out with a few of cousins to watch a movie. On the second day of Chinese New Year, my cousins and I went out for karaoke. We sang for 3 hours. It was fun but I was tired as we sang till 2am. The drawing below is the outfit I wore for the first day of Chinese New Year.

CNY 2017 OOTD
CNY 2017 OOTD

Café

Since I finished my exams, I would occasionally go to a café with my brother. Most of the time, I would just read my book or message my friend while enjoying a hot cup of tea. However, this time I decided to do something else. I decided to draw what I observed in the café. Also, I tried sketching on my phone for a change. For most of my drawings, I will just draw the character and not draw the background, so I took this opportunity to practice. This are my phone sketches:

Café Phone Sketch 1
Café Phone Sketch 1
Café Phone Sketch 2
Café Phone Sketch 2
Café Phone Sketch 3
Café Phone Sketch 3

Ice Skating

Recently, I went ice skating with my friends. While I was ice skating, I saw a girl doing figure skating. She was gliding across the ice gracefully and I envied her. I wish I could skate as well. Seeing her doing some of her stunts, I suddenly got an inspiration.This was a drawing I drew after getting that sudden inspiration although it does not look like how I imagined it to be. This drawing shows a girl doing a Biellmann Spin.

A girl doing figure skating
A girl doing figure skating

Hello 2017! Goodbye 2016!

Hello 2017 and goodbye 2016! With the arrival of a new year, I had already started to list down some goals that I would like to accomplish before year 2018 comes. Some of the goals I had last year were not accomplished so I had to bring it forward to 2017. One of the goals that I was not able to accomplished was learning a new language. The language that I wanted to learn was Japanese. In this new year, I am going to learn it with my friend! Of course, another of my goals is to improve on my art style. I hope I will be able to accomplish my list of goals before 2018 comes!

Hello 2017!
Hello 2017!

Introduction

Hey there! I’m Mira Lanka, the author of this blog. I’m currently 16 years old.

For the past two years, I’ve seen artworks posted on Instagram and other platforms. I longed to take a leap of faith and share my art like those artists.

During my recent trip to Thailand, I weaved through the crowd at ArtBox Bangkok and met various artists who promoted their works on social media. Looking through their timelines inspired me to have my own start as well. I even visited the White Temple at Chiang Rai, whose artist’s humble beginnings prompted me to take action.

This explains my decision to display my art here, as well on my other social media accounts.

Background Story

Ever since I was a young girl, I enjoyed drawing. It was a way for me to express my thoughts. In times of stress, it was my center.

Perhaps it was Beatrix Potter, creator of the Tale Of Peter Rabbit, whose works I enjoyed that had a great influence.

At the age of 9, my art style started inclining towards anime style.

I also enjoy doing craft work, though I feel I have lots to improve on. Some of these crafts involved polymer clay sculpting and beading.

Current

Recently, water painting has piqued my interest. I am currently trying out water painting.

By having this blog, I want to share with my improvement in my art style over time, as well as improving on my writing style. Please support me! Thank you! 🙂

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