Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Documented evidence

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1) 22 April, Friday:
 I started to sketch on the A3 paper, using some drawing samples as the source. For the ideas, I am going to draw the "perfect figure" of a beautiful woman who's staring at herself in the mirror, still looking unsatisfied for her looks, no matter how beautiful she is. While the reflection of the mirror, reflects the figure of the woman's desire to fix her beauty through cosmetic surgery. An exaggeration of beauty id being reflected in the mirror (according to "hollywood's beauty perception"); oversized lips, oversized eyes, oversized boobs, way too long eyelashes. There are some surgery's tools to indicate that the reflection in the mirror, is doing cosmetic surgery (operation scissor, infuse). The exaggeration has a concealed message to tell the audience, that cosmetic surgery is not the solution to fix beauty, and does not always fix anything, that it might turned out into a bad addiction. The "perfect figure" of the beautiful woman symbolizes a low self esteem, not grateful for her looks, which is indicated by her unsatisfied expression. I use acrylic paints as the media, since the acrylic is drier and easier to use, which would be the most suitable in painting the rough & dry style. The painting is painted in such a dark background and rough style, to leave an impression of the woman's depression and mystery. The woman's body language and expression shows her unsatisfied desire of her looks, and searching for the "perfect beauty" through cosmetic surgery, as it is shown in the mirror. The woman is drawn in a naked figure, to show her beauty, leaving a strong sophisticated impression.\

2) 24 April, Sunday:
After finishing the sketch on A3 paper, I started to sketch on the canvas using pencil. For the canvas' size, I use 150 cm X 100 cm size, so that painting's result would look more appealing and attract audience's attention. By using a huge canvas size, I can express my artwork creativity more freely on it, and painting in more details. 

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3) First of all, I started to block the painting using acrylic paints, and apply base colors. So that it would be easier for me to start the painting and mixing colors/paints.
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4) Painting, and mixing paints. 

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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sunday 24 April

I started to sketch a rough draft on A3 paper for my painting, and express my ideas. For the painting, I am going to draw a beautiful figure of a woman, who's staring at herself in the mirror, while her expression shows an unsatisfied need of her looks. Meanwhile, the mirror's reflection shows a figure of a woman who gets cosmetic surgery, with an exaggeration impression of beauty (oversized eyes, mouth, boobs). The mirror's reflection reflects the woman's unsatisfied need of her own beauty, and it's never been enough for her to be beautiful. She keeps fixing her beauty through cosmetic surgery, just to satisfy her desire to look "perfect".

Friday, 22 April 2011

According to the Bible Perspective

Under some specific kind of circumstances, cosmetic surgery can still be considered as ethically acceptable; such as when the surgery is needed for a health purpose. But a surgery would have cross from its boundary limit, when it's used merely to fix beauty. According to the bible, it is wrong to do cosmetic surgery for beauty, for it means changing the way and image God already created for us human being. A bible verse of Genesis 1:26-27 says, “God spoke, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle and yes, Earth itself and every animal that moves on the face of the Earth’. Although cosmetic surgery might not necessarily being considered as a sin, but we should have been grateful and appreciate for the image God have created for us, in such a special purpose. Nobody is perfect from the outside appearance, but we all have our very own unique beauty that we should appreciate, and not changing it by cosmetic surgery. "Everyone has its own beauty, but not everyone sees it". Do not compare yourself with other people, because we are all just beautiful in different ways. Moreover, beauty perception keeps changing, it is relative. Just stay positive about your own look. Instead of using surgery merely for beauty, it can be used for another whole more important matter, such as for health matter. 

"Succeeding At Being Yourself." Tim Greenwood Ministries - Teaching, Preaching, Healing Ministries. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <>.
" » Cosmetic Surgery: The Christian Perspective." Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <>.

Sunday, 17 April 2011


Here's the following step by step procedure to create the final product, which is in the form of a painting:

  1. 1st draft: draw a rough sketch on A3 paper, just as an idea of what to draw on the canvas. 
  2. Research for some pictures as the painting's resources.
  3. Start to sketch for the painting on the A3 paper first, using the researched pictures as a help.
  4. Start to sketch on the actual canvas using a pencil, based on what is already sketched before.
  5. Start to paint the canvas using acrylic paints, firstly started with base colors first.
  6. Then finish the painting in a last touch of colors.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Pictures Research (sources for the painting)


"Succeeding At Being Yourself." Tim Greenwood Ministries - Teaching, Preaching, Healing Ministries. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <>.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Just be confident for the way you are

"Everyone has its own beauty, but not everyone sees it". Everybody is beautiful in their own unique way, for different people also have different beauty perception. What counts is the inner beauty, for the beauty inside our soul is far more important than physical beauty, since the physical beauty would not last long. What's the point of being beautiful outside when the inside is ugly? There is no need for cosmetic surgery, because we are all beautiful in our very own way, and there is no need to change our appearance, and just be the way we are. We are all the creations of God, and He create us in His image, we are all beautiful according to Him. 
Look at Mother Teresa's smile, it shows the true and sincere kindness from her heart. Even in the old age, she still has her own true inner beauty that can be seen from the kindness of her face.