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Perspective!

I love to draw when I am absolutely free and today I tried drawing in 3D. I really like those 3D art that talented artists draw on the side walks. Here is my first attempt:

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For those who appreciate Art

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One Hit Wonders

As the year 2011 draws to a close, I would like to just take a step back and share my observation of the “bunny situation” here in Malaysia. We all know that 2011 is the year of the rabbit. Due to that reason, there has been an influx of rabbit experts that has mushroomed right before the Chinese New Year. Seeing how disposable pet rabbits are, many has taken it as an opportunity to make some quick bucks (money not rabbit gender). We can even read in one of the local dailies that Malaysia has more than 50 breeds of rabbits but at the end of the day, I could only see one – mixed breed. I mean we do have pure breeds that comes with pedigrees but many do not even know what a pedigree is.

I am sure most of you have heard of the term “One Hit Wonder” before. One Hit Wonders often cause euphoria when they appear in the market out of a sudden with something catchy but as fast as they appeared, they usually disappear leaving behind a trail of havoc and huge mess! There are a few like that in the rabbit market and I believe many has fallen victim. Examples are those who issue fake pedigrees just to increase the prices of rabbits, using a different stud rabbit from the initial agreement, selling average rabbits for top dollar stocks and much, much more! It is a huge mess I tell ya!

These One Hit Wonders also became expert overnight claiming to know much just because they are good at using the bunny lingo (they actually do not even understand themselves). Suddenly we have experts started using terms like DQ and slip crown and the best part is, every rabbit has a slip crown according to them! Lucky for me, I can sniff a wannabe from miles away!

Not only they leave a huge mess in terms of rabbits, they also have a cult following of misinformed bunny owners. These blind leaders not only lead the blinds but, they poke out the eyes of those with perfect eye sight. I guess those with perfect eye sight deserve to be blind anyway for easily fooled by all the sweet “rubbish” talk.

Then out of a sudden, everyone started looking for “Show Quality” rabbits. I just feel like as if, this whole bunny world is filled with parrots instead of real human who love rabbits. When asked about the definition of Show Quality, the answers came in all sorts. Show Quality according to them are “imports”, “they look fat and chubby”, “pedigree rabbit”, “they look like bulldog” (super parrot) and “they are very cute”.

Honestly, I have no patience to deal with One Hit Wonders and their cult followers because I found that many will not be in the hobby long enough to have an objective with all the “Show Quality” rabbits that they have acquired. Why would I want to waste my time and rabbit on someone who will not be in it for long term? I do not like to deal with potential abandonment cases.

So as the Year of the Rabbit comes to a close and now that we are awaiting for the Year of the Dragon, what happens to all these One Hit Wonders?

As I was having dinner with my family, an image came to my mind and since my father is a good artist, I told him of the image I had in mind. After dinner, we spent 2 hours in his little art studio and we came out with the following painting.

Enter The Dragon

Ouch!

As a conclusion, I hope all these One Hit Wonders will now start playing with the Dragon and get flamed on the BUTT!

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Ruffles Art Studio, San Francisco

I am sure most of you know Lauren Nicholas (LILBun Designs), the artist who created all the cute illustrations of rabbits and animals that graces many wonderful weblogs and websites all around the world.

One of my personal favorites from her collection - taken from LILBun Designs

Lauren just started a new venture in portraits and photography called Ruffles Art Studio. Since I appreciate beautiful artworks, I must say that Lauren is one of the most creative person that is walking on the face of the earth (it shows in her works). Part of the proceeds from her works will also be channeled to animal rescue efforts. I feel that is a really noble cause and should be supported.

If you like art and creative stuff, please feel free to go through what Ruffles Art Studio has got to offer.

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Lionhead Paintings in ARBA Library

On behalf of my father, I would like to thank The North American Lionhead Rabbit Club for accepting two of his Lionhead rabbit paintings for Auction. Thanks to Patsy Brooks for requesting for them and Dawn Guth for getting them to the banquet.

Special thanks goes out to Christine Hutchison for purchasing them and donating them to the ARBA Library. It is a beautiful sign that the Lionheads will make it into ARBA as one of the official breeds and they are here to stay!

Black Tort Lionhead Rabbit

Sable Point Lionhead Rabbit

A huge congratulations to the 2010 National Show Committe, a job WELL DONE!

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Brushed Bunnies: The Chinese Brush Painting

If the human genetics is as simple as rabbit genetics, I believe both my parents have each contributed half their creativity gene to me. I attribute all the crazy ideas I get while raising Holland Lops from my dad’s artistic traits. As for the problem solving skills, I believe that trait came from my mom. She is a pure innovator I tell you.

My dad paints during his free time. Now he is enjoying his retirement doing what he loves most and to be very specific, Chinese Brush Painting. As our culture slowly fades away, so is the appreciation for the Chinese Brush Painting. I must admit that I draw superheroes using pencils and never the brush. It is something that I just couldn’t inherit but I do hope my daughter would be able to pick up the skill.

Though painting is just a hobby, my dad has many proud moments in his passion too. He had a few exhibitions in his younger days and his art works appeared on many major dailies. You will most probably see his works during the Lunar New Year. He fills the newspapers with colorful paintings of the year’s zodiac. During the year of the Dog, he drew pedigreed dogs such as Golden Retriever, Boxer and Poodles!

A Golden Retriever with her pups

A Golden Retriever with her pups

A Pair Of Golden Retrievers

A Pair Of Golden Retrievers

A Pair Of Poodles

A Pair Of Poodles

Last year, during the year of the rat, he painted a piece that has got 100 Chinese characters denoting the word rat.

100 Chinese Characters To Spell RAT

100 Chinese Characters To Spell RAT

And since we have the rabbit as one of the zodiacs, he painted one with a couple of bunnies too.

Lops & Kits

Lops & Kits

A Sow & Her Babes. Year of the Boar 2007.

A Sow & Her Babes. Year of the Boar 2007.

Year Of The Ox 2008

Year Of The Ox 2008

While he paints everything with passion, my personal favorite would be his paintings of chickens. His paintings of roosters have a lot of emphasis on the comb. I am particularly drawn to his chicken paintings. Most probably it is because I was born in the year of the Rooster. I find the chicks that he paints rather cute!

Rooster & Chicks

Rooster & Chicks

He now paints exclusively for people who appreciates his work. Most of the time, he paints in accordance to the needs of the requester. Recently, I was inspired to get some paintings done on the Holland Lops. I pestered him to help me paint a few and the results were marvelous! I kept on reminding him to think of bulldogs while he painted my rabbits.

Check these out:

Thunder

Thunder

Clark

Clark

Carmel

Carmel

Haley

Haley

Many people have approached him to paint their pets as keepsakes. If you need anything of that sort, please do email me. I’ll be more than happy to hook you up with my DAD!

UPDATE: My dad’s weblog is finally up and running. For those who enjoy good art, please visit http://simonchanart.wordpress.com.

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