Friday, June 29, 2007

"her skin was whiter than snow"

her skin was whiter than snow, originally uploaded by e.briel.

More about this one on flickr...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

June's drawing to a close, and I forgot to mention my feature as Artist of the Month on

Here's the link .

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

June Plug for The Cyan Studio

BC Plug, originally uploaded by e.briel.

from BC Magazine.

The editor was kind enough to choose the most flattering photo I sent with the press release - and the Yuan Yang writer wrote far catchier prose than I could manage on my own.

Then again I suppose that's why s/he writes the Yuan Yang section, and I don't!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Photo shoot for ReviewAsia Magazine

....yes, that's me!

Thanks to Victor for this fabulous image; it's "lovelier than life".

The makeup artist also did a great job, and had his work cut out for him: he darkened/smoothed my face that's gone all spotted from Southeast Asian sun in the past few years (though R. was kind enough to say "I'm glad to see your 'real face' is back" once I'd taken off the makeup).

ReviewAsia is a new magazine that's gotten a great start: they're distributed on Philippine Airlines First Class, are sold in several Asian countries, and will soon be available in Taiwan.

You can see the Bentley logo, in soft focus, on the steering wheel (right-hand drive, of course, as we're in Hong Kong). Never did I imagine I'd get anywhere near a Bentley, let alone get to sit in one!

Friday, June 22, 2007


Slogan, originally uploaded by e.briel.

Happy weekend - to some the weekend means freedom.

Click on the photo for a line or two about it....

Thursday, June 21, 2007

mural layout

mural layout, originally uploaded by hkmuralsociety.

As a break from the lovely ladies this week, a little something different: my simplistic version of the proposed mural at Holy Trinity high school, Shek Ip Mei.

This is a composite image of students' individual drawings. The final image will be much different, with many other elements, including a 3-d tuck shop.

We will have more mural workshops over the next two weeks. More photos as they happen.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Your Ad Here

Your Ad Here, originally uploaded by e.briel.

This is a recent drawing to test paper for the scanner and a map project. I stained the edges first with tea to see how it'd age the paper.

It's drawn/painted onto & "silk"-fiber paper.

I don't sketch with pencils beforehand, just start off with the brush-pen, so work with the inevitable idiosyncrasies as they appear.

Monday, June 11, 2007

First Open Studio

Many more visitors than expected braved the torrential rain yesterday and made it to the opening.

Though afternoon dragonboat races were cancelled, the Cyan Studio party went on for an hour past the posted time of 6pm.

Noah mixed up some mean Cyanotype cocktails with Blue Curacao, vodka, lemon & lime cordials, and fresh citrus.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Map to The Cyan Studio

Map to Cyan Studio, originally uploaded by e.briel.

This Sunday's the Open Studio party at my rooftop workplace, so I drew a small map this week.

Hopefully, visitors will find it easy to follow the path from the pier to my 2nd-floor studio, then to the beach beyond after a cocktail or two.

Wondering how to get there?

Follow the path from the pier, follow Main Street for a few hundred meters.

Take a left onto Back Street. It's on your right-hand side next to Dollarful Realty. If you've passed Best Kebab on your left, you've gone too far.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

A slice of a seaview from the studio rooftop.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cyans drying above the studio sink

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Rama painted cyanotype on silk organza

Test for one of several hangings commissioned for a restaurant in Siem Reap last year.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Feng shui mirror reflecting the sea from my studio rooftop.

The Cyan Studio's in the middle of Yung Shue Wan village, on the way to Hung Shing Yeh beach.