Welcome to BKK UNZINE art magazine, home to unseen independent artists from around the world.
The theme for the issue you’re about to read is BLOOM.Â
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Artists in this issue
Ban Rak Sun
We are very honored to have a very special artist featured in this issue, please say Hi and welcome Myria, the 10-year-old artist. Did you feel inspired already hearing that? Here is her art for the theme BLOOM, it’ll blow your mind.
Ink on paper
Beautiful Sakura flowers in “Sumi-e” or Japanese style SUMI ink drawing. Some are still buds waiting to bloom. Every year, I enjoy the spectacular sight of Sakura flowers in bloom in front of my condominium, but it only lasts for 1 week or so. I’m very moved with this fragile and transient beauty of Sakura. In Sumi-e, I only use black ink so the shading technique is very important. I hope you can feel the “color” in Sumi-e drawing!
Upcycling art: Blooming on parcel paper
Acrylic on parcel box
During COVID-19 Pandemic, people ordered many products by delivery service and this left a lot of used parcel boxes. Rather than throwing them all away, I asked myself why not create artwork on them? I painted sunflowers on a parcel box using acrylic paints. It became upcycling art, which you could decorate your home beautifully.
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We are impressed every month by how artists push the limits of art within the digital medium. Check out what Elizabeth and June have done for us this month:
Night Time Bloom
Blooming in Life
Sony a6300 (APSC); Focal length: 50mm;Â Aperture: f6;Â ISO: 200;Â Edited: Snapseed
This photograph came from a random stroll, I took along the vibrant shore of Fewa Lake, Pokhara Nepal. While blooming flowers are beautiful in itself, it is more than just beauty. It’s a journey of life moving forward transforming , transcending, creating. Keep looking and you’ll know it happens everywhere even in the most dormant object.
Impression of Lotus leaf
Ink pens on paper
I was inspired by my childhood memories of spring. As a lonely and introvert little girl, I perceived the world darker than most others. Understood by none of my peers, I expressed myself on paper, drawing and writing for hours at a time. Today, as an adult, I still express my childhood visions in my art, following the Wordsworthian Romantic ideals: ‘Return to nature.’ and ‘Child is the father of man’.
Pen on paper, watercolor and adjusted digitally in clip studio paint
Many of you guys may not know how the banana flower looks like. Here my Siamese fairy is trying to get something inside the baby banana. Yes, only a century ago before the Westerners told us it’s too uncivilized walking around with boobs hanging out, our women were topless and wearing super short hair. Luckily our food culture is not gone and even getting better so we are still eating the banana fresh and cooked.
Digital: CLIP STUDIO PAINT.
As someone who loves comic books when I heard the theme BLOOM it sounded like an onomatopoeia. I had this vision of this creature breaking free. This might be controversial, but I believe that you have detach yourself from everything to be completely free, including your roots.Â I also wanted to give that classic comic book inking with flat coloring style.