Tuesday, 4 August 2009

THE MAGICAL FISH



Title : The Magical Fish
Media : Acrylic on Canvas
Size : 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm
Painted by : Muhammad Zulkarnain (Nine)
Year made : March 2009
Status : Private Collection

Description:
The illustration is about Nine's imaginary magical fish. In the video attached, you'll hear his explanation on his inspiration.




Story:
This is Nine's first canvas drawing. He did lot more small sketches on paper and combine painting with his brother Azhan earlier.

I give total freedom to my boys in drawing their sketches. They can choose any subject of interest, how they want to draw and as many as they want. However when they've decided to paint it on canvas they need to prove to me that their sketched idea well worth for painting. You will be amazed to listen at how they persuade me to let proceed to canvas painting.

To be honest, I always give a little pressure to them when they've started to paint on the canvas. I want them to understand the difference between sketches and final painting. Paint and canvas are not cheap and they need to value that as well. So next time when they decide to paint on canvas, they must ensure that they really want to paint it!

I saw Nine scribble a sketch of this fish on their black board at home. It is rather strange and unique fish. When I asked Nine about his painting, his explanation was even more bizarre than his painting. Based on his explanation and sketch I decided the drawing should be on canvas. He was really excited to hear that his sketch would go on a canvas. Because it is his first solo canvas, I did not put such big expectation and pressure. I wanted him to enjoy his first painting experience whilst learning to take pressure accordingly.
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12 comments:

Yanie Nasir said...

so creative. just like his father :)

Shaharul Baharuddin said...

good job 9 !

FADZLAN RIZAN JOHANI said...

Thanks Yanie, you are as creative as it said.
My boys will be my rival.

FADZLAN RIZAN JOHANI said...

thanks bro Shahrul, Nine will be happy and excited to hear someone comment on his painting.
Kalau hang tulis melayu, haram tak paham la dia..haha.(nak kena bukak kelas bahasa)

Karim Hamid said...

Lan, I have to say, I am proud of you more than your kid... I have had my father doing the same thing as you did to your kid; to allow the child to flourish on his/her own, with heaps of guidance and support. Believe me, even after you're gone, your kid will know and appreciate the 'essence' that you have inherited onto him, more than any other inheritances that you could possibly leave behind...

The other day, I was watching TV, about a number of kids, after watching TV, telling what their ambitions are... It kills me, deep inside, to know that most of them, could not achieve their ambitions, because their parents would be either too arrogant or ignorant about nurturing their children's dream, and let it 'die'...

Keep it up, and I hope the two of you learned from each other, and more importantly, had a blast of time spent together.....

Kudos!

Johani Md Zain said...

wow.. wonderful magical fish?

Mohd Zahir Yen said...

salute to both of u! 9 exploring his unstopable creativity

Jade Ang said...

"nice work, Fadzlan..."

wardina said...

"proud of mummy's little boy's artwork"

Fiza said...

so cool...

Cynthia Yong said...

I love your blog! ur kids are super cool!!!! painting is ready! its on facebook already and my blog soon!

FADZLAN RIZAN JOHANI said...

thanks fiza...maybe you should see it in real life someday.