A rough photo trace while playing around with newly installed software on a new computer. I didn’t care too much about how it looked as I was just getting a feel for the new system and new tools. The result turned out to be a sort of interesting place that I’d probably like to hang out in.
Been using lunch break as a time to try out my new water brush. Started out a little hesitant with it but after a while I got the hang of it. It’s a pretty handy and portable brush to use while traveling or to paint during break time.
More sketching practice with the tablet. This is a drawing of Dave. Apart from being an awesome boyfriend, he’s also an amazing photographer/ambrotypist. Check out his wet plate collodion work at www.frederickavery.co.uk
Test running my first ever drawing tablet that I got as a surprise, pre-birthday gift from my best friend Ingrid. (THANK YOU!!!)
*note: persons illustrated in the following comics are much better looking in person
And check out this strip that my friend, comic artist and writer, JB Gamboa made. These were partially inspired by real events that happened at the Komikon Indieket. (thanks for coming with me JB, and sorry for being such a girly noob hehe)
Just found out
“Please don’t go. We’ll eat you up. We love you so.”
(Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, 1963)
McBinged on McFries for McDinner. Now I wanna McVomit.
While renewing my US Visa this week, there was a major delay due to computer glitches. This is what I had to stare at for about two and a half hours in the sweltering heat.
Mangosteen rotting on a pretty plate.
Blackish brownish bananas.
I draw things on my desk because I don’t know what else to draw. I need to get out more.
The latest mermaid fantasy TV series to splash on to screens this summer features my group Splash Dance Aqua Shows performing as mermaids!
Check us out in the opening billboard of Aryana:
video owned and produced by ABS-CBN
Everything’s a game.
Sun, summer, sweat, tan lines.
Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love
Hey girl! Let down your golden hair.
How many millions more? More than you can count with your fingers. Much more.
And we have but two hands to start making it better. One small act of kindness at a time.
I find myself revisiting an exercise I started doing about 2 years ago, where I challenged myself to do a drawing a day.
The challenge lasted for about six months until it got to the point that I felt it became counter productive as the daily obligation led me to resent drawing or painting anything. This time around I figured I’d take the pressure off myself and do a drawing as often as I can. The guidelines this time is to do it first thing in the morning and as quickly as possible. Speed kills the inner critic so getting something on the page quickly, even if I don’t know where its going, is the most effective way for me to get something done. Again, the goal here is not perfection but process, and more specifically on spontaneity. On the psychological aspect of it, I suspect it opens a window into what is occupying my mind. Based on today’s output, its obvious that I am occupied with my current aquatic activities. A lot of this summer is going to be spent in the pool or in the ocean for the swimming lessons I’m teaching and for the new mermaid TV show that will be airing soon. Loads of fun!
With everything shutting down for Holy Week I was hoping to be able to make more artworks. What I didn’t anticipate was my own mental and physical shut down from the heat wave. The most I could manage these past days was sitting as still and as comfortably as I could in front of a fan with a large glass of ice cold water. At least I managed to get this watercolor sketch done in spite of an overwhelming urge to just stick my head in the freezer.
Playing with poster paint and black paper. I like the brights on black.