Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First February Post!

The Green Queen
Pen, Ink, Markers
I've been working on this for three days (mainly because I got distracted/ side-tracked by several things like the TV, internet and get togethers with friends). So for the month of February, this is my first post! I'm quite excited for February because for me, this month will be a very literal life changing month. I'm going to start school in Singapore (FZD School of Design). I can't wait to learn more about art and design and experience life living without the comforts of home here in the Philippines. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Swan Vogue

I've been doing a lot of pen and ink illustrations lately, so I decided to go back to the good old pencil. I bought a sepia pencil which was pretty fun to render with. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Practice Day 1

I've decided to draw small and simple items to practice different techniques. For today, I wanted to try pointilism with a marker. Fruits: papaya, apple, orange, pear :) 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Four Horsemen

I got sick, so I had to stop working on this last week. But now I'm feeling much better, so I decided to finish it today. It's my interpretation of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Not entirely accurate, but again, just an interpretation. I actually researched what the horsemen looked like. Apparently, one has a sword, another has a bow, one actually has a scale and the last one was death. I drew this on my sketchbook and just added the brown coloring in Photoshop.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pens and Markers

Just a random drawing I made when I was sick. I couldn't do anything really big since I needed to sleep most of the day away. I'm feeling better now, so hopefully I can finish the big drawing I'm currently working on. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Playing with Watercolor

Today I wanted to take a break from Pen and Ink. With the help of my teacher, I made this androgynous person (my peg was really a woman). I had fun using unconventional colours for the face. I think I shall make more portraits like these :) This is my first try, so I hope to improve as I move along. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Doodle for the New Year

I watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows today with my friends. Even though it's "rotten" on the tomatometer, I still say it was a pretty damn good movie. I personally enjoyed it. Anyway, I bought a new sketchpad that can fit in smaller bags (since my A4 sketchbook is a rather cumbersome thing to carry). I was doodling this in Cafe Ti Amo with my friends. I must say that I rather enjoy chatting while sketching with people who are also passionate about art :)

"Demons on my Back"
Purple Pencil :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year, Dragon Style

It's the year of the Dragon...soon (since Chinese New Year is just around the corner), and I must say 2012 has started out GREAT! Today James Jean went to my old school to have a talk about his work and art in general. His talk was short but insightful, informative yet funny. I'm being a loser by saying that I'm so damn glad he shook my hand and signed my book and moleskine! I even snapped some pictures with him! He's the kind of artist I want to emulate. I think that to succeed in this industry you have to not only love what you do, but also know how to market this to the rest of the world. James Jean was able to convey his thoughts with his art and he managed to produce tangible items that people would be able to keep for themselves. I hope one day I can express myself as well as he does. And it sure doesn't hurt to have a lucrative career in the art industry! This is quite a great inspiration for the start of a new year, so I'm very much looking forward to living out an awesome 2012.