Handmade watercolors by seamountainco

I’d like to talk about seamountainco, one of my favorite watercolors! Seamountainco is a local store that specializes in portable handmade watercolor sets & notebooks. Their products are perfect for those who love to travel! The owner is a dear friend of mine & also one of the co-founding members of January Makers PH. ♥ Though we are friends, this post is not sponsored in any way & is not biased. Hopefully.

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(This post is long overdue. I planned on posting this last July 2017! But I was too lazy to do the sample artworks.)

The basic set (middle tin with 4 watercolor half pans).

We received one of the first batches of the Basic set last February 2017. You can read more about that here. The Basic set includes a portable tin can, four artist grade handmade watercolors in half pans that are highly pigmented with excellent light fastness. The four colors are: Ultramarine Blue, Indian Red, Yellow Ochre, and Raw Earth Umber.

We were tasked with reviewing the quality of the first batch. It really is highly pigmented. Just one swipe is enough. ♥ I used to joke that her watercolor is similar to the dishwashing liquid commercial: “Isang patak, sangkatutak!“. HAHA sorry.

On fabriano acquarello postcard paper.

What can you do with the Basic Set? I usually use mine for my sunflower watercolor paintings. I really love the yellow ochre for this. Its versatile that it can do the light yellows and also do the darker, muted tones that I want on my paintings. (Did that make sense?!). The only problem I think is the green. You can mix Ultramarine & Yellow Ochre to create an Olive green, but its not my preferred tone of green.

On further meet-ups, I received these from Jean: Philippine Indigo (aka #Jeandigo), Venetian Red, Verona Green, Cassel Earth, and Nicosia Green. I also bought the Purple Ochre, Pink Pipestone and Gold during our recent bazaar.

Clockwise from Top Right: Philippine Indigo, Venetian Red, Purple Ochre, Gold, Pink Pipestone, Nicosia Green, Verona Green, and Cassel Earth.

Even though seamountainco aims to cater to those who love to travel, their sets are also versatile in other subjects. My fellow January Makers PH members can attest to that! Check out their works below:

I’m very happy with my seamountainco set. ♥ I plan on buying more when I get the chance! HAHA.

You can follow seamountainco on Instagram & Facebook! For online orders, click here. ♥

Something New

On one of my recent art tambays with Hannah, we talked about our art. I told her that I was tired of painting flowers, that I didn’t want to known as the girl who can only paint one thing. She agreed saying that she was also tired of seeing my sunflower paintings, “eww”. Of course she said it in jest, but it got to me a bit HAHA. So I decided I’ll try to paint something different, something new. I went with food illustration which is Monique’s specialty.

Matcha Parfait & Halo-halo. ♥

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It all started with the left painting. I was craving for Kissako’s matcha parfait that time, so I painted it HAHA. The right one was a request by a friend. I used a Sakura Gelly roll for the whites for both paintings. Speaking of Kissako, we went there last year to have that same parfait. Read more about it on Inggo’s blog. (Yup, it’s back!)

I also attempted to paint Friuli Trattoria‘s margherita pizza and ravioli. I don’t like my first attempt, haha. Its a bit obvious that I tried to save the drawing with inks. I’ll try better next time. I also painted my favorite dessert from said resto: their tiramisu gelato (below, left). The pyramid-shaped thing is their pharaoh’s delight gelato. I thought it looked challenging to paint a white gelato.

Avocado Sans Rival (Left) & Avocado Cupcake (Right).

I find food illustration a bit challenging. From the photo above, I tried inking the paintings to see what it would look like. I liked the effects on the cake, but meh on the cupcake. These are Lia’s Cakes in Seasons cakes. ♥ I already blogged about them here. The avocado sans rival is my favorite!

Puto Bumbong Cake (Left) and Avocado Cheesecake (Right).

More Lia’s Cakes. I haven’t tried the puto bumbong cake yet, but I’m really curious about the taste. Their only branch is in Kapitolyo, so its a bit of a hassle to commute from where I live (QC). The avocado cheesecake is also one of my favorites.


And finally, I tried painting matcha desserts referenced online. I tried to make different line thickness for the white parts and failed. HAHA. The main color that I used here is Winsor & Newton’s Sap green, mixed with a bunch of random colors.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience with food illustration. Its a bit challenging on deciding on how I want to render the drawing: to ink or not, to be realistic with it or as loose as I can. I used my moleskine watercolor pad for this (which I bought years ago and didn’t like). But now I love this pad HAHA. I guess through experience with watercolor? I want to try painting food again soon, but for now, I’ll try another different subject.

Society 6

As said in my previous blog post, I’ll describe each website in detail.

So what is society 6?

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My Society 6 shop. ♥

Society 6 was the first e-commerce website that I first registered with. I heard about it through Youtube. I found out that you could have your artworks printed in their 30+ available products. You just need to pay $1 to become a registered artist/seller.


Some of my artworks.

Edit info page.

Uploading an artwork takes a bit of time, although I’m not sure if its just my internet at home. The photo above shows the next page once you’ve uploaded your artwork. Even typing the title, tags, and description has a bit of typing lag/delay. It’s weird!

Create products page.

From there you could adjust the prices for the art print, framed art print, and canvas prints. But you can’t adjust the prices anywhere else. To make your artwork available to their other products, you need to edit and resize it to the required dimensions. It can take a bit of time to get used to this, but when you finally upload your work it’s rewarding in a weird way.

Upload your artwork on different products like notebooks, bags, clocks, etc.

You can find templates for society 6 products on their website or online from other people. Some products that I’d want to try next time are the backpacks & duffle bags. I’m not sure yet how my flowers would look on those products! Haha.

My notebooks. ♥

Another cool thing about Society 6 is that sometimes they offer free shipping! They’re the most frequent website that offers this promo. They also have different promos every other week so be sure to check the site out.

Overall I’m happy with Society 6. By uploading my artworks, I get a bit of passive income that goes straight to my paypal account every end of the month. I also get to improve my photoshop skills by editing my artworks and learning new techniques to make my workflow faster.

The only thing left is to market myself more. HAHA.

Please check out my Society 6 shop if you want my art. ♥


So sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been sick twice already this month. One was the week long fever, and currently I have coughs. Maybe because of fatigue or the weather, I don’t know. I only know that I need to be healthier. I still have a lot of things to talk about, but I need to rest first. So see you soon, blog. I’ll come back.

Ragnarok Addiction

Suffrie x Rainee forever ♥

Last year, it was announced that the first MMORPG in the Philippines will return. Ragnarok Online opened its servers once again. Obviously, I made fanarts.

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During my marker phase. ♥ I drew differently back then!

I’ve already mentioned my addiction to Ragnarok from this post. So, obviously we (those on the cover image) hardcore played the game. It was our first time to play together on an official server though! I don’t think I’ve mentioned here before, but I met Inggo at RF Online instead of Ragnarok. It was also a good thing that are chosen jobs are perfect for each other! ♥

Full Support Priestess & Agi/Dex Hunter. ♥

The 3rd jobs: Ranger & Arch Bishop.

I’ve also mentioned this on Instagram. I think that you need to be obsessed with something in order to improve your art. I’ve accumulated a ton of fanart because I was this obsessed with this game! If I would compare my artwork from 2003 to now, I could say that there really was an improvement on everything: anatomy, color selection, inking, etc. Not the best, but there’s personal improvement.

Left: Watercolor practice | Right: Color pencil practice.

These were some requests from my former guildmates on Fenrir server.

I would also like to note that the watercolor pieces were made with canson paper and prang watercolors. They’re the student grade representatives for watercolor and I still love using them! I don’t have to worry about anything, I just had to create. ♥

And I think I have to draw more with this style. I still need improvement!


As said in my previous blog post, I’ll try to describe these sites in detail.

So what is inprnt?

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My InPrnt shop.

From their website:

Since our founding in 2006, INPRNT has worked to help artists spend more time doing what they love by producing the highest quality art prints from start to finish. We fulfill their orders with care and professionalism, including world-class printing, shipping and customer service.

Something unique about this site is that you after you register, you’ll need to be approved by the Inrprnt community before you could sell your works. You could also join the community by invitation from approved members. They get an invite every month.

Pros / CONs

Once approved by the community, its very easy to get started. You just need to click the blue icon above to add a new print. See below:


Adding a new print is easy. Just follow the instructions on the right for the file requirements.

You could also set the pricing for your products.

You could also check the additional products if you want to sell them on different products asides from art prints. They have a limited selection compared to its counterparts, but I really like the simplicity of this website. You could also set promo codes or discounts for your followers.

I also like the look of my shop. It looks so clean and organized. ♥

My art prints.

The framed art print gallery looks so nice. ♥

Art cards. ♥

Please check out my inprnt shop if you want my art prints. ♥

Ragnarok Online – Marker process

I’ve been digging around my external hard drive and found some photos that I haven’t shared yet. These are my work in progress / process photos of a fanart that I did years ago. How old? Around 4 years.

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before on my blog. During my teenage years, I’ve been obsessed with the MMORPG Ragnarok Online. I played in the official Philippine Ragnarok Online servers from 2003 – 2007 (Fenrir server represent!) and played at private servers from 2007 onward. At around 2011 or 2012, I played with my friends from another game called Fantasy Earth Zero on a private server after FEZ closed down. These are our characters from the said private server:

Sketch! ♥

From upper left: Vorg (Royal guard), Kharn (Sura), Lhaikz (Geneticist), me (Arch bishop), Lower left: Melt (Geneticist)

Right of me: Pants (Sorcerer), Below me: Fols (Guillotine Cross)

Inked version. I used my leftover unipins from college.

You have to check your inking pens first if they’re compatible with markers. Some pens bleed when used with markers. I learned that the hard way huhu. I also use various thickness for the unipins namely: 0.05, 0.1, and 0.3. 0.05 is the hardest to find.

I dunno what happened to the fur HAHA.

It’s either lack of skill or laziness.

Coloring process. I always start with flesh tones first.

During our third year, we had an interior design class that required our plates to be rendered in markers instead of watercolors. I only had zig kurecolor and shin han touch markers back then (and a limited color palette for interiors) because they were expensive. After the said class though, I still collected them and branched out to flesh tones and other colors. It was also during that time that a local store named Fullybooked started selling the Letraset Pro and Tria markers.

I also worked from right to left because I’m left-handed. (with a handkerchief because of sweaty palm)

Doing all the same colors will also save time.

Close-ups. Even though Melt & Lhaikz were the same class, they had different color schemes. (Because its a private server lol).

Lhaikz & I. They did that pose because Fols’ headgear was a bunnyband.

I think it was only Pants and I that had the original Ragnarok colors. The others customized theirs.

Sometimes I use a very light violet for shadows. I think this was Mauve Violet – Touch marker.

Finished! ♥

From what I remember, this was my first artwork that I did with a lot of people on it. Although not anatomically correct, I still had fun. My friends also liked this image too. They’re been asking recently if I could make another one soon. Maybe I should? If I have time. I’m not sure if I’ll use markers or watercolor, though!

Planting my digital garden

#Real talk: being a freelancer is hard. I’m currently juggling my interior design projects, making new artworks, and selling it through bazaars. But I’d like to think that I’m planting all of my “seeds” in my imaginary art garden by doing everything that I love. Three of those “seeds” are my Society 6 , Redbubble , and Inprnt accounts.

So what are these sites?

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These are e-commerce websites that will do the most of the work for you (printing, production, delivery, and customer sales service). All you have to do is register & upload your artwork to their websites. You can customize them into art prints, pillow cases, phone cases, and a lot more products.

Hustle kahit Hassle.

Since I can’t do international shipping for now, these e-commerce sites help me with selling my artworks online. I get a profit every time customers buy from my online shops. And, well, since these e-commerce websites do most of the work, they get a percentage of profit for every item sold.


In a way, I’m grateful that I tried these e-commerce websites. I got to improve my Adobe Photoshop skills preparing my artworks into their different products. Although preparing my artworks for printing takes a bit of time, it’s a small matter since I’m also fast with photoshop. And once you upload it, you just wait for it to give you passive income. I’ll write a separate blog post for each website soon. ♥

I do hope these seeds will bloom soon. ♥

I’m planning on making new products this year so I could sell them locally through bazaars. I hope I could make this come true!