Forgot to blog about this last month, but my work was also included in Cancervant’s 6th Pay Ink Forward event!
Click here to see the virtual exhibit.
The prompt is trending again on Instagram. So let’s do this again! ♥Read More
The first photo shows the works that I am proud of. The orchid pattern that I created for a contest (which made me try out patterns for POD sites), a white anemone flower that I really loved the rendering of, a bunch of bright poppies for world watercolor month, a lotus experiment with gold poster paint, a fully fledged gold poster painting of an orchid (that I donated to our office for their donation drive!), a set of poppies painted on stubborn paper by a stubborn artist, my katmon painting for an exhibit, and finally, a red rose that will forever be a challenge.
The second photo shows the works that I experimented with. I used most of my art materials this year. On days that I don’t paint flowers, I usually do portraits or food instead. But someday I hope to do animals and landscapes too! I experimented with: himi miya gouache, started sketching again with pencils, played with ink and gold paint, food illustrations with my usual palette, and finally used my markers again and color pencils. ♥
Also got a new watercolor palette! I bought the Mijello Mission Gold Pure Pigment set and its a dreammmm to work with! The paints are vibrant and I sometimes have a hard time adjusting to it lol. But its really great! Just need more practice. ♥
Overall, I’m happy with my works this year. I created art at my own quiet and steady pace that I wished for last year. I experimented with art materials! I tried out all of my ideas. ♥
I wish for it to continue to next year.
Last month, the Philippine Botanical Art Society and Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society, Inc. had an open call for artists for their December exhibit entitled “Punla”. The exhibit aims to showcase the beauty of indigenous and endemic plants of the Philippines.
I’m proud to say that I got in! My Katmon and Waling-waling works were selected under the botanical inspired art category.
I hope that my works could be categorized under botanical illustration in the future! Its a long, challenging, and hopefully fun road ahead HAHA. ♥
You can find the online exhibit here.
It’s time for the haul post! I had a bit of time to explore the venue since we took turns manning our booth.Read More
Can I just say that uploading photos in WordPress is a bit of a bitch right now? Whenever I publish a post, the image captions get jumbled up and when I try to edit them, the text separates from the image caption setting. Ugh.
Anddd I think that’s all of my haul! ♥
I will finally blog about the most coveted event of the year – StickCon MNL 2020! We got the group table for our 6 member team. ♥
Super happy with our table set-up. Shine bought a pink furry throw that we could use on our table. The table cloth usually used for cons is in black. The throw completes our girly aesthetic HAHA.
How will I describe our experience here? It was tiring yet amazing, crazy fun, and super supportive! The line outside was super long the whole day. We are grateful to everyone who attended and supported all the artists in this event. ♥ Thank you again to the organizers for another successful event. To our friends who visited, promoted, and supported our group. To table mates who understand the craziness of it all. I hope there will be a 4th one after this pandemic. But for now, let’s all STAY SAFE!
Found some pictures from some watercolor practices at home. I left my watercolor palette at my fiance’s house and I wanted to paint one night. Then I remembered that I have my Mijello tubes at home. So I used those and some extra art materials as well.Read More
It was a fun experience painting without my usual art materials. I now try to do it every other creative day. ♥
To be accepted in the most coveted event of year for the third time has a bit of pressure. I knew I needed to create something new for the con. I’ve already created stock for Feb Komiket and had a lot left over. So the only problem was making something new to entice people to attend Stickercon and visit our booth.
I had my stickers and postcards delivered to my office. Pictured above was the box that it came in. My officemates were also excited in helping me cut again this time HAHA. I gave them Coco milk tea as “salary”. Thank you so much!
I also realized that putting everything in a plastic envelope ruined some of my stickers. So I had to buy some plastic and acrylic organizers so I could sort and pack them safely. I bought these from Japan Home Center.
For the new stickers, I thought of bringing back my old sets but with new art and in kiss cut. The cut-it-yourself sticker pack didn’t last long, haha. I made and compiled artworks for Sunny (Sunflower, Rainy (Hydrangea), and Peony (Previously named Romantic) sets.
Next up would be the event proper post. I hope I could write about it soon.♥
When was the last time that I did a compilation post?! Two years ago! This feels so weird. It felt like I’ve been neglecting my blog after I got a job (I’m so sorry bb). I wanted to continue from the previous compilation blog, but I felt like I’ve blogged about most of my artworks here. The remaining ones didn’t have a lot to write about. So we’ll start with 2019. As always, photo heavy post ahead!Read More
In our Office Secret Santa, I wished for a one time big time gift – 1k worth of watercolor paper. And my secret santa delivered! Thank you to Nadine! I especially loved the gift wrapper lol. It’s already September and I still have a lot of stock left!
My last works would be from my art tambay with my cousin. Didn’t really felt that focused, I think.
And that’s it for my 2019 artworks! Hopefully I’ll post my 2020 compilations this year too.
With every convention, there is always a haul post! February Komiket is no exception. With over 800 artists, it will take a while to browse the whole area. But I think its worth it since you’ll get to discover new artists to love. And with that, below is my humble haul during my 2 days of Komiket. ♥Read More
Our artist group, January Makers PH‘s first convention for 2020 was February Komiket, held at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall B.
We’ve been to Komiket as visitors / buyers numerous times in the past. Last year, we were thinking of joining since we noticed that not all of the artists there were selling comics (although this is encouraged). Some artists were selling original and fan art prints, while some sell their handmade merch. Through some encouragement from our friends, we applied for Feb Komiket 2020 since there’s nothing to lose anyway.
Well, we got our 2 slots! One surprising thing is that they moved venues. From the usual Eton Centris events center, to the bigwig SM Megamall Megatrade Hall. Some of us had prior experience to working with malls, and this one is known for their strict protocols. There were SO many requirements and rules from both the organizers and the mall, we had to thoroughly review and clarify a lot of items through email and attend the exhibitors meeting.
Personally, I like rules. I also like emails since it will leave a paper trail if there are any possible disputes. What I don’t like are: miscommunication, wording, and timing of some announcements.
This was a 2 day event. Warning: picture heavy post ahead!
Thankful to this team. It was a fun experience! Especially our 12 feet long table HAHA. Next up would be my Komiket haul!