For my birthday a few years ago, two friends both gifted me the huge Van Gogh notebook usually seen in bookstores. Both of them said that sunflowers reminded them of me. One is kept in my office pedestal, while Aira’s gift is here at home. During the early days of the pandemic, I tried out watercolors on one of them out of curiosity. I never know this could take watercolors!
Here are some of the post-processed artworks that I did! In real life though, the paper is wrinkled because of too much water. Its a good thing that I invested in a new scanner so I could scan and clean my works. It was a nice change of pace of just painting, without any pressure of making good art.
I also treated this sketchbook for its true purpose. Which is sketching! Most artists get pressured into creating that perfect, complete, and professional sketchbook. Not mine though! I also spilled coffee on the side and most pages are stained hahaha.
Theo and Philo , a local chocolate brand, also held a wrapper design contest that year. The winner will get chocolate! I love their unique chocolate flavors so of course I joined. It was my first time combining traditional elements with digital items. I didn’t win though! But I got to experience something new, and helped me with my photoshop skills.