Artworks (Dec 2016 – March 2017)

When was the last time I did a compilation post? I think its been months. So here are some artworks I did during December last year up to March. These are the artworks that weren’t featured in previous blog posts.

Self portrait in different styles.

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Watercolor test on a local paper brand. I hate it so much lol.

Fabriano paper test. This is the 63php pack that I found at Fullybooked. They also sell it at National bookstore. Both sides are okay for watercolor. Currently loving this brand. β™₯

More portrait practice. Left: Berkeley watercolor paper | Right: Monologue notebook.

Sunflower art I did when Hannah came over to visit one day at home. β™₯

I need to make more art. I’m running out of blog posts HAHA.

Monologue (May-July)

I’m back! Still can’t transfer my photos from my phone to laptop through USB connection, but I discovered that I can transfer through the ASUS app Sharelink. SO –Β I’m halfway through my Monologue notebook. Thinking whether I should get another one soon or to upgrade to Stillman & Birn or Strathmore notebook. The reason? Some pages of the Monologue soft sketch book won’t absorb the paint as shown below. (The hair on the left drawing).

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Argh. I hate the effect! But still, progress is still progress. As usual, the realistic portraits are referenced from Pinterest. The anime-ish ones are mine. My watercolor set is Prang (unless otherwise stated), and I use my Craftdoodle waterbrushes. πŸ™‚

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Left: I like the hands / Right: Galaxy hair without the white speckles yet.

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The left drawing doesn’t look the same as the reference HAHA.

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Left: My Sola β™₯ / Right: I don’t like the final render huhu

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Left: I used my Reeves watercolor pan set here / Right: Loose pencil sketch with loose rendering. 😐

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Then I tried fashion drawings. Haha.

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Left: I already posted this on the last Monologue post / Right: I tried blending the skin by adding water on dried paint.

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Left: I used my officemate’s Simbalion watercolor set. Too powdery for me / Right: Kimono girl sketch.

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Left: Self portrait with light wash / Right: Sketch of Sona, a League of Legends hero.

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Left: Progress artwork with wet on wet technique. / Right: I tried to render with more shadows. Doesn’t look like the original though!

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I’m now into drawing leaves as shown here. HAHAHA.

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The first & last image are my latest drawings. Not sure if I should finish the left one. I like the wash effect but I was supposed to put more detail on the lanterns. The right one is still unfinished. It needs more leaves in the background.

I’m glad that I can still paint.Β β™₯ Mostly during break times in the office. Speaking of which, I need to do those “requested” portraits soon. Argh.

Until next time?

Monologue (Dec-April)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been bringing around my Monologue soft sketch almost everywhere so I could sketch or paint whenever I have free time. Well, it worked, HAHA. Although my backpack is a bit heavier now since I also bring my Prang set, I don’t mind since I can paint anytime and anywhere. β™₯ So here are my artworks from December 2015 to April 2016.

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Left: obviously tried typography and failing AHAHA / Right: First artwork. I love the bloom effects.

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Left: Living room interior sketch without using a ruler HUHU / Right: So colorful. *u*

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I did this during our stay at Dive & Trek, Batangas. β™₯

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I didn’t like the artwork that I did on this page. So I covered it with some loose Canson paper artworks and washi tape.Still in the water / lily / girl phase.

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Left: First try with my Craft doodle waterbrush β™₯ / Right: First time to try out the Craft doodle waterbrush care of Jean.

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Left: I still don’t know what to do with her / Right: Referenced from a photo. Used my Reeves watercolor pan set.

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Referenced from photo. Used Prang on this one.

Overall, I’m quite satisfied with the Monologue notebook. I actually like the bloom effect on some artworks. The paper buckles with wet on wet technique, but since this is just for practice, I don’t mind that much. The A5 one is the right size for me. One complaint though is that the price of this brand now is ridiculous due to the increasing demand here in the Philippines. I bought mine for around 330php last November 2015. When I checked last month the price was at 470php. The bigger size (A4? I think) I got for 300php years ago, now it’s 700+php. Sigh!

Do you know any online sellers for this? I’d love to hoard this notebook, but with reasonable price.

Twenty six.

I just turned another year older as of writing. β™₯ And I won’t go to work later for the reason that I just want to be happy on my birthday. (Sigh!) Here’s an artwork that I did for a watercolor group. Quickly doodled on my Monologue soft sketch book. They’re a cheaper alternative to Moleskine, around 300-350php. (edit: I found out that they’re around 470php now! Grr!) A lot of PH artists recommend this notebook, so I bought one out of curiosity (and when I finally found a store that has stock). After using it for a couple of artworks, I love it! I want to hoard more. β™₯

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