Saturday, February 22, 2020

Me, Myself and I

Due to social media there are high standards in beauty nowadays and plastic surgery is almost the norm.  I say "go" to whatever makes you happy but there's something awesome about having features from people you love stamped literally in your face.  Let us be happy with what we have and appreciate our differences.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

February Hand Lettering Postcards

These aren't exactly new material.  It was always on the back of my mind to post but never got to!

The first one was created using watercolors while the second one was created using Tombow Dual Brush pens.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

March Hand Lettering Postcards

Postcards time.

- I just like this conversation.

- True.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Rock Art (and Art Rocks!)

I never thought that I'll be spending much time Gardening, but nowadays, I am.  I now have a healthy assortment of succulents and cacti and just made rock art for the first time:

Tools used: flat rock/stones, acrylic paint, brush, Elmer's glue and water.  I used glue to make DIY Mod Podge.  It's the first time I ever heard of Mod Podge and to those as clueless as I am, Mod Podge acts as a paint sealer.  I don't know if my Mod Podge is effective, I'll just trust that it is (FYI, the recipe that I used is 1 part glue to 3 parts water).

Whenever I do something for the first time, I'm always torn if I need to buy stuff like those professionals do.  In this case, I debated if I should buy (1) the classic Mod Podge, (2) Uni Posca Paint Markers and (3) Gesso Primer -- just because they seem like the best materials to make your rock art pop, according to YouTube tutorials and blogs. 

In the end I'm too practical.  Artists hoard stuff for a reason-- different arts need different materials!  And I had no idea if I'll enjoy creating rock art at all.  So I settled for some random acrylic paints I have at home and glue.  No primer.  I'll just buy those stuff in case I like to create more rock art in the future.

BTW, I'm still happy with the results.

My succulents and rocks look happy!

Disclaimer: I just copied the rock designs from others via Google.  So I will not be claiming that they are original designs.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Hand Lettering Postcards

I can't believe it's February already!  And of course I've got to greet everyone:

Happy Chinese New Year!
On to some other postcards:
White and Gold in Black Paper

I think it's my first time to post a non-colorful art?  In this case, the filter is just black and white. :)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

DIY: Upcycled Tin Cans

Just a commercial break from all those comics, illustrations and hand lettering stuff I've been doing.  I'm currently in a non-creative mood OR maybe I'm IN a creative mood; just not with regards to all those stuff I've been doing for years.

So I just jumped into the washi tape bandwagon.  I know, washi tapes have been here for years so I'm late into the game.  But one of my New Year's resolution is to upcycle more so I got inspired to "prettify" those tin cans I have laying around my room.

Disclaimer: blurry, at the same time, overly-filtered camera photos ahead.

This can is cute but (1) this is Christmas-inspired and it isn't Christmas anymore and (2) I got tired of seeing "Swissmiss" in the cans-- I mean, I  DO have three of this!
Just bought these washi tapes from Miniso at Php118 (around USD 2.25) per ten tapes.  As this is the first time I've bought washi tapes, I have no idea if the quality is good or if it is a good buy.  But hey, these are cute tapes so why not?

And I just looped those washi tapes around the cans.

TADA!  The finished products:

I think I could have made the execution neater but I have to admit, I love all the colors!

I have a lot of little things in my room so at least the mess looks a bit pretty.

I hope everybody is having a good 2019 so far <3

BTW, if you're interested, here is a link to my old, simple DIY posts:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Mean Girl in Fairy Tales

My panels have always been vertical as I've always thought they will show better in the blog.  In the past, whenever I try to have it in a horizontal manner, the comics always surpass the blog margins!  Thankfully, I think this one turned out well.