Monday, May 25, 2020

My BFF

I had a best friend named Lavender.
We ran, sang and played together all the time.


But as time pass by, Lavender grew up and doesn’t need me anymore.


And while I’m sad, I know I had to go back to the Imaginary Friends Land.


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Disclaimer: This was inspired by a historical romance novel I was reading a while back.  I just scribbled this in my notebook so I remember (I am forever forgetting stories if I don't write it down right away), unfortunately I forgot to write down the title and author of the book.  Apologies for this.

And... I finally tried using markers for my illustrations.  I stumbled upon my sister's Faber-Castell's Colouring Pens (which she hasn't used for years) and I like how the art looks different.  Still prefer water colors though.


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Me and the Tribe

I am the luckiest guy in the world.  When an opportunity to visit an indigenous tribe came up, I had to volunteer.  After all, I am an explorer and exploring is what we do.


Surprisingly, the tribe let me into their fold.  They danced and sang while they gave me the most scrumptious food.

And now they let me into a hot tub to wipe away the dust and grime on my face.

I am a very lucky guy indeed.

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. :)