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.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Dog Equation

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Pygmalion's Sculpture

Pygmalion is a gifted woman-hater sculptor in the Roman Myths.  He eventually fell in love with Galatea, a sculpture he made.  In the end Venus, the Goddess of Love, made Galatea human and she and Pygmalion got married.

Happy 2019 everyone!