Sunday, January 24, 2010

twenty one: when i need it the most


Tomorrow's the big day--the day I'll start my teaching career for real, but I feel like I'm losing my mind/head even before...I really need you Mr. Brain. Don't go missing now.

Where is my head, when I need it the most? (Did this for fun while listening to the song called 'Where is my boy').

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

nineteen: illustration Friday "wilderness"

The wilderness is sometimes like a playground for some kids. Just be careful of the wolves (?)

Pigment liners, magic pens and color pencils.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seventeen: W.I.P Edie in head piece

WIP: A portrait of the doll "Edie" (originally by Marina B)


I'm not sure if I would be able to finish this before I go for my posting. I still am not sure where my placement would be. But I sure do hope that internet connection would be available wherever I go.


You wont get it right the first time, I promise you. But you wont get anywhere without that first time.

I can't seem to finish this faster because for three days now, I seem to lost the enthusiasm and the 'energy' to work 'hard'.

Pray for the best (and most awesomeness) for my future.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

sixteen

My friend's recommendation on how to start a class on the first day ever as a teacher. Barney style.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fifteen: comic for Schoolmattertsome


A quick comic page sketch for Schoolmatterstome. We're opening up a new site. Coming soon.

It's sad that most students that I have asked only go to school just because they have to. They just don't realize how many chances of being awesome that they missed when they are ignorant of school matters.

No matter how sucky the education system seems, its importance overwrites the sucky-ness part. It's like watching Matrix trilogy to feel the awesomeness; but you have to bear the corny parts.

Maybe there's a better metaphor? But you got the point?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fourteen: illustration Friday "confined"


Confined: limited or restricted

"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it." Terry Pratchett




I may be thinking too much most of the time; I am after all as they call it the person who likes to overthink things (as if I'm not trying to stop over-thinking things).

But I like to think that my thoughts are important and at times are fruitful. So, I'm gona stay the way I am.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thirteen: Project FanArt 2--Alice in Wonderland

This is another piece for my personal FanArt Project.

I was working on another portrait of Marina’s Doll [here] when I decided I need a rest from pencils. So I went straight to this Alice piece.

I finished its line art a few weeks ago and put it up along with other sketches in this piece [here].

Now that I have my scanner, I decided to color it! Yey! Thus, the result:



Actually, I got the idea when I thought about wearing a costume of Alice myself (I am a big fan of Alice/Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass). Then I thought—if I’m wearing Alice costume, I’d wish my ‘mister’ can wear the White Rabbit suit! “Follow the white rabbit” alright! heheh

This is my first time coloring using Photoshop. I know it’s really flat. I didn’t make any effort to make shades or shadows of the color. It’s honestly my first step in learning. And as you can see too the background is really awful (it’s empty). I suck with backgrounds.

I’m open to criticism and suggestions on how to better my skills. ;) Please do comment if you have any.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Twelve: Small sketches and sewing project

Sketch: Lady in Green.

Sketch: Brader pelik.

Sewing project: Camera+phone pouches. Hairband.
Ini cincai punya kerja. Totally hand sewn.

Eleven: Project FanArt 1 -- emerald

Marina-B (Enchanted Doll: Emerald)

Remember this post?

That was the first time I knew about the Enchanted dolls. I was mesmerized by all of them. They are beautiful.

I'm not really a doll collector and anyways, I don't think I can ever afford them. So I decided to draw them. First doll--Emerald.

Photo
Scanned Image

Reference picture here

And I'm planning to draw another 2 of them before the end of this month..

Wish me all the best. ;)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ten: "Tuff Cat Myhero" on tee


This is as obvious is a really fat cat. He's my hero. Why? He ate all my nightmares last night. And also all the monsters in the closet and under my bed..He surely is 'tuff'!!

Inspired by a cat named Beethoven which known and loved by many many Marjonians; I'm sure. And also inspired by a man that might love that cat more than he loves his girlfriend; sometimes.

Face close-up.

"Stomach" close-up.

How it'd look like on a 'fake' tee.

How it'd look like on a real tee.

This photo (the artwork) is actually taken by a digital-compact camera. Please excuse the quality. I'll replace this with a proper scanned image; once my scanner arrives. Photo of real white shirt is not mine. Pasted my artwork there using 'paint' only; for a preview. Hehe.

Interested? Please leave a comment.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Nine: "don't Let the world part Us" on tee


Another try on designing for tee. I hope this doesn't come across as a 'sweet lovey dovey' artwork. It's not. I made the color red and black to show sadness in anger. "We simply shouldn't let the world part us."
Excuse the watermark. Here's how it would look like on a white T:



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This photo (the artwork) is actually taken by a digital-compact camera. Please excuse the quality. I'll replace this with a proper scanned image; once my scanner arrives. Photo of white shirt is not mine. Pasted my artwork there using 'paint' only; for a preview. Hehe.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Eight: "Blue Nature" on shirt


Currently trying to design for t-shirts. I'm not sure if this is any good. Excuse the watermark. Here's how it would look like on a white T:


Interested? Please leave a comment.

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This photo (the artwork) is actually taken by a digital-compact camera. Please excuse the quality. I'll replace this with a proper scanned image; once my scanner arrives. Photo of white shirt is not mine. Pasted my artwork there using 'paint' only; for a preview. Hehe.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Seven: Illustration Friday: Renewal

"The art of Forgiveness"

Forgiving is like the cleansing of the heart. Somewhat an act of renewal.

Friday, January 1, 2010

six: big bird


I've been asking from and reading 'articles' written by a number of artists (amateur and pros) and they all seem to have one same common advice:
Don't stop drawing. Keep on practicing. It doesn't matter what you draw, as long as you keep on drawing.
... or something like that. So, I'm trying to take that advice; while aiming for this too *blekkhh*:
Get out of your comfort zone! Try something new.
This photo is actually taken by a phone camera. Please excuse the quality. I'll replace this with a proper scanned image; once my scanner arrives.