Monday, December 28, 2015

Doodle... floral peacocks

Ink doodle/drawing... stylized peacock flower, Moraea Villosa

Meow there, Monday!  Christmas' done and now it's about time to bid 2015 goodbye.  Time really, really flies so fast.  =^.^=

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sketch... Happy Holidays!!!

Fashion illustration... sexy santa girl

Meow there, Monday!  Happy Holidays!  Just a few more days and it's Christmas!  And a few days more and it'll be 2016!  =^.^=

Loving the new songs from the fierce and fab queens of RuPaul's Drag Race!  It's one of my fave TV shows by the way!   So, sharing a few of the songs I'm loving this holiday season...

Manila Luzon - "Slay Bells"
Loving the visual aesthetic and the song!

Courtney, Willam and Alaska - "Christmas Sweater"

Phi Phi O'hara - "Naughty or Nice"

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sketch... pop of red

Casual fall/winter outfit...  

Meow there, Monday!   A relaxed and simple OOTD for fall/winter... Of course, there is no fall or winter season here in the tropics!  =^.^=


Monday, December 7, 2015

Doodle... swirly and curly

Ink flower doodle/drawing... 

Meow there, Monday!  Getting swirlier!  A bit simpler... but this one was a lot of fun to do!  =^.^=

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sketch... blue, white and chic

Fashion sketch... white shirt and blue jeans classic look

Meow there, Monday!  Going with the classic blue and white outfit for today's fashion sketch/illustration.  Made it a bit elegant with lacy design detail and flowy chiffon sleeves.  Chic OOTD for the office!  =^.^=

Monday, November 23, 2015

Doodle... swirly flowers

Ink floral doodle... 

Meow there, Monday!  Having fun with another floral doodle using inkpens...  Made this one a bit swirly-whirly.   =^.^=

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sketch... kawaii-quickie

Fashion sketch... pink and black hair!

Meow there, Monday!  Quick kawaii-inspired hairstyle sketch...  =^.^=

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sketch... white, grey and color!

Fashion illustration/sketch... cardigan and jeans fall/autumn outfit

Meow there, Monday!  Getting closer to December and things are getting chillier, but just a bit... and only during nighttime.  Getting closer to Christmas too.  And I haven't done my holiday shopping yet!!!   =^.^=

Monday, November 2, 2015

Doodle... doodly flowery

Ink flower doodle...

Meow there, Monday!  Aaaaand another flower doodle!  These are just so much fun to make!!!  I'll try not to post another flower doodle next week... LOL...  Hope I can resist these doodles and get back to doing my fashion illustrations/sketches.  =^.^=

Monday, October 26, 2015

Doodle... inktober #4

Inktober flower doodle... 

Meow there, Monday!  Having soooooo much fun with these floral doodles... and all the swirly-whirly lines!  Added a touch of color with Copic markers and a red ballpoint pen. =^.^=

Monday, October 19, 2015

Doodle... inktober #3

Floral art nouveau-inspired doodle for Inktober...

Meow there, Monday!  Something different for today's Inktober blogpost... a flower doodle!  This one's loosely based on the Clematis flower.  Added the swirly-whirly lines 'coz I looooove Art Nouveau.  It's probably my most fave art movement/style.  And partly also inspired by the adult coloring book craze.  Although mine's more inking/doodling than coloring!  I find the inking/doodling and the creative aspect of it much more fun and relaxing.  

Fun art time with my green tea and sketchbook!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Doodle... inktober #2

Inktober sketch... asymmetrical, layered short hairstyle

Meow there, Monday!  Another inktober sketch... and still a hairstyle/girl fashion sketch. This is an old, half-filled sketchbook I found recently.  Wasn't quite fond of it back then because of it's small size, hence the half-filled state of it.  I always use the 9" x 12" ones.  But now I'm loving it's compact size!   It's an A5.   =^.^=

Used ballpoint pen, fine-tip marker, a couple of inkpens and watercolor for a bit of subtle color.  Still referenced from one of my pins on Pinterest, but I tweaked it a bit and made the hairstyle a bit edgy.  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Doodle... inktober!

Meow there, Monday!  It's October and thought I'd try doing an Inktober sketch.  Referenced from one of my hairstyle pins on Pinterest.  I used ballpoint pen, inkpen, marker... and a bit of watercolor.  I couldn't resist adding a bit of color!   Just a subtle bit...  =^.^=

Monday, September 28, 2015

Illustration... J. Mendel Spring 2016

fashion illustration... J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2016

Meow there, Monday!  J. Mendel's Spring 2016 collection for today's fashion illustration/sketch... Beautiful collection!  This blue, flowy dress is one of my fave pieces in the collection!  =^.^=

Monday, September 21, 2015

Illustration... Lela Rose Spring 2016

Fashion illustration... Lela Rose Spring-Summer 2016 

Meow there, Monday!  Loving this fun, flowy and flowery dress by Lela Rose for Spring 2016!  A lot of lovely and beautiful pieces in the collection...  My fave is this cute poppy dress!  But I also love the white/grey fringe dress a lot... simple but fun!  Of course, the metallic prints are really nice.  Feminine and very modern. =^.^=

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sketch... hair, and new music!

Meow there, Monday!  Still doing hair sketches...  Trying to do things slightly differently. This is not quite looking as I'd like though but it was fun to sketch.  Hair sketches are fun!  =^.^=

Finding new music is always a treat!  Recently discovered cumbia music on YouTube...last week actually. I'm liking it a lot!  Makes you want to dance and stomp your feet to the lively beats and rhythm!  Among my faves of the videos I've found on YouTube are by May Velasquez and her group (Cumbia Reyna).  Loving her deep and sultry voice, her stage presence, and her band is quite good too!  They're so much fun to watch!

 Almost an hour long concert... but my fave!  
Love every song they performed!!!

"Que Bello"

"Mis Sentimientos"

"Yo Soy La Reina"

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sketch... messy lines

Mid-length layered hairstyle with bangs...
Meow there, Monday!  Another hair sketch!  These are sooooooo much fun!  But I'm can't seem to quite get it right though.  I keep over rendering the hair!  It looks like a jumbled mess of lines...  I need more practice!  =^.^=

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sketch... loose and sketchy!

Long wavy hairstyle with bangs...

Meow there, Monday!  Felt like sketching hair... soooooooo much fun!  Doing it in a rather sketchy/stroke-y and loose style. This is based on one of the pins I found on Pinterest (here)...  Loving this cute, wavy hairstyle and I like how the bangs just frames the face. =^.^=

Used watercolor for the base layer...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sketch... weekday weekend

Casual outfit for the weekend... or weekday!

Meow there, Monday!  A casual and cute OOTD for a weekend... The new week just started and I'm already thinking of the weekend!  Anyway, just used my mechanical pencil for the outlines, thought the inkpen would be a bit too strong for the color scheme and look.  =^.^=

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sketch... sparkly ombre

simple and chic beaded ombre gown
Meow there, Monday!  Short but chic ombre evening gown, with sparkly beading in white, pink and blue... A bit princessy and prom-ish though, so maybe the grey would make it a bit more modern and less cutesy?  Maybe???  LOL... I love grey though!  But blue is still my fave color!  =^.^=

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sketch... teal and turquoise

Teal and turquoise blue shirtdress outfit.

Meow there, Monday!  Simple shirtdress outfit for today's fashion sketch. Going for vivid colors!  Liking the color combo of teal and turquoise... And finishing the look with neutral-colored accessories, to complete the nature-y theme...  =^.^=

Monday, July 27, 2015

Portrait... Franco de Vita

Franco de Vita portrait in watercolor, watercolor pencils and graphite pencils...

Meow there, Monday!  Another one of my fave singers, Franco de Vita!   I wanted to do this portrait in a loose, stroke-y style, but somehow it just went the other way around.  Anyway, I used my usual mix of art mediums:  watercolor (Prang, for the base colors), watercolor pencils (Derwent and Faber Castell) and graphite pencils (Staedtler EE and Liberty).      

Sharing some of his songs... Hard to choose which songs to include in this blogpost.  Sooooooo many beautiful songs!    =^.^=

"Te Veo Venir Soledad"
I loooooove this one!  My fave part is the last third of the song (at about 4:15)...

"Tan Solo Tu"

"Como Decirte No"

"Te Pienso Sin Querer"

"Si Tu No Estas"

"Si La Ves"

Monday, July 20, 2015

almost done but not quite!

07/27/2015 - Clickie-click (here) for the finished portrait!  =^.^=

Meow there, Monday!  Working on a new portrait... another one of my fave singers, Franco de Vita!  Almost done with it, but not quite... need to do some more final shading/rendering adjustments.  Will post the finished portrait next Monday.  I hope I don't mess this one up!  =^.^=

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sketch... suitably chic

Suit inspired cardigan outfit for sweater weather...

Meow there, Monday!   Another work week has begun, and a suitable look for the office.  A fun twist on the plain old cardigan!  Suit-inspired OOTD.   =^.^=

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sketch... cozy pink and a kitty!

Kawaii sweater outfit fashion illustration/sketch...

Meow there, Monday!  Rainy season here on the islands... It's been wet and chilly the past week.  Did a cozy, pink sweater outfit fashion sketch, with a kawaii-inspired theme.  My favorite part is the kitty, of course!   =^.^=

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sketch... color and cardie

Chilly weather outfit... add some color! 

Meow there, Monday!     Well, summer's definitely over...  The rainy season has arrived. It was a wet and chilly weekend.  Time to take the jackets/cardigans out of the closet, or buy some new ones!  =^.^=