Monday, November 20, 2017

Sketch... flowy waves

Hair Illustration - long, flowy, wavy hairstyle

Meow there, Monday!  Going with long, flowy and wavy hairstyle for today's drawing post.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

And it's been a while since I last shared music on my blog... Still listening to kpop, especially Shinhwa and Sechskies... my two fave kpop groups!  Sandoval's my current fave!  Loooove Spanish/Latin music!  And my fave song of the moment is Sandoval's Cuรกnto Mรกs.  I've been playing it in a loop on Spotify for the past few days.  Loooooooooooooove that song!

Very nice song and music video! I loooove underwater photography...
Sandoval - A Quien Tu Decidiste Amar

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sketch... short waves

Hairstyle illustratio using UniPin inkpens
Meow there, Monday!  Doing it a bit simpler... just black inkpens.  Simple wavy, short hairstyle.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, November 6, 2017

Doodle... floral burst

Floral design drawing...
Meow there, Monday!  Flower doodling with Sharpie markers.  This one's inspired by the Clematis... again!  But I like drawing the Clematis though.   ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, October 30, 2017

Doodle... inky and watery orchids

White ink and watercolor flower drawing, inspired by orchids
Meow there, Monday!  Continuing on with the white ink doodles.  This one's inspired by orchids.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sketch... short and wispy

Inktober hair sketch with brushpens
Meow there, Monday!  A quick hairstyle sketch/illustration for Inktober.  Second time doing a brushpen drawing, using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens and UniPin inkpens.  I definitely need a lot of practice!  Not sure how to use them really.  It was kinda fun but I still prefer my usual supplies - watercolor, watercolor pencils and graphite pencils.  I guess they're my comfort zone.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, October 16, 2017

Doodle... inkie pinkie orangie

White ink floral design doodle... 
Meow there, Monday!  White ink is sooooo much fun!  Have you guys tried it?  It's fun, fun, fun!  Something new and different for me.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, October 9, 2017

Doodle... clematis clematwo

Ink floral drawing inspired by the Clematis flower
Meow there, Monday!  Playing with white pigment ink (Uni-ball Signo)... first time doing an illustration with it, rather than just using it to add highlights and small touch-ups.  Inspired by the Clematis flower.  It's not an all-ink Inktober artwork... I used Sakura watercolors for the background.  This was a very, very, very fun illustration to do!!!  I enjoyed doing the gradient and textured background. I also liked the contrast of white ink as well... something different and new from my usual black inkpens.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, October 2, 2017

Doodle... two and one

Ink drawing - art nouveau inspired floral design

Meow there, Monday!  It's Inktober October again!  So it's back to inkpens.  Time goes by real fast these days.  It still feels like early 2017.  I think I'm still stuck in Summer....................๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, September 25, 2017

Portrait... lee jae jin of sechskies

Lee Jae Jin of Sechskies
Watercolor Pencils and Graphite Portrait

Meow there, Monday!  Haven't done a portrait in a long time... Lee Jae Jin of the kpop group, Sechskies.  One of my fave groups!  Discovered them group on YouTube some months ago and I'm loving their music!  They regrouped some time last year after disbanding in early 2000.  They just released their new album last week... Love, love, love the new songs!  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

My fave member is Lee Jae Jin... so of course, I had to do his portrait!  He has very beautiful eyes!   And dimples!!!  I can't seem to quite get the likeness though.  Did a lot of tweaking, but still couldn't get the likeness.  He looks a bit livelier/perkier in my portrait as compared to the reference pic.    

Now, sharing some of my fave songs from Sechskies and a few of Lee Jae Jin as well... 

He's quite good at doing portraits!!!

Very likable/lovable character... a bit weird but silly, goofy and funny!

Probably my most fave song of Sechskies!
"Together Forever"


"Three Words"
... and they're Now, Here, Us. ๐Ÿ’•

Another of my faves!
"Pom Saeng Pom Sa"
Live or Die by Style!

"Something Special"
... from their new album.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Sketch... hair waves

Fashion illustration - long, flowy and wavy hairstyle
Meow there, Monday!  Fun with hairstyles again... It's been weeks since the last one. Had been quite indecisive with this one!  From the collage of my WIPs below, you can see I kept changing my pencil lines.  Bangs... no bangs?  Center-part... side-part?  Sleek and wavy or fluffy and wavy?  With flower or not?  Single flower or a few of them?  LOL... Even when I was already inking it, I still kept making changes!  I wonder if guy artists get fussy when they draw women's hair...  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, September 11, 2017

Doodle... loop all over

Flower design zen doodle

Meow there, Monday!  Flower doodle for today!  Thought I'd try doing an all-over/full page zen doodle/drawing... those that kind of make you dizzy and cross-eyed just looking at them!  I can see why they call it as zen.  It does feel like so when you keep drawing and filling up the whole page.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

I think zen doodles are supposed to be freestyle and spontaneous kind of drawings.  Had a hard time being spontaneous.  I couldn't do it without pre-sketching and planning out the whole doodle!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sketch... simply berry

Fashion sketch - simple and chic ootd

Meow there, Monday!  Fashion illustration/sketch for today's blogpost.  Going for simple but chic look.  Cute outfit for date night or maybe dinner with the girls. ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sketch... trip sketchings and stuff

Meow there, Monday!  Took a quick trip to Manila last week.  Didn't get to do much as it was just 2 nights and 2 days... really short trip!  Drew these two hair sketches from the inflight magazine during the short plane ride.  Took some pics of fun, interesting and pretty stuff I saw while sightseeing.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Some lovely paper flowers...

The Library of Unused Books in Binondo... cozy reading area!

Art installation by Leeroy New

"Connected Reasons"
Adam Nacianceno, acrylic on canvas

Didn't see the note on who created this windchime coat...

Low relief sculpture on the facade of an old building in Binondo.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Doodle... amaryllis

Sharpie marker flower drawing

Meow there, Monday!  For a change, a bright and colorful floral doodle - inspired by the amaryllis.   Haven't used these ultra-fine point Sharpies since I bought them last year.  Art materials are a bit hard to resist, especially when they are all so colorfully yummy... like a kid in a candy store!  Every now and then I give in to temptation but for some reason the new stuff just get put aside.  Maybe I would try them out once or a few times then I would go back to my old fave materials - watercolor pencils, black inkpens and graphites.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, August 14, 2017

Doodle... heart play

Ink floral heart doodle...

Meow there, Monday!  Playing around with the heart shape.  Not quite what I had in mind but still a fun doodle... ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sketch... ripped florals

Fashion illustration - ripped jeans with embroidered blouse

Meow there, Monday!  Going for laidback casual in this OOTD fashion illustration. Ripped jeans paired with floral embroidered shirt in white and old rose color combo.  ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ