Monday, September 30, 2019

Doodle... flowy, flowery

Meeeoooow, Monday!  Hairstyle and flowers fashion illustration... Colored this one coz I wanted to use my new Winsor and Newton, Cotman watercolors.  They're the student-grade quality but I looooooove how vibrant the colors are!  

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Portrait... Lee JaeJin of Sechskies #2

Meeeoooow, Monday!  I bought some art supplies during my recent trip to Singapore and wanted to try them out.  Since it's been some time since I last drew a portrait... seems a good way to try out these art supplies.  This is my second portrait of Lee JaeJin of Sechskies, one of my fave kpop groups.  And JaeJin is my fave/bias in the group!   I also love their songs!  He's also one of my fave portrait subjects.  Handsome, beautiful expressive eyes and an adorably kooky/quirky 4D personality! You can find my first portrait of him from a few years ago under Portraits, on the right sidebar.  

This is a quick portrait to try out the new art supplies, so it's less detailed than my usual.  Paper is A5 Daler-Rowney Fine Grain - Cartridge, watercolor is Winsor and Newton, Cotman and I also used my old Derwent watercolor pencils and Staedtler mars-lumograph 8B graphite pencil for the details. I loooooove the Cotman watercolors!  Colors are quite vibrant, eventhough they are of student-grade.  I like this new paper too!  Although it says fine grain, it's not quite smooth enough for me since the watercolor pencils and graphite pencil are too grainy and stroke-y on it.  Will need to modify my portrait method a bit the next time I use this paper!

And these are the new art supplies I bought... Not really an art haul!  I bought these at ArtFriend, in Plaza Singapura on Orchard Road.   Huge art store!  Sooooooo many art products, and craft stuff!  There's also another branch at Bras Basah Complex in the Bugis area.  It got rather confusing at the paper section.  Sooooo many paper choices, had a hard time choosing!   Was planning to check out other art stores as well, but I didn't have enough time to go as I only had a few days in Singapore.  Going to an art store is quite a treat as we don't have any art stores here in Cebu City.  Art supplies are sold in a section of bookstores and with very limited choices, so going to an actual art store is like going to a candy store!  Another excuse to return to Singapore!  😺😺😺 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Guo Pei fashion exhibit

Meeeoooow, Monday!  Went to Singapore recently for a short vacation, and mainly to see the fabulous Guo Pei fashion exhibit at the Asian Civilizations Museum.  It was such a treat to see all those exquisite gowns up close!  So nice to be able to see all the intricate embroidery/design details!  

This showstopper robe was the first thing you see of the exhibit... 

I did not include all of the photos of the gowns in this blogpost.  Flash photography was not allowed.  So some of my photos did not come out too well. The exhibit lighting was not very suitable for appreciating all the design details.  It certainly looked very dramatic but it was a bit too bright on the gowns and casted dark shadows, which made it difficult to see those details.  The gowns below are some of my faves in the exhibition.




Monday, September 2, 2019

Doodle... sleek goth

Meeeoooow, Monday!  ... and back to hairstyle fashion sketching...  I really like the sleek and wispy layered hairstyle, but the finished drawing looks a bit goth though.  😺😺😺