Pretty Petals

Since I’m in the right mind and mood to blog, might as well I posted something here before the feeling pass on to other things like blog hop or streaming bunch of series online. And God knows when I’ll get back to posting anything good in here. Not that this will be amazing but hey…. I’m here, alive and kicking and I’m sharing something. All is good.

I am currently on my replacement leaves after 10 days of working nonstop. Yup. I was working through the last weekend and I dont usually like to take the replacement leaves immediately. I like to keep it for longer holidays because I like my days to be well planned, but I’m too knackered. So here I am at home and contemplating if I should go to Mom’s for a free meal or not.

And before I decide on anything, I’m sharing this. These were done with watercolor pencils and I’ve posted it before. I’ve finally scanned these and made a few enhancement digitally to brighten up the colors. So here are better, clearer pictures of my “Pretty Petals”. (Oh hey… something that’s finished. Good job, girl!) hehe Thanks.

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Pretty Petals – Iris. Watercolor pencils on Glitter Card stock paper and digitally enhanced with Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Pretty Petals – Lily. Watercolor pencils on Glitter Card stock paper digitally enhanced with Adobe Photoshop CS6

Ok decided. I’m heading to Mom’s for the free lunch. I don’t know why I took too long to decide. It’s like the easiest decision y estoy siendo estúpido. Tsk tsk.

Bye, love.

New Prints

Oh wow.. how long was I not here? Too long? Yeah. That seems like the right specific amount of time that I have not been updating anything in here. hehehe

So to commemorate my return to the world’s wonder of blogging (really? no, not really), here are some prints that I’m planning to put it out there. In case whoever is interested to get the prints, email me at bahijah[at]gmail.com. I’ll fill in the details of these prints there.

These are digital illustrations of my ‘skyscrapers and buildings’ series. I do plan to have more towers, building and monuments in this series. Started this series on 2nd April 2014, so this will definitely be a growing series. Why digital illustration? Because I’m still working (yeah……) and having a very limited time and space (yup, still in the same living arrangement since I started this blog) only gives me the option to do elaborate artworks through the digital media. It’s fuss free and still gives me the platform for my creative ideas to flow through.

Cheers. Print Print PrintTill the next update, please don’t hold your breath and drink more water. Lots of love. Me.

Paper 53

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Have you heard about Paper53 app from the apple appstore?

I’ve heard about it long before, but since my 1st gen of iPad cannot support the latest version of the said application, I never really had the chance to fully utilized it. And finally when the husband decided that he wanted an iPad mini for his birthday (from yours truly) and downloaded the app into it,  I’ve been hooked to it ever since. I even managed to persuade the dear darling into buying a stylus just because I wanted it for this app.

Here is  what I have achieved with it.

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I have a few instagram videos of me using the app but I could not figure out how to embed the videos on to this post and (in away) kinda lazy too. So here is the link —- *click*

Happiness is just a one app purchased away (or in this case, a set of brushes/pen and a gradient tool which cost me 9USD) hehehehe

What’s in your notebook?

The ongoing obsession for pattern drawings and lines.

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A Sketch A Day Project Continues

Still working on it but I hardly manage to keep up with the promise of one sketch per day since it has been a crazy month with a lot of things going on at the office. This kind of arrangement will continue on to March with 2 events to look forward to (Ahem.. and my birthday of course).

Other than that, as you can see, I’m putting more effort in my little sketches by bringing in some colors to it and actually finishing it till the very end. Yupe! No more halfway projects and it wont be a sketch a day challenge any more since I made a pact to myself that I have to finish  the one that I’m working on before moving on to a new sketch. Oh well yeah..I guess it wont be sketches any more too. Instead it’ll be finished drawings. But..

…whatever.

So picking up from where we left off
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Better? Well slowly but definitely.

Repurposed canvases

I decided to repurpose the old unfinished painting that I had for years to these two.IMG_3722 IMG_3734

Finally something finished, sealed and ready for framing.

It’s acrylic on 1ft x 1.5ft canvases.

Yay.

A Sketch A Day : Day 17 and 18

Day 17 and Day 18 respectively and I’ve slowly putting colors in my sketches. Can you see? I’m starting to put more effort in my little sketch project. Oh well.. one needs to upgrade one’s skill (and I dont know why I called myself ‘one’. It just sounds fancy that way).

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I kinda tired doing headshot. Aren’t you tired seeing it as much I am tired doing it? Maybe we’ll try and work on other things soon…..ish. As for now, the only thing that is extremely tired are my eyes and my legs. So I’m going to sleep early. I had one event early this morning (as early as waking up at 5am!) and I need to get myself prepared for another one in Kota Kinabalu next week among other projects that I have to brave through at the office. Yup! I’ll be leaving Cinta Hati at home (It’s going to be my first time leaving him for work purposes and you should see the joy in his eyes when I announced the sad news).

Cisss!

A Sketch A Day : Day 16

Playing with colors and trying on a new challenge. The challenge was to create something for 3 minutes without thinking. Just draw and see what come out of that 3 minutes. I basically had a lot of practice drawing a head shot and have had already acquire a “cari makan” image ( a go-to image that you know by heart ) in my head with just minor changes in the details. But the coloring part was all do and no thoughts. So it ended up like this. Hahaha.
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This is fun. Should do more of this challenge in the future.

Heatwave

“Ice creams” – Watercolors.

It is so hot outside. A cone of Chunky Monkey or a cup of froyo would be awesome right now.

Working in series

It was a request from a dear friend that I started my first series of paintings. The theme was, well… you guessed it, lips (Duh, Captain Obvious!)

I was told that what differentiate between the artists and the hobbyists is an artist usually works in a series of artworks (i.e painting/ drawing/ sculpture) based on a theme or a subject matter because it’s not a matter of skill, but gallery owners are much more receptive to represent an artist with ten related works, rather than artist with fifty pieces in all different mediums, styles, and subject matter.. (*ahem.. I have one* oh wait.. I am actually the latter. Booo.)

I had fun working on this set of paintings as it gave me the flexibility in choosing the colors, technics and the presentations I want and I love how it turned out. I definitely will be repeating this process and this theme and perhaps in a much bigger size.

“Bite me” – Marker rendering on a standard art block paper“Good enough to eat” –  Marker rendering on a standard art block paper“RockNRoll” – Marker rendering on a standard art block paperThe luscious lips – Watercolors on 300gsm acid-free grain paper
These two “Splashes of colors on lips” series were  produced with watercolor on a 2’x1′ acid-free grain paper and were the first artworks I sold after I started painting last year. Yeay me!

Anyway, some of these artworks are available for canvas printing in my instacanvas gallery.
Click on the image to go directly.
(Noticed only some image are clickable? That is because only the clickable ones are available for printing and it applies in all postings that contain my artworks)
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