Rear-viewing 2016

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year where I’ll pay a visit to my dear ol’ blog to see what’s up and dig all the past posts I did for the past year only to realized…. Yes, I’m well aware that it’s already the 11th day of the brand new year and I only got 2 posts for last year. I’m such a bad blog owner. At least for year 2015, I did manage to badly blogged more than 2 posts (yeah! a whopping 3 entries!). Hahahaha So I guess this year wont be much different and “blogging more” definitely wont be part of this year’s resolution.

So, how was my 2016? Art wise.

I have to honestly (and shamefully) admit it…. I let art play a very little (almost none) role last year. I tried to pick up once or twice, but I just gave up half way. The beginning of 2016 was when I finally decided to focus on my career and I did. I guess Mr Coelho got it right when he said “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” because I did get a raise (wanted to move on so bad from where I was that I was wiling to jump to a new career path and start over). Talked to the boss and was ready to tender in my resignation, but he counter offered me with a new position and that became a conforming matter that brought me to new single direction for my career. It made me decide what I’m going to do in the next 10 years. A “career goal” if I have to name it. So yeah, art wont be part of my big career plan and I decided it last year as much as I thought I have the passion and talent for it. But then again, as per the very beginning of why I started this blog, it is to record my ever changing mind. So we’ll see, I might change it again half way through my “goal”. Maybe I’ll achieve it in less than 10 years or I might get bored. So we shall see. OK, I’m rambling and don’t make that much sense and this will definitely not translating into an interesting reading material. Moving on..

Back to my art. I guess it will still be my driving point to blog. I could write about my baby girl but it will be bias where all entries will be about how great, beautiful, intelligent and wonderful my girl is. I don’t want to go there. But what I can do is share the most current picture of her…. but my Instagram is flooded by her pictures and only her with the occasional appearance of le mari et moi. So… nahhhh. What I’m going to do to kick-start my blog for this year is to share my digital art. I did make some when le mari chéri bought me a Wacom Intuous.

Wacom Product/Advertising Photography

I, of course, start dabbling into it right away and I drew baby girl and her cousins. But that was it. I forgotten all about it and moved on with my life.

So here’s hoping I can dwell more into digital art this year? Maybe.

Selamat Tahun Baru!

**This is not an interesting reading material. hahahaha never intended it to be one pon**

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.

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

Going digital

Current  project that I am working on involves heavy digitization of images, vector graphics and the repeat of my previous and the only themed series of artworks that I ever produced so far.

Reason being, it’s the only thing that I can work on during my free time and stolen seconds while at the office. Wont it be awkward if I started taking out my brushes and watercolor palette and started painting while at work? (OK, sometimes I doodle – Oh hey! that was how I started anyway, doodling at work and lunch time on recycled papers) It’ll rises questions from the management of how I am not doing what I’m hired to do (which I did! Seriously) and believe me when I say that there are CCTVs everywhere in the office.

As time is my biggest factor that contributes to my limitations of exploring art further (which I mentioned on my previous post), I find that this is the only time I can work on my personal projects ( and it will be an awfully slow process). It is because when I’m at home, I usually focus on the commission artworks.

Yes, I am that determined.

Here you go. Another series of lips will be making its way around here and I am just getting started.
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Adobe Illustrator CS5

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