Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tippy Toes

Started as a random pencil doodle at the office, turned illustration, turned GIF.





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Sunday, April 06, 2014

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Cinderella animated gif
Number seven in the series!

Check out my other Disney Princess GIFs below:
Rapunzel | Merida | Belle | Ariel | Pocahontas | Aurora

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Aphrodite


My first entry for Sketch Daily, and also Day 1 of the 30-day Palette Challenge. In case you haven't heard of them, Sketch Daily is this Twitter account that posts character inspiration every day and you can draw the theme in however way you'd like to interpret it (and seriously, some people there have the craziest creative ideas). It's so inspiring to browse through all the retweeted submissions that it's impossible not to try drawing your own, or at least get an urge to. Meanwhile, the 30-day Palette Challenge is this tag I saw yesterday that is perfect for those who struggle with colors (aka me). I love how the palette colors for Day 1 coincides so perfectly with today's Sketch Daily theme.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

You Make Me Hoppy (a Valentine's Day E-Card)



Inspired by Hallmark eCards (sidenote: this cat one is really cute) and a couple of baby rabbits that abruptly made its way into our family the other day. Send this e-card to somebody who makes you "hoppy"!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bird

Bird
Gouache on melamine board


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snuggle

Snuggle
gouache on sketchbook paper
(edited as best as I can in Photoshop to match the original painting)
I've been inspired to get back into painting by YouTube art vloggers Leilani Joy and, more recently, Lena Danya. I LOVE watching their speed painting videos more than others because of how they explain their thought process behind their art (btw, please leave a comment below if you know of other YouTube art vloggers who also like to do the same).

Snuggle process
I've been self-studying figure drawing, anatomy, and drawing basics lately, but it was starting to feel too...restricting? calculated?...with all the mannikin frames, proportions, muscle groups, this-goes-here-and-that-goes-there, etc etc that I had to remember. Yes, yes, I know it'll help in the long run, but I wanted to do something a bit more liberating so I brought out my gouache paint, and what ruined palette and paint brushes I have since my last painting 2 or 3 years ago.


The idea for this was influenced by the rare, wonderfully cold weather we've been having in Manila, and how our cat likes to curl up in a fluffy warm ball as she sleeps. The painting took much longer to make than expected, but was a lot of fun to do nonetheless. I think I want to get into more traditional, hand-made art this year.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season's Greetings!


It's already Christmas Eve on this side of the world and before I rush off to our annual Christmas mass and Noche Buena tradition with the family, I just want to greet everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Season's Greetings
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