Good things: ber months!

In a few days, it’ll be Christmas! I’m a bit panicky since I haven’t shopped for presents yet, but I’m thinking of ways to use my existing materials for making handmade gifts this year. Any suggestions?

I’m happy to report though, that I haven’t abandoned my #create365 challenge on instagram. Yay!

Here are some things I’ve been making:

A quick Frida sketch using watercolor (no pencil drawing because I am stubborn and impulsive and sleepy):

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A washi fashion collage with chinese ink:

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I drew CJ De Silva’s cat, Tomas:

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I’ve been practicing calligraphy and brush pen lettering too–and I still have a lot of other stuff I want to play with/use. I’m happy my day job ends at the office, which gives me some time to pursue things I really, really love. 🙂

Artsycraftsy experiment: fashion drawings inspired by food, gems, and origami

Last night, I drew some fashion-y figures on my fashionary notebook (generously donated by Allie–thanks so much!:)).
It was my first time to color these with watercolor pencils, and I loved the precise lines they generate and the messy bleeding washes as well.

These are inspired by the ice cream combo ube and cheese:

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These are inspired by gemstones and origami:

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Happy Sunday! 🙂

Artsycraftsy experiment: Glow drawings!

I’ve been drawing on this black sheet that Nayna found from Divi. I like the surprise colors I get when I begin scratching the surface. I recently was able to buy Vogue Paris for dirt-cheap from Booksale and I’m using it as reference:

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I also tried to write a fave poem in it:

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The mag also inspired me to make quick fashion sketches, prada-inspired:

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I splurged on a chinese brush you can fill with water, and with the leftover ink, made a quick sketch of a rocky cliff with the sea:

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Flower power

I couldn’t get the amazing fashion illustrations with dresses made of flowers by @grace_ciao from instagram out of my mind, so I decided to try and make some too!

I used the wilted, fallen blooms from a bouquet given to my mom, fallen gumamela flowers from our hospital visit to my tita, and during lunch today, I picked up some fallen petals from the fire tree at the park near our office.

Made some fashion illustrations using the fallen blooms, I think I’ve got a new obsession!

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Happy weekend! What have you been up to lately? 🙂