Imaginary Animals

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Because I spend significant amount of time in front of a computer screen at my day job, I often take the traditional route when making artworks during weekends and free time, choosing not to open my personal laptop to do the usual digital illustration that I’ve done for years. A chunk of my time is spent designing and building collaterals everyday that I sometimes feel the need to rest my eyes from seeing too much design programs. That’s partly the reason why I started drawing again.

Like I said in a previous post, I’m woking on a series that’s all animals. The rabbit came out fine despite the weird looking ears which I’ve made myself believe as subconciously intended while I was working on the line art. The next one, I’m not too sure. It looks like a mash-up of a cat, a small fox, and a red panda (haha). But I like how they both turned out. I’m calling the series ‘Imaginary Animals’ since they don’t exactly look like their living counterparts but close.

I was never told

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I don’t quite remember the last time I wrote a poem. This was something I spent most of my high school days doing. To be honest, I have far too many hobbies that I sometimes end up not pursuing one or two for a period of time until the itch for them comes back.

   August 31, 2014  |   1 note  

Practice makes patterns

  

If I don’t have a particular concept or idea to draw, I make it a point to practice doing more patterns. I used to not do anything at all but it often led to longer periods of creative block. It’s a very unpleasant experience so I make sure I draw something or doodle randomly these days to keep the pace going.

I also rediscovered my love of writing poetry and short prose. So don’t be surprised if I post one or two every now and then.

   August 28, 2014  |   1 note  

A string of shapes and shades

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Drawings from the first week of June up to the first week of August. I realized that I tend to post regularly on instagram and often neglect this blog in the process. If you’re the type who just skims through the text, I encourage you to visit my instagram instead.

I’ve been using metallic markers (Sharpie) and a red pen (Staedtler) more often in my drawings. I am somehow drawn to red at the moment for reasons even I don’t know. The mix of gold, silver, bronze, red, and black is a good combination in many aspects so this obsession isn’t misguided. In other news, I’m trying my hand at drawing animals. I started with a rabbit. I’m working on another one but I’m not quite sure what animal it is (haha). The line art came out unexpectedly weird. I’ll make sure to post it once it’s completed.