September 29, 2012

Insta Art

Some drawings I've worked on and got too lazy forgot to scan. These are all taken and edited through Instagram, using an iPod Touch. {Hence the rather grainy quality.} It's really nice to see how I've been improving in my art each day. 

Left to Right: Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls, some hand practices, tree fairy (?)

September 26, 2012

#Blogworthy: An Artsy Kid's Point of View

"Kuya, dito ba yung co.lab?" I remember asking the guard after finding the "big, orange warehouse-type building," as Ate Arriane described it. Yup, I was attending Blogworthy {With my mom as my classmate. Hi mom!}, a blogging workshop by Arriane Serafico {who is one of the coolest people I've met} of! It's aimed to help creative individuals to find their personal brand and build a successful & unique blog from there!

I first heard of Blogworthy through my good friend, Nina, who joined the first batch of students last summer. I was really interested with all the activities they did, and wished that they would do a second run. You cannot imagine how excited I was when my mom told me there was going to be a second workshop and how giddy I was when I signed up!

Anyway, back to topic. Our workshop was held at co.lab xchange, and can I just say how MUCH I want to live there? It was so pretty and colorful and full of other pretty things. Hooray for orange walls! Hooray for pretty chairs and tables! HOORAY FOR CO.LAB!

The entire class had around 11 people, all awaiting to learn something new. Did I mention I was the youngest in the class? (Hehe young blogger hehe)

Hello, workspace! Why yes,  I do decorate my laptop with stickers.
We were all greeted by lovely loot pails with lots of goodies! {Yay!} A big big big thank you to Celebrations Party Central, Hey Kessy, Pinkerton Ice Cream {their cake batter ice cream is a must-try!}, BC Fragrance, Hodge Podge, Designs of Artisan, and Punchdrunk Panda! *happy dance*

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For the day, Ate Arriane talked to us about personal branding and the more left-brainer side of blogging. She taught us how to discover who we are and how to make the most out of what we aspire to be. We were given some worksheets to look at what we're good at. {Most of my answers revolved around art. No surprise there! Haha!} Ate Arriane also taught us how to find our blogging voice and how to use it to stand out from all the other bloggers in the internet world. Like what our keychain from Hodge Podge says, "Your blog is your message to the world. Make it a good one." I learned SO much!

Next week's class is going to be pretty exciting. We're going to have a whole morning on Photoshop {woohoo!} and a mini-photoshoot. I wonder what props I'm going to bring that help represent myself. I better look at my artsy kit. So hyped!

P.S. I promise to be my chatty self next week. We were soooooooooooo quiet. Going to make the most out of that last day!

September 16, 2012

Tote-ables: Positivity

After QUITE a while, I decided to bring this back. Yes, taking Tote-ables seriously now! I've been really busy with schoolwork, that I haven't had any time to work on my business. Three cheers for it has returned! {I'm exceptionally proud of the new timeline cover I made for it. Let the rainbow appreciation begin!}

The bags in the Positivity collection have "feel good messages" on them. You can check them out here! Tote-ables now features messenger bags! Yipee!

What other exciting things are in store for Tote-ables? I'm now accepting custom designs for Php 300! You can message me via Facebook or tweet me for inquiries.

Really excited for how this is going to turn out! Hope to hear from you all soon! 

September 13, 2012

Evening Dresses

One of my favorite art blogs to visit is Draw This Dress. It features drawings of "fashion from old people," as their title says. Vera's way of drawing is one of the influences on my developing style (especially with my digital art). I love how she takes fashion illustration into something different, something very pleasing to the eye.

When I was younger, I remember wanting to become a fashion designer. Obviously, I've moved on from that dream of mine, but I still do enjoy drawing clothes and sketching out models. Recently, I've stumbled upon this image of two lovely evening dresses from the 1910s and said to myself, "Hey, these would be fun to draw!"

{ S O U R C E }
Evening Dresses
Jeanne Hallée, 1910s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Here is the final outcome of my drawing of the dresses! It took me around 2 hours (minus all my cookie breaks) to get the lines, shading, and coloring right! The lines and shading may be a bit weird, but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Maybe I never let go of that fashion designer dream after all! 

P.S. And a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to One Direction's Niall Horan! Yay! 

September 10, 2012


{all images via Tumblr / credits to all owners}