October 22, 2012

Moodboard Mondays: 14

Trying out a different style for my moodboards because I'm rather obsessed with my chalk brush at the moment. I'm also in a rather native-y spirit type of mood. But anyway, let's see what we have in store for this week's moodboard:

  • I recently attended a book binding class with Craft MNL. {Note, I did not make the notebook in the photo!} I've always wanted to make my own notebooks and sketchbooks, so I'm very thankful my mom signed me up for this class! I will be posting photos of the notebooks I made soon! 
  • Hi, pretty room. Please be mine.
  • Fell in love with this beautiful bag. Ahh, it seems so artsy, and I could put sketchbooks and pens and all kinds of artsy stuff.
  • "I live to love, I love to live!" CISV MINI CAMP IN 5 DAYS! I'm so excited! This will be my fourth camp with CISV and I love every bit of it!
  • I'm turning 14 tomorrow, and I have to say, 13 was a really fun year. I met so many new friends, experienced so many new things, and learned so much!
  • I finally made a Photoshop brush that's perfect for my liking. Practically in love with it.

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3

October 18, 2012

Dipper and Mabel

THIS TOOK ME 8 FREAKING HOURS AND I AM SO PROUD OF IT! Okay, enough use of caps lock over there. But yes, I have decided that out of all the digital artworks I've done, this one is my favorite.

The characters in the drawing are Dipper and Mabel Pines, twins from the new Disney cartoon - Gravity Falls. It's by Alex Hirsch, the guy behind Fish Hooks {which I thought was hilarious by the way}. The show is about the twins' summer adventures at Gravity Falls, and the mysteries they encounter about the strange town.

I looooooove the show.  I'm a sucker for mysteries and cartoons, so putting them together is the best thing that could ever happen. Gravity Falls is absolutely hilarious and the characters are just amazing. Dipper is my favorite because he's so adorable, but Mabel....is like my spirit animal. She's very artsy and is kind of a spacehead. {Plus, she has sweaters to die for! The one she's wearing in my drawing is my favorite!}

I decided to start practicing with backgrounds now, so I tried it out with this one because I love the color scheme of the show. I'm so happy with how it turned out! I still need to brush up on my shading skills though...

I would very very very much appreciate it if you guys would comment your feedback on this piece! I really want to know what you all think and what I should be improving on. 

Dipper and Mabel Pines & Gravity Falls belong to Alex Hirsch

October 13, 2012

Song of the Day: Sunshine & City Lights by Greyson Chance

For those of you who don't know, I am a huge huge HUUUUUUUGE Enchancer. In fact, I've been a fan of Greyson's even before he was featured on Ellen! So naturally, I freaked out when it was announced that he would be returning to the Philippines for the third time in a year. {He misses me. Hahaha, kidding!} I got to meet him when he came last November 2011. He was very nice, polite, and extremely down to earth. {He even called me sweetie three times! *fangirl*}

I didn't get to go to his concert last April, so I'm definitely not passing up the opportunity to see Greyson perform live again while he promotes his new EP - Truth Be Told. Here is the first single released from the mini album, Sunshine & City Lights. Enjoy! 

October 11, 2012

CHALLENGED: The Perks of Being a Blogger

I was recently challenged by Jodie of Heart Strings! {This is my first ever blogging challenge, so I'm really excited! Oh, and excuse the title. I just recently watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I am currently in a "hi-I'm-Charlie-and-I-write" mood.}


The Rules: 
1. You must draw something to give tips to new bloggers or old ones who would like to hear some more!
2. You can also challenge other blogger friends to do this!
3. It can be made online!
4. You can challenge as many bloggers as you can!

{I'd like to thank Ate Arriane for teaching me what I have on this list. Yihee!}

1. One of the essentials in blogging is having that drive in you. What do you want to share with the world? What message do you want to convey? What do you want to be known for?

2. With that passion in mind, how are you going to change the world using that? This is my favorite aspect of blogging. Blogging allows me to share my message to the world with a simple click.

3. Quality over quantity. {Need I say more?}

4. You don't have to be a fake. This is your blog and your message.

5. Blogging isn't all that serious. You must let your personality shine through!


I challenge: 
{I'm sorry I didn't challenge as much, because it's 11:20 PM here. However, feel free to do this! It's a great way to spread the love for blogging to everyone!}

October 8, 2012

Moodboard Mondays: Flying Times

I can't believe it's already the second week of October! Time flies SO fast! I always make it a point to be positive and enjoy every bit of learning I get. What's the point of being sad, depressed, and unkind to others. 

This month, I just got back to watercolor painting. I haven't been painting in YEARS, and it's so good to return to the hobby. I fell in love with these swatches I found online. My favorite part of watercolor painting is being able to change each shade of color by just simply adding water. Planning to take painting seriously again. I'm also planning to make my own watercolor chart! 

Speaking of colors, my favorite colors for October are those up above. Orange, yellow, brown, and other fall related colors. Thus, getting started on that rucksack. I have this obsession with rucksacks and backpacks. I fell in love with this completely. The style of the bag is just perfect, and not to mention the colors! Oh October, how much inspiration you bring to me. 


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October 6, 2012

The World's Only Consulting Detective

Excuse me while I hide in a cave of guilt. I have been a Sherlockian for quite a while now, yet this is my first piece of Sherlock fan art ever. The photo on the left is an enhanced one, because the I seemed to have made Sherlock's skin too dark {right photo is the original}........ I used Sharpies and other sorts of markers to try to get the coloring right.

I'm really happy with the piece, though! Did I capture Benedict Cumberbatch's cheekbones right? Loving the eerie Sherlock Holmes lettering I did over there. Hehehehe!

Going to make more of these pieces {John Watson soon! Hooray!} and maybe a series? I really don't know. I'm just fumbling with these pens in my hand and drawing pictures that enter my head. 

October 1, 2012

Moodboard Mondays: Spaceship to Infinity Redefined

One of the projects we did for last Saturday's session of Blogworthy {Which was also the last. Huhu, going to miss everyone!} was to create a mood board that would define our blog. I was very excited for  this activity because I'm the type of person who likes grouping things according to color and appearance. Lo and behold, here is Spaceship to Infinity redefined.

  • I totally love Spaceship to Infinity's new logo! It's just so artsy and I love how it fits my personality. {I also love how it gives emphasis on the A}
  • Ariel. My favorite Disney princess, who was also animated by my favorite Disney animator, Glen Keane. I cannot emphasize how important she is in my life. Not just because we have the same name, but I see a lot of her personality in myself. We're willing to do what it takes to achieve what we want in life. Mermaids unite!
  • I like collecting photos of spaces, desks, and all sorts of home-y things. {Hence my "Future Home" and "Spaces" boards on Pinterest. Follow me!} I looooove the "working-at-home" feel of the desk and goodness, the lamp itself. It looks like you're in your little Neverland.
  • I'm pretty much obsessed with pretty illustrated posters with uplifting messages on them. Thus, the image of a hot air balloon with all other thingamajigs on it. Aw yeah.
  • Yes, more Disney. Peter Pan is one of my absolute favorites among the older Disney films. Plus, it was also one of my biggest inspirations to try out theatre after seeing it live last 2007. Ah, memories.
  • Oh my goodness, I can't even stress how much this last photo speaks the truth! {Plus I love the pretty typography. Yipee!}
  • Finally, my favorite color scheme of the week. You can never get enough of color schemes. Never.

Ah, moodboards, how they can clear up your mind. Making this was actually very relaxing. In fact, I'm thinking of making "Moodboard Mondays" a weekly thing here on Spaceship to Infinity! Definitely looking forward to next week's moodboard!

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5