editing finished illustrations

I often stare at my works days after I decided that they are finished illustrations just to look at them with fresh eyes and almost always, I find things that do not look right. This is what happened with the illustration below. In the original, the girl didn’t...

when illustrating the face of my characters

I am drawing almost every weekday now but today I decided to use my free time to create a few blog posts I can schedule for the coming days. This illustration is based on my online and offline friend, Ana Maria of Life ‘N Loops. This is not the first time I...

the thing with other artists

Like other new artists, I find inspirations and encouragement from plenty of established artists. To name a few, Katie Rogers, Pinodesk, Inslee Haynes, SunflowerMan, and Tracy Hetzel have been my heroes since I started. I also see other new artists’ works thru...

the thing with drawing

Drawing is still the most difficult part of illustrating for me. Until now, I have to erase several times before I can settle on something I find acceptable to be rendered with colors. It’s been months (not a year since I had a break but close to a year) and I...

please follow me on instagram

I actually did the this post, the previous three ones, and a couple more coming in one sitting. Thanks for WordPress’  publish schedule function.  This means that my time today for illustration is used for blogging. I can only do blogging this way to make sure...

my problem with watercolor

It’s too hard to control! Lol! I don’t really have a problem with watercolor because I know from the start that it is not easiest medium to control but how I wish I could master it. I wish I could predict how it goes, how the colors would react to each...