I needed a break from digital art and went back to the basics; traditional. I love acrylics and oil painting, but canvasses are not accessible as much as papers, hence watercolor is the closest friend.
these are my old drawings from a FoodPorn series I did, but I tweaked them using my new handy watercolor box. These were unfinished until now.
Watercolor painting is personal therapy. Solace and zen. Meditation. 🧘♀️😌 And hunger 🍔🍨🍩. (digital art somehow disrupts my eyes and numbs my fingers with long hours). Will practice more to improve my skills, to be honest, i ain’t satisfied yet in terms of achieving realism. but i like them all. 🙂
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.- Hellen Keller
Oh my … what is happening to me? I’ve not been posting is equal to i haven’t been drawing 😦 “seriously” like serious = multiple layered digital drawing. I’m just not any more fond of joining challenges at least at this point. I’m honestly saying I’m just lazy??? but it ain’t burnt out for sure. Also, insecurity amongst experienced illustrators? darn it, how could I compare my 3month stint in digital art to time-seasoned artists??… it’s unfair! I’m being unfair with myself. I have to quit this shit and kick my butt off and learn, relearn and unlearn! I’m taking break from social media and just focus on education and practice. [writing really solves the problem! this is my therapy].
but still did simple doodles just to get by and still “practice, practice” — the advice and inspiration I should get from pro artists i follow, and not insecurity :(, so stop it, Mia. 🙂
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. – Brene Brown
Just another Valentine greeting in yo feed. Exclusive to couples: from a happy single (ehem **cough), wishing you all the best and enjoy the cringe-filled – – i mean– cupid-filled day. 😚💐🌹🎈 — (but heart’s day is every day) : )
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world – above, below, and across – unhindered, without ill will, without enmity. – Buddha
I did color changes and I actually came across with this article on Colors that Influence Food Sales to guide me on what colors to choose for the purpose of making my drawing not just decent but also “appetizing”.
Can’t say this one’s perfect, still have to improve, but I’m satisfied. The donut looks melting “caramel-y” to me haha. I will bake make some more. (if only drawings can come to life!)
Our Character is what we do when no one is looking. – H. Jackson Browne
Critiques are welcomed. I need help if someone can. I and my sister came up a business idea we’d like to test. since Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’d like to offer “ready-to-gift/eat” service/product, hence goodies in a box. My sister is a baker and I, as a foodie illustrator dip bring something to the table [literally/figuratively] with our logo/illustration. I won’t say this is a logo per se coz it’s cartoony and does not have solid shapes, colors and lines a logo should hold… but for now, this illustration is stuck to the gift boxes.
I am keeping it real and raw. ALL drawings had been based on imaginations. but with faces study, i need a reference… i need exposures and practice so one day I won’t need it anymore. Oh boy, i thought it would be less anxious but with references, I feel sick not rendering the exact replica or at least 80% of it. —- but i thought about my “why” here; it should be to study faces and not to copy ref’s faces. — i should keep going! 🙂
I enjoyed this study. My weakness is the nose part, to be honest. While others find eyes and lips complex, mine has always been the nose bridge the entire of it. but sooner I’ll get the hang of it with practice. perhaps the lips I can improve more and the cheekbones? Will see, but I really enjoyed the journey. Thank God. — Swipe for the video:
I want to improve and be, what I think is, “the best” in my craft. This is my 2019 mantra. I’ve been in many streams before being a “multi-passionate” (education, sales, marketing, media) but going back to my first love: the arts is the best decision I’d made. Our love affair didn’t end. In between my stints in many fields, I used my creativity to excel and survive. Just that now, it’s full-time, hence I can practice and do more.