Watercolor: Time Lapse #2 “Apple”


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 “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” —Joel Osteen


Digital Art: My Second Artwork with Medibang Paint

So it’s day 5, and I was exploring with different programs. But medibang paint program caught my attention with its views, available tutorials, and it’s free.

yes, and I loved it so far, hence…

I must decide between orange and pink though.

Let’s see what else I can do. I will use this tool to practice, then I may proceed with other programs. Wish me luck! 

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Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

Digital Art: Searching and I think I found it.

So I can say, officially, days had passed with my “serious” quest to learn digital art. Day 2, I was looking for program/s to use, and Day 3, the search continues…

But I found Medibang Paint Pro as a free tool, and it has good reviews from beginners and even professional artists, so I jumped in… and oh’ boy, Day 4, I think this is the one for me…

TADDAAHHH!! this is my first-ever ‘serious’ work with Medibang Paint + Graphics Tablet. Whew! I’m quite satisfied with this, yet I need some more practice. I’m extremely excited to learn more.


What do you think?

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“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” —William Ellery Channing

Let’s Make a Cartoon Character!


Slap slap slap me, I’m so clueless. I really wanted to join the bandwagon of making a cartoon character. But like I said, I’m a na’da!

Enter my nephew (artist partner) YUAN, oh boy, sometimes it’s great to truly rely on kids’ imaginations! Let’s make that often! So please people,let’s CLAP CLAP CLAP for Yuan!!!

This was Yuan’s output from the previous post.  I’m so in love with the dinosaur (which I thought was a dragon so the kid was kinda mad haha)

I asked Yuan to do the character again, this time on a bigger (and more clean) paper. With a promise that I will use his drawing for an animation project! He was amazed that I can make the drawing move so he did my request.

Yuan working. I also asked him to name the character. HMMM what could it be? he kept rejecting my suggestions. Why dislike naming it the same as his? Yuan the dragon dinosaur. What’s wrong with that? haha

And I jumped in to help him color.


Presenting, Fely and Pete the Phyrosaur. (etymology: Dinosaurs that throw fire!!!) haaayaaaah!!! Fely the mother, Pete the son. cute names Yuan. 🙂


Oh yeah, before I forget, the animation part!!  Well I’m planning to learn that one, but for now… Yuan, here it is *drumrolls:


CLAP CLAP CLAP Miaaaaa!!! 😛

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on! – Albert Einstein

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Project: Painting with Kids


I had a dream, I was being chased by a dragon down the hill. The dragon was monster huge and flew fast to get and eat me. T’was absolutely horrible nightmare. Thank goodness I was awaken by shrieks, cries and taunts of my nephews — 5 lil boys at that. However I was greeted with disastrous scenes they always ‘perfectly pull off’. I realized how true-to-life nightmare it is when they’re together — oh’dude, can I instead stay inside dragon’s intestines? 😛

But hey, I told ’em, lez paint!


I like it when these kids talk and discover things together. Such as producing colors by mixing various colors. One kid was so amazed when blue and yellow mix gave him green. As if there was magic. 😀


Oh no no no, may look like it’s easy fun with this group but h*ll noooh! There were a lot of fights over brushes, colors and canvass space in between. Oh’boy! I think my voice raised a notch. Whew! XP . But I think there’s still fun about it knowing they were friends again after 🙂



Check out this post by Meri Cherry, an art teacher, who listed reasons why we should let children paint. I follow her, she’s wonderful.


“I’m enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination, which I think is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

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Acrylic&Oil: New Artworks


The first ‘artist-grade’ media I used passed crayola stage were the Acrylic and Oil. I sort of depart from them and did artworks in less than A4paper sizes  but I think I’m back, with 3 artworks, I sure am back! The mess in my room is back!


  1. Moonlit Tulips – Oil, 79 cm x 56 cm
  2. Borealis- Acrylic, 58 cm x 68 cm
  3. Into the Woods – Acrylic, 71 cm x 56 cm

I’m inspired to do more.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress – Thomas Edison

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