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


Watercolor: Time Lapse #1 “Papaya”

Though I am somehow spending time learning Digital Art, I still have a schedule for my other fave medium.  I’m still practicing watercolor, and learning techniques from artists I follow, and hopefully, I may carve my own style. Oh well. 🙂


Here’s the “rotten papaya”.



Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. – Oprah

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

Digital Art: What program to use?

As a newbie, transitioning to traditional to digital art can be overwhelming! Deciding to enhance my skill in this medium, I came across a lot of inspirations and masters (some I follow in WordPress). Since I now have a graphics tablet, the next step is to find a suitable program. Here are some of the common recommendations from artists:



I stumbled upon Autodesk Sketchbook (which is not on the list, yes), and this was recommended by an artist I follow for beginners since this is a free tool to practice with. Oh yeah, I need some practice indeed! : )

So funny … but I definitely enjoy these baby steps. I’m hella excited for all the things I have to learn so I can do those wow-worthy digital paintings. Whew! For now…


My first work with Sketchbook! ha-ha. It’s nice to document development.

The girl was me, I think (the smiley face rather).

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” —Napoleon Hill


Digital Art: My First Try with a Graphics Tablet

It has been a dream/goal of mine to purchase a tablet since I learned about digital painting/graphics design/CAD, but for some reasons, it’s postponed, put on hold or forgotten — perhaps because I’m old school and stuck with my pencils and crayons… and scratch papers.

TADDAAH! I present to you… the girl on a yellow dress!

girlThis is my first try, and it’s with PAINT (is this worth a LOL?). I’m still kind of navigating the Adobe software, for now, I have to practice what I can, but I’m enjoying the journey, hence reworking on old pieces.


See you soon!

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi