Watercolor: Again with Food

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.

the kind of clutter i needed while I declutter my mind

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.


Is there any abracadabra i can do to make this real?

Watercolor painting is personal therapy. Solace and zen. Meditation. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Œ And hunger πŸ”πŸ¨πŸ©. (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. πŸ™‚

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.- Hellen Keller

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Digital Art: Happy Heart’s Day


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. πŸ˜šπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŽˆΒ — (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


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Digital Art: Face Feature Study #4


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! πŸ™‚

Change your opinions, keep your principles; Change your leaves, keep intact your roots. – Victor Hugo

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Digital Art: Wizard


This would be my 2nd participation in a Draw This in Your Style Challenge on Instagram. If you have an acct, you can follow me and I’ll follow back. πŸ™‚

Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. – Dr. Steven Covey

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Digital Art: Facial Feature Study #3


this has got to be my favorite piece so far. she looks real to me. πŸ™‚ I think I am improving.. so expect that I will make more of these studies and less on my previous styles.

πŸ”₯Swipe for the process video

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Day 3 in face feature study. Gosh, had a rough start so the video begins when i repeated the process from the base color. πŸ™„ Not the neatest workflow you'd see but I'll get the hang of it with constant practice and exploring. πŸ˜€πŸ’―πŸŒΌ . . I don't support cigarette smoking 🚫🚬, for creative purposes only. Ref: @malcolmtliepke Street wise. Oil on canvas. . . . . #digitalartwork #illustration #artistsoninstagram #art #digital #digitalillustration #love #medibang #digitalartist #facepainting #human #face #faceexpression #artph #processpainting #dailyart #dailypractice #creative #design #davaoartist #artdavao #paintdaily #everydayart #woman #drawingwoman #malcolmliepke #studying #artstudy #nosmoking #facefeatures

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Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. – Hellen Keller πŸ”₯

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Digital Art: Facial Feature Study #2


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:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.–Β  Dr. Hellen Keller

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Digital Art: My First Face Painting


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.

Swipe for the process video:

Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin

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Digital Art: Ninja


Whew! after participating in a Draw This in Your Style Challenge, what else to draw?Β  hence, my nephew challenged me … “draw me a ninja!”, he quipped! “plus background“, he added. Oh dear, challenge accepted!! thy wish is my command! πŸ™‚

I truly enjoyed making this Ninja, and I love Japanese styles. still want to edit some things such as highlighting more the details of the subject, but I’m keeping an hour work daily, coz perfectionism sucks and delays. I’ll leave this for a week and come back to see if it’s still a beauty! πŸ˜› — Swipe for the process video:

β€œStepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining…”– Dr.Β Maya Angelou

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Digital Art: My 1st Draw This in Your Style Challenge – Entry


Challenge Accepted! See the Instagram entry, swipe for the original artist:

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins


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