Monday, June 27, 2011

Bright Hue

I drew another blogger! Who is it this time?  Susie Bubble from style bubble !
I personally think that her style is very inspirational and it makes me want to draw her all the time.

I picked a photo that I would enjoy drawing.  So here is the outcome

   I admire the way it turned out after repetitive re-drawings of her face.  I drew this on watercolor paper and used Faber-Castell aquarelle pencils.  And I like the effect of the aquarelle after applying a damp brush over the colored surface (best seen on the hair).

  This is an outfit from a few days ago.

  top: Roxy / skirt: eight sixty / owl bracelet: from zizibeh / bow bracelet: a belt that I twisted around my arm / shoes: B. Makowsky
  The heels are very comfortable!

  I hope you are all having a great summer so far! (:

Monday, June 20, 2011

red door

  Wow.. I haven't posted in a long time!  To make up for that, I am going to write a huge post (:

  I experimented with using natural color and glitter for a drawing and it was successful. 

  The natural color was used only for the background.  I just picked out some flower petals of different colors, placed them in water and then rubbed them on the paper.  For a better result and the absence of a bumpy surface, it is better to try it on watercolor paper (which I am going to do).  The drawing itself was colored with water color pencils and then brushed with a little bit of water to blend the hues and make it look more smooth.  And then finished off with blue glitter in the spots that were originally colored blue (it was intricate and got a little messy, but worth the result).  You can relate this drawing with illustrations of PAPERFASHION because she also uses glitter in most of her artwork, but I still need a little something something in my drawings to make them even more special (PAPERFASHION adds glitter and swirls in her artwork). The last picture was edited by my mom and it looks like an illustration from a book.

  For some time now, I wanted to post birthday cards that I made for my friends so far. And now I finally get to!

  For all three I used acrylic paint.  I am happy to say that my friends were astounded when they saw the cards.  And I am hoping to buy more of the blank white cards to make more ( I only have brown, green, and yellow smaller cards left). 

  One of the outfits I wore in the time that I haven't posted was very simple yet it looked great.

   Darn! I should have taken off my cardigan to show the long ruffles on my romper.  Oh well.  

  When I tried the baby phat romper on, I was amazed that it fit me!  Usually rompers don't fit me because the bottom part (the shorts) would be too big on me.  But this one fit me!  And I only have one other romper that fits me (yellow DKNY romper) and I can't wait to wear it and post the pictures so you can all see.
 This photo was taken in front of a red door of a Chinese restaurant that was out of business :( but it's a great place to take pictures!   

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I told you that I would draw a more realistic drawing of Tin Iglesias, so here it is.

Of course it's not exact or perfect.  What am I, a robot?
I hope you like it Tin! (:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

 Lately I have been interested in drawing bloggers and it has been going pretty well and I am looking forward to drawing more.

The following bloggers I drew are Reese Lansangan from Dressed-Up Days and  Tin Iglesias from Fashion Ate the World.


photos from  and 
drawings are from my drawing book

The illustartion of Reese is more realistic than the illustration of Tin, but I am going to draw another one of Tin's photos because I want it to look more realistic as well. Hope you both like the illustrations!! 
I colored the drawing of Reese with watercolor pencils and then used water to blend the the colors and make it look more smooth. On the drawing of Tin, I used regular colored pencils and a gold pen (hard to see on photos) to color in the little accessories such as the belt buckle and the heart necklace. 

Today I finally found the shoes I wanted but they were expensive and my shoe size is growing, so there is no point in buying expensive things to only wear for a while ( I would wear them almost everyday shoe size changes). Oh well, now I am on the hunt to find the perfect over sized sweater to wear with my tights and boots. 
Oh and here is what the wedges looked like

Jeffrey Campbell white canvas wedge booties (((: