Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in 2013

I'm a wee bit early for Eastern Canada, but I wanted to post this now on the halfway point between those who've already celebrate the New Year, and for those yet to pop the corks.
Have a great 2013 everyone! I pray God blesses all of you this coming year!
 
 
(these are just most of the cities/ regions I've either visited or had a friend or family there. I wish I could remember them all, but I'm bound to be missing some. MANY APOLOGIES if I have!)
Much love! :D

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Always a Gentleman

and a charming swashbuckler. 

I do fancy this version of the infamous hook-limbed pirate.
(insert hashtag OnceUponaTime)

Monday, November 5, 2012

"I am Khaleesi"

New sketch for wtfartfriday blog.
Khaleesi of the Dothraki.

Totally wish I couldda been her for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Fairest of them all


I recently got into the Once Upon a Time series, and while the effects and lines are sometimes cheesy, I was really drawn to the re-written stories of the classic tales we all know. The crazy twists of plot and character complexities are good enough to allow me to overlook the cheesy effects. Really like this show!
Here is the Evil Queen, who is probably one of my favourite characters in all of Storybrooke, second only to Rumpelstiltskin.
Great great character! =D

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Heyyyyyyy Sexy Laydayyy

For the record, I despise that song. lol!
I just needed a catchy title.
 
Turtle Princess secretly has mad game.
Lumpy Space Princess will be jealous.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SCOUT POWER!

My SUPER late submission to the wtfartfriday group blog.
Last friday's theme was TOONAMI. 

I had to google this, since we don't really get Cartoon Network here in Canada (until recently).

I saw that Sailor Moon was one of the first shows on the original show rosters in the Toonami lineup and I just HAD to make a doodle of them "transforming".  This was actually a pencil doodle from a long time ago that I never finished, and since I was so short on time this week, I thought I'd pull from old archives and actually finish this one.

These ladies were probably one of the first sparks that began my interest in animation. 

SCOUT POWER!! :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ruo Duo

2nd Character Card.
His name is Ruo.
 Pretty hunky if I do say so myself. 

He's a rogue street fighter from a small jungle island who goes around challenging people to fist fights.
His Totem is a Rooster.
(Original Character)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Caption for Batman

My good buddies and I started a tumblr of fanart where the subject changes every friday, and we post as much as we can regarding the subject. 
This week's topic is none other than my favourite, Batman! 

Sadly, I was staring at my screen for like 20 minutes trying to come up with a caption, but I really suck at putting captions on my own drawings, so I thought I'd open it out to you guys to put some witty caption along with this doodle. 

Enjoy! :D
 
(EDIT)
A friend told me that the pose looked like Despicable Me dude, and suggested I add in the bat fam as the 3 girls (unicorn too!).
 
Cookies to those who know who that is in the background. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rugged grace

I think Korra is one of my all-time favourite characters to draw. She has a very rugged grace to her movements, its very dynamic, and always poetic. Any time I want to warm up in sketching, I always do a few scibbles of Korra.

I was studying some old block print paintings of Hokusai’s work, and I really like the faded print look, so I decided to try it out on a quick 15 min sketch of Korra.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Epiphanies and Junk


Two weeks ago, my friend and I had gotten into a pretty serious car accident.
Thankfully, no one was really hurt, and the pain we're going through now is miniscule compared to if we had lost our lives.

I know people have really lame epiphanies about life being short and junk... but there is clear truth in the cliche phrase. Life is a breath. Fast and short, and leaves you wondering how it went by so quickly. So I encourage you to live it meaningfully. Do the things you always say you're gonna do, follow through with plans you've always made, dwell on the things that matter, forget the things that don't, and search for the Truth your innate curiosity has always wondered about. Live Life Meaningfully. (I was never a fan of the YOLO saying). 

That being said, I've always had this one particular storyline in the back burner of my head, since I can remember first learning how to draw. Its evolved over time, changing as I learn more about the delicate art of story-telling while continuously searching for my style. 

Anyway, I've always kept it in notebooks, or the back of my mind... but now, I think its time I start really exploring, and get it off the ground somehow. Its always been a distant dream of mine to do a graphic novel, so I thought why not start?

This piece is just a snippet of what I've been working on since forever.
It doesn't say much about the story or character, and it'll prolly change over the years, but I figure life's too short to leave everything as a "one day...".
I'll start with "today." 

*lame epiphany music*
lol!

1st Character Card.
Her name is Zia.

She's a quick-witted runner from the eastern mountains who enjoys a good race here and there for good sport... and to show off a little when people overlook her strength because of her totem animal.

Her Totem is a Rabbit. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sun and Stars part 2

Khaleesi: When will he be as he was?
Witch: When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry, and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sun and Stars

Quick paint splash WIP.
Cookies to those who know what show I'm currently watching :)
(will post the finished one later)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Number 1 Fan


Its been a week since I've had the will to draw something for myself outside of work.
Its been a rather... uninspiring week, so to speak, and I've had very little strength or motive to draw.

Sunday was Mother's Day, and so on Saturday night I decided to sketch my mom as a present to her.

This painting was the only one I kept from all the lousy attempts at drawing for myself I did all week.

My mom is one of best examples of a woman that I know.
She's extraordinarily giving, sweet, funny, and joyful.
And she's been incredibly patient with me and my painstaking journey to find my career, despite my obvious frustrations with myself. 
And I couldn't be more grateful to her for being the role-model she is, and her undying support for anything I set my mind to achieve.

Relationships come and go, but a mother's love always stays the same.
Thank you, Mama for all you've done, and all that you are, and all that you mean to me.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
And I thank God for blessing me with you.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thriple Threat

Can I just say how AWESOME The Legend of Korra is???
Hats off to my buddies over at Nick who worked on this show! 
Its mind-blasting. 
Five minute doodle while I wait for Community to load.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Axe

It seems the Bow and Arrow are becoming more popular with female protagonists these days (Artemis from Young Justice, Merida from Brave, and Katniss from Hunger Games). And while it is quite a kick butt weapon, I'd like to see a female with a more... brutish weapon, and wield it just a well as a man.

I don't know of many female characters whose first weapon of choice would be an axe (other than Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon), so I thought I'd play around with some ideas.

This is one of the first doodles I came up with.
 I'll prolly post the rest later.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ain't No Mountain

Environment painting practice. The top is mine, the bottom is the reference photo from flickr (DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!)
I just wanted to see if I could capture the temperature of the mountains, where its sunny but probably negative bajillion degrees below zero. I like the warm/cool contrast of the photo, so I wanted to enhance that in the painting.
Lord only knows I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to background painting =P

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Diggin' the Gold

A sneak peak at a lil somethin I've been working on.
She ain't a gold digga.
But I'm diggin' the gold on her.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Girl On Fire

I am so excited to see this movie this week.
Like, you don't even KNOW.
C'man, March 23rd! COME SOONER!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tribute to the Beginning (part 3)


 Sailormoon and Pokemon were one of the first things I started drawing that got me realizing I liked to draw, but watching Walt Disney movies over and over and over again were probably what initially sparked the interest in the first place. 
My goodness, I used to annoy the crap out of my parents when I would sit there watching
the same movies on repeat for MONTHS.
I wanna someday work on something that has the same effect on children today.
=)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Part of Your World

Late night paintings of Disney characters.
I'll show you what its for later.
For now, here's Ariel. One of my favourite princesses.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Snow Empress


If there was some sort of Supreme Ruler of some sort of Winter World (and I don't mean the Narnia Witch) ...
... this is how I picture her to look like.
Sweet, and endearing, but a little masculine...
And capable of ice-shredding anyone who messes with her.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Swish Kick

The Filipino-Canadians of my generation have decided to get in touch with our roots and perform a dance of our heritage at our church's annual Gala night. 
The dance that I am teaching them is called the CariƱosa, which is a fun and flirty dance about courtship, originally deriving from Spain.
I made up names for the different moves that helps me remember the steps.

This one, I call the "swish kick".
It is literally done so. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What I Wore

I realized I never had a "What I wore Today" category before.
This is today's outfit.
I swear, I'm not vain.
I just needed a drawing prompt.
I love blue and white stripes. 
=)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

High Maintenance Season

Winter is so high maintenance.
I think I may be the wimpiest of all Canadians.
Why do I dislike the snow so???

Monday, January 16, 2012

California Diaries

Watercolour sketches of the places I went to in California.

Top Left: Redondo Pier
Bottom Left: Redondo Beach
Right: Santa Monica Beach

... How I miss the Sun.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Babies!

My friends and family are all having babies.
(I feel terribly young.)
Babies are wonderful. 
Congrats to the mammas and soon-to-be mammas. 
=)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Meet Poncho

My dad looks at this and goes "what's that, a chicken?".

.... Thanks, Pa.... ={

[note: the watercolour paper was too big for my scanner, so I just took a picture from my phone. I swear it looks better in real life...]

Poncho the Peacock.
=)