Friday, April 20, 2012

One more time..

Another tweaked painting...Im still not giving up on this. Might tweaked it again...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tweaked Painting..

Same painting but I tweaked it abit. I think it looked better. I think if you made a painting and you are not happy with it, there is still a chance you can improve on it. There is nothing much you can do really but to increase the value and saturation and maybe lift some color.

Im still not giving up on this painting though...maybe I can still worked on it.:-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Woke up very early today at 6am (early for me! lol) and I painted  the above portrait. I honestly dont know what I was doing but I was going for a moody, sad sort of portrait. Instead It looked like I was playing with watercolor. In between me doing the laundry and painting, this is ther result.

I hate the paper I bought online and you can see with the above painting why. The paper looks like its been scratched and I dont know why.Anways, I still have loads of Arches paper and for me, Arches is the best. I used 140cold pressed.

I painted the above portrait late last night when my sons sleeping already so I guess I have no excuse for messing it up.LOL. But I want to record my progress as an artist so I decided to post these paintings anyway.

Still dont know my siganture style..but I know it will come to me.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Self Portrait-My attempt,no.1

I made my very first self portrait-sketched using 4b steadler pencil on a watercolor paper. I wanted texture and this is the only one I have that I dont need to cut (my arches paper orderd online came in as a big sheet)

Not really bad but not very good either.hahahaha. This is a quick 30 minutes sketch and I obviously did not copy the exact picture but rather id like to get the shapes right.

I want to do more drawings and studies before I do an actual painting.

Keep you posted..

Saturday, April 14, 2012

5 minute sketch chalenge

I havent done any painting or drawing lately and I feel so guilty. My new years resolution is to draw or paint as often as I can.  So while my son is watching spongebob, I just made a 5 minute drawing of myself from an old photo ( i tied my hair at the back)

Friday, April 13, 2012


I made this sketch when I was with family at Balay Isabel. I remember I was at the patio and my son was playing games on his ipad. I forgot this sketch actually,then I found it when I took out my old sketch pad-spring cleaning.hehehehe

Looking for inspiration actually for my next watercolor project. Will probably sketch some self portrait.

Monday, April 9, 2012

My process of painting..

First, I sketched the drawing, just the important details..
 Then I wet the paper ( Arches 140g) and used mainly different shades of brown-Alazarin red,burnt, umber,Gamboge for the reddish browns and added sepia for the dark browns and added indigo for the darkest shade that is almost black.

I also used masking fluid to save the highlights. Its actually faster this way.

Just continue adding value and color to the painting :-)

I also applied a little bit of salt for texture...

  My working station..

  legolas looks scary here right?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

LOTR Inspired Painting..

Cold pressed 150 Arches paper,Watercolor painting.

Colors I used are mainly sepia, indigo, burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, aureolin. I wanted an old vintage look, I used salt for the background, toothbrush and old brush for the texture.:-)