I made a tiny video thing. Mostly to test out screen-recording again. Anyway, I recently bought @kyletwebster's watercolor brushes and I’m in the middle of trying to learn how to use them. So it’s a bit rough and I make a few goofs here and there. Did this sketch in around 20 minutes.
I know how to paint with actual watercolours, but the digital version behaves a tad differently. This’ll take some practice, but I’m always excited and happy to learn so this should be fun.
Also, the line art was drawn using a brush from Kyle Webster’s Runny Inkers Set. I’ve been really enjoying his brushes, and they are quite impressive.
This piece is my contribution for Haute Auteur 2013 which is the annual silent film competition by the UP Cineastes. Along with an exhibition of the entries, there will also be an art exhibit of which I am a part of along with some excellent art buddies like Jamie Cabatit, Bernard Gatus, and Rob Cham.
If you’re not too geographically challenged, please do drop by.
The exhibition will be open for viewing on February 27 - March 1 at the Old Film Lobby, Plaridel Hall, UP DIliman CMC, and on March 4 – March 8 at the Greenbelt 3 Lobby, Makati City.
So I made this as an entry for the Graphika Manila book this year. I’m not expecting anything at the moment. I don’t know if it will be included in the book or not. But eitherway, I’m fairly proud of this piece even though I’m second guessing a few things about this piece.
Anyway, I realize, nearly every year since I made the cover of the GM Book, I’ve been using Graphika Manila as an excuse and motivation to make a decent piece of art. But I always try and do something I haven’t done before. So every entry I send in, from hence forth and before, have been wrought with experimentation. So it’s a great learning experience. In or out, at least I think I took another step forward in my artistic journey.
Anyway, this piece is about being consumed by thoughts or ideas or emotions. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. Like right now, my insecurities pile on and can cripple me emotionally and somewhat physically. A bit of depression can encourage lethargy and apathy. Anyway, I’m fine. That’s partially why I made this. Therapeutic art making I guess. It heals in a sense.
PS: Plus 5 awesome points to those who know the medusoid mycelium reference. Hint: It’s from my favorite book series as a kid. :)
Also, I’ll try and get Burton X PKMN project back on track next week Friday hopefully after my exams. I’ve been itching to get back on it, but life happens. Still, sorry for not updating. I do read all the mail, and I will try to reply to all of you. Please be patient. :|
This is a semi-refined version of one of the sketches I’ve been doodling in Photoshop today. I’m making studies for a painting that must be perfect. And it has to be done by next week. Time is running out and my ideas are still pretty much scrambled at the moment. Hopefully, I figure out what I want to see before the end of this month.