March 2017: Doodling Females (recap)

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I was supposed to talk about this in the first and last day of March, but I didn’t get to do that because I was too busy with Saturday AM Β (Saturday AM issue 65 is out NOW, by the way! Click here to buy individual issues including the latest one! Better yet, click here to SUBSCRIBE. Click here for more information about Saturday AM —because I intended this blog post for a different subject, and it’ll be less organized if I deviate from what I’ve been planning to say. πŸ˜› ) and a personal project that I needed to finish at a certain date. . . Which I shall mention later this month.

I was thinking of another doodle/drawing challenge after I finished my January Cat doodles. Then I remember how often I draw female subjects. . . So, after taking a break (from drawing challenges I set for myself) the whole February, I decided to draw female subjects the whole month of March. . . and it turns out that March is also National Women’s Month.

–I found that out after some googling then. But it’s funny, I never mentioned it whenever I post the daily drawings/doodles* on Instagram.

And so, these are the drawings I made.

Day 1

 

Day 2

 

Day 3

 

Day 4

 

Day 5

Work-in-progress

 

Day 6

 

Day 7

Work-in-progress

 

 

Day 8

 

Day 9

 

Day 10

 

Day 11

 

Day 12

 

Day 13

 

Day 14

 

Day 15

 

Day 16

 

Day 17

 

Day 18

 

Day 19

 

Day 20

 

Day 21

 

Day 22

 

Day 23

 

Day 24

 

Day 25

 

Day 26

 

Day 27

 

Day 28

 

Day 29

 

Day 30

 

Day 31

 

 

*I like the sound of the word “doodle” as opposed to “drawing”, so I used “doodle” more often. But really some of these are given some thought before creation so sometimes, “drawing” is a much better word to use.

 

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January 2017 Cat Doodles

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I have challenged myself to draw/doodle just cats on this month.

Why cats?

Because I love cats. And I really want to see how much people like cats as well. . . since my best-selling design has a catty theme.

I usually can’t finish anything I do for myself, that’s why I tried challenging myself.

Today is my last day and I’m happy to say that I did not skip a day!

Here’s my daily cat doodles from Day 1 to Day 31!

 

Day 1

 

Day 2

 

Day 3

 

Day 4

 

Day 5

 

Day 6

 

Day 7

 

Day 8

 

Day 9

 

Day 10

 

Day 11

 

Day 12

 

Day 13

 

Day 14

 

Day 15

 

Day 16

 

Day 17

 

Day 18

 

Day 19

 

Day 20

 

Day 21

 

Day 22

 

Day 23

 

Day 24

 

Day 25

 

Day 26

 

Day 27

 

Day 28

 

Day 29

 

Day 30

 

Day 31

 

Can’t believe I finished a personal challenge! This is a progress for me. haha.

I also found that the best time for doodling is during the day. The doodles I did during the day that I included here looked a bit better than the others.

I don’t have any doodle challenge planned for February, I’m taking a break from that.

I have a lot of personal tasks I plan to do next month. So far, my Hobonichi Planner is working perfectly in making me more productive! Next month, I might use some of these cats and incorporate them to designs that I’ll make available on my print on demand shops. I think I have a drawing challenge for March. πŸ™‚

New Year Post!!!

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(New Year Post that’s late for a couple of days!!!!)

Goodbye, 2016! Hello, 2017!!!

Goodbye, Moleskine.. I’m gonna try Hobonichi this year!! XD

So I thought I would make challenges every month.

Days before Christmas, I started planning my 2017, although I can’t plan until December because I really don’t know what this future will bring.

There’s this thing I want to join and I really really hope I’ll get in!

And of course, I am hoping for nothing but the best for Saturday-AM. Not just because I’m in it but because they’re very hard-working and passionate people who deserve to be successful.

(by the way, Issue 60 is out now! Please check it out and subscribe! πŸ˜€ quality diverse shonen manga!)

Back to what I was saying. . .

I plan to challenge myself every month!

Hmm… well every other month, because some months, I will be busy with some important stuff.

This month of January, I shall be doodling CATS!!!!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

 

So far, Day 3 seems the nicest. Haha. I was busy cleaning my room when I did the first 2. Almost forgot to do it, too.

Stay tuned?

Hehe, I’d do my best not to miss a date! πŸ˜€

I mean, my “Artwork-A-Day” died. . . there’s just some things that would come up that makes it really hard to follow up. Let’s hope that this time, nothing gets in my way.

 

4 Years

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Today this blog turns 4 years old.

Luckily I have some free time on my hands.

I have failed to post about the stuff I said I would post about. . .

Okay, I’ll just put it in here:

  • Update #1:

One day (September 9), I received an invite from TeePublic inviting me to join their site. They’ve come across my “Cat Person” design and went on to explain how I could earn with them than on Society6.

Β “Society6 pays designers $2.20 royalties and we pay $4.00 Β What’s more, shirts on Society6 are priced at $22 while they are Β $20 onTeePublic. That meansΒ youΒ make more money selling your shirt for less, which increases volume. We also will mark down new designs to $14 for the first 72 hours to giveΒ youΒ a boost and feature your entire store for $14 onceΒ youΒ build out your collection.

Higher quality:Β Bottom line is thatΒ TeePublicΒ preps every art file by hand before it goes to print, weΒ color match each art file and then check each print when it comes off the line. We guarantee weΒ haveΒ the highest quality art prints and fabrics of any platform because we take the time to make sure we get it right.”

Hmmm. Very interesting. I decided I wanna try it — since it’s better to have a lot of shops – more chances of selling — but I just did not have the time back then….

  • Update #2:

I have been interested in this site:Β Curioos.com. It’s a print-on-demand site that focuses on selling quality wall art pieces. They were invite-only or you’ll have to apply and get your artworks chosen by the curators before you can sell your art there.

I planned on applying. . . since I thought I’d never get an invite cause I see a lot of really great art pieces there.

One day (September 17), I received an invite from one of the independent curators who work with them. She said she saw my portfolio on this blog and she thinks my work will be a great fit in their gallery! I can’t believe it. I was so excited I made an account right away and uploaded some of my abstract paintings. I didn’t want to sell any of my portrait work because they belong to the owners of the faces I drew.

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Visit my Curioos shop here!

. . .

September 17. . . That day I never expected that after just ten days me and my brother’s cat would pass away. I miss him every single day. The sadness never really goes away. I just get distracted by life. πŸ˜₯

  • Update #3:

But I am very thankful I get distracted by work that I enjoy.

I’m currently a designer for Saturday AMΒ and I love every minute of it. πŸ˜€

Saturday AM is filled with very talented and passionate young comic creators.

If you love shonen manga with a lot of diversity, please check them out and subscribe! ❀

  • Update #4:

Just before writing this blog post, I have just finished designing something for my mom.

That something I shall reveal in the right time. πŸ˜‰

. . . But it is something I am very excited about.

. . .

It’s funny cause back in the day I always say or tell people who ask that I am not a graphic artist/designer. I forgot how fun it is to do these things. But I guess it’s only ever fun when you’re working on fun stuff or fun products.

(In the same way, I never tell people that I am a blogger. . . because that might cause people to think that I earn money blogging — I don’t. Although of course, I wish I do. Because who wouldn’t want to get paid to blab about things you’re passionate about? Technically, I am only a “blogger” simply because I blog: I post in a blog

I just remembered going to a party where most of the guests were makeup/beauty bloggers. One of them asked if I blog too and I said no.)

Overall, I am happy where I am right now, although I still haven’t reached my goals in life, this is okay.

This blog helped me get through life. . . in a way. It helped me express myself. I didn’t even expect any followers and likes but I did get them and I’m thankful for all of it. I’m happy to know that there are people who appreciate my art and the things that I do and this blog helped me realize that.

. . . although I wish my art could reach those people who likes my art enough to actually buy them. —-That will be my Christmas wish this year.

Yes. I wish. Cause I need more money.

I said it.

Hahahaha.

And this concludes my blog post for the Fourth Anniversary of my definitely not famous blog.Β 

4 Years = Β 4 Updates! OH MY GOSH, WHY DIDN’T I NOTICE THAT?


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