Yesterday, Drawing

An Artwork A Day, Digital Art, Doodles, Drawings, Illustrations

I drew this on Photoshop yesterday afternoon while I was sleepy and was in a place where it isn’t okay to sleep. I guess this can fit in on my “An Artwork A Day” thing, but I am going to stop counting them. I have a lot more drawings but I haven’t posted or scanned them yet. Too busy.

yes it’s unfinished. I was really sleepy. haha

this is how messy I normally draw. . . but I draw faster this way.

And I was too sleepy to care. Somehow I want to keep this messy style because I am most comfortable with this style. Loose and free. I don’t really care whether people will like or hate this style. I know there are probably people who are into this.

The First Digital Painting That I Finished

Digital Art, Portrait

This is the first digital painting/portrait that I finished (because the first one I did still isn’t finished.).

I did this as a take home test for a job that I didn’t get.

I guess my work wasn’t enough. . . or, as usual, there’s so much competition.

It took me 6 hours.

I used Adobe Photoshop CS6

I was instructed to only paint the face and so I didn’t touch the rest of his body and background.

this is the reference I chose from the ones that they sent.

They have certain guidelines like: the colors I am only allowed to use, not too many details, and make them look prettier

-from what I can remember. (it was years ago)

I’m not so sure if I followed it correctly. hahaha. I might have added too many wrinkles – can’t help it, I always like bringing out flaws.

I remembered one of the bosses smirking when he saw what I was doing when they asked me to demo after the job interview. But this take home test came after that.

I still like traditional painting better than digital.

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 27

An Artwork A Day, Digital Art

I’m pondering if I’ve finally found my unique (hopefully) artistic style that I shall further improve and stick with. I know that every artist should have his/her own signature style that will make him/her different from others.


Is this okay?
I did this style with my recent works. I know I need to further improve my human anatomy. So I’m still studying and observing what I can see.
I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (for tablets) on my Galaxy Note 8.0.

The next thing I’m gonna do is to try this style in traditional means.

And tomorrow, I shall work on my friends portrait again. These past couple of days has been busy with family activities.

Dear Friend (I think she might be reading this): I’ll work on it tomorrow!
(And I won’t say “I promise”) =P

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 26

An Artwork A Day, Digital Art

“I almost forgot I’m allergic to seafood.”


I was testing my limits with seafood at dinner. I was well aware that my doctor said that I am allergic to seafood. Sometimes I couldn’t believe it myself. And so I ate what I think is a lot and then I begin to feel the food having difficulty sliding down my throat. . . so that’s how it feels. Later it became a little bit harder to breathe. :)))
I ate a teaspoon of brown sugar and drank a mug of sweet warm milk when I got home. Slowly but surely, I felt better.

For this, I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (for tablets) on my Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet.

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 25

An Artwork A Day, Digital Art

I should get myself some hard pastels and try this style for real. Last night, I tried it on the Line Brush app where there’s a “hard pastel” brush. With Sketchbook Pro, I just adjusted a pencil brush setting so it’ll look as if I used hard pastels. . . or something.

I haven’t tried hard pastels for real, I haven’t seen some of those in the art shops I used to go to (or maybe I haven’t asked), and there’s definitely none of those in non-specialty shops. But one of these days, I’ll check.


I just saw Frozen again, I watched it with my brother.

I still got “Let it Go” stuck in my head.

I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my Galaxy Note 8.0