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Sketch break while I was waiting for my files to finish uploading this afternoon. Just practicing drawing a face again. This time with no pencil and eraser. Just a pen, a water brush and a white poster paint. #nopencil #noeraser #sketch #portrait #parkerpen #kuretakewaterbrush #kuretake #postercolour #posterpaint #dongapostercolor #drawing #ink #penandink #watercolorpaper #monologuesketchbook #girl #blackandwhite #tones #art #artph
My friend suddenly commissioned me to make this digital portrait for his friend.
This is the first digital painting that I did in a very long time.
I hope that the pretty girl likes it. 🙂
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
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.
(*Lola means grandmother, in the Filipino language)
This is the last gift that I ever gave my grandmother. It isn’t even finished yet when I handed it to her at the Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center.
Back then, the whole drawing was just graphic pencils and little bits of color -which was intentional, but it was a bit uneven, because I rushed it because I wasn’t happy with my first two attempts, that drawing was take 3. I was always extremely anxious when I’m making something for people who are important to me: always fussing over even the littlest details, always feeling it’s not enough.
This should have been my “Day 1” in my “Artwork-A-Day” thing. I was sketching while sitting in the ICU next to my grandmother who’s admitted there. It was January 11. All that I could manage is a rough pencil sketch. I cleaned it up a bit and colored it in today.