This is my friend, Ayra.
This is the portrait she requested -and I promised to do- years ago that I only finished earlier this month.
She turns 25 today (. . . right? Happy birthday! :D).
I used oil pastel, charcoal pencil, and oil paint on watercolor paper.
Okay, I did not make this today, I just finished it today.
I made this last year (March 13) and I promised myself to finish it the next day but I guess, like many things, I forgot. I have left about a ton of unfinished artworks over the years (maybe it’s possible I have ADD? that might explain it.) so I guess I’ll finish some to post for my “An Artwork A Day” thing. Because I also promised myself to finish each one. That’s hitting two birds with one stone, right?
I used gouache on cream-colored watercolor paper. It’s the first time I used gouache, I hope it doesn’t look so bad.
I think I painted this back when I’ve just seen the movie “Where The Wild Things Are“. At the same time, I thought of Peter Pan‘s friends, the Lost Boys (that’s what they called themselves, right?). I didn’t have a reference for this. I just imagined a face. It ended up looking a bit familiar: it kind of looked like my old classmate, and a little like the Filipino actor, Piolo Pascual. . . or maybe I’m imagining things. If ever I’m not imagining things, those similarities are purely coincidental.
I thought of this design years ago, I had sketched it roughly back then.
I was thinking of how to make a woman’s hips fuller. I was thinking of my mother’s hips –which I think is so narrow. heehee.
I used gold, brown, and white poster paint on cream-colored watercolor paper.
*clarification: this is a one-piece dress. not two piece (the colors faded when I scanned it. *facepalm*). It just so happens that I did not color the skin part, and the trunk part of the dress was supposed to be cream in color.
-watercolor, ink, colored pencil on paper
-my entry for Marie Claire and Instituto Europeo di Design -Barcelona’s Fashion Illustration Contest
(unfortunately I didn’t win. :P)
-I designed the dress and I my reference for the shoes is this: http://www.designerwholesalesources.com/images/discount-christian-dior-shoes-6.jpg