An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 45: Tea with My Good Friend

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This is a very very very late post. . . about that time that my friend and I had an “Art Day” that happened last June 2.


My friend and I went to this cool branch of Prosperitea.

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 40: Soccer

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(still part of my “late posts”)

I drew these last May 25. At my brother’s soccer game. Of course, I drew these before the soccer game —because I had to watch the game.

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I try to draw my subjects as fast as I can because every time I draw, I never let people know what I’m drawing. I’m challenging myself to capture things as fast and as accurate as possible. I obviously need to work on it harder.

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 39: With Urban Sketchers Philippines

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It was last May 24. (this is one of my so-called “late posts”) I got up early in the morning because I wanted to join the Urban Sketchers Philippines sketchwalk event to celebrate their third anniversary.

It was a nice summer day, I took a long walk around Makati until I reached the venue, which was at Jaime Velasquez park, the same place of the Salcedo Saturday Market.

Salcedo Market banner

I went there alone, because I wanted to get to know people of the same interests. The way to find out who the sketchers were was to just simply take out your sketch materials and sketch. Soon enough I met a new friend and the organizers of the event found us.

I have never felt more relaxed. It’s a nice day and we were free to choose what we want to sketch. The aim of the group was ” to share a glimpse of the beauty (and not) of our cities or otherwise about life through our sketchbooks.” I don’t normally draw city structures and other objects. I usually draw people. I have to practice drawing different subjects.

This is my favorite part (also taken from their Facebook group “about” page):

“It has less to do with skill level or technique. What is more important is experiencing the process of looking, seeing, feeling and recording on paper.”

I just joined their Facebook page a week before and was really excited to go, even if I don’t know anyone there.

I made two sketches. One was a group of people sitting on a bench in front of me. Another was a of fire tree petal I saw fallen on another bench.


these are the group of people sitting in the bench in front of me, they don’t move much for hours so it’s alright. I was in a hurry to finish, though, because the sun was scorching on my arm



I used watercolor, unfortunately, I guess the paper was made for dry media so it easily wrinkled up. Also, the color absorbs too quickly that you can’t undo a mistake.

fire tree petal

a photo of my reference.

related links:

Urban Sketchers Philippines blog post about the Third Anniversary Gathering.

Urban Sketchers Philippines blog


Throwback Thursday #4

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I had to adjust exposure settings because this was done by pencil, and the scanner washed out most of it.

This is one of my favorite early drawings.
I can’t remember what it was that I was dreaming about, or what were my inspiration for this one. I noticed I’ve always been obsessed with putting exact dates on my work. *laughs*


I did this on March 12-13, 2000, I was only 11 years old. This was the time when I still draw every single day. I didn’t feel limited. I felt so free. I never think about any rules in drawing and everything. It’s the best feeling when drawing. But as I grew older, I became more and more conscious. . .  One of the reasons why I make myself draw or make any kind of artwork every single day is because I wanted to get back to how I used to be – I was even more creative then, even though I lacked proper training.


I like this one so much, maybe I’ll recreate this again, make a better version.

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 23: The Sleeping Dog

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We went back to my hometown to visit my grandmother, my aunt, and my cousins.
I also missed our two dogs.

I sat in the balcony because it’s cooler there. I can feel it’s summer already.
One of our dogs came to me and I petted him. He missed me. I can remember him as a puppy, I used a baby bottle to feed him milk.
He’s now, I think, 13 years old. He’s half Labrador, half mutt. He’s very smart and friendly.

He slept under a mat that’s a little bit smaller than him and I drew him.

I don’t have access to a scanner today so, this not so good picture will do. 😛

Update: April 3, 2014, 00:47

Now I have a nicer scanned photo.