Monday, July 28, 2008

real encourage

ink + watercolor

this one will be on its way to its owner, the friend i told about. it turned out to be helpful, and i'm really glad that it was able to make her happy. it's like seeing your little affords actually means something for someone, touching people's lives.:)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

digital encourage

ink + photoshop

this one's for a friend, whom i thought could use a little help and encouragement. this version was colored with photoshop (after i colored the hardcopy slightly different with watercolor). i couldn't take a photo of the original, but i'll post it tomorrow -after photographing it with the help of daylight.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

illustration friday / canned

ink + watercolor

now it's official; illustration friday makes me depressive. i just don't know why, maybe it's been just the themes so far and maybe i'll be able to be non-depressive with other themes later.. 
we'll see..

Friday, July 25, 2008

unlikely series

watercolor + markers
watercolor + markers

this all started with my urge to draw letters, and unexpectedly transformed into a series of "so damn" seasonal things.. and i really think spring is the jolliest season..

drawing letters

watercolor + markers

well, what can i say.. i just wanted to draw letters..

Thursday, July 24, 2008

new blog, new logo

ink + watercolor

yay for my new blog!! and this is the header/logo for it. by the way, i'm beginning to "love" playing with typography..

header - remake

ink + watercolor

after giving it a good thought, i decided that it could use a remake. and i remade it. i think i'm more comfortable with this version..

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


ink + watercolor

it's been really fun to make this, but when the posting or placing it into the blog time came, the fun left its place to misery instantly. i managed to make it seem the way it's seen anyhow, and luckily it didn't turn out to be that bad.. so that's all folks, at least for today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

personal illustration #007

ink + watercolor

i really didn't mean it to be that depressive.. but it just happened to be.. i actually thought i disliked being in the dark and without electricity exactly for 24 hours much, and my whole intention was to reflect that; being in the dark. but maybe i was much more concerned about the fire itself than i really thought i was. i don't know.. in fact, i'm too tired now to analyze that.. so, let's just call it a day.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

personal illustration #006

ink + watercolor

i think no explanation is necessary, since the image can talk for itself. but i'd like to tell a bit though. it all started with the struggle of choosing the right font for my website and the idea of using my very own handwriting stoke me. it would be nice, cute and sincere (good thought, my girl) and i didn't have the slightest idea how to create a font. so we (me and my tiny brain) actually told ourselves "how hard could it be anyway". there we got it then, it was really really hard. i spent my whole day in front of the computer trying to handle the whole font creating thing, and begging the application to export my fonts properly.
but at least, i have my fonts now and i think i actually like being involved with typography.. who would have known.

and here is my font:

Friday, July 18, 2008

illustration friday / enough

ink + watercolor

i'm not really doing that -looking back- these days but i can't say that i haven't.. so this comes to past, from past..

Thursday, July 17, 2008

bad hair day

markers + acrylic

this version is how it looks like on the notebook. and it took a ridiculously long time (practically all day) to finish. i just had to paint over and over to close the mistakes and finally managed to came up with this result and lucky me, i can say that i'm quite satisfied (still learning, huh?)

photoshop + illustrator

and this is how it looks like after a little digital touch. actually, i'm beginning to like illustrator..

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

personal illustration #005

ink + watercolor

today, i finally had the chance to meet the sea.. it was not the most pleasant meeting though. the weather was so crazy that i wouldn't be surprised if a hurricane took place. and unfortunately, the wind made waves so strong that i had to struggle for a long time just to move 5 or 10 meters. i did manage to swim somehow though, but my ears ached painfully afterwards..

anyways, here is "swim" which has the most incorrect choice of material -which is watercolor. but i'm still learning and i don't have any intention to stop playing with my new toys any sooner.:)

personal illustration #004

ink + watercolor

i was aware that i'm kind of away from the city, but just didn't know that it was actually an isolation place.. spent nearly 4 hours trying to reach the city, and unfortunately all that journey didn't worth it.. anyway, here it is; the "downtown".
oh, and i'm not very happy with the clocks but this is still learning, right? 

Monday, July 14, 2008

personal illustration #003

ink + watercolor

i'm aware that yesterday's illustration is missing but i've been trying to design my very own web site. actually, i'm still struggling with flash and every new step just turns out to be another problem. it's really time and mind consuming that i even couldn't find the chance to play with my new watercolors as they deserve.. anyhow, i managed to come up with this result and i'm quite happy with it. and it was just love at first sight with the watercolor set and i can see that it was an excellent decision.. the colors are incredibly jolly, bright and beatiful..

Saturday, July 12, 2008

personal illustration #002

ink + color pencil

my relationship with internet has been highly problematic since i came here -vacation?- but today was extraordinary. i really tought this would be the perfect time to go mad, but decided to keep that chance for later..
so this is the reflection of my true feelings about my modem and its ethernet cable..

Friday, July 11, 2008

personal illustration #001

ink + color pencil

this one is for bandit; the cat who lives with me and eats grass all the time nowadays.. i really enjoyed drawing this because i kind of feel like a shepherd (especially like the clumsy "little bo peep") while waiting him eating his grass in the garden and i'm afraid he's also feeling like a sheep those times..

illustration friday / foggy

watercolor + ink

"second first"
could be a better topic but let's follow the 'rules' and call this "illustration friday". but this is first, because it's my first friday illustration and also my first watercolor trial after long long years.. and i bought some watercolor and notebooks online yesterday, i'm still quite excited.

oh, and the illustration is also reachable via flickr.

lesson of the day
: watercolor is a good thing


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