SBP. More progress! Have you ever seen the backside of a marker piece? Sometimes the backside is as interesting as the frontside. Life adage or something, right?

Doodles. Check out this haunting motion piece, Danielle. I sketched that while watching those 5 minutes. She really does have that gaze. The happy little tree sketch is inspired by my Kinokuniya tote.

Supplies. A hoard of various papers from Flax! A little Moomin who will now live on my traveling pouch of sketch materials. Thanks Liz!

Two introverted hermit nights in a row.

SBP. My last sketchbook project update was 5 weeks ago. Admittedly, today was the first time I looked at the book again and, of course, decided to completely change the style of the art. So, here we go… Felty nib pen outlines, watercolor pencil and maker coloring. Every spread will have a Ghibli character and some conveyance of longing…

Copics. I don’t remember when the last time I use these markers are, clearly, not enough. The blue porcelain flowering was done with a newly acquired pen + cartridge, my first fancy fountain pen. And I like to tell the story of my first Copic Markers (the 72b set)… It was my very first purchase using my own money earned from the first paycheck of my first internship. A distinct moment of realizing that freedom and desire to be self sustaining.

The first page. Always write your email in it. It’s a good excuse to make a mark inside of the book, so you don’t feel like you have to “ruin” it with a bad first sketch.

I don’t even know why I’m typing so much on a visual post, no one reads the words anyway.

These are my favorite bits from mhci sketching I never posted! Container hands & red ballpoint sketchery. They will be in the new portfolio, but rediscovering nice things is.. nice!

Copic Marker Love

& now, I have slightly better documented versions of the pieces I worked on last long weekend.


This is based on the well known promo image for Autumn’s Concerto (下一站幸福), aka the best drama ever. (Unfortunately, I liked it so much it ruined anything I watched after it.. so lo’ and behold: high standards and more free time.)


 

Concerto-palette

And for the curious, these were the colours used in the piece.

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The instagrams which documented this magic. Much, much credit to the newly obtained copic white opaque paint. I’ve never worked with such a smooth yet opaque formula. Totally recommended. I bought mine off Amazon. (It ships prime if you have it!)

& to finish, some nicer close-ups of the 2nd piece (unfinished). Couldn’t resist adding the white sooner.

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plus bonus shots of some art on my entrance walls.


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tree paintings old gouache on paper pieces of mine.. circa 2010.
black & white prints purchased from fab.com, but I believe Melanie Greenwood’s prints are available on etsy.

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big awesome tree painting of monrovia old town alley by my former painting master, Min Li. the curious can see and buy prints here.

It’s nice to finally have art up on the walls.. which aren’t just your own (or your mum’s).

Ah, the perks of having an income (finally).

Sharpie Sketches | beautiful people & red ink

In which I use my secret weapon [1]  to draw things.

Insta-set-up
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This what happens when I like you: You occasionally, okay - often, end up in my doodles. Some are better than others. FOREVER immortalized. ;)

Bts

Now, featuring the gorgeous girl behind Behind the Seams, one of my favorite fashion blogs. I have an immense girl crush on Trang.

Set-up
Red-reprise

& now, a red, coral, & pink Copic comp.


1. It’s a double-sided sharpie. Honestly, this thing is way better than many of the expensive artsy inking pens I’ve tried.

Love, love, love.

Summer Sketch Set : Doodles

Whoops, for some reason, the attempt to post this same thing last night was a total fail. (404??) Oh well, this is simply a continuation of the last post.. Doodles.

Bunnies

Cat_girl

Sharpie, always handy.

Copic_blue_trees

The properly scanned version of this copic marker drawing I instagram’d.

Glomped

Obligatory clarification: despite illustrating this, I was unfortunately the one who was jumped upon meeting.. :(

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Which reminds me, I should ink this doodle and make it into the comic strip.

Lala

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Only partially complete.. 

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Last one, another previous post properly scanned. I miss it.. though, on the other hand, I am glad that my desire to make things is being quenched now. The job is great and I look forward to seeing what I can do in the long run to make my mark. Give and take.

[Happy Sleepland] Copic Marker Doodle. And, oh boy, I’d love to be there.
Just filled up my grid sketchbook and started on the second one I own. Tons of decent puzzle game design in it so far.
P.S. Scanning and sharing would be so much easier if someone invented a quicker and/or portable means to scan things. Please? I’ll love you forever.
That’s the kind of start-up I need! Not that I hate social media or networking or a combination of the two, but there is just SO MUCH of it now. 10 million services fight for a spot on my daily line-up… They are all great, but there’s a limit of 3 spots realistically.
Hey, that sounds like grad school admissions.

[Happy Sleepland] Copic Marker Doodle. And, oh boy, I’d love to be there.

Just filled up my grid sketchbook and started on the second one I own. Tons of decent puzzle game design in it so far.

P.S. Scanning and sharing would be so much easier if someone invented a quicker and/or portable means to scan things. Please? I’ll love you forever.

That’s the kind of start-up I need! Not that I hate social media or networking or a combination of the two, but there is just SO MUCH of it now. 10 million services fight for a spot on my daily line-up… They are all great, but there’s a limit of 3 spots realistically.

Hey, that sounds like grad school admissions.

i liek post-its [4am Doodles] ‘bear’ hands and what I want for my birthday (cat stuffed in a cake).
P.S. If you like them too, you should have seen my desk over the summer, oh man!

i liek post-its [4am Doodles] ‘bear’ hands and what I want for my birthday (cat stuffed in a cake).

P.S. If you like them too, you should have seen my desk over the summer, oh man!