As I mentioned in my previous post, here are some WIP snaps of my first magazine/editorial project involving watercolors! Unfortunately, I can’t reveal any more about the project until it’s been published (it’s coming out in November, I think). Despite working this into an already busy schedule, I really enjoyed the whole process, and I’m happy with how these turned out–but happier to know that the client loved them! When you love what you do, it really shows, and it’s just one of the best feelings in the world.
Work for my exhibit has slowed down just a bit due to client work, and here’s a peek at the fourth piece (which I’ve already finished). Even so, I’m happy to share that I’ve received quite a number of commissions this month! It’s exciting for me because they’re all slightly different from each other–a book project, a couple of digital illustrations, a DIY craft project… And finally, for the first time (I’m giddy about this one!)–a set of illustrations involving watercolors, for a fashion editorial (which I will give a sneak peek of in the next post)! It’s been such a busy September, and I can only be ecstatic and grateful.
If you take all the clothes I have, you’ll get a pile of black, a pile of white, and a pile of denim (with the occasional pale pink, peach and salmon). To be honest, I’m beginning to get bored with my wardrobe. I love how functional and versatile these staples are, but my closet has started begging for color as of late. Okay… The truth is, I love how easy, casual, classic French style has made its way into the current trends–sailor stripes and dainty polka dots, combined with solid reds, whites and blues. Time for some shopping!
I collect very few magazines these days, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Teen Vogue! I’ve stopped buying every single issue, but I made an exception when I saw their September cover (Emma Stone in a pretty red Burberry Prorsum coat–it totally seduced me). There are things to be said about Teen Vogue that can’t be said for many other glossies. The editorials are always fresh, vibrant, and everything looks and feels happy! And, how can you refuse a magazine that has “cute” (yet classy) written all over it?
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It’s been chilly and stormy in Manila these days, but I’m letting the sunshine into this third piece in the series I’m working on. Everyone, meet my sunny Happy Lemon Girl! She’s about 70% done here.
I’m seriously getting my painting groove on, and it’s true–once you start drawing a few hours each day, it gradually turns into a habit, and your body just starts looking for it. I can feel my techniques changing (maturing, I hope?), too, and each stroke of the brush is becoming less uncertain, more deliberate. And, can I just say–I’m getting very addicted to negative (white) space.