Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baguio: Little John’s Art Gallery

little john in baguio

During my weekend trip to Baguio City, we’ve come across a restaurant in Camp John Hay appropriately named “Little John”. They had a wall full of different art pieces ranging from every style you can think of. Upon closer inspection, each piece was actually drawn by one of their customers; an idea I wish I had thought of!

Friday, January 21, 2011


What started out as a sketch on my planner turned out into an ink and color pencil endeavor that ate my entire day.

This was Skullie around 7pm yesterday. She’s one of seven art trades I’ll be working on this year. I remember praying before I actually started coloring her with color pencils because it’s been a while since I last colored using any traditional media.

I seem to have fallen in love with coloring all over again.

Sad thing is, the scanner doesn’t pick up colors as well as it should. I adjusted the scan using Sugar‘s tutorial, but I still think the original is much better.

Strangely, the scanned image looks… *squished*? It’s probably my monitor or something, but please tell me what you think when you view the original illustration.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Resting in Pieces

Not your usual artsy blog update, but I felt like I had to post this anyway.

wacom graphire 4 broken pink pen

Alas, my pink, Wacom Graphire 4, you have served me well… but the humidity of the tropics proved to be too much for you, and now I must lay you down to eternal rest…

…or something like that. :3a

I got this limited edition Wacom in Hong Kong a few years back. I don’t think it’s more than a 4 or 5 years old, but I guess I used and abused it a little too much. Good thing my older tablet is still in good condition. The Graphire 4’s tablet is all scratched up and looks so worn out compared to the ET-0405-R.

Now I feel a little bit better. Time to contact Wacom’s Service repair to see if there’s anything I can do to salvage this one. ;x;

Monday, January 17, 2011

Milktea and Cakes

I’ve been working on this piece for such a long time that I can’t remember how many hours I actually spent on it. I had no idea placing desserts on the table could be so… terrifying!

The perspective still seems a little off to me, but I like how this came out nonetheless. It was a good practice to try my painting and patience skills.

Kazimier does not like serving people, seeing he’s a demon and all. Of course, Mikhail’s not impress with his lack of class. xD

Hopefully I can still qualify for =Kilo112205’s contest! But for now, feel free to download the wallpaper version in the downloads section. :3

Monday, January 3, 2011

…What Is It?

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I hope everyone had their fill of new year’s celebrations! You could say my holiday was quite interesting and busy… I didn’t have time to draw something to celebrate the new year!

Thankfully, Aly A. gave me the perfect fanart for the celebration. :3 Thanks, Aly!

Oh, and did you guys notice? If you haven’t yet, please update your links, as I am now the proud (re)owner of kurohiko.com! \(^o^)/

I hope I do it right this time! No more changing of links / domain host dying on me, please! I, of all people, know how hard it is to let readers know where I’ve moved to! ;_; Maybe re-purchasing the site means I can get my old readers back too?

…now if only I can figure what sort of “pink animal thing” Rei is here. xD