The Likhaya #DTIYS Contest

I do not normally do the Draw-this-in-your-style things that are rampant in Art Twitter and Instagram. I have done a few, but not many. But I chanced upon this that was recommended to me by a friend who is also an artist from Doodle ni Maria. She showed me her entry and I was excited to do this one. This is a redraw of an original collaboration by Shane Salcedo and Sofia Andres for The Lakambini.


The art competition encourages every Filipina Artist to practice her craft and be creative. I do love the fact that I get to empower Filipinas with my art and draw interesting figures.

I admit the whole piece was a bit of a challenge, especially the hands for the lady with the bilao. I also did not like the headwrap, but I had fun with this. I learned about my figure style and learned that these paintings need more room! I need to use bigger paper for these. I did this in my baohong sketchbook.

Even if I do not win the contest, I do love this piece. More power to the Filipina Artists!

Return to the Riordanverse

Alright, so I thought that I was done with that phase of my life where my whole thing was about Demigods, Magicians, Legionnaires, Einherjar and failing fallen Greek gods, but apparently not. I ventured into the magical world of Reddit and realized that I have not failed the mythical world yet. I was encouraged by 2k members to come back to the Riordanverse, worlds created by author Rick Riordan and possibly stay there.

I love that universe, I love that world so I will come back.

As a first offering to the gods and to the demigods, etc. I drew something from Kane Chronicles as suggested by my dear sister. It is Anubis , the Egyptian god, in his Riordanverse form. I took visual clues from Viria and the official one to create my version of this guy. He ended up looking like a lost member of a certain k-pop boyband, but I will take it.

I enjoyed painting him and I think I will go back and redo all my Portraits of the demigods and characters. Plus maybe scenes from the books. What do you think about this kid?

Expect more Riordanverse art from me! Exciting!

Keep Creating!

The Man of Steel

41680124_2008865129165082_5723692294477971456_nIt’s a Bird! It’s a plane. OMG Marikit is drawing a DC Character other than Flash and WONDERWOMAN! It’s SUPERMAN!

The Sketchtember theme today was COMIC BOOK HERO so who is the quintessential hero? SUPERMAN. I decided it because I just want to draw some classic superhero and really concentrate on how I can render it.  And Lo and behold, I could actually draw the classic Reeves Superman!

You can see the speedpaint process below to see how I drew this classic Man of Steel! I used the bargue process of using general huge shapes first and filling it in, its been working pretty well for me, but I guess– MORE HOURS and More Practice. PLUS, I  do think that I need to start rendering out bigger and completed works than sketches.  So Up , up and AWAY!!

inktober day 7 : Lost 

​​I did a speedpaint for Day 7: Lost and it is of Nico di Angelo from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.Check it out below!

Nico is a lost child  and he spent a lot of time being searched for by people. So I thought he would be a good subject… Plus i got a request. Hit 2 birds with one stone right? so here


that is the final picture and here is how i did it


there will be some new stuff coming on the blog! 🙂 watch out for it soon!

Haku – Dragon Boy

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Hi Guys! This weekend was a Studio Ghibli Weekend! I have  been a long time fan of the studio and absolutely love all the tales that they create. My absolute favorite is Howl’s Moving Castle  and Spirited Away comes into the top of my list as well. Since I was looking to draw something Ghibli, I decided to give the boy dragon, Haku a go.

I first planned the art in my Leuchtturm1917 Fauxbonichi and I used some new pans I got from Sennelier for the colors. Drawing the dragon was a challenge too and showing his “fur” was another, luckily I kind of pulled it off. The original art had the paper dolls that attacked haku, but i kidn of forgot to inclued it in the finished piece.

I wanted to keep Haku mystical and young. I wanted to show how pretty he was as well and drew him face forward with his dragon form wrapped around him. The background was anoother galaxy background, although next time I should really do something more about it.

I used a 300 GSM coldpress paper from Pack of Possibilities from Artisan MNL. Its a 5 x7 paper that takes to my abuse well.

Below the cut is the pictures of the Scan and the Photo I took of the final

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Where’s the Reset button?

Hello. Yes, I am here.
I know, I know I have been a very bad Blogger.
I know I have not even touched my blog for a while since I got busy with studying for the JLPT examinations. But that is no excuse to forget this.

I also have been painting/ drawing. I have been mostly working on blending on copic and watercolors and so I would be mostly blogging about those from now on. I have also started to do some calligraphy. So I hope I can write about that more as well.

Anyway, I just popped in to chat and well… here’s an L for you. Hope you like it!

candyl