Wednesday, February 25, 2009

fish, octo, Breath Out the City

as a response to the previous post, black ink or paint is
a superb, versatile, and practical tool in mark making.

the more i look at these old drawings and paintings, the
more i get inspired to constantly learn and practice how
to incorporate monochromatic palette and different colors
in order to create a mood or to simply imply the solidity of
an object in space.
below is an example!

breath out in the city, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009


Black and white. Basic black and white. Out of all colour(s),
plain black paint or ink is probably what i hated the most. I
think that mediating between black and white is so difficult
and meticulous, since you have to consider a factor that is so
basic and at the same time alien. It means that you have to think
about light and dark and how the intensity of light depending on
the setting affects what your trying to do, or the object that is
being drawn and painted.

Despite all the struggle and deliberate understanding of black
and white hues and tone, i manage to pick some pointers and
apply that to a full color work!

Above are some black and white stuff i found from old sketchbook
4-5 years ago! Bottom, one with color!

Friday, February 20, 2009

ninja girl

this one is really recent. starting to understand
how watercolor behave with other mediums!
water-based are the best!
so again whenever you see brown people dress
like these, don't try to provoke them, unless you
want to be "expedited to your next destination" lol
ninja girl, 2009. water color, mixed media on paper

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sera! Isda! Fish!

fish markets! in my opinion reflects a great deal about
the culture of the people who eats the fish or seafood.
i think that the variety of the fish or seafood is like a
visual representation of culture and cultural influences...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

here's a more recent work!

here's a more recent work!
since i've been posting stuff from way back, i wanted
to share a more recent work.
this piece is about 8x11, its made up of ink pen, water
color, acrylic, water base pen, and spray paint.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Relax and Gaze

these images are actually a respond to the previous post.
and also to show the thought process and how i was ridiculously
obsessed with the subject matter.

Monday, February 2, 2009

From The Past

this one painted on paper towel and was done about 6 years ago.
i've been recently finding this stuff in my old sketchbook. its crazy:)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Labor Ready Series

another one from "Labor Ready Series" a body
of work commenting on the labor market and
how it manifest itself