Monday, December 27, 2010

Tokyo Cafe, SM Megamall, Philippines

We were in this restaurant called Tokyo Cafe in SM Megamall for lunch. Its a weird Japanese place its "japanese" themed but the food they served is all american style hamburgers, pizzas, milkshakes and pastas. Their desserts are awesome taste wise and "look wise" :)) haha

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Please Support Urban

The group was created in November of 2007 by Gabi Campanario and set the foundation for the Urban Sketchers blog (Nov. 2008) and a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing (Dec. 2009.)

Urban Sketchers Manifesto

• We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
• Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
• Our drawings are a record of time and place.
• We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
• We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
• We support each other and draw together.
• We share our drawings online.
• We show the world, one drawing at a time.

(taken from

To see other urban sketchers' work click here 

This is a sketch I did while stuck in traffic on C5 road. This is the road I have to pass all the time to get to my new condo :) I absolutely despise this road since its always filled with traffic whenever we're there! hehe but thats because its where the toll booth is at. :) Didn't sketch the road though I was admiring the palm trees as well as the old rundown buildings in the area.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

playing with watercolors [update]

**the colors didn't really come out the way I wanted for some reason my scanner wasn't on my side today. Anyway, hope you guys like them. These are just for fun :)

Oh, and here are some more pictures of my dog Sharpay ahaha, after jogging

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stone Age Dream, Peter Chan's blog giveaway prize, and utter randomness

Yesterday I had a dream that I was back in the stone ages and I was sailing on a hot air balloon with my dog. Here is a photo of my dog. Her name is Sharpay. hehe (Sharpay the Sharpei)

Anyway I couldn't stop getting the idea of me in the stone age so I decided to paint it. This is just the early stage of the painting I'm still trying to figure out the background. If you have suggestions just comment 

Oh, and I'd like to share with you all my working area. Now that I'm working more on traditional mediums I had to move my equipment. :))

Swatches I  used for reference in the painting

My washes :)

Oh, I was one of the random winners on the awesome Peter Chan's blog giveaway! :) So guess what came in the mail the other day! The linoprint finally arrived! :) Thanks Peter!

Friday, December 10, 2010

WIPs, Modern Family

I love Modern Family! So I decided to do a little illustration based on the characters :)

Here is a piece I'm currently working on. :) Don't really understand the basis for this piece hopefully it works out in the end

This is the WIP piece (above)

This one is the concept.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Wishlist

a - the art of Tangled
b - Drawing People: How to Portray the Clothed Figure
c- Drawn To Life Volume 1&2
d - Burton backpack 
e- fisheye 2
f- yashica A
g- pochade box 
H- the art of how to train your dragon
i- speedo training fins 
J- The art of animal character designs by david colman
K- the daily zoo by chris ayers
L - Y: the last man Vol 2
M- burton white wallet
N- Moleskine watercolour sketchbook

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Moving Moving Moving...

So I've haven't been active lately because I've been really busy unpacking since we just moved into a new place. It was a real mess moving out of a house that you've spent 14 years of your life in but yeah, we MOVED.
And the mess was MESSY!!!

Anyway lately I've been thinking about doing a pin-up drawing since I've been watching a lot of Miami Ink and I must say I love Kat Von D's work she is amazing!

Anyway, here is my feeble attempt on doing a 'pin-up drawing' :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010


heres my submission for Charles' competition on sketchoholic. :) tell me what you think :)

improve light on fireflies

Thursday, September 30, 2010

alabang town center

quick 20 minute sketch I did while waiting for my mom at the mall
place; Alabang Town Center, Metro Manila, Philippines

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

if you're in new york


If you're in New York stop by Society of Illustrators museum and view the Blow Up: Hanuka,Shimizu,Weber exhibition on September 1, 2010 to October 16, 2010 for more details click
 Go have some wine, see some great art and best of all get to meet the artists themselves. :D 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nightmares (edited)

So heres my piece for the Sketchoholic Chris Sanders 'Nightmares' contest. :) Had a huge struggle with the lighting since I'm not used to really putting in focus with light. :) Anyway, tell me what you think. Also check out Charles Santoso's entry its awesome!

This ones one of the pieces I did for the Sketchoholic Marathon
not too pleased with this one its too stagnant.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

scared and lost in the woods

This is a rough digital sketch I did for a traditional piece I'm planning to do 
critiques are uber welcome

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pin Up French Maid

KinKei made an awesome Pin Up Maker (flash) so I decided to try it out and viola! this is the result of 15 minutes on the thing.. :) It was so fun messing around with designs. :)
This would be the "French Maid Pin Up"
(I did not make the application, I just mixed up the parts and designs) 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

the love for water soluble pastels


This is an oil piece I've been working on. It was on regular acid free paper. The oils didn't react to well though  so I'm thinking of transferring the piece to canvas. 

The following pieces were made just out of practicing my color composition, how I choose colors using a limited palette. I used Caran de'Ache water soluble pastels which I love I don't know if they make them anymore though.