Saturday, February 25, 2012

No tablet week

Last week the graphics team in the office were given a challenge: working without the Wacom tablet! I swallowed a lump of surprise when i heard it from our design director. The whole idea was to challenge our skills and resourcefulness while being deprived from our comfort zones. Yes, the tablet pen has already become a part of our fingers and without it, i personally felt impaired!

So, when this spread came i thought i'd go back to using my old Staedler Graphic 3000 Duo. I was faster and still comfortable using it. But, it occurred to me that i am not challenging myself. So i decided to use fine line pens and make more detailed work without having to render them digitally with realistic colors. And waaallllah! :)

Husein Al Hadari of Oman national team
Nnam Tai Hee of South Korea national team

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Book of Portraits

It's been a while since i did a self portrait, this is a recent one on a Derwent black book. For the longest time since i had this book, i was toying with the idea of making it an album for my printed film photos  OR make this a slambook of all the artworks i found online-- printed and pasted in all the pages. But i settled for this. This will be a book of portraits per se. 

The first page.
 Acrylic paint has been my recent choice of medium next to watercolor. Oil paints has been long forgotten as  an option, because i always find it messy. Yes excuses! :D

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sketchbook Proj (my 2nd year)

This is my second year for the Sketchbook Project. The theme i chose is "Tears and Fears". A bit cheesy i know. This time around i decided to use watercolor as my main medium and didn't experiment a lot with other materials. Although i did use inks and acrylics here and there to polish a few pages.

There are about 32 pages this year and below are some of my favorites and worthy to share. :)

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