Artist

Reminders

Recently, we have been organizing documents and house materials. I decided to organize the documents stored in the yellow box that is located at the corner of our kitchen. There were important papers and sentimental documents in the box, but there were few things that immediately caught my attention. I got the chance to see my past plates and artworks again.

Touching and examining each plate was like walking down the path where I started my adventures in college with innocence and diligence. Each plate has its own memory and it has a very powerful impact to me. One plate reminded me of the time when I rummaged through my classmate’s phone to find some faces of people for the facial emotion activity that we had in Body Parts Drawing. Another artwork reminded me of my ventures in joining the annual Petron Art Competition! It was a memory that I will always cherish for it taught me so many things such as hard work, perseverance, and wisdom. Another piece reminded me of the hype that I had towards drawing Disney characters! I actually Disney-fied some of my high school classmates, and I chuckled when I saw the drawing! Another piece reminded me of how I met my first college best friends and their essentiality in making FA a fun course! Also, some of the plates greatly reminded me of the helpful professors that I had in FA, and I will forever cherish their essentiality in making my talent grow in a challenging way. They showed me that learning can be a friendly process with the involvement of the teacher who shares lessons, and the student who works and makes heaps of plates and artworks! I was only asking for an improvement, but they have given me more than that in a very casual way. However, I will never forget the plates that reminded me of the deadlines that I had! Some of my plates were rushed, but as soon as I reached the campus with hours to spare, I added details to make an improvement.

Well, the set of artworks as a whole reminded me of my diligence and perseverance towards every task when I was an FA student in AUP; this reminder would be very helpful now that I am about to become a sophomore student in UP. It tells me that diligence and perseverance will always get me to where my goals are, even though college is a distinct series of drastic success and failure. Thankfully, this small task that I have accomplished earlier reminded me of my true purpose as a college student.

Scribbles in the Meantime

Let me present to you, Princess Mononoke, and my old betta fish (nope, not Bubba) coming out of my old Game Boy Advance SP!

These works were done during the semestral (please let me use this word, sorry) break and let me just say, I got really inspired to draw again because I have watched most of Mary Doodles and Doodle Date’s videos. Sometimes when I am out of creative juice, I watch videos of few artists on YouTube  and gladly, it helps! It helps me get going on the road! It informs me that, still, I have a long way to go in the world of arts and crafts! Having a day full of videos from Mary Doodles, Doodle Date, Lizzie’s a Lefty, etc. gives me a lot of reasons to hone my skills in drawing.

But why did I draw Princess Mononoke? I watched her movie and of course, it amazed me. I turned into an instant fan after watching it because I saw the beauty of how fluid the story has become.

But why did I draw my old betta fish coming out of my old Game Boy Advance SP? Simple, it reminds me of how precious my childhood was when I was a third grader (I was about to turn into a fourth-grader that time, though). We all have golden childhood memories. I represent mine with this doodle.

Satisfaction

In the past few days, half of my time was occupied by doodling and scribbling. I got inspired to scribble again when I watched several videos of artists on Youtube. The artists were amazingly unique and they made me think that it’s okay to have an “okay” work; an artist does not owe anyone a marvelous work, it’s the satisfaction that matters! 🙂

Here are few of my doodles and scribbles!

Truly, I was very satisfied of my works regardless of how beautiful they are to those who can see it. And I believe that every artist should think like that; an artwork should not achieve beauty in order to satisfy the eyes of the viewers (it can be a factor, but it should not be the main objective). Rather, an artwork should achieve beauty in order to satisfy one’s soul in this world full of harshness.

Prang’s Availability

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Last week, I went to Paseo de Santa Rosa to meet my lovely friends Marco and Erika. Every time I arrive in a place (that has National Book Store) with few minutes to spare, I would always stay at NBS with hopes of buying something practical and affordable. Thus, I opted to stay at NBS first. I got amazed by the products that they have now; which I never saw during 2014, when I was a tambay in that place. But one art product got my attention, and that was Prang! It was nice to meet Prang at NBS Paseo de Santa Rosa! Back in 2014, Prang was only available in SM Santa Rosa (which was a chore; because I have to wait for the weekend, when I was free, so I can buy one). Ashamed of it all, I have never bought one in spite of knowing that it is a good product! Maybe because I was too cautious on pricey things back then. Yes, Prang is a bit expensive, but it’s worth the risk!

Our Still-life Painting professor recommended this to us because she told us that it has a good quality. Thus, I discovered the wonder of Prang! Well of course, I would recommend youngsters to use it! I saw my FA classmates use it, and the worthiness of the product showed on the medium that they were using. It’s gorgeously flawless! I am not trying to be pretentious, and I don’t want to sound exaggerated. You should give Prang a try!