drawing

Awesome Gift

received_1417682724924154

Smiley by Juvelle Villanueva

On my last birthday, I received a wonderful self-portrait from one of my awesome and friendly colleagues. It was an honor to be drawn by her because she is one of the graphic artists of the school’s paper aka UPLB Perspective! I felt touched and overjoyed on the day when I saw her gift. Truly, I am surrounded by wonderful people. Thank you so much, Juvelle!

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.