You might’ve noticed the lack of blog posts lately. I’ve been working, but working on projects I can’t/don’t want to show in entirety just yet. So without saying/revealing too much, here are a few sneak peeks at excerpts of some projects I’ve either recently finished or am working on.

Hortencio
Ongoing – Sketches and in-progress work for portfolio development

Horty sketches

Paris girls
Finished – One of two illustrations for a French company that makes puzzles, magnets, toys, and Paris souvenirs.

Paris girl

Tea Party
Finished – A set of illustrations for an Australian toy company that makes games for children

Memo game sketches

Play
Ongoing – a would-be entry for an art agency’s talent search/competition. I’m ineligible to enter as I already have representation, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to work on the project brief anyway.

Play

Looking forward to sharing these projects with you as soon as I can 😀

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Currently wishlisting the new Wacom Cintiq 13HD.

Wacom Cintiq 13HD

Droooooool. I’m currently using a Wacom Intuos 4 to do my illustration work but I’ve been wanting a Cintiq for years. Cintiqs are so expensive, though! I wrote this a few years ago about the entry-level Cintiq 12WX, at a time when illustration, for me, was more of a hobby:

“If I had a tablet like that I’d better be doing digital paintings of flowing rivers and majestic sunsets and portraits of world leaders instead of doodling cute faces on inanimate objects, diba? So no, I can’t justify my so-called art with a P60K tablet.”

Fast forward to now, a few years later. I still don’t do digital paintings of flowing rivers and portraits of world leaders (and I don’t think I ever will!) but I think I’m now serious enough in my “so-called art career” to invest in a Cintiq? It would reduce the need to draw and redraw strokes to get them right (like I do with my Intuos which requires hand-eye coordination) since I would be drawing directly on screen, thus letting me get things done faster.

Ack, need to get more projects in so I can hopefully/maybe get a Cintiq 13HD in time for my birthday by the end of the year 😀

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