I’m Learning to Draw Kawaii

Last week, I had mostly been on bed rest after undergoing a minor operation and I kept myself busy in between recovering and learning how to draw kawaii. I promise to do a simple tutorial on it soon. Probably when I’ve done several sketches already but for now I want to share the process of how I made my very first attempts.

 I of course chose to draw a beagle because I had been missing my dogs so much. So while I was up from a nap. I drew this. As you can see, it’s anything but cute. Drawing Kawaii means to draw “cute” and small. Basically it’s a drawing that can make you go “aaaaw” as soon as you see it. My drawing looked like a dog but didn’t look like a beagle. Plus the eyes were too freaky. Hahaha!

Disappearing Sennelier Paints?

One of the most expensive watercolor sets I’ve ever bought is my Sennelier French Watercolor Paints. While I love it’s creaminess and color vibrancy, because of its price, I use it sparingly and I only use it for final works. However, when I opened my set last week, I noticed this on my set.
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Practicing Loose Florals

Last night I was helping my fiance with the 3d renderings of some office spaces and while my computer was doing some rendering, I was doing some watercolor practice on my own. I haven’t done some loose florals in a while and I know I need to improve on this skill. Hopefully, I’d get better if I get to practice more and more. Each sketch took only about 5 minutes to make on my Travelogue Sketchbook.
Here’s my first attempt. Not really all that happy with the result. I chose the wrong colors I think and the composition is all over the place. Still posting this as my starting reference.

Second attempt was a bit better. I like the colors that I chose here and I think I executed the flowers a bit better than the first one.

Last practice of the night were these flowers. I am pleased with this output and this made me want to practice more. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi on all floral practices.

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My 2017 Hong Kong Art Supply Hauls

Last month, I was in HK for a five day vacation with my fiance and his friends. Aside from getting a break from my toxic work schedule, I also got to revisit my favorite art stores and got to take home these art hauls. Take a look at what added to my suitcase’s weight on the flight back.

Ongoing Watercolor Sketches

Remember the art resolutions that I posted? Well, one of them is to be able to fill one sketchbook this year with watercolor sketches. I do not pledge to draw on it everyday because my schedule doesn't permit doing so but I'm really hoping I'd get to when I've gotten back into the swing of things this year. Anyway, I've started to fill up some pages of this art journal at least. cher-cabula-watercolor-sketches-005.jpg

My 2017 Art Resolutions

I know I posted a sort of teaser for my art resolutions the other day and it’s just now that I finally decided to make my list final and public. So without further ado, here are my art resolutions for this year. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do them diligently and with much discipline.
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How to Write in Foil


One of the gifts that I gave myself last Christmas was a custom foiling pen from The Curious Artisan. It’s a modified tool that allows you to write faux broad and pointed pen calligraphy on wood, leather and fabric. I finally got to try it out over the Christmas break and here are my first impressions.