//Art Li and Stuff: March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Art Li: Watercolour and Pencil II

Art Li and Stuff -  The bird and its nest.  Drawing and watercolour painting

The bird and its nest.  Drawing and watercolour painting
Copyright © March 2013

Happy Easter day everyone!
In honor of this day, I drew a bird with its nest in pencil and decided to do a water colour painting of it too.

Here's a closer look:

Art Li and Stuff -  The bird and its nest.  Drawing and watercolour painting

The bird and its nest.  Drawing and watercolour painting
Copyright © March 2013

I drew this in pencil first and thought what if I do it water colour too. I didn't really
think I'd be able to pull it off.

It always seem impossible until it is done. (∪ ◡ ∪)  so true :)

Art Li and Stuff -  Pencil drawing of The bird and its nest.

Pencil drawing of the bird and its nest.
Copyright © March 2013

Copied this beautiful bird with nest from a pencil shading workbook.
Created both in a little over 4 hours with lots of One OK Rock music.
Seriously, I'm a fan of this Japanese band now. Too bad their albums are not
available here in the Philippines. (╥_╥)  I'm still hoping it will be. Soon.

♫  "Just the thought of another day.. How did we end up this way?
What did we do wrong? God... ♫ 
~ Be the light - One OK Rock

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Art Li: Watercolour and Pencil

Art Li and Stuff - "Flower" - Pencil and Watercolour

My sketch of a flower and one done in watercolour too
Copyright © March 2013

My Artwork for the day :) I'm so happy. The flower look a lot more colorful
than the previous one. Here's a closer look:

Art Li and Stuff - Watercolour painting of a flower

Watercolour painting of a flower
Copyright © March 2013

Creating art with watercolour made me miss drawing in pencil. ( ̄ー ̄)


Pencil drawing of a flower
Copyright © March 2013

Now I'm off to find a book about flowers :) Can't wait to try and paint some more. (^▽^)

♫  "There can be miracles.. When you believe.. Though hope is frail.. Its hard to kill..
Who knows what miracles, you can achieve.. When you believe.. Somehow you will..
You will.. When you believe.. ♫ 
~ When you believe - Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston (Prince of Egypt OST)

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vector X Vexel PH 1st Grand Exhibit & Convention

Art Li and Stuff - Something to look forward to: Vector X Vexel PH 1st Grand Exhibit & Convention
I Will be attending this! :) Just got my ticket the other day.
For all of you folks who will be going, see you there! 

For more information about the event, please visit Vector X Vexel PH

♫  "Then you'll start to wonder why you came,
Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend. Somewhere along in the bitterness...
And I would have stayed up with you all night. Had I known how to save a life... ♫ 
~ How to save a life - The Fray

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Art Li: Watercolour Painting


Art Li and Stuff - Watercolour Painting Materials

My very first watercolour painting materials
Copyright © March 2013

A long weekend is coming my way and I decided to take a break from creating digital artwork.
{I mean, I sit in front of a computer for like 40 hours a week sometimes more.}

So I did a little water colour painting a few hours ago. I don't have any experience with this medium.
When I saw Geninne's Art Blog a few weeks back and I got inspired to give it a try. (✿◠‿◠)

Art Li and Stuff - Watercolour Painting

My very first watercolour painting
Copyright © March 2013

Not quite what I had expected. (_)  Maybe I got used to the way digital art is done. You can erase any part you don't see fit and edit it as much as you want until you're satisfied but when it comes to traditional, the case is very different. Once you've applied a stroke, you can't go back. {or so I think?} This is one of the things I'm not really fond of with this medium. But its what makes it more challenging.

Oh well, I'm giving it another go tomorrow. There's always a first time for everything ayt?  (  

♫  "We've been falling for all this time.. And now, I'm lost in paradise.. ♫ 
~ Lost in Paradise - Evanescence

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Art Li: Tangerine Lady [never ending] WIP

I wonder when I'll be finishing this (╯_╰) I feel restless..
Well, at least there's progress. I guess.. {(╯3╰)}

Progress on my Tangerine Lady... (at last! I have thought of a name >.<)

Art Li and Stuff - Tangerine Lady [never ending] WIP

Tangerine Lady [never ending] WIP
Copyright © March 2013


♫  "I'm at a payphone trying to call home.. All of my change I spent on you.. ♫ 
~ Payphone - Maroon 5


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Art Li: WIP

Just a quick post. Been busy these past few days.
I didn't really think that varnishing a 24x32 plywood board would take a long time.
You see its been raining here. No sun to dry the varnish as quick as a snap T_T
I ended up waiting to dry the first coat so that I can apply the second one. Whew! (  )

Anyways, an update with my current artwork.

Art Li and Stuff - Vector Girl (WIP)

Vector Girl (unnamed artwork) WIP
Copyright © March 2013

I knew it. I knew it'll take a long time. and I'm not quite convinced that this is the best outcome.
I need to do some tweaks with the skin tone x_x

♫  "Just give me a reason.. To keep my heart beating.. Don't worry its safe right here in my arms.. ♫ 
~ The Beginning - One OK Rock (Rurouni Kenshin live action OST) ~ still in love with this song and the movie.
I found my new crush Satoh Takeru ❤‿❤


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Art Li: Vector Girl (WIP)

Its been a long while since I worked on colored and detailed vector art.
Finishing this might take a lot of time(>□<)

Art Li and Stuff - Vector Girl (WIP)

Vector Girl (unnamed artwork) WIP
Copyright © March 2013

But I hope to finish it very soon.. Tomorrow would be nice (●^o^●)
Wish me Luck! XD

♫  "Just give me a reason.. To keep my heart beating.. Don't worry its safe right here in my arms.. ♫ 
~ The Beginning - One OK Rock (Rurouni Kenshin live action OST)

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Art Li: Neon Girl

Art Li and Stuff - "Neon Girl" - Anna Li on Deviant Art

Neon Girl
Copyright © March 2013

Saw this tutorial online and I got inspired :)
 Reference photo from shutterstock

My first take

Art Li and Stuff - "Art Li" - Anna Li on Deviant Art

  Art Li in neon
Copyright © March 2013

Didn't post anything this weekend. I was busy..
(procrastinating (。≧ω≦。)oh no!)

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Art Li: Settling Flowers

Art Li and Stuff - "Settling Flowers" - Anna Li on Deviant Art

Settling Flowers
Copyright © March 2013

My artwork for the day. Just giving everything a try. This is my take with Nature. (●*∩_∩*●)
I named this vector after a favorite song.

♫  "All the leaves they fall, they go so far sometimes..
Do I blame the wind or the tree that let it go?" ♫ 
~ Settling - Tara Maclean

Well in this case, they're flowers not leaves. The background is made using watercolor
brushes in Illustrator. I had fun experimenting with them =)

I'm thinking of what I should try tomorrow. Any ideas?

 *Note: If all goes well, this artwork daily may actually be an every day thing for me.
I hope. My fingers are crossed. (≧◡≦)


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Art Li: Black & White

Art Li and Stuff - "Black and White" - Anna Li on DeviantArt

Black and White by Anna Li
Copyright © March 2013

My latest vector art. Made in Illustrator CS3. Its been months since the last time I was able to create one of these. Been busy and had no inspiration. While I was doing this, I noticed that I'm kind of losing my touch {oh no(╥_╥)}

 But then again, CONSTANT practice makes perfect. {words from my college professor} So I'm planning on filling my creative juice with making any artwork everyday. I hope I'd be able to do this (○*∩_∩*○)

 NOTE: I'm not really sure where I got the photo I used as reference for this. If you own the photo,  I apologize if no credit is posted here for you. Please leave a comment or email me at lianneperol@gmail.com. I'd be more than happy to give you credit anywhere I post this artwork. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful photo! (a❤‿❤a)


Art Li and Stuff - "Red Lips" - Anna Li on DeviantArt

Red Lips by Anna Li
Copyright © October 2012

 You can check out my other vector art at my DeviantArt page.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello Scrapbooking

Art Li and Stuff - Scrapbook supplies
My scrapbook supplies
Copyright © March 2013
 
 'Been buying scrapbook supplies lately. I have been inspired since I saw Amy Tan's blog
These are some of the stuff I bought just last last week.

I got 'em from National Bookstore and Memory Lane Store
The red binder is on sale at NBS. I got it for 50php. When I saw it, I thought it'd be perfect for 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbooking paper.  The thickers, rub-ons, washi tapes and the "Let it be" clear stamp are from Memory Lane Store. Some friends and I went to look for their store in San Juan, Manila and I was overwhelmed with plenty of scrapbook supplies. They're on sale too. :)

I also bought some rubber and clear stamps from Bee Happy Crafts.
You should check out their facebook page.

So far this is what I've started.

Art Li and Stuff - My very first scrapbook
My very first scrapbook
Copyright © March 2013

Used some of American Crafts Thickers, Washi tape, Oil Paper tape and some Foam shapes.
This is my 12x12 album. I'm still not sure if I can come up with a layout that will fill all the spaces.
But I'm willing to experiment and try it out.

Now I can start documenting special moments of my life :)

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