I got in an Online Gallery Show !

I cannot believe it. I MADE IT. I was going about my day and I got a PING on my Phone. I thought it was just some of my friends, but it was Museo El Deposito telling me that I am featured on their Facebook page. I am one of the 13 picked for the #TUBIGATSININGSATAHANAN Online Gallery Show and I was 2nd to be feature. I was so shocked that I almost cried.

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I almost even forgot about that application. I was thinking that I was not good enough and was really feeling low about my art lately. I was really feeling the pressure of this art life. But it all went away with one PING. I feel a little confidence creeping back in. I can do this! I can make people feel something with my work. I am not a NOBODY. I can be somebody and I can work harder to make it happen.

To see the full size work, you can click HERE to go to the Project page of Sunrise fields

BONUS: Ms. Karen Sioson liked my art too!

On Original Illustrations

I realized, I have not updated this blog on my original illustrations and I should scan my Original works. From now on, since I also just learned how to use my Portfolio thing on this site, I will start creating pages for my original works, especially illustration pieces. I have started to populate the categories with my art and hopefully you like my originals too

Here are a few of them, you can click on the image to go to their project page.

Rose Gold, Watercolor 2020
Wonderland Moments, 2020

There are a lot of updated sections on the PORTFOLIO and still updating! So will let you know when finished!

Return to the Riordanverse

Alright, so I thought that I was done with that phase of my life where my whole thing was about Demigods, Magicians, Legionnaires, Einherjar and failing fallen Greek gods, but apparently not. I ventured into the magical world of Reddit and realized that I have not failed the mythical world yet. I was encouraged by 2k members to come back to the Riordanverse, worlds created by author Rick Riordan and possibly stay there.

I love that universe, I love that world so I will come back.

As a first offering to the gods and to the demigods, etc. I drew something from Kane Chronicles as suggested by my dear sister. It is Anubis , the Egyptian god, in his Riordanverse form. I took visual clues from Viria and the official one to create my version of this guy. He ended up looking like a lost member of a certain k-pop boyband, but I will take it.

I enjoyed painting him and I think I will go back and redo all my Portraits of the demigods and characters. Plus maybe scenes from the books. What do you think about this kid?

Expect more Riordanverse art from me! Exciting!

Keep Creating!

Changing Some stuff

Things have changed a lot lately.

Everything is changing. The world is changing. My art is changing. Change is the only constant thing in the world ( Heraclitus). He is absolutely right. Things has to change if you want to move forward. So I decided to change a lot of things here at Marikit Studios.

  1. Rebranding
    We are phasing out the Little Miss Marikit as it sounds very young. I am growing older and so is my art. So I have decided to stick to Marikit Studios.
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  2. I have cleaned up a lot of the links. I will place a page for links and affiliates once I have organized them all.
  3. The Dream Feature tab is now hosting announcements but in the future, I will move it to its own Announcement/news tab. Dream will soon host links to my Writing projects.
  4. We will soon have a projects tab that will hold collections of my art and projects.

This place is evolving so much I need to catch up

Here comes the June Bugs

I finished the JUNE MONTHLY CHALLENGE #Junebugillustrations and I am so proud of myself.

I did quite a lot of studying for this challenge. First, I studied bugs/insects with their different forms and wings and details. This pushed me to really look down to the smallest details and to study how to paint transparent/transluscent material. I also had to break down their forms in order to get them looking decent on paper. I probably had the most difficult time with the beetles and the scorpion (I still think they’re not done right). This also leads me to think that I still need further studies on texture and detail work.

Second, I studied people. I studied skintones, I studied facial planes and construction. I even studied hair. ( Though, I still feel I need more on that) I studied qualities of each Ethnicity that I encountered and the clothes that they wear. I studied details on jewelry and embroidery as well as pattern design. I still need a lot of help when it comes to that, but I can see myself improving.

Third, I studied composition. I did not make floating heads. I had to make each piece a story. A small painting that has life. I am proud that I committed to it. They all look pretty good. Most of them tell a story and I am so glad.

I collected them all and made a small video to show everyone the pieces. You can check out the pieces here