Category: Art Skills

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

2020 Update

It is June 1st. The first day of the 2nd half of 2020 and I feel like I have been living in a bubble. Honestly, I have not seen the outside world for more than three months. My world has definitely become smaller, everything has turned upside down and this pandemic has changed the world.

But I am not here to talk about politics, the pandemic or what is going on around the world. (You can see enough of that everywhere else) I am talking about what has been going on since I last posted in this blog. I guess, I turned more to physical journaling rather than posting my thoughts online, but I know I need to somehow get back to this online world thing.

This change in the world is not all that bad. There are a lot of things that I accomplished whilst I am stuck in my bubble.

  • I have completed Two Sketchbooks I started in 2019. One of them I have completed a sketchbook tour for.
  • I have completed the Udraw #50juiceheads challenge and improved my portraiture skills. You can check the challenge out at the drawjuice.com website or the Facebook group.
  • I have been featured on Sketchbook Revival‘s newsletter which I posted below .
  • I also have started new Illustrations and paintings in a new style I am proud of.
  • I also am releasing more videos and blogs.

So, things are definitely looking up in 2020, even though I am living in a bubble. I have a lot of plans this 2020 including a series of paintings, some light novel releases and a lot of studies and illustration.

So please keep creating, stay safe and sane! ❤