Tag: summer

Summer Kimonos and Blooms

Watercolor on Canson Montval

Ao Natsu/ 2015 / Watercolor

It’s summer. DOH!  It’s so warm… and I haven’t died yet. Just been busy.

So, now that I have gotten over the door phase. I am now into another phase in my art — YUKATAS. I have always loved Yukatas – to me they are wearable art and they so delicate and beautiful and expressive that I want to experience wearing one myself. I actually made one before for cosplay waaay back when I was in America and I loved it (although it was Fuu from Samurai Champloo’s basic one)

So I did the piece on the left a few weeks ago. It’s entitled “Ao Natsu” ( Blue Summer in English) the blue obviously came from her hair. It was the first time I painted hair like that, in streaks instead of full shades and I was inspired by some art I found on pixiv. The yukata’s design was from a wallpaper I found on Cherry blossoms and the obi and the thingie at the back was from a kimono on google. I mixed elements together to create this piece and I do hope you like it because I was surprised that I was able to control the paint and not put water all over it as I usually do XD.

fan dancer

Fandancer 2015

The second one, Fandancer was a more expressive piece. I took one of my doodles for the pose and tried to use it to express action. her eyes look a little lost, but I do love the movement it has which is not like my old pieces. I used orange to bring out boldness to this dancer and put on more makeup. The background was done using the throwing technique I learned in my door studies. and I think I did succeed in making it look like she was dancing in front of vines n a garden. I need to work on contouring the face. I wonder if I can master this?

I did one more but it was a commission, and I havent had permission from the owner to post it so… Yeah maybe later on.

Watercoloring kimonos and ladies are so much fun, though it is also challenging because I have to work on dry paper and unstretched paper most of the time. I also have to keep myself from watering down my work and just using wet on wet. I had to learn how to work pretty dry on this one  for it to work and a lot of delicate frisket work went to this pieces

I pray to improve my techniques more as I go along. I am happy with the improvement I have. and I am hoping for more.

Marikit ‘s Summer Art workshop

Summer Kin

Learn how to paint, draw and create! Beat the summer heat with creativity and express and explore the talent GOD has given you.

Tentative Schedule:


Week 1 – Smock Making

— Recognizing

Figures/Shapes and Forms


–using solid colors

Week 2 – Art Box Making (decoupage)

— Recognizing Colors and

mixing Colors/ Colorwheel

—  Pointillism/ Swirling


Week 3 –  Secret Messages/

( Crayon Etching/Scratch Art)

– Wax resist

—Lesson on Figure Drawing

Week 4-  Colors and


– sandpaper art/tissue paper art



Week 5 – Superheroes! Princesses and more!

– Paper Plate Mask

– Toilet Roll heroes/ Princesses

Week 6-  Mess week!

Painting My world

Finger Painting

Coffee Painting

Week 7 – Mommy and Me

— Plaster Print

— Drawing Mommy and Me.


Week 8 – FINAL! Art gallery day and Demo/ Puppet Show

If you have any kids in my area that wants to learn, or if you want to learn, I don’t mind teaching adults too!