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.…

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Moth to a Flame

It has been a long 2 days for this painting. I thought I could finish this painting all in one night, as I usually do for each #Junebugillustration but she was different. This lady had me paint her for two days and it was worth it. The painting is called Moth to a Flame, a…

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Painting this lady on Hotpress

The painting on the right, tentatively titled Grey and Pink was created on Hotpress Watercolor paper. It was my first time working on this type of paper and the experience was– a learning experience. Hotpress paper is a lot smoother and thicker and really opaque, you can’t use any light box underneath so either you…

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Watercolor Studies: Ghibli and Final Fantasy

Early this year, I got into watercolor. I don’t know what possessed me actually. It might be the fact that I was obsessed with Sakuem’s mixed media art, and I wanted to emulate it using the stuff that I have. It might have also been the fact that I have been watching Ghibli. Miyazaki’s creators use…

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Harajuku Girl

This baby is drawn mostly as an experimental thing and for fun. I wanted to draw an overly made up lady and I have this picture of NEEKO (seiyuu and actress) from Japan who is a fashion icon for all things KAWAII (cute).  Harajuku is a place in Japan where fashion enthusiasts gather and show…

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Sonozaki Raito

  Philipp/Sonozaki Raito Watercolor 9×12″ Watercolor Paper Little Miss Marikit© Does anyone recognize him? He’s Philipp from Kamen Rider W as played by Mr. Suda Masaki. Hands down my favorite Tokusatsu show!  He is the Human 0Wikipedia– it was said that all the earth’s knowledge was in his head. And he’s the partner of Hidari…

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