Lunes, Setyembre 10, 2012

Blue rose

I draw when I have nothing to do. I draw anything whatever comes out in my mind. Actually, I'm not sure if there's really a blue rose. Coz when my friend saw my drawing, she asks me if there's even a color blue rose. And then I said I dunno, but I think so there is. Maybe an artificial one. Haha.

Blue roses, often portrayed in literature and art as a symbol of love and prosperity to those who seek it, do not exist in nature as a result of genetic limitations being imposed upon natural variance. Traditionally, white roses have been dyed blue to produce a blue appearance. In 2004, researchers used genetic modification to create blue pigmented roses. A blue rose is traditionally a flower of the genus Rosa (family Rosaceae) that presents blue-to-violet pigmentation and also the Morganus Clarke sunflower seed disposition, instead of the more common red or white variety.

“I believe that most of us, students and artists alike, ought to concern ourselves less with what we think is the right way to draw and more with letting our feelings flow through our hand. In this way, we stretch our dynamic nature. Our larger goal should be to draw in a way that expresses our vision.” 
― Bert DodsonKeys to Drawing

Proud to be a Filipino :)

Using visual icons of "Filipino Nationalism" I need not explain, for I know that they are deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of all Filipinos. It is the opinion of the artist of this arts. But for me, the way that I see and appreciate it is what he only wants to express about of being proud as a Filipino and giving importance to the blessed gifts and freedom that we're having right now. And I am touch whenever I see paintings or drawings such as this.

"No one has a monopoly of the true God, nor is there a nation or religion that can claim, or at any rate prove, that it has been given the exclusive right to the Creator or sole knowledge of His Being."
- Dr. Jose Rizal (Annotations to Morga's Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas)

Lovely painting

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act... A watercolor style with such pretty result. It is also better to use other medium but it depends to whoever will going to paint out.


Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water soluble vehicle. The traditional and most common support for watercolor paintings is paper; other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics, vellum or leatherfabric, wood, and canvas. In East Asia, watercolor painting with inks is referred to as brush painting or scroll painting. In ChineseKorean, andJapanese painting it has been the dominant medium, often in monochrome black or browns. India, Ethiopia and other countries also have long traditions. Fingerpainting with watercolor paints originated in China.

"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."
- Edvard Munch

"Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see"

One Direction are an English boy band formed in London in 2010, consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after being formed and placing third in the seventh series of British television music competition The X Factor. They subsequently signed in North America withColumbia Records.

A drawing of the boy band, One Direction. Why they're all so handsome? Haha. And even all the songs that they composed are so nice. From left to right: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan.

I love the way they are smiling at everyone who will check this out! There's so much detail in this drawing, the shading is just great!

"Drawing is one of the best ways to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us."
- Elsha Leventis

When painting speaks out

Oil Paintings of Leonid Afremov

Leonid Afremov is a Belarus born, Israeli modern painter who creates unique landscapes, cityscapes and figures using a palette knife rather than a brush to paint. Here is what he himself says about his work and the techniques he uses:
“I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Thus, I enjoy creating inspired and beautiful paintings from the bottom of my soul. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression.”
"Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen."
Pablo Picasso

Sitting on a bench

A man playing a guitar sitting alone on a bench. It seems that he's very sincere of whatever he wants to play a song. It's like there's someone behind of dedicating that song. And it looks that the person is very important to him. Well, that's how I only see and interpret this picture of drawing. :)

"Put your feelings into drawing."


Sometimes we forget to tell the people that we love most how precious they are, but it's never too late.

Our Friendship

Marcia M. Griffith
As I think of our friendship, I begin to see
Mere words can't describe what you mean to me.
When this cold, hard world has me lonesome and blue
I look up to see my angel, my sweet angel, you.

You dry the tears that fall from my eyes.
You bring me sunshine to brighten my sky.
You rescue me when I'm scared and alone
And take my hand to lead me home.

No matter the miles that keep us apart
We're always together in each other's hearts
Sometimes we take for granted, I fear,
The ones who are so close and dear.

We get so caught up in life and things we must do
Sometimes we forget to stop and say I love you.
If ever you felt I forgot or didn't care
Let me stop right now, my true feelings I'll share.

You're the sun in my sky, the bed where I lie.
You're the home where I'm safe, the field where I play.
You're everything I am, everything I do.
So what I am saying is I LOVE YOU!

“You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.” 
― Henri Matisse

Biyernes, Setyembre 7, 2012

Painting music

I just saw this in youtube. It's nice to listen in some music while you're doing something like painting. It will not made you bored. But it depends to the person if he/she is comfortable with/without this. For my own perspective, it feels good that while you're painting there's a pleasant melody that you're listening to. Even though I'm not really a painter, but I try the best that I can do to express what I want to share through some form of arts. And the usual thing I always do is to draw whenever I have nothing to do.

“Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.” 
― Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn

Fashion drawings

Most of us know fashion illustrations for their distinctive association with style and beauty. There is no doubt about that, however there is so much more to fashion illustrations that can inspire every designer, no matter what field you are in.

Most importantly study how fashion illustrators express themselves through their artwork. Inevitably some styles overlap but each illustrator can be distinguished by their own personal drawing style very much like their own handwriting.

“Every marks matters.”
- Jo Petty

Huwebes, Setyembre 6, 2012

The Sierra Madre

The Sierra Madre mountain range contains the largest remaining tract of old-growth tropical rainforest in the Philippines. The longest mountain range in the country (known as the “backbone” of the northern island of Luzon), the Sierra Madre contains 1.4 million hectares of forest, representing 40% of the country’s forest cover. The biological importance of the corridor is not only due to the remaining intact forest in the central part of the mountain range, but also to its high plant diversity. The Sierra Madre forests are also home to hundreds of wildlife species, many of which are unique to the Philippines, including the Philippine eagle and golden crowned flying fox.

The Sierra Madre mountain range is also one of the major drivers of the Philippine economy, as its watersheds provide services that support major infrastructure, including dams that irrigate thousands of hectares of farm lands in Central Luzon and the Cagayan Valley region (the “rice bowl” of the Philippines), and water utilities and power plants that supply Manila, the capital and industrial center of the Philippines.

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.” 
― Pablo Picasso

Oil painting

Jose B. David Oil Painting Philippines 1948 Rice Fields

This is a very nice oil painting on canvas by Filipino artist Jose B. David. This piece shows a Philippine landscape with men and women working in a rice field. This piece is signed in the lower left in oil "Jose B. David".

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.” 
― Orhan PamukMy Name is Red

Sabado, Setyembre 1, 2012

The smile is as pretty as the flowers :)

From the painting itself we could see its beauty, how much more is it in reality. This work of art was made by a Filipino. It pictures out a young girl picking flowers from a garden. From the painting alone we cannot tell her reason for picking those flowers but we can tell through her smile that a flower doesn't only serve as a decoration but it also may lighten up someone else's day. It is one of God's masterpieces.

I just saw this and it makes me realize that it's not always for ourselves the reason of happiness that we can have but also we can share it with others and through that way, there are two faces that you've brought on a smile... Yourself and the other one you've given the happiness.

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” 
― Pablo Picasso

Painting as an art

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Painting is the practice of applying paintpigmentcolor or other medium to a surface(support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as wallspapercanvaswood,glasslacquerclayleafcopper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects.

Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing,composition or abstraction and other aesthetics may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content,symbolism, emotion or be political in nature.

Aesthetics is the study of art and beauty.

Recent contributions to thinking about painting has been offered by the painter and writer Julian Bell. In his book What is Painting?, Bell discusses the development, through history, of the notion that paintings can express feelings and ideas. In Mirror of The World Bell writes:
"A work of art seeks to hold your attention and keep it fixed: a history of art urges it onwards, bulldozing a highway through the homes of the imagination."

"Paint as you see and be accurate in your drawing: the whole secret of your art is there." - William Bouguereau

A drawing of mine. He is Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), the leading man of Isabela Swan (Kristen Stewart) from the movie, "Twilight". Even though I'm not that good in drawing but I try my best to make a better one because I do love to draw and draw and draw. I swear. Am I too trying hard? But this is one of my passion and interest. Drawing is one way of expressing what our minds wants to express out. :)

"Paint as you see and be accurate in your drawing: the whole secret of your art is there."
William Bouguereau