Watercolor Art | Puppy!

Hi all, any dog lovers here? Here comes the pup! This painting is inspired by another old painting I made a couple of years ago. As mentioned in my previous two posts, I “up-cycled” these old paintings to be used as designs in my online shops. However, I am not too happy with this one (I hate the orange) and decided to make another new painting and painted it in aqua. So, what do you think of the new painting? Love it? I think it makes a great Christmas gift to any dog lovers out there! ūüėČ

Here is the old painting…

And the progress photos of the new painting:

And the products in my Redbubble and Society6 shops. 

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Watercolor Art | The Dragon

Hi all, here is another one of the¬†old painting that I dug out recently to “up-cycle”. I talked a bit about my cockerel painting yesterday.¬†Both paintings were made a couple of years ago as promotional materials for my Chinese New Year coloring pack.¬†

Like the cockerel painting, I am using this dragon design in my Redbubble and Society6 shops. I am uploading some animal-themed art in my shops and I figured both paintings would make great designs on products, imo.

It took me several hours to edit the image digitally. I have an old laptop and the large file sizes put a heavy load on the CPU. The system froze frequently and I had to wait a long time in between adjustments. I knew I need a new laptop but I it has to wait for now.

Here are a couple of progress photos:

And here are some of the products from Society6:

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Watercolor Art | The Cockerel

Hi all, I am not sure if I have shared this particular piece of artwork before. If I did, I can’t remember when. Anyway, I am resharing this painting again because I wanted to use the cockerel illustration in my online shops LOL. So I dug it out from one of my files, scanned it, and edited it digitally.

This painting was originally a page from a pack of coloring pages I sold online, in my Gumroad shop.¬†¬†This particular page was from my Chinese Zodiac Coloring Pack. I colored this as a promotional material for my shop. And that was a couple of years ago LOL. Since then I kept it away in my file until today. It just came across my mind to re-use some of my old materials and “up-cycle” them for other things ūüôā

So I scanned it and edited it digitally using the free software GIMP. I was careful to remove the background and maintained the groovy cockerel. I uploaded it first to my Society6 store. Halfway through there was a power cut and I¬†had to start all over again. It took me 4 hours to upload the design to both of my shops. Yup, it was a lot of work and that was on top of the actual painting, and editing the image. I am not complaining because¬†I love this job ūüėČ

I don’t have any progress photos to share apart from this one:

And here are the products with this design on them. Do you know that Society6 has furniture in their product range? Yup, this is one of them, the credenza. However, they only ship within the USA at the moment.

And the wood panel…

The other two products are from my Redbubble shop ūüôā

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Watercolor Art | Whimsy Halloween Bat

Hi all, here is my second totem animal illustration. I originally made this for a drawing challenge on Instagram but the challenge ended last Sunday :(. The organizer¬†is having a new theme this week. However, it didn’t stop me from continuing to illustrate whimsy animal. A couple of days ago I painted a scaredy cat¬†and uploaded that design to my Redbubble shop. The following day I gained 6 new followers. A cat charm, I guess. I kind of trying to gauge what styles are more favorable to the masses and if I manage to narrow down the list to the most popular ones, I will probably create more art in those styles in the future. As for now, due to my diverse interests and skills, my approach is too broad and it makes it harder to market. I am bringing my¬†art to a whole new level by starting to make more commercial illustrations.

So back to the painting. Here are the progress photos:

By the way, I finally went ahead and open a new Society6 shop…sigh…I tried to resist doing this for a couple of years but I am finally convinced because all PODs have different audiences. Redbubble crowd are more into serious/pop art stuff and Society6 is gear more to the millennials or college kids. I hope I am right. Anyway. here is the link to my Society6 site: Coloringiship at Society6.¬†

 

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Dilemma of a Multipotentialite | Where Do I Go From Here?

Hi all, no art post from me today. Instead, I am going to talk a bit about my artistic pursuit. I have been actively pursuing art for several years now and I consider myself to be a prolific artist. I create art almost every day for several years now and I keep almost all of my work on several files. I work 98% on paper and avoid canvases due to space constraint. I am pretty proud of my portfolio and they are quite diverse because of the different art styles and medium.

Very recently I learned a new word –¬†multipotentialite¬†/ someone who has multipotentiality.

‚ÄúAn educational and psychological term referring to a pattern found among intellectually gifted individuals. [Multipotentialites] generally have diverse interests across numerous domains and may be capable of success in many endeavors or professions, they are confronted with unique decisions as a result of these choices.‚ÄĚ ~ Wikipedia

“A multipotentialite is¬†someone with¬†many interests and creative pursuits.¬†Multipotentialites have no ‚Äúone true calling‚ÄĚ the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite¬†is¬†our destiny. We have many paths and we pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both). Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. We are excellent at¬†bringing disparate ideas together¬†in creative ways. This makes us incredible innovators and problem solvers.” ~¬†Emilie Wapnick, puttylike.com

Ahhh…that explains it. I am a¬†multipotentialite. Sounds cool!

The thing is we are often bombarded with the idea that we have to specialize, to have a voice or an art style that is distinctively YOU. What if I can’t? What if I don’t want to?

I love drawing portraits, doodles, stencils etc in equal measure and I can’t foresee myself doing just ONE thing to succeed in this field.

I am at the crossroad. After doing the same thing for several years I need to figure out what I want to do next. How do I bring my art further? I have a rough idea on what I want to achieve but it’s complicated to form a roadmap when I have such a diverse interest and skills.

I guess it’s time to take a deep reflection and also to get help ;).

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Watercolor Art | Scared Cat

Hi all, today I am back with a new watercolor painting. I decided to participate in a drawing/painting challenge over on Instagram to further improve my skill. The theme for this week is TOTEM ANIMAL. To be honest, I have never heard of the phrase before. Upon googling here is what I found:

A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Some Native American tribe’s tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her  through life, acting as guides. ~ Legends of America 

Interesting! Even though my tribe is animist this is the first time I heard this concept. I chose a cat for today’s painting. According to Legends of America website, a cat signifies “guardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic, independence, astute, watchful”.¬†Well, it’s good to know ūüôā

The painting is pretty straightforward. I chose monochrome colors for this painting because I want to learn to limit myself to as little colors as possible. I am known for someone who likes to use as many colors as possible in my art LOL. Sometimes, it’s good to be minimalist!

A couple of progress photos:

By the way, I have uploaded my yesterday’s painting, the koi, to my Redbubble shop. Here are some sample products. I love the baby onesies ūüôā

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Watercolor Painting | The Koi

Hi all, here is the latest painting that I completed today. I shared a bit about this painting yesterday but only managed to work on it this afternoon. I am very happy with the outcome. This is the first time I painted with whitespaces. I learned this painting technique recently and it does make the painting look better and modern. I certainly will use this technique again in the future.

On personal life, my daughter is getting better. I mentioned yesterday that she developed mild myositis (leg muscles inflammation) due to influenza. I am happy to report that she has recovered. However, she is still required to stay home until Monday (quarantine period is for a week). After one week, hopefully she is no longer contagious. But I am quite positive with her progress because she isn’t coughing or has a¬†runny nose.

Here are the progress photos of the painting:

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A New Painting In Progress

Hi all, as you can see I am working on a new painting. However, it’s not complete yet so I can’t show you the whole thing except for this one progress photo:

I am pretty sure you can guess what the subject matter is! I am pretty excited about this new painting because I am trying a new watercolor technique that I just learned recently. I hope it will turn out okay. If it doesn’t, that is okay too ūüôā

On personal news, my daughter developed myositis (leg muscles inflammation) due to the influenza. It’s not so serious and she still can walk albeit tiptoeing because it’s painful to stretch her calves. I was thinking to bring her to the pediatrician¬†this evening but changed my mind because her condition seems to be improving. I will see how it goes tomorrow. If she is still complaining of the pain we will have to see the doctor. I hope it’s self-limited and will go away on its own ūüôĀ

Also, I have uploaded two new designs for my stores. You probably have seen the first design because I posted it about a month ago but the second design is new.

Doodle Tree

 

Geometric Doodle Pattern

 

 

I love the simplicity of the second design and I will probably come out with more such designs in the future. That’s all for now. See ya!

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Cat and Ballerina Doodles

Hi all, no new art from me today. I have been working on my online shops a lot more these days and I apologize if it seems that’s all I posted about now. If you are someone who is making a living online as a marketer you would probably understand that now is the right time to get your online¬†stores ready for the holiday shopping rush. So yeah, that is exactly what I have been doing these days. End of the year is usually the time I make sales the most.

Today, I uploaded a couple of new designs to my shop. The cat doodle and the ballerina doodle. I completed these art pieces sometime in September but have not done anything about it yet, until today. Both of the designs are available in my Redbubble and Creative United online stores.

Cat Doodle

 

Ballerina Doodle

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Pattern Design | Groovy Teardrops

Hi all, I posted about working on this pattern painting several days ago. I completed it yesterday but I couldn’t post anything because my daughter was very sick. In my previous post I mentioned that she was having a viral fever. Well, turned out it’s not just any viral fever. She has Influenza A or the flu. Her condition started to deteriorate around yesterday evening. I knew it was very serious because she was limp and weak. In my mind, it could be either a dengue fever or the flu. I immediately told my husband to bring her to the ER. She had a blood test and was cleared of dengue and a simple nasal swap confirmed the diagnosis – influenza A. She was given 4 different medications and was sent home to rest and was told to stay home for a week (quarantine). A week-long away from school.

Thank God her condition improved today. Her fever finally broke sometime at the wee hours of the morning. She regained her appetite and her usual self. Apart from her occasionally runny nose, she is perfectly fine. Also, thank God that my son had his flu vaccine last month. Otherwise, he would fall sick as well. As for me, well, I have a bit of sore throat but other than that I feel completely fine.

After a couple of days full of anxiety, I am finally able to relax a bit and work on my art. I spent my afternoon on the computer editing this painting and prepping it for my Redbubble and Creative United shop.

Here are the progress photos:

And look at these groovy products! I totally love how it turned out! Here are some selections from my Redbubble store. 

And my local Malaysian followers can purchase these lovelies on my Creative United store.

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