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 🙂

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 😉

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 🙂

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Doodle Painting | Time Never Waits

“Time Never Waits”

Nope, it never waits. It just goes on and on with our without you. Time, once it’s gone, it’s gone, we can never get it back. I often remind myself to appreciate the precious time I have and not to waste it on unnecessary activities. It is so easy to get sucked into mindless, useless time suckers, and neglect the more important things. Time suckers could be anything and I believe everyone has different time suckers. For me, it’s watching TV, browsing Facebook, worrying about things I can’t control. Now, I am not saying watching TV or Facebook are bad, it’s just that I don’t think spending so much time doing those are beneficial.

Anyway, this doodle is a page from my Be Encouraged! coloring book. I published this book a couple of years ago and it’s available of Amazon if you want to buy a copy 😉

Medium used: fine liner, marker, watercolors, and watercolor markers to make it more vibrant.

The progress photos:

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Doodle Painting | Don’t Stop

“Don’t stop even when you feel defeated.”

Another doodle painting from me. This doodle is originally from my Be Encouraged! Motivational Adult Coloring Book. I made this coloring book for myself and the short quotes I included in the book are very meaningful for me. And I knew that if they mean something to me, it will encourage others as well.

Our lives are full of obstacles and they are literally endless. Sometimes I often feel so discouraged that all I wanted to do is to crawl somewhere and disappear forever. It sounds suicidal but it’s true. It’s hard to be positive when you exhausted all your resources – energy, time, money. Personally, 2017 was a bad year for me and this year is not much different though things are more stable. The things that strengthened me the most is my faith in God. When prayers failed me, I cling to my faith and the promises of God, that He will provide for a way out. And despite my negative thinking and discouragement, God did answer my prayers and provide for my needs. The key to it is to keep going, one step at a time, one day at a time, trust in God and to count my blessings.

Medium used: fine liner, marker, watercolors, and watercolor markers to make it more vibrant.

The progress photos:

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Thank you!

You are loved

love coloring page
It’s Valentine’s Day eve. At home with kids and nursing the flu + fever. Anyway, happy Valentine’s Day to all. No Valentine? That’s okay. Remember, you are ALWAYS LOVED.

“We love because he first loved us.” ~ 1 John 4:19.

Note: this page is available as digital download here: you are loved coloring page

Gong xi fa cai!

Rooster coloring page

Here comes my rooster ready to usher in Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fatt Cai 新年快乐 to all my Chinese friends. May this new year brings you joys and blessings and huat ah!

Note: Mr.Rooster is available on my Gumroad store https://gum.co/jCUkW or as 12 + 1 bonus page bundle https://gum.co/yKVjJ .

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