The Three Doodles

Hi all, how is everyone? I didn’t post anything for a couple of days because I had a stressful weekend that involved a trip to the ER, again. A couple of times this month, in fact, once when my daughter was sick with flu and now because my husband was unwell.

I am very tired of all kinds of sickness and this year has been the worse. I do not wish to talk about it, though. It has been a very discouraging month, and year, to be honest, I do hope God shows me some mercy and give us some rest from the awful challenges we have been going through.

I am trying not to complain. Been trying to tell myself there are others in worse situations out there but it has been hard.

Anyway, in good times or bad times, the one thing that has been constant is art. I have never stopped ‘arting’ even when I am pretty much deep within the pit. It’s truly an outlet to calm myself, perhaps the only thing that does not judge me, my situations, or the choices I made, well, apart from God.

So, here are some simple pattern doodles I did throughout the weekend. Nothing outstanding but enough to help me breathed and be “at the moment” when it was so difficult not to focus on the dreadful things.

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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 🙂

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 🙁

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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My Girl Has A Viral Fever

Hi all, I started this new pattern design earlier today but couldn’t complete it because I was busy taking care of my sick daughter. The packed activities over the weekends finally took a toll on her. She went to school as usual in the morning but around 11am I received a call from her teacher saying that she was complaining of a headache. This was the first time it happened this year and she hardly has a headache.  I knew she must have developed a fever. Since we only have one car, I had to call my husband to go and fetch her from school. Within 30 minutes they reached home. She was feverish and lethargic. I called our family clinic whether we could come to consult the doctor but was advised to come at 3.30pm because the doctor was not in the office. I gave her a dose of paracetamol syrup after lunch and sent her to bed. However, her fever persisted.

Around 4pm I drove her to the clinic and she was diagnosed with a viral fever and was sent home with a medication, and was advised to take plenty of rest and drink more water. We came home at 5.30pm and she continued her nap until her dad came home from work at 8.30pm. She was still lethargic but felt much better.

Such is a parent life. When your kids are sick you have to put aside other things and focus your priority on them. I only managed to squeeze a bit of time to paint this small section of my latest pattern painting. If my daughter feels better tomorrow I might be able to finish it. But for now, I have nothing much to show other than this small progress.

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Pattern Design | Inktober2018 Day #3 Drawing – Leaves!

Hi all, the weekend is almost over in my part of the world and it’s half an hour before midnight. How is your weekend so far? I hope you have a great day. Weekends are the busiest times in the week for me, unlike weekdays where the daily routine is predictable. Yesterday I talked a bit about celebrating my daughter’s birthday. It was a fun but an exhausting day for our family and today is no exception. Like many people, we do our grocery shopping on weekends. After church in the morning, we went to the hypermarket to shop for our essentials. As you can see, we hardly have time to rest. Resting on weekends is a myth LOL.

Anyway, despite my busy day, I managed to squeeze some time to complete this doodle. It is my third day drawing for Inktober2018. I started to draw this a couple of days ago but only managed to complete it today.

Here are the progress photos:

And of course, I used it in my Redbubble shop. It turned out pretty 🙂

It will be available on my CreativeUnited shop sometime soon. Hopefully tomorrow =)

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Pattern Design | Inktober2018 – Doodle Oodle

Here’s my Inktober 2018 Day 2 entry. I know I am several days behind but I am going to do this challenge on my own pace. I am not using the official prompts but I just enjoy doing my own stuff. A well-known local illustrator advised me to make full use of this drawing challenge. She said instead of just doodling aimlessly, set a goal. Say what do I want to achieve by the end of this month? Say if my goal is to fill up my online store with more products, I need to have more designs. What kind of design? Well, I have set to design patterns. So, make a goal to draw or paint one design a day, and do it the best way I can. If it’s good, use it in my shop. If not, that’s okay. It’s a learning process. By the end of the month, I hope to have at least 25 new artworks to upload to my shop. What she said makes perfect sense!

So here are the progress photos for today’s entry. A simple floral/spiral doodle.

I love the bold lines. They add contrast and dimension to the drawing.

Also, I decided to resurrect my Creative United shop after a friend commented she hopes to buy some of my stuff locally because they are cheaper than overseas POD companies. Initially, I hesitated because uploading designs to CU involve a lot of work (different products require different image sizes and dimensions). However, I give it a go for the benefits of my local fans. So here are some samples of the products with this drawing on them 🙂

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Pattern Design | The Lollipop!

Hi all, here is my latest pattern artwork – the lollipop! I had a lot of fun painting this one because of the cheerful color combinations. The background was painted in leaf green but you can’t really see it on the picture. Initially, I wanted to paint the outline in ink but I decided not to at the end. It looks good as it is.

Here are the progress photos:

I love to experiment with new techniques and styles and as I mentioned in some of my previous posts, I am focusing on pattern illustration this month. I am also participating in Inktober 2018 challenge and that gives me an excuse to draw more patterns in ink.

And of course, I just had to use this art on my Redbubble store 🙂

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Pattern Design | My First Inktober 2018 Drawing

Hi all,

For the past couple of days, I have been seeing Steemians posting their Inktober 2018 drawings. And today I want to share with you my first Inktober 2018 doodle. You can find more details about Inktober on this website: Inktober. I tried to participate in this challenge several times but I couldn’t keep up and wasn’t consistent. I hope I can be more productive this year.

So for this first drawing, I didn’t stick to the official prompt but decided to do my own thing. I mentioned in my previous post that I wanted to try my hand on pattern designing. Therefore throughout the month, I will draw mostly pattern stuff. However, I can’t promise if I will use ink as my main medium though 🙂

Once completed, I uploaded the digitally edited doodle to my Redbubble store. I digitally edited the lines to be white instead of black. I really love how nice it turned out. My goal for Inktober 2018 is not so much about making sales from my products but to improve my drawing skill and also my digital editing skill 🙂

Here are the progress photos:

And here are the products with this doodle on them.

Link to my store: Redbubble.

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Pattern Design | Bungai Terung a.k.a Borneo Rosette

Hi all, today I am back with another pattern design. This design is very special to me because it’s a well-known tattoo motif of my people, the Ibans of Sarawak, Borneo (Malaysia). There is a special meaning behind this motif. This motif is called “Bungai Terung”, literally means “eggplant flower” or widely known as Borneo Rosette. When I published my first coloring book in 2015, Sarawak Tattoo Mandalas, I included a short introduction about this design. Here is an excerpt from my book:

Bungai terung is the most well known Sarawak tattoo motif. It is the first tattoo an Iban boy would receive because it marks a new life stage for him – from boyhood to manhood. The motif has a spiral at the center that is known as Tali Nyawa (rope of life). This spiral is identical to a tadpole’s visible intestine and to the Iban it symbolizes a new journey in life.

This pattern was hand-drawn and hand-painted on a piece of watercolor paper. Once completed, I scanned and edited it in GIMP and finally uploaded it to my Redbubble store. By the way, I love Redbubble but I am thinking of offering my designs on a variety of other products not offered by Redbubble. I kind of like what Society6 offers like backpack, shower curtain, beach towel, and furniture, but I am not too happy with the profit margin for the designers. I am still not sure whether to sign up or whether I have time to maintain a couple of stores. Anyway, I will think more about this and we’ll see.

Here are the progress photos:

And here are some of the products with this design on them!

Link to my store: Redbubble.

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