Watercolor Painting: Fox and Rabbit

¬† This will be my first attempt at painting something with “life.” I am always drawn towards old architecture and everything vintage because I love texture. But this time, I want to experiment painting the nature. This was so much fun to paint! *Materials and colors used are in the previous post. Here is the…

Watercolor Painting: Violin

Let me just put it out there that I do not have a degree in traditional arts although I would have loved to have one before. I simply love painting and if you think I am doing it wrong, you are are free to correct me. I am always eager to learn my craft every…

Watercolor Painting: Jeans

I enjoy painting during my free time. I do it for my own sanity. It’s a form of meditation even if it’s just a small piece like this. I wear shorts almost all the time where I live because of the weather. What do you wear when it’s 40 degrees outside? So I started by…

Concept Art 101

Behind the Pixels by Mark Molnar Concept Art or Concept Design is a form of production illustration to visualize an idea for films, video games, animation and comic books. Also in other fields like advertising, music videos, theatrical and concert productions and theme park development. Concept Art – closer to the field of illustration and…

Food Digital Painting Step by Step

There are some days when you are seemingly uninspired by art but easily inspired by food. This is one of those days. These are my favorite foods of all time before I changed my diet (health and ethical reasons). I used the software Sketchbook Pro with my Cintiq. (Before the charger went haywire and customer…

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Notes

  “The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away.” “You always suppress momentary anger at something you deeply and permanently hate.” “When you want to hurry something, that means you no longer care about it and want to get on to other…

Hair Study

Well, this is supposedly a hair study but I think I have learned more than painting just the hair. I have a reference photo when I painted this in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and the lace was really a challenge! Here’s the step by step of the study Tadaaaaa….

Notes on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

“The enemy is a very good teacher.” – Dalai Lama The ultimate source of creativity is divine. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. When inspiration touches talent, she gives birth to truth and beauty. It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to…

Notes on Essentialism by Greg McKeown

“Most are trivial and few are vital.” – Greg McKeown Am I investing in the right activities? It’s not about how to get more things done, it’s about how to get the right things done. Making the wisest possible investment of time and energy in order to operate at the¬†highest point of contribution by doing…

Notes on Mastery by Robert Greene

“Lord, grant that I desire more than I can accomplish.” -Michelangelo Mastery is not a commitment to a goal but to a constant pursuit. What gets us to do this, what get us to forward thrust more is to value the near win. How many times have we designated something a classic, a masterpiece even,…