My year with the Angry Ice Game

When Leng suggested we try watching hockey last year, I did not expect to suddenly adopt 20+ giants in knife shoes as my sons. Leng and I caught the tail end of the Stanley Cup finals series and I got really into it. Surprising, considering I usually find spectator sports extremely boring. But hockey was … Continue reading My year with the Angry Ice Game


If at first… pt. 2

I had a watercolour commission due end of January and how do other artists do it? I haven't used watercolour since I got my tablet and it's been so jarring to switch back after working digitally for a month. I'm still going through old doodles and abandoned sketches to re-do or continue digitally and I'm … Continue reading If at first… pt. 2

If at first… looks like shit, try again. Last November, I did this Bombshell Big Barda piece. Somewhere between the pencils and water colour, it transformed into this static thing with a weird face. I've been wanting to re-do it for a long time, but doing it traditionally is such a pain in the ass. I was having … Continue reading If at first…

Gab, Currently XIV

Hausbands: Y'all sick of me drawing hockey boys in love yet? Well, too bad because the Check, Please! Year 3 finale was a doozy and it will take me months to get over it. Co-captains. Hausbands. Because it was bugging me every time I scrolled past it, I also re-painted the Nursey and Dex piece … Continue reading Gab, Currently XIV

Quiet Down

This was one of my first few sketches after getting my tablet, but somewhere during the colouring, it just looked wrong, I scrapped it. But I really liked how the face turned out, so when I found myself still keyed up after a fairly stressful work night, I decided to rework it into a new … Continue reading Quiet Down

Saved by Fandom 2017

About two years ago, I was in a bit of a strop over the art world, which resulted in me not painting or drawing anything. I tried easing myself back into it in 2016, but it really wasn't until mid-2017 that I found my stride again. And I found it in fandom. I've been lurking … Continue reading Saved by Fandom 2017

Gab (vs digital art), Currently XIII

I don't think I've ever been this productive. But It's easy to be able to squeeze in practice time when you don't have to set up a bazillion things to be able to paint, in my limited workspace. I've wanted to try this thing where I don't outline. I mean, I like my lines, but … Continue reading Gab (vs digital art), Currently XIII

Nuestra Señora de Alderaan

Braved the Manila Christmas gridlock to catch a screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi last Thursday. A year after her death, I am still mourning Carrie Fisher. There was only one way to deal with all these sads that I've been sitting on for over a year, of course. So I spent most of my … Continue reading Nuestra Señora de Alderaan

Like XO

My tablet arrived early this week, so I've been spending a few hours a day trying to get used to it. Drawing while looking at the monitor instead of your hands is such a bizarre sensation to get used to. While I'm still not completely sold on it, it does make some things easier. I'm … Continue reading Like XO

Gab, Currently XVII

I've been slowly, over the course of this year, getting my feet wet in the ocean that is digital art. The catalyst being some illustrations I had to do for work in June. I had been stubbornly holding on to doing things traditionally, but it really didn't fit the project brief and I had … Continue reading Gab, Currently XVII