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Sick and Tired and Tanned:

I think it’s going to be a 30’s thing that I’m sick on my birthday every year. As we speak, I’m still physically weak and have a hacking cough because I overexerted myself surfing two weekends ago.

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📷: Vien Gil

It’s pretty frustrating whenever I start to make real progress on my board, I get swamped for months and when I finally get back in the water, it’s back to square one. Planning to spend about a week at Crystal later this year so my board and I can get a proper honeymoon. 😛

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6am bikini wax haha! 👙🏄🏽

Umaarte:

If we’re friends on Instagram, you’ve noticed I’ve started drawing again, yay! Still pencil/tech pen stuff until I’ve replenished my art supplies.

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Pretty relieved that I can draw again. Was so unmotivated and uninspired for the longest time, I thought I’d never get back on the saddle.

Listening:

Without irony, I really like this song. It makes me wanna throw on a pair of booty shorts and flip my hair as I, ahem, work from home oh, oh, oh-oh.

Watching:

outlander

Having inherited my mother’s love for historical fiction, I’m a sucker for a good costume drama. Which is what Outlander is, but I can’t quite decide if I like it or not.

The problem is, it’s part historical fiction, part bodice-ripping-Fabio-on-the-cover-cheap-romance-novel.

Love the former, hate the latter. I’m stuck halfway through season two because I can’t bring myself to plough through the bits I don’t like to get to the good parts: Like what looks to be the Battle of Culloden based on the tumblr gif sets.

Murtagh is my favourite, though. Such a grumpy tsundere nanny-man.

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I Have My Storms

4"x6', Pen & ink with gold acrylic detail, 2014
“I Have My Storms”, 6″x4″, Pen & ink with gold acrylic detail, 2014

Commissioned by my friend and surf buddy, Nicole. 🙂

I’ve become accustomed to my big, wood panels, that I had a mini-heart attack when I realised just how small an area I was working with. I enjoyed working on this so much though, that I finished this in one sitting.

The title (and to some extent, the piece itself) is inspired by an excerpt of one of Vincent Van Gogh’s letters to his brother, Theo:

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, its tides and its depths; it has its pearls too.”

P52TR WEEK 4 – Let The Storm Rage On

Queen Elsa

I njoyed Frozen. Olaf-the-Snowman annoyed me, and I wish they’d established Elsa and Anna’s relationship a little more in the beginning, but it was pretty fantastic.

What really made the movie for me though, was what defined true love. Good job, Disney.

P52TR – Week 2 & 3

These are the rest of the illustrations I did for my friends’ engagement shoot photos. I wasn’t going to post these until they’d posted the final files, but I realised my Project 52: The Ressurection (which from now on, will be shortened to P52TR) was looking pretty stupid with only one post three weeks in.

I’m only posting bits of them for now. Once the finished photos are up, I’ll post those here too.

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Project 52: The Resurrection

Julie has convinced me to revive my long-dead one-sketch-a-week Project 52. While I’m not entirely convinced that I’ll be able to see it though this time, I’m not too proud to try again.

So first sketch for Project 52: The Resurrection is part of a series of designs I’m working on for my friends’ wedding next month.

Illustration for Wedding, 2013

I still don’t know where to go from here for the other designs yet. I need 4 more, I think? I hope I can come up with more. And soon. The deadline draws near.

I love drawing gnarled, curvy trees but I hate drawing leaves. Haha!