Yesterday’s on-the-spot work at Type Kita at 10a Alabama Street.

This segment was actually Tippy (of Googly Gooeys) and June Digan's Watercolor Playdate demo. Everyone was free to join in, just bring in your art materials so I brought my stuff that day. I actually thought a lot of people would join in but only me and Richelle ended up joining in.

I did 6 doodles, 5-10 minutes each and raffled them off to random people (ex. person wearing a backpack, person whose name starts with Z, etc.) I’m not really a type artist or letterer. The only lettering I did was to write down the raffle winner’s name in watercolor after I was finished with the work. Unfortunately I can’t remember all the names I wrote so if you got my work, please message me your name and email so I can keep track. :)

It was a great experience. It’s my first time painting in public and the first quarter of the segment was nerve wracking and afterwards I just got really tired. Haha… I couldn’t do it using my usual style so I just did this simplified version that I use for drawing my thumbnails/drafts. It’s refreshing to draw quick and it’s nice to be reminded not to be attached to your work.

Thanks super to Tippy and June for having me around and also to the organizers of Type Kita for coming up with an awesome event!

Images above: 1-2) 2 WIPs for my Uchi illustrations, 3-4) a commission WIP (hydrangeas are fun!), 5) handpainted invites for Christian Louboutin (Asia), 6) a sketch beside an invite I got for H&M’s grand launch here. 7) I adopted a kitty from Dex. She will be staying at the workshop area with another cat friend Toastie (who I found while jogging a few months ago). Happy cat family! 8) And lastly, another photo of my previous upload.

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12 Oct 2014 / 550 notes / art diary wip watercolor 

Alpine Sound, 9x12” watercolors.
This is available (framed) at ManilArt, SMX Aura, under Gallery Ysobel. Oct 16-19, 2014.

Alpine Sound, 9x12” watercolors.

This is available (framed) at ManilArt, SMX Aura, under Gallery Ysobel. Oct 16-19, 2014.

Works in progress since Sept 5. They’re all small. I wish I could work bigger and faster! The last two are for 2 different group exhibits. They’re so pink. XD

Studies I did last week. They’re all currently unfinished. XD

5 Sep 2014 / 6,028 notes / art watercolor wip 

I’m part of 2 group shows in Bacolod this weekend:
Brightness / Contrast at Kapitana Gallery, Sept 5 (FRI), 6:30 PM
Force Field at Orange Gallery, Sept 6 (SAT), 6 PM

If you’re in the area, I hope that you can visit and say hi to us. The other exhibiting artists are amazing. *u* I’m flying in this Friday morning and I can’t wait!!

Just some totally random stuff posted on my Instagram these past few weeks. I don’t really have a social life at the moment and I’ve gotten tired of taking photos of everything like where I am and what I’m about to eat, hence the lack of my usual monthly diary (bah who needs that!), so all I’ve got are drawings. :) I was on television 2 weeks ago and I’m sort of too embarrassed to share it because I think I’ve been awkward in some parts, trying to explain what I do. I’ve also been getting into other mediums at a very slow pace, and I concluded my watercolor workshops for this year. The 2nd to the last image was a demo work I did for my workshops. The one on the Left was done last May and the one on the Right was just a few days ago. I never quite expected that the result would have a huge jump. I probably unlocked a couple of things while constantly relaying certain processes to my students. I’ve been enjoying teaching a lot and I’m really happy that my attendees are responding very positively to it. It feels overwhelming to see how much they progress all throughout the course. I was really touched when one of my attendees said that she doesn’t get frustrated anymore when she paints, and another said that her works had a HUGE jump from the 1st to the last session. I feel very pressured whenever I feel that someone in class is getting left behind. I’m glad to see that my worries are paying off. There you go, my life right now. :)

Another one for a show this September at Kapitana Gallery, Bacolod. This is a really small piece, around 5x8 inches, which I’m still working on. I’m still thinking of making another one similar to this.

The Emerald Spoon
Progress photos, watercolor on paper

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Just a small painted postcard for a show. I’m thinking of making another one. I hope they accept it! *fingers crossed*

Did this early this year. Keep forgetting to post my works. :)

Did this early this year. Keep forgetting to post my works. :)

I’m opening 1 workshop again, the Watercolor Intensive for Beginners (4-hr Crash Course) this July 5! I’ve decided to overhaul the entire workshop and focus on painting for almost the entire duration of the session. It’s gonna be fun and really different from before. If anyone wants to join, just email me at chua.valerie@gmail.com to get all the deatils and application. :)
(PS. Also doing a workshop in Cebu this June with other artists. Will keep you guys posted about this!)

I’m opening 1 workshop again, the Watercolor Intensive for Beginners (4-hr Crash Course) this July 5! I’ve decided to overhaul the entire workshop and focus on painting for almost the entire duration of the session. It’s gonna be fun and really different from before. If anyone wants to join, just email me at chua.valerie@gmail.com to get all the deatils and application. :)

(PS. Also doing a workshop in Cebu this June with other artists. Will keep you guys posted about this!)

My work for Playing Arts. I posted previews of this before but I never got to upload the final piece. Playing Arts is a poker card set produced by Digital Abstracts. Each card is uniquely illustrated by an artist. It’s an honor to be part of it! There are so many amazing artists in the lineup that the experience felt elusive. My card is the 5 of Clubs. The printing and material is top notch — it’s waterproof, I think! You can visit the website to check out all the artists and to purchase a set. They ship worldwide!

My work for Playing Arts. I posted previews of this before but I never got to upload the final piece. Playing Arts is a poker card set produced by Digital Abstracts. Each card is uniquely illustrated by an artist. It’s an honor to be part of it! There are so many amazing artists in the lineup that the experience felt elusive. My card is the 5 of Clubs. The printing and material is top notch — it’s waterproof, I think! You can visit the website to check out all the artists and to purchase a set. They ship worldwide!

My piece for Light Grey Art Lab's Animystics. The show opens on Friday, April 25, 7pm. Event Info. You can see all the works included and purchase prints and originals here.
You can see my work in progress here.

My piece for Light Grey Art Lab's Animystics. The show opens on Friday, April 25, 7pm. Event Info. You can see all the works included and purchase prints and originals here.

You can see my work in progress here.