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.

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

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!)

Some wip for Light Grey Art Lab's Animystics show.

I think the funnest part is the creation of our spirit animal. We’re tasked to provide a backstory and a history of our animal. I chose a wolf although I did a little twist and added a fictitious folklore backstory to it. I’ll talk about it when the proper time comes. For the meantime, wips behold!

It’s springtime! Been getting Snapchats from friends in NY that the weather there is great and they’re not wearing tons of layers anymore. Ahhh so jealous! My only experience of spring was in Japan 4 years ago. It’s a magical season. I’m in a tropical country where it’s summer 365 days a year. When we were growing up, our textbooks say “we have 2 seasons: wet and dry” Lol! Is this overcompensation or ‘fo realz?

It’s officially summer here. Classes are ending (our summer vacation is from late March to early June) which means, workshops start soon! I’m excited and nervous and I guess a little lonely cause I’m holding classes in a vacant location (the studio I used before had people residing in it. This one is completely deserted). /Hinting for friends to visit

Here’s something I worked on a few days ago. This piece is more of a learning process for me. Each section is trial and error and I had to redraw and repaint on some parts a couple of times while I was progressing—so many awkward parts and they still look awkward. Haha… I painted on a semi hot press paper so some things that I normally do on cold press can’t be done properly here but that’s okay. A little challenge is good! Not sure if it’s done or if I already overdid some parts to its disadvantage but I want to move on to the next.

I was working on this and my sister hijacked my playlist and made me listen to G-Dragon all throughout. Basically this hip deer is fueled by Korean hiphop.

I was working on this and my sister hijacked my playlist and made me listen to G-Dragon all throughout. Basically this hip deer is fueled by Korean hiphop.

28 Feb 2014 / 390 notes / wip watercolor deer art 

Process! It’s almost done. Just need to tweak. :) For Crested Tees! I had fun doing these.

Good morning!

#wip for Crested Tees. More to come!

#wip for Crested Tees. More to come!

18 Feb 2014 / 249 notes / wip art 

I did a short wip video of this on my Instagram. I’ll try to post process videos regularly! http://instagram.com/valerieannchua

I did a short wip video of this on my Instagram. I’ll try to post process videos regularly! http://instagram.com/valerieannchua

Doing commissions at the studio. I only have until the 31st here. :( Just need to finish 2 more paintings then I’m out. I love clients who say “do whatever you like!!!” So nice of them. ;_;

Doing commissions at the studio. I only have until the 31st here. :( Just need to finish 2 more paintings then I’m out. I love clients who say “do whatever you like!!!” So nice of them. ;_;

#wip #watercolor

#wip #watercolor

16 Jan 2014 / 235 notes / watercolor wip art 

Postcards! 💌 #art #wip #postcards #watercolor

Postcards! 💌 #art #wip #postcards #watercolor

10 Jan 2014 / 183 notes / watercolor postcards wip art 

Pulling an all-nighter at the studio. I really hope everyone has left. I’ve been singing out loud for at least half an hour already. FEELS SO GOOD. 😭 (at Gowanus)

Pulling an all-nighter at the studio. I really hope everyone has left. I’ve been singing out loud for at least half an hour already. FEELS SO GOOD. 😭 (at Gowanus)