Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

     Last weekend, I reviewed my old sketch book and found some nude sketches of different women.  I remembered it was 7 years ago, when these nude women posed in front of me together with other artists. Since most of my sketches are just rendered in ordinary pencil.  I decided to retouch it and add color to it by using Derwent Water Color Pencils.  I was surprised it worked well with Academie Colored Paper.  Never thought Academie is also durable for Water Coloring.  I can’t wait to share this to you, so here it is.  And I will post another. Until my next upload.  Thank you for visiting.

Since summer here in Phil is going to end soon, I would like to share with you a work of mine done, if  I am not mistaken, 10 years ago.  Applying  the color palette of summer using oil pastel on sand paper.  And then for final touch, I used Grumbacher Final Fixative for Pastel, Charcoal and Pencil.  It’s gloss finish  makes the flowers look embossed from the paper which add awesome effects on my piece.  And one more good thing, it is non-yellowing.  Thank you for visiting 🙂

There was this typical photo album that my mother bought when we were young.  And since I am the only one who likes to organize our family photos,  I took care all of it and make sure it is preserved and safe .  But  of course there are times that I cannot helped  if some pictures got lost because when the kids at our house checking the old pics and carelessly leave it somewhere…guess what’s next he he he.

     Anyway, I am not really into flowers as my usual subject  but, I admit that my talent become known when I made a simple sketch of a red rose as my homework when I was in Grade 2.  After that day, I become the  first and only female artist who represents our school whenever there’s Art competitions. Ok Back, to the Photo album I was talking about, its cover is so beautiful and I can’t help myself  to make a replica of it.  And I did.  I used oil pastel on paper , 13 years ago.

We all know that  India fascinates the whole world especially when it comes to Dance.  Each form represents the culture and ethos of a particular region or a group of people.  Some forms are purely entertaining and some are soul-liberating .  There are Dances performed in royal courts to the accompaniment of classical music and this was an intellectual art form. A very important feature of Indian classical dances is the use of the mudra or hand gestures by the artists as a short-hand sign language to narrate a story and to demonstrate certain concepts such as objects, weather, nature and emotion. Many classical dances include facial expressions as an integral part of the dance form.

Some may think their dance looks funny, but for me it is not.  Actually I made an acrylic painting on paper,  an Indian couple dancing, enjoying their company, the music and the good weather  is dancing with them too.  I painted this 11 years ago 🙂

It was Saturday, usually we don’t have work on weekends but I had this Offline interlock with Agency and Client for a certain TVC Project. Less people at the office and almost zero phone calls. I could steal this moment to make an entry to my new sketch book that I bought 2 months ago. I used Derwent Studio Pencils and Berkeley acid free watercolor pad for this one. I saw a picture of a woman from Shutterstock and its seems like a nice subject. I am not giving full on this because from time to time I have to leave my workstation and go to the editing suite. See what’s going on there. I just want to entertain myself since I am the only one here at the Marketing Room, and my table is far behind it and I have a perfect view of other empty tables…Anyway here it is, and hope you like it. You can also visit the website where I uploaded most of my works. Thanks again.  http://emeraldsantos.deviantart.com/#/d3chy3g

 

I always wanted to be a fashion designer.  I remember, I used to play with textiles and imagining what to do with it.  My parents was in Textile business, they were into retail and wholesale supply to most big Garment Factories in the Philippines.  I guess this explains why most of my subjects are women.

I have something to share again with you.  Saw this one from a local Fashion Magazine.  Woman in Black.  I made a sketch of her, just using Mongol Pencil on my ordinary Sketchbook.  Here it is.

As a Production Manager for Post Production, one thing I hate is when I have to wait for my VFX artist to finish their renders and there is nothing I can do but wait…and wait until their Final Comp to be lay in by the editor and present it to Director, Agencies and Client.

And to beat this boredom, I use this moment to sketch this certain model that I saw from the Internet.  Don’t want to waste time for doing nothing so here it is