April 4, 2014

Clam Shell Inked

This clam shell was found one early morning while walking on the shore of Antulang Beach Resort in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.  The resort is on the edge of a cliff and you'd have to go down winding steps to the rocky shoreline where the waves are very strong.  Its waters face southward to the Sulu Sea and an hour's boat ride brings you to the Apo island sanctuary where you can meet wild pawikans (sea turtles) swimming near the shore!  It was a memorable experience.




The shell's inner surface is smooth and almost blemish free that it was very inviting to draw intricate designs on it.  There was a larger shell specimen in the resort's lobby (about least 3 feet length), and this one is just a baby in comparison, only 8 x 4.5 inches.

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April 2, 2014

Breathe pencil series

I got the hang of these bubbles now.  Drawing them is a very therapeutic process  for me.  More of my art at my Society6 shop!










March 20, 2014

Morning



A painting based on a photo of my favorite part of my run route.  I love the cool air, the morning light on the trees and road, and the quiet before the day starts.  On this particular road the path slopes up and down gently and the sun is just right on the left where there's a creek. Up ahead I once saw the resident water buffalo grazing with two white birds on its back.  I haven't sketched in Photoshop for awhile, so this one took a bit longer than I expected.