When I first launched my personal project in January 2015, I never expected anything from it. I was drawing letters just for fun! I wanted a diversion from this melancholy that I can’t seem to get over with so the Type B personality in me thought of something better to do – for sanity’s sake.
Day 9 – Candy Cane
I’m learning so much about Western holiday traditions through this project. We grew up celebrating Christmas in a different way. When December arrives, children will gather together and will sing Christmas carols from house to house. The house owner will give a few cents in return for their singing and the children will then split […]
Day 4 of our advent calendar is a Snowman! Being born in a tropical country, we didn’t get to make our snowman during this time of the year but I’m still lucky because I get to play with it through my drawings. This is my fun illustration of what I want my snowman to be […]
I grew up in a province in the Philippines and as a kid, our Christmas trees are nothing like the fancy pine trees. Ours are dried trees which my grandfather will collect from a forest. He’ll bring something home and together we will wrap them up with white crepe papers. When it’s all wrapped, we […]
Today’s illustration was a bit of a challenge because I’m not really drawing so many characters and I believe it’s my weakness so it’s something I need to work on and I hope to do more character illustrations in the coming months – just as much as I’ve challenged myself to do more lettering this […]
I have challenged myself so much this year but I still think I have to do more and BETTER. Last year, I got fascinated by the Advent Calendar illustration challenge in Instagram but I chickened out last minute because I was too focused on my shop. I missed a lot of great opportunities to learn […]