Art Puddles, Blog

Why I Rarely Draw Boys

Pretty much everyone around me keeps asking why do I rarely draw boys or men. Well, to put it simply, I suck at drawing males. Somehow, they end up looking too feminine. Or too frowny (is this even a word?).

A few weeks ago, as I was playing around with my markers, I thought of trying to draw one of my OCs, Jun’s friend from my cell phone novelChidori“, to be more precise, but I failed miserably. Continue reading “Why I Rarely Draw Boys”

Art Puddles, Blog, Misadventures

How I Got Sick

I haven’t written anything yesterday (yes, more often than not, I am writing my blog posts on the same day I want to publish them; that’s how I practice my writing—at least once a week), thinking that I’d be feeling better today. It seems not everything goes as planned.

And here I was thinking that this summer I will get sick no more. I was mistaken, terribly mistaken. Continue reading “How I Got Sick”

Art Puddles, Blog, Misadventures

Life Happened

My first blog-post after I have returned from my unannounced absence, was a comic strip with a riddle. And an apology.

Honestly, that was not my first option. I actually planned on explaining why it took me so long to return. But somehow, instead of writing a proper piece with words, I came to draw the main reason behind my inability to post anything for such a long time. As you have most likely guessed, life happened. Continue reading “Life Happened”

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This Crazy Game (Comic Strip)

Everything has been hectic for me this past month. And I expect it all to become even worse since I have to work on some projects—some are personal, some are not. Anyway, since I have been away for such a long, long time, I thought it would be nice to have a comic strip up here (though this time it is traditionally drawn).

So here you go. Continue reading “This Crazy Game (Comic Strip)”

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Study Time (Comic Strip)

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This is me struggling with some essay.

Continue reading “Study Time (Comic Strip)”

Art Puddles, Blog, Creative Writing, Misadventures

Cherry On Top

It is quite rare for me to livestream when I am drawing or doodling. However, not long ago, I was in a Skype call with one of my friends from abroad, happily conversing about our lives and futures, throwing jokes at each other, and listening to music, when I started working on a rose. In the beginning, there was nothing but a huge red spot on the white virtual paper, but I have decided to show it to my friend either way. She laughed at me, thinking I was joking, so I proposed a show and talk sort of Skype call.

After a while, when my rose got some shadows and lightnings on, my friend dared me to draw a rat. Naturally, I took the challenge, and left the flower I was working on, incomplete.  Continue reading “Cherry On Top”

Art Puddles, Blog, Misadventures

Mischief Managed

A week ago, I returned home. Today, I came back to the city. The badly needed holiday ended. It is time for all of us, the people who were lucky enough to get a one-week break from college, to get back to work.

Even though some of us (ahem!) have already spent time studying during the last half of the said week.

However, despite all the studying that me and my siblings did, there were also other fun activities that we engaged in. But that is going to be a whole different post. This one will actually be dedicated to my selfishness and how Continue reading “Mischief Managed”

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Dear Roses

What can speak more about love than a rich bouquet of red lovely roses? Sweet scents that enchant our senses, making our hearts race, and our minds play on dear memories.

At the beginning of this year, I bought myself a new sketchbook, and eager to try it out, I grabbed my colored pencils and traced the lines to a sweet painful memory. I’m kidding. What I actually had in mind when I began sketching was one of my stories, Chidori, a Cell Phone Novel I wrote a couple of years ago (and which is now being edited, reason why I will not provide a link just yet), which focuses on a Japanese young adult who finds himself fall in love in the most stunning circumstances. Continue reading “Dear Roses”

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Milady, You Are Wonderful!

A week ago, I was making plans on how to surprise my mother today, March 8. Paintings, chocolates, flowers, letters, cards… poems… A bunch of random ideas flew through my mind, and then another bulb lightened above the top of my head. A traditional handwritten letter, since I am so far away. Yes, that should do the trick!

Days passed by, one after another, faster and faster. I felt exactly as if someone played some sort of sick trick in Time’s Chamber and ruined the machine. The first day of March flew by with the speed of sound, but luckily I talked to my sister in advance and decided to get mom flowers—the kind you can plant so they would no longer die. But this was for that day in particular, so what about the 8th? Continue reading “Milady, You Are Wonderful!”

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It’s All Reflected in the Eyes

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Mirror to my soul. —Hirondelle (Mei)

Everyone knows that eyes are a mirror to someone’s soul. The eyes have this habit of capturing the essence of one’s soul and reflecting it, just like a mirror does. Eyes are the ones that betray our feelings and emotions. They are one of our most prized possessions. Just like a book that is read, they reveal our mysteries.

While looking through some of my old files, I came across this digital drawing I have made some time ago, and the moment I saw it, I knew I had to share it. Even though it is clearly not a masterpiece, but rather a mere drawing practice. Continue reading “It’s All Reflected in the Eyes”