Monday, November 27, 2017

16-Slot Plastic Palette with Gasket

     A friend recently gave me a plastic palette similar to Mijello palette. Though it doesn't come with a brand logo or a mark to indicate where it is from, the palette has a feel of good quality. I haven't used a similar palette before so I'm very curious about its unique feature, the gasket. The main selling point of these kind of palette is that there is less evaporation and it will keep the paint fresh longer. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Coron Sketches

     Just recently I was able to take a break and go on vacation with my friends. It was mostly raining during this trip so I was able to come up with only a few sketches in my sketchbook that I'm sharing here.

Warm up exercises in pen and ink before boarding

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Watercolor Empty Full Pans Available at Fully Booked

     For the longest time I've been looking for "emtpy pans" for watercolor. Most the ones available locally through online stores are half pans, and if possible, a physical store where I can see the product is preferable.
Ahh .. the joy of filling empty pans with fresh paint! These empty pan fits perfectly with the Schmincke and Rembrandt tin
    Why full pans? I usually dip my brush at an angle in order to protect its tip instead of stabbing into the paint. With full pans I don't have to be as careful in getting paint especially when painting outside when there is much urgency to apply the next stroke.

     Having spare full pans allow me to test new tubes of paint without having to consume the existing paint in the pan. It's as fast as replacing the pan in the watercolor box.

      These full pans are available in 6 pcs. packaging for the price of Php 180.00. Half pans are also available as Php 180.00 for 12 pcs.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

First Sketchwalk of 2017 (Escolta)

    Its has been a while since I have posted. My day job and research related to it is taking up most of my time these days. The best I could come up with if I could afford to practice drawing are figure drawing exercises from Pinterest search, or from QuickPoses, which I squeeze in  before going to sleep as a sort of cool down from my daily grind. But that didn't happen as often as I wished either. So, I just had to really make time to join last Saturday's sketchwalk just to change the daily routine. For most of us, weekend is spent on time cleaning the house, doing groceries, some errands not possible on weekdays or just recharging. I have to exchange some of that time to be able to join. Because this sketching thing makes me happy.

First sketch of the day. Not sure what the name of the building was. This kid assisted me in taking this picture and asked to have a posed picture of him to be taken.