The Fighter For Peace

Time flies… I drew this for the same lady as the one in my mermaid work, but only this time she wanted to be portrayed as a Lady Samurai.

The first thought that came to my mind when I learned about the theme is that of a warrior. I do remember a samurai portrayed in Japanese cartoons as those having a sword and fighting the bad guys. But not being too technical about my idea of a samurai, I thought of drawing her as a warrior, one who is a defender of peace. As a defender of peace, she is, of course, peace-loving as represented by the pigeons on the left side of the piece and also located behind her because she is the first to face danger when a threat to that peace comes along.

She may be a lady, a princess even, but she can be fierce when called for by the situation, such as when war breaks out. Hence, all the thorns that are located on the right side of the drawing as if they are emanating from the sword.

My love for details is still very much evident in this piece. And I guess my drawings will never truly be complete without them.

May you all be blessed! Take care and thank you for dropping by!


Thoughts On Life And Art

Life is pretty much like a blank canvas.

We are the artists, the painters, the designers of our lives.

It is up to us to decorate, to add the colors.

Thoughts On Life And Art

Thoughts On Life And Art

An artwork starts from an idea in your head.

It’s amazing how what once were thoughts suddenly take form in the hands of an artist.

And then a masterpiece is born.

Thoughts On Life And Art

Thoughts On Life And Art

A blessed Friday, friends! 🙂

Published In Colored Pencil Student Digest

Hello friends! I just wanted to let you know that I have an article published in Colored Pencil Student Digest Summer 2015 issue! It is entitled “Putting It All On The Line.” Along with mine are those written by artists like Will Stoller, Fiona Rose, Carmen Medlin, Annie Nelson, and Taylor Ann Nichczynski, plus a special feature on artist Manasseh Johnson, and other write-ups that you can learn from! Thank you to Sally and Melissa, Editor-in-chief and Associate Editor, respectively, of Colored Pencil Magazine for being so kind and for helping me out during the process of writing the article!

Get a copy now and be inspired! A blessed Friday to you! Take care!

My Imaginary Lady

An artwork inspired more by my imagination than by reality. This is the first realistic drawing of an imaginary person I ever did and I find it not only enjoyable but exciting, as well, because I am not exactly sure how she would look like in the finished product. I do look forward to doing more of this type of drawing.

Have a blessed weekend! 🙂