Monday, November 28, 2011


One of my early posts on this blog was on drawing people, kind of caricature style.

But let me tell you something... before I started drawing people semi-caricature style...

"I was drawing anime(style)."

Yep, when I was in gradeschool and I fell in love with Sailormoon, Ghost Fighter (aka Yuyu Hakusho) and ultimately Ranma 1/2 that I started drawing anime characters. I started using the "grid style" of copying drawings until I've learned how to draw without grid.

Too bad I lost 3 file cases worth of anime drawings in college. I could not recall who last asked to take home my stuff, and so I no longer knew whom to ask to get them back. And as if losing my "roots" due to this incident, I've somehow stopped producing good drawn anime.

But I still would draw from time to time, depending on the mood, so here are a few of which I was able to salvage:

Then from time to time, especially whenever I get bored during training or meetings, I would draw half faces on scratch papers. I actually call them my "doodles". :P

But since everybody draws anime, and a lot draw better than I actually, I started drawing people cartoon style, my own way (no objections please!).

Disclaimer: These are meant to be "cartoon" versions of people so don't expect that they would look like the person too much. :p

That's all I'm gonna post for now.

BTW, please expect to see some of these drawings on future posts as most of them were either used in a T-shirt or invitation project. :)

And I'm off to bed. Thanks for browsing! :)

God bless!

JekDaniels Part 2

Okay... so here I was, reviewing how my blog has looked so far... then I came upon this post on a JekDaniels flyer project, which was pretty much requesting for advice.

Well, I did get feedback and advice via Facebook, but I didn't realize I forgot to followthrough on my post here.
So let me tell you what happened after my first JekDaniels post.

First, after the designs I previous posted, I came up with a few more, this time using the official studio's logo:

And the winner is... I actually forgot which won. But it's one of those above. Hahaha.

Sheesh... must be getting really old. :p

Nevertheless, hope you enjoyed this post. Will try to post more soon! :)

I just realized I still have a lot of projects to backtrack through this blog. But I need energy and motivation to post and post and post more.

Do encourage me, okay? :D

God bless! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Invitation Project: JoyMel Wedding

As promised, though it took a while, here's a post on my latest invitation project: JoyMel Wedding. <3

As I stated from my previous post, the motif for my dear friends' wedding is Bloody Red+Gold+White. They also sent me a copy of their monogram and heart gif to use for the invites.

So here are the designs I created for them:

While here below are the envelope/packaging samples:

And boy, it was a really tough battle. The bride and I had to decide whether to go for a "red invite" and "gold/light envelope" or "light invite" with "red envelope."

And the deciding factor was this -- a texturized (heart) felt paper c/o my Big Shot tool:

So after much ado about things, little corrections here and there, with all love and effort from me and (i am very happy to say) my hubby:

Here is the final output... tadaaaaah!

And here's a shot from the couple's official wedding photos (you can see the bride and mom-of-the-bride added their personal touch through glitters):

Don't you just feel the love in the air? :) It was such a "hearty" experience. <3

It may have been a tough job creating 80 invitations by hand...
But I was really blessed to be with a very supportive husband who did all the embossing while I did the cutting...
And though in the end we both had red fingers and hands (the felt paper was sweating on us haha)...
We both felt happy knowing our hardwork and "labor of love" will make another couple smile.

And you bet it did... well, I'd like to think it did. :p kidding. ^^v

So until next time... hmmm... I wonder when next time will be...
If you want to read more posts soon, do let me know so I can try my hardest to present you with something.

God-willing of course!

God bless and good day guys! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

JoyMel Save-the-Date Project

Hello... I'm back! =)

And I finally got approval from my friend and client to post details of my recent project for them. Yey!

So early this year, I found out that my mentor at work and his lovely girlfriend who also happens to be my friend, are getting married. So the first thing I did was... ask them how the proposal happened. Hahaha. But until now that remains a secret.

Anyway, since these 2 people are very dear to me, I first volunteered to create their digital STD (Save the Date).

Here are the initial layouts I presented, revolving around the red+yellow+white motif for the wedding:

But after much discussion and coordination with the couple, we finally nailed down the exact specificatios they had in mind:
1. Motif is now Bloody Red + Gold + White
2. The STD theme should be similar to Skype or Yahoo Messenger, since they were in a long distance relationship and these tools have kept them close despite their physical locations.

So... here is the final STD layout:

I'd say... it was such a pleasure and honor to have done something good for my friends. Don't you think?

But things didn't stop there. So wait for my next post: JoyMel Wedding Invites.

'Til next time! God bless! :)