Happy New Year 2010!

Happy New Year everyone!
May you all have good health and a prosperous year!
Cheers! :-D


postcards at art square

Well, I have neglected this blog again :-( Same old excuse of loads of work and busy preparation of these.

These are illustration postcards I did for sale at art square The fair is held by my university. It's quite small with students as main target. I think it's more like a social event and it's fun for me who spend most of my time working at home to go out and talk with people :-)

A lot of people seems to like my cute design and I was able to sell some. The most popular card is the one with growing flowers on her head. I love this one the most too. It's my cellphone's wallpaper :-)

Today is the event's last day and after this I have to put more effort on my Etsy. It's about time!


ColorCute series 5: Tea Time

Another of ColorCute series sketch and its complete colored one. I think I like the curly hair better, maybe I will fix it for a final

The end of the year is coming and December always gives me a festive feeling that makes me just want to play and no work! Well, I have to work anyway :-) I just hope that after my current projects, I will finally open my shop at Etsy. I have postponed the date several time already :-( How slow I am!


Sketch: flowers

all the flowers in my head :-)

I'm getting a bit frustrated that I haven't done any illustration
for some time. Well, I just have to try and try again everyday.
I'm glad though that at least I draw everyday, even if they are just sketches :-)


colorcute series 4: sketches

Some cute stuffs that I always enjoy drawing :-) Surely, they are in Colorcute series but none of these sketches has been colored yet. Maybe in the future...

I wish I could have a longer post here but it's too hot and I'm too tired to say anything more.

Hope you have a great day today!


Sketch: feeling romantic

A sketch I did weeks ago, just let the lines flow...

It's very hot here in Bangkok. It should have been cooler around this time of year
but everything changes now.


7 random facts about myself

So I'm kindly tagged a blog award by em-illi a wonderful photoblogger. Thank you em-illi :-)
The award is of 7 random facts about myself
Not sure if I have anything interesting but it may help you know me more?
I'm a very quiet person. When I was young, I was always asked why I kept being silent and I really thought it's my weak point. I'm still quiet now but I don't have trouble socializing anymore.
I have a passion for books, not only on reading term but also in physical way. I love the feeling of holding a book in my hand, leafing through paper pages, examining details of cover, font, layout or illustrations. I even love the scent of some paper :-)

no. 3
I wear glasses since I was in second grade. I also have a symptom called night-blindness, which makes me uncomfortable going out at night :-P
I can be very forgetful and hardly remember my childhood details.
I learned many foreign languages; English, French, Spanish, Japanese but can only manage English :-(
I spent 5 years in Seattle studying design, the best years of my life. Still missing the rain there.
I dream of having a book published written and designed and illustrated by myself one day.
That's it! Hope you know me more :-D


colorcute series 3 : Butterbee and small giveaway!

I have no idea where 'Butterbee' came from, may be bumblebee? It has no meaning of course. I just love the sound of it and think it goes well with this cute butterfly girl. The big starry eyes makes this color version look different from the sketch but I like it all the same. It's actually the first sketch that starts this series and my second most favorite ;-)

Now, I want to tell you my secret (whisper) I'm planing to have a shop on Etsy, having planned it for a long-long time and I think it's about time to materialize the idea. It should be a good way to practice my skills and show my works, don't you think?

Anyway, the shop is still in the process of preparation and I already tried printing out this piece. Then my day job interfered and I had to pause the project for a while. Today I found these 2 prints among the mess on my desk and thinking of giving them away just like last time

Why not keeping for sale? Because these prints are defects.

It seems that I have a problem with blue ink. Every time I print the color, white lines just appear in the blue area. Still figuring out how to fix that. That's why the final work has purple instead of blue:-P

So, if any of you like this butterbee and don't mind the tiny white lines on blue, I'll be happy to send it as postcards to the FIRST TWO PERSONS who comment and say they'd love to have my small postcards here :-)

I hope you like my butterbee and even if you don't, your comments will be very appreciated!

Thank you for stopping by!


colorcute series 2 : sketches

Sketches for Colorcute series. I finished coloring one of them but still struggling with the other. I always like having something on girls'heads! It's just fun drawing these :-)

It's a great day today. Have a good one!

postcards giveaway still opens!


colorcute series 1: Merry Winter

OK! Here's the color version of the previous post. To tell you the truth, I'm pretty nervous posting this up as I already agree with Masha that sometimes it's hard to keep the quality of the original sketch when adding colors. Actually, I changed the eyes too as it seemed too plain to have just two tiny dots on the face.

The difficult part is choosing colors. I want to have the feeling of fresh, cool winter and warmth at the same time. Do I succeed in this? Tell me.

I think I've got the idea of cool/warm winter from the current weather here in Bangkok. If you stayed in Bangkok, I bet you wouldn't count it as winter. The temperature here drops just a tiny bit and it may seem like spring or even summer in some western countries. The difference is that around this time, the sky will be clear, the air has fresh scent and you have warm breeze from time to time. It's the time that we keep eyes on pretty scarfs or sweaters hoping to wear them even just for a few weeks. Yes, winter season here in Bangkok is that short. I think the longest I have ever been is about three weeks!

Anyway, I named this illustration Merry Winter, what do you think?

And just so you know, my postcards giveaway is still open!


The History of my drawing

When I started this blog, I thought I would just post only pictures I drew  and would see my progress . Then, I thought it would be just I who know what's going on here and it would be a shame not to let those who might  happen to take their time  browsing my blog know my purpose.

As I said in my first post, the objective of this blog is, like the blog's name, to search for my style in illustration. Why? Because whenever I think about drawing something, I would pause and wonder which style. Then I would think and think and become frustrated. I feel like there's barrier in front of me keeping me away from my goal. One of the bloggers I follow said that style would come after. I quite agreed with that and one way to find it is just keep trying. So begins this blog. Since I have no idea how to find my style, I just keep it with no rules, keep it free, draw whatever I like whichever style I prefer in hope that one day I would scroll down my page and decide which style I will go with.

So, let's see what I have got so far...


I did this pic long long time ago. It was one of my portfolio pieces I presented for art school admission.

just a kid! notebook

These are samples of my first digital drawing. I used Illustrator doing this and I draw with this program ever since.


I graduated from school with graphic design degree and didn't do any illustration until this. It 's the same style with the second one with soft colors. I stuck with this style for some time.

Then I went back to this style...

illustration friday : smitten

I really like doing lines on white so I did this style a lot.


But somehow I felt like it lacked something. Maybe it's too stiff or too tight? So, I drew something lighter, more whimsical like this one below...


Then again I switched back to cuteness.


I also tried Photoshop which was kind of hard as I'm not used to the program yet.


Finally, this is my latest attempt. Something soft and sweet.


In all, I enjoyed doing each one but I don't think I found any charm in any of them. I mean it may look nice but I can't find character in them at all.

OK this is quite a long post but I'm glad I sat down and actually took time to do this...
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