Moulin Rouge AKA done is better than perfect

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Painting on the iPad is somewhat addictive. This is my first try to create anything more intricate than a sketch on Procreate. I’ve been working on this piece for a month. It’s a learning curve trying to paint in Procreate (I normally use plain ol’ Photoshop), and in the process of learning I’ve slowly become addicted, I kept experimenting, cleaning up and adding up, and as a result, the work is never done.

At one point I said, that’s enough. Time to move on to other paintings and explore different styles. Let’s save this as JPEG and upload it, like, now! Today! So here it is!

Original sketch (sorry for the obvious alayness)
Progress picture 1
Progress picture 2
Progress picture 3

PS: The Moulin Rouge building is photo referenced ’cause I’ve never been to Paris. I plan to, someday.

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Illustration: Pasar Baru Haul vs Reality Check

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Ah yes, thrift-shopping-haul-show-off time! Yes, I love wandering around Metro Atom Pasar Baru to find one of a kind outfits! You’ll never know what bargain you’re gonna get. Pasar Baru prices can be a bit steep compared to Pasar Senen, but it’s far less hot and sweaty (Metro Atom is air conditioned) and the sellers are more civil in my opinion. Your choice. I go to both alternately depending on the mood and the weather.

If you live in Jakarta, feel free to contact me and we can thrift-shop together and eat nice noodles afterwards.

FYI! These clothes are modeled by, er, my “models”, because:
1. I don’t have wonderful fabulous princess Emma Swan hair, I wish I do 😦
2. I don’t do smug bitch face very well.
3. Would you rather stare at my artwork than …this? Yeah. I bet.

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PS: I’m wearing blue leggings on the left because I can’t find my red leggings. Get over it!
PPS: I hate selfies!

Recipe illustration: Stink Bean Chicken AKA Ayam Tumis Pete

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A family favorite, bitches!
Credit: (Left) TOP: Chef Uniform by Disti. PURSE: Meat Cleaver Purse by Kreepsville 666. SHOES: Doc Martens Brothel Creepers. HAT: Strange Snapback by Amelstrange. (Right) OUTFIT: French Maid fetish costume (modified). SHOES: Hunter boots.

Illustration: Color Theory Series

1. Analogous

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2. Complementary

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3. Triadic

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4. Tetradic

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Here’s some color theory illustration for you. I can’t believe it took me forever to do this! I spent one week experimenting how to color with this new fake-watercolor style, but at the end I was quite pleased with the result.

I also like how it gradually turns from calm on “analogous” to chaotic colors on “tetradic”.

Here’s all of them in one picture. Click to see all the pretty textures in full resolution. Cheers!

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Coloring Experiment

Coloring Experiment

Drawing outfits are fun! In this piece I’m trying a new drawing & coloring style. I’m always awful at drawing “fashion proportions” but I’m trying my best to learn.

PS: This is based on the previous post “what to wear to my cousin’s wedding”, but of course I added in the snake for good measure 😀

PPS: The snake’s name is Valentine. She’s a floral Burmese Python.

Visual Diary – Week 2 highlights

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Day 4 – This recipe has been passed down in my family for generations.

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Day 5 – Don’t quiz me on any KPOP knowledge, it makes me uncomfortableday7
Day 7 – Choices choices…

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Day 9 – Resorting to drawing snakes is a cheap, cheap trick… (Remember that I did 30 Days of Snakes back in March?)