Friday, September 14, 2012

I Miss Doing Artworks :(

 Hi loves!

This is a non-beauty-nor-fashion related post.
I just wanted to share with you a frustration of mine for the past few days.

If you've been a follower of mine for a while now, you've probably seen some posts that stated that I just graduated last March. The few weeks after that was great since I caught up with the much awaited sleep I lacked during thesis days and I also got to hang out with friends that I haven't seen in ages. I was also relieved from doing plates that I usually work on every day during college days. Which meant that I really stayed away from sketching, painting and even doodling!

A month has passed and I still haven't done any artwork. Most of my classmates have been applying for work and yet my resume hasn't even been updated since the time I was applying for OJT during summer of 2011. And to be honest, it has only been recently that I started to apply.

So what did I really do during the past months after graduation? I really don't know. Mostly just being a bum I guess. I do freelance works here and there, help at household chores, watched series and of course, I work on the blog as well!

I had a lot of time in my hands yet I haven't really been productive. I still haven't started dieting which I promised to do so way back last summer. Haha! 
And the weirdest thing is that I barely do any of my artsy fartsy stuff (well, probably just the makeup experiments). I usually finish one within a week and post it on Facebook but I only get to do it like once a month now. Some aren't even finished!

Here are the few works I've done for the past 5 months:

 Done last May with pencil on drawing paper. It's not even finish and I do not intend to edit it anymore. I actually think it looks good as it is. He's hot, isn't he? :P

 Also did this last May. It's a charcoal portrait of my cousin. :)

A quick sketch done last July.

 A sketch of my bro while he was studying. I was really bored and have nothing in mind to do so I took my drawing pad and started sketching him. Took me less than 2 hours to finish this. Did this early in August.

 And my latest artwork, done last August too. It's a quick sketch of Eric Northman from TrueBlood. I have a huge crush on Alexander Skarsgard because of the series. The sketch is done with a white charcoal on black paper.

So yeah... for the past 6 months, I've only done 5. They are all in 9"x12" size only and only took me 30 minutes to a couple of hours to do. Not something I'd consider a major project.
And I didn't do any paintings at all! 
I did try to get a canvas and my painting tools so I can start one but I didn't have anything in mind to paint. I just don't get the inspiration anymore...
I guess there's just not enough stuff happening in my life right now to gain inspiration from.

So for now I try to "inspire" myself with watching documentaries about my favorite artists and about art history. I've also bought some art books that can help stir my passion for the arts more. And I guess I should have to get out more and draw something out of the things around me that isn't inside the house. LOL

I've also been going to job interviews and I am very hopeful that I get to work soon. But if I do, I am sure I won't get to work on an artwork for a while again. :|
But if there's a will, there's a way, right?

 So anyway, at least through this blog I get to share something I'm also passionate about - makeup! Haha! But still, my art is still my number one passion and I'm currently seeking the drive to work on something... it's probably just lost somewhere and waiting for me to find it. Any idea where to look?



  1. great drawings!! following you from therebel sweetheart blog.. my goal is to connect with Filipino bloggers around the world. Hope you follow us back. see you soon

  2. I love your art Dawn! I really wish I could be as good. :(

  3. Dawn! Grabe, hands down, you draw very well! I tried my hands on painting usually oil, oil pastel and a few pencil stuff during high school but haven't been able to cultivate my talent in drawing. I really adore your drawings! ♥ Love love love them!!!! ^_^

  4. Holy fudge the first drawing is amazing. Would totally hit that if he were real haha. I love the look of pencil drawings!

  5. Your art is soooo great! Love it <3
    I couldn't attend art university but maybe in the future I will get better. I looove your pictures, do more!! :D


  6. OMG! the first guy is so hot! who is he?!

    great work! I hope to see more ^_^

  7. Wow! I just happen to check your blog and found this article about your artworks. And I became an instant fan! :)