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  Posted: Aug 24, 2012 6:29 PM FEED
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Carved from a PHP 18.00 ($0.40) Faber-Castell eraserβ€” carves just like the rubber block I bought abroad! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Good to know! πŸ˜ƒ #eraserstamp #rubberstamp #wedgienetstamps

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Wise words from Ira Glass on storytelling. Very much applicable in the process of finding your art style: it is only by doing a lot of work do you get closer to having an evident, consistent style πŸ’ͺ🏼
Playing with various lettering styles in my sketchbook. Considering the possibility of turning these styles into downloadable fonts πŸ˜‰
Life happens. Coffee helps. Have a great week ahead! Happy to get back into more regular sketchbooking, little by little :)
At the start of the year I made a vision board of my 2017 plans. One of my plans was to give seminars or workshops this year. Well, these are my participants for the Art + Passive Income seminar (my first!) that I gave last Saturday. Waaaaa! Thank you guys! Hope you learned new things and that you're empowered to create art with all the opportunities the Internet has for us in mind, and to think beyond the starving artist stereotype :)))) No to stress! πŸ˜‚
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Thank you to Jelena (@bluelela) for sharing with me her insights and experience, and to my friend Regie (@regie.ph) for his help and advice prior to and post-event :D
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And thank You Lord, for blessing me with the skills and talents that I haveβ€” may I share more of what I have and know with others. To God be the glory πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌ
Some random doodles in my sketchbook to serve as little breaks in between hours of computer work πŸ€“
Test prints for potential postcards, some with art from my sketchbook, and some featuring my digital illustrations.
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I have sooooo many ideas and side projects like this but as a freelancer, I wear so many hats (illustrator, graphic designer, product designer, videographer, video editor, social media manager, website admin, and I haven't even gotten started on blogging, email marketing, e-commerce, SEO, product packager, etc.).
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It takes me a while to launch my projects simply because there's so many things to do and I can't do them all at once. But I'm hoping (*fingers crossed*) to at least launch some postcards for sale within the next 47 years πŸ˜†
Have been lying low on IG lately because my sketchbook ran out and I had to wait to buy the "right" sketchbook replacement (still Monologue, of course!) . I've also been busy with the admin side of art and ministry work so I basically haven't done any art the past few weeks.
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This morning I was about to open my laptop and start work because there's a lot I need to do, but I made the conscious decision to NOT start any work until I finish a sketchbook page first. Sketchbooking is like meditation to me. While I doodle, I get to focus on everything that's running in my mind, I talk to God (in my mind), I clear my head, I take a mental vacation. It's good for my emotional health and overall wellbeing. πŸ€—
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P.S. This is the start of Sketchbook #4 out of my 20-sketchbooks-in-7-years goal πŸ’•
ANOTHER SKETCHBOOK FINISHED! This is Sketchbook No. 3 out of the 20 sketchbooks I aim to fill up in 7 years.
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I computed and realized I would need to finish two sketchbooks a year, working on each sketchbook for 6 months, to be able to meet my goal within my deadline. However, this sketchbook took me 7 months to finish instead. Hoping I'll be able to fill up my next sketchbook within six months or less.
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I love what my sketchbooks have been doing for me. Most of my non-artist friends can't see the value of what I'm doing beyond doodling "wala lang" things (from their unsolicited advice/opinions which I don't mind... much 🀣) but sketchbooking instills discipline in me and teaches me time management (among other things) πŸ˜† More than that (those things are just unintended bonuses I discovered while on this sketchbook journey), it gives me a platform and a setup for other opportunities I will keep under wraps for now 😊
Tried using @photobookww as an art portfolio as I had a coupon for a 20-page hardcover photobook that prints my Instagram photos direct from my IG account. That's probably why printed quality is pretty meh (not sharp/high res). I'll reserve further judgment when I order another photobook using high res files straight from my computer next time :)
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 17 | I've been painting on canvas behind the scenes but this is what I consider my first successful/respectable attempt on canvas πŸ˜› Kintsugi, 12x16 in., acrylic on canvas. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing what is broken (pottery, ceramics) with gold, resulting in a piece that is more beautiful than the original πŸ™πŸΌ
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These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies goldβ€” though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:7 (NLT)
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Swipe for more pics!
From my sketchbook, which has only maybe 3-4 pages left. That means another sketchbook flipthrough video will be coming pretty soon :)
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I love that when I ask God questions, God answers. So much that sometimes I'm afraid to ask because I know I will not always like His answer. Hihi.
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 16 | Trying out some imitation gold leaf on this baby 2.75x2.75 in. acrylic painting 🌟
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 15 | Trying out one of my paintings (6x9 in.) in a frame. Not bad and makes it look more like "real art" rather than just practice art :)))
Love this watercolor portrait of me by my friend @aireescreates, who painted this in Finland, where she's currently staying for her artist residency πŸ€—πŸ’• I included the picture she based her painting on 😁
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Airees is compiling stories of hope, courage, and inspiration from girls and women who'd like to share their struggles, insights, life lessons, and tips for an art journaling book she's looking to publish. It will have a painting of the contributor, their story, and space for journaling. You may or may not be anonymous (it's up to you). If you think you have something valuable to share with the world, get in touch with @aireescreates for more details πŸ’•
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 14 | The nice thing about not having a style yet is you can produce something that's unlike everything you've done in the past and call it an experiment 😜
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This is one of those things. I wanted to try out an acrylic painting technique called glazing.
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9x12 in., acrylic on 200 gsm watercolor paper 🎨
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 12 and 13 | Whoops I've fallen behind on posting stuff on all my social media platforms. Sorry about that. I've been busy with the non-art side of my workβ€” setting up my website, fixing my online shops, taking photos of my work and editing them, preparing artwork digitally, etc.
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That's the "problem" when your art is also your work. It's not just drawing and painting all day and making whatever you want. You have to deal with the not-so-fun side, too πŸ˜† (fortunately I still do enjoy doing it all for the most part. Pero Lord, pengeng time πŸ€“)
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For those who do art just as a hobby, and not as a career? That's a very ideal situation to be in. Keep doing it for fun until the time comes that you're able to do it professionally... then decide if you want to 😜
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 11 | When I first started painting abstracts, I called them "weird art." And they did start out "weird," looking totally unlike my work, as if someone else painted themβ€” with weird shapes and form as I was trying to pin down my style.
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Now I wouldn't say that I've found my painting style already (it has been only three months since I started and I think it's too early to settle and call this style done) but I've come to a place where I've stopped calling it "weird art" and it has all mellowed out. Hehehe πŸ™ˆ
EDIT: ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED! If you'd like to be on the waitlist in case there are people who back out, do message me your email address and I'll message you in case a slot opens up!
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Earlier this year I started toying with the idea of giving art/illustration seminars. Well, that idea is now a reality. I didn't expect I'd be giving a seminar on this particular topic but I posted not too long ago about how I sell my art on third-party websites and other people wanted to know more. Perhaps it's timely that this is my first topic as now that I don't have an illustration agent anymore and I'm truly freelance, I am stepping up my art and passive income game. Why not teach others what I'm doing while I'm doing it? :)
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I will be sharing what I've been doing since 2010 on websites like Society6, Shutterstock, and other sites that allow me to earn on the side while I pursue other things. I'll be teaching tips and tricks, creative mindsets, positioning your art for trends, and social media techniques to get views and sales. If you'd like to get started on selling your art online, this seminar is for you. But do take noteβ€” this is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme, nor is it actually passive work especially in the beginning. BUT this is a LONG-TERM setup (hence a roadmap) and if you start now, you will still be earning with your art years and years from now and you'll be glad you started today.
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Sign up here: http://bit.ly/artincomereg or click on the direct link in my IG bio. This will be an intimate seminar so slots are super limited!
A collaged illustration I digitally put together from individual painted elements (check my earlier post in my IG feed) 🌷 Happy rainy Monday πŸ€—
#30paintingsin30days #RegSilva30Paintingsin30Days Day 10 | These mini-paintings serve as practice and as an experiment. You find out what works, what doesn't, and build up (or discard) a body of work in the pursuit of finding your voice or style.
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I don't know if my abstracts are a phase.
Maybe they are. I foresee myself progressing towards painting more than abstracts in the future. I never even thought I'd be getting into abstracts and painting in the first place (I started with Japanese kawaii-inspired digital illustrations almost 10 years ago!). But this is currently where I am and I'm happy to have you all with me on my art journey πŸ’•
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I hope, like a lot of my long-time followers here, that you stick around in the years to come as my art evolves, as it has been doing ever since πŸ€—