Posts Tagged ‘sketching’



“LaBoracay” by Lapiskamay (mech pencil on moleskin notebook) drawn May 1, 2014, a Labor Day.

It’s that time of year where people flock in the island just to enjoy the heat. But what really catches my eyes are not the bikini bodies but those random and clothed people just lying in the sand and not having a care in the world. That’s summer paradise. Wish I can have those moments.

My Moleskin Diaries is back! I found a new notebook with an actual moleskin to justify my hand’s craving to doodle. I had my first post back in January but I lost the notebook and only last week I found a replacement, and I love it.  Thank you FullyBooked Cebu! (I really hate your price tags though).

Yeah every summer for the rest of my life I’ll be looking back on the days I spent in Boracay. Used to be a slave an auditor out there. Great place for summer and its bad news if you hate big crowds haha. I think I’ll go back there next year for the Skyathon 2015, it’s a beach run easy 10k course. I’ll be half-naked and barefoot out there. Anyone who want to tag along just contact me.

For the meantime here’s my previous post on my Moleskin Diaries:

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By the way, a moleskin notebook looks like this (mine’s technically dont have a moleskin cover, it looks like one though haha).

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Hello there! Your humble self-thought and self proclaimed artist is back for the fourth week of Lapiskamay Project, you may click the link to know all about this campaign. For this edition I’m posting two new art pieces  inspired from the imagination two fascinating ladies. I am so honored for the opportunity Miss Laurel and Miss Addie.

As promised last week the first artwork is my rendition of Miss Laurel’s 2011 poem ‘Caught In A Summer Downpour‘ posted in her blog Laurel’s Reflections. It goes like this:

Arms outstretched in delight
Smile stretching wide
Laughter bubbling –
Drenched in joy.

“Downpour” 190 x 270mm, watercolor. 2012

I used watercolors for this painting to capture the subdued sense of being happy during gloomy days. I put in elements like the smiling woman, the train and the couple with arms wide open while enjoying the downpour as per the author’s request. I took the liberty in adding windmills and green pavements which symbolizes sustainability and hope, respectively. I could have opted to use blue shades to go along with the many shades of grey, but I think it’s about time to put on some green movement nowadays.

Artwork number two came from the lovely Addie‘s (of  Betwixt and Between)  brilliant idea of challenging me to come up with a sequel of the painting “The Hangover” Esao Andrews (click here to see the painting). Addie really felt connected to the painting of a girl looking down from a bridge, as if having doubts or weighted down by uncertainties. She gave me three possible plots of what the sequel will look like: 1. Should that girl keep looking down? And if she does, ano kayang maaari niyang makita other than the kawalan? 2. Or should that girl look up? And if she does, may makikita ba siya? 3. Should she move forward to the other side? And if she does, anong meron?

Our topic was certainly on a religious note. But my interpretation of a sequel goes on like this: The girl jumped and walked with Jesus in the water below. It’s a full pencil sketch with an ordinary blue ballpen for the girl’s dress.

“Out of the Blue” 270 x 190mm, pencil sketching. 2012

The sketching is a metaphor of how we should live our lives. You know we mustn’t worry too much about the future but instead invest our lives in building and nurturing our relationship to other people and to God. We can start that by living through what Jesus showed to us – a life of trust, respect and love.

I am still accepting drawing suggestions and concepts for future posts. To suggest you may drop in comments or via email at Your participation is really appreciated. Once again I’ll draw ’em for free. See you guys again next week!


I’d like to dedicate this song, “Someday” by John Legend, to my dearest number one and only sister Ate Gretchen and to a special friend. Both of them are went to places with greener pastures this past week in search for career and monetary fulfillment. I’ll be missing both of them especially my sister. I hope someday we can be together again. I hope all of us can get out of the blue.