I always prefer handmade gifts more than store-bought ones. There’s always something special in a gift that is created using their own hands, so these drawings were a lovely surprise when I saw them on my Facebook wall on my birthday (4th July).

Awesome colourful portrait done by Ee Venn

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… and an adorable & cute portrait by Hongyi (Sparring Sparrow Illustrations) !

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Thank you sooo much guys! I was truly so touched ❤

I saw this a couple of times on the internet before and I’m finally giving this a shot! Will be posting up some of them soon 🙂

1. Yourself or your persona.
2. Someone you like (celebrity, significant other, or crush)
3. One, some, or all of your friends.
4. An animal you think is really cute.
5. Your favourite outfit.
6. Something you’ve never drawn before.
7. Your family or a family member.
8. Something with your favourite colour.
9. Your favourite cartoon/anime character.
10. Something you couldn’t live without.
11. Your favourite food.
12. An inanimate object.
13. A group picture.
14. Your favourite book character.
15. Someone from your favourite board or video game.
16. Something that represents your favourite song.
17. Your favourite holiday.
18. A couple (any two people).
19. Something you’re afraid of.
20. A comic.
21. Something you don’t like.
22. Your favourite season.
23. Something that makes you happy.
24. Something that represents your favourite culture/country/language.
25. Someone or something from mythology.
26. Your favourite sweet food/candy/etc.
27. Your favourite scene from a movie.
28. A room.
29. Your favourite weather.
30. Something you’d like to share with your followers or friends.

Summer break has been pretty enjoyable so far, I finally have the time to meet up with old friends, baking & cooking, slacking away at home while watching episodes of Kitchen Nightmares. Of course, I know that I should use the time that I have now wisely, such as to improve on my drawing skills. There is still something lacking in my works but I don’t really know what to improve on first. Should I change my style? Improve on anatomy? Stop drawing people altogether and challenge myself with something different instead? And eventually I chose to improve on anatomy. I downloaded some books online, and found some old notes from my foundation drawing lecturer.

I’m starting out with Andrew Loomis’ Figure Drawing book. Still trying to get into the habit of constantly measuring before rendering the anatomy, to create a proportionate figure. I rarely do that because I felt that it’s too time-consuming (plus I was more interested in drawing faces haha).

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I’ve also started out with another WIP. Initially this had flowers, but I replaced them with tentacles instead 😛

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I started out with the dark background, but now I prefer it with a white background.

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Still deciding whether to give her a neutral expression, or a more expressive and comical one.