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Somebody in Formspring asked me to show my painting supplies. I enjoyed arranging them (Oh my OC) and taking photos. :)
Here you go, sorry it took so long! (L-R)1. Really large rug (its an old shirt actually)2. Canson XL series mix media sketchbook (I bought it in Opus Media, Vancouver)3. #35 flat nylon brush (I stole from my dad, I think he bought it in National Bookstore)4. Windsor and Newton Pocket Watercolour Set (I bought it in Opus Media, Vancouver)5. Some Windsor and Newton Tube Watercolour - my most used colors: dark brown, black 1, black 2, burnt sienna (the set was a Christmas gift from one of my titos, Al Perez)6. Plastic mixing plate (I just found it here in my room, my dad probably got it for me.)7. #5 Berkley nylon brush (You can buy this in National Bookstore)8. #1 Berkley nylon brush (You can buy this in National Bookstore)9. #00 Berkley nylon brush (You can buy this in National Bookstore)10. Windsor and Newton horse hair sable brush (Free from the Pocket set)11. Rotring Mechanical Pencil, with 2B 5.0 lead (You can buy this in National Bookstore)12. Dong-A Gel Pen (black) (You can buy this in National Bookstore)13. Pilot Ballpoint Pen (black) (You can buy this in National Bookstore)14. Faster Dust-Free Eraser (You can buy this in National Bookstore)15. Coffee underpainted watercolor paper (Watercolor paper from National Bookstore, I painted it with coffee. I usually use Great Taste or Nescafe instant coffee)16. iPad 2 (comes handy for the references!) (Birthday gift from Wincy)

askcjdesilva:

Somebody in Formspring asked me to show my painting supplies. I enjoyed arranging them (Oh my OC) and taking photos. :)

Here you go, sorry it took so long! (L-R)
1. Really large rug (its an old shirt actually)
2. Canson XL series mix media sketchbook (I bought it in Opus Media, Vancouver)
3. #35 flat nylon brush (I stole from my dad, I think he bought it in National Bookstore)
4. Windsor and Newton Pocket Watercolour Set (I bought it in Opus Media, Vancouver)
5. Some Windsor and Newton Tube Watercolour - my most used colors: dark brown, black 1, black 2, burnt sienna (the set was a Christmas gift from one of my titos, Al Perez)
6. Plastic mixing plate (I just found it here in my room, my dad probably got it for me.)
7. #5 Berkley nylon brush (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
8. #1 Berkley nylon brush (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
9. #00 Berkley nylon brush (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
10. Windsor and Newton horse hair sable brush (Free from the Pocket set)
11. Rotring Mechanical Pencil, with 2B 5.0 lead (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
12. Dong-A Gel Pen (black) (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
13. Pilot Ballpoint Pen (black) (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
14. Faster Dust-Free Eraser (You can buy this in National Bookstore)
15. Coffee underpainted watercolor paper (Watercolor paper from National Bookstore, I painted it with coffee. I usually use Great Taste or Nescafe instant coffee)
16. iPad 2 (comes handy for the references!) (Birthday gift from Wincy)

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Hi CJ!!! I'm a big fan of your work and of the Wincy-CJ tandem! I know you keep getting these compliments but I just had to say it. :) Okay onto my question. I'm not much of a painter, but I'm interested in doing watercolor portraits like yours. I do mildly okay portrait sketches of people. Is it really hard to start doing color? Is there a process in layering? I'm penniless (almost) and couldn't afford art classes. I hope you could give me tips, if you're not too busy! Thanks again! :)

askcjdesilva:

Hi! Thank you so much for the (Wincy-Cj) rave. (I wish they keep on coming. Nakakakilig eh!) Thanks again. :)

For the watercolor question: Most artists I know say that they have difficulty handling watercolor because it’s a no-more-turning-back kind of medium. If you made a mistake, it’s rare that you can cover it up. You’d usually have to start over again. :(

But my personal experience with watercolor - it is so fun to use! I never took formal painting classes so all I can tell you are purely based on experience, with some of my dad’s training too. :) There are two kinds of watercolor technique: wet on wet and wet on dry.

Wet to wet means that you put color on wet paper, or maybe you apply one color and you immediately apply another over it, which achieves the bleeding effect.

Wet on wet technique is as my dad says, “chambahan”. I usually do technique when I under-paint skies, water, or backgrounds. But when I do details, I do layering, which I think is the second technique I know.

You’re right, there is process in layering or glazing. What I got used to is that I first paint the mid tones, leave the highlights. And when its dry, I paint the shadows. When i feel like the black watercolor gives a dull black, I’d put shading using ballpoint pens. If you notice the WIP’s I upload, I layer a lot. I prefer glazing over wet on wet because it gives me more control with the shapes, lines and details. I love working on details. :)

You can learn art through reading books and watching YouTube demos. I learned painting through my dad and through all the art books he would buy for me. And also, a lot of mistakes and practice. :)

There are also affordable materials! If you have time, pass by M. Enriquez in Recto, everything is cheaper. But don’t scrimp on watercolor paper. You should have quality watercolor paper. Prang is a good watercolor brand, the 16 colors is around P300. For brushes, choose the white nylon sable brushes, nylon brush give better control coz they’re less soft. But they easily lose form (that’s why they’re cheaper). But I prefer nylon brushes. :)

Hope I helped!

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Anonymous asked:
Hello madame! Do you know a really good site on watercolor painting? I really want to learn but I find it difficult to find a good tutorial. And workshops are quite expensive. Help, please?

askcjdesilva:

I think Valerie Chua has really affordable watercolor lessons: http://blog.quietgirl.net/2012/03/my-watercolor-workshop-april-batches.html

These sites look great (don’t mind the web design!):

Hope this helps! :)

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How I do my CG Edits.

Time it took: Approx. 41 min.

First Kpop song I ever listened to xD

Oh my god, you are amazing. I was wondering what programs you use… I just want to get more into digital art (I even have a tablet but haven’t used it yet… I used a stupid free program, and I found that controlling it was really hard. It kinda felt like it lagged behind… Idk sorry) the edit looks great!!!

Thank you! If you don’t mind me asking, what program do you use?

Uh well I never really used it, it was just that I just got my tablet and I wanted to try it out…. So I drew a couple of lines, it was different and kinda hard, the program sucked…. So I decided to look up more good program things. And since then my progress has stopped. (My tablet is wacom intuos)

Idk sorry
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