Enero is January in Filipino and in Spanish; the first month of the year.
Old English, from Latin Januarius (mensis) ‘(month) of Janus’ (see Janus), the Roman god who presided over doors and beginnings.
Fitting as this month serves as the door for the year ahead.
However, the image above wasn’t my first doodle of the year.
Upholding personal tradition, I finished the one above on the first day of the year. Far more colorful from my past first-of-the-year doodles since I started the tradition back in 2014.
Details of ‘Enero’
Carnation and snowdrop are January’s birth flowers symbolizing fascination, distinction, and love.
But I am more familiar with crayola’s carnation pink as I’ve used it countless of times when I was little and I associate snowdrop with Neil Gaiman’s stardust as it was quite a somewhat helpful relic in the plot.
Figured I’d go back to this blog instead of resigning to the quick snaps on instagram. I needed a space to dump photos anyway.
2016’s been a massive bitch so here’s to a hopeful 2017.
Have a great year ahead. Cheers!
Sometimes i try to draw myself. Illustrated me is waaaay better looking than actual me haha!
Test drivin my the new brush pen.
Went out with friends yday and got a new brush pen before headin off to Ink On Paper exhibit at Prism Gallery in Makati.
Been reading Tokyo Ghoul the past few days and i’m hooked! Pretty much obsessed with Suzuya. He’s so darn cute and twisted. Plus, he’s an androgyne (#lifegoals)!!!
Watercolor & ink on sketchbook
I came across this lovely book about fairies (one of those books from the Fairyopolis series) and was instantly inspired and thus resulted to this illustration.
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Ink on sketchbook
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Did this piece after revisiting the series for the nth time
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1st day of 2015 so I present to you my first illustration of the year (fresh from our ancient scanner). Guess it’s some kind of personal tradition.
Used compass to make circles for the initial sketch but the inking was freehand.
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