A little piece of me. (Scribbles post #3)

When I was younger I was not an “artist”. Until now I don’t believe I am good with my hands when it comes to scribbling and drawing but I do like messing around with pens, pencils, and the occasional colored pencils.

I have been very curious in creating web graphics since I was in high school. Maybe because I wanted a custom signature for all those Harry Potter Role-playing sites I joined and also for my past blog (I warn you that blog is full of teenage angst, problems and immaturity).

I started with playing around on MS Paint and then I tried my hands on GIMP because it was a free source software and it was the nearest thing to Photoshop. When I had my hands on my first Photoshop program which was Adobe Photoshop CS. I explored the internet and I was lucky to be in a school that taught us how to use the program. I also had other classmates that had better skills on Photoshop that shared tutorial sites and all resources that can be found on the inter-webs to enhance our acquired skill.

Okay now, I’ll show you some of my first graphics work.

Finishing high school did not stop me to gain more knowledge about using the program in all possible ways. On my free time, I find myself looking at forums and also joining challenge forums to help me with practicing.

Here are some of the works I did in those challenges

Forum Signatures: (click on the circles for full view)

Coloring.

Coloring is enhancing the colors in one picture by adjusting some elements in the picture. Click circles for full view.

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Colorization is different from Coloring.

It is adding color to a black and white or monochromatic picture. Look at that teddy bear. I got that in black and white and yes I colored it just like in coloring books. so there. 😀 Click on the circles for the full view of the other graphics. 😀

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Web Avatar/Icons.

Pretty Self explanatory. 🙂 It’s all sets because that’s is what used to be the setup when it comes to icon challenges.

Wallpapers/Blending practice.

I wasn’t really good at making these type of graphics. Maybe because I don’t like working with big resolutions or a big canvas but here are some of my take on it. (Click to enlarge)

Using Photoshop is one of the hobbies that I really enjoy doing but was not in anyway related to my chosen career choice. I shared some of my old works to my current works hoping that it would be a way to inspire others to keep on learning and gaining knowledge in something that you love to do even if you know you suck at it, like me. XD

Ill update you once in a while when I have a new creations. :)))

Always remember: Don’t give up on something you love and enjoy doing because that is what makes you who you are.

♥L

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Long Weekend Madness (L Blogs#1 and Reviews#2)

The long weekend has come and pass. (yet again.) To all my Muslim brothers and sisters, I hope you had a meaningful  Eid’l Adha celebration.

I am very saddened though by the news that the celebration became a disaster in Mecca due to a stampede that killed almost 700 people (please correct me if I am wrong). So enough about current events because we have CNN for that. :)))

What did I do on the long weekend? Okay, lets start.

Cafe Moraco Thursday

My parents went to fetch me ,my brother and sister here in Manila. My brother was very eager to go home because he wants to eat dinner out and my parents, as always, gave in to his request. He wanted to go to a restaurant in or near SM Mall of Asia but we went to Cafe Moraco, Kawit instead.  It was not our first visit on this cafe. It is actually my mother’s favorite place to eat Chicksilog (Chicken, fried rice and fried egg). The place serves great “silogs”,finger foods/ snacks, pastas, frappes and hot beverages. They also have board games that can be borrowed by surrendering your ID to the staff. I think this is a great idea specially in a place that is not a fan of cafes and hanging out at cafes. I would love to take my high school barkada here rather than go to QC for the board games place named Ludo but I might change my mind once we are already there. Haha. Now, I miss them. haha

I just realized as I am writing this post that Cavite is becoming an extension of Metro Manila. It has hip places to hangout at and there are more emerging establishments of the same nature as in Manila. Did i mention Zark’s has a branch in SM Bacoor?

Okay, back to Cafe Moraco. I ordered their pasta specialty that I forgot the name but it has “espanola” on it. It is a spaghetti dish with spanish sardines and an oil based sauce. It’s good.  I like the spicy kick it has. For drinks, I ordered an almond frappe. That also tastes so good and very refreshing.

What caught my sister’s and eventually my parent’s attention is Tatsi’s Frappe. My mama and papa were figuring out how to say it and I guess my father being an ass as he is thought of it as something disgusting (shit!). Yes, I am kind of embarrassed and impressed by how he thought about it. I am very sorry to the waiter that was taking our order and to the admin for his behavior and reaction. My mother then asked why it is called that way and the waiter told us that Tatsi is the owner’s grandfather. Thanks Mama for making it more awkward. That was the bad highlight of our visit there. Until now when I remember it, it makes me sorry  for my father’s thinking.

Overall…

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Food and Beverages:  4 stars
Ambiance:  3 stars
Staff attitude:  4 stars
Location: 4 stars

Overall:4 stars2If you want to know more about this cafe, Click here, check out their FB page. 😀

Green Inferno Friday

That morning went by so fast. I woke up and had a quick breakfast and took a bath. It was because we had to take our pooches to the vet for check-ups. We had 3 dogs with us and left 4 at home. If you want to call animal hoarders go ahead but we love and take care of them all so it is not really hoarding.  Our priority was our little Pomspitz, Cookie, she got bit by our Chow chow, Bart, hard and she badly needs medical attention. We already gave her antibiotics and vitamin B but ma and my sister think its best to go to the vet. We were early when we got there and the vet was not there yet. She did arrive and told us that Cookie needs to be brought to a special vet because the bite is very severe. 😦 I was deeply saddened by hearing this because my parents won’t go to Alabang or Tagaytay to take her there. So there. We are currently giving her more antibiotics and Yaya is taking good care of her. She looks better when we left her Monday morning. She just needs to get her appetite back. The other two dogs only had deworming and were healthy and happy that they went out.

When I got home I rested a bit and had plans of going out at 3pm to watch a movie with the one and only Brickmerch (visit his site clicky clicky) We planned to see a movie that Saturday but we changed plans and met each other on a Friday instead. Heneral Luna was the one on our list but when I saw Green Inferno is showing at SM Bacoor we went there and watched that movie instead. Ahahaha.the_green_inferno-2

The movie itself was not in the horror category in my opinion. It was more of gore. The movie did not have much of a deep story but what caught my attention was the editing of the movie itself. The saturation of the colors specifically red was so saturated that it made the tribe bloody red. I fell in love with the coloring of fillm. And how sharp the picture was. My tip is to wait for the credits to end because there is a surprise at the end. 😉

My movie verdict is:3 starsI had a great time that Friday as usual. 😀

Laidback Saturday and Sunday

These two days went by so fast. Specially Saturday. The only highlight I could think of is the Aldub episode. Ahahahaha. #kiligmuch. I do think the episode last Saturday was better than the one this Saturday. Okay, I follow the infamous love team. They make me laugh but all the efforts and kudos to Wally Bayola who really does the funny parts of the “Kalyeserye”.

Sunday was all about the family. We went to church at SM Rosario and went straight to the supermarket as soon as the mass ended. I was able to convince my mother that I want to buy ingredients for Apple crumble and she agreed but I think she regretted that she allowed me. It is just a trial one. I think ill be able to pull it off the next time I make it. I just need more sugar and butter in my life. Ahaha. We also made meatballs which was brother approved. 😀

I like cooking. It makes me happy but I do not think I can cook well enough yet. I need more practice and more cookbooks to read to be able to be a good cook.

I also practiced some photoshop tweeks and also pencil drawings. :))) I need more practice.

Still in the process of but im so excited to show all of you the final result soon. :D

Still in the process of  finishing it but I am so excited to show all of you the final results soon. 😀

I guess that is all I did during this long weekend. I hope you enjoyed reading my adventures as much as I love writing it all for all you 😀

♥ L