Friday, December 28, 2012

Sketchy: Megan Fox

Decided to spend 10-15 min sketching after work to loosen my hand up and sketch sa'more. So I drew the first thing I spotted on my desktop that i saved for a possible wedding hair look. Megan Fox! Yeeey

Life, Marriage, & Updates

Alas, The Wedding Day Came and Went
Whew! After a crazy whirlwind of stress and craziness the week before the wedding, I can now finally write and show and share my experiences with my wedding!
it’s been a crazy past 3-4 months trying to do a lot of my DIY projects, trying to prepare and plan, trying to move my stuff into my new apartment. It’s been so nonstop i didnt stop to take a break, that i felt exhausted afterwards lol. But thank God its over and thank God it went great. I’m happy to say i had a nice lil’ wedding that both me and my fian— i mean HUSBAND, enjoyed! 
My only regret was not organizing my time better in order to finish certain DIY projects i was hoping to finish.. like my caketopper or “bride” hanger, etc. My Polaroid Guestbook was a hit! And my centerpieces and decor design came out looking like a beautiful winter wonderland. Everyone loved everything. I’m so thankful for my fam members who helped me put it together while i had to get ready to look the part of a bride. They captured my vision beautifully, if not better. 
My Photographer already posted some preview pix, and i’ve got to say, he’s been amazing, and hes so talented. Overall it was a great memorable time spent with people I care about dearly. 
My wedding was a cultural wedding and was glad my non- Afghan friends made it and experienced it. They even got involved in the dancing to Afghan music which had me smiling ear to ear all night.
Aside from the stress, everything was magical. :)
Here's a few pix from my wedding:

The first several ones are taken by my amazing photographer Melvin Gilbert from Vey Gallery, and the others are compilations of pix from my makeup artist Tamanna Roashan and family members

I worked on a lot of DIY details, like designing what the centerpieces looked like and actually making them, making 200-400 choco covered oreo favors + boxes, my swarovski encrusted heels, my own polaroid guestbook, my cardbox, my invitation cards, my shooting stars swarovski hair piece, designing the bride and groom table and just the overall look of the wedding hall. There were things i worked on that I didn't get to finish unfortunately, like my cake topper, and other things. But even so, it was a beautiful event!

My cake topper was supposed to look like this:

Maybe ill work on it as a side project or fun thing sometime.. O_O

And i also had a sketch of what i thought my hair and hairpiece could look like alongside how it ended up looking like: (it was semi close lol) It went in better upside down instead of on my hair so we did it like the pic. (My makeup/ hair person is so talented)

Ill post up pix of my guestbook and cardbox (when i take better pix of them). I'm also waiting on pix of the centerpieces I made too :P

Gotta inject creativity into something no matter what it is, in my case since i couldnt draw too much and focus more on wedding projects, i injected as much creativity as i could so at least i could say i did something :P

2013 im planning on trying to participate more in conventions and make more art! So look for more art soon!! mwahahah

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sketch of the day

When in doubt... Draw a Sailor Scout!!  :3

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Sketch of the Day!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Sketch of the Day

I think for my own sanity I will do a quick sketch of the day to exercise my drawing skills more and more, (outside of work that is). As a young artist in school, you are able to draw out whatever that is the creative genius in your head. I never really thought I would for a while, stop drawing personal things when i got an industry job. I haven't completely stopped, i mean maybe I haven't drawn in a while bc of wedding plans and other big things in my life currently that have taken more priority. But I don't want this to be a habit. I have a coworker who draws for an hour everyday, as an exercise. I must do the same!

Soooo here's my sketch of the day or SOTD:


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"The Deep Abyss of Sadness"

I haven’t drawn from my heart in a long while. A few years actually. Since becoming a concept artist what i do artwise has become just that, concepts. When i was younger I used to draw and express how i felt and put it on paper. With time it got less and less as I went to art school to learn more commercial art. 
I should probably draw from my heart more often.. Sometimes my best stuff comes out that way.

With that said, I am also going to post (in another post) what I've been working on recently professionally. I just forget lol :P 

Ive been working on the game Gnometown on facebook. If you haven't played it yet, go do it! I've done a shitton of work for the game and get excited to share after they have been released in the game... but I forget lol. And of course, since I've been wedding planning I probably didn't have the time anyway. But SOON! Brace yourselves!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Bear Hug"

Here's another quick painting for the Playground blog for the theme "Bear Hug" I tried using a diff technique from my usual. I got it from my coworker Emil who i'm assuming uses that technique when painting. Be sure to check out the blog and check out the other talented artists participating!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cinderelly Cinderelly...!

I'm past the due date for the new theme for the Playground blog, but I still want to finish this and post it up eventually :P

Here's what I have so far in my sketch.

I didn't want to make her the Disney Cinderella, I wanted to make her my own. Some elements will be similar just so she's recognizable as Cinderella and not some random chick transforming with fairy dust surrounding her :P

But yeah hoping to finish it soon!!! gah! So i can get started on this weeks theme which is "Bear Hug" @__@

Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekly Challenge!

We do this challenge at work based off a theme. This is the first one I actually did bc ive been too busy to paint anything. But I'm going to try to paint moar!

You can check out the blog here and check out the other artists work at Playdom!

Here is my submission for the theme "Draw this cat now!"

I'm pretty pleased with it for something i did real quick :P

Whooo more painting soooon!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Moleskin Sketches!

It's been a while since I've posted anything art related or updated anything. I FINALLY got to do some sketches for fun. After work I usually work on more stuff thats work related or relax and watch something on Netflix, or play some Battlefield. Well Netflix just put out the LA Ink series, and i've never watched it before but I do like Kat Von D, so I just decided to watch it for the heck of it. I recommend it for any artist out there, it just motivated me to sketch while watching the show and it's honestly been a long while that anything motivated me to sketch. It's filled with artistic inspiration, even if it is a show about tattoos, its awesome, and I recommend it yo!

And now to show off a sketch.

I used the iPhone app Diptic to take the photos :P (too lazy to scan)

More to come as i clean them up a lil!