Carla Loves to Draw

4 days to go til my exhibit! Nervous and a little sleep deprived (fell asleep in the shuttle!) hahaha pero push ko yan!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ด #watercolor #painting #Lumia530Challenge

4 days to go til my exhibit! Nervous and a little sleep deprived (fell asleep in the shuttle!) hahaha pero push ko yan!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ด #watercolor #painting #Lumia530Challenge


Ola! I’ll be exhibiting some of my small paintings at The Attic mini gallery in Las Piñas (beside SM Las Piñas, where I love Nails is) on Oct 25-30. It’s my first time so hope you can drop by. โ˜บ๏ธ

Ola! I’ll be exhibiting some of my small paintings at The Attic mini gallery in Las Piรฑas (beside SM Las Piรฑas, where I love Nails is) on Oct 25-30. It’s my first time so hope you can drop by. โ˜บ๏ธ


Last night my fears of what’s to come overwhelmed me. Now my mind is clear and it’s all about you Jesus. Happy Sunday everyone! #lettering #carlalovestodraw #worship #quote #unipen #doodle #artph #inspirational #strength #prayers

Last night my fears of what’s to come overwhelmed me. Now my mind is clear and it’s all about you Jesus. Happy Sunday everyone! #lettering #carlalovestodraw #worship #quote #unipen #doodle #artph #inspirational #strength #prayers


Yours truly emoting like the girls in my painting ๐Ÿ’ I want to do a self portrait but scared that I’ll destroy myself ๐Ÿ˜ #selfie #flowers #minsanlang #emote

Yours truly emoting like the girls in my painting ๐Ÿ’ I want to do a self portrait but scared that I’ll destroy myself ๐Ÿ˜ #selfie #flowers #minsanlang #emote


I’m still working my “other job” this late at night. Sometimes I wonder if I am (or becoming) crazy. I just pray that everything I make is a step closer to my dream.

These are for Katha’s next issue whose theme is Kindred - trying to make more if I have the time! The choices above are very much “me” since I love items that have multiple purposes so when going shopping I go for products that can be used for work and casual outings.


โ€œ With freedom, books, flowers and the moon. Who could not be happy? โ€
โ€” Oscar Wilde

Saying goodbye again to my fashion illustration! Can’t wait for evening to come. So much to do!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š #fashionillustration #illustration #colorful #painting #art #artsnaps #wip #girly #carlalovestodraw #artwork

Saying goodbye again to my fashion illustration! Can’t wait for evening to come. So much to do!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š #fashionillustration #illustration #colorful #painting #art #artsnaps #wip #girly #carlalovestodraw #artwork


My Wishlist - Art Supplies Edition

I’m creating a wishlist just because I never made one before and holidays are nearing. I’ve been a good girl this year so yeah, um Santa??

(1) A real drawing table. I have a pretty small table which works fine but it’s really small. I can’t put much on it and when drawing, my one arm dangles underneath because putting both arms on the table actually covers the light. Speaking of light…

(2) I want brighter lights, preferably a light stand because I want to use it for reading too. I know pictures come out nicer when taken near windows (natural light blah blah) but our house is boarded up (it’s a dangerous world you know) so everything is really dim.ย 

(3) Arches watercolor pad. The Canson Montval watercolor paper is really superb and I use it mainly for commission (it’s expensive). The cheaper Canson (the one with an air balloon cover), however, doesn’t hold up a lot of water so I refrain from doing wet on wet technique when I am using that. I’ve seen Arches in Fully Booked, but the hefty price tag (2k~) made me think twice if my illustrations are worth putting on such paper.

(4) A nice brush set. I haven’t changed my brush set ever since I started watercolor painting seriously. The bristles now look like my hair when I just woke up and the body is chipping away. I like round brushes because of their versatility. I badly need smaller ones ranging from 1-3.

(5) Cotman watercolors. I know I know, it’s greedy to want more watercolors than you can use. I still have Prang (black and brown colors are almost gone!) and my Derwent looks brand new. Still, the quality of Cotman watercolors are said to be exceptional so I put it on my wishlist.



Hopefully this marks my return to colorful and flowery drawings! I took a break from painting to focus more on drawing people more realistically so my last few posts were all pencil work in my Monologue sketchbook. I miss colors! 
I used Derwent Inktense color blocks here and it’s a lot harder to mix than Prang. Still, the colors are vibrant and helps make the painting come alive.  
Thank you for all those who keep supporting my art. Just knowing you like my works makes up for the eye strain and backache I’ve endured. :)

Hopefully this marks my return to colorful and flowery drawings! I took a break from painting to focus more on drawing people more realistically so my last few posts were all pencil work in my Monologue sketchbook. I miss colors!ย 

I used Derwent Inktense color blocks here and itโ€™s a lot harder to mix than Prang. Still, the colors are vibrant and helps make the painting come alive. ย 

Thank you for all those who keep supporting my art. Just knowing you like my works makes up for the eye strain and backache Iโ€™ve endured. :)


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