Tuesday, December 31, 2013

{Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book}

Volume 3, that is.
I few months ago, I saw that Doodlers Anonymous had an open call for it's Coloring Book. I didn't know what I was going to make but I sure knew I wanted to submit something. After getting the longest art block of my life, I came up with something. Not the greatest thing but I submit it anyway. And so I waited and waited till they announced they were going to be mailing the ones who made it in 2 days.

Book cover and GIF by Doodlers Anonymous
Volume 3 of the Doodlers Anonymous coloring book features the doodles and drawings of 60 artists from around the globe - some fresh novices, others seasoned veterans, all of whom share a love for the hand-drawn.
The artwork is playful, beautiful and inspiring - not something off the shelf. So treat yourself, your family, and your faves to a little bit of happy!
I lost all hope of making it when, all of the sudden, I got a mail saying my drawing made it! 670 submissions and MINE made! Of course I started squeaking, giggling and whatnot like a moron but it's not everyday my so-called art make it somewhere.

Still can't get over this. First time something I made got into something so you can {and will} feel my excitement for a while. You can get the coloring book here as well as the past 2 volumes and some other goodies. 

2014 is just in a couple of hours so HAPPY NEW YEAR, MATES! {For those of you on the other side of the planet} I normally make resolutions but forget them in 2 days top so I'm not going to fool myself this year and just do what it seems right. See you next year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

{GR's 2013 Reading Challenge}

Ever since I joined Goodreads and {a year later} discovered the anual reading challenge I told myself I'll try to complete it every single year. So far I''ve succeed and this year was no exception. 

My book goal {25} was high than last year {20} but lower than the first year {40}. I ended up reading more book than I thought {no surprise there}. Some were amazing others, eh, not so much.

{From L to R}
1st row: 
  • Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre
  • Ninth Grade Slays (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #2) by Heather Brewer
  • Eight Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #1) by Heather Brewer
  • Twelfth Grade Kills (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #5) by Heather Brewer
  • Tenth Grade Bleeds (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #3) by Heather Brewer
  • Eleventh Grade Burns (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #4) by Heather Brewer
2nd row:
  • Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine
  • Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampire #14) by Rachel Caine
  • Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine
  • Gates of Paradise (Blue Blood #7) By Melissa de la Cruz
  • Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
3rd row:
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles #6) by Alyxandra Harvey
  • Blood Moon (Drake Chronicles #5) by Alyxandra Harvey
  • Falling Under (Falling Under #1) by Gwen Hayes
  • Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
  • Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
4th row:
  • Soul Bound (Blood Cover Vampire #7) by Mari Mancusi
  • Blood Forever (Blood Coven Vampire #8) by Mari Mancusi
  • Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire
  • Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire
  • The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead
  • The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
5th row:
  • Vampire Academy* (Vampire Academy #1-6) by Richelle Mead
  • Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver
  • La CaĆ­da de la Publicidad  y el Aure de las RRPP by Al Ries
  • Allegiant (Divergent #3) b Veronica Roth
  • Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses #9) by Ellen Schreiber
6th row:
  • Stealing Phoenix (Benedicts #2) by Joss Stirling
  • Finding Sky (Benedicts #1) by Joss Stirling
  • Seeing Crystal (Benedicts #3) by Joss Stirling

*Re-read the entire series

As for next year I hope I can keep up with this. I really glad they do this since it gives me motivation to read since I hate loosing challenges. 'Till next year mates.

♫ Midnight Memories by One Direction

Monday, December 9, 2013


In the time I spent in IL, I doodle a lot.
I tend to doodle "ads" of things that were happening, what I was eating, what I was doing at the moment and/or how I felt. One of them was from June, 20th. I was taking my break in the employee cafeteria, sitting alone, listening to music, minding my own business. You know, the usual.

This ended up on me doodling a series of iPods which ended up on an ad, like most of the thing seems to be ending up those days. I decided to make something out of it.

Foolin' by Devendra Banhart from What Will We Be
R U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys from AM
Island by The Whitest Boy Alive from Rules
Trying Your Luck by The Strokes from Is This It
♫ Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles

Sunday, December 1, 2013

{New Jersey VS Illinois}

2012 New Jersey me and 2013 Illinois me are not quite the same, but not quite different {appearance wise}. It's always fun to practice this new way of drawing I seem to be stuck with.

 Who's Gonna Save my Soul by Gnarls Barkley