I got a haircut! Wohoo! And it looks (somewhat) like ^ :) I illustrated it following the style of my other portrait.
I asked my stylist to cut two inches off of the original length, but he ended up cutting off 3-4. D: I panicked and asked him not to touch my bangs, so now they’re longer than usual and curve (?) in the middle. Haha. Now I look like a chubby Jessica Rabbit with shorter hair.
Lol, no. Not really. In my dreams.
Here’s a more accurate version:
It’s shorter than what I intended it to be, but I think it turned out okay.
These past couple of weeks, I’ve tried convincing myself that I do not work with a particular illustration style. As an illustrator, that kind of… sucks; mainly because most (if not all) illustrators are recognized through that. I thought, “well, I’m no pro, I don’t need it yet.” But still, I wanted to see how my little buggers looked like next to each other. That’s when I realized that I do work with a style (of sorts).
If you look at the three characters, you can easily see that
- I have a thing for cheeks.
- symmetry and defined curves are things that I am comfortable with.
- shadows and highlights are almost non-existent. FLAT IS THE WAY TO GO (no, not really haha).
- they’re kinda cute. (I don’t think I can ever draw a srz character to save my life.)
- they’re in an open space? (It just also dawned on me that I don’t like doing backgrounds. I usually just focus on these tiny people and leave them on their own.)
Huh. I find it a bit weird, because I’ve pegged myself as someone who just draws whatever she wants —regardless of style. Turns out that I’ve been working with one already. Haha.
Finished my first set! Yay!
Here is my take on Tiffany Ford's #Daily Color Block tag. Say hello to 4 weeks worth of outfit illustrations that I started working on mid May —which was probably Manila’s hottest month (hence the minis). Come mid June, the rain began pouring like crazy, so I ditched all the short and flat stuff and switched to wearing pants and boots.
Hi there, my name is Jo Malinis. I am a 20 something graphic designer and illustrator from Manila. I go by the name aniciaclean on Twitter and (my other) Tumblr.
I usually just dump and reblog random things on my other Tumblr, so I made this one to serve as my personal blog. I don’t really blog blog because I know that I don’t write well (haha), but I will try to update this one with posts of my personal work and inspirations.
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