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    Wednesday, January 25, 2006

    Illustration Friday: Cats

    The Black Cat
    Edgar Allan Poe

    For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not --and very surely do I not dream. But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburden my soul... continue>> | [listen]





    "Diamanda Galas' interpretation of The Black Cat is astounding. Her characterization of this part continually brings new imagery to this tale we all know so well. Her vocal delivery ranges from sinister to rational, from vampiric to witch-like and from calm to neurotic. All together she weaves the spell of pure insanity Poe intended. Considering the track is nearly forty minutes of poetry it would be a Herculean task for any actor. Of Galas' many fierce, rare talents, acting would not be the first to spring to mind. Wilner makes an art of compelling, unique casting of which this is a fine example." - Review of Closed on Account of Rabies - Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe [see album]


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    note: what better way to pay tribute to the wildest, most profound literature ever written for both adoration and abhorring of cats..

    This is my tribute for

    *.*

    Saturday, January 21, 2006

    First Photo Friday

    PINK



    On my way home, i looked up the sky and saw how beautiful it was.
    Soon as i arrived at my porch, i took a pic of it.

    Nice to know Photo Friday's topic for this week is Pink.

    So here is my first entry.

    Although was it a sunset? or sunrise? you decide..

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    note: updates on this later, for now im stompped. gotta dive in to bed...
    more pics on my flickr

    *.*

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    Illo Friday: E is for...

    Eccentric Affection

    There is something fundamentally wrong
    and yet it remains right
    through the eyes of one stranger
    who chose to remain unknown

    with his unheld touch
    she feels his unyielding breath
    and the whispers of her morning
    that remained his nightsky set

    both looked up to see
    each their shadow vague by the sky
    with time yet to prove its worth
    and time again to let it un-die.

    floating into the electric hum
    she moved a step back
    as he took her hand again
    to lay upon the snow patterned sun

    As they toast the wine of ecstacy
    she paused her blank pious cries
    and she whispered...
    "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes."





    "Beach Red Lullabye"
    960 x 560
    MS Paint




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    illo note: this is an Experiment combining the techniques i learned and discovered while using MS Paint. I lost count on how many hours i made this. But I've been working on this illustration since Friday. I feel its not yet complete tho and there are some mistakes too. But whatever you see is up to you!

    *Eccentric - Deviating from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern ; strange; odd; from Greek ekkentros : ek-, out of + kentron, center

    *.*

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    weirdest habits




    I just learned today that I was tagged by Veracity to Share some of my unique weirdness. ok, the tag requires only 5, so let me choose among my long list. hehe...

    1. I stare upwards when travelling. especially on long travels. Is that weird tho? I was just looking at the clouds and my fascination of how much the clouds differ by the distance.. as if it was the fingerprints of the sky.

    2. I bite my nails. especially the nails of both my thumbs. neuro! hehe.. Sometimes also, the skin on the side of my index finger. It's hard to control tho, its like an addiction. Ha!

    3. I prefer reading with loud music on. My fave background is My Bloody Valentine. I can read a book with noise wrapping me. Sometimes i set the mood of what goes along with the story. If books are the escape to time, music is the vehicle.

    I can also read with other noise tho, like traffic noise (guess being in Manila makes one used to that) as long as its not people talking in a language i know.

    4. My best works are written when i am half-asleep. I notice that i write better when i am half consciuos. This happens when i just woke up or about to fall asleep. During this time, words flow continuously through my pen and i finish a piece in just one blow.

    Sometimes i even amaze myself when i wake up and find what i have written the night before. The two poems that linger in my head until now, which was both meaningful to me are Aftermath and Teardrop.

    Sometimes i write down what i dream, waking in the middle of the night and grabbing my notebook by my pillow, or in the morning when everything's bright. Here are my fave examples of dreams i wrote down the minute i woke up: Coastlines, Sea, swallow me and Lost in time

    5. E = eccentricity (how timely this is for my Illo Friday contribution. i am currenlty finishing an illo for that) - I have heard that one too many times during our Retreat/ Recollection Seminars in School years back. When asked to describe a certain classmate, the common reaction i get every year is they find me "eccentric". I guess nobody really outgrows that.

    ...Now who to tag? hmm.. let me pass on the weird virus to 5 people: Ambres, Aristocrat, X, KnOizKi and my fave weird kitty, Hellcat.

    *.*

    Friday, January 13, 2006

    Illo Friday: Sea...

    ..in deep blue sky

    by the sea
    you catch me
    your arms of waves
    carry me

    by the sea
    i get drowned
    your wide trenches
    dreams fall real

    mirrored thoughts
    like the sea
    in deep blue sky
    as we float...



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    note: i just came home from a week vacation, so i wasnt able to post this illo on time. nonetheless, i still submitted this for this is actually a gift for last Moogie *.* Seventh..

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    Thursday, January 05, 2006

    Learning to Illustrate

    MS Paint Illustrations:

         

            

            

         

         

         

         

            

            

            



    Collage with Illustrations:

            

            

            



    Digital Collage:

            


    Camera Painting:

         

            

            

         

    Edited Photos:

         


    Watercolor and/or Pen:


            


    Oil Pastel:


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    note: These are my contributions to Illustration Friday. Although future illos will be added here too. I'm making a shortcut to this post at the sidebar, and get rid of that long list of thumbs.

    Just click on the thumbnails to see the full version. (Some thumbs are zoomed) I know they're not great, but these are but results of only having MS Paint and Picasa2, and no Photoshop whatsoever.

    And yeah.. I'm still learning to illustrate...

    *.*






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