Dec 30, 2010

Sketches 3

A sketch I did a little while ago.

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Dec 27, 2010


Q&A from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

I love the animation, the conversation, just everything.

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Dec 24, 2010

Have A Merry Christmas!!!

"Christmas is not a a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
- Calvin Coolidge

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Dec 16, 2010

Pictures on a Wall

This was fun to do.

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Dec 14, 2010


This is Shirley.
She has a cool make-up/fashion blog.

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Dec 9, 2010


I prefer the other one but this one is cute.
I called her Sandra because she reminds me of my Aunt Sandra.

p.s. Thanks for the compliments :)

Dec 7, 2010

I (Heart)

My first Real Digital Painting. I say real because for the first time I'm trying
to paint realistically compared to this one.

Here are my steps below:

I quite enjoyed this. Need a lot more practice.

Dec 6, 2010

A Light of one's own

"Women, then, have not had a dog's chance of writing poetry. That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of one's own."
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Nov 29, 2010

I'm a Rock Star

I'm gonna wear that Outfit.

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Nov 23, 2010

Art for Sale

I'm giving this a shot.
Shipping to US, UK and Canada. If you want to get one and you aren't in any of
these countries you can email me at modechronicles(at)gmail(dot)com and
I'll make special arrangements.

Hope everyone's having a good week.

Nov 18, 2010

Sketch book


Playing around with light and transparency.

Nov 10, 2010

Featured: Thisismybrain

Featured! yay! Thanks sooooo much Kiké! I enjoy
reading your words (weird compliment but none the less).
Hope everyone's having a good week. If not then I hope this quote helps:

"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven."
- John Milton

Take care.
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Nov 3, 2010

Pin-up series: Hi I'm Tina

I'm a fan of Pin-up artists like Gil Elvgren. I got
particularly inspired by Irina Davis's photography.
Hopefully I'll have a series of beautiful women.

Oct 26, 2010

Bumble Bee

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
- Ashley Smith

Oct 23, 2010

De Young Museum: Van Gogh, Gauguin Cézanne and Beyond

I go to art galleries once in a while. It was a habit I picked up from secondary school. At that time it was mandatory, which I hated. I got so used to visiting museums and started to enjoy it. Now I go regularly. I went to the Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond exhibition at the De Young Museum.

There were a lot of artists displayed but these are my
Top Seven*

*beware, I'm about to get all artsy geeky on you all :)

Portrait of Marie Monnom. (1887)

Brief Bio: Born in Belgium to a rich family. He studied Law for a bit but later dropped out and focused on being an artist. He is from the symbolist movement.

Why I like his art: The painting above reminds me of Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother by James McNeill Whistler. And I like his blurry brush strokes.

Charles Angrand

Man and Woman on the Street. (1887)

Brief Bio
: French painter. He studied at the Académie de Peinture et de Dessin in Rouen. Being a school teacher gave him financial security and allowed him to continue to paint. He normally depicted rural life. He was part of the neo-impressionism movement.

Why I like his art:: I like how he uses pointillism (meaning to paint in dots) to depict everyday ordinary life. His style of pontillism is free moving and not as rigid as the founder of the neo-imprssionism movement Georges Seurat


Georges Lemmen

Beach at Heist. (1892)

Brief Bio: Belgian neo-impressionist painter. He mainly painted landscapes and portraits.

Why I like his art: I loooove the colours he uses to express the landscape. He really sets a mood that can only be expressed by just looking at the painting.

Gustave Moreau

Orpheus. (1865)

Brief Bio
: French-symbolist painter. His paintings depicted mainly biblical and mythological figures. He made over 8000 paintings, watercolours and drawings. He died at age 72.

Why I like his art: I've always been intrigued by classical art especially ones that depict mythological figures. I like the Pre-Raphaelite movement and researching him brought back these memories. I like the emotion I get in this painting which is sorrow and loss. I like the earthy tones and the composition.


La Toilette. (1889)

Brief Bio: Born into an aristocratic family. He broke his legs at a young age which caused his legs not grow properly. This made him a short man and he was pretty insecure about that. He delved into art in childhood and that was what he lived for. Due to the mockery of his stature he drank a lot, this later was one of the causes of his death in 1901.

Why I like his art: I love the roughness of his line work, it reminds me of my style. I like his uses of cross-hatching and contrast of colours in order to expose forms.

Women at the Well. (1892) Portrait of Felix Feneon. (1890-91)

Brief Bio: At first he he studied architecture before he went into painting. He was incredibly inspired by Georges Seurat and begun painting in the pointillist way. Politically he was an anarchist.

Why I like his art: The people he paints aren't as stiff as the other painters in the pointillist movement. I love the pastel rich colours he uses to express his context.

Portrait of the Artist. (1887)

Starry Night. (1888)

Brief Bio: Sold only one painting in his entire life. With his paintings, Van Gogh started out with dark colours but after being exposed to Japanese art he used vibrant ones. He wrote letters to his brother who financially supported him at times. He suffered depression and other mental illnesses. Apparently, he slowly died from a gunshot wound that he inflicted on himself.

Why I like his art: His brush strokes and use of colours in order to depict forms is so immediate. What I mean is if he wants blue water he will paint it blue, if he wants lights on the water reflecting he paints the water yellow. It sounds so simple but yet it is difficult to execute. He isn't afraid to use variety of colours.

Notice that I didn't have Gauguin or Cezanne. I'm not big fans of their
work. Cezanne being the one if not one the pioneers of modern art I can appreciate what he has done but I wouldn't buy his art. My problem with Gauguin is a personal issue, (lol. Stupid I know)the fact that he abandons his wife and five kids to pursue art. Plus his paintings aren't that great. They are okay, I can appreciate them.

The latter brings me to a question. Is it right to discredit an artist if he or she led a horrible life? If his art was incredible but yet he was a serial killer would you still want him to be celebrated? Share your thoughts!

Oct 15, 2010


I took these photos a while back.

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Oct 11, 2010

Sketches 2

These are just a few little sketches I did a while back.
Lately I haven't been inspired to paint, plus I feel
I need to draw a lot more.

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Oct 5, 2010

Lisa Red

This Illustration was inspired by this picture I saw on a tumblr.
I love the red, that's why I called her Lisa Red. I want to
wear that one day, the outfit is pretty rad.

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Oct 4, 2010

Featured: I - MUSE

I'd like to thank I-MUSE for featuring me.
If you want to know more about me you
can read the post.

Thanks Ashante and Folayemi for following. :)

Oct 1, 2010

Sock Monster!

I took another class at workshopsf. Last time I took a screen printing
this time a sewing class. It was fun.

Plus I made a beer cooler. :)
(Plus thanks for following Dee O.)

Sep 30, 2010

Sep 29, 2010

Pink Girl

Title: Pink Girl
Medium: Acrylic and Spray Paint and on Canvas
Time Spent: 2 days
Size: 30 x 40 inches

I was incredibly inspired by this painting done by


Spray painted the entire canvas.

Acrylic painted the girl

Played with the background, with spray paint and Acrylic.