Birthday Waffles

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G’s birthday is today, she is officially an adult. However, G hates cake, the texture of cake is what bugs her. Of course when I learned this about her I was absolutely mortified. I mean, who in the seven hells doesn’t like cake?! I can’t be friends with people who don’t like cake, what would we do on crazy midnight runs? Despite this, I am still very good friends with G. She’s pretty fantastic, so I created some birthday waffles for her.

Kuretake Kleancolor Brush Pens, White Gel pen, on Fabriano Cold-pressed Watercolour Paper.

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Phone Cases

So I received some phone cases I bought (off of ebay) for my Galaxy Note 3. My old glitter cases were boring and added a lot of unnecessary bulk to my already rather large phone. So I picked up a couple of plain ones. I decided to paint them since I didn’t want them to be too plain. Above are 2 of the finished cases. I’m personally in love with the palm leaves one, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The pineapples are great too but I feel like the leaves have much more dimension than the pineapple portion.

I guess I’m just really good at painting leaves.

I sanded the cases and applied a matte medium as a base before painting them to really help the acrylic paint adhere, and then topped it off with a clear acrylic spray to seal everything.

Bonus WIP below:

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WIP

Pineapples and Palm Leaves

Recently finished my old sketchbook, so I had to start a new one. As much as I enjoy the fact that this cover is much easier to draw all over compared to my last one, I must say that I absolutely hate this sketchbook. The paper is not to my liking plus the binding of the book started coming apart after the first few uses. Now to be fair maybe I’m too aggressive with my sketchbooks but I think it’s because there was no ribbon or any extra support for the binding with this. Maybe I’ll add some to prevent it from falling apart but not a good move Picadilly.

Aside from hating the sketchbook, the pretty palm leaves and pineapples were both done in some metallic markers. I like the markers.

Zig Fudebiyori Metallic in Gold and Green.