Thursday, December 23, 2010

mushroom field

mushroom field
Last of the surreal scenery for now. Maybe I could rush something to greet the holidays.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

autumn trees

autumn trees

This painting is out of season but whatevs, dude. Whatevs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I wanted to stick to my current theme of sceneries and refrained from adding a character in it. Though I kept it empty as a watercolor painting, the blank space is open for any other character to be slapped on to.
I added a monkey.

Click here to download the background and add your own subject.
(Just don't remove my the watermark pls)

I'll just leave this here

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fairy Baby

Fairy Baby
The last of my four-armed baby series until I think up of a new batch.

PS: I use my camera to take pics of my paintings instead of scanning them. Scanning makes some of the colors look like crap. At least with taking a photo, the shadows give them some lomo look. Hehe...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Gentleman Like Me

A Gentleman Like Me

Aaaaand here's a video of myself while inking this

A Gentleman - Inking from Arianne Pascual on Vimeo.

Aside from wanting to share I how I draw stuff, recording myself makes me conscious about speed and technique. As if someone is looking over my shoulder and I have to make this look interesting.

Sorry if you get dizzy with how I turn the paper around like a DJ. Haha

Sunday, August 29, 2010

the factory

the factory
Colored thumbnail sketch

the factory the factory the factory
Lineart, base colors and a silhouette

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010


Deer Tree

Last of the same-faced nature girls for now.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

sassy space ballet girl

sassy space ballet girl

Drawing girls with the same kind of face lately. Not that it's a bad thing for me. I get to decorate them like silly and they'd look back like they're serious.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


If it's too dark for your monitor, please comment.




Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

even my computer's tired of Locust

My pc crashed and deleted the already saved file. Ffff...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Doctor Boils

Dr. Boils

Most of my plagued freaks try to look their best despite their poor living conditions.

Done in 1 layer but including the frame, 3 layers.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

state of the spork

eating noodles

Dress-Up Dolls

Dress-Up Dolls

Some dress-up combos for an AUTHOR2 (interactive design) homework.
Featuring a familiar little mushroom.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wow Locust, You're So Cool


Developing a more identifying comic style for my plague freaks in terms of line art and coloring.
My worries are it'll look like Skottie Young's (color palette) or Ben Templesmith's (inks) style but I'm just drawing it the way it feels right for me.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

carousel sketch

Getting the poses ready and finding a good balance between believable anatomy and taffy-like anatomy.

As you can see, my soda is gone.

Planning the background sketch. Nothing too fancy and overwhelming that it takes the eyes away from the character but still gives an illusion of motion. I had to look up a lot of different details on carousels and tried to adapt them to my style.

Close up on the finished sketch. My next worry is what media I'll be using. Most likely pencils and pastels.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Broadway Star

Been listening to Chicago over and over again during vacation.

Broadway Star

This sketch took several hours because I had kept changing my mind about the composition. I want it to be a wallpaper but also make it easy to convert into a portrait print.

The background elements are art deco while the costumes are inspired by burlesque. I hope it won't look like there's a disconnection because of the different genres. Then again, meh on the possible anachronism, this was fun to draw.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

a Mushroom's Story Begins

teaser poster
Starting next term, I'll be busy working on my thesis animation. I'm very nervous 'cos I want it to look good, scared 'cos I'll be working on my own, excited 'cos I'm a masochist but very thankful 'cos I get to do what I want to do as a final project.

I'll be recording the blood and sweat of production on this blog. While the tears I will be shedding will be Plurked.

To start off, aside from the teaser poster, here's the first character study I drew half a year ago. When I was doodling some glowing mushrooms, I gave one of them a pair of eyes then thought of what else it could be doing. I came up with a story idea potential for thesis.

first character study

Most of the story had been ready in my mind but just proposing it was bloody complicated. There are certain formalities to go through first especially 'cos I'm in Multimedia Arts and not Animation. My adviser didn't get where my idea was going. Maybe it's from my poor communication skills. I was proposing the story until I realized I should be proposing the message first.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pins and Needle

Pins and Needle

Most of the small details where added after I was pretty done with the line art and base color. I'm so unprepared.

I created Needle last month. She first had stitches on her joints but I thought it would suggest a scary background story - which I don't want for her. I replaced those with stitches on her skirt so it'd look like she made it from scraps of cloth.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake
I was hoping to finish this for my birthday a few hours ago. The inking finished before the day's end. Coloring is gonna take forever.

Friday, March 5, 2010


feels nice to draw for myself again

Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010


1 layer in Photoshop
composition is inspired by

Friday, February 12, 2010

commission: Dusk & Dawn

dusk & dawn
gift art commissioned by a friend
characters are tomokii's

Friday, February 5, 2010