Tuesday, December 24, 2013

merry christmas!

[listening to "something about december" by christina perri]

just wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Super Cool New Year! this year's card was drawn by my hubby, theFranchize, and i put the words on there.

because of the holidays, i haven't really been able to do much art for myself. (so what else is new??) we've been battling deadlines, holiday errands, and all the crazy things that life throws at us. i may not post again until 2014 so until then, remember to hug your loved ones extra tight, be grateful for the many blessings you have, and be the kind of person you've always wanted to be, even if its only for a day.

small note - all the #sketchesforhaiyan pieces are posted on our ID STUDIOS Facebook page. if you wanna see them, just head on over there now - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.246163232209871.1073741841.113793732113489&type=1&l=c7c3b142a6
while you're there, give us a LIKE! =)

Monday, December 9, 2013


[listening to "let it snow" by boyz ii men]

today is the last day we're taking #sketchesforhaiyan donations. the response from folks to donate is so amazing and humbling. if i could keep it going for longer, i would. but it's really taken up a lot of my time that i haven't really had the opportunity to do much else. i've squeezed in Thanksgiving and decorating the tree. but other than that i've just been drawing.

i've really had some fun times drawing these and i'm really diggin drawing on this brown paper. gives me an extra dimension to work with that i don't get with white paper. so before i dig into more sketches today, i thought i'd post a couple of em. these 2 drawings are of 2 different girls that love Princess Sofia the First (a Disney Jr. show, in case ur not familiar). they were requested by 2 separate people and since they've been posted, i've gotten even more requests to do these! i know that the #sketchesforhaiyan are supposed to be headsketches only but i didn't really think i could convey that these girls were a specific character. so i had to draw a little more of them. i'll let u in on a secret - i've come to enjoy drawing kids with their crazy teeth! their permanent teeth are fighting for dominance over their baby teeth, and they're winning. and when u draw their smile w/ their crazy teeth just right, the resemblance of the drawing comes across much easier. =P

so if ur still considering getting a sketch, today's the last day to get it in! please consider donating. for all those that have already donated, thank you so so much from the bottom of my humble heart. i'm truly amazed at the generosity of people.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


[listening to "white christmas" by michael buble]

i just packed up and sent some packages today for the heroes that donated to our #sketchesforhaiyan project. hooray! getting those out gives me a sense of accomplishment mostly because it gets me out of the house. plus it was a lot of cutting up boxes and taping. =P

it's really heartwarming to see people just open their hearts and their wallets to help others that are many different time zones away. i know it's not easy to part with ur hard-earned dollars so i completely understand how much of a sacrifice that is. and if ur one of those that were thinking about it but really can't spare any money, it doesn't make u a bad person at all. u have to take care of u first, because if u don't, noone will.

thought i'd share some sketches out of my sketchbook. i've been doing what i can to teach myself how to draw better and my sketchbook is like my little diary. i put the good and the bad in there so i can learn from my mistakes. and the few times that i do something good, i like to share it!

like i mentioned last week, we've extended our #sketchesforhaiyan fundraising to end on Dec. 9th (instead of dec. 2nd). since last week was pretty much Thanksgiving week, i'm sure people were very busy making holiday plans with family and friends. since extending it, we've got even more people donating so that's pretty great! if u were still thinking about it, there's plenty of time. u can have me draw a sketch for u OR u can get either of my 2 studiomates - theFranchize or Flash - to draw for u. (for info on the project, go to http://www.pengpengart.com/2013/11/sketches-for-haiyan.html)