Process! It’s almost done. Just need to tweak. :) For Crested Tees! I had fun doing these.

Good morning!

#wip for Crested Tees. More to come!

#wip for Crested Tees. More to come!

18 Feb 2014 / 248 notes / wip art 

Hi everyone! Here’s my contribution to Lenovo x Camille Co Chronicles. I actually completed the work a few weeks ago in New York but I kept changing the design. I could be really indecisive sometimes. Modifying works digitally is really convenient—the possibilities are endless! All the more that I used a touchscreen desktop computer to work on this.

We asked how the overall image should look like so I followed some of our readers’ advice. Most of what was asked was to produce something dark, mysterious, involving flowers and animals to give that enchanted vibe. Here’s my take on it.

The elements like the flowers and outlines were worked on traditionally by hand. Then I scanned them and layered them onto Camille’s photo (shot by Joseph Pascual) on Photoshop. For the most part, I used my fingers to drag the images into place. In case you’re wondering, I used a Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 desktop (it looks like this, a very sexy piece of hardware). I love how working on it feels fast, organic and it gives you more control over your work. I hope you guys like the result!

Wolf x girl.

Wolf x girl.

Hey guys! Here’s a fun collab with @itscamilleco x #Lenovo! I’m currently working on the illustrations for Camille and Joseph’s shoot and would like to hear your suggestions on what to put on these gorgeous images. Comment below or Tweet with hashtags #Lenovo #CamilleChronicles. One lucky winner will win a Lenovo touch PC just like the one I’m using. Get creative!!!! I’ll keep posting WIPs. :) view the photos here: http://itscamilleco.com/2014/01/lenovo-x-camille-co-chronicles-part-2/

I did a short wip video of this on my Instagram. I’ll try to post process videos regularly! http://instagram.com/valerieannchua

I did a short wip video of this on my Instagram. I’ll try to post process videos regularly! http://instagram.com/valerieannchua

Doing commissions at the studio. I only have until the 31st here. :( Just need to finish 2 more paintings then I’m out. I love clients who say “do whatever you like!!!” So nice of them. ;_;

Doing commissions at the studio. I only have until the 31st here. :( Just need to finish 2 more paintings then I’m out. I love clients who say “do whatever you like!!!” So nice of them. ;_;

#wip #watercolor

#wip #watercolor

16 Jan 2014 / 232 notes / watercolor wip art 

FInd me at the center and you will find a gaze that is most cordial

FInd me at the center and you will find a gaze that is most cordial

3 Seasons, fog and rain

It’s my 5th month here in New York but I go home to a house near a forested area in northern New Jersey. Time flies fast, having fun or not. It’s a real treat to see the ever-changing landscape of a multiple-seasoned place. All of these photos were taken on the same street, the route to the bus stop.

Postcards! 💌 #art #wip #postcards #watercolor

Postcards! 💌 #art #wip #postcards #watercolor

10 Jan 2014 / 181 notes / watercolor postcards wip art 

Pulling an all-nighter at the studio. I really hope everyone has left. I’ve been singing out loud for at least half an hour already. FEELS SO GOOD. 😭 (at Gowanus)

Pulling an all-nighter at the studio. I really hope everyone has left. I’ve been singing out loud for at least half an hour already. FEELS SO GOOD. 😭 (at Gowanus)

I’m part of #KODE’s Light of Hope exhibition this Saturday, Jan 4. A reception/auction will be on Jan 18, 12-4pm. It’s at #PAN, 13 St. Mark’s Place, NY. All proceeds will be donated to One Million Lights. @reginedavid and @twistedfork’s works will also be there! (at PAN)

I’m part of #KODE’s Light of Hope exhibition this Saturday, Jan 4. A reception/auction will be on Jan 18, 12-4pm. It’s at #PAN, 13 St. Mark’s Place, NY. All proceeds will be donated to One Million Lights. @reginedavid and @twistedfork’s works will also be there! (at PAN)

Drew this a couple of weeks ago. Never touched my #sketchbook since. 😥

Drew this a couple of weeks ago. Never touched my #sketchbook since. 😥