Things of the Week

Things of the week by Ena Beleno artworks

Hello Peaches,

Yes I know, but it’s better late than never. For the past 3 weeks, I watched robots punching monsters, cheered with the slaying of zombies while creating colorful artworks.

Making:  Miss Universe Fan Art  Reading: Demian by Hermann Hesse, still on page 20 though
Drinking:  A lot of pineapple juice Cooking: Nah. Too sleepy to cook
Wanting:  To sleep Deciding:  When to sleep
Playing:  Barbie with my nieces Wishing: To a little star, well i wonder where you are, now I am looking for a cave, no microwave ;P
Enjoying:  A can of pineapple juice Waiting:  For some contracts to be signed
Liking:  My new straight hairstyle Wondering:  When will I curl my hair…again
Loving: Jaeger Gypsy Danger Considering: Curling my hair…again…because of Ms. Elizabeth Bennet
Watching: Pacific Rim, and Pride & Prejudice  Admiring: These mecha movies and anime
Hoping: For a Gundam live action movie or a Pacific Rim sequel Thinking: Why is there no Gundam movie yet
Wearing: My hair down Smelling:  A newly opened rim of paper
Getting: Ready for a talk about digital illustration and graphic design Noticing: That a talk in front of students is exciting and daunting at the same time
Giggling: Over the romantic tension between Ms. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hahahha Feeling: Bongga! Because of the Graphika Manila 2017 experience.

Pride and Prejudice
While sketching and inking some illustrations, the film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is playing on a loop. So it is only natural to have memorized the actors’ lines in the movie. Lily James and Sam Riley were bloody lovely. Because of this film, I was also able to find and watch the version of Pride and Prejudice by Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. And Oh My Gosh the tension during the proposal scene in the rain was intense and the absence of a kiss made it more romantic. The two movies have different charms, if you are fond of romance and zombies watch “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016”, but if you want a more serious hopeless romantic vibe, watch “Pride and Prejudice 2005”.

Graphika Manila 2017
I attended a creative conference at SMX Convention last January 21-22. The 2 day event pave the way for international and local artists to share their knowledge about their respective fields. The event gave me a fresh perspective about design and illustration. Know more about the my Graphika Manila experience here.

Pacific Rim
For the whole month of January the films “Pacific Rim” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”  are the only films I watched for more than 20 times already. Pacific Rim: The war between Kaiju ( Japanese word for “strange beast”) and Jaegers (German word for “hunter”). Robots punching monsters in the sea, I’m happy hahahha.  Because of this film, I wish to have a Gundam live action movie, maybe that film will be as awesome or more awesome than this film.

Colorful Illustrations
I’m getting back to my roots on creating colorful illustrations: merged the detailed look of a coloring book page and adding splashes of colorful watercolor effects.

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