Procreate MerMay 2018 Finished!!

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Hi, i’m back!

The MerMay challenge was started by Tom Bancroft in May 2016 when he posted this on his Instagram. He basically invited artists to post a Mermaid drawing every day in the month of May… I think the purpose is still same as that of Inktober (to develop the habit); which I fully subscribe to. my drawing habit has really improved since doing these daily sketch/paint challenges so I participated in Mermay 2018. plus I haven’t drawn any mermaids before so I thought this is another challenge that it’s not in my comfort zone.

Here’s what I thought before starting this challenge:
Possibly I can do this during my lunch breaks at work. they will probably be just sketches but maybe will have nicer output on weekends πŸ™‚ let’s see how it turns out. however, I fear I will easily run out of new ideas as I could only think of a few mermaid concepts. (surprisingly I ended up with a big variety of mermaid/merfolk concepts)

I did this year’s MerMay challenge following the prompt list provided by Procreate πŸ™‚ (#ProcreateMerMay)

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Most of the entries I made are done in under an hour (sketch during lunch and finished before bedtime). Some were well-thought of, others were top-of-my-head concepts; on some days I had the luxury of a few hours to really paint in details;

Oh, and there are also some that got featured in the Procreate weekly top picks! something to be really happy about!

Here’s my Space mermaid in Week1 along with works of other Procreate artists!

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and my Venom Merman for Week3

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you can definitely see in my output how much available time I had for that certain day. there are some done in a few minutes only (i had a busy busy day)…


Day 13: Cyborg


Day 24: Office


Day 12: Ghost

while others were fully colored and rendered πŸ™‚


Day 11: Retired


Day 11: Retired (Details)


Day 5: Swamp


Day 5: Swamp (Details)

In every entry, I try to come up with something new (explore other fish/sea creatures to combine with human features). I enjoyed making especially those with fun concepts. I got to explore different styles as well.

here’s the full set πŸ™‚


Day 1: Space


Day 2: Steampunk


Day 3: Medieval


Day 4: Rebel/Imperial “Happy May the 4th everyone! “


Day 5: Swamp


Day 5: Swamp (Details)


Day 6: Deap Sea


Day 7: Arctic “Beluga mermaid”


Day 8: Artist


Day 9: Prehistoric


Day 10: Student


Day 11: Retired


Day 11: Retired (Details)


Day 12: Ghost


Day 13: Cyborg


Day 14: Rave “πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Tugs! Tugs! Tugs”


Day 15: Reverse “REVERSE how many can you see?”


Day 16: Superhero “Sea Lion-o”


Day 17: Villain


Day 18: MerMad Scientist


Day 19: Hipster “Hipster Triton”


Day 20: Goth


Day 21: Gamer


Day 22: Hippy “πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’πŸŒΏβ˜˜οΈπŸ€Flower Power β˜˜οΈπŸ€πŸŒΉπŸŒΌπŸŒΈ”


Day 23: Pocket


Day 24: Office


Day 25: Ninja


Day 26: Pirate “Pirate figurehead, for a change.”


Day 27: Zombie


Day 28: Vikings


Day 29: Wizard/Witch “Went for a Voodoo witch dictor concept”


Day 30: Sports “A day in the life of Sari the Goalkeeper”


Day 31: Futuristic “Who needs feet? She’s got gadgets and gizmos a plenty.”

hope you enjoy viewing this and share what you think πŸ™‚ Any favorites?

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Narda x Diana

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cross over cross universe

Darna and Wonder Woman.

DARNA (anagram name of her mortal name, “Narda”) is of Mars Ravelo’s creations. (Filipino comicbooks)
Diana Prince (Wonder Woman of DC Comics)

sketched this crossover concept during coffee break at work sometime in January 2017.

used my phone to take photo of my sketch and import it to procreate, on my ipad.
Now slowly painting over the sketchΒ smiley

trying some tones and subtle colors. at the time, I was still basing darna on Angel Locsin (one of the recent actresses to portray the role on TV)

April 11 2017

worked more on May 2017.

Finally finished on June 27.2017
Media: Pencil and paper, to digital painting with ipadpro + procreate.


So that was 6 months of on and off painting. iv been quite busy at work that when i reached my place i jst wanted to sleep right away. Β even weekends i needed to do support work ( I work in the semiconductor industry as a systems analyst haha). so yah, only had more time and eventually finish this during the hari raya season. we had a 3 day holiday here in Singapore. Β πŸ™‚

Let me know what you think, and comment below. Feel free to share πŸ™‚

you may also follow me on instagram.Β I post regularly there if you’d like to see more of my sketches and drawings πŸ™‚

Personal project: Baul

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Just want to start something. I dont know what to do with this yet. Will keep dumping character ideas and concepts here. πŸ™‚
One of my goals in the future is to have my own graphic novel , or comics maybe. But that’s still further down the road so i will do what i can for now. Need to start at some point so might as well do something now, right? Lots of character sketches, hopefully will cone up with more ideas soon. Will just keep updating them whenever πŸ™‚ woohoo! Cmon 2017! :

Might be random sketches for now

character 001

Character 010

Personal project: Baul


New sketches! (june 2017)


more sketches


baul_char_03 Β enjoyed making this character.


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Let Loose Let Live

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Let Loose Let Live


358/1000 Let Loose Let Live


You will encounter so many rules and different challenges while studying and improving your art.All of these might put so much pressure on you, make you feel constipated haha. but it’s part of the game. you jst need to let your brain rest sometimes. release.
so here’s me doing what I missed doing.. letting my mind afloat while sketching, not overthinking about it. let loose. let the fart come out. let live. and repeat. πŸ™‚

Will probably use this blog more often now. Will continue doing my 1000 drawings personal challenge here. Β This would by my 358th so far. the rest can be found on my instagram:Β @tuntunduduls

Tea and Lunchbreaks at Work 1

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Figured I shouldn’t be submitting these as deviations so I decided to make a journal entry instead.
Lately i’ve been doing a lot of people/portrait sketches, I would make the most out of a 40 mnute lunchbreak and two 15-minute tea breaks at work. Here is what I have so far:

Artactivity: Draw your childhood

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Umikot kabataan ko sa pakikipaglaro kasama ng kapatid ko (si ian palang nuon hehe) sa mga pinsan at mga kapitbahay. Dpa sementado daan kaya sarap maghabulan taguan hnggang magkadapadapa at masugatan , lahat ng usong larong kalye nuon nilalaro namin. Teks holen sipa piko wantutri patintero (harangang batres pa ata tawag namin sa balanga, at tambubong naman sa may Tarlac). Tas pag araw ng eskwela nagmamadali makauwi at kailangan maabutan ang mga paboritong cartoons at anime sa tv (dpa puro drama palabas sa hapon nuon hehe). Tas pag balita n uli palabas sa tv takbuhan n uli sa labas. Video games (famicom at nintendo 64(n Japanese sub lahat pero natapos namin mga laro haha) tas mga bente kayo nag iintay ng turn nyo makalaro tas mamatay ka dn agad sa game toink haha. Then anjan ang sangkatutak n notebook at papel na madami sketch at doodles sa klase o pag nakatrip ka sa isang sabado). Yang puti sa muka ko ay facepaint daw ni ultimate warrior, nilalagay namin ng kapatid ko gamit pulbo hehehe. Hairstyle nuon puro trunks o basta may hati sa gitna. Suspenders, bandaid. Nakakamis! Fun activity na pakana ni pogi Justine Cruz! Rule: Drawing nyo lang yung sarili nyo nung bata pa kayo tapos yung mga bagay na nag influence sa inyo nung time na yun at kaunting description lang like kung anong namimiss nyo or kung ano man kahit line art lang okay na πŸ˜€ then tag lang kayo ng at least 3 na artist friends πŸ™‚ ) #mychildhood #90s #80s #goodtimes #illustration #combatron #tomasEnKulas #funnyKomiks #trumpo #jolens #suspenders #rambo #tumbangPreso #anime #ghostFighter #flameOfRecca #dbz #nintendo #supermario #galaga #tank #toysoldiers #wwe #sentai #kamenrider #ultraman

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A fun activity started by Justine (a digital artist from Gunship Revolution), shared this to our fb group. Rules involve drawing yourself as a kid along with things that influenced your childhood. Mine includes those games we used to play on the streets with my bro and neighboors. The toys we had, (whatever was trending back then: spin tops, playing cards, pog, marbles, etc) video games where you take turns with 15 other cousins gathered at your grandpas living room to play Family computer (SNES) and N64. the cartoons and animes, Β etc. I donned suspenders as a kid and the Trunks (dbz) hairdo πŸ˜€ lots and lots of sketches on notebooks, papers that i would post on our cabinet Β and stick to walls πŸ˜€



Art Dump: April and May 2016

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I have not posted anything for 2 months! Nyak!!

Been very busy at work, and I went back to my country for my parents’ church wedding!
But for every little free time I had I would draw something and post in on my instagram, so here I am dumping everything I did since I last posted πŸ˜€


trying out my first stylized self-portrait. My first self-portrait actually lol.


A study of a catwoman πŸ™‚



For practice, I just searched “animals” in google images, and sketched away.


`a quick sketch of Maria Ozawa

One time I left my tablet at home and i was at my aunt’s place. I had 2 copic markers though. So here’s a quick sketch of a scene from Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

And here’s another batman study πŸ˜€


My 2nd self portrait: BIG TUMMY TUNTUN



My bro found some of my old drawings in Highschool, and here I did a quick “draw me again” illustration.


A Tony Stark sketch:

#AnimalsOfGoogle illustration 2:




A study of major values πŸ™‚


an in-progress capture of illustration for an artjam, Viking with alien bio-armor theme


Update 2 on previous sketch:


update 3: Actually this is the submitted version to the artjam:


update 4: and here is me re-visiting that submitted sketch and worked on it more πŸ™‚


Oh and here’s a quick timelapse πŸ˜€


90+ % of the illustartions above are created using procreate on an ipad πŸ™‚

Travel Sketch: Man reading news paper on ferry boat

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Me and my friends went to Bintan during easter. I sketched this during the first 30 minutes of the ferry ride on the way to the island. I thought the lighting was interesting, this guy was seated near the windows and I was in the middle.I got dizzy during drawing so this is where I stopped the sketch and tried my best to sleep without barfing haha


travelsketch: March 26 by rodredizon

Compressed timelapse uploaded in my instagram:

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New sketches!

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Hi all,

It’s been a while since I posted an entry. I haven’t been drawing as much lately because Iv been training for my first half-marathon πŸ™‚ Β I was only able to do a few lunch sketches so I will be posting them here altogether πŸ™‚

Leave some comments if you have questions, I’ll be happy to answer them πŸ™‚

Supergirl sketch: Β (16 March)

Finished Supergirl (sort of finished)

Random Archer dude πŸ™‚