Art Kuno



I was browsing my instagram account when I saw this. A supposed to be entry for November theme of GUHIT Pinas Colored Pencil group. I realized that I’mactually colorblind at some extent…or maybe I’m just not used to it yet.

I miss my colored pencils and all my other art materials. I really really do.

[In response to tr Daily Prompt :Β SubstandardΒ ]

Art Kuno

First Time on Watercolor

I bought this new set of Simbalion Watercolor earlier at National Bookstore for Php136.75 and here’s my first time using it. 

Obviously,  I don’t know what I’m doing. Haha! I love that it’s very pigmented. I tried doing some wet on wet style here but it didn’t work,  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Now,  I already have the 3 mediums that I want to use.  I can focus on practicing now. 

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On Blending Colored Pencils

It’s been a little over a month when I started using colored pencils andΒ I madeΒ a little research before buying my 36-piece set of Faber Castell Classic Colour Pencils. For starters,Β this very helpful article about blendingΒ is a great help. It compared gamsol, colorless blender and white blender with additional tips on how to blend.

GUHIT Pinas artists also mentioned that they use either baby oil and alcohol, both are readily available in our house so I tried using them as well.

Here’s a video from YouTube that compared those as well:

Right now I’m using my white colored pencil and baby oil for blending. Colorless blenders Β are around Php69.00 and I’m not sure if I’ll still buy one. After suggestions from GUHIT Pinas, Β I tried using alcohol as well. Here’s a comparison of the 3 things I’m using:

Second column was blended using baby oil, the third one with alcohol and the fourth one with white colored pencil

Based on experience, I like using alcohol since it gives me the result that I want. Β I think it’s also easier to manage compared with using baby oil (see those circles around the sample on the second column?)

Here’s another video from YouTube that’s really helpful when it comes to blending. Β It’s actually the first one that I watched even before I bought my own set.

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InkTober Day9

GUHIT Pinas have this daily  challenge right now and apparently “sleeping baby panda” is the theme right now. I started seeing works being posted but it actually looks similar.  I searched for a different picture of a sleeping panda and I did this. Later that afternoon they posted the official folder where the reference is included. 

That’s how I realized that I can’t join that Daily Challenge thing. 

WIP: 80% as of 10-16-16
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Portrait : 1st Try

First time I tried doing a portait and I ended up with this. I tried using my daughter’s photo as reference. I showed it to my husband and since he’s a supportive motherf*$#*r, he said it looks like a titan -you know from Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). 

Yeah,  I admit it looks like a titan. 

*sigh* , baby steps. 

Art Kuno, Mommy Post

InkTober Day7 (and an emotional mommy post)Β 

Last night was the most exhausting moment for me as a mom. I felt so tired physically,  emotionally and mentally.  I wanted to leave them even for just a couple of hours ’cause it felt like I need a break.  I actually need a break,  every mom or everyone needs that once in a while.  

Every single day,  all I do was scold them. I try hard to explain why they should not do things.  I am trying really really hard not to spank them because I already did that before but now,  it feels even worse because it’s not my hands that hurt their butt,  it my words that breaks their heart. Right now, I’m trying hard not to cry because of all the guilt. I dont know how long they’ll remember those words and how it will affect them. 

I don’t even know what to do anymore. 

My husband would say logical things on how to handle our kids but moms know that it doesn’t work that way most of the time. He’d say ‘talk to them. they’ll understand you’.  Well,  yes maybe they understand that it’s dangerous but they’d still do it ’cause it’s fun and they won’t believe you ’cause they wasn’t hurt yet. They’ll keep on doing things and when one of them started to cry,  that’s it.  

This thing is soooo fucking exhausting and I badly need a break. 

Please don’t get me wrong,  being a mom or parenting as a whole is rewarding. The hugs and I love yous are wonderful but for, I really need to rest.  Like few hours me time or a quick trip to the mall with my youngest (he’s 5 months and we’re breastfeeding so I can’t leave him). 


I can’t eat ice cream ’cause they’ll bug me to have some and they might end up with tonsilitis again.