Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Haiku 18 and 19

Every day is a new beginning. The beginning is always one of my favorite parts in stories. It is the summation of the right place and the right time - that moment when you have found something that will impact your life but just have not realized it yet. Suffice it to say these poems are inspired by that.

That Day
J.M. Balote

Your void and my pain
Collided. Lovely meeting -

J.M. Balote

Null love comes and goes.
Empty words and promises?
Sincere love returns.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Two Continents and Hours Apart

I made a poem early this month. I was inspired by someone far from where I live. It's just that I was not able to post it here. I thought I'd let that person read it first.

However, in a span of weeks, life changed. People come, but so few come and don't go. Suffice it to say that this person is not one of them.

Well, that is life; but hey, it goes on. At least, I was able to create something :) Hope you like it.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Haiku 17

I think this one needs no introduction lol.

I and You

Lost in thought of you.
Then, reality bites back:
You don't think of me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Haiku 16

I have thought about this haiku as I was walking home today under an overcast sky with very light drizzle. I was a bit down today and I think that the weather sympathizes with me.


If I could hug clouds,
I would and tell them, "Don't cry."
Oh! They share my tears.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sudden Inspiration

The poem here is something I have come up with as a friend suggested I should make one out of the buildings we can view from the seventh floor of our school building; hence, only one stanza. ;)


Blocks of stones in the distance
I can see them from afar in an instant
They block the view of beholders
I wish the horizon didn't have borders

Saturday, July 23, 2016


"What do you want?" is the kind of question that leads the conversation to another question or even to an infinity of questions once it is answered.

"What do you want me to do to make you feel better?" is the kind of question that will make you wonder if the person really cares for you or just want to get things over and done with. Of course, you may argue that it depends on context. Yes, it does.

"What do you want to happen?" is that kind of question that will make you question your own answer. It is something that you really want or are the words that come out of your mouth different from what is in your heart?

"Can I give you a hug?" is the kind of question that can make you cry in an instant, especially when you are trying so hard to keep yourself from falling into pieces.

"Can we start over?" is the kind of question that either makes you believe in a second chance or in the saying "enough is enough," I still believe that everyone deserves a second chance, a clean slate in which one can rebuild his or her life without having to use the old crumbled foundation. However, I

Saturday, April 23, 2016

On Portraiture

Recently, I have taken interest in charcoal painting seeing my colleague who does awesome charcoal portraits. I know this is a totally different genre from my usual chibi and manga drawings but I really wanted to learn how to make a charcoal portrait. 

I asked the help of my colleague Sian Sajise, and fortunately she taught me the basics.
She made some comments on how I should hold the brush. (Definitely not the way I hold a pen). The brush should be slanted. 

I don’t know about other artists but so far these are the basics I have learned about charcoal painting based on my observation:

1. Draw your very light outline.

2. Outline your drawing with charcoal.

3. Do the basic tones. Remember all space must be filled. (Even “white” space, we’ll get to the erasing part later.)

4. Define the details by adding more charcoal or erasing charcoal on paper. Simply put, paint-erase-paint-erase to form shadows and highlights.

Sian said, being a novice, I am not bad at it and I actually have hope lol! I definitely hope to improve my charcoal painting skills as time goes by. For now, let me share the pieces I have done.

This is Arya Stark from The Game of Thrones. Sian made the outline. She let me have the feel of outlining and shading and helped me with the final shading.

First ever attempt on my own: I drew Actress Anna Torv as Agent Olivia Dunham (Fringe) because I like her character.

Second attempt at charcoal painting: I drew this beautiful model of Freywille. Hopefully my next post about this will be much better.
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