October 01, 2014 ~ 09:42 PM ~ 435 notes Reblog

Girls of the Worldwide Kawaii Campaign ♥

Laura (Puerto Rico), Asmitha (India), Claudita (Peru), Farhana (Malaysia), Emily (Indonesia)


#kawaii #chibi #art #drawing #gifts
September 21, 2014 ~ 03:26 AM ~ 212 notes Reblog

"Beneath the Cute" (´ー`)

Hi all! I know you’re used to my positive-vibed artworks~ but for now let me post something a little bit darker. Haha I know, it’s not really very obvious in this drawing, with all the baby pink hues, roses, laces, and all, but if you look closer you’ll see that there are things here that normally do not fit well with the whole picture. ヾ(^ ^ゞ

As many of my readers know, my friends and I founded Kawaii Philippines last year. I admit, I was a bit new to the kawaii culture (well newer compared to my friends and teammates) when I joined the team. Well, sure, I LOVED drawing cute things, collecting adorable stuff, and dressing up in kawaii outfits way before that, but still, most of the “whats” and “whos” about the kawaii culture, I learned from joining the Kawaii PH team. :3

In the first few days of being totally immersed in the culture (thanks to my very enthusiastic teammates, haha!), it was a total kawaii overload for me. I fell in love with the kawaii culture even more (and in a more deeper level)! I (along with my teammates) began to see “kawaii” as a fun and positive way of living, and it inspired me to express myself more.

It was no longer just an aesthetic. I’d like to think it’s a lot more than that. This might not make sense to everyone, but as far as a ‘newbie’ like me is concerned, this “fun/happy and positive way of living” should reflect in the inside of a person as much as it does on the outside (something related to “inner beauty”, haha I just suck at explaining sorry :p)

So a series of recent happenings and revelations (which I have sworn to myself NOT to divulge hehe (゜▽゜;)) inspired me to work on this drawing. What’s beneath the cute? What’s behind all these princessy make-up, kawaii clothes, quirky accessories, and cute poses?

Is it a naturally awkward human who enjoys being able to express itself? Is it a sincere heart? Is it happy and/or positive?

Or is it a strive for perfection, a hunger to be better than everyone else, a thirst for acceptance? Is it loathing, is it hate, is it loneliness? Is it insecure, manipulative, malevolent, envious, boastful, extravagant, or unkind?

I’m absolutely not saying that being “kawaii” means being perfect. Actually, I think that’s what some people need to realize, that it’s not.

I just wanted to express how nice it would be if people reflect the positive light that the kawaii culture inspires in them. Let it affect them in a deeper level; beneath the surface, beneath the cute. (◡‿◡✿)

(PS: Sorry for my suck-ish writing skills, wrong grammar, and misplaced punctuation marks hehe O(≧∇≦)O ♥ I was nervous while typing this, I don’t know why *cue ominous music* (゜-゜) )

Edit: Thank you all so much for your feedback here and on FB/IG! (TдT) I’m not really perfectly “kawaii” inside as well (sometimes I just really..lose it? haha) but I do strive to be positive whenever I can, and remind myself to do things with a happy heart. >3< ♥

And sorry for all the “kawaii” words hahah I know I used it too much here

(゜▽゜;) But but how do I even rephrase it lololol


#artwork #kawaii #drawing #personal #i haz no skillz in writing otl
September 15, 2014 ~ 02:25 AM ~ 947 notes Reblog

(Not so) New Artwork: Pastel Derpy Girls! ♥ (☉ε ⊙ノ)ノ

Sold these as prints last Kawaii in Manila 2 ヽ(。ゝω・。)ノ Thanks to everyone who bought my prints!! <3 Planning to print out (and sign) a new batch, which will be sold (hopefully) at Best of Anime this coming Saturday ♥

See you!! ヽ(・ω・ゞ)


#art #drawing #pastel #kawaii #little miss paintbrush
September 10, 2014 ~ 11:48 PM ~ 166 notes Reblog

"In a Happier Light"

Hi everyone! This was my art piece for last Saturday’s Kawaii Art Exhibit in Kawaii in Manila 2. :) The theme was “What “kawaii” means to me and how it influenced my art”. ♥

The kawaii culture inspired me in such a way that upon exposure to it, I began seeing things in a different - happier - light. It was like seeing in 20/20 vision underwater, but with a bit more fun and wonder (and sparkles, haha) (」・ω・)」

Thanks to everyone who went to the convention! ♥ All our hard work paid off when we saw happy faces enjoying the event! ヾ(*´∇`)ノ

You may know more about the community here: http://kawaii.ph/about/

We also invited other artists to participate in the exhibit! You may see their artworks (and know more about them) here: http://convention.kawaii.ph/kawaii-artists/


#kawaii in manila 2 #art #kawaii ph #kawaii in manila #drawing #artwork
September 01, 2014 ~ 01:55 AM ~ 250 notes Reblog

Hello! 5 days to go until Kawaii in Manila 2! These are some of the posters I made for the activities! <3

Sorry for being so inactive for a long period of time! ;3; *bows*


#kawaii in manila 2 #kawaii philippines #posters #drawings #art #convention
August 03, 2014 ~ 05:38 PM ~ 350 notes Reblog

Hello! I re-drew my Alice in Wonderland artwork from two years ago! :3 ♥ I used Paint Tool Sai this time (last time I used AI: here’s the old version!)~

I’m gonna be selling this as a print (along with a bunch of other prints) on Kawaii in Manila 2 so please wish me luck! “>3< Thanks so much! ( ̄ヮ ̄”) ..


#Alice In Wonderland #art #drawings
July 31, 2014 ~ 05:50 AM ~ 1,200 notes Reblog

My drawings for Japan Lover Me’s Tabemono Months 2014 (Part 1) ~ <3 Cute little infographics about Japanese food! (。・ω・。)

Japan Lover Me: website | facebook | tumblr

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[ Sticky: Almost just a month away from the Kawaii in Manila 2 convention and we’re super duper busy! >3< Sorry for not being able to answer your inquiries about projects and collaborations right away~ I’ll be needing just a bit more patience from you guysss ;3; I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you so much! ]


#japan lover me #tabemono #japanese food
July 29, 2014 ~ 02:28 AM ~ 106 notes Reblog

My illustrations for Kawaii in Manila 2's Kawaii Girl and Ikemen Guy Contests! <3

Mechanics can be found here:

♥ Kawaii Girl Contest Mechanics ♥

♥ Ikemen Guy Contest Mechanics ♥

[ Almost just a month away from the convention and we’re super duper busy! >3< Sorry for not being able to answer your inquiries about projects and collaborations right away~ I’ll be needing just a bit more patience from you guysss ;3; I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you so much! ]


#kawaii in manila 2 #kawaii philippines #drawings #art
July 20, 2014 ~ 11:49 AM ~ 145 notes Reblog

Hi all~ ヾ(´・ω・`) Sorry for the lack of updates! Like always, I’ve been busy with work and catching up with deadlines~ AND we also got hit (again) by a super typhoon last week gaaAHh (((( ;°Д°)))) = massive blackout for consecutive days and we basically had a harder time doing every single thing/chore/task ;_; but we (me, my family, and friends) are safe so I’m still thankful. ((*゜Д゜)ゞ”

So, let’s continue with the topic of this post~ ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

The drawings here are some of the illustrations I made for the upcoming Kawaii in Manila 2 convention. The convention is a kind of an upgrade of the workshop we (my friends and I) did last year! (^-^)/ The activities include a kawaii fashion show, live music, a bazaar, a mini kawaii art exhibit, DIY workshops, live art, fashion snaps, cute photo booths, fun contests, and more~ ✿ It’s a celebration of all things cute, fun, and happy! ✿✿✿

Setting up a convention is obviously NO JOKE ;-; and we’ve been busy planning, contacting people, gathering resources, spreading the news, preparing materials, and making sure everything will go smoothly (and as cute as possible hahah)! *wipes team’s foreheads* It’s tough, considering we have jobs and lives to attend to (and we work through long distance~ Japan-Philippines), add those to the fact that this is our first time to hold a huge-ish event/convention like this~ but WOW, my teammates are really efficient and creative and hardworking! *nods and claps*

Shout out to our KawaiiPH team: You go guys! (。; ω ;)ノ゙ Thank you for inspiring me to work hard as well! <3

I’ve been helping out with the illustrative materials needed, and I was also made in charge of the mini kawaii art exhibit to be held at the event. It’s very exciting whenever I try to imagine the outcome, but by golly the amount of work and effort (AND MONEY) it requires is just surprising! (;☉_☉)

So thank you, THANK YOU SO MUCH to the people who support KawaiiPH <3 You guys give us the energy boost to go on! Here’s to hoping everything will turn out well! We will do our best! (ノ´∀`*)ノ

You may find information about the Kawaii In Manila 2 convention here:

http://convention.kawaii.ph

http://convention.kawaii.ph

http://convention.kawaii.ph

You may purchase tickets here: click this!

Hope to see you there! ♥ (*●⁰ꈊ⁰●)ノ

PS. Sorry for all the watermarks >3< I hope you’ll understand~


#kawaii in manila 2 #kawaii in manila #kawaii philippines
June 28, 2014 ~ 03:39 AM ~ 134 notes Reblog

New drawing again~ I still have a pile of personal sketches to finish but I think I&#8217;m done for the week~ haha! Back to work later &gt;3&lt;
The colors turned out to be so chocolate-y (yum) (sneeze) x3 Haha, now I&#8217;m wondering what to name her. (o3o)

New drawing again~ I still have a pile of personal sketches to finish but I think I’m done for the week~ haha! Back to work later >3<

The colors turned out to be so chocolate-y (yum) (sneeze) x3 Haha, now I’m wondering what to name her. (o3o)


#art #drawings #oc #witch #chocolate
June 25, 2014 ~ 05:37 PM ~ 311 notes Reblog

Yay new drawing! (ノ ̄ω ̄)ノ ♥
Coloring my pile of personal sketches one by one~&#160;! This one is inspired by my chara in Aura Kingdom (again hahah)

Yay new drawing! (ノ ̄ω ̄)ノ ♥

Coloring my pile of personal sketches one by one~ ! This one is inspired by my chara in Aura Kingdom (again hahah)


#drawing #art #meido #sweets
May 04, 2014 ~ 08:07 AM ~ 140 notes Reblog

Total Girl Slambook 2013-1014 “Minion” Stickers (Design and Illustrations by me :3) (Part 2) ♥

*Please do not re-use, print, edit, crop, or repost without direct permission from me and Total Girl PH. If you do, I’ll find you ಠ_ಠ


#total girl #totalgirlph #art #slambook #stickers
May 04, 2014 ~ 06:57 AM ~ 230 notes Reblog

Total Girl Slambook 2013-1014 Sticker Illustrations by me :3 (Part 1) ♥

*Please do not re-use, print, edit, crop, or repost without direct permission from me and Total Girl PH. If you do, I’ll find you ಠ_ಠ


#Total Girl #Totalgirlph #stickers #art
May 03, 2014 ~ 06:13 AM ~ 824 notes Reblog

Because watermelons!! >3<

Tried a different style here heheheh (=▽=) It’s summer here and I’m stuck in staycation. ;3;


#watermelon #art #summer
May 03, 2014 ~ 05:12 AM ~ 308 notes Reblog

These are some of my illustrations for the Kawaii Philippines website! :3

Kawaii Philippines is a movement that aims to promote the kawaii culture as a happy lifestyle.” ♥ ♥ ♥

Website | Facebook


#kawaii #kawaii ph #kawaii philippines #art