Art Day

May 21 is pretty hectic but it's going to be loads of fun! See you guys at the ff events:

May 21: 11-2pm Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop

Learn the basics of calligraphy with a twist! Instead of using dip pens, we will use brushes and watercolor! See poster for more details.


May 21: 3-4pm Postcard Making Demo at Shangrila Mall

Join us as we launch the new stamping products from Tsukineko to add to your art supplies list! I'll be doing a postcard making demo using Tsukineko Stamps and Zig Kuretake products. The event is from 11:30am to 6pm (my demo slot is 3pm). See you there!


May 21: 5-8pm Sakaling Hindi Makarating Screening

Watch the benefit screening of our Indie film Sakaling Hindi Makarating at UP Cine Adarna, 5pm. All proceeds will go to the treatment of Direk Ice's mom as she battles Brain Cancer. A little help will go a long, long way!

Reserve your tickets here.

REVIEW: B NIBS

I've been obsessing over monoline calligraphy for the past few months! It's a break from the usual/traditional pointed pen and brush calligraphy - which is what I need because I'm always on the look out for other ways to write and use whichever tools I have at home. Everyday I challenge myself to write more too esp. since I've focused primarily on painting for the past months. People have been sending me inquiries and questions on what this magical pen is they've been seeing on my Instagram feed and to end that curiosity, here's a quick run through of my current favorite tool:

WHAT IS IT, EXACTLY?

B nibs come in different sizes and brands. I got my Brause B-nib set (0.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm) from an online store in the US a couple of years ago, when I was still crazy about hoarding things which I really didn't use back then. You can check google.com to search which stores carry the product in your location.

*Update* Locally (Philippines), you can buy B-nibs (Speedball brand) at Deovir stores and Scribe Writing Essentials stores.

L-R: 0.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, and 2 straight holders

L-R: 0.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, and 2 straight holders

I frequently use the 2mm nib on a wooden straight holder. These nibs have an ink barrel which holds more ink as opposed to regular nibs without barrels. I haven't really used them for anything except monoline calligraphy, but I'll let you guys know if I find another writing use for these nibs.

WHAT INK DO I USE?

I try to experiment with paint and ink. In most cases, I use watercolor paints and dilute them with water. I also use fountain pen and calligraphy inks like J.Herbin, Higgins, and Zig Kuretake Mica gold ink. As long as the paint or ink isn't too thick in terms of consistency, then it should flow properly when you write.

If you are going to use watercolor, then you can brush the paint over the nib or you can dilute it a little and put it in those dinky dips for easier dipping.

Brands of paint I use: Zig Kuretake Transparent watercolor set, Dr Ph Martins Hydrus/Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, Sennelier WC, ShinHan PWC, Lumi Accent Color

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HOW DOES WRITING WITH B NIBS LOOK LIKE?

I haven't really tried flexing these nibs and I primarily use them for monoline calligraphy. Here are some samples I made.

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Hope this mini review encouraged you to try out other ways to write beautifully. Happy inking, folks!

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MAY 2016 Schedule

MAY 7 AND 14: WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP

May 7: Watercolor 101 (Beginners) - In this class, you will learn basic color theory/mixing, watercolor mixtures, techniques, and how to paint simple flowers and leaves. Postcard (final artwork) will be mailed.

May 14: Watercolor 102 (Advanced) - In this class, you will create a detailed botanical painting and make patterns. Basic watercolor theories will be reviewed. Postcard (final artwork) will be mailed.

VENUE: NIPA HUT RESTAURANT, Oranbo Pasig City. 2-5pm

*WORKSHOP FEE PER CLASS*
php 2,800/CLASS WITH KIT & SNACKS
PHP 2,500/CLASS WITH MODULE & SNACKS (Bring your own paint and brushes)

*ENROLL IN BOTH CLASSES*
PHP 5,000 WITH KIT & SNACKS
PHP 4,700 WITH MODULE & SNACKS (Bring your own paint and brushes)


To Register, contact: 
Chinky Dionisio +63917-8986323 / 
Joyce Peralta +63917-5302223


MAY 21: WATERCOLOR CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

In this class, you will learn about basic watercolor techniques, gradients and color mixing, brush drills, layout, and letterform.

VENUE: Cafe Lima (2/F, 8 Jade Building, Col. Bonny Serrano Ave. Santolan Rd., San Juan, 1502 Metro Manila, Philippines)

DATE/TIME: May 21, 11am-2pm


Php 2,500/CLASS WITH KIT & SNACKS


To Register, contact: 
Chinky Dionisio +63917-8986323 / 
Joyce Peralta +63917-5302223