recent digital work.

2015-05-04 examples of latest work
(characters belong to sharkpaw, lunathystimakocoaj0hnneycoraIreef respectively)

since january, i’ve only had a few commissions on deviantart – but nevertheless here they are (+ one or two from late 2014) !
they all were pretty challenging because of the intricate designs on some of the characters and styles, but i managed to get them done and learn loads of new things during the process.

thank you to everyone who commissioned me !
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diy noticeboard.

small-notice board 1
small-notice board 2
i recently decided that my average-looking noticeboard was just not good enough. after much browsing of pinterest, i came up with a plan to make it look cute and fresh in my room.

since we had a tester pot of some wonderful dark grey paint lying about, it was put to good use as i painted the board borders (ha!). to finish it all off, i just glued down some adorable fabric that i found a while ago.

as a side note: i enjoy guillotining paper for the noticeboard far too much (my inner perfectionist makes any excuse to use the guillotine).

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2015-05-01 gif lullaby progress

just made a quick step-by-step gif of this piece I finished a few months ago. i won first prize with the final version of it in my local art competition (but i was the only person to enter haha). it’s strange to think that it started out as a small doodle on the front cover of my book.

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april wishlist + favs.

wishlist april

pineapple bag. such a cool print ! i would walk around with this all day.

pouring milk tee. i’m a sucker for black + white graphic tees; this is no exception.

rad socks. i think i’ve found the socks of my dreams. i haven’t seen socks like these in any high street shops.

leaves + berries clock. although there are so many beautiful designs on society6, this one really stands out to me. love the colours !

F A V S.
recently purchased some brush pens: a faber castell one and the tombow dual tip pens (n15 + n55). the tombow pens are heavenly to write and draw with but they aren’t waterproof (unlike the faber castell one).

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hello world.

2015-04-28 small-starry eyes
hi, i’m xianli and this is my ‘new’ blog.
i thought that i needed a fresh start after over 6 years of blogging – so here i am !

just having a bit of fun playing with watercolours and masking fluid.
hopefully i’ll figure out how to paint one day c:

have a great day.

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