Judging a book by its cover

Hey friends ๐Ÿ‘‹ I’ve decided to try out something new with Betsy as I’ve been experimenting with the Arteza Real Brush Pens on actual paper before making the final edits via Procreate. I’m actually digging this style in combining both traditional & digital art techniques into one image ๐Ÿ˜Š I wanted to capture a storybook feel and I think I got it right!

Let me know what you think ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Namaste,

Diana

My Favorite Form Of Self Care

Sometimes when things get hectic, I rely on one thing that helps me stay sane (aside from eating food). And that is…taking a nap!

I think many of us take naps for granted, especially when we get older. Of course, handling children and trying to squeeze in a few winks is difficult to do so. That’s why I try my best to take one either during my lunch break or when I’m finally finished with my work. Those 10-15 minutes are pure bliss.

What’s your form of self care?

Namaste,

Diana

Motherโ€™s Day

It’s been a while since I did a comic. Been experimenting with different styles and ended up making it colourful with a bit of a pastel / retro aesthetic.

I decided to create the comics on Procreate since it was easier for me to do the shading along with adding the text. It’s quite a different direction, compared to using Comic Life by plasq.

I created Betsy and baby Betsy for this comic, inspired by my Pillow Pet plush animals. They’re always together, no matter where they go ๐Ÿฎ

Mother’s Day has been quiet, but filled with plenty of sentimental moments since I decided to stay home and celebrate with my family. It was also a dual celebration since my son’s birthday is this week. Can’t believe he will be turning 4 and starting Pre-K this year! How time flies ๐Ÿ˜จ

While I’m grateful & fortunate that I’m able to spend time with my family, my son and being able to speak with my mom – I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for others.

For those who are struggling and doing their best to cope – I want you to know that I’m thinking of you. If you ever need to talk or want to share your experiences about Mother’s Day, I am opening this space for you.

Namaste,

Diana

2019 Birthday Reflections

Another year round trip to the Sun. Happy birthday to me ๐ŸŽ‚

I don’t have any major plans on my day, except to have a quiet dinner, watch my favourite movies and catch up on my sleep.

Birthdays tend to be a weird moment for me to sit back and reflect. It’s crazy to think that within the one year, I’ve managed to do the following:

  • Start up a webcomic blog.
  • Create my first visual novel game.
  • Get hired by a job that I love doing during my daytime hours.
  • Seeing improvements on my artwork after putting it off for quite some time.

On a personal note, it was a time where I’ve been more mindful of my social media usage. As someone who has been struggling with depression, taking a step back from the online world has made me more aware of what’s going on.

I’m thankful to have my family and close friends during this time. Getting older feels a bit daunting. But I’m embracing the new year with hope and a chance to become a better person (whether personal or professionally).

Thank you to those who took the time to wish me well during my birthday. Truly means a lot to me (and Betsy) ๐Ÿฎ

Namaste,

Diana

Green tea

When I’m being told to eat healthy again and stop having ice cream.

I do like green tea but I still want my sweets ๐Ÿ˜ค

Made with Procreate using their new built in text tool! It’s been a long time coming, but this feature finally arrived ๐Ÿ˜

What are your favourite guilty pleasure foods?

Namaste,

Diana

Different Types of Designers

Here’s a seemingly exaggerated view on the different types of designers (as demonstrated by Betsy). Of course, this can work on other types of professions.

It’s been a while since my last update as I was working on completing my first episode for my visual novel game. Now that it’s completed, I’m hoping to draw more comics ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope you’re having a fantastic day!

Namaste,

Diana