estudyante redux

back to school in 3….2….1….

The hand that procrastinates 4 January 2010

Filed under: ink,plate,rendering — Sara @ 20:59

The hand that procrastinates is (rather, will eventually be) a tired hand.

Before the Christmas break I knew I had a plate to do for ID 11. Recalling last year’s holiday season, where I never got a free day from December 24 until January 1, I decided early on that I’d be doing my plate after the new year. I didn’t have a day when I wouldn’t be out of the house or cooking/helping out. This kind of situation isn’t very good for plate-making. The ideal would be (at least) one whole day when I could just stay upstairs without appointments, phone calls or other activities (like showers).

December 29 came along and while I was checking my facebook account, the following words grabbed my attention:






Indoneeeeesiaaaahhh 27 September 2009

Filed under: plate,rendering,watercolor — Sara @ 23:10

It’s been raining since Saturday, and I haven’t done anything much besides this ID24 plate.

The class was given a typical bedroom layout and we had to choose an Asian country and design the room in accordance with our chosen country’s look.

I chose Indonesia.

SDC11837Does it look Indonesian enough?

SDC11838I was trying to layout the perspective, pictures and material swatches on a 15″x20″ board.

I got a Wood laminate flooring sample from the nearby Wilcon Depot. But guess where I got my other material samples?



Do The Louis 9 September 2009

Filed under: chair,class,furniture,pencils,plate,rendering — Sara @ 17:43



facepalm moment 4 September 2009

Filed under: class,plate,rendering,watercolor — Sara @ 20:02

I woke up early today to prepare the things I have to bring to school. The deadline for submission of our latest ID24 motifs plate has been moved to today. I was actually finished with painting, and all I had to do was write down the captions and book sources.

In the middle of ID114 class, it came to me: I forgot to bring my plate.

I had already placed and fastened it in a folder, together with the piece of paper which had the text that I needed to write. And I left it on top of my desk. Great.

Thankfully, Nanay mentioned to me when she dropped me off that Tatay would be going out around lunchtime. So I messaged him asking if he could swing by and bring me my plate. I gave detailed instructions on where the folder was and its exact contents. By 11:30, I got my folder! Yay! I went about writing the text I lacked and when I finished, I thought I would be able to submit it. FAIL. It was past 12 already and the CTID office was closed for lunch.

Good thing Tatay waited for me and we had lunch waiting for 1pm. That’s when I was able to submit my plate. Also, there were two 30″x40″ illustration boards for each ID student at the department so I got to bring mine home because I had a ride. These, along with some other paper products given before, are supplied to the students for use in their plates. These are paid for by the lab fees for studio classes included in our tuition. We didn’t have that in Archi, that’s for sure.


Myanmar/Burma motifs


Indonesia motifs


Thailand motifs


Four days of my life 26 August 2009

Filed under: plate,rendering,watercolor — Sara @ 22:59

has been used up for this particular midterm plate. wah


The beginnings of an addiction to detail


Five pieces of Renaissance furniture


Renaissance Interior in progress


Finished plate… whew!

Looking back, I suppose those four days were not in vain. I’m happy with the level of detail I did. 🙂


outsourcing time 5 August 2009

Filed under: furniture,plate,rendering,suspension,watercolor — Sara @ 21:45

It’s a declared holiday today, for the funeral of Cory Aquino. I spent the day at home watching the service on TV with my boyfriend. My parents were at the Manila Cathedral.

This is the first time I had somebody else do my plate.

I suppose it’s because I have a lot of pride, and more often than not I’m stingy so I don’t want to pay anybody to do stuff for me. But in this case it’s an exception.

I made my boyfriend paint part of my medieval plate because he made me dress up his Chucks.

Besides, he didn’t do all of it. I painted in the roundels (which proved to be more complicated than it looks!).



ink and aching muscles 21 July 2009

Filed under: furniture,ink,plate,rendering,watercolor — Sara @ 23:40

Wasn’t I supposed to do this when classes were suspended?

Yeah right. What student in their right mind would do what they’re supposed to do at the proper time? Haha! Give me a break!

Fresh from last night’s cramming session (which I submitted properly and on time, by the way), here I am again doing what I do best. No, I wasn’t referring to drawing or painting. I meant cramming. Part 1 of the plate was an Egyptian furniture piece in watercolor. Nothing special about that. So far all my rendering/drawing plates have been in watercolor.

SDC10750an Egyptian folding stool (minus the seat, tho)