Author: alexandriaangco

November 2017 Media Faves

The 11th month of 2017 is finished. I don’t know about you, but my November wasn’t stressful. I’ve had less shifts at work since it’s the slow season for our industry. Less work means more time to focus on healthy habits so I haven’t been sitting down with my computer for too long.Nevertheless, there are still a few podcasts and YouTubers that brought some life into my month Podcasts Terrible Thanks for Asking I initially had...

October Media Faves

I essentially became a hermit in October. I worked from home all month. Slack, emails, and Messenger have been my only source of social interaction - aside from my family. But I'm not complaining. This month I was able to tackle about 3 illustration pieces, prepare my grad school application documents, write my CV and letter of intent, and update my website. It also involved lots of sitting. I found myself a bit lonesome...

Inktober 2017: Review

This was the first time I ever attempted and completed Inktober. I thought this was a challenge for comic book artists since the original creator, Jake Parker, has a style that is quite different from mine. But as the years passed, I noticed that a lot of the artists I followed participated in Inktober and they kept to their style. Turns out Inktober is more about the consistency in drawing everyday - not...

Work Hard, Play Hard

In third grade, I woke up at 5 AM in the morning to memorize a letter. It was a letter for my grandparents - my pioneer grandparents. I pretended like it was a cold winter in the 1800s and my Mama had to knit the family thicker socks. I had to write this letter for my Social Studies test. That's right, at the age of 8, I got up at five in the...

Grown-up Dress Up: A Year after Graduation

In university, I fantasized about working downtown. Adult Alexandria would dress nicely. Her black boots hit the pavement. Her steps followed a steady yet quick tempo because the successful and independent Alexandria Angco had a 9 AM meeting. Although she's 3 minutes late, she emerges out of the elevator without breaking a sweat. Adult Alexandria was a reverie. Much of this fantasy is real. The current Alexandria is decently dressed. She has black boots...

July #Create3Challenge

My schedule has been busy with work. I work Monday to Thursday, eliminating many days for drawing. One day, I took a break from work and decided to open up Photoshop. I wanted to play around with the brush tool. Plus, I missed drawing.

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#Create3Challenge for June

When I finished school in May, I grabbed a piece of lilac cardstock, a ruler, and a pen. I meticulously drew 6 small calendars. I was about to plan how I will finish my portfolio for grad school. I love to plan and in May, it appeared that finishing my portfolio was going to be easy. I taped my plan beside my bedroom door.

Submitting a portfolio is not easy whatsoever. Now...

Rejection: A Form of Respect

On June 10, I was rejected. No, I wasn't reject by a guy. This isn't the romantic kind. It was from someone I looked up to. Someone I wanted to work for. When she didn't make me part of her team, I hosted a 2 hour pity party for myself. I invited myself (duh) and a delicious mango cheesecake. I didn't cry at my pity party. I was just confused. 

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