#Inktober2016 Journey

#Inktober2016 has finally come to an end!

Jake Parker created the Inktober challenge since October 2009, a drawing a day in October. He creates the list and posts it online for everyone to join. The purpose of this challenge is to push one’s ink drawing further.

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This is my first time participating and now that it’s over I must say that it was really challenging. I needed a lot of inspirational help from my cat, pinterest.com (a wonderful platform) which I’m sure most of you have seen/recognised and instagram artists!

Honestly, when I see the daily keywords – I blanked out and did not know how or what to do. I didn’t have a character in mind at first, then I realised that I have never drawn animals before so I looked at my cat and started taking pictures of him.

I had fun throughout this entire process. I have never drawn with a fountain ink pen so this was an eye opener experience. I cannot wait for more challenges like this – I had a great time.

 

In case you were wondering, I used Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen – Medium and Derwent Graphik Line Markers

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Thank you and have a magical day!

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Hamilton: An American Musical

October 6th, 2016

A super full on day with a lot of sparkling drinks.

First off, Liz and I first had lunch at Del Posto, a Michelin Star Restaurant. They gave a wonderful experience. They had a live pianist – that’s all the elegance right there!

It was an incredibly spacious restaurant. I believe they have about 3 floors – the main floor is where main dining area is along with the bar area on the far left. Then there’s a beautiful staircase leading to the mezzanine level for larger parties. Finally, there’s a lower level for the private dining rooms/events.

Onto the experience: We had their lunch prix fixe menu of about $50, in which I think is amazingly affordable. Unfortunately, I’m bad at remembering what I had – all I know is that it was delicious delicious delicious! I am definitely planning to visit again.

The geniuses behind the incredible restaurant are: Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich. The experience was truly amazing! I highly recommend making a reservation to get your own wonderful experience, www.delposto.com

 

After that, we headed to the Richard Rogers Theatre by Subway. For a moment, we thought we were late when actually we were super early! So, we had a another dessert at Le Bernardin – another Michelin Star Restaurant. Again, I forgot what I had (Note to self: Write things down!)

Finally, we walked to the theatre and gosh there were so many people! This was my very first NYC Broadway Show so I have no clue how things work. Apparently, the people outside that waits in a long line are those who are waiting for any last minute cancellation tickets or those who are hoping that the characters would do a pop up greet? I don’t know – I could be 100% wrong.

Okay so Liz did her thing with getting tickets which was funny because we had to cut through so many lines. Then when we sat down, it took me a while to realise that we were sitting on the 5th row to the stage! – It was so close!! The show immediately started and everything just happened. I’m sure my jaw dropped all the way. To be honest, I had no idea who Alexander Hamilton was – he sure was and is important. He created the financial system that we use until today. The show was very educational and a must see!

 

I enjoyed every bit of it. I guess I can truly call myself a New Yorker now? Naaah. Haha.

Thank you for reading!

New York Comic Con 2016

This was my very first time attending Comic Con. It was incredibly awesome! It’s a place where everyone comes together and dresses up as their favourite characters. Mark and I dressed up as Princess Jasmine and Aladdin, whereas my best friends dressed as Sailor Scouts.

We all met up at my apartment at 10am since I live the closest to the Javits Center. As soon as we left the apartment, eyes were all on us. Some did look quite confused and some even “reminded” us that it’s too early for Halloween, but numerous of bystanders wished us all a good time at New York Comic Con. (Keep up with the times, people!) On the train we already got some picture requests.

Once we’ve reached to the convention center. OH-EM-GEE.

It was heaven! Practically everyone were dressed up and some of them were LEGIT-looking costumes. It was amazing. There were a lot of Harley Quinns, Jokers, and Deadpools. Since we walked altogether to different areas, we kept getting out photos taken. It was such an amazing feeling. The part I loved the most is where the kids would run up to me calling “Princess Jasmine!” Also, some book stalls ask for pictures with their art version of Princess Jasmine! It was fun to be in-character and act like a princess for a day. Smiling, waving and posing with my dear Aladdin. It was so worth going and putting such effort into our costumes. Will definitely go every year onwards!