02 January 2014

You haven't seen the last of me.

Assalamualaikum ~

Sorry I haven't been blogging much. I really don't have much to say (I know I always say this although I will eventually type out a long post anyway).

What have I been up to lately? Such an interesting question. It's still the mid-term break and I am now currently super busy running my own business. I'M SELLING TOTE BAGS!!

Yes, I'm selling custom-made ones. They're all hand-painted too. If you're interested in buying one you can follow my Instagram @ohtotes or my personal account @nadrahzulkifly. You can also check out my Twitter account @OhTotes_ for not-so-daily updates. I'll post most of the pictures on Instagram though.

I recently went to Pulau Pangkor which I wasn't very ecstatic about because it was a boring trip and there was literally nothing much. And I carried a plain white tote bag which my mom sewed for me. I got really bored that I decided to redo one of my designs on the bag and I couldn't wait to get home to permanently draw the design.

I got my hands on Stained by Sharpie and started my work.

And so this happened. This is one of my personal collections. And thinking how comfortable I am doing it because I was having so much fun drowning myself in the work while listening to music, I told my mom how I wanted to sell these tote bags.

I already had my logo made just a week ago and I've printed it on brown paper and tadaaah, they're my new labels. They look so awesome, like something you'd get out the Typo store.

And then I worked on this one piece inspired by The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and people started freaking out about this. My friends are very supportive of my business too. They help me promote my Instagram and Twitter :D

One of my closest girls texted me saying she wanted to order one from me and she wanted her name on it so I decided to fill it in with doodle.

This is by far my proudest piece, requested by Qayyim. It may seem so  simple but I gotta tell ya, it was tough. I mean, the time and precision it took literally leaves me breathless. No, I'm not kidding! I literally had to hold my breath to bring every single line to perfection. I was so scared that I was going to screw this one up but it came out so perfectly :D :D

So yeah, that's what I've been up to lately. 

On the other hand, 2013 ended and people had been posting all these precious memories and so I actually did mine too, on the 31st December 2013. Unfortunately, my internet was super slow and my post actually got lost so I was kinda upset. But I posted this photo on Instagram, and as you can see, my 2013 was amazing. And all that actually matters to me was them. The Eminerds. I hope the years to come that will be spent with them will be much more splendid because I love them too much.

Last but not least, I promised to keep you guys updated about my portrait assignment and here it is. The lovely Amanda Seyfried. I didn't really enjoy this assignment though, because I really hate drawing portraits. I'm a little OCD, so the pressure to make the portraits very similar to the actual person just kills my drawing mood.

There are more things to come, trust me. I just didn't blog much because I'm on break and I don't see my friends. In conclusion, they give me stuff to talk about and tell the whole world how great they are.

Goodbye for now :D