Hopper Game (on progress)

This post will record the progress on Hopping Game I play with my friend Vari.

Hopper game is the game where the first person sees an object and they describes it to the second person by words, and the second person describes to the third person, and so on. When it reaches the last person, the original object will be shown to all players, and they can see how far the original object has change through words.

This hopper game is the same, but using drawings instead of words.

I will edit this post according to our progress, until the game ends.

March 28, 2015

So, to start my friend Vari draw this image first


I was thinking this picture is so lonely without colors, and lately I’m crazy about watercolor. The petals in the picture looks like butterflies, so I want to add butterflies too.

This is what I came up with 🙂

Jar of Dreams - B - edited - small

I thought the vase can become a magic jar which butterflies come out. And I drew the woman as though she is floating in the sky. Maybe she is a dream fairy ;D

March 29, 2015 (Morning)

This morning Vari came up with another picture


I have another idea to continue this picture. Or anyone want to continue it too? 😀

Update : March 29, 2015 (Night)

Ok so another one from me ;P

At first glance I thought Vari drew a mermaid, but then I noticed it’s not an underwater scene. But the grasses on the left look like underwater plants, right? right?

So, the idea of an underwater painting was on my mind, and this is the result:


A mermaid peeked out behind the rocks. She wore a crown made of moonstone and pearls. Was she smiling or was she frowning?

The legend said mermaids are beautiful creatures, but beware, for the are deceivers. You have to be aware when you meet one, don’t let her beauty drag you deep into the water.

I think I will stop at this picture for the moment, and wait if anyone else want to continue 🙂

Painting on the go

I wanted to send a card to a friend, but I haven’t come up with a good idea. So, at last moment, before going to the post office, I stamped a frog and a talk bubble on a  postcard from Maruman Watercolor Postcard Pad (so far only this product from Maruman that’s really worth its price). There’s a really nice picnic table behind the post office where I quickly add watercolor to the card.


For some reason my phone camera always lost focus on the frog in every pics I took. Poor frogie…


Today’s art shopping

I just can’t resist myself when I visit my favorite art supply store. The store is small but filled with many delicious choices for any kind of art and craft needs, and it has the best price compared to all art supply stores in my country (at least that I know of ;P ). The stores even sell Derwent product far cheaper than in the Derwent online store.

It’s rare to find a 300gsm watercolor paper that is affordable for an amateur watercolor enthusiast like me. So when I saw Canson XL Mix Media pads I grabbed it immediately. I asked the clerk if they have the XL watercolor pad, but they said they only have Reeves, and so I grabbed that too. That was a blind buy as I haven’t read any review of Canson XL Mix Media pad before. Now that I am home and have access to google, I found that the reviews are not that good for their Mix Media paper. People who reviewed it said that the paper could not hold a lot of water. Oh no, will this be a waste….. I like using wet on wet techniques, but most reviews were for the 160gsm pads. Hopefully the 300gsm is better to hold water and still be a good use to me.

Another blind buy was Pentel Arts Watercolour Set. My Reeves set is beyond use and need retirement. As far as I know Pentel is a quite good brand for student. The reviews I found on the net are quite good. It is compared to the same level as Sakura Koi Watercolor. I probably will try the Canson Mix Media paper and the Pentel watercolor soon, as soon as I finished my current project.