Arlene Sy
Art + Illustration


My journey as an artist chronicled in life events, thoughts, and musings.

Posts tagged portraits
Denise Veronica

I worked on a watercolor portrait last week. It's been a while since I got commissioned for one. Portraits are still one of my most favorite things to do. I'm usually open for these commissions, and I truly, wholeheartedly enjoy doing them! Denise emailed me a couple of weeks ago (thanks to Alexis of Ink Scribbler for the referral!). She was going to celebrate her 18th birthday soon and wanted an invitation with a portrait on the main card.

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I first heard Diego's voice months before meeting him in person. I'd overhear some of the Skype business calls he, Pam, and my husband had before he flew back home to Manila. He'd spent the last couple of years completing his master's degree at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Together with Birdie and Pam, Diego was now coming on board as one of Curiosity's co-founders.

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A lovely evening with Chanel

A couple of months ago, I was invited to participate in Rustan's Department Store's Beauty Source relaunch. The event highlighted the beauty section's gorgeous new layout and interiors, including a renovation of every brand's counter and displays. Prior to the event, Shar and Tara of Rustan's met with me to discuss my contribution to the event. Specifically, it would be for the freshly renovated Chanel beauty counter. I was thrilled beyond belief!

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