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Crissey...who?

With a wisdom of a 20-something-year-old person stuck in a 12-year-old girl's body.
Crissey has a strange obsession with the arts, unicorns, and referring to herself in third person.

Excuse me, but...

All artworks and photos unless otherwise specified are © Crissey Si -- borrow at your own risk or fear the wrath of her hand shoving 500 marshmallow pieces down your throat. 

On the other hand,

She's mostly a very busy person but for special people with special requests, she is open to hear what you have in mind. Open to sponsorships, ads and other projects.

Email her at hellocrissey@yahoo.com

24 Nov 13

FASHIONARY Neon Light Review and Giveaway

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Thank you once again to Jasper of AVALON.PH for making this review and giveaway possible~! :)


*Cue in drumrolll* 
Fashionary recently released a new member of the family — the Neon Light which is sort of like a mini Fashionary. It’s about the size of my palm (9 x 16cm) which makes it very handy & easy to carry around thus the tagline “sketching on your palm”. 

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19 Nov 13

Le Bunny Bleu F/W 2013 x Crissey Collaboration

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Hi everyone!

So happy to announce that my illustrations for Le Bunny Bleu PH’s F/W 2013 Collection is finally out :) I worked super hard on these illustrations and I hope that you’ll love them as much as I do.

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From now until December 2013, LeBunny Bleu is giving away notebooks with every purchase from the fall-winter collection. There are four cover designs which highlight styles currently being sold in the stores. The cover art features stylish girls in the Sahara loafers, Cella flats, Winties sneakers and Carling oxfords. 

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Literally spazzed when I spotted this poster inside the store. /brb so proud of myself moment!

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My very own notebook set :) Le Bunny Bleu and I will be giving away notebooks to 3 lucky readers (2 each). If you want to win a notebook, read until the end of this entry (mwahaha)

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31 Dec 12

Rhodia [ Uni - Blank ] Sketchpad Review

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Hi everyone!

Hope you had a splendid Christmas! Before anything else, I want to wish you all a very happy new year ! (*・∀・)/♡\(・∀・*) Thank you for always reading my random entries! hee~

Anyway, I’m so excited to share my new sketchpad review with everyone! 

Got this at Fully Booked [Eastwood Branch] a few days back :)

It cost me Php 280.00 for 30 pages of high grade vellum paper ! Not bad at all (‘u’*)♪

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If you follow me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram — it’ll be quite obvious that I enjoy inking and coloring with markers. A LOT.

I’ve been using CANSON pad (which is awesome, btw) since college days but I’ve also been trying out a lot of different sketchpads recently. This is by far my favorite for inking :) Marker pads are still the best for markers (duh)

I haven’t tried to ink on a sketchpad Moleskine since I only have the watercolor Moleskine variant. — Has anyone tried inking on the sketchpad Moleskine? Is it awesome? (*・_・)ノ

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Look and Feel : 

Rating : ★★★★★ (5/5)

• Very sleek and classy front cover material/design

( This is why I picked it up in the first place. It’s so aesthetically pleasing and handsome I’d buy it in a heartbeat). You’ll feel a sense of pride every time you pull it out and show people. heh. /Obviously a sucker for sleek designs.

• Cover isn’t like the regular pads — it’s very smooth but thick. I’m not sure what material is used — it looks like glossy plastic but with a matte feel. 

• Last page is a hard cardboard sheet for extra durability (woohoo)

• Pages are VERY smooth and VERY white ( People who prefer textured paper might not like this; especially true for pastel/charcoal/paper/paint/watercolor artists ). This is definitely not a problem for me since I use markers and pigment ink most of the time. I’ve actually been looking for a sketchpad with smoother paper (compared to Canson) and a cheaper alternative to my Letraset marker pads (which are hella expensive! Php800+). 

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Basic Specifications:

Rating : ★★★★ (4/5)

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• High grade vellum paper in white

• Unruled

• No perforation (Can’t peel off / remove pages | Pages stay intact )

• A4

• 80g/m2

• 21.3 lb

— Not sure if I’m happy that I can’t remove the pages. It’ll be a pain in the butt every time I need to scan something off the pages. But then again, I won’t have to trouble myself with random falling pages that peel off due to overuse and for whatever reasons.

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Sample Sketch : Pencil Lead in Blue 0.7

Rating : ★★★★★ (5/5)

PERFECT. ∑(O_O;) Shock !

Comes off easily when erased and doesn’t leave any marks (unlike Canson). Only applies to people who sketch lightly of course. It’ll inevitably leave a mark if you sketch like there’s no tomorrow / heavy hand sketching. 

* Why I use blue lead? — because it’s easier to trace over. I don’t get confused when I ink as opposed to using black lead (black over black)

* Brand of pencil and blue lead : Pilot ENO 0.7 (National Bookstore)

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Sample Inking : Unipin in 0.005 | 0.1 | 0.2 | 0.5

Rating : ★★★★★ (5/5)

CAPS LOCK CANNOT FULLY EXPRESS MY UTMOST GLEE.


I am jumping up and down happy with this sketchpad! My unipins found their soulmate! Ink glides smoothly.

No thinning of paper or no residual fiber (? — HAHA I don’t know what it’s called) when I go over the same stroke several times.

Ink doesn’t fade as much as other sketchpads when I erase the blue lines lessening my inking time cause I don’t have to go over all the lines again.

If you’re fond of inking, this is the perfect pad for you! You will vomit rainbows.

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Sample Coloring : Copic Markers

Rating : ★★★★ (4/5)

• Colors come out vibrantly

• Ink glides on smoothly on paper 

• Blending is a bit harder since paper is thinner and it dries faster.

• Markers do not cause your pigment ink to bleed ( But please allow about 30 min - an hour prior to coloring to be sure)

• You can build up your color with the same shade of marker

• You have to work very quickly if you want flawless/transition free color blends (Use a marker pad if you want easier blending — however, this is a great alternative for practice and non-commission works)

• Marker will bleed on the back page like most pads so make sure you have a scratch paper underneath while you work.

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I think that’s about it :) Hope this helps~!

Tell me what you think :) Do you have any other brand suggestions? <3

23 Nov 12
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PS: Watch it in HD so you can see all the blue lines :) + I uploaded the 350mg file just for you HAHA 

SKETCHING AND INKING PROCESS

Hey guys! As promised, here’s a more decent “tutorial”. Hope this helps! :) 

I used my Globe x Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to record this (Thanks for recording Marko) ~ What a phone! Sorry about the semi blurry close-up parts~ didn’t know we had to click on the screen to fix focus when recording in close-up HAHA I love how it’s super hi-res (800mb) but since it’ll take forever to upload, I had to downsize it to 60mb ~ Hope you can still see the process clearly :)

Thanks to Globe (@enjoyglobe) and Samsung for my Galaxy Note 2 ^u^ I think this phone is smarter than me! Also, I love the 2gb ram and 16gb memory (expandable via micro sd card) !!! Transferring files via KIES is super easy and you don’t even have to change video/photo formats ! It can store 1gb plus movies smoothly too! How cool is that?

Tell me what you think! :D

7 Nov 11
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I bought a new sketchpad and unipins today *u* I miss drawing!
Colored using Copic Markers :) Added texture and flowers via Photoshop 
&lt;3 Crissey

I bought a new sketchpad and unipins today *u* I miss drawing!

Colored using Copic Markers :) Added texture and flowers via Photoshop 

<3 Crissey

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