DIY: Tiny, cheap and high quality watercolours set

Hello everybody! How are you? ^_____^

I can’t wait to share with all of you my DIY tiny, cheap and high quality watercolours set that I made. I was looking for something very small, to be able to carry it everywhere, everyday. I found some sets, super tiny, but quite expensive. So, I decided to give it a thought and I came out with an idea that I hope it can help many of you. So, let’s get started! (^______^) Yeaaah!

1. First, I look for a container the size I wanted. I though that a box of mints or something like that will have the perfect size. In Japan, candy packaging has a style that did not help me this time, so I went to the 100 yen store and I bought this tin.

The box measures 10*6*1.2cm



I will use the lid as a palette ^____^

2. I needed containers for each color. I love tube watercolours and I already had them at home, so I looked for a type of container that could hold them. I found that the top part of the “buttons for cover” were perfect. They sell them in several sizes, so I got the most convenient for me.

Be sure you buy stainless steel buttons or other materials that will not get rusty.


We only need the top part of the buttons, so I separated them.

3. I glued the tops of the buttons to the tin. I recommend to use SuperGlue.



4. I wait for the glue to dry and then I filled the little containers with tube watercolours. I love Holbein watercolours ^___^


5. I got a waterbrush from Kuretake. It is a brush that contains water on it’s body, so you can carry water with you easily. There are different brands and types. I found this wonderful post about waterbrushes that can help you decide which is better for you.


And that’s all, once the watercolours are completely dried, you are ready to go and have fun with your portable set everywhere, anytime!!! ^_____^

Photo by Jessica Soto.

I hope this idea will be helpful. Please, feel free to ask me anything ^________^. See you soon!!!



New website

Hello Everybody! ^___^

If you have been looking for website during last months you probably found the website underconstruction.

Even it has been running from december, today I delight to introduce to all of you my new website:

It took me a while to build this new website together with my webmaster, photographer, adviser and wonderful friend Jessica Soto.

Photo by Jessica Soto


It was painful, very painful, to change the name of my website. But after talking and taking advice from several professional illustratrors and graphic designers, I follow their advice to use my name instead of a brand name.

It felt sad and it was difficult to change it because what the name Love Fighters means to me. I was at despair and in a very difficult situation, surrounded by problems in all the areas in my life when I decided, raising from the ashes of my soul, to turn the ying yang upside down. I got all that unbearable pain running through my veins and turn it into art. Art and love are the only things that can save our life. It help me a lot at that time. It gave strength, hope and meaning to my life. It resurrected me.

But now, luckily, I am in a veeery different situation. I made a path of decisions and actions that made my life truly happy. Things are wonderful and I enjoy every single day, every single moment. So, I had to let go the brand name, for good.

So, new name means new logo. It took me 5 months to create a perfect logo. Hundreds of papers with sketches and tests. Many logo ideas and designs. Crazy ones, lovely ones, funny ones… The last one I made was the perfect one. It turns to be a different version of the first one XD


I hope you guys like my new website. World, here I am!!! \(^o^)/

Photo by Jessica Soto



Needle felting

esther molina needle felted chicken

From a short time ago I noticed that craft shops in Japan are selling sets and tools to do needle felting. I have to say that the first thing I saw was a needle felting book with pictures of adroable fluffy creatures. I totally fell in love with them and I wanted to try to make some. The sales staff at one shop told me that it was very difficult to make them. So, because I was so busy at that time I didn’t make anything.

Recently these super cute felt animals, figures or accesories are everywhere and the ones for sale are not exactly cheap. So, I decided to squish my schedule and start to make them ^____^

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Moleskine notebooks

For some time I’m constantly finding doodles and illustrations, from famous (and not yet famous) artists, drawn in Moleskine notebooks.

The final result is really beautiful. Personally I love that material because I think it’s very intimate. When using a notebook it seems that we are creating illustrations just for ourselves, without any pressure or worries. In my case, sometimes it’s still a little difficult to give full freedom to my pencil without any rational instruction from my brain. This is why I thought that a Moleskine will help me to lose the fear of drawing.

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Coloring Book Vol. 2 from Doodlers Anonymous is now available!!!

Esther Molina Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book Vol. 2
Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book Vol. 2

Can you imagine an awesome coloring book made up of wonderful doodle artists from all over the world? That is exactly what the Coloring Book Vol. 2 from Doodlers Anonymous is.

A compilation of doodles from 60 different artists from all four corners of the world. This coloring book can be enjoyed by people of all ages, it is not just for kids.

I still can’t believe my drawing was selected for this project! Is a real honor for me and a big dream come true. ^___^

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