Friday, October 11, 2013

The Pink Gift

One of my dear friends had his 25th birthday last September 27. Yes, I'm with the generation who just turned quarter of a century. I met him as an illustrator when I was working with Xlibris Philippines as an Illustrations Coordinator. He's one of the few honest people I've met in there, so I just had to keep him as a friend. Anyway, I made him this, an image that carries two things he likes; a petite girl and a leather collar. Yes, don't worry, he's not a creep. He's far from that. He's also a very skilled artist, working with BullWitt Media for a TV series and other miscellaneous projects, so check out his work:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Muse Sketches

I've been trying to find beautiful faces to inspire me to draw, as usual. Just like my old days in Myspace, trying to find a beautiful face from perfection groups. Jacqueline is the only one who remains to inspire me even today. I've been through old films and random deviants in DA. So far I find very few that truly inspire me. These sketches are not very well done but I'm still putting it here. These are not portraits. These are images made from how I perceive these beautiful people. It's not very good yet.

SEBASTIAN: Jonathan Rhys-Meyer (Velvet Goldmine)
MAN WITH FLAMBOYANT HAIR: Dustin Panzino (Deviantart Illustrator)
LANDRY: Caleb Landry Jones (Byzantium and other films)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013


"There are three little words in my mouth that wouldn't leave. Three little words that your dyslexic tongue can't read."  -Aftertaste, from Anesthesiac by WOMB

I got to make a little artwork inspired by Cebu-based, pioneering trip-hop trinity, Womb.
I was also given the great opportunity to do a short performance piece in a straitjacket in their debut album launch party.

Great band. Great music. Here:

Also, the cherry says "Ivloeoyu".

Song: Aftertaste - WOMB
Media: 3H, 2B and color in PS7

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Uncharted Waters

2007. Published cover illustration for
Dr. Han Kyo's Manual on Natural Farming.
I never truly learned how to properly use watercolors but I've been using them since I can remember--smearing them all over the paper in thick undiluted pigments probably egotistically thinking I'm Van Gogh or Michaelangelo. I probably had the false notion of thinking that they're the same tubes used for oil painting. I was too young to know what they are exactly.

I wasted too many tubes when I would draw and my mother would frustratingly just tell me how much mess I was making. As a child--I could not understand what "mess" was. All I knew what that, I was being as artistic as those artists I saw in our encyclopedia. Years past, eleven years really,  till I learned to color how much pigment I have to use. My love for thick pigment can still be seen with these.