Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shoe Art.

I painted my Vans shoes for the 65th anniversary party of the apo view hotel. Because any time you can get away with wearing comfy shoes with your suit and tie, you do it.

  First brush. Always the scariest.

 And I dub thee: 65th Legacy Kicks. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Upset Neighbors

A rejected sketch for a proposed children's picture book.

Might as well play with it.

 (watercolor, pencil and ink).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rescuing not needed.

For those with little princesses.

Things have changed the past 3 years. I have a daughter now and the idea of Barbie dolls and Disney princesses in need of rescue do not seem so appealing to me.

I have hopes that she'll be a world class athlete and the first ever Philippine Olympic gold medalist, but her current obsession with pink dresses and Lalaloopsy dolls don't offer me much optimism. 

She started ballet class last week. In a pink dress.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Step by Step Illustration process.

Here's a look into how I finish an illustration. The artwork is for the 2013 Workbook.

Given that this artwork is for promotional purposes, I allow myself to experiment more and play with my subject. The NBA playoffs is starting soon and I just couldn't pass up the chance to do a Paul Pierce illustration. 

Go Celtics.

 1. Small thumbnail sketches to map the composition. 
Very rough, loose work. It's more of searching for ideas rather than refining details.

2. Rough sketch.
After choosing the composition I like, I then start adding details. I also make sure that I retain the flow and vibrancy of the thumbnail. Sometimes, the sketch's energy can get lost during this transfer.

3. Final sketch
Yeah, I had fun.

4. Final art (with bleed).
The bleed (the space outside the bordered lines around the image) will be cropped off when published, but I seem to enjoy the look of it so I am keeping it here.

And yeah, Go Celtics.