Truth be told, in some of my college classes before, the goal was just to pass. I was focused on grades and on just doing things out of compliance and never on producing good work. Well, I did pour my heart out in my personal pieces, but that’s a different story. I didn’t intend so much to learn then. I hope today, I’m making up for that lost time and chances.
It all started when I messaged an online friend whom I met through Arriane Serafico’s Respark your Goal challenge. I knew her as Ate Joyce Melegrito a.k.a. Cloudybazookas. I think … Continue reading My First Komiket Experience Part 1: Research, Marketing, Preparations, Pricing, and Displays
A year ago, I was only starting my journey as a freelance artist. I wanted to offer illustration and graphic design services to potential customers. I designed logos, the visual … Continue reading 2017 in Review + 1 Tiny Announcement
Art Roundups are entries where I share some of my studies, sketches, and drawings for practice. Some may come with short stories!
By now, you have probably known what Seedlings: A Short Story Collection is all about, but I haven’t shared much yet about making it. Prior to deciding and taking a trip abroad, I was already producing and making a layout for a book, but it was not Seedlings at all. Then when I decided to stay longer during this trip, I was pretty sure I won’t be able to continue working on it as my files are in the Philippines.
Light adds such a distinct atmosphere to any illustration. Ever since I’ve been introduced to the works of Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, I appreciated it even more, so I incorporate what I have learned and what I love in lighting to my artworks (and even the photographs I take!)
Being an artist is a big responsibility – whatever we put out there may help make or break a person – ourselves included. What do we want people to feel … Continue reading My Personal Mission as an Artist
If you ask me how much I loved drawing or anything related to it, you will need patience and time, because it will be a long story. It will be my first time today to write extensively (from memory and previous artworks) and curate a few of my old drawings (traditional and digital) with the objective to document my growth as an artist and also as a person.
As I typed the welcome message of the home page, I was wary at first when I put ‘artist.’ Well, I am always wary of having to use the word ‘artist’ associated with me.