Digital painting, Exhibit Work, January 2018
This piece was for the art exhibit Re_Tale: Philippine Tales Retold by Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK) at the Sining Makiling Gallery, DL Umali Hall, University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna. The exhibit is from Feb. 6 – Mar. 3, 2018.
Ang InK artists retold the myths and legends of the Philippines’ rich tapestry of stories and creatures through illustrations and 3D works. I chose the Mahomanay for their beneficent nature and their being guardians of forest animals. For a modern take, I decided for her to interact with a kind mountain hiker (mamumundok) and his intrepid dog who both love to climb mountains in the Philippines. The Mahomanay, along with her animal friends, helps the hiker and his dog to reach the peak to catch the sunset.
Below is a vlog of mine where I included the timelapse video (2:18) of working on this artwork: