More DC fan art coming your way! This one’s Damian Wayne (Batman’s son and the latest Robin until his unfortunate death) and his dog, Titus! Continue reading
I’ve been working on a literally HUGE project these past 3 weeks–a Justice League wall mural in my cousin’s bedroom. His family’s moving to a new home and my aunt commissioned me to decorate one side of my cousin’s bedroom with comic book characters. Needless to say, it took some time to convince myself to do it because of the level of difficulty involved (In all honesty, the first thought in my head when I heard it was that it was complete madness!) but in the end, it was exactly that level of difficulty that made me agree to the proposal. The idea of a Justice League wall mural was so insanely challenging, I just had to do it to prove to myself that I CAN do it.
Obviously, the main challenge was the sheer size of the wall. This is easily the biggest illustration I have ever done in my life. I drew large posters back in high school and I once helped paint a mural on one side of a school building, but those were tiny compared to the scale of this one. I did a bit of research on how murals like this are made and one thing that people always suggest is to use a projector, so you can draw the image on a regular-sized piece of paper and project it on the wall; that solves the problem of proportion–how to keep figures the proper size relative to each other even when you’re drawing them so big you can’t see the whole thing all at once unless you take a step back over and over again.
The world stands witness to the extreme challenges my country currently faces as our people continue to deal with the catastrophic aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, known locally as typhoon Yolanda. On November 8th, the typhoon hit the central part of the Philippines as a category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 235 kilometers an hour and wind gusts at 275 kilometers an hour. It was one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in history and the intense winds and the storm surges it brought resulted in hundreds of thousands of victims–most of them lost their homes and many, their lives.
A bright ray of hope pierces through our nation’s darkest hour as the whole world comes to lend us a hand. All over the Philippines, Filipinos are working together with friends from overseas to start the rebuilding process. Here in Metro Manila where I live, people have been working together to support various relief efforts for the victims in the hardest hit areas. I had been wondering how I could contribute when I stumbled upon this wonderful Facebook page, Art Works: Para sa Bisayas.
Art Works: Para sa Bisayas (trans: Art Works for Visayas) is a fund raising community that helps in the relief effort by selling or auctioning different artworks from artists in the metro. They solicit old and new paintings, photographs, handmade jewelry, and even tattoo services to raise funds for the victims. Half of all proceeds will be given to the Philippine Red Cross, while the other will be used to gather relief goods to be packed and sent to affected areas. Continue reading
I have no idea why my nephew’s teacher wanted her students to create scary faces days AFTER Halloween, but as always, I’m just here to do my job as the family’s “school art project maker.” I made this zombified Super Mario using illustration board, a black marker, and my ever-reliable Faber-Castell colored pencils. Continue reading
I’m sure a lot of us have found ourselves searching for a show to replace the hole left by Breaking Bad after it aired its final episode. And what a large hole it is. Breaking Bad was so special, we probably won’t see another series of at least a comparable level of quality for a very long time.
There are a lot of shows out there you can try to watch but the one that’s been entertaining me these days is actually British–Sherlock, which stars the enormously talented Benedict Cumberbatch.
As the title implies, the show is based on the characters of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Cumberbatch plays the super sleuth Holmes beside Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Continue reading
The office gets really busy this time of the year, so all my big drawing projects have to be shelved for a while. In the meantime, I’m drawing quick sketches for practice, some of which are character designs, which you can see below.
This was supposed to be just a rough one but I had a bit too much fun drawing that I decided on cleaning and coloring it in the end. I wanted to play Counter-Strike but I had no time to download the game and my computer doesn’t have enough space left, so I think that frustration with playing a first-person shooter materialized into this soldier girl pinup.