Monday, June 21, 2010


Here are some sample pages from a children's book illustration class. The assignment was to take any story ( existing or one we can make up ) and create a children's book; we could choose any medium we liked ( I used watercolours and pencil ) but it had to be a minimum of 24 pages.
You can see from my previous posts that I can draw superheroes easily enough but to draw something cute for little kiddies was more of a challenge; I think I did all right.
I found an old Japanese story about two frogs who live in different towns but want to see more of the world so, at the same time and unbeknownst to each other, leave to visit the other frog's town. There's a moral in there somewhere ... but I'll leave that to you to figure out.

The taller frog on page 13 is looking less frog-like and more Jar Jar Binks-like ( yeah, it kinda got away from me ).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Filipino Heroes

This past Sunday I was invited by Spent Pencils Studios to attend Filipino Fiesta Day in Brampton. The theme for prints was Filipino heroes, past and present.
Here's my version of superhero Darna: she's a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth. Darna's powers include flight, super strength, super speed and near-invulnerability.

The awesome inks and colours are by Adam Metcalfe. In typical procrastinating artist fashion, I got the pencils to him way late and he still worked his robot unicorn magic!

My pencils of Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino professional boxer, currently the WBO World Welterweight Champion.

Again, inks and colours by Adam Metcalfe. Here he weaves the colours of the Philippines flag into the design... clever boy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Ok, I have ignored this space for way too long and that is just unforgivable... and it looks like I'm going to add one more night to that negligence; procrastination is a cruel and wicked mistress!
To ease my mind and create some sense of accomplishment in the update department, here are some scribbles in my sketchbook from a recent trip to New York...
*everybody sing*: concrete jungle where dreams are made, there's nothing you can't do, these streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you...