Wooh! Can’t believe it’s been more than a month since my last post. My apologies for not making any update. I’ve been very busy for the past weeks (new working place, new workmates, new lifestyle, new adjustments and many more changes).
Good thing I am back! Well despite of the busy schedule, the past month was still filled with new ideas and imaginative experiments in my art. I’ve done a bunch of new sketches and I will never let this post to be done by not sharing them to all of you.
Here’s a round-up of what happened to my sketching world for the time I’m away from this blog. (All artworks were done on the new sketchbook - in ink and colored pencil.)
“INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA TRANSFORMATION” | A Megatron (Transformers) inspired conceptual art of the how social media over the Internet have transformed over the years.
“THE BUTCHER & HIS SIDEKICK” | Fresh meat, anyone? The butcher is in town!
“CAPTIVE” | Another fantasy artwork interpreting the epic story on how the princess was captured by the evil dragon.
“MY CURSED HAND” | My ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Somebody asked me if they could use this as the back cover of the latest issue of the publication from my college alma mater. I hope it will be realized. *fingers’ X*
“MUSIC REGENERATION” | Reminds me with my favorite music playlist back home when I moved in to my new workplace.
“GRAVEYARD SHIFT” | Halloween is still very far but zombies are all over Manila throughout the year.
“HOW TO DIE” | Life is short so don’t make it shorter.
“SOUL HUNT” | The mighty swordsman retires and all his hunted souls were set free.
“ARMS” | The wings of heaven meet the hands of hell.
Woah! Can’t believe I’ve been creating so many weird sketches for the past days. Thant’s all for now folks.
By the way I’m experimenting my craft in a new medium: watercolor. So far so good and I’m satisfied with the results. I’ll keep you posted as soon as possible. :)
DEEP RISING (ink and colored pencil on paper)
There are times that you feel you are about to drown because of so many things that you are worried about. From all the stress of your everyday work to the countless issues and problems at home. Sometimes you can’t even breathe, as if you are a walking dead.
The good thing is, despite of all the huge waves that comes on your way, there is always a time for a break, not just a coffee break, a lunch break or a break up with your partner. Sometimes we have to think of something that makes us happy. Something about your passion or comfort zone. It can be through a sport, blogging, drawing, or just keeping in touch of your friends which you share the same interests with.
Next time you sail over the sea of worries or problems, never forget that there is always a chance to pull over the anchor and pause for a while.
Here’s the second installment of my Mural Painting project at my high school Alma Mater.
After finishing one wall with nationalistic images for the “Makabayan” corner, the 2nd part of the experience is for the Science Corner. Of course, it must be filled with things or images which are associated with Science as a subject. The Science subject for freshmen students is mostly filled with the study of chemical elements, forces and energy, Earth’s atmosphere, Geology and even Astronomy.
Below is what the session have achieved last Sunday:
The blank speaking bubbles are intended for print-outs such as Science news, trivia and brain teasers.
It was another rewarding experience for me. Seeing something wonderful out of a simple wall at the end of day is such a great feeling.
“The leaves of the old tree are falling when the Earth guardian is in pain and crying.”
The EARTH Guardian (ink and colored pencil on paper)
The tree branches were rattling, producing a very relaxing sound as the wind gets stronger and stronger. Probably they are mourning for a lost friend or brother.
I used to see the huge and old mango tree every morning from my room’s window. But it was a totally different scene as I woke up this morning. The old mango tree was no more which had been the witness on how our family grows from day one.
It was cut the other day for a good purpose. Maybe only for humans and not for the environment. I can’t do anything since it’s my family’s decision. Something inside me felt bad when I was hearing that terrible sound from the chainsaw.
Maybe it just goes to show that everything in this world has an end.
I got a new and exciting project a couple of weeks ago. My former teacher way back in high school had offered me to do a freelance work in my Alma Mater. It was pretty much exciting since I’ll be doing a Mural Painting project after almost three years of not touching my paint brushes.
It was a huge project. I was tasked to decorate an entire room through drawings painted on walls. After a week of preparing all the materials, the project finally commenced last Sunday.
The design concept is very simple. I will be creating murals for the typical corners of the classroom like Science, Mathematics, English, Filipino and Makabayan.
My first stop, The “Makabayan” Corner. (Makabayan is a subject for high school here in the Philippines which is mostly about Social Studies including the country’s rich history, heritage, traditions, arts and culture.)
The day was really stressful but I certainly enjoyed it. Not bad for an 8-hour session. Thanks to the pack of crackers and a pail of energy drink. :)
I’ll keep you posted in the coming days regarding the development of this project.