Monday, July 30, 2012

Hamsters Sketch

Approved sketch!
Finally did my first pet shop illo. and was approved by the Korean publisher. For those who grew up considering pets stores to be a wonderland of delights, you'd probably relate to with my love and fascination for animals.  Watch out for the colors and vignettes coming soon!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lions with crayons

Here's a sneak peek on my Think Big project. Lions are great subjects because of their flame- like hairdo. Something serene about this picture made me decide its the one I'd like to end with for print. Years ago I told myself I'd never draw each leaf of my trees. But in this current style it would just seem wrong not to. Same goes for hair strands and grass. I've found beauty in lines again.
Final lions with crayons
 Here's how the first study looked like, which I really enjoyed drawing. It lacked something though.
initial study of lions and crayons

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


My first exciting project involving hairy creatures... hamsters! Heres my initial study drawn directly onto the layout to make sure nothing hits the text. Watch for updates coming soon, this is due end of July!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Reading time!
Reminiscent of the evenings when I read to Sophia, I found it a joy watching her climb the stairs on her own. She'd even look and check if I'm following right behind her. This illustration evolved from its original plan of having two big bears climbing up for a jar of honey on the highest step.

This will be part of my upcoming Think Big (A Big-Book trilogy) for toddlers. Hopefully we'll all get to see it in print for the Manila Int'l bookfair on September. :) Despite the very enticing digital art rendering, I'm trying to make this set of ten illos as handmade as possible.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Carrot Cakes!

Carrot Cakes! 
This is the fun part of dealing with warm , friendly and light characters. Reminiscent of my newfound love for carrot cakes, this is a sneak peek on my cityscapes. I am hoping to do an entire city aerial shot showing the hustle and bustle of different animals. But actual illo projects are coming in so i'm putting this experimentation to rest and start doing things for some actual publications. Updates are soon to come :)