Friday, April 26, 2013

Illustration friday: Farewell

Today's illustration friday topic is farewell. "Walking backwards" is one of the pages of my whimsical illustration set that aided my discovery of this illo style. Visualizing one of my unpublished stories about a kid doing everything backwards, we see here how she goes to the school bus. I remember trying this when i was young, but only for indoor / household activities which was part of the secret things you do as a kid to discover how things work.

It has been a rough 2 weeks for me and also why i missed last week's entry. Having my father in the hospital and in critical condition is not very contributory to creative output. yet ive managed to slip in an A5 sketchpad to his ward to make up for lost time, and finished thumbnail studies for my halloween book. It was the worst place to work in having your only art mentor in a bed beside you , but that's life. I think drawing has kept me sane depite the inevitable truth (coincidentally related to this week's topic) coming our way soon. Anyway, life goes on.  

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My new T-rex figure

As promised, I am sharing my latest toy acquisition, a Schleich Tyrannosaurus, beautifully painted and detailed, with its articulated jaw which is a first in this line of figurines (

Happy to have this cheer me up especially in this period when my Father's in the hospital battling his cancer. Though i still force myself to illustrate while i am there, work has not been very easy for the past week. Dino toys were our (me and my dad's) steadily growing collection, and we already had a decent set of carnivores and herbivores from the Carnegie collection in the 90's. We kinda stopped doing that when i grew up, and just got back into it last week when i saw how Schleich is doing an awesome job with this series. It made my dad happy when i brought him this carnosaur in the hospital today.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Illustration Friday: WILD

Part of the previous entry's try-out requirements was this set of  character studies on a pet T-rex. Almost fell in love with how adorable this bi-ped would look like mimicking a pet dog, and doing hip-hop / breakdance moves :)

This also reminds me of my most recent toy acquisition which i will post next time, it's safely in my bedside right now. This German toy line Schleichen, really did it this year, with its carnivores produced with movable jaws.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Illustration Friday: URBAN

This week's illustration happens to be my favorite. This illo was used for a try out for a big publisher's dinosaur book but was rejected :( The fun part here was making busines logos alluding to the dino names. Would have loved to immerse myself into this dino city. Oh well,  its here now for your viewing pleasure. :) I'll get a dinosaur book someday.