Friday, June 21, 2013

Incoming! Gideon's 300

Gideon and God's 300 is one of my upcoming books to be launched in the upcoming Manila International Book fair. It took some time to make these since there were supposed to be thousands of soldiers in each spread, which according to the Old Testament story, dwindled down to 300 as they fought their sword-less war.

I had a lot of fun with the night sky, fires, and how I got to do characters in an actual serious war, as opposed to my usual children's books.

Surveillance also happens to be this week's illustration Friday topic, and it reminded me on how fun it was to color the sneaky scene where Gideon spied on their enemies. I colored these the usual way and then photoshopped a layer of dark aqua tint to drench everything in a cool tone. When i erased the reflected light areas on their faces, that created the magic.

Gideon's 300 is soon to be published by OMF Literature (Manila) in the 3rd qtr. of 2013.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Halloween preparation (O_O)

I just noticed that this previous post from my smartphone didn't get thru. I am currently preparing for my halloween picture book. This project has been shelved for many years. Just realized that when i dug up my old manuscripts dated years ago. 

Incidentally, in the time span that this is taking place, i met an old friend from gradeschool who is now connected with a candy company, and is keen on doing events. I hope we really get to pull it off in creating a halloween launch party with books, candy and costumes. That's something I've never had in my other books! 

In case you have an android app that uploads effectively, do let me know so i can update easier without being in front of the mac! 

Happy Father's day!

Here's an excerpt from my upcoming book, and also a glimpse of my childhood. I grew up in a home-office and it was inevitable that I'd build one myself, too.

Cheers to all the dads who inspire their kids !