Friday, July 19, 2013

Illustration Friday: Robot!

When I was a kid , I loved taking my toys apart, especially those that were battery operated and had lights. I taught myself simple electronics by doing so, even if I didn't really put them back the way they were. My dad played an important part in this since he exposed me to a lot of RC hype of the early 90's. I'd have my own mini RC's powered by two AA batteries that I'd transform into other stuff, like a ghostbusters zapper gun that actually spun by itself (the original ones were hand propelled and i wasn't quite satisfied with that!) after I've seen every little thing the RC does.

This week's illustration friday topic also happens to be robot. Hope you enjoyed this one! Here's the illo from my recently launched book, and a sneak peek at its spread. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My book giveaway for National Children's Book Day!

My newest children's book published by Lampara books is up for grabs in this facebook art contest!
How to join: 
1. Like my page: @jomike tejido illustration. 
2. Draw you and your dad or mom doing your favorite thing together!
3. Post it in your own timeline. You must write your name and age.
4. Copy and paste the link to this thread below. Only the replies in this thread will be considered.
5. Deadline of entries is on july31, 2013.
6. There are two categories:
Category A: ages 7 and below
Category B: ages 8 to 12
7. Each winner gets a free copy of the book, "my daddy my one and only!" Signed by author zarah gagatiga and me. Book will be couriered to your address via xend.
8. Open to all philippine residents only in the age brackets above.
9. Parents/guardians can use their FB account to enter the works of the kids. pls indicate their name and age.
10. The 2 winners will be notified via private message on aug.2, 2013.

Happy drawing! And happy national childrens book day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Illustration Friday: Travel!

One of the exciting images i used to develop my style is this set of illos for a catalog. Timmy's birthday is coming and his imagination is taking him places. Also chack my facebook page for the sketch stage  at