Just got hooked up with work lately, been imprisoned inside the office, and got out this weekend for a getaway, so it was a mix of a hell week and an awesome adrenaline  rush weekend. I’m still in need of some relaxation this Eid break, but I’m up to finishing some stuff, and catch up with personal projects, which I have to make-up with cuz these are the things I luv to do most.  I just made a Dexter sketch putting aside the Astonishing x-men for a pencil and paper session.

Art Trade!!!

Hana (RHOB) pm’d on FB last June, asking how much do I charge for a vector portrait, I actually don’t do much of vector portraits anymore, but instead of getting paid for it, I asked her to make one for me, like a trade, since she’s one of the artists  who does amazing vector art, and it would be a great opportunity to get myself a portrait from someone I trusted with the craft.

I wasn’t able to think much of how to come up with the background and all sorts of elements after i was done vectoring her face, and she mentioned before that she loves cats,I though of Alice in Wonderland, but I think it’s been overplayed too much. Since I’m a big Hayao Miyazaki fan, and luv the character of Kiki, from Kiki’s Delivery Service , one of Miyazaki’s animated film from Ghibli, I thought of making Hana as the character Kiki, and since Kiki’s a witch, she can do sorts of magic, maybe come out of a picture frame,hahaha!

And here’s a portrait of me by Hana! Coolness!!!

Hanging out with the Dream King!

After finishing my journey through the Sandman series, I’ve been planning to re-create some of the important characters of Neil Gaiman’s Graphic novel series “Sandman”, just getting started with the Dream King, with follow the rest during my free time, and will be coloring them all too! =D

Back to Back Feature

Yesterday i felt bad and betrayed by something I discovered recently, related to last week’s unfortunate events and non-stop ranting, but I decided to hush and refrain from any sort of getting back at those who did something bad behind my back and instead be patient and focus on the brighter side, cuz good things comes to those who wait. Well indeed it is, this morning after I went for my daily jog, I opened my facebook and discovered that one of my works was mention on Behance Network rotation, and then seconds later discovered that my “Tangled Up” work has been awarded to be featured at Shadowness and at the same time for me to get my portfolio to be featured today, how awesome could that be? every little things are AWESOME in there own ways.

Aside from all the awesomeness, I am at the same time currently reading the The BOOK of AWESOME by by Neil Pasricha, from now on every lil amazing thing in every day, every hour, every minute, every second will be just purely be AWESOME, this is just an awesome way of saying count your blessings, hehe, good day peeps! hope you have an AWESOME day today!

“Tangled Up” in Graphika Manila 2011 book

My Graphika Manila 2011 book entry “Tangled up” , 2nd time around to be included in the book for GM =D

I didn’t have any idea what happened to my entry, since the GM team didn’t gave any notice, not like before, but to my surprise last Saturday as some of the people were posting that their entries were included, and mine was also there, I was really happy to know about it, this is the 2nd time around that my work was included for the book, and aside from from, I need to congratulate my buddy Seph Mayol for his talk at the GM 2011 event, Congrats Bai! =D