Sometimes I draw myself as a cat. Meow.
San Francisco, May 2012. It was my first time to really be alone while traveling. I was in San Francisco the month before, but only for a couple of days and with friends. Now I was back for some unfinished business and I didn’t bother contacting my friends in the city since it was a short and quick weekday visit.
Now I don’t mind traveling alone and in some ways, I prefer being alone so I can do anything I want without having to consider the other person’s needs/wants (ha, I’m selfish). Fun! What’s NOT fun, though, is getting lost alone. But as long as you have wifi on your phone and Google Maps, I don’t think you’re ever really lost…
It seems I only post Illustration Friday drawings if I happen to have work that fits the week’s topic. I know that’s not how it’s supposed to work, b-b-but… *incoherent mumbling*
This week’s topic is Suspend. I worked on this image recently:
This reminds me of someone I know who told me about her ex-boyfriend’s reason for breaking up with her. “I think he wanted to be an astronaut,” she said. “He said he needed space.”
I’m camera shy, sorry!
A few weeks ago, I received the printer’s proof of the children’s book I illustrated, Ang Munting Anghel (The Little Angel). There are still a few tweaks to be made regarding the layout of the text but I’m extremely pleased with how well the illustrations turned out printed!
Synopsis from the back of the book:
Araw-araw, isang kerubin sa langit ang nagmamasid sa mag-asawang taga-lupa. Matagal na kasi nilang nais magkaanak pero hindi sila pinapalad. Kaya naglakas-loob si Asuncion na humiling sa Panginoon. Ano kaya ang hiniling ni Asuncion? Pumayag kaya ang Panginoon? Alamin sa kuwentong ito na kukurot sa inyong mga puso.
English translation (translated by me as best as I could):
Everyday, a cherub from heaven looks on at a childless couple. They’ve been wanting to have a child for so long but they’ve never been able to. Asuncion gathered the courage to ask something from God. What did Asuncion ask for? Will God grant her request? Find out in this story that will touch your heart.
It won’t come out until later this year, around October 2012, but in the meantime here’s a little preview.
The book is printed in two languages (Filipino and English) and while it’s a local publication, we’ll make sure we can make it available for overseas buyers as well. I’ll let you guys know when it’s out! 😀