Hue Can Do It! Coloring book launch

Coloring books for adults are all the rage these days. Coloring is supposedly meditative and relaxing, but I’ve never gotten into the whole adult coloring book craze. I assume it’s because I already color as it’s part of my work as an illustrator, so it wouldn’t make sense for me to color outside of work for leisure. I can see how others would gravitate to coloring as a way to pass time and release stress, though.

Riding on the adult coloring book wave, Summit Media and Studio Dialogo extended an invitation to me to be part of a local coloring book publication, along with 40 other Filipino artists. I was honored to be asked and to contribute two pages to Hue Can Do It! and Hue Can Do It, Too!, which launched with a book signing last August 29, 2015 at the Philippine Literary Festival in Raffles Makati.

Poster - PLF 2015 Summit 829
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The coloring books:

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With fellow illustrators and contributors Jaime Bauza, Robx Bautista, and Pergy Acuña, all active members of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK), the professional organization of children’s book illustrators in the Philippines. I’m an inactive member, huhu.

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All the illustrators on stage.

 

My contributions to the books, with one colored in:

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Hue Can Do It! and Hue Can Do It, Too! are available in National Bookstore, Fully Booked, and Powerbooks stores nationwide, and in convenience stores (7-Eleven and Ministop) wherever Summit Media publications are sold. The books are available for P295 each. Thank you to Summit Media and Studio Dialogo for the opportunity to be part of this project!

Hue Can Do It! press release: https://www.summitmedia.com.ph/news/summit-books-coloring-books/
Hue Can Do It! on Instagram: http://instagram.com/huecandoit

Creative rut

I’m in a creative rut, and have been for the past several months.

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It’s the reason why I’ve missed uploading two of my monthly wallpapers this year and frankly, I don’t foresee myself posting the rest of the wallpapers for 2015. I’ll have to rethink my wallpaper strategy, sorry. I’ve been uploading wallpapers monthly for two years now and I think I’ll stop. I might start up the wallpapers again in 2016. Maybe, maybe not.

I haven’t been doing personal art for several months now. I’m going through creative brain drain. I’m just… stuck, I guess. For a long time now, client work has been dominating and perhaps I forgot how to “art.” I haven’t been in the mood to do anything creative at all.

I guess I’ll just have to wait out this rut until I feel like picking up a pencil/brush again. Who knows when that will be.