• Illustration

    Spot illustrations for an activity book

    Here are a few spot illustrations I made for a North American book publisher. I can’t say much about this project except that these are for a kids’ activity book that will be released in 2014. Some simple road signs and symbols. My easiest illustration assignment EVERRRR.   I was also asked to illustrate a couple of family holiday scenes. My working sketch   I happened to capture some of the sketch-in-progress via Instagram:   Screenshots of my process   The final scene   Sketch for the second scene   Process   Final art   Hmm. Blog posts sharing new work are so much easier to write when I’m not…

  • Illustration

    Armchair activism: poster illustration for Muni.PH’s #CutTheCrap #NoMoreButts campaign

    Ever been so engrossed in whatever you’re doing that you forget time and before you know it, 3, 5, 10 hours have passed? When I’m working and  I get “in the zone,” it’s hard for me to stop. That’s what happened when I got a message from Jen from Muni.PH asking me if I could be part of a visual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of cigarette butts on the environment. http://www.muni.com.ph/cut-the-crap-no-more-butts/ Did you know that cigarette butts are the single most collected item in coastal clean-ups? We may not see them most of the time, but they’re there, buried underneath the sand, and they eventually end up…

  • Illustration

    Do more of what makes you happy: my first postcard mailer

    After a few years of trying to get some illustration experience (having none after coming from a graphic design background), finding my style, figuring out which areas of illustration I want to specialize in, and building up my portfolio, I finally feel like I’m ready to take the next step: sending out a promo postcard mailer to potential clients (companies I want to work with). Before I even finished the illustration for what-would’ve-been-my-first-postcard-mailer, I already had a better idea. This is my quick and lazy concept sketch. I’m almost embarrassed to show you this. I drew this slumped over on a couch, and it shows 😛 My intent for this…

  • Odds and Ends,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippets: on speaking English, how I draw sunblock, and the land of Oz

      I don’t remember what I was thinking of that prompted this quick, warm-up drawing I made last week. But it’s a true story and during my last trip to the US almost a year ago, I got asked that question more times than I can count in a span of two months. One such incident was when I visited my cousin at her college dorm in Irvine and I was introduced to her American roommate. “Your English is so good!” the roommate exclaimed, after I answered the requisite questions on where I was from and how long I was staying in the States. She wanted to know how I…