Monday, April 26, 2010

Sketch: Batchoy

I always bring my sketchbook with me when I leave the house, so when we went to a chinese noodle house today for a dinner I did this sketch about Batchoy for me to paint in the future. One of my favorite Filipino dishes, Batchoy is always so perfect for a rainy days and cold mornings or nights but it also nice chowing it is to end the day with a sunset like tonight.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Illustration Friday: Ahead

"Daisy'n Confused", is a sketch intended for a watercolor piece. Thought it's nice to submit it 'as is' for IL: Ahead.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An Imaginary Friend - 9 x 9, Watercolor

Please don't forget, April 22, 2010, Earth Day.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hide and Seek + Ghibli + Nucleus

Who doesn't love Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro? It is one of those films, along with Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso, that I kept on watching over and over before I became a father. Now that I have a 5 year old daughter, another reason for me to continue watching it. "Hide & Seek" is a painting I did paying tribute of how playful, simple, and gorgeous that film is. And I am proud and honored that it is featured in Nuclues' blog for their Ghibli inspired exhibit. Please do check out Nucleus Gallery.

"Hide and Seek" - 11 x 14, Watercolor on paper

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lullabies & Fairy Tales 3 - Pool of Tears, Watercolor

I have always been fascinated with Lewis Carroll and the whole world of "Literary Nonsense".  I remember Carroll's "Alice's Adventure Undeground" with an illustration by John Tenniel when I was in Junior High. It was one of those books in the library, besides Gustave Dore's Ryme of the Ancient Mariner, that I kept on opening.

"Pool of Tears" is a watercolor piece I just finished last night. Took me about 4 hours to finally decide to put down my brush.

A special note to add is that the White Rabbit on the painting was inspired by a good friend of mine, Dante. I met Dante together with his pal Zoe thru another good friend and a brilliant artist, Emily Grandin, who introduced me to them fine lovable folks. Thanks Emily. Oh, and Thank you, Dante, for posing for me. :)

Dante as the White Rabbit

Please click image for a larger view.