"One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue"

“One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue”

The Manila International Book Fair is just around the corner (it’s happening on Sept. 17 – 21, 2014) and I’ve been busy finishing a children’s book for OMFLit under their Hiyas banner. The book is called “One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue” and it’s a retelling of the Exodus story written by Yna Reyes.

The book is currently being rushed to press to make the Book Fair, but here’s the cover art…

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Never Forget

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I’ve been busy these past few months working on an upcoming children’s book entitled “Isang Harding Papel” (A Paper Garden) set during the 1970s – the Martial Law years. Written by Augie Rivera and published by Adarna House, the book will be coming out soon

As with all period stories, research is essential; not just textual research but visual as well. Protest pictures were relatively easy…

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Process: Mito ng Pagkalalaki (Myth of Manhood)

Process: Mito ng Pagkalalaki (Myth of Manhood)

filipino myths and legends

I barely made it to this exhibit. But I managed to submit something just in time.

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I decided to start with a black ground.

Mito Process

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I began painting most of the elements in grisaille with the intention of glazing in the colors for the final stages.

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Some flat elements were rendered in acrylic.

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Here, I started to glaze on the colors.

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I didn’t color in everything though. I still left some portions…

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