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I was trying to finish some commissions that I have been putting off in weeks. And it just felt really happy. Sharing happy thoughts for midnight blues. Sweet dreams everyone. 🙂

Mercedita: Drowned Man

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My most favorite character to ink is this drowned man. What horror and dread have befallen upon this poor soul? Though I wont be able to show you this man’s hell, the culprit is going to take a center stage.Dan-dan-dan–DAAAN! I’m feeling very excited as I ink the final pages of my comic Mercedita. Please be ready for Supanova! *fingerscrossed*

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Hey guys! It’s been a while and I’m itching to post stuff here but my internet is really bad. *SOB* #firstworldproblem.

Anyway, here’s the opening page for my comic Mercedita. The first one is my first attempt at tone, ink and rendering. After a great feedback session from my wonderful Curtin Illustration Club members, voila !  The best render I did yet for a comic!

I’d like to share some of the points that were pointed out during our feedback session:

1. Font size! I changed the 9pt to 6pt that looks just about right in print size (approx A5 size page).

2. Gray Scales! Taking advantage of different grayscales to render faraway objects and to separate background from word balloons and characters

3. Black Ink! Our eyes tend to focus on the black, so I inked my characters which I was feeling lazy to do and it was worth it. Also, the trees were standing out too much so I used grayscale tone to make them subtle and blend them in the background.

And so far that’s all I could remember. Fingerscrossed I could finish in time to print and sell in Supanova…. >_<

Happy comic making weekend!

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first render = fail

 

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2nd render = kawai <3<3

Niña

Niña is the main character in a one shot comics that I have been slowly conceptualising which is called “Mercedita”. Yesterday I finished my thumbnails for the 10 page comics which turned out to be a bit more tricky than I expected. Here is the art style that I’m  planning to use for my comic. What do you think? It’s a mix of style from Takehiko Inoue’s Vagabond and Taga-ilog’s Pasig as well as Tabi-po by Melvin Malonso.  I’m so hyped to finish this before the holiday ends!

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bayabas(guava) tree

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Afternoon snacks are picked from the bayabas tree in our backyard shared with Junior the goat. РNi̱a

One could tell, all of my comics are screaming of home back in Philippines. First post in December!

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Print shop YEY!

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I’ve set up this print shop to help gather funds to donate to my fellow Filipino’s in Visayas that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. 100% profit will be donated to Philippine Red Cross Supertyphoon Yolanda campaign http://ushare.redcross.org.ph/  Thank you so much. #PrayforthePhilippines

Spirited Away and related characters are (c) by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

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