Society 6 is having one of their free shipping promos until Sunday of this week. I’m selling my prints through their site and you can buy stuff for as low as $15. Just click on the store link on the right sidebar or here.
I recently ordered copies of my own prints from Society 6 just to see what they look like and I wasn’t disappointed.
The image was printed on heavy stock archival paper and the colors were great and the blacks were very rich.
Even seen up close, the image held up clean and sharp. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
It’s been a jam packed two weeks with all nighters nearly everyday and absolutely zero exercise. I’ve just begun to catch my breath but a lot of work is still threatening to run me over.
I’ve been working on a new children’s book for a month now. It’s the latest installment in OMF Lit’s Tito Dok series written by Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan. The book is about germs, bacteria and viruses and interestingly enough, I got sick for a few days while working on it.
At the same time, I was able to participate in Jomike Tejido’s 2nd Robotars Custom Toy Show. I’m not much of a toy designer or a sculptor but I did my best anyway despite being intimidated to near paralysis from seeing the other participants’ works.
After finishing my robotars figurine, I wrapped up work on another custom figure exhibit entitled Takatak Attack held at 10a Alabama St. near E. Rodriguez Avenue. The exhibit was held to showcase and drum up support for the craft of the “taka“. A folksy Philippine toy horse made out of papier mache.
Ironically, despite managing to finish and submit my entries to two concurrent exhibitions, I wasn’t able to make the opening of either one. Too exhausted to do anything, I just stayed at home to sleep it all off.
I realized that I’ve been pretty lucky with raffles. There was the time when I won a Playstation along with 20 games in an office raffle. There was also a time when I won a free Smashing Pumpkins CD. And of course there was the time I won a car (a Toyota Vios).
I ended up with a red one.
Pick a key from the pile. If it opens the car, the car’s yours.
Well, yesterday I won something from a raffle I didn’t even know I joined. Powerbooks had a signed book raffle giveaway promo and I was one of the 65 winners. When we were informed that we were getting something, Powerbooks also attached an excel file of 100 books of varying genres and price points that we had to rank by order of preference. We then had to email the ranking back to Powerbooks to serve as a basis for what book they were going to give each of the winners.
I ranked Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta as my number 1 book. It was easily the most expensive book on the list and a pretty hefty doorstopper.
Anyway, I got the book and I picked it up today!
Signed by the artist David Lloyd
Since I was already in the area, I decided to visit SM Megamall. I don’t think I’ve visited the place in almost a year.
So I finally got to eat at Yabu, the katsu place I’ve been reading about in the papers and a bunch of other blogs. A bit pricey, but the food was good and the presentation was lovely.
Here’s a pic of their sauce plate with sesame seeds that had to be ground before pouring in the katsu sauce.
I also got to look around the art galleries.
And I got to see my old watercolor painting framed.
I had a 4 x 3ft canvas lying around in the house for years gathering dust and grime. I made a lot of false starts on that canvas with each failed attempt getting whitewashed by a fresh coat of gesso. Well, I finally managed to actually finish something by translating one of my moleskine sketches into an oil painting.
Filed under Painting, Work
The Ang INK (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan) catalog is a DIY piece made by the members and given to various companies and publications who may need the services of an illustrator. It’s a self-promo piece and sadly, it has seen better days. Over the years, the catalog has gotten thinner and thinner. Extending deadlines never seems to help as fewer and fewer members bother to make entries.
There used to be a time when entries by Pepper Roxas and Robert Alejandro were lovely little fold-out affairs. Having seen their entries when I was new member inspired me to make my own entries different every year.
For the INK Orientation Seminar yesterday, Fran Alvarez made a short video (shot and edited with her iPhone 4S no less) showcasing some INK Catalogs over the years. Here’s hoping it inspires both old and new members to submit their own exciting entries.