Thursday, May 29, 2014
Out of the three “selfies” I illustrated, the one I enjoyed the most was Tom Hiddleston’s. Besides the obvious reasons like he is a good-looking guy, he also had a lot of very striking features - his long neck, his high cheekbones, his thin upper lip, etc.
Doing portraits might actually be my favorite illustration job! By looking at a person’s face in detail, translating his features and finding what makes him unique, you notice things you never realized were there before. It’s amazing how much character is revealed in the human face.
More “selfies” here.

Out of the three “selfies” I illustrated, the one I enjoyed the most was Tom Hiddleston’s. Besides the obvious reasons like he is a good-looking guy, he also had a lot of very striking features - his long neck, his high cheekbones, his thin upper lip, etc.

Doing portraits might actually be my favorite illustration job! By looking at a person’s face in detail, translating his features and finding what makes him unique, you notice things you never realized were there before. It’s amazing how much character is revealed in the human face.

More “selfies” here.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Anonymous said: Favorite blogs?

Kinda difficult but here are some from the top of my head

  • livinginthestills (which is now miguelyat.co apparently. Hella talented guy my age and living my dream in SVA huhuhu)
  • Clément Goebels (great design inspiration!!!)
  • Maike Plenzke (amazing young illustrator)
  • I am a Food Blog (not on Tumblr but I love her all the same. I love her food photography and her humor!)
  • Annette Marnat (another non-Tumblr blog. ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER. AMAZING ILLUSTRATOR.)

I usually just cruise through the tags on Tumblr, though. Favorite tags are typography, lettering, illustration…AND TOM HIDDLESTON. And Lee Pace. Hehehe! <3

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Bitch please" (Requested by Mags)

"If you’re happy and you know it, think again" (Requested by Glen/Lech)

"Tangina this (son of a bitch)" (Requested by RJ)

Welcome to CLASSY AS FCK: An ornate typography project inspired by some letterpressed crass holiday cards I saw online a few months ago, and also by one of my favorites, Lauren Hom of Daily Dishonesty. The beautiful ornate typography paired with those messages (something in the lines of HAPPY FUCKING HOLIDAYS) was just so appealing to me.

It really seemed like something I’d do, and so I did it! Stay CLASSY AS FCK! <3

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
"This is the best day of my life." More Sharkface Type! Lines from Wing$, moment from last last night&#8217;s Irish Celebration.
I still have a concert hangover HUHUHU! THEY WERE BEYOND AMAZING AND THE CROWD WAS PERFECT. ALL. THE. FEELINGS. Def watching again when they come back!

"This is the best day of my life." More Sharkface Type! Lines from Wing$, moment from last last night’s Irish Celebration.

I still have a concert hangover HUHUHU! THEY WERE BEYOND AMAZING AND THE CROWD WAS PERFECT. ALL. THE. FEELINGS. Def watching again when they come back!

Monday, March 17, 2014
I couldn&#8217;t help myself so I started another lettering passion project. Presenting Sharkface Type, featuring the song Neon Cathedral!
Sharkface Type is inspired by my great inspirations, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Going through my ten thousand hours of lettering and design in hopes of making it.

I couldn’t help myself so I started another lettering passion project. Presenting Sharkface Type, featuring the song Neon Cathedral!

Sharkface Type is inspired by my great inspirations, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Going through my ten thousand hours of lettering and design in hopes of making it.

Friday, March 7, 2014
“Dickhead”
Welcome to CLASSY AS FCK: An ornate typography project inspired by some letterpressed crass holiday cards I saw online a few months ago, and also by one of my favorites, Lauren Hom of Daily Dishonesty. The beautiful ornate typography paired with those messages (something in the lines of HAPPY FUCKING HOLIDAYS) was just so appealing to me.
It really seemed like something I’d do, and so I did it! Stay CLASSY AS FCK! &lt;3

“Dickhead”

Welcome to CLASSY AS FCK: An ornate typography project inspired by some letterpressed crass holiday cards I saw online a few months ago, and also by one of my favorites, Lauren Hom of Daily Dishonesty. The beautiful ornate typography paired with those messages (something in the lines of HAPPY FUCKING HOLIDAYS) was just so appealing to me.

It really seemed like something I’d do, and so I did it! Stay CLASSY AS FCK! <3

Friday, January 24, 2014
rakenrol:

now available on DVD at all video outlets nationwide (Astrovision/Astroplus/Odyssey/SM Music &amp; Video/Landmark).

OH MY GOD. I&#8217;VE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS FOR THIS. OHMYFREAKIN&#8217; HELL?!

rakenrol:

now available on DVD at all video outlets nationwide (Astrovision/Astroplus/Odyssey/SM Music & Video/Landmark).

OH MY GOD. I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS FOR THIS. OHMYFREAKIN’ HELL?!

Saturday, January 18, 2014
&#8220;Sapakan nalang (I&#8217;ll punch you instead)&#8221;
Welcome to CLASSY AS FCK: An ornate typography project inspired by some letterpressed crass holiday cards I saw online a few months ago, and also by one of my favorites, Lauren Hom of Daily Dishonesty. The beautiful ornate typography paired with those messages (something in the lines of HAPPY FUCKING HOLIDAYS) was just so appealing to me.
It really seemed like something I&#8217;d do, and so I did it! Stay CLASSY AS FCK! &lt;3

Sapakan nalang (I’ll punch you instead)”

Welcome to CLASSY AS FCK: An ornate typography project inspired by some letterpressed crass holiday cards I saw online a few months ago, and also by one of my favorites, Lauren Hom of Daily Dishonesty. The beautiful ornate typography paired with those messages (something in the lines of HAPPY FUCKING HOLIDAYS) was just so appealing to me.

It really seemed like something I’d do, and so I did it! Stay CLASSY AS FCK! <3

Friday, January 17, 2014
It&#8217;s been a while since I last posted. Here&#8217;s a little WIP: playing around with some visual (typographic?) puns for my org&#8217;s workshop series. &lt;3

It’s been a while since I last posted. Here’s a little WIP: playing around with some visual (typographic?) puns for my org’s workshop series. <3

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Anonymous said: how has purchasing or acquiring an ipad mini helped you in your art course?

Oh man, honestly my iPad has helped me not as a fine arts student specifically, but as a student in general.

I depend on my laptop so much: all my notes are here, I put my readings and some books in here - because keeping the files is much cheaper/convenient than printing hundreds of pages. Having an iPad has given me the luxury of having laptop-less days. Now, I only bring my laptop for my design classes and when I have design jobs to finish.

As a designer/illustrator, the iPad hasn’t really done much for me. I’d rather draw on an actual piece of paper, or use my laptop to illustrate my ideas, and execute designs. Maybe it helped me with inspiration? I subscribed in a number of magazines like Juxtapoz and Print that are really expensive in print here - that is, if I can find a copy. I also have my “Designspiration” apps for when I just want to snack on some good art and design.

So yuh there. Sorry this answer might have been longer than you thought. Also, sorry if this was sent a long time ago. I only really checked my messages now HAHAHA

Monday, October 28, 2013
Finally got a tablet. Naturally, the first thing I did with it was try some ornamental calligraphy. Hello! So excited for the new possibilities &lt;3

Finally got a tablet. Naturally, the first thing I did with it was try some ornamental calligraphy. Hello! So excited for the new possibilities <3

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tonight is the first night I actually get to slow down since…well, since probably March. I’m lying in bed and somehow I feel blissful.

All the shit I’ve gone through in the past months, all the deadlines, all the meetings. Some nights I’ve cried alone, some in the company of very understanding friends. It’s been an overwhelming ride and I’m pretty sure there were some unnecessary detours. My mind hasn’t been at peace in a long time, but tonight I feel like I am in the right place at the right time. I am right where I should be, or at least I’m getting there.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Partly inspired by Rob Cham&#8217;s Halloween avatars, also partly because I have new glasses, but mostly this is just me procrastinating/taking a break from reviewing for my oral exam in Philosophy.
Mess up the hair a little more and add deep eyebags.

Partly inspired by Rob Cham’s Halloween avatars, also partly because I have new glasses, but mostly this is just me procrastinating/taking a break from reviewing for my oral exam in Philosophy.

Mess up the hair a little more and add deep eyebags.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Check out the children’s book I illustrated and translated as a part of my age-appropriate sex education campaign as a part of my final creative project for one of my FA classes!

This is a product of my blood, sweat, and tears (both literally and figuratively).

Monday, September 30, 2013
Yet another work in progress for another final project for a different FA class. It&#8217;s a magazine with an article that we will write. It&#8217;s supposed to be about our favorite food from a specific perspective. Being a tea person, I chose to do my article on tea from the point of view of a very stressed Atenean.
P.S. I think my Chai Li Won green tea illustration is the cleanest thing I&#8217;ve made in a while and I am happy! &lt;3 And yes, I do drink Chai Li Won sugarfree green tea almost every day.

Yet another work in progress for another final project for a different FA class. It’s a magazine with an article that we will write. It’s supposed to be about our favorite food from a specific perspective. Being a tea person, I chose to do my article on tea from the point of view of a very stressed Atenean.

P.S. I think my Chai Li Won green tea illustration is the cleanest thing I’ve made in a while and I am happy! <3 And yes, I do drink Chai Li Won sugarfree green tea almost every day.