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Feb 6, 2015

Feature Friday! February 2015

Feature Friday! presents:
KOKOJAKES

Kokojakes is a Doodler, Crafter and an all around curious kid. You can call her Jakes.
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• What are you working on right now?
I am currently learning how to make clothes so there’s that. Illustration-wise, I found an old w.i.p. Just the usual, I guess - hand drawn, detailed, highly ornamental but this time, with colors.
• How and when did you discover that you wanted to do art?
I’ve been doing it all my life. People at home said I’ve been doodling long before I started attending pre-school so I can’t really remember when exactly. I took up Fine Arts ‘cause I figured it’s the only thing I can do hahaha
• If you weren't doing art, what would you be doing?
I don’t know. Provide home for stray pets? Cooking food for a living? Running some kind of business? Holy wow this question’s  hard as fuck!
• How has your practice changed over time?
I think I was subconsciously limiting myself back in highschool throughout my college years. Got too fixed on learning “what is right”, using the “proper tools” and shit. But I hardly give a fuck now and I just do what I like when it comes to my work. Hell, I hardly even use those “proper tools”!
• What work do you most enjoy doing?
Inking detailed stuff at my own pace. I kinda like the whole getting lost in my work then finding myself again thing but that’s hardly possible when  you’re rushing it. Time pressure’s a bitch.
• What art do you most identify with?
I have a strong affinity for Van Gogh because of his life story. My works rendered in felt markers obviously reflects this. Dunno about my usual illustrations, though. Did I answer this properly? Figured I tend to give out off answers ‘cause my mind drifts off a lot haha!
• What's the best thing anyone has said about your work?
“Parang panaginip.” (It’s like a dream). I can’t remember who said it to me, though.
• Who is the biggest influence in your work?
The universe, nature, and most importantly, my pets hahahaha
• What is the single work of which you are most proud?
T’was an old plate. Freehand perspective. I thought the way I rendered it was kinda sick. Can’t believe I’m the one who actually did it. Surprised myself back there.
• What is your dream project?
Anything that’s officially related to Harry Potter!
• Who do you dream of collaborating with?
Boticelli, Van Gogh, Muha and Bernini because he’s a sexy beast.
• Tell us one of your guilty pleasures
 Binge-watching series, floating around a pool instead of actually doing laps, and lying on the floor when shit goes down.
• If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
 Doraemon.
• What's the strangest thing you have in your house?
 This antique, butt-baked Santo NiƱo wooden sculpture encased in this glass cylinder. We don’t pray to it or anything. Just for display ‘cause it’s art.
• When was the last time you were truly frightened?
 This portfolio critique event. I had to stand up front! That was hellish for someone with anxiety issues but I survived haha!
• What music are you listening to these days?
OST of films/series
• What is the worst advice you’ve ever received?
"Di bale ng tamad, di naman pagod”. Not really and advice but some kind of philosophy I guess.“
• What is the best advice you've ever received?
Do what you love and do it as often enough. Something like that heh.

Jan 29, 2015

Happy birthday H!~ ♥

here's a little sketchy doodle for her.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATE HAN~ :D

Jan 9, 2015

Feature Friday! January 2015

I know, I know, we're late. Everyone has been unexpectedly busy during the holiday season and I haven't been able to go online as much as I expected I would. Updates are on their way though! Happy new year everyone! Will make a new year related art + banner as soon as I get back to my own computer haha! Right now it's time for...

Feature Friday! presents:
WING-MAIDEN

Wing-maiden is an Animator and a digital artist who specializes in Rockman X/Zero series Fan art. She has also animated for the My Little Pony series from season 2 up to the recent DVD movie, Rainbow Rocks.
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• What are you working on right now?
I'm mostly taking a break from doing fan arts to study how to do facial expressions effectively while trying to improve my art style further before finishing any of my current WIPs.
• How and when did you discover that you wanted to do art?
Childhood days, seeing my auntie back then do some art projects inspired me to pursue it.
• If you weren't doing art, what would you be doing?
Reading fan fics or art references, chatting, RPing or helping someone to improve their drawing in terms of anatomy and sharing some of the techniques I find helpful for them.
• How has your practice changed over time?
I've been loyal to pencil, ballpoint pen and paper for the longest time... and during that period, I've been learning how to get my anatomy right, quite hard when there's not enough references available to read unlike now. I've always relied on those few "How to Draw Manga" issues I managed to acquire and the rest are from the depths of my imagination. It was only last year when I finally get the chance to do digital artworks and allowed myself to do fan arts for the characters I hold closest to my heart.
• What work do you most enjoy doing?
Oh dear.... it all depends on the mood.... perhaps fluffy themed fan arts. Emotions are always concerned whenever I do something.
• What art do you most identify with?
I'm not really sure about my coloring since it's still growing.... I'm more on the anime style with a serious in take in trying to get the details close to the model.
• What's the best thing anyone has said about your work?
When the piece inspires them to do a headcannon or any story... when their imaginations starts to roll... and then they tell me about those... yeah, those are the best comments.
• Who is the biggest influence in your work?
An artist from Pixiv, always in awe and inspires me to strive harder on my craft.
• What is the single work of which you are most proud?
Currently.... it will be "Dream", I really find it soothing in my eyes.
• What is your dream project?
.... I'm already drawing my dreams. XD
• Who do you dream of collaborating with?
whitmoon, she's really good with those relaxing yet emotional themes.
• Tell us one of your guilty pleasures
Acquiring those official artbooks of the games I found the style appealing to my eyes.
• If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
Uh... I'm really fine with who I am, the crazy blood-stained kitty.
• What's the strangest thing you have in your house?
Depends on what you mean by "strange" because I might find it normal while to most folks it's weird...
• When was the last time you were truly frightened?
Not sure, I'm quite a forgetful person.
• What music are you listening to these days?
Hmm, it all depends on the mood but the standard will be the game/ anime ost.
• What is the worst advice you’ve ever received?
You'll never get anywhere with art.
• What is the best advice you've ever received?
"You shine best when underpressure." - my former director once told me while I'm in the brink of giving up on finishing a song sequence due to pressure and deadline. It came out lovely after taking this by heart.

Dec 5, 2014

Feature Friday! December 2014

Feature Friday! presents:
MILO GALANG

MILO is an Animator and an award-winning writer. He has worked on Angry Birds, 7D, and Rabe Socke 2 to name a few. He's also a key member of an art group called KYUSI KOMPANIE
WEBSITES: DEVIANTART | WATTPAD



• What are you working on right now?
I’m working on some visual materials for my PE Day project
• How and when did you discover that you wanted to do art?
I think it was close to my 4th year in high school. I picked up some How To Draw Manga books for fun and then that’s when I realized that drawing felt natural to me.
• If you weren't doing art, what would you be doing?
Dead, probably.
• How has your practice changed over time?
It’s constantly changing. Working on different projects at work and checking out artists gets me inspired to adapt different styles into my own craft.
• What work do you most enjoy doing?
My own. Haha.
• What art do you most identify with?
Western indie styles with a bit of an obvious influence from my animu days.
• What's the best thing anyone has said about your work?
I guess the best thing anyone’s said about my work now is that they’re promising. That gives me hope that I’ll get somewhere with my projects and that the work I’m doing now isn’t meaningless.
• Who is the biggest influence in your work?
It’s a toss-up between the artist who inspired me to try and adapt a western style (Der-Shing Helmer) and a local artist (JM Valenzuela) whose style just feels close to what I want to accomplish one day.
• What is the single work of which you are most proud?
It depends on my mood. They’re all special to me in a way.
• What is your dream project?
An animated series for my characters, whichever one of them.
• Who do you dream of collaborating with?
JM Valenzuela. Haha!
• Tell us one of your guilty pleasures
I buy figma because I’M A GROWN-UP NOW AND I BUY MY OWN TOYS
• If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
I don’t really have an answer for this.
• What's the strangest thing you have in your house?
I don’t think you’d want to know.
• When was the last time you were truly frightened?
Last time I was in Singapore. Universal Studios had a really great Halloween setup. I remember losing my voice from all the screaming.
• What music are you listening to these days?
I’m into Two Door Cinema Club right now.
• What is the worst advice you've ever received?
“You’ll never get anywhere.” – A lot of people
• What is the best advice you've ever received?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt