Monthly Archives: February 2011

I learned how to make art using computer based programs when I got into college–well, I didn’t have a choice because it’s a part of my courses in Advertising Management.  I didn’t find making digital illustrations hard…maybe because I developed a passion for it right away, and having a good background in traditional art made digital much easier.  It’s like driving an automatic for the first time is “easy peasy” when you already knew how to drive manually.

However, there’s one digital illustration technique I haven’t tried yet, until now—making vector art portraits.  I tried to vectorize my photo (i used mine so no one would get offended in case it didn’t turn out good) haha!  I didn’t have any idea which appropriate tools to use in making vector illustrations–I just used those which I am familiar and comfortable with.

So here it is people, my very first vector illustration:

After 12 hours of working (yes, I made this freakin’ piece the whole day!!10am-10pm)

I had a hard time working on the hair…and that’s the best I can do (sorry!).  It may look amateurish to some, but I’m still proud of my work!


Last night’s Diana Mini “Love is in the Air” Launch party at Heima Cubao X was filled  with fun, music and  LOVE.  After a week of conceptualizing, designing and setting up, I can say that the overall look of the venue just made my jaw dropped 10 feet below.  I was appointed team leader of the venue design, and I’m glad I exceeded the expectations of my bosses.  I was able to showcase the artistic side of me and it made me smile everytime I see guests take pictures of my camera and heart cutouts (pictures below), because I felt how much they appreciated my work.  Of course, the venue wouldn’t be such a success without the help of my co-interns. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!!!!

Get your limited edition Diana Mini “Love is in the Air” at Heima store.

“Five minutes”.  These are the first two words of the day that would always come out from my mouth.  I seriously have a hard time getting up in the morning, especially on a weekend.  I am not a morning person but I think I just broke the record one SATURDAY because I jumped out of my bed at freakin’ 4:30am without any complaints.  My usual lethargic face has been replaced with a grin.  I rose even before the sun did.  It was my graduation day.

February 5th of 2011, the day where my future begins.

On my way to PICC, I didn’t have any idea what to expect.  Graduation is a very emotional event.  I even want to slap myself for putting on too much mascara for I might shed black tears later.  Surprisingly, all throughout this special event, I found myself smiling, laughing and kidding around with my batchmates and college friends whom I would never see as often as before, by the end of the day. I guess it didn’t sink in to me that we would all go on separate ways…or maybe, the word ‘goodbye’ is just not in my vocabulary.

Graduation felt like completing the hardest level of a game, and this white rolled parchment is my trophy.  I was beyond happy knowing that I made my family proud for I completed my education—with an award.  Yes, I marched with a gold medal dangling around my neck.  Two days before the big day, my thesis-mates and I received the most outstanding thesis award.  Our months of hard work paid off.  I’m very proud of our group and I would forever value the friendship and closeness that we had.  Cheesy much?  But seriously, if ever you paid the time to read this entry, from the bottom of my heart, I LOVE YOU TEAM PROXIMITY.  I don’t know if it’s coincidence, proximity means closeness.

I also have tons of people whom I want to thank—professors, colleagues, friends and family—you know who you are (If I know your name, you’re definitely one of them).  I wouldn’t be able to wear a toga without you people.   Again, if ever you are reading this, a big THANK YOU for motivating and supporting me to be the best that I can be because you believed in my talents and capabilities.  I owe you guys, really. However, there is someone whom I owe BIG TIME—whom I will forever give thanks to.  GOD, the BIG GUY above, thank you and I offer my life to You.

At last, I’m done calling myself a student.  I am now an unlabeled individual seeking a career on my own.  My future starts now, but where do I begin? It’s for me to find out and I’m currently working on it.  Just wait and see.

February 5, 2011

I grew up knowing Tim Burton’s films–from Edward Scissorhands (1990) to Alice in Wonderland (2010).  He is known for his dark-themed and not-so-child-friendly fantasy films (his works kind of freaked me out when I was a kid), but I do believe in his talent and creativity which are out of the ordinary.  I like him as a director but I can say that I am more of  a fan of his poems and drawings.  Tim Burton wrote a poetry book entitled “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories”.  As expected, the book has a dark-touch to it but hilarious at the same time. Aside from Oyster Boy’s mishaps, here are some of my personal favorites.

The Girl With Many Eyes

One day in the park
I had quite a surprise.
I met a girl
who had many eyes.

She was really quite pretty
(and also quite shocking!)
and I noticed she had a mouth,
so we ended up talking.

We talked about flowers,
and her poetry classes,
and the problems she’d have
if she ever wore glasses.

It’s great to now a girl
who has so many eyes,
but you really get wet
when she breaks down and cries.


Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love

Stick Boy liked Match Girl,
He liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
he thought she was hot.

But could a flame ever burn
for a match and a stick?
It did quite literally;
he burned up quick.

They sure are funny, but most of his stories are melancholic and end in despair.

I got this from a site but i suggest you to buy a copy 🙂