Hi po! First of all, fan na fan po ako nung mga artworks niyo. I'm saying that with pure sincerity and hindi ka-echosan. I was in tears when I saw your "Mag-ina sa Hardin" painting. Reminded me so much of my years with my mother. :) Here come the question! Our teacher asked us to name at least one Advertising Agency for our tour in Manila and I chose TBWA. I would like to ask if does TBWA accept a group to have a talk (i.e.: what the world of advertising is really like) in your company. (1/2)
Hi! Thank you so much. This message is very very very sweet. :) “Mag-ina Sa Hardin” is one of my favorite artworks of mine. :)
For the tour in TBWA, I think we can do that. But to be safe, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can refer you to the person who can arrange this. ;)
Hello po! Meron po kasi sakin nagpapagawa ng caricatures. Sinunod ko po yung per square inch. Napagdesisyunan ko po na 13 pesos persquare inch po ako. Kaso po nahihiya ako sa pag presyo ng caricature kasi yung nakita ko po sa mall eh mga 300-400 lang po yung di kalakihan. Though watercolor po yung ginagamit ko, at color pencils naman yung sa mall, sobrang laki parin po ng difference. May masusuggest po ba kayo sa situation na to? Thank you!!!!
Mura na kaya ang P13/square inch. At watercolor + pencils pa. :) Technically, hindi naman labor mo lang ang dapat mong i-factor in, kasama dapat sa presyo mo ang pagka-artist mo at ang idea mo sa paggawa nung art. :) Wag ka mahiya sa presyo mo! Pero siguro, sabihin mo, negotiable naman yung presyo. Tapos makipagtawaran ka sa price na tingin mong okay ka. :)
Hello po, gumagamit po ba kayo ng waterbrush? Ano pong brand? maganda po bang gumamit ng waterbrush? Thanks :)
Hi! Naku, hindi eh. Hindi ko pa nasusubukan. :) Preferred ko ang normal brush + water in a bucket. :D
Kung maglalabas ka ng cover ng Just What I Needed, kahit a capella, magiging mas maaya ang mundong ibabaw. Smiley
Hi! Ang sweet mo naman! :) Susubukan ko. Pero papa-backup ako kay Wincy, para di nakakahiya. :)
Hi! Do you know where i can get faber castell polychromos? Meron kaya sa national bookstore? Thank you! :)
Hi! Naku, I’m not too sure. I just use the regular Faber Castell coloured pencils. But you can always check out National Bookstore or St. Patrick’s (art shop near Waltermart Makati)
Here’s Faber Castell PH’s Facebook, maybe you could send them an inquiry.
Hi! Can I use your drawing of Walter White as a reference of what I'll draw for my plate? I know I can just the actual picture of him,but it's still different when it's an illustration for reference.
Hi! How are you going to use it?:D
hi cj! can you recommend a good printing company (for artwork reproduction) in manila? thank youuuuu :)
Hi! I’v been working with Dexact Photo & Graphics Services for quite some time now and I’m very happy. :)
For silkscreen printing, G28 Printing is also very good. :)
Hi CJ! :) I used to paint everyday after graduating from college. Back then, I was only doing it to develop my style (and also because I love painting!). I was surprised, though, that people are noticing my works. Now, I've been getting quite a few commissions. I have a problem, though, when it comes to getting in the zone to paint something that's worth the pay. Listening to Studio Ghibli soundtracks help me but I think I need more tricks. What do you do to get in the mood? Thanks! :)
Hi Isabelle! I checked out your website, your works are really really nice! And I’m glad that people notice your works and you get commissions. ;-)
For getting in the zone — For me, if we wait for inspiration to come, that process will just become an excuse. We should seek inspiration. In fact, sometimes, we generate our own inspiration. :)
For more “generate your own inspiration” tricks, I would suggest:
- Looking at your painting/illustration idols’ works. For me, I usually look at my inspiration folder which contains works of Robert McGinnis, Norman Rockwell, Bruce Timm, Jessica Hische and James Jean. Or sometimes, I visit Tumblr. :) That pumps up my energy and gets me inspired. But don’t do it too much! Looking at other people’s works sometimes can make you feel paralyzed too!
- Eat apples and stretch for a little bit so you feel energized.
- Brainstorm with yourself! It helps to write down your ideas on a journal. That way, you get to jumpstart your brain into thinking of concepts.
- Sketch and do thumbnails. Physically, your hand will get the warm up it needs.
Hey, hearing from you about this makes me happy. You’re proactive! :) Let’s make more art!
Hello po! Thank you po sa pagsagot! Ako po yung last na nag-ask about sa thesis. Advertising po kasi yung major ko. Yung sa thesis niyo po ba, campaign po ba? If so, saan po kayo nagkaroon ng conflicts?
Hi! Yup, advertising yung thesis ko. What do you mean conflicts?
Hi Ms. Cj! Ask ko lang po kung paano po yung experience niyo sa Thesis niyo? Ano po ba yung category ng thesis niyo? Nakakakaba po kasi! :-)
Hi! Naku, dahil sa tanong mo, narealize kong medyo matagal na akong wala sa college! Nakaka-miss ang UP pero mas gusto kong nagtratrabaho!
Anyways, to answer your question, para sa akin, steady lang ang experience ko sa thesis. Naturally intense ako at pa-biba, ayoko kasi ng natetense sa pagka-cram. (Uy, wala akong issue against procrastination. Nagwowork naman ito sa ibang tao. Sa akin, hindi lang talaga.) So ayun nga, relaxed lang ang thesis ko. Siguro kasi noong inisip ko ang topic ko, inisip ko na agad kung anu-ano at sinu-sino ang resources sa paligid ko. Maraming family friends na educators at artists, so nag-focus na lang ako sa Art sa Education. Mala ganun. Para mas madali mag-research. :)
Tapos, kinapalan ko ang mukha ko at humingi ako ng tulong sa isang friend para maging official editor ko sa pagsusulat ng thesis. Napakalaking tulong iyon, especially hindi naman ako magaling magsulat. Lalo na kung formal writing.
Yung category ng thesis ko ay ADVERTISING. Kasi naisip ko, gusto ko talagang magkatrabaho sa advertising agency pagka-graduate. So ginawa ko nang swak sa portfolio ang thesis ko. At least, kahit fresh grad, may sampler ako sa ahensya. :)
Naku, wag ka kabahan sa thesis! Napagtanto ko na kapag nagtratrabaho ka na, linggo linggo kang nagthethesis. Parang training para sa real world problem solving ang thesis kaya pagbutihin mo!