Throwback Thursdays #12

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When I was addicted to anime.

The outfit is designed by me and that is an imaginary character.

This is the time when the Korean TV Series “My Girl” was showing on ABS-CBN.

It was inspired (didn’t copy the vest but I had an idea from it) by the cute vest that the lead character was wearing in the first episode of the show (I can’t find an image that shows that).

Throwback Thursday #10

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I cannot remember when I drew this thing, but once upon a time, I always draw with just my pen. No Pencil. No erasures.

If sometimes something goes wrong, I would do something to fix it, just like this one: while drawing the bigger girl (upper right), it was either I lost interest in what I was meaning to draw or I had another idea and so I drew another girl who is supposedly painting the big girl as part of a mural.

Throwback Thursday #7: Super Hero Fascination

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I’ve always been a fan of super heroes, well, mostly X-Men and Spider-Man because I saw the cartoons when I was a kid. This is one of my made-up super-hero drawings. I can’t remember what her powers are supposed to be, but well, probably super strength (judging from the thing on her forearms) plus flight.


It’s nice I always write the exact date.


I drew this on one of my “universal notebook”s. It’s the time I draw almost all the time, but I don’t always have my sketchpad with me.

Throwback Thursday #6: Oil on Paper

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this was the time I was watching “Sabrina” (the teenage witch) the animated series on Disney Channel

When I was a kid, Mom bought me a set of oil paints.

She didn’t know what it was exactly, she just bought them. She must have thought that those were watercolors or something similar. Water-based. But it wasn’t and neither of us knew that.

This painting was one of my first oil paintings. . . and it’s on paper. On thick paper (but not as thick as the ones meant for watercolor). The some oil leaks can be seen on the sides, and on the back of the paper as well.

My very first oil painting was a painting of a ship (medieval one, made of wood). The problem is, I don’t know where it is anymore. It’s probably gone now (because once, our house was attacked by termites, and there’s also the flood). 😦 Too bad, I liked the way it looks, as I remember it in my brain.

I remember I was baffled by the weird smell of the paint and I panicked when my brushes (but they were meant for water-based media and paper) had gone stiff. There were no artists in my immediate family to tell me that those were oil paints and that they are used with canvases and paint thinners and turpentine.

I only learned in college – and that’s the only “art school” that I went to. “College of Fine Arts and Design”.  I wish I studied in an art school all my life, but I didn’t because we didn’t know that there were any such schools here in the Philippines. I should’ve went here if I’d known. I feel so bitter when I think about that. But I can never turn back time. I should just self-study again.

Throwback Thursday #4

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I had to adjust exposure settings because this was done by pencil, and the scanner washed out most of it.

This is one of my favorite early drawings.
I can’t remember what it was that I was dreaming about, or what were my inspiration for this one. I noticed I’ve always been obsessed with putting exact dates on my work. *laughs*


I did this on March 12-13, 2000, I was only 11 years old. This was the time when I still draw every single day. I didn’t feel limited. I felt so free. I never think about any rules in drawing and everything. It’s the best feeling when drawing. But as I grew older, I became more and more conscious. . .  One of the reasons why I make myself draw or make any kind of artwork every single day is because I wanted to get back to how I used to be – I was even more creative then, even though I lacked proper training.


I like this one so much, maybe I’ll recreate this again, make a better version.