Friday, May 28, 2010

House Plate Funeral

Commuication is always the key to a harmonious and smooth design process. A good communication with your client or your boss or the editor and the writer will make thing easy as you go along working on a piece. For this illustration, there was a communication gap between our team lead and the editor. As an SOP, the writer/editor goes directly to our team lead to give the story and tells him want he wants for the article, after that the lead will assign an illutrator for the article. Somewhere between their storytelling, my teamlead absorbed the wrong information that was coming. they are by the way, of different nationalities and does not have a good command in speaking english (if i may say that). but it's normal here.

so i spent, almost 2 hours researching & illustrating what was instructed to me with a dash of my own view on the story. Little did i know that i was fed with the wrong information. i was halfway thru when the editor saw my work and smelled something wrong with it. when in fact the real story was about the expensive house plates in Oman that are being destroyed by the some punks and too much money is wasted on that.
 the editor's idea was to illustrate a funeral for these plates. showing deah and sad faces over these house plates. i didn't wanna think of another idea, i was pressd for time. so i did what he wanted.


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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Double Dip Recession

It's always amazing how much i learn from all these articles i am working on. Double dip recession in something new to me,i had to search in Google the meaning of the phrase. Sometimes all these business terms are just too alien for me. 

When gross domestic product (GDP) growth slides back to negative after a quarter or two of positive growth. A double-dip recession refers to a recession followed by a short-lived recovery, followed by another recession.

To illustrate the article, i took the title literally and i gues it worked! this page made it to the office' Best Page of The Week! yey! :)

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Steve Jobs

I didn't know that Steve Jobs just had liver transplant until i read this article. hehe This article was about him going back to his usual work as Apple's CEO after his transplant. i thought of just a caricature of the man while holding his glasses and the other hand touching his tummy.

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Oil Spill

The article is about the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico that is affecting the economy at large. Oil spills naturally cost so much money and damage

I love how this illustration turned out. this was a collaboration with other designers-- Waleed Rabin who did the layout and Antonio Farach for his brilliant idea in playing with the text oil. it became more organic and a functional design.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just a normal Sunday

It's been a very exhausting week and sunday is like any other working day that gets on my nerve. sometimes i think working in such a fast-paced environment is toxic but i think i still need more getting-used to. at the end of the day it still is gratifying to feel so used up and pushed to your limits. :)

working on some sports illustrations while brainstorming for an article in business.  world cup is really driving us all crazy .

some sketches for business page. how to make a concept on double-dipping recession?? hhmm..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Plus63 Feature

Thank you very much for featuring me once again here! this is not the first time and it feels good to be recognized by your own countrymen. I will make my country proud of me. :)

Visit the website here and see other great filipino digital talents!

Johanna Velasco is one of my favorite local illustrator, check out hr website here.

Thanks to Seph Mayol. I owe you a lot!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Euro Break-up

This page is one of my daily grinds here. this one i am particularly proud of. iw as trying to achieve something and i successfully reached it.

The story is about investors making more money and getting more andvantage on the fall of euro this days. i gave more focus on the decaying euro which will say more about the story and the dancing man on top will give it a meaning to the graphic.
Full page feature on page 4 that came out May 10 in Times of Oman.
i'm not too happy witht than man illustration. it looks too cartoonish which somehow doesnt go along well with the 3d-ish looking euro.

 This part i am happy about. i think i was able to realise what look i wanted for the euro.

Only the illustration is mine. page layout is done by Srinawas.

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