Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Sketchbook Project: Jeepney Sketches

I made a series of sketches about jeepneys back in 2014. I remember how fascinated I was to make an artwork with a twist of my heritage. Being a Filipino who grew up in the Philippines, commuting in a jeepney is one's basic way of life. If your parents never let you ride a jeepney, you must belong to an affluent family or a clan of the first class but in one way or another, one will still find a way to ride one no matter which walk of life you belong to.

In this sketchbook, I signed up with The Brooklyn Art Library where the Sketchbook Project is in partner with. I have long waited to be a part of this community and now that I finished the sketches, I finally submitted it and hoping it would join the U.S. tour of their mobile library. The sketchbook will then become part of the The Brooklyn Art Library long list of sketch catalogue.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

New York City Sketches

Last December, during one of the coldest winter the east coast has experienced, I went travelling in New York city and created a 3-part sketchbook. New York city is such an inspiring place full of architecture that you would want to recreate. Sketchbooks have always been my go-to souvenirs of my travel aside from photographs and postcards. I hope this becomes into a book someday.


Friday, October 6, 2017

San Francisco So Far

So far, here are some of the sketches and snapshots of San Francisco. It has been over a month since I moved here but Netlfix and Hulu is taking much of my time. I got a lot of catching up with TV.



Monday, July 31, 2017

National Park of Bromo Tengger Semeru and Malang

Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger Semeru

Malang is situated on the eastern part of the most populated island in the world, Java, Indonesia. It is a regency, as what locals would call it, surrounded by mountains. The climate is cool from late afternoon until the mid morning. There are many places to visit in Malang especially if you are a nature lover. Falls and forests are scattered all over while a stretch of a less touristy beaches are in the south.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beaches in Southern Malang, East Java

Sendiki Beach, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Beach day. I have been waiting for this in a while. Malang is mostly known for Bromo and the highlands where there are many water falls park and amusement parks. The southern part of Malang is home to a number of beaches which are still untamed and unheared of. By following Explore Malang on Instagram, I got to know that there are several beaches that you can visit.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Sketches of Ilocos Norte and Vigan

During the trip, I did not get to sketch on the spot as it was a tight schedule. I only managed to find time when I was at home and sketched my favourite spots in Ilocos Norte and the lovely hotel we stayed in Vigan, Escolta Homey Lodge, which is right at the center of Calle Crisologo. A video log at the end of all the pictures is included for you to see the mini sketchbook I personally made.




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Northern Exposure The Second Time Around

Ilocos Province. Eleven years ago, I visited Ilocos Region and had my first taste of bagnet, chichacorn and the local longganisa. So this time, I came back to relive that trip together with my friends. We started at the far north where I also started before. But this time we have a car with us so we can really get in to all the places we really wanted to go.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Sydney and Melbourne, City Sketches and Adele

Australia. A country I never thought I would set my foot in to because I always say that it is too far but Adele changed it all. Ha! When it was announced that Adele will have a series of concert in Australia. I immediately decided to go because I may never get any more chance to see her perform live thus giving me the opportunity to visit Australia, specifically Sydney and Melbourne.


My visit lasted 5 days in Sydney and 6 days in Melbourne ending the trip together with the 77,000 people in Etihad Stadium, Docklands area in Melbourne just to watch Adele's last night in Australia. Can I just say that it is one of the best concerts I have ever seen in my life.

During my trip, I have done sketches of some of my favourite spots and scenes both in Sydney and Melbourne. Here are the pictures I have taken during the trip: