Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ballpen Sketches


Spiderman sketch

Nightwing and Huntress Sketch

Ichigo Sketch

This one's my Original character "Shooter"


I did most of these sketches at the office when we have high avail time(meaning, there are no calls on que). What I do is bring a piece of coupon bond, divide it into 4 equal parts and do the sketches. I draw anything under the sun, most of the time I do Fan arts of superheroes and animes.

My original creation MLU was also done this way as well as the thumbnails for my Baboy original comics.

Using ballpen as a sketching pen s not easy, specially if you're not used to it but once you got the hang of it, it's not as hard as it looks. So how does it go when you make a mistake? For me, you just have to continue skecthing, some minor errors can be remidied, but some mistakes need to be redone. Hope you like my sketches you can check my DA specially dedicated to ballpen sketches here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Winning Comics: MLU






The Winning Comics: MLU

MLU is my newest comics entry for the 5th Komikon Comics Creation Contest. I was able to get the Best Entry award for the 3rd Consecutive time. Baboy won last Komikon Nov 2008 and second time is for Dogstyle last May 2009 at the Komikon Summer Fiesta. I am very happy that many have appreciated my comics, I'm doing this Blog to share why I did and how I did MLU:

1. First I will write the story, usually, for my comics since it's only a few pages I just think what the story is about.
2. Then I do the thumbnails, in this stage I decide how the panels are layed out on each page and how many pages will my comics be.

3. Next is pencilling, I just follow what I draw on the thumbnails stage so thumbnails are critical you need to put all the important details on it so when its pencillixng time you will not waste time thinking what to draw.

4. And lastly the inking stage, this stage usally takes time, specially if you want to put as much detail on comics as you want, this will make your comics look better. I dont sketch digitally, I only use the basic pencil paper and Ink combo, why? because I really feel attached to my comics this way, and other than that you have a so-called "original art" If you do all your drawing digitally you dont have an orignal art on paper no matter how may prints of your drawings is, "original print" maybe?

Let me give you a brief history why MLU came to be. No, it did'nt started because of the Komikon Contest, It began way back. At the office before they forbid us to bring over pen and papers I'm already making sketches of the characters. Soon after, when Lulu my girlfriend, gave me her "yes", I started making MLU(abbreviation of our names: Mel and Lulu) I drew my first MLU drawing, most of it is can be viewed here-->> most of the early drawing is with Lulu. More or less I have created about 200 drawings of MLU, so when it so happened that the theme for the Komikon 2009 Contest is drama or love story I decided to make Us star in the latest entry :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

POST-KOMIKON EXPERIENCE





POST-KOMIKON EXPERIENCE Oct 19, 2009
Yes I now its a bit late but its better later than later :)


What a really great day that was! The recently concluded Komikon 2009 at the Megamall, Megatrade Hall 1, yesterday Oct 18. I really enjoyed the event even though I was not able to go around that much, I still get to make sure that I get the things that only at such event that I can get in just one round.:) After my work shift from 12:30am - 9:30am(graveyard shift)I head directly to the Megamall just a few blocks from office at Shaw Blvd.

I was with my friend Roel who assisted me in gettting my things in order and stayed at my table when I need to go arround to buy some things. We stayed there until around 7:30pm. A bit later after the they Awarded to my newest Indie Comics "MLU", Best Comics Creation for the Theme: "Sa Kaibuturan ng Aking Puso". To all who bought my Indie, to the Komikon Committee, and to God, my sincerest thanks! :) And for Lulu my comics is all about you.:) This is the 1st Komikon that I was able to get an Indie table(for those who'll going to sell Independent Comics) so I'm really excited and though I'm lacking sleep I still enjoyed very much the event.

At the Indie table to my left is Sir Gio Paredes(Kalayaan, Bayan Knights) and to my right is Rhiver Quilantang(Manilaman, Bayan Knights, Porkypine Rood and Goodbye Rubbit) my now 2 good friends :D they're really nice and we chat when there's no buyer of our Comics. Lets support Indie Comics and the Bayan Nights.:) I was also able to give a Copy of my Baboy and Mlu Indie Comics to Sir John Lent, those 2 comics are silent comics so I think its fine to give it to him because hes an american :) Hope He enjoys the art as much as I did.

When got home I have:


a copy of El Indio of Francisco Coching the Dean of Philipppine Comics
a copy of SKP: Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas Roster Book

a copy of Trese: Mass Murders by Sir B. Tan and K. Baldisimo
a copy of Where Boldstars Go to Die by G. Alanguilan and A. Esmena

a copy of Digmaang Salinlahi 04 by J. Zamar
a copy of Pinoy Komiks Rebyu by Sir Randy Valiente(my Baboy Indie was featured here! check it out! :)

a copy of Porkypine Rood and Goodbye Rubbit by RH Quilantang
a copy of Jeprox Komiks by Freely Abrigo of SKP

a copy of Darna issue no.1
a copy of Wikipilipinas Users Manual
a copy of Yoghi Manga
a copy of Yu-Gi-Oh GX vol.2 English Manga
a copy of FHM Magazine, april 2009 Issue 8 copies of Foreign Comics(Punisher, Hourman, Cybernary by Nick Manabat, Cable, Gen13 art by Adam Hughes, DHP: Dark Horse Presents, and Blade of the Immortal)
a Jack TV notebook
an Avatar DVD(final 6 episodes)
Komikon Poster and Poster of Zsa Zsa Zaturnah
a Long brown Paper Bag
and lastly another Best Comics creation award for MLU: Madramang Lambingan sa Umaga.

What a great experience! all that I can say is that I'd definitely go back and attend the next Komikons to come. :) To may friends online that I meet the first time, its so nice to meet you in person. thanks to all of you and hope to see you at the next convention.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

KOMIKON 2009 PREparation



Bukas na ang Komikon 2009(http://komikon.deviantart.com). Sa Megamall megatrade Hall1, Mandaluyong city. Ready na rin ang mga ibebenta naming copya ng mga komiks namin, kasama ko bukas si Roel, schoolmate ko dati sa PSU(Pangasinan State University).

sa UP kami nagpa-xerox ng kopya, kala nga namin hinde kami aabot, gabi na kasi kami dumating dun pagkatpos ng trabaho ni Roel(Programmer siya) buti na lang 8pm pa daw sila magsasara. Additional copies ang mga pinagawa namin, nakapagpacopya na kasi kami dati, bale 40 copies ang dala namin. Available ang Baboy, Dogstyle, EDSA at MLU ko, si Roel naman ay magdadala ng Copya ng una nyang Indie Komiks na 8 ORas (walong Oras)bakit Walong Oras? Bili na lang kayo ng copy, mura lang :).

Baboy ang Official Entry ko sa Komikon 2008, Dogstyle naman ang Official Entry ko sa Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009, nanalo yung dalawang yun ng Unang Gantimpala sa Comics Creation Contest.:) EDSA naman ang Una kong colaboration sa Isang bantog na writer at artist sa Pilipinas at sa Ibang Bansa si Boss Randy Valiente . at siyempre MLU ang Official Entry ko sa Komikon 2009 Comics-creation Contest(sana manalo hehe :)

Mauuna na si Roel sa Venue, may pasok pa kasi ako, nakaka-inis may pasok ako sa sa sabado ng gabi, e Linggo yun, gusto ko sana e, pagpunta ko sa mega fresh na fresh ako grrr buset talaga! Pero ok lang ganyan ang buhay shit happens 'ika nga. s
Nga pala 'pag bibili kayo ng at least 2 copies may free sketch kayo sa'min. Itago nyo, ibaon nyo sa lupa, kasi pag-sikat na kami magiging Collectors item yun hehe.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mlu Comics Complete!


Sa wakas! Natapos at umabot sa deadline ang aking pangatlong entry sa Komikon Comics Creation Contest na may pamagat na MLU. Bakit MLU? Madami namang pwedeng gawing title? Yung malakas ang dating. Mlu ba kasi wala na akong maisip na ibang kulay na nagsisimula sa letrang "M" maliban sa Maroon? kaya Mlu nalang o kaya Miolet? Siyempre hinde, Mlu kasi nauuso ngayon 'yung love-team na pinagsasama yung pangalan ng magka-love-team tulad ng: Kimerald(Kim and Gerald) at Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina) kaya naisip ko, ako din! MLU = Mel and Lulu! hehe ang Corny pero ako ang creator ng Komiks na 'to!, 'ika nga ni JD yung kaibaigan ko, "Give me Alone!!!!" Sana magustuhan mo itong simpleng Gawa ko, saka sana manalo hehe, sinali ko kasi 'to sa Comics Creation Contest sa Komikon 2009. Thankyou at Mabuhay ang Filipino Komiks! Emotion: laugh.gif

First Time ko magkakaroon ng sariling table sa Komikon kaya excited na ko hehe. Pwede kayong bumili Php 20 lang. Magbebenta rina ako ng Baboy, Dogstyle at Edsa ang una kong colabotion sa pamosong manunulat na si Ser Randy Vanliente.

*Komikon is an Annual Comics Convention in the Philippines. This it will be held @ Megamall, October 18, 2009, Megatrade Hall 1 5th Level Bldg B, SM Megamall, Sunday, 10am - 9pm, Entrance Fee: P80.

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