Let’s Make a Cartoon Character!

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Slap slap slap me, I’m so clueless. I really wanted to join the bandwagon of making a cartoon character. But like I said, I’m a na’da!

Enter my nephew (artist partner) YUAN, oh boy, sometimes it’s great to truly rely on kids’ imaginations! Let’s make that often! So please people,let’s CLAP CLAP CLAP for Yuan!!!

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This was Yuan’s output from the previous post.  I’m so in love with the dinosaur (which I thought was a dragon so the kid was kinda mad haha)

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I asked Yuan to do the character again, this time on a bigger (and more clean) paper. With a promise that I will use his drawing for an animation project! He was amazed that I can make the drawing move so he did my request.

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Yuan working. I also asked him to name the character. HMMM what could it be? he kept rejecting my suggestions. Why dislike naming it the same as his? Yuan the dragon dinosaur. What’s wrong with that? haha

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And I jumped in to help him color.

Output:

Presenting, Fely and Pete the Phyrosaur. (etymology: Dinosaurs that throw fire!!!) haaayaaaah!!! Fely the mother, Pete the son. cute names Yuan. 🙂

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Oh yeah, before I forget, the animation part!!  Well I’m planning to learn that one, but for now… Yuan, here it is *drumrolls:

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CLAP CLAP CLAP Miaaaaa!!! 😛

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on! – Albert Einstein

❤ mia

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Illustration: I Love Japanese Manga

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It’s been awhile. No words to say but ‘I’m happy‘. Writing and drawing are two of my many passions. My soul and every fiber of me are joyful whenever I’m working on projects that synthesize my talents. Projects such as this: Japanese manga/comics. I adore making comic strips ever since (thanks bazooka gums) and illustrations to stories. Until now, amidst the trolls and rolls of adulthood, illustrating never fails to perk me up.  It’s different now ‘coz it’s computer aided. Analog and digital Illustration: I’m both.

Here are the initial story boards :

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Did you get even a slight grasp of the story? If so, I can call it a teaser ha-ha. There are more boards to create, edit and finalize to bring this story into a ‘THE END’. For now, let me just say, I’m so thrilled with my initial outputs. It looks like manga! EEEEE!

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. – Elder Uchtdorf

❤ mia

Project with Kids: Cartoon Cut-outs

This activity is transpired by our previous art sesh where our little artist Andrei pitched the idea of cartoon cut-outs. Good idea, kid. *clap *clap

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In this post, I will show my nephew Yuan doing more cut-outs (he goes home from school earlier, that’s why). He borrowed Andrei’s cut-out as a template. I can truly feel this kid’s inclination to illustration. By himself, he starts tracing and he knows what to do. Although afterwards, he pushes the marker suggesting I continue the drawing (he got frustrated when he thinks his copy is not as good) but I rejected saying it’s best if he be the one to complete his artwork. Instead I gave a little guide/demonstration (showing him proper strokes and some tips on detail observation since he’s copying a model) and assured him he is doing the right way.

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The beautiful result is this:

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Wow!!! Good job, Yuan! Now, you know how to draw your favorite cartoon! I told my nephew. He was so delighted, he created more! Yeepee! 😀

Yuan’s Output:

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These were the kids’ first batch of cut-outs. Reference: Monsuno Figure named Lock.

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My model drawing is flanked my Yuan’s drawings. Reference: Optimus Prime / Transformers

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Just when I thought it’s a wrap….we are not over yet. Someone’s lucky to make it to the day’s art sesh.

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It’s Nathan!

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I did a rough sketch of Optimus Prime and he colored it with crayons. Lovely robot!!

And I almost forgot, all I did in this art sesh was to cut out. That’all. And a bit of teaching. I I discovered kids learn so fast especially when they like what they’re doing and are also independent. But not with the scissors, I never let them (for now).

Hmmm What should we do next? better ask the kids… 🙂

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead

❤ mia

 

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Project: My Heartless Valentine Shirt

Let this project give you idea on how I spent my valentine cheers. Hey, Is there a problem? Jeez, I’m married to art, yo… yeah, we’re good, I’m fine. I’m good. Really. *sobs*

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Okay, here’s the thing: This was a science project for my cousin. It’s an apron illustrating the digestive system, as you see. I was really fascinated by what I made, I was wearing it almost half a day. Then, I saw people wearing red. I’m like ‘what’s the matter?’. Oh, dude, it’s valentine’s. I think I should create something special or better yet should I wear red? (ugh, please!). When I look myself in the mirror, saw the apron, I said, “this is my valentine’s…. heartless!”. hahahaha 😛  (not to mention, kinda ‘disgusting‘, LOL)

20170213_100644-1Alright, this is the part I’d say…kidding aside, right?! Okay, kidding aside, I’m in love with life, that’s for sure! No need for man to date, my family is more than enough (here we are with the sentiments blah blah blah!) And my literal heart is with me, beating, healthy. The figurative heart… well , is married with art. Believe me, I’m good. I’m fine. *sobs*

All you need is love but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz

PS: yeah right, true. 🙂

 

Ma’ Girls are Dressed

My goodness! Ma’ gorg’ girls were naked for too long, they must’ve hated me. I found out my Fashion Sketchpad was kept cold inside my book storage and I haven’t worked since the first (and the last) post in here. Sorry girls, I promised you’d be glamorized but yo’ mama was doing all sorts, she totally forgot she has bought a sketchpad. But yo’ mama didn’t forget one thing: her dreams of becoming a ‘fashion designer  and a stylist’.

I need some more practice. And am’a do a lot, just in case I get to fashion school and I can show evidences of such pursuit.

Enough drama gorg’ mama, since ma’girls been found, let’s get dressed! O’right?! 🙂

I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. – Victor Frankl

❤ mia