Recently, I was given a chance to work on illustrations for children’s book entitled “ANG KAMISETANG DILAW”. The story is about Joey’s (main character) favorite yellow t- shirt which is not his but later on, realized his simple dream of owning his favorite shirt. The book was written by Genaro Gojo-Cruz and published by the LG&M, the imprint of Vibal Publishing for its children’s storybook line.
The said book was launched during the celebration of the National Children’s Book Day at Museu Pambata in Manila last July 20, 2010.
Here are the illustrations.
Now, let’s take a look at the actual pages.
While working on this, I realized that book illustration (i hope this is NOT my first and last J) is all about storytelling which requires a setting and most importantly, character interaction. Thus, as an inspiring book illustrator, I should learn how to illustrate them effectively. I know I still have much to learn (kung hindi tayo magiging self sufficient ay madami pa akong kakaining imported na bigas ) to improve my skill and I really need to work more (…and more and more) to established my own illustration style.
You can visit my portfolio for more of my works.