Here Comes the Dragon

I just love playing with the characters’ expressions for the Totally Embarrassing illustrations! The difficult part of creating the characters is building up the face; and one of my favorite things when it comes to coloring is adding the details of the hair. Here’s the blush of the month story + the illustration for this month’s Total Girl Philippines.

Total Girl Philippines, March 2013 issue – Totally Embarrassing

Total Girl Philippines, March 2013 issue – Totally Embarrassing

Vector work, Totally Embarrassing

Vector work, “Totally Embarrassing”

Totally Embarrassing, March 2013

Totally Embarrassing, March 2013

Totally Embarrassing, March 2013

Totally Embarrassing, March 2013

I was assigned an article to illustrate: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”.

I rarely draw animals or even mythical creatures so I found this page illustration quite challenging to do. I’m very happy though with how the dragon turned out. I have to say, this one belongs to my favorite Total Girl illustrations especially because it’s different from the usual scenes I’m doing.

Editorial illustration, article: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Editorial illustration, article: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

I got a bit carried away with the scene and gave the main character quite some action. Unfortunately, as much as I love this pose and expression, the art director found that it looks violent so I had to revise it.

Original Illustration, “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Original Illustration, “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Perhaps this just really suits the article better (with the tamed expression and pose). It still turned out great so I’m happy with this.

Vector work, “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Vector work, “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Editorial illustration, article: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Editorial illustration, article: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Editorial illustration, article: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

Editorial illustration, article: “Beat the Insecurity Monster”

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