Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

We’ll be celebrating Earth hour once again on March 31st. Don’t forget to turn off your lights from 8pm-9pm on that day!

I really enjoyed illustrating this month’s Total Girl article about Earth hour and how you can have fun with that 1 hour of no lights. For this illustration, I even had to try doing the shadows myself just so I could illustrate it well. It was great being able to play with color values to really showcase the darkness of the night and the light of the candle illuminating the room and the characters.

Lights Out–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

Lights Out–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

Lights Out–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

Lights Out

Lights Out–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

Lights Out–editorial illustration

And of course, here’s my monthly illustration for TG to the Rescue.

TG to the Rescue–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

TG to the Rescue, March 2012

TG to the Rescue–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

TG to the Rescue

TG to the Rescue–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

TG to the Rescue–Total Girl Philippines, March 2012

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Total Girl Philippines, February 2012

Here’s a heart-y TG to the Rescue dilemma for the month of love!

Total Girl Philippines, February 2012–TG to the Rescue

TG to the Rescue, Digital work in Illustrator

TG to the Rescue, February 2012

TG to the Rescue, February 2012

TG to the Rescue, February 2012

TG to the Rescue, February 2012

Happy New Year! Total Girl Philippines, January 2012

Here’s another TG to the Rescue illustration assignment for Total Girl Philippines’ January 2012 issue. It has been really fun doing illustrations for the mag and I’m looking forward to doing more this year!

Total Girl Philippines, January 2012–TG to the Rescue

January 2012–TG to the Rescue

Total Girl Philippines, January 2012–TG to the Rescue

TG to the Rescue

January 2012–TG to the Rescue

TG to the Rescue, Digital work in Illustrator

Sketch, January 2012–TG to the Rescue

Sketch

Total Girl 2011 Christmas Issue

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s a merry month indeed because I have four spot illustrations for the Christmas issue of Total Girl Philippines. These are so far my favorite illustrations that I’ve done for them.

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

Spot illustration #1 – Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

Spot illustration #2

For the “Yaya’s Little Helper” article, the art director wanted a watercolor-painted background, so I played around with different textures and ended up with just a hint of blue for the whole thing, and big splashes of color behind each spot illustration. I originally made three illustrations for the article. Unfortunately, there’s only room for two, but I’m still posting the third one here.

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

Yaya's Little Helper, main image – Digital work in Illustrator, sketch

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

Spot illustration #2 – Sketch, digital work in Illustrator

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

(Unused) Spot illustration #3 – Digital work in Illustrator, sketch

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

Yaya's Little Helper, article illustration, Total Girl December 2011

Here’s another illustration I made, this time for the “‘Tis the Season to Get Smarter” article.

Total Girl Philippines December 2011– 'Tis the Season to Get Smarter

'Tis the Season to Get Smarter, article illustration

Total Girl Philippines December 2011– 'Tis the Season to Get Smarter

'Tis the Season to Get Smarter, article illustration

'Tis the Season to Get Smarter, article illustration

Digital work in Illustrator, Sketch

Total Girl Philippines December 2011– 'Tis the Season to Get Smarter

Total Girl Philippines December 2011– 'Tis the Season to Get Smarter

Then, the monthly TG to the Rescue section.

TG to the Rescue illustration (December 2011)

TG to the Rescue sketch (December 2011)

TG to the Rescue sketch

TG to the Rescue illustration (December 2011)

original illustration

I had to revise the TG to the Rescue illustration to make room for a wider space, so I moved a couple of items here and there around the room. I also had to simplify the background and add a fly coming out of the girl’s wallet. (She’s too broke, there’s nothing to squeeze out of it. In Filipino, nilalangaw na yung wallet). For the TG to the rescue, and most of the articles, the art director usually gives me instructions on the overall look of the scene.

TG to the Rescue illustration (December 2011)

TG to the Rescue, Total GIrl Philippines

TG to the Rescue, Total GIrl Philippines

I’m no tween anymore, but I surely enjoyed reading the magazine, flipping each colorful page eagerly. It’s not only true for this particular issue, but for all the others too. Rest assured, I’m not biased. Well, maybe just a bit, but seriously it’s still fun to read even though you might be too old for the magazine’s target audience.