Editorial Work: Total Girl Philippines, October 2014 Issue + WIP

Last month was just a collection of past “Totally Embarrassing” stories, so in this month’s issue of Total Girl Philippines, my new illustration will get a taste of the magazine’s new layout.

I was able to incorporate some details on the illustration’s background. I just love how the contrast of colors turned out here, with the background color being bright, yet making the characters’ colors pop.

“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

close-up—“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

close-up—“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

close-up—“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

close-up—“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

vector work—“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

vector work—“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

My illustration with the new layout, plus some of my old illustrations:

“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

“Totally Embarrassing” stories, October 2014

Then, here’s a Little-Red-Riding-Hood-inspired illustration, which I’m also very happy with.

“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

closeup—“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

closeup—“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

closeup—“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

closeup—“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

closeup—“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

closeup—“Big Bad Bullies” article illustration

Below is a WIP (work in progress) of the “Big Bad Bullies” illustration:

The scene sketch:

sketch—“Big Bad Bullies”

sketch—“Big Bad Bullies”

Little Red Riding Hood alone in the woods—forming the character with the base colors.

WIP 1—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 1—“Big Bad Bullies”

A floating head!

WIP 2—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 2—“Big Bad Bullies”

Bully #1 taking shape:

WIP 3—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 3—“Big Bad Bullies”

The other bullies just came in:

WIP 4—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 4—“Big Bad Bullies”

Adding the details:

WIP 5—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 5—“Big Bad Bullies”

Hair details:

WIP 6—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 6—“Big Bad Bullies”

With the background completed:

WIP 7—“Big Bad Bullies”

WIP 7—“Big Bad Bullies”

AND here’s the final illustration! I edited the colors since the original would look too dark when printed.

vector work—“Big Bad Bullies”

vector work—“Big Bad Bullies”

Tomorrow’s Halloween! I hope you enjoy this really fun and spooky celebration!

Happy Halloween!

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Total Girl Philippines, 2014 Anniversary Issue

September 2014 marks the 10th year of Total Girl Philippines. Celebrating the anniversary means a new layout!

Total Girl Philippines, September 2014 cover—Ariana Grande

Total Girl Philippines, September 2014 cover—Ariana Grande

For the “Totally Embarrassing” section (which I do monthly illustrations for), the TG team chose their favorite stories from the old ones. So I don’t have a new illustration for this month’s “Totally Embarrassing”, but 2 of my old illustrations were used for this “Best of” feature.

“Best of Totally Embarrassing”

“Best of Totally Embarrassing”

“Best of Totally Embarrassing”, story and illustration from the May 2013 issue

“Best of Totally Embarrassing”, story and illustration from the May 2013 issue

“Best of Totally Embarrassing”, story and illustration from the August 2013 issue

“Best of Totally Embarrassing”, story and illustration from the August 2013 issue

I do have a new illustration though for the “Totally Gal Pals” section featuring the “Clash of Friends” article.

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

vector work—Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

vector work—Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

Gal Pals, “Clash of Friends”

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 + WIP

This is from last month’s issue of Total Girl Philippines!

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

sketch

sketch

Here are some work-in-progress shots. The illustration doesn’t look good at all without the details!

I usually start by choosing a color palette, then I tweak the colors along the way.

WIP 1

WIP 1

WIP 2

WIP 2

WIP 3

WIP 3

WIP 4

WIP 4

vector work, final illustration

vector work, final illustration

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue

“Totally Embarrassing”, August 2014 issue