Mar 14 2011

Elektra… again. But Finished

Really, really finished.

Started this painting way back in 2006, with really no final idea in mind.  What I wanted was just a sexy pinup and an exploration of methods.  I did end up posting an unfinished work in DeviantArt, with a step by step process, but I never revisited it until it was requested by Jay Tablante, saying he needs it as an inset for his feature in Digital Photographer (Philippines) Magazine

He used it as a costume reference for his Elektra shoot with model Nadine Howell.

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Feb 28 2011

Les Femmes Fatales

Jay Tablante had a successful opening of his cosplay photo exhibit; Les Femmes Fatales, a week ago.  The exhibit features a sample of his most recent photographs of pop culture heroines, whose shoots a few of us had been lucky enough to attend.  It’s still up, and you can still visit The Crucible.

Picture by Roi Francisco

The Artists Brigade – Left to Right; standing: Jairus Tolibao, Gener Pedriña, behind him Jann Galino, Harvey Tolibao, Jay David Ramos, Jay Tablante, Max-c Cubacub, behind her; Aaron Felizmenio, Heubert Michael, Ruben Nation and Patrick Carlos.  And that’s me holding the glass up to Jairus. Awesome picture by Roi Francisco

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Feb 3 2011

A Look Back

Haven’t been posting artwork for a long time, so I thought I ‘d do that by focusing on my favorite pages of past works

So let me start off with these, from the 2 part Agents of Atlas vs The X-men; written by Jeff Parker

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To be specific my most favorite is the last panel for page 21 all through the splash.

Whenever I draw a sequence, I imagine it always moving.  Hence for panel 5, I thought it would be could to see Cloak unfurling his… well — cloak; billowing with rushing air coming in from the other side and then fully opens to (page 22) rush the X-men out.  And why page 22 is a fave is obvious, Love the X-men

After drawing the pages (and the previous ones with Cloak and Dagger), I thought It’d be great to have a TV series of the Duo.  It has the necessary elements that could make it relatable for the present viewers;, drugs, crime, teen drama (at least it isn’t another Vampire emo series).  Yeah I’d watch that.

So while posting this one, I googled “Cloak and Dagger TV Series” … There’s a plan!  Cooool.


Jan 16 2011

Weapon X23

Immediately after getting back from Singapore the Space Academy set to work on the second version of x23; the mature version. And Max-c Cubacub and I dropped in to watch.   Jay had chosen Sollen Heussaff to wear the claws of Laura Kinney, for those who do not know, Sollen is a tv/ print model, and actress and VJ for Channel V. For facebook afficionados; you may have glanced at the Coke Zero Ad featuring her… but most of you have definitely seen her on TV in Survivor Philippines.

What’s not very well known is her knack for prosthetic make up, she actually applied the wounds on her self for the shoot. I wish I had recorded that one. however this much I have caught on video… Continue reading “Weapon X23” »


Jan 11 2011

The Young Laura Kinney

This is an uber late feature of Jay Tablante‘s shoot prior to going to STGCC.  This one I guess you’ve already seen floating in the net but nonetheless, it was fun watching the shoot happen.  When Jay mentioned he had scheduled an X-23 shoot (which then was to feature a prominent actress), I had mused to him if he might do a younger adolescent X-23.  And he did, much sooner than I had expected.

The younger Laura Kinney was then played by the young actress Barbie Forteza from GMA channel.  And before the shoot proper Jhem Manalang (who does the Art Direction) mentioned getting stunned about all the news coverage from the channel’s entertainment segment.  The shoot idea is after all inspired from Kick-Ass’ Hit Girl; the preteen vigilante, and the young x-23 at the same age of 13 was already an assasin.  A role not donned by any actress of the same age.  And when I did ask Barbie if an offer came for such a character, she unhesitatingly said “Go”… with a thumbs up.  And us knowing she hasn’t seen Kick Ass, I had to glance over her parents who were watching the shoot as well…  They may have not seen it too.

But the girl was more than happy to pretend being a killer, while dreading about tripping over and accidentally stabbing the SWAT guy underneath.

Managed to also put together this one… however I couldn’t cram in more video or pictures since I had yet to buy a larger CF card
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Dec 29 2010

X23 Photoshoots

So a teaser for for another of Jay Tablante’s cosplay shoot. Haven’t had time to post about the previous shoots, so I need to go through those before this one. Hopefully just in time for the final image