No.10: Charito Solis

inktober2019 No.10: I tried drawing Ms. Charito Solis, one of the premier actresses of the Philippines.
Ang orihinal na Inang Reyna at primerong aktres, Charito Solis.


No.9: “Little People”

I was waiting for the bus, but honestly I didn’t really feel like drawing. The thing is, though, I remember that always bring my sketchbook and drawing would be good.

So I busted out my sketchbook and started drawing the girl on the left, who’s also waiting at the bus stop. I changed the hairstyle though because, why not. And again, Cris Soto of SKAM España crossed my mind so a drawing of her found its way eventually into the paper. Ha.

Next an image of Lapu-Lapu popped up in my mind. He’s the Filipino datu who killed Magellan and is called the first hero of the Philippines. But I changed my mind and wanted to draw a girl instead, and the image of Amaya popped up. She’s the main protagonist from a 2017 Philippine historical drama. I’m not sure if the pointy shoes are historically accurate, but heck it’s alright.

“Mumunting Tao”

My culture: Precolonial Philippines

Inktober2019 No.6 is brought to you by yours truly, inspired by pre-colonial Philippines!

Lately I’ve been feeling inspired to draw Filipino women from the Spanish and Precolonial period.

The latter is especially interesting because a lot of information that I’ve never read in my textbooks are popping up now, thanks to the people who made time for research and posting them on the Internet.

For instance, this one has been a very interesting read for me:

I know how to draw Japanese-inspired clothing, Western or modern-styles because I’ve done those so many times and I can find references anywhere.

I’m embarrassed to say this but sadly, I haven’t drawn many representations of my country and culture that much.

I don’t want to blame the lack of resources or beat myself up for not having done so in the past. But I feel excited that I’m doing this now!


Inspirasyong mula sa panahon ng mga Sinaunang Pilipino.