Yumeii & Wrag (Progress Shots)

Commission: Yumeii & Wrag

This is a commission I did for Ryan Fong. 

Thank you so much Ryan for the commission and for letting me post this. :D
And again, I've been able to save a progress shots so I thought I'd share it! :D

Here it is...

Yumeii & Wrag
full view: http://janemini.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Yumeii-and-Wrag-345461681


Hope you'll like it as much as I do! ^_^


Ashes Of The Creators (Progress shots)

Commission: Ashes Of The Creators by John Stevenson 

This is a cover spread I did for Raven & Bear Publishing. 
Visit their website for more published books, new and upcoming books... just follow this link.

Hope you'll like it! 

Thank you so much Darcy for the commission and for letting me post this.

As much as I wanted to post a video of my process, my computer never let me capture it. :( Fortunately I have been able to save a progress shots so I thought I'd share it again. :D

Here it is...

 If you have questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a message. Hope you'll like it!


Inspire and Be Inspired

Hello! My apologies for not updating this blog last month. Anyway, I was thinking what can I possibly share with you guys but unfortunately I haven't made/prepared something to discuss. Me and my fellow "MAKASINING" colleagues were busy from the last event... The "Winter" Komikon was held last October 27, 2012 at Bayanihan Center - Unilab Pasig City. It's an important event for me and my colleagues. Oh by the way meet the new member of MAKASINING, Ker Floria (AKA "Charles").

Ker Floria

Daenerys Targaryen
And this gouache painting was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Casacop! Yey Thank You Sir JB! :)

And for the past two weeks I've been doing daily sketches. And these GoT sketches are what I have done so far. These are my freebies for the next Komikon. :) 

And here's my teaser ad of Cargo! One of my new comics/mangas for the next Komikon.

And so why exactly did I post something like this?... In all honesty, Cargo was meant to be published for Winter Komikon but I haven't finished it. It is only because I had been procrastinating for almost four months. I didn't know exactly why it's just that I've lost my desire to do something productive (personal stuff). I've been wasting my time playing tetris on facebook and browsing mangas. And so the deadline came and I haven't done anything new for the event... And I regret it! >_< And obviously the moral lesson here is... Do not procrastinate! 

And here's what I've learned from Youtube! I forgot the exact channel... well you can easily find it there youtube master! ^_^. I have listed some of the important part and so here are the keys(?) on how to eliminate procrastination.  :D

Eliminating Procrastination

1. When you feel like you're not achieving enough, you're not productive and when you feel you're putting something off.The first thing you need to do... is do something. Get out of that state!

2. Five seconds rule for being productive. Anytime when you're not feeling productive. Find something that you can do in five seconds. Use it as a mini exercise.

And that's it! Yey! No to Procrastination! XD

And another reason why I decided to write this "Inspire and Be Inspired". I have been exchanging comments and opinions to someone from deviantart. He/She is a good online friend/DA watcher of mine, an aspiring artist. We've been talking about stuff that will help each other. Recently he/she said that whenever he/she see someone's artworks that amaze him/her, he/she's content with seeing someone else doing it rather push himself/herself to work hard. And it took me a weeks before I could find the right response for him/her (LOL seriously... I actually didn't know exactly how to react with that and by the way sorry for the he/she :)).  Anyway, this is what I have told him/her... (hopefully this will also help you).

I couldn't say if it's bad or good for him/her, (I just can't agree with him/her). If you have someone who serves as your model or inspiration (epitome of inspiration? Whatever you'll call it), you should not just be happy to see how awesome their works or how cool they are right now! or see them shine rather follow them or imitate them. There's nothing wrong with imitating because no one has ever made things who haven't seen in real life, I mean there's no such thing as originality. All fantasy/sci-fi characters and environments are just a product of our imagination... combination of things, animals and places we've seen in our planet. By imitating... I mean not copying/swiping their own works but copying their process or style of work. Most everybody starts from this practice, I believe. And then when you can now follow him and comfortable with his/style then it's about time to find your own style, make some experiments. Just don't forget to study the basic, anatomy etc.. This is actually what you need. XD What I'm saying is... you can imitate use it as a stepping stone (If this is the best words to describe it..XD). I myself learned from following some artists. No one is born with painting master skill, probably some born talented but we are free to learn new skills and it takes practice, patient and passion to further develop it.If you're willing to do it then you can probably achieve it! As long as you want to push yourself you can probably surpass them. Remember... live to inspire and be inspired.

Woah! This must be the longest blog entry I have wrote so far. XD I'm really sorry if this is all I can share for now...^_^' And if you see something wrong with my grammar, my sincere apologies...English is not my first language eh. ^^'

Thanks for dropping by! I hope you have learned something from me. :)

And by the way if you have questions or concern feel free to drop me a message. Ja! ^_^


Kiva Process

 It's been awhile since I have done a digital painting... I'm so glad that I had the chance to paint once again. 

Here's a commission/fan art request I did for our very own Miss Dee, manager of Makasining Group. She wants a female version of Kamen Rider Kiva, so here it is. 

 I honestly have no idea how his/her armor really looks like. So, if you are a fan of Kamen Rider Kiva... My sincere apologies if you see something weird with her armor. 

All thanks to Miss Dee and Sir JB Casacop for the food! ^_^

I have documented my process, so I thought I'd share it with this animated gif. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a message. Hope you'll like it!

And by the way.... English is not my first language... so... if you see something wrong with my grammar please let me know! Thanks in Advance! :D


100% Of Me

This is a request illustration I did a few years ago for Kitt and Kate Aton-Osias. It's an illustration for Kate's short story,  If you want to read the whole story here's the link (100percentOfMe).

Here's the progress shots... 

I know... you may not find this interesting, An old painting of mine that shows my lack of skills and techniques. But as much as I want to post a progress shots of my recent works, I still haven't figured out how to organize them. So why not let's start from one of my old paintings and see how can we improve them. ^_^

As I can see from this painting, it needs more space. If I just extended its canvas perhaps it would look better. And the equations effects are so lame. >_< And... highlights perhaps?  I know there's still room for improvement What else did you see? Please let me know. :)

This is why I keep my old paintings and drawings not just to laugh at it. But to be able to see that I still need to improve and never be satisfied with my current style or technique.  Did it help you or it did not?

Well that's it for now, I hope I could post another progress shots where I can critique my own old paintings! :D I really do hope that somehow this will help you. :) And as always... English is not my first language so if you see something wrong with grammar... please... please let me know! Thanks! Have a great day! :D


Just A Little Update

Hello everyone! My apologies for not updating my blog. The past six months have been pretty busy for me and exciting! I had the opportunity to work on Warlord of Mars and Marvel Bronze Age Sketch Card series! :) All thanks to Allen Geneta, Bard Mendoza, Breygent Marketing Inc and Rittenhouse. I'm really glad that Tom gave me the permission to post these images! ^_^

These paintings are my first attempt in gouache. I don't actually know how to use it properly but I still had a lot of fun! :D And good thing  JB Casacop  gave me some idea how qouache works. :D I can't post the sketches I did for Marvel yet, hopefully soon.

And lastly, I haven't told you yet that I have published my very first comic last Summer Komikon and November Komikon 2011. (finally! My long awaited dream has come true!) :D All thanks to Makasining group ( Allen Geneta,  JB Casacop  and newest members Ferdinand Ladera, David Villegas, Benjo Camay, and Tey Bartolome). Check out their awesome artworks! :D

So here are the previews of my first ever published comic. :)

S.O.S is based from a poem/short story "Love and Time". I just added a little twist, comedy and drama to make it more interesting.  I'm having a hard time searching for its author. If you know who wrote the story please let me know so I can give him credit.

That's all for now, I hope you'll find this interesting. :D I will definitely post a tutorial/progress shots of my works as I promised. Thanks a lot for dropping by! :D I'll  try  my best to update this at least once a month. And as always English is not my first language so if you find something wrong with my grammar please let me know! :D Thanks! :)


Starting the New Year Right

First of all I would like to greet everyone a Happy New Year!!! :) I made this blog a few years ago... and this will be my very first post here. So, for the first batch, I would like to share some of my old artworks which I did from 2007 onwards.


"Angela Luna"

3D Artist: Mark Tayag
Texture Artist: MJ Pajaron
Concept Artist: John Ace

my first ever 3D model


"Render Dream Forest Defender"
Concept Artist: Brian Valeza
3D Artists: Wilfred Dajot
   SFX: Ian Aguas
Animation: Ian Aguas
Texture Artist: MJ Pajaron



Keep Distance


Did you see any improvement/s?

From now on, I'll share all my artworks, techniques or anything I've learned from my mentors or from a books. I don't have much to share for now. I hope you'll like my first post. Do feel free to leave a comment or critique. I'd gladly appreciate it!:) Some of my old artworks can be found at janemini.deviantart.com. By the way, English is not my first language so if you see something wrong with my grammar please let me know!^_^ Thanks a lot! Once again.... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

I’d like to thank our Lord, my family, friends, co-worker/mentors  for helping me get this far... :)
Special thanks to Jairamset Jugadora ^_^