Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lost Bunny | Pinoy Komikls Anthology

"Lost Bunny" is a piece originally intended for Borderline.  But I decided to do it in watercolor and donated it for Pinoy Komiks Anthology on kickstarter.  My heartfelt gratitude to Maarten Schilder from Holland, (one of the many backers for this project) who got both the book and this artwork. I also would like to thank Adam Pasion and Zon Petilla for coming up with this anthology. This is certainly a big help for so many Filipinos. THANK YOU.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

International Children's Book Day


It was in 2000 that I made this book for my girlfriend. The Dewgazer & The Dewdrop Fairy.

It's basically a story about how we both met composed in fairy tale fit. Divided into 7 chapters, the book was originally written as a short poem, but due to my mind's constant bothering my goodnight sleep to add more spice, sugar and a bit of colored flavoring into it. And Boy, it went on like that for a couple of nights until the short verse transformed into a 175 line Children's Ballade.

Handmade and book bound, artworks in each page were done in watercolor and ink including the written poem. I gave the finish book to my girlfriend's birthday on April of 2001.

And in 2004 I was reading The Dewgazer & The Dewdrop Fairy as a bedtime story to our beautiful daughter.



READ IT HERE

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In my Studio

http://www.bongredila.com/files/studio_animate.gif 
I could stay here all day and all night. But as I always said, I love dreaming.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Sketchbook

I've always been fascinated with Dante Alighieri and the pure love that he had towards the muse of his life, Beatrice Portinari. So this Valentine's day I am going to reread one of his masterpieces, La Vita Nuova.  This is the third time I bought this book. My first copy was borrowed by a friend, never got it back. The second copy I believe was lost.

I also did this thing called "Love at First Stop". It is an old sketch that was initially intended for "Borderline". I played around with it today with an x-acto knife and came up with the one below.





Monday, February 3, 2014

Pinoy Komiks Anthology: Kickstarter

Please Support!

Comic book artists, Adam Pasion and Zon Petilla recently launched a kickstarter for Pinoy Komiks.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324352192/pinoy-komiks

Pinoy Komiks: an anthology collecting comics from some of the best indie cartoonists in the philippines, as well as cartoonists from around the world.

"Arapaap" will be included in this collection.
http://fablesinmelag.blogspot.com/2013/06/arapaap-hopedream.html

Awesome choices to be a backer for this kickstarter. $20 and you'll get the physical copy of the book and your name on the acknowledgement page.

But I encourage you to be a premium backer. Just a few more bucks and you'll be getting an additional fabulous art pieces. I will be donating a watercolor version of "the lost bunny". 




Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Doll Outside the Window

I did an animated gif for this illustration which you can view on my Tumblr site.
Here:
http://bongredila.tumblr.com/post/67575646665

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Help for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Like majority of artists I know, artworks are like our 'children'.  The following are some of the artworks I'm selling on Ebay.  ALL proceeds from this sale will benefit the people affected by the recent typhoon Yolanda via PHILIPPINE RED CROSS. It is my little way of helping my family and fellow countrymen in need of a helping hand.

By purchasing these pieces you are helping as well, and at the same time owning my beautiful 'children'. So take care of them.
If you would like to help without purchasing my art, just visit the site below:

Philippine Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org.ph/

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

Global Giving
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/philippines-flood-disaster-fund/

Salvation Army
https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan

World Vision

World Vision Donations

World Food Programme
World Food Programme Donations

Americare
Americare Help Center


"Lasang Pinoy" • Pen and Ink on Bristol, 11 x 14 • 2009 (Published on Mabuhay News)
SOLD


"Pasko Na Naman" • Pen and Ink on Bristol, 11 x 14 • 2008 (Published on Mabuhay News)
SOLD


"Taas Noo Kahit Kanino" • Pen and Ink on Bristol, 11 x 14 • 2008 (Published on Mabuhay News)
SOLD


"Hide & Seek" (Totoro) • Watercolor on Arches Paper, 9" x 13" • 2010 (unframed)
SOLD