Saturday, October 6, 2012

Barber's tale and Other tales

Good day people! It's been ages since I last wrote on this blog (and that was also a rush posts about the very talented artists) as time and my current job (yes I have a job finally ) didn't require me to have time to visit my lair. But fortunately, I was given time to write this post for you, guys.
The scene features seven customers who received a new, and spectacular perhaps, haircut from the protagonist's father who is a barber in a local town.

As you can see, I have a new painting (at last!) that was done in watercolor on watercolor paper. It was meant for my current application for the circle of illustrators (also known as Ang INK or Ang Illustador ng Kabataan which means The Illustrator(s) of Youth) that specializing in children's book illustrations and storytelling for children. As for the requirement to be a member, an applicant must pass their works and illustrate from a featured story "Anong Gupit Natin Ngayon?" (What's Our Haircut Today?) by Russell Molina.

You can also look the story here.

I dont have much reference for my illustration aside from my figments of my imagination about a barber in a province who always tell tales of his kin, is friends, and any topic that thrilled his customers, so that probably they were not get bored while sitting on the barber's chair for almost an hour or so.

a barber shop in the 16th century

While some barbers today were reliable to have a great and fabulous haircuts and interesting to talk with them, a long time ago they are the one who used to be a surgeon which operates severely injured people without any painkillers or some sort.

The cure of Folly by Hieronymus Bosch

"The Barber" by the Greek Artist Nikolaus Gyzis

Recently I also received a birthday gift from the bunny the famous book of Sun Tzu, the Art of War. Since last last year I craved for this book, although there are websites or eBooks from the internet to copy or download, having a traditional book makes a difference. I had this sense of having a wonderful collection of books, imagining myself on an old library with books rather than stored in a technological manner such as computer.


The organization sent me a letter stating that due to competition, I didn't make it. Although I was disappointed a little bit, I am still hoping to improve myself next year.

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