I spent seven months working on the illustrations for Angkat. After nearly eighteen years away from commercial art, the writer Jewell Reinhart Coburn persuaded me to give it a go. It contains 26 full color illustrations. It's published by Shen's Books and is available at Amazon.com.
To do the preliminary sketches I first made small wire dolls for each of the characters, dressed them in cloth costumes, then bent them into poses. Once the sketches were approved, tI gathered live models from around my neighborhood, dressed them in makeshif costumes with paper mache' jewels an head-dresses. I photographed dressed models in the desired poses and from the desired points of view and in the desired light. From there I did the finished illustrations.
Some images available upon request
as Giclee prints.
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