AMHERST UREIQN PROJECT

Oh Penelope!

In life, you’ll come to a point that the only choice you got is to learn the art of letting go. Despite of the loss, letting go of someone or something will gain you peace of mind, sanity, self respect, confirmation and sometimes, a chance to move on.

Months ago, I landed on a Yahoo! News article “Jake Reilly’s ‘Amish Project:'”, it is amazing how Jake  unplugged humself off the grid. Deactivated his facebook, twitter accounts, stopped  using email and texting. Main Reason: He noticed that today, People tends to spend more time with thier gadgets and keyboards than we do with the people we care about. yes, we’re all updated with our friends and family through social media and able to like and comment on thier activites via thier posts but c’mon, when was the last time you go out and spend hours talking about random things.It’s not time wasted. Just quality time with your family and frineds without any intervention of any gadget.

His viral video used Pinback’s “Penelope.” (thus the title). its aboiut the vocalist’s pet goldfish who died. That song and Jake’s viral video inspired me to do this artwork. I must say, I was surprised with the outcome. Honestly I’m bad with colors, i dont do colored artworks that well but I must have to try to let go of my inhibitions and do try to add colors to my artwork.

Well, here you go. High Quality version can be seen @ http://amherst-ureiqn.deviantart.com/#/d5d1i5s

oh_penelope_by_amherst_ureiqn-d5d1i5s

Well that’s for now…

So Till then and Godspeed  😀

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Ang Pakikipagsapalaran ni Manang Liempo

Malamang kilala ito ng mga bumibili ng lunch sa mga “jolly jeep” dito sa Makati. Nainspire lang gumuhit muli matapos umattend ng Graphika Manila 2012 last saturday. (unting udyok pa, magiging serye na ‘to haha)

Anyway, sa may mga deviant art accounts dyan, pa-watch (at pacomment na rin) para mainspire naman ang inyong lingkod hehe 😀

for my latest artwork , please do check out my deviant art account: http://amherst-ureiqn.deviantart.com

sa muli mga bata…paalam 😀


KAGEBUNSHIN TECHNIQUE | IHMS EDITION

Just a catching up with some elementary classmates. ditch in some cameras and a tripod and boom!   (thus the shots)

It is so nice to be with these guys, i mean, they’re the ones that links me to my past. I must admit i kinda miss my grade school, those nuns who patiently teached us, those acacia trees, the ground where we played patintero, agawan base and chato after school while waiting for our school vans.

Years passed and yet these guys are still the same, I’m proud to say that we came from MILC! (now IHMS)

by the way, you can check my first batch of multiplicity shots and some steps how we did it 😀 (check it here : https://amherstureiqn.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/kagebunshin-technique/)

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

(big thanks to my IHMS pals for making this project possible, hopefully, madami tayo sa future, and to Angel for the place… shakeys daw guys, shakeys hehe)


Stop Motion Love [Part 2]

Using the stop motion treatment is the up coming trends when it comes to Pre Nuptial Videos. Depends on how they style and shot the sequence, it inevitably shows the creativity and quirkiness of the soon-to-be husband and wife.

Most of the Stop Motion inspired prenup videos found on YouTube are inspired by Oren Lavie’s Grammy nominated music video “Her Morning Elegance”, wherein couples will do sequences while lying to the floor.

Neil and I started using stop motion treatment on our Prenup Videos with Kate and Seth (check here and here). Using continuous shots, we’re able to capture some of their moments frame by frame thru series of photographs, stitch it with after effects and there you go, a stop motion video .

Now, even Neil is currently based in Dubai, were able to do another collaborative project and that’s the prenup video for Shy and Abet. I must commend Neil on calling the final shots, it made the “stitching” more easier.

please do check out what Neil and I did with their Prenup videos

btw, Sara Bareilles’ “Kaleidoscope Heart” is one of my favorite albums and I insisted her song “One Sweet Love” to be used on the first video and I think it matched the mood of the photos 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

(btw, please do check out my facebook page for our upcoming video projects. just type :  The Ureiqn Project, then hit like, thanks)


Doodle it up :D [Part 3]

Inspired by series of posts by Teacher Mots, I scanned my HD for old drawings and was able to play with it using Photoshop. Creating one is quite hard, and I must say you’ll need some patience on this.

Tingin ko magiging series ko na rin ‘to since I discovered a handful of doodles that  can play with. It’s like giving them second life. Nice

Thanks Teacher Mots, Magical Game TimeZac Gorman for those awesome gif 😀 please do check out those awesome sites.

btw, this artwork inspired by a short story, you may read it here.

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀


AERODYNAMICS

Mainit ngayon pero mayroong lugar sa Bulacan na laging mahangin. Nakakafrustrate tuloy doon lumipat at doon na tumira. Minsan, naiingit ako sa nanay ko dahil marunong siya sumipol, nagtatawag ng hangin pag siya’y naiinitan,  at sa di maipaliwanag na dahilan, darating ang malamig na bugso ng hangin, panandaliang pinapawi ang init at at napapangiti ang mga daanan nito.

Salamat sa hangin, di man nakikita ng lahat, pinapaaalahanan nito ang tao na tumigil sandali at huminga

salamat muli kina Abby at Val 2.0 sa tulong nila sa project na ito 😀


CRANE LOVE PROJECT : the story and inspiration

Got inspired with some beautiful digital artworks of Aquarius Frali. His interesting style of visual story telling caught my attention.

Aquarius Frali is so lucky to have some friends that understands  his unique style and pose in front of his camera. I tried to do some with my friend but it is awkward  explaining what your digital artwork supposed to look like  to  your subject.

Well, here’s my first attempt entitled “Crane Love Project”. Thanks Abby for helping me out on this one 😀 Not Bad

This project was inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki

According to Wikipedia, Sadako Sasaki  was a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of attempting to fold a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war.

Sadako was at home when the explosion occurred, about one mile from Ground Zero, she was blown out of the window and her mother ran out to find a child, she suspected she may be dead but she found her two year old daughter alive. In November 1954, Sadako developed swellings on her neck and behind her ears. In January 1955, purple spots had formed on her legs. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with leukemia (her mother referred to it as “an atom bomb disease”). She was hospitalized on February 21, 1955, and given, at the most, a year to live.

Several years after the atomic bomb, an increase in leukemia was observed especially among children. By the early 1950s it was clear that the leukemia was caused by radiation exposure.

On August 3, 1955, Sadako’s best friend Chizuko Hamamoto came to the hospital to visit, and cut a golden piece of paper into a square to fold it into a paper crane, in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods. A popular version of the story is that Sadako fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed the 1,000 and buried them all with her.


Though she had plenty of free time during her days in the hospital to fold the cranes, she lacked paper. She would use medicine wrappings and whatever else she could scrounge up. This included going to other patients’ rooms to ask to use the paper from their get-well presents. Chizuko would bring paper from school for Sadako to use.

During her time in the hospital her condition progressively worsened. Around mid-October her left leg became swollen and turned purple. After her family urged her to eat something, Sadako requested tea on rice and remarked “It’s good.” Those were her last words. With her family around her, Sadako died on the morning of October 25, 1955 at the age of 12.

So again, thanks Aquarius Frali for the inspiration and Abby for being patient 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀