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Inkie Nicole Lim on INKie Spots


Give us a brief background about yourself.

Hi! I am an artist, illustrator, and self-proclaimed ice cream connoisseur. Most of my children’s illustrations are drawn digitally and revolve around nature, fantasy, and whimsical themes. For some reason, I also love clouds— they’re so fun to paint!

What keeps you busy when not illustrating?
Work (in a totally non art-related field) , traveling, swimming, and reading. 

 

Trained? Self-Taught?

I would have to say both. Though I’ve never pursued art in college, I’ve been taking traditional art lessons from various teachers since I was a kid.  I only started to get into digital art after college and I was mostly self-taught.

How long have you been an INK member?

I’ve been a member of INK since 2008.

Where do you get your inspiration?

- children’s books, old and new - especially ones with really nice artwork!

- art and pretty things I see

- random thoughts while brushing my teeth - then I’d have to scramble and look for paper to draw it on so I wouldn’t lose it!

Best childhood memory?


When I was a kid I would spend all my carefree summer days swimming, biking, getting into trouble, playing (good ol’ Pinoy games!) and running around with my siblings, cousins and other children in the neighborhood. Good times!



What did you want to be when you grow up? Did you achieve it?

Back in the first grade I wanted to be an astronomer, then in high school a painter. In college I wanted to be a graphic designer, and then at some point an entrepreneur. Now I am a digital artist and illustrator. I think I’ve been everything but an astronomer, but hey, who knows? :D

Top 3 children’s books (or first 3 children’s books in mind)

- Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein Gaarder

- The Little Price by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Top 3 movies (or top 3 movies you loved as a kid)

- Disney’s Aladdin

- The Last Unicorn

- Spirited Away

Favorite toy as a child

- Magic Sketcher, My Little Pony

Favorite Toy Now

- Does an iPhone count as a toy? I play games in it!



Favorite Art Tool/Materials

- Photoshop and my trusty Wacom tablet

- Pencils, Watercolors



How do you overcome creative block?

Usually I look at pretty art and photos for inspiration, or just do something else like read or talk to people or take a nap (warning: the latter may dangerously lead to procrastination). Sometimes, you just can’t force these things.


What is your dream project?

I would definitely love to illustrate more children’s books, or perhaps even a graphic novel of a theme that matches my style. It would also be cool to have art exhibits and sell merchandise of my art!


Websites/folio links

website - www.rinianart.com
deviant art - www.rinian.deviantart.com
art blog - www.blog.rinianart.com

Inkie Spots

Inkie Jonathan Rañola, honorable mention in the 2011 PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Prize.

Give us a brief background about yourself.

I am from Malolos City in Bulacan and works as an art instructor, part-time graphic designer, illustrator, and entrepreneur. I took up Advertising Arts at the University of Santo Tomas-Manila and currently finishing my Master of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. 

What keeps you busy when not illustrating?

If not illustrating or painting, I am usually busy working as an art instructor for two Universities. Presently preparing some business plans in the future with my family and usually do other activities not related to art. 

Trained? Self-Taught?

Studied fine arts.

How long have you been an INK member? 

I became part of INK in 2009.

Where do you get your inspiration?

People around me, artistic people, young people, old people, movies, music, art books, and the Internet.

Best childhood memory?

Drawing and painting workshops at the Ayala museum. Family vacations in beaches and different provinces. 

What did you want to be when you grow up? Did you achieve it?

To become a popular artist achieving a cult-like status. I always dreamed that my works will be commercially produced and merchandised. My artworks printed on shirts, books, comic books, calendars, notebooks, stationeries, etc. I also wished that I could have an opportunity to design toys, furniture, electric gadgets, or anything functional. Did I achieve it? Yes for some but most, maybe ten years more. 

Top 3 children’s books (or first 3 children’s books in mind)

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  

Dick Whittington and His Cat by Marcia Brown 

Top 3 movies (or top 3 movies you loved as a kid)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen directed by Terry Gillian

The Sound of Music directed by Robert Wise

Superman movies 

Favorite toy as a child

Lego, Brick game, Matchbox

Favorite Toy Now

Lego, My Laptop

Favorite Art Tool/Materials 

Pen, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and found objects 

How do you overcome creative block?

Just go out, eat out, and shop for ideas.  

What is your dream project?

To illustrate a series of books about Maria Makiling or other popular myths. I want to showcase my style in making art and be known for it.

Websites/folio links

Jonathanranola.bizhat.com

Inkie Zeus Bascon has been one of InK’s more visible members. A part of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan's council of officers, Zeus often participates in Manila's exhibit circuit, showcasing his works in groups shows at Cubao X, Manila Contemporary and Vinyl on Vinyl among others.

He has illustrated a number of children’s books for the Philippine’s leading children’s book publishers. Among these are Bakawan for Adarna House and several Modern Legends books for Lampara Books

Keep track of what’s on Zeus’s plate on these sites:

http://zeusbascon.blogspot.com/

http://ziyus630.deviantart.com/

YASMIN DOCTOR on INKIE SPOTS


Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be featuring different members of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK). On this inaugural post, we’ll be featuring Yasmin Doctor, this year’s Grand Prize winner of the PBBY Alcala Prize for the story “Rizaldy”.
Take it away, Yas!


Give us a brief background about yourself.

Hello, I’m Yas Doctor. I live in Las Pinas and I’ve been a member of Ang INK since 2004.


What keeps you busy when not illustrating?

Hehe, secret. :) 

Trained? Self-Taught?

Trained.


Where do you get your inspiration?

Kung saan-saan. (Anywhere.)


Best childhood memory?

Marami. Dati may tindahan kami ng damit sa Landmark, tapos everytime pupunta kami ni Mama sa Makati, usually iiniwan niya ako sa Ayala Museum (may kakilala naman siya doon, kaya safe naman), tapos buong maghapon ako na andun. Minsan gagabihin pa ako, pero enjoy. 

(A lot. We used to have a clothing store in Landmark and every time we go to Makati, my Mama usually leave me at the Ayala Museum where she entrusts me through her friend. I stayed at the museum all day, sometimes until evening, but it was enjoyable.)


As a kid, may pagka-loner ako. Wala akong kalaro noong bata ako, at dahil hindi ako puwede lumabas ng bahay, naging kalaro ko ‘yong mga alagang naming aso. Enjoy din pag namimingwit kami ng pamilya ko sa mga fish pond sa dating Nayong Pilipino. O kaya pag pumupunta kami ni Papa sa Batangas. Actually marami pa talaga pero ito ‘yong top 4. 

(As a kid, I was the kind of loner type. I didn’t have the chance to make neighborhood friends, and since I wasn’t able to play outside, my dogs kept me company. I also enjoyed fishing with my family at the Nayong Pilipino, or whenever my Papa brings me to Batangas. Actually, I can remember more childhood memories but these are my top 4.)


What did you want to be when you grow up? Did you achieve it?

I first wanted to be a saint. Then I realized being a saint entails too much pain and suffering so I changed my mind and thought of becoming a botanist instead. It was in 4th year high school when I met these two awesome teachers (Ms. Sunantha Mendoza-Quibilan and Ms. Ilma Barayuga), I dropped my dreams of becoming a botanist and pursued something else. Hindi ko pa masasabi kung na-achieve ko na yung gusto kong abutin, pero alam kong kaya ko ‘yon abutin. :) (I can’t finally say yet if I already achieved what I wanted to be, but I know that I can accomplish it someday.)

 
Top 3 children’s books (or first 3 children’s books in mind):

As a kid: Sarimanok vs. Ibong Adarna (Nick Joaquin, illustrated by Jess Abrera), The Adventures of Tin-Tin (Herge), Asterix and Obelix (Goscinny and Underzo). 

Top 3 movies (or top 3 movies you loved as a kid):

As a kid: Animal Farm (Halas and Bachelor), Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki), not really a film but I loved watching Cedie. 

Favorite toy(s) as a child:

Stuff I made as a kid and a tiger cub stuffed toy

Favorite Toy Now:

Paper, pencil, eraser and digicam. 'Di naman talaga sila 'toys’ pero I usually have them in my bag. :)


Favorite Art Tool/Materials:

Paint


How do you overcome creative block?

Creative block? I’m not sure if this really overcomes creative block but I do like walking around. Nakakatulong maglakad at tumingin ng ibang bagay na iba sa ginagawa mo. (Walking around and observing things beside the works that you do really helps.)  


What is your dream project?

To have more art-related projects. Hehe. Seriously, I want to learn welding and carpentry.


Websites/folio links:

I deleted my wordpress blog, but if you wish to contact me, you may email me at: yas.doctor16@gmail.com. Thank you!