The First Day

The First Day

Watercolor, acrylic, and pencils

This artwork was done for Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan’s 25th Anniversary Exhibit, Tinker Tales, held at the Ayala Museum last 2016.

The concept was to illustrate and build on stories written by kids. We made about a hundred ‘story stones’ that they could use as prompts for their stories. The story that I chose to illustrate was written by Thea Santos, called The Little Siopao.

“Once upon a time the little siopao went to school. In school, the siopao painted. The painting was nice. And then they had Math time, and music class, and Science. it was time to go home.”

I thought the story was adorable and very imaginative, so I wanted to expand on what happened if a little siopao (a steamed bun filled with pork) had to go to a new school and make new friends.

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