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09 September 2005, 01:48 AM
Ferdinand D. Ladera is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 03:05 AM (

hi all, first time here in the challenge.

Ok, here's my concept sketch based on a true event, my own interpretation of the first major battle of the Philippine Revolution Aug. 30, 1896 lead by Andres Bonifacio the father of Katipunan.

09 September 2005, 03:08 AM
Wow, this looks awesome!!! Good luck to you!!! :bounce:

Cheers, :)


09 September 2005, 03:12 AM
Wow, this looks awesome!!! Good luck to you!!! :bounce:

Cheers, :)


:) thank you....

09 September 2005, 03:16 AM
Kumusta kabayan,

Naks, good choice on the subject. Haven't revisited the history of PI for a while.
Will be looking forward to this one. Sige kayod lang, hehe.


09 September 2005, 03:20 AM
nice going digitalhadz~a good start,gonna be a rough ride on the paint job~hehe:scream:play around more with the angle,a dramatic angle would best suit for this

09 September 2005, 03:35 AM
@Arc80, thanks pre ok lang ako, eto first time here in the challenge so sana makayanan ko. :lol: good luck to you pal.

@sh@ke, :D thanks man...

Hake Oslo
09 September 2005, 05:52 AM
Love the sketch. Looking forward to see this one progress.

Good luck with your entry.

09 September 2005, 05:55 AM
WOW! I love of detail! Can't wait to see it in color!:arteest:
Carl Carl :cool:

09 September 2005, 06:35 AM
Beautiful sketch...your sketching ability really points to a great piece!

09 September 2005, 06:39 AM
Nice line work, good luck to ya, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:48 AM
Hi, your drawing is very promising, I like!!!

09 September 2005, 12:06 PM
wow ,yeh my concept is kinda inspired by old classical war art like this aswell.great work.

09 September 2005, 12:13 PM
woohoo... this looks so good... love all the details... good luck!!!

09 September 2005, 12:49 PM
Wow, you're going to need 3 months to finish all of that! :scream:

But it's looking nice. Only thing I'd say (and this is really hard to comment on without seeing where you're going with color) is that this might turn out to be a bit flat. Depth-wise, that is: Perhaps some stronger perspective and aspects of the piece closer in the foreground might help that, but that also might not be what you're going for. Anyhow, good luck with it!


09 September 2005, 09:56 AM (

Ok, i finished the concept sketch, now clean up and add some minor changes and fixed the perspective b'coz its look kinda flat.

thanks to walrus for the crits really appreciated. :)

and thanks also to everyone for the comments. :)

09 September 2005, 11:19 AM
uf! that will be some detailed pic! spectacular for sure if u will manage to finish it. Im looking forward to see the progress!

09 September 2005, 07:16 PM
Susmaryosep dude. Ang tindi ng details nitong pic mo a :P First time mo? Hehe... First time ko rin dude, goodluck satin! I dont think you need to change the angle at all pare. Yeah, it looks flat, pero sa details naka-focus yung idea mo, hindi naman sa "dynamic feel' nitong piece mo e. Heto yung mga tipong piece na isasabit mo sa bahay, at maa-appreciate ng mga bata pati narin ng mga lolo't lola. I mean, maintaining this angle will preserve it's "oldschool" appeal pare, which suits the subject. Pero try out some new angles parin, it wont hurt anyone to see and try. I love this piece already. Sa iyong mga kamay nakasalalay ang history ng Pinas! Goodluck! :thumbsup:

agent bone
09 September 2005, 07:34 PM
Looks really good. like the style and composition.

09 September 2005, 09:01 PM
hey nice tidal wave of detail, happy coloring!


09 September 2005, 05:32 AM
so much going on... its very different... reminds me of those old oil paintings of battles. although you have a lot of work ahead of you. all those shadows to think about it blows my mind. I hope you can get the depth and this picture will really stand out then

09 September 2005, 06:12 AM
@NinjaASSN, thanks man... yeah, and i hope i can finish it at the right time this would be lots of paint job to do.

@ahbeejieh, salamat pre. yup! first time ko sumali d2 sana makayanan. hehehe salamat sa payo mo pre, yon nga sana gagawin ko medyo flat lang old style kung baga. pero tama rin nman sila para may dating, inayos ko yong perspective, sana ok. Good luck din sau pre!

@agent bone, thank you, i'm glad u like it.

@Squibbit, :lol: yeah, tidal wave!... thanks!

@soriah, Thanks! i'll do my best....
i loved old classical paintings specially battles.
this image is inspired by the works of Peter paul Rubens(one of my fav artist). :)

09 September 2005, 06:24 AM (

Now, my fav part coloring.... :)grayscale first.

09 September 2005, 06:41 AM
... this should keep you busy for a while, looking forward to seeing coloring development. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:46 PM
Looking good pre. Oh yeah, maybe you should tell them what KKK means, before someone mistaken it with the other one here from the U.S, hehehe. Meng, masyadong malinis yung drawing mo, hehehe at super technical... AYOS :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 08:39 AM (


09 September 2005, 08:44 AM
@cLos71, oh yeah very busy from now....thanks.

@Arc80, thanks archie, Oo nga dpat pala nilagay ko kung anong ibig sabihin ng KKK, cge next time pag may ng tanong nalang hehehe. salamat pre good luck din sau. bibisitahin kita paminsan busy lang kasi ako ngayon.

09 September 2005, 11:42 AM
it will be really fun watching ur process :) step by step working on a whole image at the time... now it should get some light surfaces as well, but I think that will be ur next step :) cant wait to see how it will become more and more 3d.

09 September 2005, 04:14 PM
Ayos a! Umaangat na. Paganda ng paganda. Banat lang ng banat! :) Abang lang kami dito.

09 September 2005, 06:45 AM (

here i chooses impressionism as my style to offer a different taste to the eyes of the jurors. I also tried to make it more traditional to complement its theme.

09 September 2005, 06:48 AM
close up, my custom brush and swatches.

09 September 2005, 09:21 AM
hi digitalhadz,
straight progress here so far.
it feels already like a classic mural or fresco art.:thumbsup:
the theme is not my thing, but its minor to the rest.
keep posting updates, its very interesting to watch the steps.

09 September 2005, 10:01 AM
:thumbsup: ayos

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09 September 2005, 10:07 AM
Very lovely work, could be frieze or a painting behind the heads of a newly formed state. I can hear the gunfire and the horse hooves. As someone mentioned I like that it is a little flat, makes the image more iconic. Inspiring stuff, as I wanted to tackle a similar riot of detail.

09 September 2005, 01:00 PM
Ang ganda pre. Ganda nung effect nung brush na ginamit mo. Sarap cgurado tignan nito pag natapos. Keep it up tsong. Mi special look and appeal tong piece na ginagawa mo. Cgurado mahahatak mo mga mata nung mga judges! :buttrock:

09 September 2005, 04:04 PM
looks very nice pre...kala ko tapos ka na eh.

09 September 2005, 09:12 PM
pards tindi ng lineart. keep going.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:29 AM (

long time no update... :)

thanks for the comments guys!

@comaone, oh yeah!... i love those classic mural, thanks for dropping by.

@jugeras, ayos ba? hehehe cge lang pre dalaw dalaw lang medyo mabagal pko ngayon e.

@OpticBlast, thanks... glad u like it!

@ahbeejieh, hehehe sana nga magdilang angel ka salamat... pipilitin ko matapos 'to para sa bayan!...

@arkinet,hehehe hindi pa noh!.... hoy ikaw bkit wala ka pang update? hehehe

@uwil,salamat pre... ikaw nman galengan mo ah! :)

Thank guys!

09 September 2005, 01:54 AM
great going mate~u've got a style in doing a painting that i can never achieve
very interesting:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:14 AM
looks like lithograff, very strong concept :thumbsup:
see what you're going to do with that, :)
cheers dude, have fun and good luck :twisted:

09 September 2005, 09:12 PM
It does looks like lithograph and i'm liking the colour choices. Naks naman. Bumabanat na si tol talaga. No critzs pre, abangan ko na lang ulit.

Astig :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 01:27 AM
WOW!! Very strong energy happening on your masterpiece. It seems you are painting on a real canvas and using real color paint. Nice idea too.. Pinoy na pinoy pati style..

I think i better revise my idea... pahirapan pala ang laban.. he,he

10 October 2005, 02:35 AM (

Good day!... long time no post again so here's my update.

Thank u for all the comments.

10 October 2005, 12:01 PM (

updates, adding highlights...

10 October 2005, 06:20 PM
I just wanted to say that your entry is very interesting, vastly different style than the other entries that I have seen, but I really like it. It looks like it should be a mural on the side of a large building and that in itself is spectacular! :)

10 October 2005, 12:21 PM
Lookin' good so far pare. Your piece is really turning out beautifully. Too bad, got no time to update on mine... Keep it up! Nood nalang ako sa inyo sa ngayon.

11 November 2005, 04:15 PM
Looking good pre :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Tagal na natin walang update. Busy ba sa trabaho din? Would really like to see this one finish tol. So keep going and hope to see more updates :bounce:


11 November 2005, 05:32 PM
ganda ng pagkakakulay mo, lutong ng detalye. pati mood kuhang kuha mo...asteg gudlak syo! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 08:22 AM
Hey Ferdinard, nice work! It looks a lot like stained glass and has a lot of luminance to it! Keep up the good work! Hope to see the final soon!

11 November 2005, 04:11 PM
Wow, man excellent work, looks like pastels draw, but would be fantastic could see your draw in a mural, spectacular.

11 November 2005, 02:39 AM (

Okie long time no updates again
her's the latest...

11 November 2005, 07:37 PM
Great work! :thumbsup: Really different in a good way.

Do you think you have time to finish it up? Good luck with your quest!

11 November 2005, 10:20 PM
Nice work. The limited color palette and traditional look work very well to show the history in the work. Also the composition is busy, but not confusing so good job with that as well.

11 November 2005, 08:19 AM
Long time no post a :) Busy as hell ba? :) Rehas tayo. Well, goodluck nalang in finishing this one. I guess no one can criticize you much with what you're doing here, coz this is your style, and it looks great men. Keep it up.

11 November 2005, 11:51 AM (

update again. more highlights

11 November 2005, 11:57 AM
thanks guys for all the comments ..thanks for all the support. hope to finish it on time.

11 November 2005, 02:41 PM
Wow, Ferdinand. That's a wonderful technique you've got there. Really impressive. I just think you overdid the highlighting in your last update. The subdued colors somehow looked more natural, less digital. But that's just my opinion.

Keep it up!

11 November 2005, 10:34 PM
still one of the most uniqe styles in this challenge :) Really make sure to finish this piece in time, it would be a sad thing not having something like that in the final. What r those KKK stand for? Sorry if u explained it before, I just didnt catch it. good luck!

11 November 2005, 11:11 PM
Dalian mo naman pare. Gumaganda nang gumaganda yung piece mo. Really dig the colours now men and keep up with the style. It is definately a unique piece and very original in the entries.

Balik ulit ako tol :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 02:54 AM (

here's another update....

11 November 2005, 03:03 AM
thanks again guys for all the comments...

here's a little info about KKK(Katipunan).

The Katipunan was a secret society founded in the Philippines by Andrés Bonifacio aimed towards liberating the country from the Spanish colonizers. The name Katipunan is actually a shorter version of the official name, which is in Tagalog: Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (roughly translated as The Most High and Most Noble Society of the Children of the Nation). The Katipunan is also known by its acronym, KKK. The word katipunan is a Tagalog term for society, the root word being the verb tipon, which means to gather.

11 November 2005, 02:27 AM (


12 December 2005, 03:43 AM (

After the Spanish arrested Rizal in July 1892, Bonifacio decided that the Philippines would only achieve independence through revolution. On July 7, 1896 he founded the Katipunan a secret society open to both peasants and the middle class that employed Masonic rituals to impart an air of sacred mystery. It insinuated itself into the community by setting up mutual aid societies and education for the poor. By 1896, the Katipunan had over 30,000 members and functioned at the national, provincial, and municipal levels.

The Katipunan was a secret society founded in the Philippines by Andrés Bonifacio aimed towards liberating the country from the Spanish colonizers. The name Katipunan is actually a shorter version of the official name, which is in Tagalog: Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (roughly translated as The Most High and Most Noble Society of the Children of the Nation). The Katipunan is also known by its acronym, KKK.

On August 30, 1896, Andres Bonifacio (The Father of the Katipunan) and his best friend, Emilio Jacinto, fought the first battle of the Philippine Revolution. Leading an army of eight hundred men, they attacked a gunpowder storehouse in San Juan del Monte. Today the place is called Pinaglabanan, meaning battlefield. The storehouse was an important military post for the Spanish army, but it was defended by only a hundred men. Outnumbered, the Spaniards retreated to El Deposito, the place where the Spaniards stored the water supply for the city of Intramuros.

I'm done!...
Thanks again for all the support.

12 December 2005, 10:06 AM
Hey congrats! Magnificent piece! Hope they get a kick out of this one :wavey:

12 December 2005, 11:35 AM
Original and interesting style. Nice work.

12 December 2005, 12:58 PM
I love the way the lighting has changed the depth of the scene completely, yet you have retained the beautifully consistent drawing style on which you've founded the piece.

Well done - I like it much more stylistically than I thought i was going to and the subject matter is an excellent choice too (as well as educational :)

12 December 2005, 04:27 AM
Congrats pre! very nice and original piece. Good to see a glimpse of the filipino history. Astig talaga :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause:

Ingat at kita ulit tayo next time

12 December 2005, 09:54 AM
thank you guys! :)

12 December 2005, 11:10 AM
Looks just like a vintage tapestry or a wall painting, which I find very hard to realise on a digital support! I guess it can be done! Veeeery good, veeeeery veeeery good! Good luck, man! :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 10:50 PM
Very Original style of painting :eek:
Awsome entry, congrats for finishing !

12 December 2005, 09:29 PM
I just can't help to admire it man! I love every pixel of it! Hope you make it!

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