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Sunday, April 14, 2013

What an awesome event!

Art Li and Stuff - Arts in the city Taguig

Arts in the city Taguig
Copyright © April 2013
I attended the Vector X Vexel PH 1st Grand Exhibit & Convention yesterday at Arts in the City Taguig. I got to hear my favorite blogger/illustrator thecreativedork talk about his creative process. Its inspiring. Made me think of my dreams and plans I keep on postponing.

Here are some of the artworks displayed in the exhibit.

Art Li and Stuff - Vector X Vexel PH 1st Grand Exhibit & Convention Arts in the city Taguig

Vector X Vexel PH 1st Grand Exhibit & Convention
Arts in the city Taguig
Copyright © April 2013

I know, I know, I'm a terrible photographer. Gommene minna-san (´Д`。)

I enjoyed the talks of the speakers and remembered some of the things they talked about in the convention.

"Proof. Perseverance. Product." - Rey Esla Teo.
He's a Traditional/Digital Painter Caricaturist based here on the Philippines.
I have to say these words and his talk left me thinking whether I really am an artist. A lot of times I've doubted my own skills and asked my self this question time and time again. And there are also people around me who never approve of what I do. Saying words like "Wala ka namang mapapala sa ginagawa mo." (You're not gonna gain anything with what you do.) Which always leave sadness in my heart. But I love what I do and that's all that matters. And Mr. Reyes also said that Only YOU can confirm whether you're an artist or not. What others say doesn't really matter.

Thecreativedork a.ka. Rob Bautista's talk is the one I enjoyed the most. I've been reading his blog since last week and my friends and I at work find his illustrations awesome. He mentioned some quotes at the convention that left me inspired.

"The first draft of anything is shit." ~ Ernest Hemingway
Never settle for the first draft. Always deviate. - Rob Bautista said.

"If you don't burn out at the end of each day.
You're a bum!" ~ George Louis
This hit me. Sometimes I really don't like the fact that I didn't get to accomplish anything by the end of the day or I did something, but I didn't give it my all. There was a time when I had the discipline and I don't procrastinate and I'm trying really hard to bring that back.

"Never compare your self to others."
This hit me again! I know that people are different in skills and in experience. But sometimes, I just can't help  comparing my self to others in terms of skills and achievement. Knowing it is one thing and understanding it is another. I believe I'd be able to understand and accept this soon. ヽ(‘ー`)ノ

There's also a live demo by Sonny Pagara. A "Hyperrealist" that makes super realistic Vexel portraits using Photoshop. And there's Quiccs, an awesome visual artist who does graffiti and digital media. He's also into toy designing! You should check out his deviantart page. Full of awesomeness. (>.<)

Attending this event is one of the highlights of my month. There were freebies too. And there's a raffle at the end of the convention and the prizes are artwork prints by the speakers and some from the sponsor (CIIT)
of the event that includes free workshops and Bamboo Wacom Tablet.
I didn't get any though. ╥﹏╥ But that's ok. =) By listening to the speakers, I definitely got my money's worth.

I actually got lost on my way  there (almost). Hehe (((o(*゚▽゚*)o))) My navigation skills are not that great.
I was kind of worried I'm gonna miss the beginning of it. You see, Taguig City is really far away from where I live. And this is the first time I went there alone and riding the freakin' Metro Rail Train is terrible
but I'm glad I made it just right in time. When I got home I was totally exhausted. (✖╭╮✖)
Maybe I'm just not used to travelling that far alone. I usually come to this side of
Manila with my sweetness, but yesterday he couldn't come.

Kudos! to all the people who made this event happen as it was a huge success garnering 200+ attendees.
If VxVPH is going to hold another awesome event like this again. I'll definitely come. =)

Art Li and Stuff - My printed ticket - The Venue
Art Li and Stuff - My Lunch - The freebies
Note: I didn't take photos of the speakers because I was too busy listening to them.

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  1. Wow! Your kind words about the event is heart warming. We hope to see you next year! On behalf of the whole Vector x Vexel Team. Thank you so much for coming and being a part of the momentous event.

  2. I'll definitely come next year =)