MIKEY ESPINOSA – UNCLE JACKS FARM

I was given the duty to paint the beloved land for a lovely family who owns this farm land, you can see how much they love their Earth! The canvas is painted on a 24 x 36 inch canvas using acrylic paint.RAW Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting IMG_6033The sky was the first section I painted and I was able to achieve a 3d like effect with the clouds because I painted a texture layer before the sky.RAW Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting IMG_6913Different greens were used and yellows were added to ready made greens and blues to create a variation.RAW Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting IMG_6916White and brown was used to highlight and add depth to the features. Below is the final piece.Mikey Espinosa October 2018 - Tita Mirabelle and Tito Jacks farm painting

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – ELFIE AND THE DEFENDERS

I was looking after some kids and they called me Elfie, because of my long hair and they started talking about magical beings and heroes so I designed us as heroes.Mikey Espinosa - Superhero Mikey, Pio, Kiko brothers background SQMikey espinosa - Superhero bnwMikey Espinosa - Manong elfie and friends - The strengthMikey Espinosa - Manong elfie and friends - the magicianMikey Espinosa - Manong elfie and friends - The archerMikey Espinosa - Manong elfie and friends - Pio the swift

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINO ANCESTRAL HOME

Painting my mothers ancestral home. The Grecia house, before it was knocked down in 2013, it was home to our family for just over 100 years. Belonging to Don Daniel Grecia and Señorita Socorro Grecia. I used Acrylic paints on canvas to capture this home of sweet memories.mikey-espinosa-ungka-old-house-painting-for-nanay2016-2mikey-espinosa-ungka-old-house-painting-for-nanay2016-3Windows were well ventilated in those days  with enough protection from the rain, most living spaces were on the top floor to make use of the cool breeze.mikey-espinosa-ungka-old-house-painting-for-nanay2016These houses are almost near extinction due to the fast developing pace of the modern world here in the Philippines and very few are being preserved. I feel privileged to have been able to be brought up in one and say bye to it.

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – SINGKIL

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

This costume is inspired by the Singkil dance, a traditional Filipino dance that tells the  Hindu story of Ramayana. Megan Young; Miss World is seen wearing a  garment similar to this. singkil-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-completed-2016

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – TRADITIONAL

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

Inspired by the Igorot, there were so many ways I could have designed this dress, but I decided to incorporate the patterns found in clothing and the tattoos that represent strength and nature, depending on the tribe.

 

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MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – THE MESTIZA

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

This traditional dress of the Philippines is known as the Mestiza, it normally has the oblong shape sleeves and an almost fitted silhouette for the body of the dress. It is normally worn for formal occasions and embroidered.

I decided to add the sleeves as a separate piece with an added long piece of fabric to add elegance. The fabric I imagine being used would be made of pina, woven from pineapple leaves which is used for the traditional barong (transparent shirt) which is worn by the men.filipino-teaser-fashionmestiza-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-final-2016

GLORY OF DESSA, BOOK TWO, FREE CHAPTER.

A love story before the war of the Goddesses. The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book 2 is now free to read on www.gloryofdessa.com! Click “Read Books” to get started #GloryOfDessa book one is also available to purchase on the site. 130 pages drawn, coloured and written by yours truly!!glory-of-dessa-book-2-chapter-1-promo-octThe release of the second book for my comic has been pushed to next year so to make it up to you, The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book Two has been released for you!

GLORY OF DESSA, BOOK TWO, FREE CHAPTER.

A love story before the war of the Goddesses. The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book 2 is now free to read on www.gloryofdessa.com! Click “Read Books” to get started #GloryOfDessa book one is also available to purchase on the site. 130 pages drawn, coloured and written by yours truly!!glory-of-dessa-book-2-chapter-1-promo-octThe release of the second book for my comic has been pushed to next year so to make it up to you, The first chapter for Glory of Dessa Book Two has been released for you!