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Tokwa Penaflorida
23 years old, Philiipines
Illustrator and professional book sniffer.
tokwa.penaflorida@gmail.com
#249 San Miguel St., Indang, Cavite, 4122, Philippines
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My third children’s book is now out and available! Written by Rhandee Garlítos! #Busilak #childrensbook #illustration yessss

My third children’s book is now out and available! Written by Rhandee Garlítos! #Busilak #childrensbook #illustration yessss

For Rob. For our little random portrait trade. Check out what he made for me here http://robcham.me/

For Rob. For our little random portrait trade. Check out what he made for me here http://robcham.me/

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Illustrations for Em Natola’s article (as well as the banner for Philippine Star’s Youngstar today) 

Gay relationships healthier than straight ones?

. Gouache+Colored Pencils+ Photoshop.

It’s actually my first time to work with gouache and I instantly fell in love with it for this particular “style”. The original direction I was going for was a more serious style of illustration - more detailed and more painterly - but since it was noted to draw them vaguely ‘cause the featured couples requested anonymity (I kept on drawing them looking very much like how they look irl, I somehow know the couples featured personally, so yeah, it’s kind of a subconscious thing to draw them to their likeness), plus, the time constraint and me being sick while I was doing this made me change the original plan. Anyways, I really like how it turned out though, and the tone of the article(s) kind of meshed well with the style of the illustration. 

Also, I portrayed the characters as ordinary couples, doing ordinary sweet things together because I can and I want to. (haha jk, because it’s sweet and I dont want to be too cheesy AND because its the the point of the article i guess? )

Long tail #wip #art #watercolor #illustration

Long tail #wip #art #watercolor #illustration

"dear sam" 1 down, 2 to go! #tattoodesign #illustration #art :D

"dear sam" 1 down, 2 to go! #tattoodesign #illustration #art :D

Nepenthe Series"Nepenthe: n. something capable of causing oblivion of grief or suffering."(from left to right) Nepenthe: Anemone, Nepenthe: Bunnies, Nepenthe: Ming Ming. Watercolor and Colored Pencils. Sold.
Nepenthe Series
"Nepenthe: n. something capable of causing oblivion of grief or suffering."

(from left to right) Nepenthe: Anemone, Nepenthe: Bunnies, Nepenthe: Ming Ming. 

Watercolor and Colored Pencils. Sold.
Illustrated a 5-spread fantasy themed #fashion #editorial, titled “Shape Shifters” for Garage Magazine’s art and design issue this November. @garagemagazine. Do grab a copy! It looks way better in print ;) #art #illustration

Illustrated a 5-spread fantasy themed #fashion #editorial, titled “Shape Shifters” for Garage Magazine’s art and design issue this November. @garagemagazine. Do grab a copy! It looks way better in print ;) #art #illustration