Hello SVS from Bulacan, Philippines

  • Hello everyone, I am Jad Bautista from Bulacan, a province in the Philippines. I have been a subscriber since 2017 but I just recently re-joined and knew about this forum. I am usually just lurking around but now I am trying to be more active and participate in the community.

    I am a graduate of Information Technology and software development is my line of work. But that has not stopped me from doing what I love which is drawing. My day job has really provided well for my family (wife and three kids) so I am very thankful for it that it is also able to fund my passion.

    I am always finding time to make art ever since I was a kid, and right now what I do is I wake up early in the morning around 4AM to draw before I go to the office. The Philippines is notorious for the horrible traffic and my daily commute sums up to a total of 6hours a day. I am utilizing this chunk of time by watching SVSLearn videos so I am studying while traveling.

    Right now I am working on a personal project, an action/fantasy web comics that I am planning to release 1 page a week. I have been writing it since 2016 and I just recently started layout and thumbnails last month. I am documenting it as best as I can on a blog that I also just recently set up. I want to build a buffer before I start uploading pages so hopefully it will be up around October.

    I am also certain that by re-joining this forum I can improve my craft and share/gain valuable insights from fellow artists as well. Cheers!

    My website: https://jadbautista.com
    My instagram: @jadbautista

  • Wow 4am waking up is hard and thsi long traveling also. Welcome her ein forum, it is great here.

  • @MichaelaH it is a long travel time indeed so i take that opportunity to study ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the warm welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SVS OG

    @Jad-Bautista Hi, kababayan! Kamusta?! Iโ€™m also from the Philippines! I currently live in Negros Oriental. Welcome to the forum!

  • SVS OG

    @Jad-Bautista WOW! Six hours for commuting? I canโ€™t picture myself doing that. LOL I live in the province where life is far more slow-paced. Best wishes on your project.

  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz hi Nyrryl! Glad to hear fellow pinoy in SVS! Great portfolio by the way.

  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz yes because I work in Manila and go home in Bulacan. So many infrastructure projects on my way to work hence the travel time. On the brighter side, I get to watch lots of tutorials on my commute.

  • I can't imagine commuting 6 hours. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ At least you can get in some study time! Well, welcome. Hope to see you around from time to time. Good luck on launching your comic!

  • @TessaW appreciate the warm welcome! Thanks and hope to see more of your work too.

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