Sunday, November 11, 2012

Busy Hands

This past four days I've been too busy, My cousin approached me and asked for a little help with regards to her workmate's child project. Her office mate hired me to do the said project which was actually a big book. Since I've been doing this for a long time I accepted it but its quite too late when I knew  it was a rush project and i only have 4 days (3 actually) to finish it. I usually finish a book for almost a week each so for a sudden It felt like Im in trouble. I have no choice but to do it, I just put additional effort and time for this so I can finish it in time.
And here it goes. I was surprised that the story they want me to draw was a short story from a fellow blogger. The title was "Ang Karton at ang mga kwento ng lumang Laruan"( the box and the stories of the old toys) by Erwin Aguila of  lipadlaya.wordpress.com it was his entry for saranggola blog awards 2011 and ranked second on the children stories category( I just hope he wouldn't mind this post.)

I'll try to do a brief summary of the said story:
 
"Ang Karton at ang mga Kwento ng mga Lumang Laruan"
(The Box and the Stories of the Old Toys)
 Erwin Aguila of  lipadlaya.wordpress.com 

One ordinary day there was an old brown box left at a corner of a retail store. Suddenly an old man attached a piece of paper on the said box. The Box can't read what is written on that paper but he told himself that somehow he can still be used even just as a trash box.
One day, a maid put a dirty, rugged, doll. That instance the box felt happy because of his new company.
The box asked the doll what happened to her that caused her to be that dirty. The doll told her story to her new found friend. She said she was once a very beautiful expensive doll with a lovely red dress and golden hair until, she was owned by a naughty girl who does a lot of crazy things to her. The girl cut her hair and she was even soaked in mud.
Days have passed again, somebody placed a blue robot toy inside the box. Though he seems not ok the box and the doll asked how is he doing." well here am I, I look disgusting, my arm was broken and so as my battery box nothing more but a junk" the robot replied.
He continued telling his story. He said he was bought by a loving father to give to his youngest son. His son was really pleased having him but his older brother was jealous about it. One time as he was being played, the older brother wants to borrow him, but the younger kid refused . So the older boy grab the robots other arm that caused him to fall on the ground.
As days pass more toys were added on the box. And lastly the old man who attached that mysterious paper on the box, placed five clay bars inside the box. All toys were curious of what are they and what were their stories be.
So the green and orange clay started telling their story. They said there were a girl who had a terrible accident which blinded her. The girls lose hope and faith in her self. Until the girl's grand father gave them to her.
They also said that the blind girl really has a wonderful talent, a gifted child indeed. From then on the girl once again started believing in her self and they were proud to say that as of now the said girl was one of the most talented in the field of arts.
Toys know nothing about arts and so the clay explained what its truly is. the clay told the other toys,
that Art refers to any practice which shows beauty to its surroundings based on his feelings, vision, smell, and experience. 
While they were talking the old man already sealed the box. They all knew that they were about to be thrown in a dump site. All they wishes is for some good kid to pick them up. They want to do good and teach children great things as well.
The box traveled quite long, while the toys were , tossed, bumped and flipped inside him.
on that time they somehow forgot their destination
The Box reached to where they were heading to. He was placed on a truck together with some other boxes like him. From there he was able to read what is written on that paper attached to him.
" Box of happiness, Time of giving, Toys for the orphanage"
From there the box smiled and thought of a wonderful picture of kids that were excited for toys and toys that are longing for the love of kids.

58 comments:

  1. The artist in you has a future. I'M BACK BIG TIME...been so lost for couple of months

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  2. that's a very nice story with happy ending!

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  3. uy, ngayon ko lang nalaman na gumuguhit ka ser mecoy.

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  4. galing naman... ayos ang pagkaka guhit... bagay na bagay sa story...

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  5. wow!! i am very impressed by the drawings!! you are so cool to have got them done in just 3 days!!

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    1. hmmm, you are so good in drawing, and your cousin milton is so good in making handcrafts.. so you both come from an artistic family!!

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    2. i used to be quite good in drawing when i was young, but then i think i have not been drawing so i guess i don't even know how to draw now!! :D

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    3. that's a very nice story, and even nicer with the pictures that tag along!! have a great week ahead and happy blogging~~ :)

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  6. Wow, this was such a deep and lovely story. Thank you for sharing this! And your comment was so so sweet! Thank you :)

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  7. Very touching story c:
    Love the drawings as well!

    xx

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  8. Love those drawings! ♥
    Check out my blog Dear :)

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  9. nice. pede ka na maging illustrator.

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  10. nabasa ko tong story na to. at mahusay ang pagkakaillustrate

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  11. Beautiful! You have a bright future...doing illustrations for books and writing stories for children. Keep it up!

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  12. good job.looks terrific. Hmm...the time you read manga is well spent

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    1. all is drawn and panted by hand is it? not computer? This is very good

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    2. you have talent in this area. Maybe can pursue this as a bak up to your modeling career

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  13. Wow. You are incredibly talented!!!

    http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com

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  14. wow, this story was so nice.. =D

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  15. wow nice drawing...and very very nice!!!! truly talented bro! :))

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  16. lovely story.. keep up you love for art

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  17. Huwaw galing mo pala magdrawing. Bukod sa pagkanta iyan pa ang talent na gusto kong mapasakin. lol. Drawing kapa parekoy :)

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  18. you are great at this
    nice story book

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  19. wow! very nice drawing!! you did that yourself?? can i have you drawing my portrait? hehehe ^^

    Latest: J for Japanese

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  20. yaay, you're amazing drawer. You are really impressing me :)

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  21. wiw! galing! e gawan mo naman ako:)

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  22. that was a nice story..and ang galing ng illustrations mo! 100% ang grade ng project na yan :)

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  23. nice post!
    http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/denimandgrey.html

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  24. ang galing ng illustration mo. yun ba work mo? super nice talaga at ang kwento superb no wonder second runner up to

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  25. You've made the drawings? Wow! you're good.. You've got talents!!!
    Ok din syempre ang kwento! Keep it up!

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  26. Grabe ang galing mo nman clap clap clap!

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  27. very nice work....very nice din ung story...:0) thanks for sharing...:)

    xx!

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  28. wow galing naman!!! ikaw gumawa ng drawings?!!! cool!! nabigyan mo talaga ng buhay yung story ni Erwin ha!!! galing!! ikaw na!

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  29. talented naman ni mecoy. marunong ka palang mag drawing

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  30. Great illustration and equally great story! Talentado ka talaga Mecoy! ヅ

    http://fashionmoto.blogspot.com/

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  31. wow! you really have some talent in art!! Really cool story line..

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  32. You draw so well tbvh.c:
    Really? The weather's bugging me a lot. I really hate hot weather. ;A;

    Really? So you play DDR as well?

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    Appreciate if U can FOLLOW me back Please ?:)

    Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
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    Follow me back on facebook ,instagram, twitter,and GFC and add me as a friend in GFC
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  34. Adorable!!! Would you like to follow each other? let me know or you can follow me and I will follow you back! xoxo

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  35. You are really talented. So nice pics. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  36. hindi na ako magkakataka na minsan makita ko na lang to sa bookstore parekoy! galing galing! pwedeng basahin ang kwento sa mga Christmas drive ngayong pasko!

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  37. Btw, do you still go to school or have graduated ady?
    LOLOLOL. Yea, pretty cheesy. Hehe!

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  38. dropping by to say hello. why long time didnt update blog?

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  39. Wow, never thought that you were able to draw the exact images that were floating on my mind while making this story. We can be future business partner, haha!! Isang pagsaludo sa husay mo sa pagdibuho.

    Thanks. and hope you don't mind if i link this beautiful post on my blog.

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  40. hi, ask ko lang if na publish na ba yung big book na to and where available? nasa korea po kasi ako....

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