My Story

Aloha! Kumusta! I'm Rose! 

I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines.

I believe that art is a great way to create space for joy.

 

I do this through the Idyllic Scenes Collection - a series of watercolor paintings of animals in lighthearted settings, and parody comic strips inspired by Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma.

I also draw anime characters from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~HOW I BECAME AN ARTIST~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used to draw Super Saiyan Son Goku, Sailormoon, or Hiei from Yuyu Hakusho often as a child. I'd watch them on tv. I'd buy those small trading cards sold in mom-and-pop stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mom, however, wasn't quite supportive. "You're only wasting paper! Nothing will come out of it", she used to say.

 

I kept drawing on the non-printed side of cereal boxes, at the back of my notebooks, in class. My Math teacher noticed and told my mom that I wasn't paying attention!

Eventually I started making my own comics in a notebook.

I never considered studying Fine Arts in college because I thought that it was only for people who had the money to afford it.

Instead, I studied Business Admin so that I could quickly find a job. I've worked as an admin assistant, a tutor, a call center rep, etc to pay the bills as I kept making art and managing the business side of it.

Creating art makes me feel happy. I hope that it also brings joy to the world.

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