Today marks two things: Father's Day and of course, our weekly Fan Art Sundae. This day, we're featuring the art of a young artist named Jade Velasquez. She is a 21-year-old freelance illustrator and art instructor at Art Hub Manila.
According to Jade, she first learned how to draw before learning how to write. As a young kid, Jade joined a lot of art contests. Despite losing and getting teased for it, she didn't give up on doing what she loved.
She would draw characters from the CLAMP animated series up until the 5th grade - where she was then introduced to comics. In high school, she would attend Komikon events and get inspired by the artists she met there, taking in their passion for art.
Jade's art style is an infusion of western and eastern art, with a feminine touch to it. She usually uses pop culture or comic characters as her subjects.
She takes inspiration from great artists like Adam Hughes, Kelsey Beckett, J.C. Leyendecker, Stephanie Hans and Phil Noto. But of course her primary sources are her closest friends, who also love to do art.
This shared passion has led them to create a group called the Creative Circle, a platform where they can share and promote each other's art and events in the hopes of inspiring others.
Fan Art SundaesÂ is a weekend section where we feature a spoonful of an artist's work based on some of your favorite geeky franchises! If you want your fan art to be featured, just email us at [email protected]!