It was such an awesome experience to finally meet some of the members for the very first time as VECTOR X VEXEL PH celebratesits first year anniversary and grand EB last sunday December 18 2011 at the Capital G. Robinsons Galeria Ortigas.
The program was a huge success thanks to the members of the VXV admins for their efforts and devotion. (I didn't help out all yikes.)
A 5 hour seminar that includes some of the finest talents of the group was held and this is what went down..
The first speaker was Dan Amorsolo which is actually the Great grandson of our renowned Filipino painter Fernando Amorsolo.He tackled the events of Copyrights that enlightened the members on how it is important to credit images from photos over the internet and
avoid stealing.(which is based from experience)
He is then followed by "Accidental speakers" Ms. Hana Opena Bacasno and yours truly. (We are soo unprepared coz were not meant to speak!)
Hana gave her thoughts on how everyone should see art more than technical skills which is truly an eye opener for everyone.
"Know what is awesome art"
know what to appreciate, technical skills is just one of the ingredients and its not everything for you also have to know the aesthetics and grow.
and just like that, she brought house down.
My topic on the other hand is just like what I shared during the past talks which is about Freelancing tips and Networking.
Tim De Leon, one of moderators on shadowness.com opened the last batch of speakers as he discussed the the values of
turning negative critics into positive outlook which is then followed by Ruel Andaya a.k.a RUA as he did some samples of shirt illustration giving some key techniques and tips on shirt design using AI.
Last but the not the least is the VXV's very own founder and president Rizaldy Catapang a.k.a ZLDZ.
Some opening remarks on how the group started was his intro as he then encouraged everyone to learn different
styles and then find their own.
"Its all about self learning" he said as he humbly shared the story of his craft from start and what it is now today and for that I admire him.
Next chapers are all camwhoring, fansigning and getting to know each other phase which is superb,
What I really admire most in VXV is the members cooperation and devotion with each other that its almost like a big family, No snobbish attitudes can be seen as everyone is so warm and approachable especially the admins.
The truth is its not on how great you are on your skill, your talent or your ability to use the pentool but rather how you commit your self to bringing the best out of everything and everyone in the members.
We have truly gone a long way, and I'm sure the bond will get stronger as "the foundation is not the art but the heart."
Thank You Vector Vexel PH and more power!