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illustrations of richard mercado

aim high Traditional Art / 10.4 x 7.7 inches / February 2014

One day, I decided to fill up an entire 2 pages of my sketchbook and somehow all my doodles ended up meshing into this.

instruments mixed media / 5.5 by 8.5 inches/ april 2014

I had a daydream of going to an American bar with jazz people. Somehow that dream developed into this. It will be used as one of Blue Symphony’s promotional gig posters.

sketches and concept art traditional media between january to april 2014

These are some sketches of yet-to push-through comics that I did in the beginning of the year.

dog days mixed media / 5.5x8.5 inches / 11 pages / march 2014

This is a comic I made for the 6th issue of Chernila Comics which sold out during Summer Komikon 2014. Reprints will be available this coming July/August.

seasons of love

video / 3 minutes 10 seconds/ collaboration with kylah ocampo and perry devilla / march 2014

This is a actually a video/trailer we made for the song Seasons of Love from the play RENT. All illustrations are made by me.

tama na sa fanfics digital / 8.5x11 inches/ may 2014

This was an art piece I made for a friend. Too much fanfiction can lead to twitching.

nightweaver mixed media / 5.5x8.5 inches / 12 pages / collaboration with diego magallona / october 2013

This is another comic I did for Chernila comics. Diego Magallona was in charge of the story and I was in charge of the illustrations. This was on the 5th issue of Chernila and was sold in Komikon 2013 and Summer Komikon 2014.

goyong digital / 5.5x8.5 inches / 15 pages / collaboration with elise maog and jinky romero / august 2013

This was a comic I did for the thesis of Elise Maog and Jinky Romero. It’s supposed to be a learning device for children to easily understand Philippine history.


mixed media / 11 x 5.5 inches / 1 chapter/ april 2014 This is a storybook/comic which is loosely based on Philippine myths and legends. It is planned to be sold this August at Komikon Indieket.

mock cover of fa id 10.1 c digital / 8.5 x 11 inches / april 2014

This was homework for FA ID 10.1 class. I wanted to work on the essence of black and yellow which is an insanely cool aesthetic.

mock calendar digital / 8x8 inches / 13 pages may 2014 This was a project for FA ID 10.1 class. I wanted to illustrate for the calendar and I wanted to go wild with my weird fashion sense. Somehow this became the end product.

richard mercado 2014

Illustrations of Richard Mercado