Student creates anime-style digital paintings of Manila universities

December 4, 2018 - 6:16 PM
Vincent De Leon
Vincent De Leon, a student from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines made amazing digital versions of the universities in Manila. (Facebook/Vincent De Leon)

A student from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines created digital art of different universities in the country and posted them on Facebook.

These posts of aspiring artist Vincent De Leon were soon picked up by a local media outlet and gathered praises for his work.

So far, De Leon re-created digital versions of the pylon and the obelisk of PUP, the oblation of the University of the Philippines and the front entrances of the Far Eastern University and the De La Salle University.

Digital Paintings of different Universities in Manila.

Posted by Vincent De Leon on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

He will be re-creating images of more universities and campuses, he said in the comments section.

De Leon told that he got the photos from Wikipedia and from his friends. He then used image manipulation programs to trace, edit and create the digital versions.

Inspired by other animators

De Leon says he was inspired by an animator who does tutorials on YouTube.

“I saw on YouTube na there’s an animator na gumagamit ng Photoshop to create some anime scenes and na-amaze po ako,” he said.

De Leon drew his inspiration from the GMA show “Barangay 143,” the first Filipino anime series set in Tondo, Manila.

The series was designed and produced by Synergy88, TV Asahi (Japan) and August Media Holdings (Singapore).

Furthermore, De Leon says his works are patterned after the award-winning anime movie “Kimi no Na wa (Your Name)” in 2016. It was directed by Japanese animator-filmmaker Makoto Shinkai.

Aside from De Leon, there are also other students who produced remarkable pieces inspired by the animation of Shinkai.

Early in 2018, a student from Adamson University named Ralph Justin Ulep became popular for creating digital paintings of different places in Metro Manila such as the LRT and an area along EDSA.

a 22-year-old AB Communication student at Adamson University re-imagines EDSA (Philippines) in his anime themed 'digital paintings' <3 © Ralph Justin Ulepᴬᴰᴹᴵᴺ Tomoya Okazaki : Remie Jordan

Posted by Tomoya Okazaki : Remie Jordan on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In 2016, a Cebuano animated short film titled “Hinagunoy sa Goryon (Chirps Of The Tree Sparrow)” was also based on Shinkai’s style.

Trailer of Hinagunoy sa Goryon by Karl Derick Sia

Excited for this Friday's bisaya animated film screenings?Pre-register at the trailer of "Hinagunoy sa Goryon" by Karl Derick Sia here.Karl is a freelance digital artist and cinema graduate with a passion for drawing and making stories come to life through animation. He has worked in directing, editing, animating, and storyboarding on various student and commercial projects, but can be at his best when he maintains his focus on animation.#BeyondBooks BINISAYA #susiha

Posted by Youth for a Livable Cebu on Monday, January 22, 2018

It was the thesis of Karl Derick Sia, then student from the University of San Carlos. His masterpiece was chosen to compete Animated Film Festival in the city of Paris in France.