I'd like to explain everything featured in this artwork before
starts spazzing out.
The background: Boracay
- Located at Visayas and is famous for its crystal clear waters and fine white sand. You can relax an unwind or participate in some rigorous water sports such as para-sailing, diving, surfing, and so much more.
I desperately tried to copy the island's beautiful white sand but I wanna put color to it so yeah... It turned pale yellow....
Those little native houses you see at the far right are called Nipa Huts and are usually used as beach cottages.
Starring in this artwork of mine are my
beautiful little children
original characters for my country, the Philippines~!
From left to right: Luzon aka Nimuel dela Cruz
- I know... those abs are hard to ignore.... right, Kaz?
And if you're wondering about what kind of drink he is holding in his hand, it is called "palamig" or "samalamig". The Samalamig or Palamig, from the root word lamig meaning cold, are prepared beverages that contain sago (tapioca pearls) and gulaman (gelatin), and are usually flavored with syrup from a wide variety of fruit extracts. As the name suggests, it is used to refresh and nourish everyone's thirst, especially during the hot Summer season. Usually served in plastic cups and small plastic bags used for ice, this typical Filipino beverage is being sold everywhere and to anyone who wants to satisfy the need to quench their thirst at anytime of the day. In a country filled with junk and low nutrition food, the samalamig provides the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to fill the nutrient deficiencies of the Filipino people. (Source: WikiPilipinas)F!Philippines aka Maria Juana dela Cruz
- is enjoying the most popular summer treat in the Philippines: halo - halo. Halo-halo (from Tagalog word hal˛, "mix") is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served in a tall glass or bowl.
Ingredients include boiled kidney beans, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), and plantains caramelized in sugar, jackfruit (langkÔ), gulaman, tapioca, nata de coco, sweet potato (kamote), pounded crushed young rice (pinipig). In terms of arrangement, most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) are first placed inside the tall glass, followed by the shaved ice. This is then sprinkled with sugar, and topped with either (or a combination of) leche flan, purple yam (ubeng pula), or ice cream. Evaporated milk is poured into the mixture upon serving. (Source: Wikipedia) M!Philippines aka Juan Crisostomo dela Cruz
- havin' a great time at the beach with his siblings. He is supposed to be holding another Filipino frozen treat called "ice candy." For those who are curious about what it is: Ice Candy is one of the usual summer treats of the Pinoys, especially the kids. It is a frozen juice or shaked fruits in little ice bags where one would have to nibble at the end of the plastic to sip or bite the ice candy.
Ice Candies comes in different flavors. Most common are orange, mango, buko and grapes.
To make an ice candy, one needs to have ice candy bags, (just ask grocery stores for one) funnel and fresh fruits or juices, depending on the Ice Candy flavor you wish to make.
This frozen delight doesn't only keep one cool during summer days but it can easily transport him/her back to childhood in just one sip of its chilled sweetness.(Source: WikiPilipinas)Mindanao aka Aahil Abdul Matin dela Cruz
- is worryng about his melting durian ice cream or "sorbetes."Sorbetes is a Philippine version of ice cream usually peddled from street carts in the Philippines. It is distinct from the similarly named sorbet. It is usually served with small wafer or sugar cones and recently, bread buns. It is made from coconut milk, unlike other ice creams that are made from cow's milk or any other animal milk. (Source: Wikipedia)Visayas aka Crisanto dela Cruz
- is just chillin' with his surfboard. He is supposed to be sipping "buko juice" or coconut water. Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young coconuts (fruits of the coconut palm). In early development, it serves as a suspension for the endosperm of the coconut during their nuclear phase of development. As growth continues, the endosperm mature into their cellular phase and deposit into the rind of the coconut meat. A very young coconut has very little meat, and the meat that it has is very tender, almost a gel. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean, where it is available fresh, canned, or bottled.(Source: Wikipedia)
And his Chocolate Hills were covered on purpose.
long description is long. XD But I really love this artwork!!! Lemme brag about it, at least!!!
I used oil pastels and colored pencils. That's it. The final brag.
Philippine OC's (LuzViMinda, M!Philippines and F!Philippines) -