The name Gwapisimo bridges my influences, my interests, and my loves. Anyone who speaks Spanish can say it and know its meaning. Anyone who can read Tagalog knows the spelling.
I’m a painter and designer: drawings, paintings, clothing design, woodcarving, plaster bas-relief, sculpture, and some original model-making. It’s all done analog, the old fashioned way, by hand. Digital's very useful, but only as an aid. I’ve been doing this since the late 1980s and am mostly self taught, with years of independent study.
My goal on Model Mayhem is to augment my portfolio (and general body of work) using models. I gladly credit people who've modeled for me, helped, and inspired me. Before advertising and photographers, models worked for artists and artists paid them. I honor that tradition.
So here’s to 2014, let it bring the changes we all deserve!
Credits & Associations
Daniel Hermosillo #292504
Gameboi - Los Angeles
Glyf (the artist known as)
Jay R Santos #2234063
Jeremy Tang #412505
JNG Couture #624366
Robbie Trinh #816686