Confidently Beautiful Miss Universe | Speed Art and Animation

Confidently Beautiful Miss Universe | Speed Art and Animation

Confidently Beautiful Miss Universe | Speed Art and Animation

So a crazy thing just happened over the weekend.

If you follow me on Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook you might have seen this animated GIF I made in celebration of Pia Wurtzbach winning the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Miss Universe 2015 Confidently Beautiful Pia Wurtzbach GIF Animation by Jeca Martinez

Pia liked my animation so much that she reposted it on her Instagram account!!!

Instagram Pia Wurtzbach Repost Jeca Martinez

As a result, I basically woke up to an explosion of notifications on my Instagram.

Instagram Pia Wurtzbach Repost Jeca Martinez

I’m honestly so, so honored that Pia Wurtzbach liked my animation, let alone REPOSTED IT.

I have to thank Bb. Pilipinas 2015 1st runner up Ms. Hannah Sison for this. She was one of my professors in college, and she’s the one who showed my work to Pia!

The reason why I haven’t shared this GIF in my blog yet is because I’ve been planning to post it alongside a speed animation vlog. Well this Instagram surge and all the questions asking how I made the Confidently Beautiful GIF prompted me to finally sit down, (re)shoot, and edit a new vlog!

Here I show and explain how I made this GIF from sketch to animation.

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Also, another opportunity came from this GIF when an editor from The Philippine Daily Inquirer saw my work. They commissioned me to create an illustrated logo inspired by Pia’s win which was printed on the Lifestyle section of their newspaper:

Miss Universe Inquirer Newspaper Illustration by Jeca Martinez

I’m so incredibly grateful that these things have happened, and I’m so thankful to everybody who followed me, liked my posts, and even took the time to leave the sweetest messages on my Instagram! It looks like 2016 is off to a good start! 

Thank you so much for watching and reading this (long overdue) post!

If you’ve got any questions or video requests, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Meanwhile I’ll be sure to keep recording all my art and animation for future vlogs.

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  • Kaley January 12, 2016 at 5:45 am

    This is awesome! Also, your art style is amazing! I hope this will open many doors for you in the future! 😀

    • Jeca Martinez Author January 16, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Aww thanks Kaley!! I hope so too! ^_^