JP Bonoan

  • Date: August 10th, 2017
  • Author: admin

WHO IS JP BONOAN?
Most people know me as “JP”. I’m 23-years old, I currently work as an animator at Goalfish Solutions. I’m also an animation lecturer at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. I’ve been in the Animation Industry for more than 3 years now. My Hobbies are playing video games, playing my guitar and watching wrestling shows.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DIGITAL ARTIST?
Ever since I was a kid, all I wanted to do is to draw cartoons. It’s when I graduated high school I realized that I needed to learn more than just drawing. I needed to study animation.

WHERE DO YOU FIND IDEAS OR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WORK THESE DAYS?
I find inspiration from artworks of my favorite artists, what I see on the Internet, and everyday experiences.

WHAT PROJECT/S ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
Now I’m just doing 2D animation in the company I’m working on.

TELL US ABOUT A MEMORABLE PROJECT.
The first work that I’m very proud of is my Thesis film. It’s a Stop Motion short film entitled “The Ditch”. It was done by my 2 thesis mates and it won 2 awards at Animahenasyon 2013 as Best Short Film in Student Category & Technical Excellence Award. The second work that I’m also very proud of is my Stop Motion Demo Reel of 2016. It also won an award at Benilde Animation Festival 2016 held at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde for Best Alumnus Animation Film.

WHAT COURSE DID YOU TAKE IN FACA? WHY?
3D Animation & Design Track. I felt that I needed to enhance my skills in animation. I’m very motivated to learn new techniques.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOUBTFUL OF LEARNING OR EXPLORING THEIR INNER ARTIST?
Take risks. Don’t be afraid or they’ll regret it later on.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
I challenge myself in going to workshops, masterclasses, or watch art talks so I can learn and understand more about new techniques that I’m not familiar with.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL PROJECT. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
Now I’m currently working on my FACA 3D project. It’s composed of 3D models & animation.

HAS FACA HELPED OR INFLUENCED YOUR ARTISTRY?

Of course! FACA helped me in improving my 3D modeling. Because of this I’ve learned to love it.

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST? WHY? WHAT WORKS DID YOU LIKE?
My favorite artist is PES, a film maker known for his stop motion films. He inspires me a lot in terms of animation and storytelling. He uses simple, everyday objects to create impactful stories. One of my favorite among his works is entitled “Fresh Guacamole,” which cleverly depicted an avocado as a grenade.

DO THE OPINIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE INFLUENCE OR CHANGE WHAT YOU CREATE?
I am always open to criticisms about my work. I believe that they can help in enhancing my artworks.

WHAT ADVISE CAN YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO ASPIRE TO BECOME A DIGITAL ARTIST LIKE YOU?
Never stop learning. As an artist, it would be better if we keep our minds open to different kinds of opportunities, study artworks of other artists, watch films, create ideas, and always take risks.