"Pictures" by Kate Torralba

It was love at first note when I first heard Kate Torralba's "Pictures". Thanks to a bunch of former co-workers who shared me her music which eventually leads me to connect with her on Twitter.

Now I'm very happy to share you my latest collaboration project - a homemade music video all made with labor of love by music and animation. Hit play and share to support us. I hope you all enjoy

© Kenny Tai & Kate Torralba 2015.
All Rights Reserved.


Kate Torralba

Here’s a peek of an early design study of Kate Torralba for her animated music video Pictures.

Her charming personality made it easy for me to design the character, the mood of her music were a big help for the development as well.

Anyway, the video is already playing on MTV Pinoy (I just happen to saw it on TV this morning), online launch is yet to be announce by the rare and talented artist herself.


Les Filles de Manille : Tondo

"You can never outrun a ghetto-trained athlete like Tondo Girl,
survival is what motivates her to run fast and not glory."


Les Filles de Manille : Divisoria

"It's all about being chic and cheap for Contessa Divisoria,
economic and practicality are her prime principles.
(Quality not guaranteed)."


Les Filles de Manille : Recto

"No need for long lines, Madame Recto understands the value of time."


Les Filles de Manille : Malate

Cheap beers and microphones for Ms. Malate.



Les Filles des Manille : Taguig

New year, new week! To get myself productive, I’m starting off an illustration series called, "Les Filles de Manille". I’ve been doing a lot of people watching and sketching but never get to clean up my sketches, so as part of New Year’s Resolution, let’s start with the sporty Taguig Girl. Have a productive week ahead!


Sunday Market

"Malaki at Mura"

Nothing like a good Sunday market
to get the freshest fruits in cheap prices!


"Too many cooks spoil the broth."

Design studies for a hotdog firm, a webisode about a hot dog spy-chef. The film was heavily influence  by the modern art of the late 50's / early 60's. The concept was great, the music gave us goosebumps, the entire team was in the mood to create a short stylish film with a nostalgic atmosphere!

In contrary of producing a short film, the pre-production stage went unexpectedly longer not only because of the constant changes in the character design but also the client wasn't able to decide which name is conservatively and market-ably appropriate for the main character to the consumers. As the production timeline drags, I kept on producing the same title card with different names.

Finally, the client have decided to close the project due to lack of production time to meet the deadline and the launch date.



Mood boards and visual development of an opening title for a local talk show.