Thursday, October 11, 2012


An idiom  is an expression consisting of a combination of words that has a figurative meaning. The figurative meaning is comprehended in regard to a common use of the expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made. Idioms are numerous and they occur frequently in all languages.

Here are some examples of Filipino Idioms that my house helper requested me to do for her project in Filipino. She is taking up Information Technology in one of the local colleges here in Manila. And as usual I also posted the rough sketches.
Tools: b pencil, paper, unipin 0.1, 0.3, pencil colors ang kurecolor markers.

Namamangka sa dalawang ilog -- salawahan
                                                              -- unfaithful

Kahiramang suklay - matalik na kaibigan
                             - Best friend

 Hahabulin ng gunting - Mahaba ang buhok at ayaw pa mag pagupit.
                                - Someone who has an untidy long hair that needs a haircut.

Hawak sa leeg - sunod-sunuran
                       - Someone being controlled by another person

Bahag ang buntot - naduduwag
                           - scared, frightened

 Balat sibuyas - manipis, maramdamin
                      - onion skinned, sensitive person

Binibilog ang ulo - niloloko
                         - fooling someone

Butas ang bulsa - walang pera
                        - doesn't have cash

Lumulutang sa alapaap - tulala
                                   - daydreaming

Maluwag ang tornilyo - sira ulo, baliw
                                - have a screw loose, crazy, insane

Artworks are copyright of Gabo Galvez


  1. You draw so cool, i see you can draw in digital and traditional.

  2. I would like to use your drawings in my class, i believe these would help me a lot in teaching my students. I hope its okay :)

  3. Thank you so much for this drawings.