I'm quite fortunate to have met a great digital artist here in Dumaguete. Chai, a transplant to the city from Thailand, is an optometrist by training, and runs the Santillan Optical shop together with his wife. His real passion, however, is art.
Chai uses Corel Painter to create dazzling oil and watercolor effects for his characters. Much of his art is self-learned through experimentation. But he's really a natural at his craft. See more of his work at DeviantArt.
Chai holds Korean artist Kim Hyung Tae as one of his inspirations.