Monday, 7 November 2011

Saturday, 5 November 2011

saturday posts

 Playing with the concept of being in a 'creative block' i.e. if the bird represented creativity, the cage represents my mind.

Been trying to recreate the effect of printing using digital media.

Also borrowed Rene Gruau book and was SO inspired.
I love his illustrations, so bold and beautifully executed. 
So I thought of making a poster for a story thats been in my head for 2 years now. 
Its based on the Ancient Egyptian mythology of Isis and Osiris.
Here's what I've done so far....

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hallows Eve. Happy halloween!

 Hope everyone has fun trick'n' treating/ partying.
 So bright and shiny!
  Don't know if this concept works.Quick digital paint.
So I was watching 'Dr. No' and wanted to do something on 1960's air stewardesses/ air hostesses.
This took time.  Here's a little snapshot of the progress of it.
Drawn, scanned, digitally painted.
On the process of coloring when I accidentally pressed some keys to cause this desaturated effect- couldn't undo it but loved it.

 Original colours
"Crisps not good enough ma'am? Let me see.."
Still work in progress but thought it was worth a post. 
Some more digital painting I tried this week.

Monday, 24 October 2011

As seen in new kent road

Conspicuous in her furry boots.
He fascinates me. 
See him every morning on my way to college.
He is static like a statue and manages to scare the hell out of me- every time.

Monday, 26 September 2011

When life gives you lemons...

...use them for gin and tonic..
Bad Monday's! I rejoice upon your return. 
This was my way of venting- wishful drawing!
(Btw lime/lemons, tastes good either way)
So I'm also working on some paintings for a show for my girl Medina details will come later- these are preliminary sketches.
Nighty night..

Poster art

Working on some posters for a society I decided to play with some inks- got inspired by a friends work. Don't intend to use this but it was fun. Let me know what you think

Sourced from DA by volvodess stock

Sunday, 25 September 2011

weekend sketches

"No, pink loves me"
'Modern Family' is back for the 3rd season!
Can't wait to see my favorite TV family especially Cam and Mitchell. 
Hope the colors show well.
I love this lady- shes got a tummy just like mine! 
Trying to improve drawing and digital painting. 
So please feel free to crit.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

"So I woke up this morning...

  ...and I had my legs replaced with this?"
Warming up for digital painting.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

One of the many

Came across China Keitetsi's story ages ago. 
Really wanted to make something on child soldiers, sadly still in existence.  

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Hej med dig!
Back from Denmark, but this post has nothing to do with the holiday.
Got to say how wonderful the family was to us. Had such a lovely time.

More digital painting...
Lots, and lots of references made for this one! Had to.

Oh, the drama!
First of a illustration series project.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Been looking into steampunk, because of a character sketch that I'm working on. 
Not sure if this classifies as steampunk.

Hey Bixie!

Currently playing with the blogs appearance, so lots of changes coming.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My favorite fictional archeologists.... in space!

Me and my weird mind.
Although I enjoyed playing Tomb Raider, I'd prefer Indiana Jones because the films are great. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Beach babes

Inspired by porcelain figures.

Hope you are enjoying your summer

Monday, 1 August 2011

More dance

 A better version of the bellydance. Just had to get the belly move right. 

Then I got carried away, and proceeded doing the 'Singing in the rain' in motion

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Class of 2020

It would be sad to see these endangered animals gone- the year book idea is a bit random.
When I lived in East Africa (Uganda) we witnessed a cheetah hunting on a trip to Serengeti (Tanzania), thanks to a local park ranger who guided us.
It was great and so exciting, seeing 3 cheetahs run (barely visible, they are so fast). After a couple of minutes  they took their prey to a tree in the distance.
Unfortunately, we weren't the only spectators. As the cats settled to eat, and 6 large vehicles crammed with tourists and flashing cameras drove over to where the cheetahs were and  circled them. The park ranger was not happy.
We drove towards the cars so the ranger could tell the drivers to give the cheetahs space but her protests were ignored by them. People were happily snapping on using flash photography.
Being surrounded by big cars at such close proximity, you could see how unsettled the cheetahs were.Keep in mind cheetahs rarely get a successful hunt and are shy.
So after barely eating, they left leaving most the carcass to the vultures.
Copyright  © Rose Rigden (I love her cards)
Its so annoying when people infringe on wild animals for no credible reason.But it was incredible having seen the cheetahs hunt. Pity the other cars failed to give them the distance they needed.

Friday, 15 July 2011