Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Attitude of Ignorance (let them drink coke?)

I have a lot of photos and they are mostly photos of same things from different angles. Also some of them are blurry. Sorry whoever is passing by but i was so excited about them and want to put them all!

As i mentioned before plasticine and the illustration finished(finally!)
These first pictures are from a work i've done one year ago. He supposed to be a villain. I think my favorite part of him is his hands. It was an end task for a short course in University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins. Course's subject was character design for animation and the tutor was (still) Vincent Woodcock. Such an amazing tutor and designer. For this plasticine work first we did some sketching for character design, detailed it  and modeled it approximately in 5-6 hours. It was so fun! In one year my villiain became a little hairy and filthy. He can blame me for the filth part  but hair is all Jambon (means ham in Turkish) who is my cat. As you can see on the villiain, Jambon has long gray hair:)








Making these took a couple of days. (by the way i have a full-time job as a web designer so i can only do these stuff after 7 p.m. or weekends) I stuffed iceberg and the sea with foil. Painted plasticine with gouache and illustration with watercolor.












Sunday, 28 November 2010

Urban Cat and Pandas in Jail

Hi!
I decided to post an old illustration with a new one this time. This (below) urban cat is something i did a while ago. Unfortunately he is a smoker. Living in the city affect him a little. Coloring with photoshop after a pencil on paper sketch.



The one with the pandas was a sketch i posted before. Coloring with gouache. About them, there is not much to say. It is pretty obvious i think:)


Now i am playing with some plasticine. I am planning to post a new plasticine work with an old one. The one i am working on right now what you call "mixed media". It involves some illustration and plasticine. See you!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Pianist

I just finished coloring this pianist who is saying his farewell to last penguin and polar bear on earth. Used indian ink and gouache.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Street View

I finished this piece with watercolor and indian ink.  
Doing the crow and the branch part felt like committing a bad habit. Like biting nails obsessively and won't be able to stop:)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Grinning Monkey


I've done this vector illustration sometime ago this year just for fun. Anyway there is this amazing blog which announces a topic every Monday and any member can submit a piece about that topic. Lucky me this week's Art Jumble topic is monkey. So here it is.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

What i've been doing

It's been a while since the last time i posted. Meantime i've gone to Bodrum for holiday, done some illustrations and sketches, read some books. I will post a couple of photos of Bodrum in the future. Don't have them yet unfortunately.

I've read three books and in my opinion:



Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The variety of characters and how the author build the story was really magnificent.
As a reader it felt intriguing to see how other people see things, make choices and act that differently in life. Especially the tightrope-walker's profile was so deep. The way he thinks about what he do was beyond passionate.



Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
It was about an autistic boy who have big dreams like all children and have some family issues. It was fantastic! A beautiful mind he has! Before that novel i didn't know much of a thing about autism but it wasn't the thing that fascinates me most. Christian's (little boy) innocent yet the toughest, strongest soul that amazed me. I wanted the main character of the book to be my little brother or someone that i could be really close.


The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
A Paulo Coelho book has always exited me before i actually read it. And never disappointed. I know all his books have spiritual concepts. Maybe for me that is what is good about them. I am not spiritual at all. But his books has this extreme positive effect on me, like i can do anything in the world and everything will work out just fine. Strengthening the belief in myself is a kind of spirituality i can work with.

i've done some illustrations and sketches:


Used watercolor with the first one.


Some of the sketches look really messy because of the low paper quality. I hope they'll look better when they colored. Thinking about watercolor again. The last one will be the next to be finished.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Dream with color

I finally finished coloring my "dream" illustration and also started other projects. One of them is close to be finished actually. I'm hoping to upload it soon.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Little Bee

I just finished reading the novel "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave. It is one brilliant, amazing novel! The most fascinating thing that I found about the book and the way it's written is when you think you are about to cry the story comes to a point that tragic, suddenly main character's point of view makes you laugh. Really inspiring.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

dream

And there is a sketch I've done recently. I've been thinking about colouring it digitally so better share it here at its first phase.

first blog, first post

Hi,
Since I intend to form a blog which is about my illustrations, I would like to start with a random sketch. A couple of weeks before I sketched on a lunch break. In fact first time I sketched it with a pencil and it looked awful to me. Next day I tried again. This time with a black pen and I kind of like it. Unfortunately I don't have the awful one. Next time I will consider that I have a blog now to post things like that :)